NABAGRAM HIRALAL PAUL COLLEGE

University of Calcutta

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CU

Department of
Hospitality and Tourism

About

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Bachelor of Vocational Courses (B. Voc.) was established in the Academic Year 2018-19 approved by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, under the National Skill Quali?cation Framework (NSQF) and  affiliated  to  University  of  Calcutta.  The  semester wise B.Voc. in Hospitality & Tourism and Retail Management  under  CBCS  (Choice  Based Credit System) programme offered to address the  critical knowledge and skill-sets required to make thecandidate “industry ready” and also shape  “young-entrepreneurs” in the relevant sectors.

The proposed course curriculum has been designed as per the Qualification Packs/Model Curriculum released by Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council (THSC), New Delhi and Retailers’ Association Skill Council of India (RASCI), Mumbai. The curriculum includes general education and skill development components having extensive practical and on-the-job training along with periodic industrial visits and industry interactions. The college has industry  partnerships  with leading tourism, hotel & retail companies which are renewed from time to  time.

Bachelor of Vocational (B.Voc.) Degree has 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 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 hands-on skill  knowledge.

 

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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The B.Voc. Hospitality and Tourism & Retail Management shall include:

  1. General Education Components
  2. Skill Components.
  3. 50% weightage has been assigned to Theory
  4. 10% weightage has been assigned to Practical
  5. 40% weightage has been assigned to Internship
  6. Project/Internship.
  7. Industrial Training.
  8. Soft Skills and Personality Development Programmes.
  9. Study Tours.

 

As per University Grants Commission, New Delhi letter D.O.No. F. 2-7/2014 (CC/NVEQF) Misc. dated 4th August 2016:

 

Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc), a Bachelor level degree specified by UGC under section

  1. 22(3) of UGC Act, 1956 and notified in official Gazette of India dated 19th January, 2013 be  recognized  at  par  with  other  Bachelor  level  degrees  for  competitive  exams conducted by Union/State Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission or other such bodies where the eligibility criteria is “Bachelor Degree in any discipline”.
  2. Students with B.Voc degree are to be considered for trans disciplinary vertical mobility into such courses where entry qualification is a Bachelor degree without specific requirement in a particular discipline.

 

 

About Hospitality & Tourism

Today, service industries are a major source of income for many countries, and bring impact on the economy of both the source and host countries. The B.Voc. Hospitality & Tourism is a specialized undergraduate bachelor's degree programme which prepares graduates to acquire such skills so that they become trained skilled manpower in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry.

The B.Voc. in Tourism & Hospitality is a specialized undergraduate bachelor's degree programme which prepares the graduate to acquire such skills so that they become trained skilled manpower in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry. The curriculum is invigorating and aims at transforming young minds to become responsible professionals capable of adapting to the ever changing the world. Equipped with this unique combination of practical skill inputs and the latest methods of teachings, we believe that our students are bound to be invaluable assets for the  organizations.

We believe in a very professional approach and personalized approach to education. The Department of Hospitality and Tourism acts as a bridge to connect students to industry, with an education in hospitality and tourism you will have a wide range of opportunities ahead of you. We intend to offer field education placements in our programmes to ensure that our students get real world  experience so as to make them available to the global market.

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE:


    • To  provide  judicious  mix  of  skills  relating  to  a  profession  and  appropriate content of General Education.
    • To  integrate  NSQF  within  the  undergraduate  level  of  higher  education  in  order  to enhance employability of the graduates and meet industry requirements.
    • To develop a dynamic manpower suiting to the needs of industries in the context of better employability.
    • To ensure that the students have adequate knowledge and skills, so that they are work ready at each exit point of the program.
    • To expose students to hands-on experiences through Industry Internship (On the Job Training)
    • To inculcate all the desired skills of standard operating procedures & service provisions to meet the needs of today’s customer by providing desired services required in Tourism & Hospitality Industry.
    • To provide flexibility to the students by means of pre-defined entry and multiple exit points.
    • To equip students with hospitality skills required to provide customer satisfaction into the hotel & tourism sector and fulfill guest requirements for food & beverage service, meetings, conferences, events, travel moments & caterings.

MISSION:


 

The mission of Bachelor of Vocational courses (B.Voc.) is truly related to the job orientation of the students exposed to the job market. We want to improve their education and to integrate relevant skills into the higher education system. We provide employable and certifiable skills with theory, practical, internship and hands-on skill education, in order to make education relevant and to create INDUSTRY READY skilled workforce. The  department is to become an agent for  providing quality educational services and training programmes to develop competent and quality human

 

VISION:


  1. To provide employment opportunities for community, neighborhood and transforming them into industry ready human resource.
  2.  Focus on enhancing professional skills to prepare for meaningful employment.
  3. Intense engagement with theory, skill and practice at every level of INTERNSHIP /IT/OJT.
  4. To provide opportunity for vertical progression of education in future.

 

YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT:

The department was established in the Academic Year 2018-19.

 

 

FACILITIES


  • The department is exposed to well establish computer lab with high speed internet connectivity.
  • Use of various ICT tools for effective teaching learning process.
  • Class rooms are well equipped with ICT facilities.
  • A canteen with both vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food available near the department.
  • Labs for Hospitality & Tourism operation (Travel & Tourism, Food Production and Food &Beverage Services).
  • Students of B.Voc. courses are members of the college central library.
  • The department runs a seminar library.

 

SWOC Analysis

STRENGTH:


Mixture of experienced Faculty & Industrial Experts, Conducive Atmosphere for  Learning.

Link with theory, practical & internship in the context of competency development for bright career.

Course has multiple exit and entry options such as Diploma/Advanced Diploma under the NSQF.

Dedicated faculty work hard to uplift the academic outcome of students.

 Department offers Customer Relationship Management, Business Communication  foreign language as French which will help the students in earning livelihood in future.

Cordial & homely relationship between all teachers and students.

The department has good training & placement record.

 

WEAKNESSES:


Lack of adequate awareness among the competent authority of the Government in general and the stakeholders in particular.

Most of the students suffer from their communication skills as far as language is concerned as required by the industry.

Reference books for vocational trade and practical were very less.

 

OPPORTUNITIES


Cent percent placement assured course.

B.Voc. is one of the unique courses which offers our students vertical mobility to higher education as well as job opportunity.

Students with a B.Voc. degree have various scopes in the Hotel, Hospital, Travel, Railways, Banking & Airlines sectors.

 

CHALLENGES:


Laboratory maintenance is very expensive.

Parents feel that vocational courses are inferior to general stream courses.

As this course is a self financing one, it becomes difficult for the college to upgrade the infrastructure solely based on the fees being collected from the students.

Resources to be generated from all the stakeholders as course fees are not affordable by the students hailing from the economically weaker section.

 

The SWOC analysis helps to identify the areas for improvement and growth, which will be addressed in line with the department’s mission and vision.

 

INTAKE CAPACITY

 

Academic Year

 

Programme

Intake Capacity

Registered Candidates

2018-2019

B.Voc

Hospitality & Tourism

50

25

2019-2020

B.Voc

Hospitality & Tourism

50

26

2020-2021

B.Voc

Hospitality & Tourism

50

11

2021-2022

B.Voc

Hospitality & Tourism

50

18

2022-2023

B.Voc

Hospitality & Tourism

50

18

2023-2024

B.Voc

Hospitality & Tourism

60

54