Broucher for B. Voc. Tourism & Hospitality Management
HRD, Government of India had issued an Executive Order in September 2011 for
National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) & National
Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF). The University Grants Commission (UGC)
has launched a scheme on skills development based higher education as part of
college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B. Voc.) Degree
with multiple exits such as Diploma/Advanced Diploma under the NSQF. The B. Voc.
programme is focused on universities and colleges providing undergraduate
studies which would also incorporate specific job roles and their NOSs along with
broad based general education. This would enable the graduates completing B. Voc.
to make a meaningful participation in accelerating India’s economy by gaining
appropriate employment, becoming entrepreneurs and creating appropriate knowledge.
Based on this, in our college Bachelor
of Vocation in Tourism & Hospitality Management (B.Voc.) is started
from Academic Year 2018-19. It is an undergraduate course for 3 years with
multiple exits such as Certificate, Diploma, Advance Diploma & Degree. Curriculum details would include a suitable mix of
general education and skill development which are designed for specific
job roles in tourism and hotel industries. The course includes content which
equip skill development component in the candidate. Each year includes
practical as well as theory courses which impart appropriate and relevant
knowledge of the industry. The candidate will be exposed to project work and on
the job training in the industry so as to become ready to work in the tourism
industry. Graduates of this
course find a lot of jobs both in India and outside it.
students should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream
from a recognized school board.
B.Voc. Tourism Employment Areas
- Food Industry
- Government Tourism Departments
- Hospitality Industry
- Hotels and Allied Service Industries
- Immigration and Customs Services
- Ticketing Agencies
- Tour Operators
- Transport and Cargo Companies
- Transport Corporations
- Travel Agencies
The following employment opportunities are visualized
for B. Voc. Tourism and Hospitality Management.
& travel management
in tourism industries
certification levels will lead to Diploma/Advanced Diploma/B. Voc.
in one or more vocational areas and will be offered under the
of the University. This is out-lined in Table I.
1 Year 5
Diploma 2 Years 6
B.Voc. Degree 3 Years 7
Examination and Assessment
The assessment for the general education
component should be done by the university as per their prevailing standards
The assessment for the skill development
components should necessarily focus on practical demonstrations of the skills
The university may like to consult the
respective Sector Skill Council for designing the examination and assessment
pattern for the skill development components. The university may also consider
using the designated assessors of Sector Skill Councils/industry associations
for the conduct of practical assessment.
The university has to necessarily
establish a credit based assessment and evaluation system for the B.Voc.
The curriculum in each of the years of the programme would be
a suitable mix of general education and skill development components.
Curriculum details should be worked before introduction of the
Skill Development Components:
The focus of skill development components shall be to equip
students with appropriate knowledge, practice and attitude, so as to become
work ready. The skill development components should be relevant to the
industries as per their requirements.
The curriculum should necessarily embed within itself,
National Occupational Standards (NOSs) of specific job roles within the
industry sector(s). This would enable the students to meet the learning
outcomes specified in the NOSs.
The overall design of the skill development component along
with the job roles selected should be such that it leads to a comprehensive
specialization in one or two domains.
In case NOS is not available for a specific area / job role,
the university/college should get the curriculum for this developed in
consultation with industry experts.
The curriculum should also focus on work-readiness skills in
each of the three years.
Adequate attention needs to be given in curriculum design to
practical work, on the job training, development of student portfolios and
GUIDELINES FOR B.Voc.
The general education component should adhere to the normal university
standards. It should emphasize and offer courses which provide holistic
development. However, it should not exceed 40% of the total curriculum.
Adequate emphasis should be given to language and communication skills.
curriculum should be designed in a manner that at the end of year- 1, year-2
and year-3, students are able to meet below mentioned level descriptors for
level 5, 6 and 7 of NSQF, respectively:
for credit calculations
This section contains credit framework guidelines. The
university/college should use these guidelines or adapt them.
The following formula should be used for conversion of time
into credit hours.
Credit would mean equivalent of 15 periods of 60 minutes each, for theory,
workshops/labs and tutorials;
internship/field work, the credit weightage for equivalent hours shall be 50%
of that for lectures/workshops;
self-learning, based on e-content or otherwise, the credit weightage for
equivalent hours of study should be 50% or less of that for lectures/workshops.