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BA Tourism (Hons)


This Programme is approved by University Grants Commission.

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industry around the world and is considered as the world’s largest service sector industry. The Travel and Tourism industry incorporates not just the travel agency and tour operators, but also the airlines, hotels, cruise-liners, Destination Marketing Companies, Event Management, Health and Wellness, Education, Leisure and so much more that is related to rejuvenation, exploration and relaxation. The newer concepts of tourism which are gaining popularity such as rural tourism, dark tourism, grey tourism, etc. are no longer just ideas, but reality.(Click to know the fee structure)

Being one of the largest revenue earner as well as employment provided, this sector is booming in every sphere and attracting a large number of young minds. And for the Individuals curious enough to know the nitty-gritties of the giant sector, there is an entire industry searching for professionals qualified in the field of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality.

An Honors programme in Tourism enables you with the skills to explore various dimensions of managing, planning, incorporating a solution to a problem or just handling day-to-day situations in the field of travel, tourism and hospitality. It equips you with the practical exposure required for the development of expertise in this field by giving you the chance to intern at a prestigious industry giant through our industry collaborations. It also gives you a research bent of mind through the dissertation projects, provide the out of classroom experience through the study tours and enable you to become industry ready through the soft-skill training and knowledge of modern day software used widely in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry.

Starting from the basics of Tourism, to understanding complex phenomenon and theories, from learning your choice from an array of foreign language offered to the kind of specialization you want to choose or build your career in, the course sets the pathway for you to become expert professionals in the field of travel, tourism and hospitality.

Key Benefit

  • Acquire skills for using the reservation software widely applicable in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.
  • Understand roles and responsibilities of a professional towards the organization, customer/guests/passenger and towards sustainability of the industry.
  • Use knowledge of a foreign language to interact with wider audience.
  • Gain hands-on experience by interning with a prestigious industry giant.
  • Apply understanding of various theories related to marketing, entrepreneurship into building and spreading the business.
  • Understand societal, environmental, health, legal, ethical issues within local and global contexts and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional practice.
  • Acquire a research bent of mind by getting involved in dissertation projects on a chosen topic relevant to the current scenario.
  • Acquire out-of-classroom experience through the study tours conducted, giving the right kind of exposure to understand the basic components of tourism – Attraction, Accessibility, Accommodation, Amenities and Activities
  • Acquire a deep understanding of the various components and build a career in a specific field.

The Department of Tourism consists of faculty members with expertise in core tourism papers such as tourism documentations, tourism principles and policies, tourism documentation, e-tourism, travel trade management, as well as specialisation subjects such as international airline management, restaurant and hotel management, event management, transport management, travel agencies and tour operators, cruise management, etc. They also carry in-depth knowledge on various form of niche tourism such as wellness tourism, rural tourism, adventure and wildlife tourism, and several other specialisations. The department encourages research activities amongst students. All years of our programme are kept under constant review to impart the best and updated education to the students.

Our students have been placed in various positions in the following domains
  • Travel Agencies and Tour Operations
  • Airlines
  • Hotels
  • Destination Marketing Companies
  • Event Management Companies
  • Government Tourism Boards
  • Travel Related Services
  • Travel Implants
  • Guest Relations teams of various reputed companies.

Course Structure

Semester I

  • Fundamentals Of Tourism And Hospitality
  • Tourism Products (natural)
  • Tourism Product (cultural)

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Semester II

  • Tourism Principles, Policies and Practices
  • Travel Agency and Tour Operations (TATO)
  • Hospitality Management

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Semester III

  • Transport Management
  • Geography Of Tourism
  • Sustainable Management
  • Destination Management

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Semester IV

  • Tourism Marketing
  • Tourism Documentation
  • Indian Heritage And Culture
  • E-tourism

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Semester V

  • Computerised Reservation System
  • Human Resource Management
  • Adventure Tourism

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Semester VI

  • Rural Tourism
  • Aviation Management
  • Cruise Tourism
  • Economics Of Tourism/entrepreneurship In Tourism
  • Major Project/dissertation

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Fee structure for the Academic year 2021-22

Programmes Course Duration 1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
BA Tourism (Hons) 3 years 25000 40000

1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 600
DOUBLE SHARING 95000 110000 120000 95000 95000
SINGLE SHARING 135000 155000 165000 135000 135000
SINGLE WITH AC & REFRIDGERATOR - 180000 190000 - 180000

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Application status : Open

Duration : Three years

Study mode : Full-time

Entry Requirements : Pass in 10+2 / Equivalent with minimum of five subjects

Fee structure 2021

1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
25000 40000
1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 600

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Entry Requirements

Pass in 10+2 / Equivalent with minimum of five subjects.

Wherever grading system or any other system is followed for evaluating the performance of the candidate in the qualifying examination, the applicant should ensure that a certificate indicating the percentage obtained has to be submitted through the University / Board last studied. Applicants passing GCE / O / A level examination should have passed 4 + 3 or 5 + 2 subjects at the O & A level respectively.

The examination approved by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) only will be considered by the Garden City University, others who have passed the examination which is not in the AIU approved list shall obtain equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities.

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The admissions desk here at Garden City University, maintains a pragmatic approach towards prospective students. Our focus is not on quantity of students rather; it’s their willingness to align themselves with our values and belief systems, while maintaining very clear-cut academic standards. The process of applying to the best programmes offered at GCU, is facilitated in an organized and effortless manner by our admissions team, who are always willing to assist you with your queries.

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