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Bachelor of Vocational Course in Hospitality & Tourism (BHT)

The BHT program is a Bachelor in Vocational Degree Program in Hospitality and Tourism. The main objective of this program is to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills required by the industry and business sector. This program is a UGC-sponsored vocational programme and approved by the Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council. They simultaneously offer skill training as per the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) under National Skill Development Corporation. It provides the right nurturing ground for students to pursue their ambitions. The curriculum facilitated by eminent faculty follows a contemporary take and emphasizes offering an overview to launch a career in the hospitality and tourism sector with ease. This ensures that our students acquire knowledge of quantitative, qualitative techniques as well as a thorough understanding of the field. Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Business Communication, Tour Management, Event Management, Airport Services, Hospitality Management, Customer service etiquettes, etc. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum.

Head of Department

Dr. Sneha N, Assistant Professor, M.T.A, NET, Ph.D.

Vision

  • To produce young dynamic women graduates with empowerment, entrepreneurial skills ethics and values to excel and compete successfully in the competitive global environment of customer-oriented hospitality and service industry
  • To imbibe the concept – “CUSTOMER SERVICE WITH A SMILE” as our motto

Mission

We strive to achieve the overall development of the students with time management, values and professionalism through a desire to excel in the hospitality and service industry through teaching, interactive sessions, research and service.

General Structure

The subjects are divided into two categories, the general component, and the skill component. Subjects without practicals are called the general component and subjects with practical’s are called skill components.

More weightage is given to practicals in comparison to theory since it is a vocational course. Students who have taken this course need not do any additional second language.

The subjects are intended to cover the core tourism and hospitality subjects. They will equip the students to carry out professional tourism and allied activities in India and abroad with specialized skills from a tourism industry perspective.

Students can exit on the completion of the first year and will receive a Diploma Certificate with 60 credits. They can get re-admitted for the second year at a later date and exit on completing two years with 120 credits enabling them to get Advanced Diploma Certificate. Students will receive the Bachelor of Vocational Course in Hospitality and Tourism (BHT) degree on the successful completion of three years with 180 credits.

 

Eligibility

10+2 Pass with 60% marks. Students must be proficient with General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

Note: Following are compulsory as per Bengaluru City University for course completion

  • Students must undertake a compulsory Educational Tour to write the Tour Report in the first year. Students will not be allowed to take the supplementary practical exam in the following year without undertaking the educational tour organized by the Department of Travel & Tourism. An undertaking for the same will be collected from the students and parents.
  • Students must undertake 06 weeks Summer Internship after second-year final exams and submit an Internship Report with a Certificate and Performance Appraisal given by the Organization. Students will not be allowed to take the supplementary practical exam in the following year without undertaking the internship program in tourism organizations for the specified period.
  • All students have to wear a uniform with blazers for the prescribed practical classes.

 

Testing and Evaluation

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT 50 Marks

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION 50 Marks

END SEMESTER PRACTICAL EXAM 50 Marks

TOTAL 150 Marks

Continuous Internal Assessment includes: Attendance 05 marks

Test 30 marks

Assignment/project 15 marks

Total 50 marks

End Semester Theory Examination: 50 Marks – Two Hour Duration.

End Semester Practical exam: 50 marks Batch-wise (Record/Report and Viva Voce)

End semester theory paper will be divided into three parts- Section A, B, and C.

Section A: It contains 06 questions and students answer any 04 questions (4×2=8 Marks) Section B: It contains 05 questions and students answer any 03 questions (3×4=12 Marks) Section C: It contains 05 questions and students answer any 03 questions (3×10=30 Marks)

BACHELOR OF VOCATIONAL HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
BHT Course Matrix for the Batch of 2021 Onwards
Course code Course Title Credits T+P Marks Total Marks
VHT1BC Business Communication I 03+00 100
VHT1AS Airport Services 03+00 100
VHT1TB Tourism Business 02+06 150
VHT1TAO Travel Agency Operations 02+06 150
VHT1TG Tourism Geography I 02+06 150 650
VHT3CM Cargo Management 03+00 100
VHT3FA Fundamentals of Accountancy 03+00 100
VHT3TO Tour Operations 02+04 150
VHT3TR1 Tourism Resources I 02+04 150
VHT3FO Front Office Operations 02+04 150
VHT3ETR Educational Tour Report 00+06 50 700
VHT5EEC Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Creation 03+00 100
VHT5ST Sustainable Tourism 03+00 100
VHT5TM Tourism Marketing 02+04 150
VHT5TPR Tourism Policy & Research 02+04 150
VHT5EHMI Hospitality Management I 02+04 150
VHT5SIR Summer Internship Report 00+06 50 700

Even Semester

VHT2BC Business Communication II 03+00 100
VHT2TG Tourism Geography II 02+06 150
VHT2CSE Customer Service & Etiquettes 02+06 150
VHT2EM Event Management 02+06 150 650
VHT4AA Advanced Accountancy in Tourism 03+00 100
VHT4TM Tour Management 02+04 150
VHT4TR2 Tourism Resources II 02+04 150
VHT4TJ Travel Journalism 02+04 150
VHT4ACT Amadeus CRS Training 00+06  50 700
VHT6HRM Human Resource Management 03+00 100
VHT6OS Organizational Skills 03+00 100
VHT6TA Travel Automation 02+04 150
VHT6DM Destination Management  02+04 150
VHT6EHMII Hospitality Management II 02+04 150
VHT6TRP Tourism Research Paper 00+06 50 700
*Each Semester students get 30 Credits (12 Theory +18 Practicals)
  • BHT has great value addition in the current economy with the surge of employment opportunities both in India and abroad. Our students are well placed in the tourism and hospitality industry such as hotels, aviation, cargo, event management, travel agents and tour operators, and other allied sectors.
  • Our tourism students are the overall championship winners in all the tourism colleges across Bengaluru for the leading National level tourism fests in the country.
  • Department events are Ire-Festum the annual Inter-Collegiate National Fest, Workshops like Hitch-a-Ride and 8th continent, Symposiums, International Conferences, Seminars, Webinars, Guest Lectures, and more.
  • Active association with India Tourism, Bengaluru, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Travel Agents Association of India, Shangri-La Hotel, Uniglobe Bharath International Travel Ltd, FCM Travel Solutions, Equations, etc.
Some of the course highlights include:
  • Project-Based Reports
  • Internship and Placement support
  • Online GDS Training
  • Industrial Training: Vocational training by industry partner Shangri-La Hotel
  • Educational tours and Field trips
  • Implant Skill Centre Vocational training

The Department of Travel and Tourism hopes to prepare the students for a fruitful career by availing job opportunities in a wide spectrum of Hospitality & Tourism Industry.

  • To equip them with the skills as per NSQF level
  • To enable the students to understand the micro and macro environment that affects the hospitality & tourism business
  • To encourage students to develop an analytical attitude and an integrated approach with Service to Customer as the motto
  • To equip students with the latest e-commerce skills
  • To give a hands-on experience through practical CRS training on Amadeus First Class Package Mundus
  • To enable industry partner interface in tourism, hospitality, and management-related subjects.

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.

WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND UPHOLD THE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE AT ALL TIMES.

For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.