The full time MASTER OF TOURISM AND TRAVEL MANAGEMENT course will have four semesters, each having eighteen workweeks and will be offered with specialization in Aviation Management, Tour Operations and Health Tourism. A student will be required to earn eighty-four credits to complete the course.
There shall be two categories of courses offered to the students as following:
A- Core Courses -18
B- Major Electives (Specialization) – 15
(3 Specializations are offered with 5 courses in each area)
(a) Aviation Management
(b) Tour Operations
(c) Health Tourism
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All the courses of A-category i.e. Core Courses shall be compulsory and these eighteen courses will be spread in all the four semesters.
The 15 of the Major Specialization courses shall be spread in 3rd & 4th semesters.
A Study Tour will be conducted during the 2nd semester and the students have to submit Tour Report . The School will offer the study of foreign languages, either French or German during 2nd and 3rd semesters. It is compulsory for every student to join the field study tour during 2nd semester and other educational trips organized by the School.
In third semester, Students have an option to choose a particular specialization and the choice will be registered within ten days of the commencement of the semester. The electives offered in the third and fourth semesters may depend on the preference, aptitude of the students, availability of the Faculty and other facilities in the School.
The Third Semester will have a Group Project/ Individual Project based on Core Courses. Out of the six courses, four are compulsory and other two are electives.
In the Forth Semester, there are three elective courses. All students have to undergo a compulsory two months internship training called Tourism Industry Study which is a specialized training in tourism related sectors and shall be according to their area of specialization. Training should be done strictly under the supervision of an executive allotted by the organization. An attendance certificate should be obtained from the organization as a proof of the successful completion of the training and the same should be incorporated in their project report. There will be comprehensive viva at the end of the fourth semester along with the evaluation of the TIS Report.
Evaluation: Evaluation of the courses shall be done by the faculty themselves on the basis of continuous internal assessment and end semester examinations. The Group Project in third semester will be evaluated group wise and viva voce to be conducted individually. 50% of the assessment is based on the report while the rest 50% is on the basis of individual viva voce. The Tourism Industry Study (TIS) Report shall be evaluated by two examiners, one of them the faculty who supervised the project and the other an External Examiner to be decided by the School’s Faculty Council from the panel approved by the Vice Chancellor. There will also be an External Expert in the Board conducting the Comprehensive viva- voce at the end of the fourth semester. The grading by the Board shall be by consensus.
Internal Assessment: The internal assessment will account for 50% of the evaluation. The internal assessment marks shall be distributed as follows.
Seminar/ Term paper -25%
In Foreign language, instead of Seminar/ Term paper, viva voce will be conducted and it will account for 25%.
End Semester Examination: The end semester examination will account for the remaining 50% of the evaluation, which will be done internally by the School itself, except for the evaluation of Tourism Industry Study Report and Comprehensive Viva Voce. The regulations of credit and semester system of Mahatma Gandhi University will apply to the School of Tourism Studies (STS) too.