BA (Travel and Tourism)


Bachelor of Arts (Travel and Tourism)

3 Years – 6 Semesters – Full Time

Pursue a Fulfilling Career in Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality



Overview

BA in Travel and Tourism is an undergraduate degree programme of three years designed to provide students with key skills and industry knowledge relevant to an exciting range of careers within the sector.

Domestic and International Tourism has become a major economic activity in the world and one of the fastest-growing industries which demands a professional outlook. The course imparts just the right kind of frame, to fit in a successful career in Travel & Tourism. With domestic and international tourism picking up, many careers can indeed be made in this sector.

The BA programme at VU provides endless career opportunities in this fast-growing industry of travel and tourism. Candidates looking to pursue their career in the industry can choose to work for travel agencies, government tourism departments, tour operations, immigration and customs services, airlines, hotels, and the list continues.


 
Outcome On successful completion of BA (Travel and Tourism) programme at VU the student will be able to :
1 Apply knowledge of tourism principles and practices to become a competent tourism professional
2 Develop, apply and evaluate marketing strategies for tourism destinations and organizations
3 Implement the knowledge in diverse tourism areas and global perspectives
4 Evaluate and apply various research methods commonly used in the context of tourism
5 Acquire knowledge about the dynamics of the tourism industry
6 Work collaboratively in groups, both as a leader and a team member, in diverse environments, learning from and contributing to the learning of others
7 Use modern technology to effectively communicate with stakeholders
8 Engage in life-long learning of upcoming trends in the tourism market globally

 

SEM - I

Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Tourism Principles and Practices 3
GC Indian Geography for Tourism 3
GC Religious Tourism 3
FOUC Basics of Accounting 3
GC Tourism Management Foundation 3
Project Fieldwork I 3
AECC English - I 2
SEC Skill Development - I 1
Open Electives
OE Spanish I/German I 3

SEM - II

Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Travel Agency and Tour Operator 3
GC World Geography of Tourism 3
CC Cultural Tourism 3
FOUC Basics of Marketing 3
GC Tourism Organisations 2
Project Field Trip - Domestic 4
AECC English - Effective Listening 2
SEC Skill Development - II 1
Open Electives
OE Spanish - II 3
OE German - II 3

SEM - III

Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Tour Packaging and Itinerary Planning 3
FOUC Financial Accounting - II 3
GC Transport Management 3
GC Sustainable and Eco-Tourism Development 3
FOUC Human Resource Management 3
AECC Computer Applications 2
AECC Tourist Psychology 2
Open Electives
OE GERMAN III / FRENCH III / SPANISH III 3

SEM - IV

Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Tourism Marketing 2
FOUC Hospitality Management 3
AECC Global Distribution Systems 2
GC Mice Management 3
GC Tourism Planning and Policies 3
AECC Travel Writing 2
Project Field Trip – International 4
Open Electives
OE Japanese - I 3

SEM - V

Course Type Course Name Credits
FOUC Tourism Related Environ Mental Law 3
FOUC Environmental Studies 4
GC Destination Management 2
GC Economics in Tourism 3
GE Specialisation Subject - I 2
GE Specialisation Subject - II 4
GC Airlines Operations 3
Open Electives
GE Japanese-II 3

SEM - VI

Course Type Course Name Credits
GC E- Tourism 3
FOUC Research Methodology 3
Project Research Project 6
GC Cargo Management 3
GE Specialisation Subject - I 2
GE Specialisation Subject - II 4
Open Electives
OE Japanese III 3

Minor & Major Specialization Subject

GE Basket 1 (SEM 5) GE Basket 2 (SEM 6)
Minor Specialization subject
Entrepreneurship MICE Management
International Destinations Tourism Planning
Documentation Marketing Management
  Aviation Management
Major Specialization Subject
Tour Escorting and Guiding Adventure Tourism
Tour Operations Spiritual Tourism
Event Management Spa and Wellness Tourism
  Medical Tourism


