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B.A. in Tourism, History and Journalism(B.A. THJ)

Course Duration

6 Semesters
( 3 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

Pass in PUC / 10+2 of any recognized Board / Council or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to

Overview

Introduced in the academic year 2021-2022, the latest addition to our vast courses, this three-year undergraduate programme is designed for students who are aspiring for a career in the fields of Tourism, Journalism, and History. The programme will equip students with expertise in the tourism and hospitality sector, along with offering an edge and expertise in Journalism and Mass Communications. The programme will also make students adept at historical studies. The forte of this programme is its multi-faceted approach to prepare skilled, confident, well-groomed, and diligent graduates who are well-versed in the integral workings of the Tourism & Hospitality industry.

Join this programme and tap into the advantages of an industry that is expected to create over 45 million jobs in India by 2025. A career in travel and tourism studies can groom you for a career in one of the largest and most profitable industries in the world, and contribute significantly to the foreign exchange earned.

The need of the hour in the present day automated world is for highly skilled and passionate human resources who are prepared to seek multitudinal ways to solve problems and offer curated solutions for the satisfaction of stakeholders in the industry. Though this programme is focused towards preparing dynamic aspirants for Travel and Tourism Sector, at the same time, it also offers the advantages of preparing for careers in journalism that includes job profiles ranging from news journalism in print electronic and new media, public relations, and advertising to content writing and social media marketing. The captivating field of history also provides opportunities to work in museums, galleries, libraries and other historical archives and when interspersed with elements in Mass Communication provides opportunities in ethnographic documentary-making and historical video-making for broadcast and new media.

Course Curriculum

01

  • Environmental Science

02

  • Communicative English – I

03

  • Language – II: Kannada-I

04

  • Language – II: Hindi-I

05

  • Language – II: Additional English-I

06

  • Tourism – I (Travel and Tourism Industry)

07

  • Tourism Practical - I

08

  • History – I (History of Ancient India)

09

  • Journalism - I (Introduction to Media & Communication)

10

  • Journalism Practical - I

11

  • Interdisciplinary Elective 1 - Comic and Graphic Narratives

12

  • Interdisciplinary Elective 2 – Event Management

13

  • Interdisciplinary Elective 3 - Tourism Entrepreneurship

01

  • Indian Constitution and Human Rights

02

  • Communicative English – II

03

  • Language – II: Kannada-II

04

  • Language – II: Hindi-II

05

  • Language – II: Additional English-II

06

  • Tourism – II (Tourism Products)

07

  • Tourism Practical - II

08

  • History – II (History of Medieval India)

09

  • Journalism - II (Reporting & Editing)

10

  • Journalism Practical – II

11

  • Interdisciplinary Elective 4- Skill Acquisition and Training

12

  • Interdisciplinary Elective 5 –Global Perspectives of Human Rights

13

  • Interdisciplinary Elective 6 – Popular Culture

01

  • Language – II: Kannada-III

02

  • Language – II: Hindi-III

03

  • Language – II: Additional English-III

04

  • Tourism – III (Travel Agency and Tour Operations Management)

05

  • Tourism Practical – III

06

  • History – III (Karnataka – Society, Economy and Culture)

07

  • Journalism - III (Audio-Visual Production)

08

  • Journalism Practical - III

09

  • Open Elective

10

  • Skill Development Course – I

11

  • MOOC

01

  • Language II: Kannada-IV

02

  • Language II: Kannada-IV

03

  • Language II: Additional English-IV

04

  • Tourism – IV (Transport in Travel and Tourism)

05

  • Tourism Practical – IV

06

  • History – IV (History of Modern India)

07

  • Journalism – IV (Fundamentals of Media Research)

08

  • Journalism Practical - IV

09

  • Interdisciplinary Elective 7 – Personality, Identity and Self-Presentation

10

  • Interdisciplinary Elective 8 – Cyber Media Practices

11

  • Interdisciplinary Elective 9 – Academic and Content Writing

12

  • Minor Research Project

13

  • Skill Development Course - II

01

  • Tourism – V (Principles and Concepts of Hospitality Management)

02

  • History – V (History of India after Independence)

03

  • Journalism -V (Media Laws & Ethics)

04

  • Tourism – VI (A) (Airfare Ticketing and CRS)

05

  • Tourism – VI (B) (Human Resource Management)

06

  • Tourism Practical -VI (A) (Airfare Ticketing and CRS)

07

  • Tourism Practical -VI (B) (Human Resource Management)

08

  • History – VI (A) (History of Modern Europe, 1789 – 1945 A.D.)

