In our college Bachelor of Vocation in Tourism & Hospitality Management (B.Voc.) is started from Academic Year 2018-19. It is an undergraduate course for 3 years with multiple exits such as Certificate, Diploma, Advance Diploma & Degree. Curriculum details would include a suitable mix of general education and skill development which are designed for specific job roles in tourism and hotel industries. The course includes content which equip skill development component in the candidate. Each year includes practical as well as theory courses which impart appropriate and relevant knowledge of the industry. The candidate will be exposed to project work and on the job training in the industry so as to become ready to work in the tourism industry. Graduates of this course find a lot of jobs both in India and outside it.
- Aspiring students should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream from a recognized school board.
B.Voc. Tourism Employment Areas
- Food Industry
- Government Tourism Departments
- Hospitality Industry
- Hotels and Allied Service Industries
- Immigration and Customs Services
- Ticketing Agencies
- Tour Operators
- Transport and Cargo Companies
- Transport Corporations
- Travel Agencies
The following employment opportunities are visualized for B. Voc. Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Â· Tourist assistant
Â· Travel agent
Â· Tour guide
Â· Tour & travel management
Â· Event management
Â· Entrepreneurship in tourism industries
Â· Hotel assistant
Levels of Awards
The certification levels will lead to Diploma/Advanced Diploma/B. Voc.
Degree in one or more vocational areas and will be offered under the
aegis of the University. This is out-lined in Table I.
Table 1: Awards
Award Duration Corresponding NSQF level
Diploma 1 Year 5
Advanced Diploma 2 Years 6
B.Voc. Degree 3 Years 7
Examination and Assessment
Â· The assessment for the general education component should be done by the university as per their prevailing standards and procedures.
Â· The assessment for the skill development components should necessarily focus on practical demonstrations of the skills acquired.
Â· The university may like to consult the respective Sector Skill Council for designing the examination and assessment pattern for the skill development components. The university may also consider using the designated assessors of Sector Skill Councils/industry associations for the conduct of practical assessment.
Â· The university has to necessarily establish a credit based assessment and evaluation system for the B.Voc. programme.
Â· The curriculum in each of the years of the programme would be a suitable mix of general education and skill development components.
Â· Curriculum details should be worked before introduction of the courses.
Â· Skill Development Components:
o The focus of skill development components shall be to equip students with appropriate knowledge, practice and attitude, so as to become work ready. The skill development components should be relevant to the industries as per their requirements.
o The curriculum should necessarily embed within itself, National Occupational Standards (NOSs) of specific job roles within the industry sector(s). This would enable the students to meet the learning outcomes specified in the NOSs.
o The overall design of the skill development component along with the job roles selected should be such that it leads to a comprehensive specialization in one or two domains.
o In case NOS is not available for a specific area / job role, the university/college should get the curriculum for this developed in consultation with industry experts.
o The curriculum should also focus on work-readiness skills in each of the three years.
o Adequate attention needs to be given in curriculum design to practical work, on the job training, development of student portfolios and project work.
UGC GUIDELINES FOR B.Voc.
General Education Component:
(i) The general education component should adhere to the normal university standards. It should emphasize and offer courses which provide holistic development. However, it should not exceed 40% of the total curriculum.
(ii) Adequate emphasis should be given to language and communication skills.
The curriculum should be designed in a manner that at the end of year- 1, year-2 and year-3, students are able to meet below mentioned level descriptors for level 5, 6 and 7 of NSQF, respectively:
Guidelines for credit calculations
Â· This section contains credit framework guidelines. The university/college should use these guidelines or adapt them.
Â· The following formula should be used for conversion of time into credit hours.
Â§ One Credit would mean equivalent of 15 periods of 60 minutes each, for theory, workshops/labs and tutorials;
Â§ For internship/field work, the credit weightage for equivalent hours shall be 50% of that for lectures/workshops;
Â§ For self-learning, based on e-content or otherwise, the credit weightage for equivalent hours of study should be 50% or less of that for lectures/workshops.