  • Preparing students for global opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry
  • Delivery of well-rounded knowledge of important business aspects of the travel and tourism industry
  • Knowledge about sustainable tourism and how you can mitigate the negative impacts of travel on the environment.
  • Study tours, field trips and events for obtaining practical knowledge and unique educational learning opportunities
  • Collaboration with Wizcraft MIME for specialized courses in Event Management
  • Introduction to foreign cultures, foreign languages and world history
  • Experiential and project-based learning

Dr. Ajay Koli
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Ajay Koli
Assistant Professor
Dr. Sandeep Kapse
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Sandeep Kapse
Assistant Professor
Mr. Nishant Sutare
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Mr. Nishant Sutare
Assistant Professor
Mr. Remi Thomas
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Mr. Remi Thomas
Assistant Professor

 
  • Take up careers in tour companies with roles as a travel executive, tourism manager, travel guide, travel consultant, etc.
  • Work within the aviation industry.
  • Explore careers in the vibrant and growing world of blogging and travel writing.
  • Pursue Careers in hospitality as a guest engagement executive, customer service manager, etc.


 

“The first time I went into the university to take admission for B.A. Travel and Tourism, I was overwhelmed by its airy infrastructure and the genuinely helpful staff. Now that I’ve been here for more than a year it feels like an extended family. The excellence of the teachers combined with their kind nature and dedication to their field is an inspiration to many students. They make sure that you are prepared for every hurdle that will come in our career. The teaching format is not just based upon theory but more about practical work and field visit. There are seminars by various international tourism professionals that help in getting a worldwide idea of the field. We celebrate our World Tourism Day as a big festival and a department event which is a highlight of the department. To ensure students get access to the practical knowledge, the university arranges domestic as well international tours for us to get first-hand experience of the industry and learn the global tourism markets. I am grateful to be a part of Vishwakarma University and as the slogan says they do maximize the human potential.”

Shatayu Chakankar, Student

“Though it was a new university and a new course still I took admission because of the course of the robust course structure and the career support. The university had also arranged a national tour to Rajasthan in April 2019. We got exposure to understand the tourism market of Rajasthan. It was a great tour and the arrangements were done by the students. Due to this, the students got a first-hand experience to understand how to plan and organize a tour, how to make it cost-effective, etc. The faculties are also very supportive and they have a deep understanding of the subjects they teach. I, myself got an opportunity to escort an international tour to Singapore where I got a deep understanding of how, what, why to do certain things in a particular way on the tour. I even filled the visa forms, learned what measures to take while booking international air tickets. We get to organize and manage events at the university and that helps us to boost our morale, confidence, and public speaking. Hence, it is a very great experience to be a student of Vishwakarma University.”

Hrishikesh Dhavale, Student

“Our curriculum is based on practical as well as theoretical like we have field trips at local, national and international level also the projects which involve interacting with real people, this in a true sense helps us to understand industry and public’s view on it. Moving towards faculty members they support us a lot, the way they teach us is so active that it helps to understand and know the subject in-depth and they are not only available for us during university hours but also after university and I think that is the best part about the university. As we all know the pandemic of Covid 19 is spread all over the world and because of that the university is closed physically but virtually it is ongoing on platforms like VOLP (independent online learning platform created by the university), zoom or google meet so that there is no gap in our academics, but apart from only focusing on academics the faculty members also motivate us in creating hobbies, interest and overall development, we are also told that not to worry about submissions and academics and knowing this is itself a relief for every student, they also keep a check on us so that we don’t face any mental stress or issue and that's why I am so thankful to be the part of Vishwakarma University.”

Veda Berde, Student

“The foundational year really did help me to take a specialization that I am increasingly more interested in. Three years spent in this University have completely transformed me both professionally and personally. The Faculty has been extremely proficient and open to limitless queries put up by the students. I have subsequently gained valuable experiences on educational tours throughout. I also got an opportunity to work with Kesari tours on a one- month internship in June 2019. The exposure of how the work-life in a tourism company has broadened a horizon that never existed. This is such a great family with the opportunity to create lifelong friendships with people from many diverse cultures brought together by similar interests. Interactive lectures and On-field research projects helped create a friendly and rich learning environment. The World Tourism Day celebration has always been a blast! It has been a great journey altogether.”

