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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 thereto.


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 to 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 preparing 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 on preparing dynamic aspirants for the Travel and Tourism Sector, at the same time, it also offers the advantages of preparing for careers in journalism that include 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 for ethnographic documentary-making and historical video-making for broadcast and new media.

Course Curriculum

01Environmental Science

02Communicative English – I

03Language – II

  • Kannada-I
  • Hindi-I
  • Additional English-I

04Tourism – I (Travel and Tourism Industry)

05Tourism Practical - I

06History – I (History of Ancient India)

07Journalism - I (Introduction to Media & Communication)

08 Journalism Practical - I


  • Interdisciplinary Elective 1 - Comic and Graphic Narratives
  • Interdisciplinary Elective 2- Event Management (Entrepreneurship)
  • Interdisciplinary Elective 3 - Tourism Entrepreneurship

01Indian Constitution and Human Rights

02Communicative English – II

03Language – II

  • Kannada-II
  • Hindi-II
  • Additional English-II

04Tourism – II (Tourism Products)

05Tourism Practical - II

06History – II (History of Medieval India)

07Journalism - II(Reporting & Editing)

08Journalism Practical – II


  • Interdisciplinary Elective 4- Skill Acquisition and Training (Skill Development)
  • Interdisciplinary Elective 5 –Global Perspectives of Human Rights
  • Interdisciplinary Elective 6 – Popular Culture

01Language – II

  • Kannada-III
  • Hindi-III
  • Additional English-III

02Tourism – III (Travel Agency and Tour Operations Management) (Entreprenuership)

03Tourism Practical – III

04History – III (Karnataka – Society, Economy and Culture)

05Journalism - III(Audio-Visual Production)(Skill Development)

06Journalism Practical - III

07Open Elective

08Skill Development Course – I


01Language – II

  • Kannada-IV
  • Hindi-IV
  • Additional English-IV

02Tourism – IV (Transport in Travel and Tourism)

03Tourism Practical – IV

04History – IV (History of Modern India)

05Journalism – IV (Fundamentals of Media Research) (Innovation)

06Journalism Practical - IV


  • Interdisciplinary Elective 7 –Personality, Identity and Self-Presentation (Entreprenuership)
  • Interdisciplinary Elective 8 – Cyber Media Practices
  • Interdisciplinary Elective 9 – Academic and Content Writing (Employability)

08Minor Research Project

09Skill Development Course - II

01Tourism – V (Principles and Concepts of Hospitality Management) (Employability)

02History – V (History of India after Independence)

03Journalism -V (Media Laws & Ethics)


  • Tourism – VI (A) (Airfare Ticketing and CRS) (Employability)
  • Tourism – VI (B) (Human Resource Management) (Employability)


  • Tourism Practical -VI (A) (Airfare Ticketing and CRS) (Entrepreneurship)
  • Tourism Practical -VI (B) (Human Resource Management)


  • History – VI (A) (History of Modern Europe, 1789 – 1945 A.D.)
  • History – VI (B) (History of China and Japan since 1900)


  • Journalism -VI (A) (Brand Ecology) (Skill Development) (Skill Development)
  • Journalism -VI (B) (Fundamentals of Photography)


  • Journalism Practical -VI (A) (Brand Ecology)
  • Journalism Practical -VI (B) (Fundamentals of Photography)

09Soft Skills Training - I

10Toursim -VIII (B) Resort Management (Entrepreneurship)

11Toursim Practical -VIII (B) Resort Management (Entrepreneurship)

12Journalism -VIII (B) Documentary Production (Intellectual Property Right)

13Journalism Practical-VIII (B) Documentary Production (Intellectual Property Right)

01Tourism – VII (Tourism Marketing)

02History – VII (India and Her Neighbours)

03Journalism -VII (Advertising & Corporate Communication)

04Tourism – VIII (A) (Sustainable and Eco-Tourism)

05Tourism – VIII (B) (Resort Management) (Entreprenuership)

06Tourism Practical – VIII (A) (Sustainable and Eco-Tourism)

07Tourism Practical – VIII (B) (Resort Management)

08History – VIII (A) (European History)

09History – VIII (B) (Contemporary History of the World)

10Journalism -VIII (A) (New Media)

11Journalism - VIII (B) (Documentary Production) (Skill Development)

12Journalism Practical – VIII (A) (New Media)

13Journalism Practical – VIII (B) (Documentary Production)

14Soft Skills Training - II

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)


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


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.


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
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50