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Dempo Charities Trust's

S. S. DEMPO COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMICS

(Reaccredited by NAAC at 'A' grade with a CGPA of 3.30)

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Masters of Tourism and Travel Management




About the Programme


MTTM programme is designed to develop and nurture change agents in the domain of aviation, tourism, wellness, hospitality, and heritage management. In view of the recent developments associated with tourism, which includes the upcoming international airport in Goa,can convert it into a bustling aviation and logistic hub.
With infrastructural developments and associated tourism based activities there is a requirement of skilled resources to cater to the demands created by the tourism industry. The course intends to provide expert training to tourism and aviation industry aspirants and to help them achieve professional level competences in their respective discipline. Post graduates of this programme will be able to acquire comprehensive knowledge in the area of tourism sector by developing their research capabilities, policy drafting and development, human resource management, marketing, MIS deployment, geographical comprehension, entrepreneurship, quality management skills which will prepare them to pursue enriching careers with travel process outsourcing companies, global distribution system companies, aviation and airline industry, logistics and cargo management firms, travel houses, museums, and destination management companies with an array of career opportunities starting from mid management level. MTTM is a two year full time post-graduation programme affiliated to Goa University the total intake for an academic year is 30.



Programme Outcomes


On successful completion of the MTTM Programme, students will be able to:

1. Identify entrepreneurship opportunities in the business of tourism, aviation and subsidiary systems.
2. Identify career avenues in the domain of tourism, travel and aviation.
3. Develop innovations in travel and tourism products.
4. Design a niche tour package using travel and tourism components.
5. Analyse international tourism impacts linked with heritage, aviation, hospitality including health and wellness tourism.
6. Formulate sustainable tourism policies for tourism stakeholders.
7. Assess aviation project risks and its mitigation.
8. Resolve air fares and ticketing exchange issues.
9. Apply quantitative and qualitative concepts and skills to address airport operations issues.
10. Apply systems analysis approach in operations of cargo and logistics.
11. Generate revenue for tourism destinations using effective destination management techniques.



Programme Structure and Syllabus


Credits (Theory, Tutorial and Practical)
The programme follows the OA-18A ordinance. The post graduate degree of MTTM will be awarded to candidates earning 64 Credits during the two years. Of these 32 credits are for the core courses, and 32 credits are for optional subjects, which includes Internship of 6 credits. Each credit will carry 12 hours of training.

Number of semesters
The MTTM programme is divided into four semesters. The first two semesters have compulsory papers. The compulsory internship is to be undertaken between the second and third semester summer break. The third and fourth semesters will have a combination of compulsory and optional papers.



Programme Structure



Internship
Every student has to undergo 4 weeks of compulsory internship in functional area of the specified travel, tourism, heritage, cargo or aviation industries. Guidance will be given during the first two semesters and provided with and internship handbook, students will be provided the internship letter from Principal and have to secure their internships six months in advance. The students are required to maintain an internship log and document relevant data for scrutiny during the internship presentation along with a formal report. The internship carries 6 credits and carries a score of 150 marks, with internal score of 60 marks and external examiner score of 90 marks.


Eligibility Criteria


The eligibility criteria for admission to MTTM programme is as follows:

1. Candidates must pass the bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 40% marks from Goa University or any recognised university.
2. Candidates should appear for Goa University – Admission Ranking Test (GU-ART) and obtain an admission rank.



Admission Process


The admission process to the MTTM Programme:
(i) The admission to the first year follows the Goa University’s GU-ART Examination Stage, Goa University announces registration to the GU-ART examination through its websitewww.unigoa.ac.in, the test is conducted by Goa University in multiple rounds and candidates are required to register for the same as per the timelines specified.
(ii) Goa University declares ranks through a downloadable merit list on its website, there is no ‘counselling stage’ for MTTM programme and the students can directly remit the ‘seat confirmation fees’ to the college account based on the GU-ART rank secured.
(iii) Students who are still awaiting their bachelor’s result from Goa University colleges are required to provide an undertaking (pro-forma available on the prospectus) about their ‘provisional admission’ to the MTTM programme subject to passing the qualifying degree exam.
(iv) Students who wish to avail a study loan and to obtain a letter to the bank from the college, will have to pay the ‘seat confirmation’ fees and submit a request letter to the Principal of S.S. Dempo College of Commerce and Economics.
(v) Subsequently, after the qualifying degree exam results are declared, candidates can purchase the MTTM Prospectus from the college office which will provide additional information on admission process and documents required.
(vi) The admission form to MTTM programme is available online on www.dempocolleg.edu.in, candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can fill in the online admission form.
(vii) A PDF file with token number is generated after submission of the online admission form. This PDF has to be printed and submitted to the college office with other documentations specified in the MTTM programme prospectus. With this the admission to the MTTM Programme is complete.



Contact


For any queries related to the MTTM programme candidates can contact the college office or MTTM programme coordinator Asst. Prof. Cheryl Venan Dias at 7757002102. Parents can also meet the Principal or Vice Principal for any information or clarifications.