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  •              Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Tourism Administration was established in the academic year 2005-06 and offers Master of Tourism Administration (MTA), a two-year full time, regular P.G programme in Tourism Studies. This P.G Programme is a multi-disciplinary Professional Programme with a well designed and updated curriculum focusing on National and International Travel and Tourism Management, Foreign Language, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Airline Management, Air Ticketing, Event Management, Computer Skills, Accounting Knowledge, Communication Skills, Personality Development, etc to mould and trim the students to meet the standards of the Industry.
    Besides the Regular Faculty Members of the Department, professionals and experts from Tourism and Allied Industries are invited to interact with the students to enable them to understand the recent trends and requirements of Travel and Tourism Industry in the right perspective. Study Tours, both national and regional, are conducted to provide practical exposure on tour packaging and management to the budding aspirants of Tourism. More over, one month on the Job Training and Dissertation are made compulsory at second and fourth semester respectively to ensure practical exposure to the students. Seminars and Workshops are conducted regularly to provide better opportunities to the students to discuss and interact among themselves and with the teachers and experts. The Department is eagerly looking for Research Projects in the field of Tourism as a part of academic requirement and societal development, and the students are given ample opportunities to involve in such Research programmes.
    Vision: The Department shall strive hard, as an integrated entity, to create and mould dynamic and career-oriented tourism professionals to cater to the human resource requirements of the industry/society which enables to tap the enormous tourism potential of the nation for its overall socio-economic progress and prosperity.
    Mission: To ensure socio-economic development of the country through developing adequate and appropriate tourism human resource beyond any kind of disparities and discrepancies by imparting quality education and by providing equal educational opportunities for socially and economically backward communities especially rural settlement.
    Importance of Tourism Education:
    Service Sector has given face-lift by fueling the growth of Indian Economy. Travel Sector and Tourism is one of the important sub-sectors of Service Sector which is one of the largest contributors to the Country?s GDP. Tourism Industry, due to the developmental efforts of both the State and Union Governments, is gaining momentum in these days. This is one of the sectors wherein one can find acute dearth of skilled and qualified human resource. Keeping the employment opportunities in the Travel and Tourism Sector and also the social responsibility of supplying the skilled and qualified human resource for the development of Tourism in mind, Kuvempu University has established the Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Tourism Administration from the Academic year 2005-06. And the University is making honest attempt to impart the quality and need-based education and training. According to the forecast by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Global Travel and Tourism will generate 24.8 million jobs by the year 2010. If Indian Industry generates the same level of employment, as the World average, then a further 25 million jobs would be generated in India over the next five years. Tourism Industry, in a comprehensive manner, comprises of various allied industries such as Hotels, Airlines, Travel Agency and Tourism Operators, Event and Entertainment Organizations, Cruise Liners, Car Rental Companies, Railways etc. All these put together need a huge number of Trained and Professional Human Resource.
    List the distinguished alumni of the department
    1. Mr. Panduranga, Manager Thomas Cook India Pvt. Ltd
    2. Mr. Mahesh, Faculty, IITTM, Gwalior
    3. Mr. Venkatesh, faculty, Janapada University, Haveri
    4. Mr. Eshan, faculty, Vidya Vikas Institute, Mysore
    5. Mr. Srikanth, Faculty, Mahajana College, Mysore
    6. Mr. Nataraj, Faculty, Adarsh College, Bangalore
    7. Mr. Nagaraj, District Tourism Consultant, Davanegere District
    8. Mr. Narthan, District Tourism Consultant, Chikmangalore District
    9. Mr. Srinivas, Tourism Officer, Jog Tourism authority.
    10. Mr. Eranagowda, Tourism Officer, Mysore Tourism Development Authority
  • Name of the Department    Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Tourism Administration
    Year of Establishment        2005-06
    Name of the Chairman/Coordinator     
    Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in  Tourism Administration,
    Kuvempu University,
    Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta.
    Ph.08282-256202     Fax:  08282-256255
  • Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    MTA CBCS - Semester Scheme  (4 Semesters,  2 years) Any Degree 40
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Dr. Binoy T A MTA, PhD Assistant Professor and Coordinator Tourism and Hospitality Marketing Tourism Organisational Behaviour Tour Operation
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 Social Media-As an influencer Among Foreign Tourists Visiting India ministry of Tourism, Government of India Dr. Binoy T A 1 On going
    Research Scholars
    Sl.No. Name Title of Thesis Research Type Guide
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