Shraddha Mhasawade, Student


  • As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. These rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Vishwakarma University is conferred with the Emerging University of the Year award in Western India by ASSOCHAM in its 13th Higher Education Conclave 2020.
  • Hrishikesh Dhavale successfully completed Zenith leisure holidays MICE certification.
  • Sai Galande presented a paper at Newman College, Kerala.
  • Saherish Khan was awarded as the best actress (2nd runner up) at CY-FI Arts Festival.
  • Abhimanyu Chauhan successfully completed Ski training and participated in the Golden Jubilee Ski Cup held by the Himachal Pradesh Government.
  • VU Collaborated with Wizcraft MIME for specialized courses in Event Management.
  • The Department of Travel & Tourism successfully established the Media, events, entertainment, and tourism center of Excellence.

Option 1- In Person 

Option 2 – Online 

Note: Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune charges application form fee.


 
  • Basic Qualification Required: Passed 12th / 10+2 with English as a passing subject or 3 years Diploma or equivalent qualification from any recognized Board / University.

Intake: 60.

Programme Commencement Date: 16th August 2021.


As applicable for UG / PG Programme

For Reserved Category Students – Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, are additionally required (over and above listed documents).

Last date of submitting all / pending documents: 30th September 2021.


 
  • Rs. 1,35,000/- Per academic year (annual fees). The fees will remain the same for the 2nd and 3rd year.
  • Hostel fees (if applicable) and Examination Form Fee will be charged separately.

Click Here to know the applicable Annual Fees and Amount to be paid in instalments.

Note: Postdated cheques (PDCs) are to be submitted for Installment II and III at the time of provisional admission along with payment of Installment I.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Option I – Visit Accounts Section, Vishwakarma University Office, Pune, and deposit only DD or Cheque of requisite amount. No Cash Payment. DD / Cheque should not be deposited directly into the bank. It is to be deposited to University’s Accounts Section (Monday – Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). DD or Cheque is to be drawn in the name of “Vishwakarma University” Payable at Pune.

Option II – EDC Machine (Card Swipe Machine). Use Debit or Credit Card to swipe for payment of requisite fees at Accounts Counter, Vishwakarma University, Admissions Office, Pune.

Option III – RTGS / NEFT / IMPS (Immediate Payment Service - Interbank Electronic Fund Transfer)

Institute Name Vishwakarma University
State Maharashtra
District / City Pune
Bank HDFC Bank Limited
Branch Kondhwe, Khurd, Pune 411 048.
Type of Account Current
Account Number 50200027418843
IFSC Code HDFC0000029 (Fifth to Ninth character is “Zero”)
Swift Code HDFCINBB

After completion of the transaction, inform the accounts section at the earliest on email (accounts.university@vupune.ac.in) or visit the accounts section with the following details.

  1. Student’s Full Name
  2. Programme & Year
  3. Date of Transaction
  4. Amount of Transaction
  5. Bank Name
  6. UTR No. and / or Transaction Id

After receipt of said information, the accounts section will issue a payment receipt.




Separate accommodation and food facility for Boys and Girls on a first come first serve basis.

  • Boys Hostel (Grade A & B) with capacity more than 140 Beds
  • Girls Hostel with capacity more than 70 Beds.
  • Food (Compulsory) – Vegetarian
  • Booking Amount : Rs. 10 Thousand
  • Refundable Deposit : Rs. 5 Thousand
  • Laundry Charges : Charged separately
  • Transport : Hostel to VU (To and Fro) Rs. 1 Thousand - (bi-monthly) subject to minimum number of seats.

Note : Refer photo gallery for Hostel facilities.



Counselling & Admission Officers :

Mr. Ganesh Thite / Mr. Vinayak Shinde

Vishwakarma University, Main Building, Room No. 1006, Survey No. 2, 3, 4 Laxmi Nagar,

Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune - 411048.

Maharashtra, India.

Contact Numbers: +91 90670 022 23 / 24 / 25 / 26

Email: admissions@vupune.ac.in | connect@vupune.ac.in

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