The overall objective of this program is to provide a good foundation for students to develop their theoretical as well as empirical knowledge in the field of Travel and Tourism Management. This program has been designed to prepare the students to enter the hospitality industry at the middle management level as employees and to serve in travel and tourism sectors. It is an eight-semester long fulltime course designed to produce professional human resource for the dynamically growing travel and tourism sectors of Nepal. The course introduces students to the wide variety of services provided by today’s travel and tourism industry while developing business knowledge and skills required for success in the private and public sectors.
Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:
- gain an understanding of travel and tourism and its operation both theoretically and practically;
- gain knowledge about not just the fundamentals of travel and tourism but also about the more advanced concepts related to the field;
- gain knowledge about the policies related to travel and tourism;
- understand tourism in the light of Buddhism;
- handle function of international tourist service operation including handling, managing and planning tours, treks, and rafting program;
- handle domestic and international ticketing;
- get employment in national as well as international market;
- develop an entrepreneurship skill in the travel and tourism industry;
- join higher level course in travel and tourism
These learning objectives are achieved through an appropriate blend of core and foundational courses. The foundation courses are offered during the first and second semesters of the program. Advanced and specialized course options are offered during the second half of the program.
The BTTM degree course lasts for four years and it requires the completion of 120 credit hours. The foundational and allied courses include 42 credit hours of coursework. The core course includes 58 credit hours. In addition, students must complete 6 credit hours of research project, 9 credit hours of internship, and 5 credit hours of elective courses. Individual subjects are normally 3 credits which run through one semester, with the exception of a few courses.
The BTTM is a broad-based professional degree program which gives equal emphasis to various subfields in the field of travel and tourism studies. Students will be equipped with the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes and ethics necessary to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, and to work at a pace needed for a successful career. The rigorous core curriculum provides a solid foundation, rooted in tourism fundamentals. Beyond the core, students are able to tailor their education to meet their goals and interests through a variety of elective courses. The BTTM program begins with a set of required foundation and core courses and then offers more specialized courses.
Foundational and Compulsory Courses
The foundational courses for BTTM will help students to acquire the language and quantitative reasoning skills they will need to succeed in today’s travel and tourism career along with basic and specialized knowledge in the field. These courses develop students’ comprehension, analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills. The intention of offering these foundation courses is that students will have the opportunity to diversify their study experience and build a broader base of knowledge to properly understand the core courses and develop competency.
Students need to do an internship as approved by the university. The purpose of the internship is to provide students with the real-life, on-the-job exposure and an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in real-life situation. Students’ interest and intended area of concentration are taken into account while making the internship placement decisions.
The internship placement maybe with any organization, association, or business where the knowledge and skills of travel and tourism management are applicable. Students should not commit to working with any potential internship host until they have had a preliminary discussion and approval to do so from the program or internship coordinator. The internship coordinator has discretionary authority to grant or refuse permission depending upon circumstances. The internship coordinator will offer guidance and suggestions for specific organizations if students struggle to find an appropriate placement. Throughout the internship period, the coordinator will be in contact with students to monitor their performance and help them get the most from their professional experience.
Students are required to do an independent capstone research project that involves fieldwork and its empirical analysis. At the end, students must prepare a report of this work in the prescribed format and submit it to the authorized person of the university. The objective of this research project is to develop students’ skills in research, particularly in the areas of data collection, processing, analysis, and report writing. Students are encouraged to choose projects which will complement their academic interests, coursework and career aspirations. These reports will be evaluated by the concerned authority of the university.
Eligibility for Admission
The BTTM program is tailored to serve the needs of bright young students who have completed twelve years of education and are looking for an education in travel and tourism management profession and to find employment opportunities in the related field.
This program is open to students with diverse educational backgrounds including humanities, social sciences, sciences and management. However, it is a program with challenging curricula and contents, so students who have excellent academic record are likely to do well in the program. Accordingly, candidates for this program will be carefully screened through a selective admission process.
An eligible candidate for admission to the degree course in Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management should have a record of completion of 12th Standard Examination (H.S.E.B. 10+2) in any stream with English as passing subject and has secured 45% marks at the 12th standard.
Eligible candidate will also need to pass the entrance test to be taken by the University.
Duration of Study
The duration for the completion of the program is as follows:
- Normal duration: 4 years (or 8 semesters)
- Maximum duration allowed to complete the degree requirements: 8 years
A full-time student has to take a minimum of 15 credits per semester.
Semester, Evaluation and Grading
The length of a semester shall consist no fewer than 16 calendar weeks and 48 contact hours for a three-credit course. The inclusion of breaks or holidays within any particular semester shall be at the discretion of the university so long as the university is in compliance with the criteria that defines a week of instructional time, and is in compliance with the criteria for awarding semester credit hours.
The credit hour assigned to each course of this program varies depending on tutorial and practical work hours in a week. One lecture hour or contact hour per week per semester is assigned one credit. That is, a three-credit course should be taught for the total of a minimum of 48 hours. If the course is taught by more than one faculty member, the total contact hours should add up to the same number. then one of the members is designated as the primary course instructor of that course.
A full-time load of five courses per semester at the BTTM level would equate to approximately five contact hours per day or 25 hours per week, for a minimum of 450 hours per semester.
Evaluation will be conducted by internal assessment with 50 percent by continuous assessment and 50 percent through end-of-semester examinations. The breakdown of allocated marks for internal assessment will be specified in the university regulationsA student is required to pass the internal and external evaluations independently. The final grade awarded on the basis of his/her consolidated performance in both internal and external evaluations.
LBU follows a four-point letter grade system. The results will be expressed as grades. The letter grades awarded to students will be finalized after discussion with the concerned authorities.
For the award of the BTTM degree, students must:
- Secure a minimum CGPA of 2.0 on the 4.0 grade scale;
- Complete all the courses and project work as specified in the curriculum within the maximum time period specified; and
- Have no outstanding financial obligations to the University and the University.
|1st||2nd – 8th|
|1||Entrance Exam Fee||500||0|
|4||Tution fee per Month||3500||3500|
|6||Game and Sports||250||250|
|12||Mid Term Examination||1000||1000|
|13||Exam Fee (End of Semester)||1000||1000|
|15||Thesis Viva/Report Writing||0||0|
|16||Campus Development Fund||2000||0|
|18||Field Work/Field Visit||2500||2500|
|Five Months Fee||17500||17500|
|Fee During Time of Admission||20100||15600|
|Fee @ Time of Final Examination||20100||15600|
|Total Fee of Program||258600|
|Total Fee for SAARC students||323250|
|Total Fee for Intln. Students||517200|