IGNOU COURSES

Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)

Updated on 11 Jan, 2011


Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 3,500
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

BPP from IGNOU or 10+2 or its equivalent

Medium of Instructions: English and Hindi

DTS provides learners with the facility to specialise in the chosen operational areas in tourism studies and helps them acquire associated skills. This 36-credit programme has three (3) compulsory core courses (TS-1 to TS-3 listed under BTS), one elective course, and a project related to the elective course (TS-4 to TS-6 and PTS-4 to PTS6 listed under BTS)

Future Prospects: One may go for job in Travel and Tourism Industry or start own business in the area.  For further studies one may go for Bachelor’s in Tourism Studies.
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. Students 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, you will be required to complete ninety percent 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 i.e., 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 students 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.

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