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B.Com Tourism & Travel Management

FOUR YEARS UNDER GRADUATE PROGRAM WITH MULTIPLE ENTRY & EXIT OPTIONS

CLASS TIMINGS

Monday – Saturday: 8.00 am to 12.30 pm

YEAR OF INCEPTION – 1991

ESSENCE OF THE PROGRAM

This programme helps students to engage in diverse spheres of the Travel and Tourism industry. It enables students to understand the relevance of the travel industry in India and abroad, highlighting the sector as one of the most essential income sources for many developing countries. It helps students develop the analytical and managerial skills in the field of tourism and hospitality.

The program matrix comprises of courses offered by Mount Carmel College, Autonomous along with courses integrated with Tourism & Travel Department. The core papers will be taught by experienced faculty from both Commerce & Travel & Tourism Departments. The methodology used in the program builds a platform for the students to apply their analytical skills through application and reasoning. The program sets a platform for the students to apply the theoretical concepts practically through a series of case studies. The course sets out on a vast expanse of knowledge and rigor, to make students industry ready.

The B.Com Tourism & Travel course is challenging and yet very rewarding to students with high career aspirations, since it develops managerial skills in the field of service industry.

DEAN OF COMMERCE

PROF. V N RAGHU
M.COM, MPHIL.

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

MS. ARUNA BHASKAR
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, M.COM, FCMA, SLET

CO-ORDINATOR

Ms. Vijaya Caroline.W
Assistant Professor, M.COM, M.PHIL.

Vision

  • The Department of Commerce envisions imparting holistic education to women as individuals to empower them to take up responsible positions in life.
  • The programmes aim to mould the character, leadership qualities, ethical values and social responsibility among commerce students while also imparting skills required for integrating into the society and acting as change agents.

 

Mission

  • Through the program, we strive to inculcate Empathy, Emotional Stability and Financial Independence in our students apart from gaining a grasp over the episteme of Commerce in Travel and Tourism.

ELIGIBILITY

Students who have completed Two Years Pre-University Course of Karnataka or Equivalent thereto are eligible to seek Admission to B. Com -BMTT Degree Course. PU students must have done at least two of the Commerce Subjects at the PU Level.

 

DURATION OF THE COURSE

The duration of the program is four years spread over Eight Semesters.

 

EXIT OPTIONS

  • AT END OF YEAR 1 – EXIT OPTION WITH CERTIFICATION
  • AT THE END OF YEAR 2 – EXIT OPTION WITH DIPLOMA
  • AT THE END OF YEAR 3 – EXIT OPTION WITH BACHELOR DEGREE
  • ON THE COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM – BACHELOR DEGREE WITH HONORS

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

The medium of Instruction and Examination shall be in English.

 

CAREER OPPURUNITIES

With a comprehensive program structure, the students of this program have extensive job opportunities in the field of Accounting, Finance, Governance, Insurance, Taxation and can exercise roles of a Travel agent, Tour guide, Tourism Manager, Public Relationship Manager, Event manager, Airline Ground staff etc. This fosters the students capacity for critical thought and an extensive insight into the working in the tourism and hospitality industry. Through the programmers and courses offered, we hope to prepare the students not only for higher education in travel and tourism but also for careers in travel and hospitality core and allied sectors.

 

DRESS CODE

The students are expected to conform to the dress code specified by the college management. Students will wear their Identity Cards at all times.

 

ELECTIVE

The Department offers Tourism Elective for the final year students.

B.COM. TOURISM & TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

PROGRAM MATRIX

Semester I

Sl. No. Course Code Title of the Course Course Category Hours Per Week (L+T+P) CIE SEE Total Marks Credits
1 Lang.1.1 Language- I Functional Kannada/Advance Kannada AECC – L1 3+1+0 40 60 100 3
2 Lang.1.2 Language – II General English AECC – L 2 3+1+0 40 60 100 3
3 B.Com.1.1 Financial Accounting DSC- 1 3+0+2 40 60 100 4
4 B.Com.1.2 Management and Behavioral Process DSC- 2 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
5 B.Com.1.3 Travel and Tourism Management DSC- 3 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
6 B.Com.1.4 Open Elective OEC-1 3+0+0 40 60 100 3
7 B.Com.1.5 Business Communication and Soft Skills SEC-SB-1 1+0+2 25 25 50 2
8 B.Com.1.6 Physical Education-Yoga SEC -VB 0+0+2 25 25 1
9 B.Com.1.7 Health and Wellness SEC – VB 0+0+2 25 25 1
SubTotal(A) 315 385 700 25

