B.Voc in Tourism and Travel Management

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Brief Description of Department

Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College with almost eight decades of experience in higher education and training and with the strong industry-academia linkages. It is the first college in the city of Mumbai to be granted permission by UGC to start a KAUSHAL Centre in August 2015 and thus B.Voc Tourism and Travel Management Program was started under KAUSHAL scheme.

B. Voc. Tourism and Travel Management is recognized by UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION under National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF, level 4-7), as also by the University of Mumbai. The Course is conducted in association with leading tourism organizations in India who are actively involved in curriculum development and student training. Certification by the National Skill Development Council, Govt of India, further provides a pan-India recognition for the Course.



The course provides for multiple exit points at different levels:

  • Diploma (1 Year)
  • Advanced Diploma (2 Years)
  • B.Voc Degree in Tourism and Travel Management (3 years)

Course Highlights:

  • Multiple exit points
  • Dual examinations at University as well as Nation level
  • Credit based Grading system to emphasize skilling in three academic years
  • Application - based Skill component in sync with theory - based General component
  • Skill and personality enhancement through workshops, trainings, seminars with industry Experts
  • Field and industrial visits as a part of all three years
  • Emphasis on personality development and skill enhancement
  • Creating industry ready candidates through Internship program
  • Compulsory internship period during semester IV as a part of graded paper
  • Students are motivated to cultivate their competitiveness and widen their career prospects further refine their skillset
  • Soft skill training in form of Grooming and Etiquettes, Communication skills and understanding managerial aspects for professional approach
  • Engendering spirit of Research and innovation through research projects in tourism industry

A unique blend of academic instruction and practical experiences exposes students in this program to the many facets of the growing tourism management industry. Abiding to the 'Skill India' motto of the GoI, Ruia College aims to bring out skilled professionals in the industry and make positive use of the dispensable manpower to strengthen the country’s economy

Scope

  • Working with a travel agency in different departments like sales, products, operations, Post sales, Visas, marketing
  • Job opportunities with tour operators
  • Job opportunities in destination management companies
  • Job opportunities with state tourism boards and other tourism organizations
  • Opportunities with Airlines for City offices, front offices, Revenue Management, Reservations and airport
  • Opportunities with hotels and travel desks
  • Varied options for working with online portals
Vocational
Programme Name B.Voc Tourism and Travel Management
Degree/Diploma/Certificate Degree (03 Yrs)
Aided/Self-Financed Self-Financed
Year of Starting 2014-15
Intake Capacity 50 students
FACULTY NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATIONS SUBJECT EXPERTISE
Ms. Amrita Gokhale Asst Professor and Head B.A., Political Science Post Graduate, Diploma in Tourism and Travel Industry Management, 10 years experience in the Travel Industry with reputed corporates, 04 years of teaching experience Tourism related subjects like Tourism Overview, World Geography, Business Communication, GDS, Airlines
Ms. Urmi Paralikar Assistant Professor M.A., History Certification in Foreign Languages: French and Chinese (Mandarin),Japanese, Italian 03 years teaching experience History, Communication skills

Seminars Organized

  • Half Day Seminar conducted – Guest Speakers: Ms. Sunila Patil and Mr. Neil Patil , BoD Veena World India Pvt. Ltd

Workshops Organized

Tourism Overview

  • Corporate Ready Workshop for grooming and business Etiquettes

Field Visits

  • Heritage walk of Colonial Mumbai
  • Half Day visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus with a licensed guide
  • Visit to Travel Trade Fair and IITM
  • Visit to Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board for understanding the functioning and different upcoming circuits

Departmental Activities

  • Intercollegiate Competition under Departmental Festival titled Yatra La Vista giving students event management experience
  • Concept Walks conducted by Students
YEAR STUDENT NAME ACHIEVEMENTS
2016-17 Shubham Vanmala 01st Position for Rangoli competition organized by MoT for World Tourism Day – 2016
Vinay Kolge, Samruddhi Gawli, Saurabh Mumbaikar 03rd Position for Short film, World Tourism Day Activity conducted by GICED
2017-18 Mugdha Pokhare 01st Position for Rangoli competition organized by MoT for World Tourism Day – 2017
SY B.Voc TTM Cultural Leader Trophy for participation and securing position by intercollegiate B.Voc Fest organized by Jhunjhunwala College - 2017
Aishwarya Jadhav, Abhishek Kadam Secured 03rd Position in T Quiz organized by GICED, sponsored by TourKraft
Sargam Shah K.Shrikumar Trophy for academic excellence
Academic Year Student Name Companies
2017-18 Shriya Joshi Veena World Pvt.Ltd
Sargam Shah
Ashish Thomas
Dhanashree Achrekar
Mahek Padhiar MPTDC