Many colleges offer the BTM course as a stand alone course under the management or arts or even science department and some other colleges offer this course along with the Hospital or Hotel Management courses. The BTM course subjects exposes the student to the world of tourism and teaches them on how to manage the needs of the customers regarding travel and tourism. The BTM course scope is incredibly high and the job opportunities are available in both private and government sectors.
The fees vary according to the college and other contributing factors like the mode of education. The fee might fall somewhere in the scale of INR 10000 to INR 2 lakhs per annum.
|Full Form||Bachelor of Tourism Management|
|Duration||Course Duration of Bachelor of Tourism Management [BTM] is 3 Years.|
|Age||No age limit|
|Minimum Percentage||50% in 10+2 examination|
|Average Fees Incurred||INR 10000 to INR 2 lakhs per annum|
|Similar Options of Study||BBA|
|Average Salary Offered||INR 4.5 LPA|
|Employment Roles||Travel Consultant, Flight Analyst, Operations Manager|
|Placement Opportunities||VFS Global, Taj Goa, Cox and Kings, Publicity and Tourism Department|
BTM course full form is Bachelor of Tourism Management. This is a three-year-long course and offered by the colleges under Bachelor of Arts [BA], Bachelor of Science [BSc] and also Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA]. This course is a highly enthusiastic one as it concentrates on developing humble, patient and customer friendly tour guides or managers. This course also develops the interpersonal, communication, presentation and various other skills of the learners.
The core knowledge incorporated by this course includes the strategies to handle a business organization on travelling and basic knowledge on how the travel agencies work.
The learners who have an aptitude for field work and travelling can opt for this course. The main objective of this course is to enhance the skills of the student and make them capable of bringing glory to the already thriving travel industries.
It is more like a management course directed towards the travelling aspect as the tourism department is one of the highest GDP contributing sectors all over the world and according to the surveys it is one of the evergreen fields to work in.
The common eligibility criteria stated is the students should have more than 50% of marks in their 10+2 final examination under a well recognized board. A considerable score in the entrance exam conducted is also a necessity to clutch an admit seat in the tourism management course.
Different colleges employ different schemes for admitting students. Certain colleges follow a merit based admission system while some other colleges such as Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management conducts a written test (IIAT) followed by a group discussion and personal interview. They admit the students based on the total scores obtained in the written test, personal interview and group discussion.
The courses regarding Tourism Management are offered as Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism Management (B.Sc), Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (BA), Bachelor of Business Management in Travel and Tourism Management (BBA), Bachelors in Tourism and Hospital Management (BBA/BA) and Bachelors in Tourism and Hotel Management (BBA/BA)
Some of the top colleges that offer Tourism Management as a stand alone course are listed below.