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Bachelor of Vocation in Tourism and Hospitality

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Vocational or skill-based education is becoming more and more significant with time. Bachelor of Vocation or B.Voc. is an emerging course in India that aims at providing adequate skills required for a particular vocation to students. The three-year undergraduate programme at Chinmaya VIshwavidyapeeth (CVV) is different from traditional academic programmes as it deals more with application-based studies rather than theoretical knowledge. One of the biggest advantages of pursuing B.Voc. as compared to common degree courses is that a candidate has multiple exit points during the programme and continued industry exposure and hands-on training programmes. Apart from this, the work experience candidates gain during the course increases their chances of getting a job.  At CVV, students also have the opportunity to explore and gain knowledge in other fields through Minor Courses besides their Core subject.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The curriculum has been meticulously designed based on inputs from industry experts and academicians. Added credits for job skill components (60%) compared to the general education component (40%). There is provision for industry exposure in the form of visits, case studies, industry interface/interactions and for on the job skill training in the hotel and tourism industry. The curriculum facilitates participatory learning opportunities like workshops, seminars, projects, assignments etc.

Integral Features of the Programme
  • Industry collaboration for student interactions with industry experts, job skill training and placement
  • Flexibility with provision for pre-defined multiple exits and re-entry points with certifications. Candidates, on the successful completion of all three years as per the course requisites, will be awarded the B.Voc degree. Any candidate desiring to move out after completing the first year,  will be issued a Diploma and those wishing to move out on completing the second year will receive an Advanced Diploma certificate. (Refer Exit Criteria).
  • Placement opportunities in the government and corporate sectors in the field of tourism and hospitality and allied industries.
  • Affiliation to Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council (a national body for skill quality assurance) offers provision for additional skill certification.
  • Vertical mobility for higher studies like M.Voc. (PG programme), Ph.D. etc.
  • Startups: Initiative to start small business ventures.
Domain-Specific Objectives
  • To equip the students for multiple job roles in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and also in the allied sectors, by imparting extensive skill-training in these industries.
  • To familiarise students with the industry environment and attitude, corporate work culture for better work efficiency and job sustainability.
  • To enhance proficiency in communication.
  • To equip the students with the necessary soft skills and life skills for smooth and effective functioning at the workplace.
  • To equip and encourage the students for startup programmes using emerging opportunities in the field of Travel and Tourism.
Job Prospects
  • Prospective Employers: Travel agencies, tour operators, hospitality organisations (hotels and resorts), cruise ships, airlines and airports, visa processing, immigration office, amusement parks, online travel portals and hotel booking websites, state tourism department and heritage centres
  • Career Options: Tourist Information Officer, Travel Consultant, Customer Relations Manager, Front Office Executive/Front Office Manager, Conference and Event Manager, Hospitality Operations Manager, Guest Relations Manager, Sales And Marketing Executive/Manager, Sales and Public Relations Manager, Travel and Tour Operations Manager, Visa/Travel Document Service Executive, Reservation and Counter Executive, Tour Planning and Travel Management, Tourist Associates, Tour Guides and Tour Escorts, Duty Manager, jobs on cruise liners, etc.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

10+2 or its equivalent, in any stream

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The curriculum has been meticulously designed based on inputs from industry experts and academicians. Added credits for job skill components (60%) compared to the general education component (40%). There is provision for industry exposure in the form of visits, case studies, industry interface/interactions and for on the job skill training in the hotel and tourism industry. The curriculum facilitates participatory learning opportunities like workshops, seminars, projects, assignments etc.

