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MA (Hospitality and Tourism Management) – MHTM 

100 % placements in all passed-out batches

Placements in HR, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Purchase, Banking, Academics, Research, NGOs, MICE, Travel, Inbound and outbound Tour, Forex, Airlines, Cruise, IT, Hotels, Events & Entertainment.

Placements in Kerala, India, the Middle East, Europe, UK.

Students mentored and incubated into successful entrepreneurs in the service sector.  

Internship & placement tie-ups with Hospitality and Tourism groups in India and the UAE.

Industry Internships pan India and abroad- in different service sector organizations.

Tie-ups for industry certifications and value-addition workshops.

MA (Hospitality and Tourism Management) – MHTM, is a four-semester programme with its curriculum bringing together core management areas and key skills decided in consultation with industry and academia experts. The highlight of the programme is industry internships every semester, adding up to a total of 5 months by the end of the programme. Industry engagement is woven into the curriculum helping learners to come face-to-face with successful entrepreneurs, top executives, and seasoned alumni. In addition, the MHTM programme allows flexible specialization opportunities in different service sector avenues.

Core areas:

  • Principles and Practice of Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting and Finance Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behaviour and People skills
  • Strategic Leadership and Change Management
  • Entrepreneurship Development and Project Management
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Hotel, Restaurant, Events Management.
  • Culture, Heritage, Tourism Geography and  Product Development
  • Information Technology and E-Commerce
  • Destination Planning, Development, and Management
  • Research Methods and Quantitative Techniques

Key skills

  • Quantitative, Analytical, and Critical-thinking skills
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence
  • Innovation and leadership
  • Autonomous and continuous learning
  • Itinerary Preparation, International Tour planning, and Management.
  • Information Technology

The MHTM programme envisages a student-centered learning and teaching approach, where the central focus is on learning. Instead of merely transferring knowledge, a teaching process that facilitates learning in an experiential way is emphasized. Self-directed and continuous learning skills are also stressed. It is expected that the students be empowered to use their autonomy as learners to gain and practice specific knowledge and skills. The outcome-focused pedagogy adopted for the curriculum transaction consists of:

  • Case studies & Collaborative Tasks
  • Role plays, Creative presentations
  • Industrial visits & Practicum
  • Expert Lectures / Seminars/ Expert Training / Workshops
  • Internships & Research Projects
  • Online Courses (MOOC)
  • Simulations & Game Learning
  • Paper presentations in international and national workshops
  • Video production, YouTube broadcasting & Blog/Vlog creation

Eligibility: Candidates seeking admission to the MHTM programme through the Credit and Semester System shall be required to have a minimum pass mark or equivalent grade in any undergraduate programme of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, or of any recognized University or authority accepted by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam as equivalent thereto.

Procedure: Selection of the students is made on the basis of the merit list prepared and published. The merit marks will be the cumulative score of any one of the national-level Management entrance examinations (like MAT, CAT, CMAT, or similar national level examination), Group Discussion, and Personal Interview. The total marks shall be calculated out of 150. The breakup of marks shall be :

  • Entrance Test: 50 marks
  • Group Discussion: 50 marks
  • Personal Interview: 50 marks

50% marks or equivalent grade in any degree approved by UGC