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Travel & Tourism

Overview

Department of Travel & Tourism was established in the year 2009. Tourism & Travel Management Course was introduced in1994 and UGC approved Skill based B.Voc Hospitality & Tourism BHT in the year 2014. Department of Travel & Tourism is a vibrant department with an ideal blend of experience and young set of faculties who are dynamic and energetic teaching skill based job oriented Travel Hospitality & Tourism subjects. Department has an active tourism association conducting intercollegiate fests, International Seminar and webinars, various Panel discussions on relevant current topics. Department plays an active role in providing good internships and placements.

Vision

  • To imbibe the concept – “Customer Service with a Smile” as our Motto.
  • 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.

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.

Head of the Department

Dr. K Lalitha M.com., A – IATA., Ph.D.
HOD & Associate Professor
Email : tt@mccblr.edu.in

Single Major Vocational Program

In Management Studies

2022 – 23

  • Students from the Tourism Association won the Overall Championship, National level intercollegiate fest-ALTA VISTA, organised by Christ University, Bannerghatta Road campus, March, 2023.
  • Industrial visit to Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru.
  • Animal Water Bowls were distributed in and around the areas of Vasanth Nagar, April 2023.

2021 – 22

  • On 27th January 2022-National Tourism Day, a National Online panel discussion was organised by the Tourism Association of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, Bengaluru in association with Gujarat Corporation of Karnataka, Gujarat Tourism, Government of India.
  • Students and Faculty of Department of Travel & Tourism were felicitated by the Gujarat Tourism, Karnataka during the Travel & Tourism Meet on 8.3.2022 for the outstanding contribution in organising National Level Panel Discussion in collaboration with Gujarat Tourism.
  • Winners of National level intercollegiate fest-ALTA VISTA was organised by Christ University, Bannerghatta Road campus.
  • Tourism Students showcased a cultural dance performance in the Travel and Tourism Fair and represented the India Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on 6.2.2022. Tourism students also performed a cultural dance at an event ‘Rangilo Gujarat’ organised by Gujarat Tourism on 7.5.2022.
  • Department of Travel and Tourism in collaboration with EQUATIONS conducted a research on Gender Discrimination in the Tourism Industry.
  • Guest Talks and workshops were conducted on ‘Escapades of a Hodophile-A Training Workshop’, and ‘Tourism Entrepreneurship: Innovative Sustainable Initiatives’.

2020 – 21

  • Tourism Association in collaboration with India Tourism – Bangalore (Ministry of Tourism -Government of India) organised an International Webinar Series on ‘Global Restart of Tourism: A Path to Preparedness Strategies’, 26.09.2020-28.09.2020.
  • Received Appreciation Memento from India Tourism Bangalore, Bangalore Ministry for conducting International Webinar Series for World Tourism Day 2020.
  • Awareness program on Nature and Eco Tourism for Travel Trade and Teaching Community, 6th January 2021.
  • MoU with Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS), 29th March 2021.
  • A research project was conducted by tourism students on “Understanding tourism amidst Covid-19-A Stakeholder’s approach” in association with EQUATIONS (EQUITABLE TOURISM OPTIONS) for policy level recommendations to the Government from 10th October-10th February 2021 under ISRC, MCC.
  • Online summer Training/Internship conducted by Voice of India Tourism (VOIT) between 10th June, 2020 to 11th July, 2020 & 2 weeks thereafter for Projects Submission.
  • Endowment of gift box of Atlas- Contributed to BBMP High School Pillana Garden Bangalore in February 2021 as part of our Outreach programme under ISRC, MCC.

2019 – 20

  • MOUs signed with Uniglobe Bharath International Travels, FCM Travel Solutions and Shangri-La Hotel.
  • Tourism Association in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism Bengaluru organised a National Level Inter- Collegiate Tourism Workshop, 22nd January 2020.
  • Panel Discussion conducted to commemorate World Tourism Day, 27th August, 2019.
  • Release of Fern-weh, the annual newsletter.
  • Students of the Tourism Association won the overall Championship at Turas Jan 2020 organised by St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (Autonomous) Bengaluru.
  • Educational field visit to provide training and practical exposure about Sustainable Tourism and travel automation at Devrayandurga Hills’, 12th January 2020.
  • Heritage Walks s organised to gain Tourism Product knowledge of Bengaluru on 21st January, 2020.
  • International Educational Tour: Prague – Vienna – Budapest – Zagreb, and Domestic Tour: Darjeeling – Sikkim and Domestic Tour: Kanyakumari – Trivandrum – Kovalam organized.

2018 – 19

  • Department of Travel & Tourism received Award from Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for active participation for Paryatan Parv, World tourism Day 2018.
  • Students of Tourism Association won the Overall Championship Trophy at ALTA-VISTA,Tourism Fest CHRIST, BANNERGHATTA, BANGALORE 10th & 11TH OF SEPTEMBER 2018.
  • Students of Tourism Association won the Overall Championship Trophy at Christ deemed to be University- Exodus PG Tourism Fest 01 Feb 2019.
  • IRE-FESTUM 2018- Tourism & Digital Transformation, Annual Inter-Collegiate fest in association with Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on 01 September 2018.
  • Introduction of AMADEUS CRS Online training for Tourism Students.
  • Academia and Industry linkage for Tourism subjects.
  • IRE FESTUM – Annual Intercollegiate Tourism Fest.
  • Training students in preparation of Market Survey Report on Unexplored Tourism Destinations in Karnataka and to write Tourism Research Paper.
  • CDP activity of training persons in Hospitality Services along with Department of Home Science.
  • Implant Travel Agency Services in MCC as Skill Training Centre.
  • Organised National &International Seminars and International Webinars.
  • Tourism students have won Overall Trophy from various intercollegiate Fests.
  • Domestic & International Educational Tour for Tourism Students.
Lalitha

Dr. Lalitha K

M.Com., IATA - A., Ph.D.

HOD & Associate Professor

Sejana

Ms. Sejana Jose V

M.T.A., M.Phil.

Lecturer

megha

Ms. Megha Tamang

MBA., NET.

Assistant Professor

Sivakami

Dr. Sivakami V

BBA., PGDM, NET, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Mukund

Mr. Mukund B G

MTA., NET., SLET., IATA.

Assistant Professor

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.

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