M.Voc. (Master of Vocation) in Tourism and Hospitality Management is a post-graduate programme offered by Chinmaya VIshwavidyapeeth (CVV) focused on generating qualified professionals with technical and managerial expertise and employability skills, who are ready for a successful career. This makes the M.Voc. in Tourism and Hospitality Management offered by CVV different from other traditional PG Tourism courses.
Being a career-oriented programme, CVV’s M.Voc. in Tourism and Hospitality Management has a multidisciplinary and integrated approach. It emphasizes practical application, industry exposure and research-based study rather than theoretical knowledge. The curriculum deals with a range of subjects pertaining to travel, tourism and hospitality and also their managerial aspects. Project management and start-up training are integral components of the curriculum to promote ecotourism and responsible tourism. Further, the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) followed by CVV, offering a spectrum of Elective Courses including SWAYAM and MOOC courses, caters to the interest and aptitude of individual students.
For programme delivery, unlike other traditional PG courses, a blended learning mode has been adopted to facilitate the direct participation of the students in the learning process such as industry-academia interactions, continued exposure and training in industries, case studies, projects and research studies etc. to get the students ‘industry ready’.
Integral Features of the Programme
- After the successful completion of two years, the students can exit with a Master of Vocation d
After the successful completion of one year, if the student desires so, he/she can exit with an Advanced PG Diploma.
- Curriculum designing: Industry experts, as members of academic bodies, provided professional and technological advice while finalising the curriculum content and coverage.
- Industry interaction: Industry-academia interactions on and off the campus to facilitate better student awareness of the corporate environment and industry requirements.
- On-the-job training for the students to acquire specific job-related skills, employability and project management skills.
- Placement support.
Collaboration with Training Institutions:
- Tie-ups with renowned skill-training institutions to provide an opportunity for additional certification for technical and/or managerial skills.
Provision for Higher Studies:
- Candidates can pursue a Ph.D. in their chosen subject areas of tourism and hospitality, and build their career in the field of research and development or the teaching profession.
Starting One’s Own Business
- The curriculum has an in-built component on entrepreneurial skill-training to equip the students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop and execute their business plans.
- The necessary inputs for developing professional competence and expertise with periodic monitoring is the most prominent feature of the curriculum that prepares the students to be job-ready at every exit point. The prospective sectors for employment are government departments, educational institutions, private, public and corporate enterprises.
As per studies, the tourism and hospitality sector is expected to create over 40 million jobs in India by 2025. Both the Central and State governments prefer the ‘Tourism and Hospitality’ sector as a driving force to create job opportunities in the coming days.
- Job Profiles: Manager – Corporate Sales, PR Manager, Marketing and Business Promotion Executive, Service Relations Manager, Travel Consultant, Tour Operating Manager, Travel Writer, Information officers, Destination Managers, Different job capacities in Cruise/ Luxury ship operations, Assistant Manager-Tourism Department, Assistant Professor in Institutions of Higher Learning.
A Bachelor in Vocation (B.Voc.) degree in Tourism and Hospitality, Tourism and Travel Management and other allied areas with a minimum of 50% marks or any graduate degree (10+2+3) with a minimum of 50% marks from any recognised university.
These courses enable students to specialise in a core area and develop expertise for gainful living. The Core Courses to be taken by the students are:
- Tourism Products of India
- Travel Agencies and Tour Operations Management
- Customer Relations and Service Management
- Skill Training in Industries
- Tourism Principles and Practices
- Destination Planning, Development and Management
- Travel Agency/Tour Operations Business/Travel Destination/Hospitality Establishment – Case Studies
- Corporate Communication and Public Relations
- Entrepreneurship and Project Development
- Tourism Geography
- Tourism Impact
These are discipline-specific courses that belong to the core area that the student has opted for but are designed to allow students to choose specialisations within that field. Students must complete at least six Elective Courses to be eligible for the award of their degree. At the same time, Electives are also designed to allow students a certain amount of flexibility.
The Electives currently offered are:
- Event Management
- Managerial Economics in Tourism
- Cultural Heritage and Tourism Management
- Accounts and Finance Management in Tourism
- Operations Management – Hotels and Restaurants
- Airfare and Airlines Ticketing Management
- Air Cargo Management
- Emerging Trends in Tourism and Hospitality
- Tourism Marketing and Travel Media
- Legal Aspects of Business
- Business Environment and Corporate Ethics
- MOOC/Swayam Course
Communication Skill Development
Industry project work and on-the-job training in the industry in addition to contact classes are included in the curriculum
- Indian Knowledge Systems I
- Indian Knowledge Systems II
- Indic Cultural Heritage
- Research Methods
On completion of the M.Voc. in Tourism and Hospitality Management, the learners will be able to:
- Apply their knowledge and professional skills to effectively perform specific job roles in the domains of tourism, travel and hospitality sectors.
- Efficiently demonstrate leadership, managerial and communication skills to fulfil the specific tasks assigned.
- Value the Indian socio-cultural ethos and environmental sustainability and develop competencies to execute multinational jobs in tourism and hospitality.
- Explore the untapped regional tourism resources for the benefit of business and society.
- Perform consultancy services and manage business units in travel, tourism and hospitality.
- Generate job openings as entrepreneurs and manage professional challenges.
To be eligible for the award of the Master’s degree, a student must satisfy all the criteria listed below.
- The student must obtain a grade of P or above (Grade Point 4 or above) in all the required courses.
- At the end of four semesters, the student must have successfully earned at least 120 credits.
- At the end of four semesters, the student must have a CGPA of 5.5 or above.
- The student must have met the completion requirements for all the Self-Immersion courses.
- As per UGC guidelines, there are multiple exit points for a candidate admitted to this course. If he/she completes all four semesters successfully, he/she will be awarded the M.Voc. degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. If he/she completes the first two semesters successfully and desires to exit, he/she will receive an Advanced PG Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
*Scholarships and financial aid available (https://www.cvv.ac.in/scholarship).