SEMESTER 1

COURSE CATEGORY

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

HOURS

Foundation

Indic Knowledge Systems I

4

4

Core

Destination Studies - Visits and Reports

6

10

Core

Hospitality and Resort Management

4

4

Core

Tourism Products and Tour Guiding

4

4

Core

Principles and Practices of Tourism

4

4

Proficiency

Sanskrit for Communication

4

4

Proficiency

Everyday English

4

4

 

Total

30

34

*Industry training in addition to contact classes

SEMESTER 2

COURSE CATEGORY

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

HOURS

Foundation

Indic Knowledge Systems II

4

4

Core

Hospitality Skill Training - Industry Internship

6

10

Core

Front Office Management

4

4

Core

Housekeeping Operations

4

4

Core

Meet and Greet Services

4

4

Minor 1

Choice Based

3

3

Proficiency

Sanskrit: A Language for Eternal Use

4

4

Proficiency

Conversational English – Lab

1

2

Self-Immersion

Yoga and Meditation

 

2

 

Total

30

37

*Industry training in addition to contact classes

SEMESTER 3

COURSE CATEGORY

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

HOURS

Foundation

Itihasa: A Multidimensional Exploration

4

4

Core

Travel Agency and Tour Operations Business

4

4

Core

Travel Geography

4

4

Core

Travel Marketing

4

4

Core

Heritage and Pilgrimage Tourism

6

*

Minor 2

Choice Based

3

3

Proficiency

Responsible Tourism

4

4

Proficiency

English Writing – Lab

1

2

 

Total

30

25

*Industry training in addition to contact classes

SEMESTER 4

COURSE CATEGORY

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

HOURS

Foundation

Dharma and Nitisastras - Indic Perspectives on Human Organisation

4

4

Core

Travel and Tourism Skill Training—Industry Internship

6

10

Core

Sales, Advertisement and Guest Relations

4

4

Core

Tour Packaging and Itinerary Preparation

4

4

Core

Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Tourism

4

4

Minor 3

Choice Based

3

3

Proficiency

IT for Business

4

4

Self-Immersion

Introduction to Seva

1

1

 

Total

30

34

*Industry internship in addition to contact classes

SEMESTER 5

COURSE CATEGORY

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

HOURS

Core

Customised Travel Plan Development and Execution—Skill Training

6

10

Core

Destination Planning and Development

4

4

Elective 1

Management Process and Organisational Behaviour

or

Tourism Ethics, Laws and Regulations

4

4

Elective 2

Tourism Transportation or

Health Tourism

4

4

Minor 4

Choice Based

3

3

Proficiency

Environmental Studies

3

3

Proficiency

Entrepreneurship Development

3

3

Proficiency

Soft Skills and Personality Development

3

3

 

Total

30

34

*Industry internship in addition to contact classes

SEMESTER 6

COURSE CATEGORY

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

HOURS

Core

On-Job Skill Training

6

4

Core

Airfare, Ticketing and Airport Management

4

4

Elective 3

Human Resource Management

or

Managerial Accounts and Finance in Tourism

4

4

Elective 4

Air Cargo Management

or

Tour Escorting

4

4

Minor 5

Choice Based

3

3

Minor 6

Course Dissertation

3

3

Proficiency

English for the Workplace

3

3

Proficiency

Event Management

3

3

 

Total

30

28

Learning Outcomes

Generating Industry-Ready Graduates with Professionalism and Expertise:

  • To perform efficiently the variety of prescribed jobs of multi-tasking nature in the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • To easily adapt to the corporate environment and work culture and perform the job competently.
  • To initiate a startup in tourism, hospitality and allied supporting sectors.
EXIT CRITERIA

To be eligible for the award of the Bachelor's degree, a student must satisfy all the criteria listed below:

  1. The student must obtain a grade of P or above (Grade Point 4 or above) in all the required courses.
  2. At the end of six semesters, the student must have successfully earned at least 180 credits.
  3. At the end of six semesters, the student must have a CGPA of 5.5 or above.
  4. The student must have met the completion requirements for all the Self-Immersion courses.
  5. As per UGC guidelines, there are multiple exit points for a candidate admitted to this course. If he/she completes all six semesters as per the norms, he/she will be awarded the B.Voc. degree in Tourism and Hospitality. If he/she completes the first four semesters successfully, he/she will receive an Advanced Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality. If he/she completes the first two semesters successfully, he/she will receive a Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality.

NSQF Level (National Skill Qualifications Framework)

Year

Skill Component Credits

General Component Credits

Exit Points/Awards

Level 7

III

36

24

B.Voc. Degree

Level 6

II

36

24

Advanced Diploma

Level 5

I

36

24

Diploma

Faculty