Tourism and Travel management
The Tourism and Travel management is the most upcoming industry today. The tourism industry has a lot of new types of emerging jobs apart from the traditional ones. The increasing demand for professionals in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry have given rise to innumerable career opportunities. The different types of jobs and aspiring professional can look forward to in Airline, airport, Travel- agencies, cargo , Agencies, Tourism Department, Car Rental companies, Cargo and courier companies, Import – Export houses, Customs clearing & Forwarding Agent, Transporters, Hotel & Restaurants, Fast Food Chain , BPO.s /Call-Centres, Multinational Companies, etc. Our 3 years Degree course (Major) of Tourism & Travel Management has been launched keeping in mind the up- coming market. Our aim and objective is to create professionally trained man – power in the field of travel, tourism, hospitality and other related service.
|Vidyasagar University of West – Bengal|
|Candidate must have passed in Higher Secondary under West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (10+2) or its equivalent examination from any other Board / University.|
|Admission is conducted directly as per the norms of Vidyasagar University.|
|There are 30 seats in General. 5 seats may be filled for industry sponsored candidates. The rules for reservation will be followed as per the existing West Bengal Rules.|
Job opportunity for students after completing Tourism and Travel management Course are plenty. The Table below outline, some of the different types of jobs. The Table below outline, some of the different types of jobs.
|Organization||Category of Personnel|
|AIRLINES||Traffic Assistants, Reservation & Counter Executives, Air hostesses and Flight Pursers, Revenue Accountants, sales & Marketing Executives|
|AIRPORTS||Airport operations executives, Ground handling Executives, Ramp agents, Check – in and Ticketing agents|
|TRAVEL AGENCIES AND TOUR OPERATORS||Reservation and Counter Executives, Sales & Marketing Executives , tour Executives & Escorts|
|CAR RENTALS||Reservation and Counter Executives, Sales & Marketing Executives, Fleet Management executive.|
|TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS||Reservation and Counter Executives, Sales & Marketing Executives, Tour Guides.|
|HOTELS||Front office Assistants, Executive Housekeeper, Restaurant Managers, Lobby / Guest Relation managers and captains.|
|FAST FOOD CHAINS||Counter Executives, Lobby Supervisors, F & B Executives|
|MONEY CHANGERS||Sales & Marketing Executive, Operations Executives|
|CARGO/ COURIER AGENCIES||Counter Executives, Sales & Marketing Executives, Clearing & Forwarding Agents, Airport Duty Officers|
|TRANPORTERS||Counter Executive, Sales & Marketing Executives.|
|BPO’S/CALL CENTRE||Voice / Internet Agents, Shifts Supervisors, Customer Relation Executives|
|CRS/GDS ORGANIZATIONS||Help Desk Executives, Sales & Marketing Executives, Operations Executives|
|IMPORT – EXPORT HOUSES, CARGO C& F AGENTS & HANDLING AGENTS CUSTOM HOUSE AGENT||Import- Export Executives, Documentation Executives, Shipping & Packaging Executives, Marketing executives, Import- export Executives, Clearing & Forwarding executives|
|MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES||Sales & Marketing Executives, customer Relation Executives, Advertising & Publicity Executives.|
A student with Travel & Tourism background may join in different state & Central Govt. Organizations through public service commission examination. Ministry of Tourism Govt. Of India also organise guide training course for Central and regional level Tourist Guide.
Institution Provide Placement Assistance to the every student in Government and Non – Govt. Travel Tourism Organisation. Our mission is to provide quality training and to shape our student to be readily deployable by the industries, to meet the growing demand for trained manpower in the intrinsic competitive knowledge industry. The cell regularly arrange personality development programmes, mock interview, training and industrial visit for student. There are a lot of scope and opportunity in reputed organisation like Oberoi, Taj, ITC, Marriot, the park, Radition, Jet Airways, Cox & kings, SOTC and other major players in the industry. This cell, apart from the normal training and placement activities have a frequent personal interaction with the students to understand and realize their problems better and try to solve effectively and boosting their confidence in every aspect.
There is field trip during the course. This trip is compulsory part for the 3rd year student of Travel & Tourism Management. The Department is accordingly arranged for field trip within and outside the state. Before appearing in the final exam each student is required to submit field report as their individual project report showing their views and experience us on the subject.
As per existing guide line of the university, each student is required to undertake for at least three months of practical training in tourism enterprise: (e.g. travel agency, tour operation unit, hotel, transportation unit, etc).
Government organization. (Ministry of Tourism Office Govt. Of West Bengal)
Travel & Tourism Organisation.
Airline- Ticketing Training Course:
Each student is required to undertake Airline- Ticketing Training Course (Global Distribution system – AMEDEUS)
Tourism workshop and seminar
Student should be attend Tourism Workshop & Seminar time to time.
There is a sophisticated computer laboratory with LAN and Broad-Brand Facilities for easy access to the internet. The laboratory is equipped with recent application software as use in the industry.
The depart has separate library as per the current need of the students and faculty members. The college library can also be accessed on need bases. The library has a separate section with CD s & DVD s on various tourism Topic.
Student are assess on the basis of written examination, project work and internal assessment. There are three internal assessments with viva through presentation between the yearly final examinations.