09

  • History – VI (B) (History of China and Japan since 1900)

10

  • Journalism -VI (A) (Brand Ecology)

11

  • Journalism -VI (B) (Fundamentals of Photography)

12

  • Journalism Practical -VI (A) (Brand Ecology)

13

  • Journalism Practical -VI (B) (Fundamentals of Photography)

14

  • Soft Skills Training - I

01

  • Tourism – VII (Tourism Marketing)

02

  • History – VII (India and Her Neighbours)

03

  • Journalism -VII (Advertising & Corporate Communication)

04

  • Tourism – VIII (A) (Sustainable and Eco-Tourism)

05

  • Tourism – VIII (B) (Resort Management)

06

  • Tourism Practical – VIII (A) (Sustainable and Eco-Tourism)

07

  • Tourism Practical – VIII (B) (Resort Management)

08

  • History – VIII (A) (European History)

09

  • History – VIII (B) (Contemporary History of the World)

10

  • Journalism -VIII (A) (New Media)

11

  • Journalism - VIII (B) (Documentary Production)

12

  • Journalism Practical – VIII (A) (New Media)

13

  • Journalism Practical – VIII (B) (Documentary Production)

14

  • Soft Skills Training - II

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO-1:

Take up Higher Education and carryout research in Universities at national and international level.

PEO-2:

Work as an executive in Public, Private, Corporate and Government Sector as techno managers, academicians, administrators or entrepreneurs, investigative agencies with effective Communication and ethics.

PEO-3:

Launch your own enterprise and communicate with customers effectively and adapt lifelong learning Skills for expanding Business.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

On successful completion of the program, the graduates of B.A. (Tourism, History, Journalism) will be able to:

PO 1

Disciplinary knowledge: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and in understanding Tourism, History and Journalism study.

PO 2

Reasoning: Analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from evidence and experiences from an open-minded and reasoned perspective.

PO 3

Problem solving: Extrapolate and apply their competencies to solve different kinds of non-familiar problems and apply one’s learning to real life situations using curriculum content knowledge.

PO 4

Environment and Sustainability: Understand the issues of environmental contexts and sustainable development.

PO 5

Research-related skills: Recognize cause-and-effect relationships, define problems, formulate hypotheses, test hypotheses, analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from data, establish hypotheses, predict cause-and-effect relationships; ability to plan, execute and report the results of investigation

PO 6

Ethics: Recognize different value systems including your own, understand the moral dimensions of your decisions, and accept responsibility for them.

PO 7

Cooperation/Team work: Work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams; facilitate cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group, and act together as a group or a team in the interests of a common cause and work efficiently as a member of a team.

PO 8

Communication Skills: Express thoughts and ideas effectively in writing and orally; Communicate with others using appropriate media; confidently share one’s views and express herself/himself; demonstrate the ability to listen carefully, read and write analytically, and present complex information in a clear and concise manner to different groups

PO 9

Self-directed and Life-long Learning: Self-directed and Life-long Learning: Acquire the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context socio-technological changes.

Programme Specific Outcomes

On successful completion of the program, the graduates of B.A. (Tourism, History, Journalism) will be able to:

  • PSO1: Demonstrate the Knowledge in Tourism, History and Journalism.
  • PSO2: Analyze the history of various places which are important tourist places and report effectively.
  • PSO3: Use different techniques and tools to identify the historic places and prepare a document.

Career Opportunities

  • Travel Journalist
  • Travel Photographer
  • Blogger & Vlogger Archivist
  • Heritage Manager
  • Historic Buildings Conservation Officer
  • Museum or Art Gallery Curator
  • Vast opportunities in the fields of Academia and Research
Application Fee
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50
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