One of the most beautiful countries on earth, Nepal is a paradise for the nature lover. There’s no doubt, it has a lot to offer and can be the best tourist destination. And the good news is tourist inflow is exponentially growing in the recent years which has increased the need of the efficient manpower and this is exactly why the Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management program is gaining the popularity.
Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management program aspires to equip students with knowledge and skills required to function efficiently in the tourism sector. The program provides industry-driven training and education which is essential to enhance the quality of tourism sector. Under this program, students undertake courses such as Fundamentals of Travel and Tourism Management, Computer and information Technology, Hospitality Operations and Management, Tourism and Hospitality Accounting, Tourism in Nepal, Eco-Tourism, Travel Service Operation Management, Tourism Marketing, Culture and Social Psychology for Tourism, E-Tourism, Entrepreneurship in Travel and Tourism, Sustainable Tourism Development, etc. Students are not limited to classroom learning rather they are provided with an opportunity to learn outside the classroom. The program incorporates case work, seminars, field work and practical work.
Some objectives of the BTTM program are:
The program is designed to produce the manpower capable to fill in the mid-level position in the dynamic tourism industry. Other goals include:
Provide theoretical and practical knowledge of the tourism sector and its operation
Develop managerial and leadership skills
Develop confidence and entrepreneurial skills
Carry out the research and develop a reading habit
Build a strong base for the higher studies in Nepal and abroad
Cost of Study
The cost of studying Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management is relatively low. The tuition fee ranges from NRs. 1,60,00 to NRs. 300,000. This does not cover end-semester examination charge, trip cost, cultural function and sports event.
Duration of Course
The degree is awarded after the successful completion of four years of full-time study. There will be eight semesters: 2 semesters each year. The program consists of 126 credit hours.
Career Prospect in Nepal
The tourism industry in Nepal is flourishing. Since the number of tourist visiting Nepal is increasing, it is in need of more manpower which has increased the employment opportunities. Some typical employers of this degree holder are hotels, resorts, travel agencies, tour operators, casinos, convention centers and restaurants. The Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management grads can serve as executive house keeper, operations manager, hotel general manager, tourism and travel advisers, ticketing officer, restaurant manager, tour guide, reservation agent, sales executive, flight attendant, handicapped traveler aide, ship captain, luggage porter, cruise staff and tourist information centre representative.
Candidates willing to enroll in the Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management should have completed 12 years of formal education
Completed +2 in any stream (Management, Humanities and Science) through recognized academic institutions
Secured minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in +2
Studied English (100 marks)
Appear and pass the CMAT examination
Complete and signed application form along with an application fee
Copy of academic certificates (SLC/SEE and +2)
Copy of character certificates issued by school and college
Copy of citizenship card
Two recent passport size photographs
Secure at least 40% in CMAT test
Candidate who passes the CMAT test are called for the group discussion and personal interview
Tribhuvan University’s constituent campuses and affiliated colleges should provide scholarship to two deserving students each year. Students who have passed SLC/SEE and +2 from community school and college are eligible to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship covers up to fifty percent of the tuition fee.
The fresher can earn from 15,000 to NRs. 20,000 per month depending upon the position and the organization.
List of college offering BTTM program in Nepal
Colleges affiliated to Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu Model College, located in Kathmandu
Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, located in Kalimati, Kathmandu
Public Youth Campus, located in Chettrapatti, Kathmandu
Nepal College of Travel and Tourism Management, located in Gaushala, Kathmandu
Further Study Option
Grads with the Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management degree are eligible to enroll in Master in Travel and Tourism Management (MTTM).
Certificate in Hospitality Management (CHM)
Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (DHTM)
Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism Management (BSTM)
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM)
Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Studies (BTTS)
Bachelor of Mountain Tourism Management (BMTM)
Bachelor of Business Administration – Travel and Tourism (BBA – TT)
Bachelor in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BHTM)