Semester II

Sl. No. Course Code Title of the Course Course Category Hours Per Week (L+T+P) CIE SEE Total Marks Credits
1 Lang.2.1 Language- I Kannada/Hindi/German/French AECC – L1 3+1+0 40 60 100 3
2 Lang.2.2 Language – II General English AECC – L 2 3+1+0 40 60 100 3
3 B.Com.2.1 Human Resource Management DSC-4 3+0+2 40 60 100 4
4 B.Com.2.2 Business Mathematics and Statistics DSC-5 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
5 B.Com.2.3 Travel Agency Services DSC-6 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
6 B.Com.2.4 Open Elective OEC-2 3+0+0 40 60 100 3
7 B.Com.2.5 Physical Education-Sports SEC-VB 0+0+2 25 25 1
8 B.Com.2.6 NCC/NSS/Cultural/R&R(S&G) SEC VB 0+0+2 25 25 1
9 B.Com.2.7 Environmental Studies AECC 2+0+0 20 30 50 2
SubTotal(B) 310 390 700 25
EXIT OPTION WITH CERTIFICATION – with ability to solve well defined problems

Semester III

Sl. No. Course Code Title of the Course Course Category Hours Per Week (L+T+P) CIE SEE Total Marks Credits
1 Lang.3.1 Language-I Kannada/Hindi/German/Fren ch /Sanskrit AECC – L1 3+1+0 40 60 100 3
2 Lang.3.2 Language–II General English AECC- L2 3+1+0 40 60 100 3
3 B.Com.3.1 Corporate Accounting and Auditing–I DSC-7 3+0+2 40 60 100 4
4 B.Com.3.2 Financial Management DSC-8 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
5 B.Com.3.3 Global Tourism Geography DSC- 9 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
6 B.Com.3.4 Open Elective OEC- 3 3+0+0 40 60 100 3
7 B.Com.3.5 Campus Recruitment Training SEC SB- 2 1+0+2 25 25 50 2
8 B.Com.3.6 Physical Education- Sports SEC VB 0+0+2 25 25 1
9 B.Com.3.7 NCC/NSS/R&R(S&G)/ Cultural SEC VB 0+0+2 25 —            25                 1
SubTotal(C) 315 385         700              25

Semester IV

Sl. No. Course Code Title of the Course Courses Category Hours Per Week (L+T+P) CIE SEE Total Marks Credits
1 Lang.4.1 Language-I Kannada/Hindi/German /French AECC – L1 3+1+0 40 60 100 3
2 Lang.4.2 Language – II General English AECC – L2 3+1+0 40 60 100 3
3 B.Com.4.1 Corporate Accounting & Auditing-II DSC-10 3+0+2 40 60 100 4
4 B.Com.4.2 Cost Accounting- Elements and Methods DSC-11 3+0+2 40 60 100 4
5 B.Com.4.3 Tour Packing and Operations DSC-12 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
6 B.Com.4.4 Open Elective OEC-4 3+0+0 40 60 100 3
7 B.Com.4.5 Physical education – Sports SEC VB 0+0+2 25 25 1
8 B.Com.4.6 NCC/NSS/R&R(S G)/ Cultural SEC VB 0+0+2 25 25 1
9 B.Com.4.7 Constitution of India AECC 2+0+0 20 30 50 2
SubTotal(D) 310 390 700 25

EXIT OPTION WITH DIPLOMA –

Ability to solve broadly defined problems.

