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Diploma in travel and tourism


  • BA - Tourism
  • BA - Tourism Studies ( BTS )
  • BBA - Travel  & Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Tourism Business Management
  • PG Diploma in Travel 7 Tourism Management
  • PG Diploma in TOurism Management  ( PGDTM )
  • Communication
  • International Tourism Specialist Training
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Personality Development
  • Tour Management
  • Tour Operation
  • Travel & Tourism 


With such a range of courses on offer here are the eligibility criteria of each course level:-

Undergraduate Level:-

  • Must be between 17 to 20 years of age
  • Must have qualified the 10 + 2 board examination

Post Graduate Level:-

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% aggregate marks

M.Phil Level:-

  • Must have a Masters in Tourism or a related subject with 55% aggregate marks

Doctoral Level:-

  • Must have an M.Phil in Tourism or a related subject
  • Must have scored at least 55% in post graduation Must submit a research proposal while applying.



Here is a list of 10 well known colleges and universities that offer courses in areas of travel and tourism:-

Name of College


Courses Offered

Entrance Exam

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM)

Bhubaneswar, Gwalior, New Delhi, Nellore, Goa

Post Graduate: Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) in Tourism and Travel (Bhubaneshwar and Gwalior), PGDM in International Business with Focus on Tourism and Logistics (Bhubaneshwar and Gwalior), PGDM in Tourism & Leisure (New Delhi and Gwalior), PGDM in Tourism and Cargo (Nellore), PGDM in Services (Gwalior)

Post Graduate: All India Admission Test

Sir VithaldasThakersey College of Home Science


Diploma: Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Diploma: Entrance Test conducted by the college

Department of Tourism Hospitality of Heritage Studies, JamiaMiliaIslamia University

New Delhi

Undergraduate: B.A.(Hons.)(Tourism and Hospitality)

Diploma: Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management

Certificate: Certificate in Tourism and Travel Management

Undergraduate, Diploma, Certificate: Entrance tests conducted by the University

Avalon Academy

New Delhi

Diploma: Diploma in Travel and Tourism (Aptech certified)

Diploma: Merit based

United Mission Junior and Degree College


Certificate: Certificate Course in Travel and Tourism

Certificate: Merit based

Presentation College of Applied Sciences (Mahatma Gandhi University)


Undergraduate: B.Com (Travel & Tourism)

Post Graduate: M.T.A (Tourism Administration)

Undergraduate and Post Graduate: Entrance test conducted by University

School of Tourism Studies (Mahatma Gandhi University)


Post Graduate: Master of Tourism Management (MTM) with specialization in Aviation Management, Tour Operations and Health Tourism

Post Graduate: Entrance exam conducted by the University

Department of Tourism Studies (Christ University)


Certificate: Travel and Tourism Management

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Commerce (Travel & Tourism Mgmt)

Postgraduate: Master of Tourism Administration (MTA)

International Certifications: IATA (International Air Transport Association) / UFTAA (United Federation of Travel Agents Association)

M Phil: Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Tourism

Doctoral: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Tourism

Undergraduate and Post Graduate: Merit based

M.Phil and Doctoral: NET / SLET

Institute of Tourism Studies (University of Lucknow)


Undergraduate: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA- Tourism), Travel and Tourism Management (TTM)

Diploma: Diploma in International Airlines Ticketing & CRS

Post Graduate: Master of Business Administration (MBA- Tourism), Post Graduate Diploma in Travel Management (PGDTM)

All: Merit based


Centers all around India

Diploma: Diploma in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel Management, Diploma in Hospitality, Travel and Customer Service

Diploma: Merit based


Entrance exams for Travel and Tourism Courses:-

Although most colleges admit students to its undergraduate and post graduate level courses according to their previous academic performances, there are some like JamiaMillia University and IITTM that conduct entrance exams to select students:-

Exam Level

Name of Exam

Conducting Body

Month of Issue of Forms

Exam Date

Undergraduate Level

Entrance Test

JamiaMilliaIslamia University



Post Graduate Level

All India Entrance Test






For Undergraduate Entrance Exams -

Students might need to study all or some of the following subjects – History, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Geography, Economics, General English and Science. You will need to first go through the syllabus and then study accordingly. The subjects are usually of the class 10 to 12 level. You will need to go back to your text books for this. Practicing previous years papers will help build your confidence.

For Post Graduate Entrance Exams -

In the post graduate level, the entrance exam comprises objective type questions pertaining to topics of Language Proficiency, Logical Reasoning, Numerical Ability and General Awareness. IITTM Tourism & Travel Entrance Exams by Bookhive’s Study Circle is a good guide book for preparing for the IITTM entrance test. You can also study from MBA preparing guides to practice your numerical, logical reasoning and English language.


Skills required :- 

Good communication and presentation skills is essential in the industry where service to the customer is of utmost importance. An outgoing, friendly personality; ability to handle people, verbal fluency, aptitude for languages will be advantageous to be successful in the field. One should also have an up-to-date knowledge of available facilities and services in the field. In the administrative or managerial level, organising ability, an ability to make decisions, solve problems, work effectively within a team will be essentiaL


Career Prospects:-

Career prospects are bright as professionals in this field get employment in tourism department, in ground staff of airlines, and with tour operators. The outlook in travel and tourism industry are bright as India is fast emerging as a sought after travel destination and there is need for many qualified professionals in this field.

Officers in the Directorate and Departments of Tourism are recruited from among the candidates who have done civil service, drawn from the Civil/administrative services of the State and Central governments. A degree in travel and tourism is required for operational jobs in government organisations. Information assistants at the office of the Tourism departments are selected through competitive examinations held by the Staff Selection Commission. The eligibility is graduation with knowledge of Indian history, art and architecture, besides proficiency in English. These vacancies are advertised through he employment news.