MU starts new tourism course1 min read
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) in collaboration with Waikato University, New Zealand have started a three years course in Hotel Management, Travels and Tourism at Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) on January 15.
The course gives the student an opportunity to complete his course in Waikato University, provided the student has a 75 percent aggregate in total after completion of 18 months. MU will offer a certificate while Waikato University will award the student the Bachelor of Hotel Management, Tourism and Travel (BHMTT). The student can also choose to complete his course from Manipal as well.
There will be two semesters when the admission for the BHMTT course will take place. One is in the month of January, where the student will be admitted on the basis of his plus two marks and next in August, where the student will have to appear for an entrance exam in order to get admission.
Jyotsna Lobo, Associate Faculty, Tourism Department, WGHSA, said, “The reason behind starting this course is that, the tourism industry currently in India is booming. The other industry may have had their ups and downs due to recession, but tourism department has continued to flourish.”
Lobo further added that, “We have collaborated with the department of commerce, which will allow the students to learn the commercial aspects of the industry. So not only will the student learn the nuances of hotel management, but will also learn how tourism industry works in general.”
When asked what the future of the course is, Lobo seemed optimistic despite the fact that the University has been successful in admitting only couple of students till now. Lobo said that despite the course being new, it is interesting and certainly has a great future ahead.
Sub-edited by Toshia Kader