Semester V

Sl. No. Course Code Title of the Course Courses Category Hours Per Week (L+T+P) CIE SEE Total Marks Credits
1 B.Com.5.1 Corporate And Business Law DSC-13 3+0+2 40 60 100 4
2 B.Com.5.2 Banking Theory And Practice DSC-14 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
3 B.Com.5.3 Tourism Sales And Marketing DSC-15 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
4 B.Com.5.4 Elective- Airline Operations And Management/ Hospitality Management DSE-1 3+0+0 40 60 100 3
5 B.Com.5.5 Accounting For Managers VOC – 1 3+1+0 40 60 100 3
6 B.Com.5.6 Advance Excel SEC–SB 3 1+0+2 40 60 100 2
7 B.Com.5.7 Physical Education – Sports SEC VB 0+0+2 25 25 1
8 B.Com.5.8 NCC/NSS/R&R(S&G) CULTURAL SEC VB 0+0+2 25 25 1
SubTotal(E) 290 360 650 22

Semester VI

Sl. No. Course Code Title of the Course Courses Category Hours Per Week (L+T+P) CIE SEE Total Marks Credits
1 B.Com.6.1 Financial Markets And Services DSC-16 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
2 B.Com.6.2 Services Marketing And Management DSC-17 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
3 B.Com.6.3 Tourism Products of India DSC-18 4+0+0 40 60 100 4
4 B.Com.6.4 Elective- Airlines Safety And Regulations/Hospitality Management DSE-2 3+0+0 40 60 100 3
5 B.Com.6.5 Taxation VOC -2 2+0+2 40 60 100 3
6 B.Com.6.6 Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation SEC–SB 4 1+0+2 40 60 100 2
7 B.Com.6.7 Physical Education – Sports SEC VB 0+0+2 25 25 1
8 B.Com.6.8 NCC/NSS/R&R(S&G) CULTURAL SEC VB 0+0+2 25 25 1
9 INTERNSHIP/ PROJECT
Sub Total (F) 290 360 650 22
EXIT OPTION WITH BACHELOR DEGREE Ability to solve complex problems thatare well-structured requiring multi-disciplinary skills to solve them.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COURSE

  • 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.
  • Summer Internship Training.
  • Industrial visits and study tours.
  • Soft skills and career planning for future studies.
  • Guest speakers from industry and audit firms.
  • Teaching methodology includes cases, Role Play, Seminars, Workshops, Simulation
  • Exposure to International issues.
  • Placement Opportunity.

 

PROGRAMME OUTCOME

PO 1

Enhance strong communication skills through knowledge of Commerce concepts in

various specialized areas.

PO 2Enable practical application of various tools and techniques into business for accountability and decision making.
PO 3

Knowledge of Domestic and International Law to develop strategic policies in

business.

PO 4

Understanding objectives and functioning of various institutions, instruments and

operations undertaken by financial bodies.

PO 5Demonstrate knowledge of theories, concepts and findings of specializations.
PO 6

To encourage the application of management concepts and practices in tourism

organization.

PO 7To develop analytical skills through management perspective in tourism industry.
PO 8To understand the role and functions of facilitators in Travel and Tourism Industry.

 

EVALUATION PATTERN

Each course will be evaluated for a maximum of 100 marks comprising of two components namely Continuous Internal Exam (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE). The weightage for CIE and SEE is in the ratio of 40:60.

The Semester End Examination will be for 60 marks per course and Continuous Internal Assessment will be for 40 Marks respectively.

CIE COMPONENTS

TEST I10 Marks
TEST II10 Marks
Assignment – I (Seminar / Presentation)10 Marks
Assignment – II (/Projects/Case Studies)10 Marks
Total40 Marks

The main objective of this program is to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills required by the tourism industry and business sector.

  • The main objective of this program is to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills required by the tourism industry and business sector.
  • This programme helps students to engage in diverse spheres of the Travel and Tourism industry.
  • It enables students to understand the relevance of tourism and travel industry in India and abroad, highlighting the sector as one of the most essential income sources for many developing countries.
  • It helps students develop the analytical and managerial skills to take up careers in tourism, travel and hospitality sector.

PO1 : Students will be able to Prepare and organize basic travel requirements for both Domestic and International Travel through theoretical concept and skill development.

PO2: Encourage the application of management concepts and practices in travel and tourism organization, and enhance career prospects in various components of tourism industry.

PO3: Ability to design, promote and execute tour packages with the help of computerized reservation system.

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.