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International Twinning Programme in M.Sc. Tourism Management

Department of Travel & Tourism, Mount Carmel College Bengaluru is proud to provide Masters in Tourism as Twinning Programme with Binary University Kuala Lumpur Malaysia one of the top business schools in Asia. Study in English, yet live in Malaysia. MCC is the First College in Bangalore to provide International Twinning Programme in Tourism Management for Women. An opportunity to participate in International exchange programmes and to study with multi lingual and multinational students from across the Globe. Students will study first year in MCC and on successful completion of first year course they will be awarded PGDT (Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism) Certificate. Students scoring around 70% and above marks, will get lateral entry into final year of M.Sc in Tourism Management at Binary University Malaysia. It is an International Twinning programme and Binary University Kuala Lumpur Malaysia will award the Master’s Degree to Students on successful completion of the course.

Binary University is one of the most established and respected university for management, IT and entrepreneurship education in Asia. The University offers superior programmes at PhD, Masters and Bachelors level that are internationally recognized by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU, UK), International Association of Universities (IAU, France), NARIC (UK) and the Malaysian Qualification Authority (MQA). The University also places great emphasis on research and has dedicated research centres in social entrepreneurship, ICT centre of excellence, women leadership, business entrepreneurship and advanced management.

Rated as a 5 Star (Excellent) University by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), MALAYSIA. Ambitious people from all over the globe who thirst for the latest thinking in business, IT or entrepreneurship has been patronizing the University for nearly 32 years because it is the ONLY University that transforms its graduates to become Industry Specialist Professional graduates and provides extensive entrepreneurial skills through its comprehensive entrepreneurial ecosystem. The University’s Graduate Employability rate of 96% (source: MOHE Tracer Study) which is among the highest in the nation speaks volume of the ISP advantage and entrepreneurial skills that it imbibes in all its graduates.

 

Head of Department

Ms. Sneha N,
Assistant Professor, M.T.A, NET, (Ph.D.)

Coordinator for M.Sc in Tourism Management

Ms. Lalitha K,
Assistant Prof, M.Com, A-IATA

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 & service industry
  • To imbibe the concept CUSTOMER SERVICE WITH A SMILE as Motto

 

Mission

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

GENERAL STRUCTURE

Each semester will consist of Core Courses, Allied Courses. There will be CRS training course in both Amadeus and Galileo Packages along with a Community Development Programme of serving 06 weeks in nearby Bangalore Localities to empower the locals in tourism activities. Courses include Assignments, Paper Presentations, Group Discussion and Case Studies with regular sections on current affairs in addition to End semester Examination. Students must score above 70% in their first year course to be eligible for Lateral Entry into final year of M.Sc. Tourism Management in Binary University Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. We also provide credit course in the Chinese language.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Compulsory Requirements for the course:

  1. Undertaking from Parents and Student to pursue/continue the Twinning Programme and complete M.Sc. Tourism Management Course in Malaysia is a Prerequisite to get
  2. Formal Uniform
  3. Camera
  4. Laptop with Data Card
  5. One-week Educational Tour
  6. Two weeks of Industry Internship

Eligibility

Students must have aptitude for research, travel and the curiosity to explore destinations. Candidates with 75% marks in the Undergraduate program of any discipline can apply. Candidates must have good communications skills, with attitude for Customer Service ability to write effectively to convey ideas with good knowledge of current affairs and global locations. Selection is based on Written Test, Group Discussion and Interview.

TESTING AND EVALUATION

CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT 30 Marks

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION 70 Marks

TOTAL 100 Marks

Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism Studies I & II Semester 2017 – 18
Subject CodePaper TitleLTPCreditsCIAESETotal Marks
CC-01Travel & Tourism Management3:2:043070100
CC-02Event Management4:0:043070100
CC-03Tourism Law & Ethics4:0:043070100
CC-04Managerial Economics4:0:043070100
CC-05Research Methodology4:0:043070100
AC -01Principles of Management4:0:043070100
AC -02Business Statistics4:0:043070100
TOTAL2828210490700
 
 II SEMESTER     
Subject CodePaper TitleLTPCreditsCIAESETotal Marks
CC-06Global Tourism & Resources4:0:043070100
CC-07

Destination Planning &

Development

4:0:043070100
CC-08Service Marketing4:0:043070100
CC-09Entrepreneurship in Tourism3:2:043070100
CC-10Emerging Trends in Tourism4:0:043070100
AC-03Financial Management4:0:043070100
AC-04Organisational Skills4:0:043070100
CDPCommunity Development Programme 2 5050
TOTAL2830210540750

Students opt for various job profiles in tourism and hospitality industry such as hotels, aviation, cargo, event management, travel agents and tour operators and other allied sectors.

Tourism is a dynamic, continuously growing and developing industry. The World Travel and Tourism Council states that tourism accounts for 8% of the world’s jobs and has the highest potential for growth which has been phenomenal generating high levels of revenue and employment. The numbers of international tourist arrivals are constantly rising and it contributes to the National Economy and GDP.
The M.Sc. in Tourism Management is a specific industry focused program designed to prepare students for senior management-level careers in the Tourism Industry. This program is to meet the challenges through activities in strategic planning, market research, e-commerce, project management and other specific management functions which are becoming significant and demand international and intercultural approach.
This program aims to develop students’ management, research and analytical skills to allow the student to operate at a high level within the booming tourism industry. Students will be equipped with the necessary expertise to manage, co-ordinate and develop tourism businesses and projects internationally. This program focuses on a range of key issues, challenges and developments in tourism management.

Application Fee Entrance Exam: Rs: 500/-

Course Fee: Rs 60,000/- per candidate for the first year.

Binary University Fee Structure will be provided after selection in Entrance test.

Further information, Contact Dr. K Lalitha,Assistant Professor – 9449149907

Or write to – tt@mccblr.edu.in

2017 – 2018

  • UGC Sponsored Post-Graduate National Seminar on “Rethinking Contemporary India: A Dialogue Through Culture, Literature and Language”, 17th Jan, 2018.
  • Workshop on “Concept, Colonialism and Cultural Difference” with Dr. Vivek Dhareshwar, 11th July, 2017.

2013- 2014

  • One-day State-level Seminar of Empowerment of Women, “Shakti” on 17th February, 2014.

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.