IGNOU COURSES

Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies) (BTS)

Updated on 21 Jul, 2014


Bachelor of Arts (Tourism Studies) (BTS)

Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 6 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 7,500
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

BPP from IGNOU or 10+2 or its equivalent.

Medium of Instructions : English and Hindi

Programme Fee:

1st Year: Rs. 2500/-

2nd Year: Rs. 2500/-

3rd Year: Rs. 2500/-

 

The objective of this programme is to provide knowledge, competence, and skills in the professional area of tourism at the Bachelor’s Degree level. This programme, like other Bachelor’s Degree Programmes can be completed in three years. Learners will need to complete 96 credits in order to qualify for the BTS degree. The programme is available both in English and Hindi.

First Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 FHS-01  Foundation Course in Humanities and Social Sciences  8
 FGT 1  Foundation Course in Gujarati  4
 FKD-1  Foundation Course in Kannada  4
 FML-1  Foundation Course in Malayalam  4
 FMT-1  Foundation Course in Marathi  4
 FOR-1  Foundation Course in Oriya  4
 FPB-1  Foundation Course in Punjabi  4
 FTM-1  Foundation Course in Tamil  4
 FTG-1  Foundation Course in Telugu  4
 FTG-1  Foundation Course in Telugu  4
 FEG-1  Foundation Course in English-1  4
 FHD-1  Foundation Course in Hindi-1  4
 FHS-1  Foundation Course IN Humanities AND Social Sciences  4
 TS-1  Foundation Course in Tourism  8
 TS-2  Tourism Development: Products, Operations and Case Studies  8
 FBG-1  Foundation Course in Bengali  4

Second Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 FST-1  Foundation Course in Science and Technology  8
 TS-4  Indian Culture: Perspective for Tourism  8
 PTS-4  Project on Indian Culture: A Perspective for Tourism  4
 TS-5  Ecology, Environment and Tourism  8
 PTS-5  Project on Ecology, Environment and Tourism  4

Third Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 EEG-03  Communication Skills in English  8
 TS-3  Management in Tourism  8
 TS-6  Tourism Marketing  8
 PTS-6  Project on Tourism Marketing  4
 AOM-1  Office Organisation Management  4
 ASP-1  Secretarial Practice  4
 TS-7  Human Resource Development  8
 AHE-1  Human Environment  8
 EHI-1  Modern India, 1857-1964`  8
 EHI-2  India: Earliest Times to 8th Century A.D.  8
 EHI-3  India From 8th to 15th Century A.D.  8
 EHI-4  India From 16th to Mid 18th Century A.D.  8
 ESO-15  Society and Religion  8

Future Prospects: This is a professional programme and can provide jobs in Travel and Tourism sectors.  In terms of further study one can pursue Master’s in Tourism Management.

Teleconferencing

Teleconferencing is a one-way video and two-way audio facility. Teleconferencing will be held every month. During teleconferencing session, you will get an opportunity to interact by phone in facility or fax with the resource persons/experts who participate in teleconferencing session and clear your doubts immediately. The teleconferencing facility will be available at the Regional Centre and Selected Study Centres.

The teleconferencing schedule will be sent to the Programme In-charge and Regional Director who would inform the students. Teleconferencing is done through Gyan Darshan Channel. You must regularly attend these sessions. These will help you to clarify doubts and interact with other learners all over the country.

Radio Counselling

Radio counselling will be held through FM and you can ask questions free of cost with phone in facilities right from your home. A toll free telephone number 110012345 has been provided for this purpose.

Telecast

The programme will also be telecasted through DD Metro channel and schedule will be informed to students in advance.

Audio-video Programme

Audio and video programmes for each course have been prepared to support your learning. These Audio-video programmes in the form of cassettes are available at all Programme Study Centres. These Audio and video cassettes will be provided for viewing and listening. You can also hire the cassettes for viewing and listening.

Attendance

Students will be required to complete seventy-five percent attendance in theory counselling to become eligible for appearing in Term-end Examination. Similarly, students will be required to complete 90% attendance in practical contact sessions to become eligible for appearing in practical examination.

Continuous Evaluation of Theory Component

Assignments

Assignment is a means of continuing assessment of theory and practical. Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case you are unable to answer a particular question. Thus assignments also help to reinforce learning in distance learning system of education.

These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own place by referring your blocks. The assignments will cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies). The assignments will carry thirty percent weightage. Students will be required to obtain fifty percent marks as pass percentage in each assignment separately. Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.

Term-end Examination

As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and if carries seventy percent weightage in the Final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year ie, in June and December. 

Students can take the examination only after completion of the course, failing which you can take the same in December or June of subsequent years years within the total span of the programme. In case any student fail to get a pass score in the Tern-end Examination, you will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when if is held, within the total span of the programme.

Regional Centres: