IGNOU Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies (BTS) Programme Guide

IGNOU Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies (BTS)

The Indira Gandhi National Open University invites applications from the learners all over the country for admission to its Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies programme for January as well as July session every year.The programme code is “BTS”. It’s a three-year degree programme.

It comes under the School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management (SOTHSM).The admission in Ignou BA Tourism admission is provided under Walk-In admission scheme. In this scheme, the learners can apply for admission to this programme in any of the two academic sessions.

The students who have completed 10+2 or its equivalent or Bachelor’s Preparatory Programme from IGNOU can apply for admission in both January or July academic cycle to pursue their Bachelor Degree in Tourism Studies.To become eligible for degree, the learner has to pass out all the required courses/subjects or 96 credits.

Programme Objective

The Ignou BTS programme has been designed to provide the learners with sound knowledge in the field of tourism. It provides an opportunity for the learners to pursue their career in the field of Tourism sector at the different level.

It aims at familiarizing the learners with varied aspects of Tourism, creating awareness about tourism, imparting basic training in organizing Tourism services and opening career opportunities.

IGNOU BTS Programme Guide & Detail

The other details about the programme such as admission eligibility, fee structure, etc has been mentioned below:

Medium of Instruction

At present, the university offers BA Toursim Studies programme in both English & Hindi medium to make it easy for learners.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates should be having qualification of 10+2 or BPP from IGNOU or its equivalent.

Fee Structure

The candidates need to pay the total fee of Rs.9,000/- for the complete discipline which has to be paid @Rs 3000/- per year during the admission and re-registration process.

Duration of Programme

The university provides the minimum duration of 3 years to the students to pass out all the courses of Ignou BTS programme. But the university allows the students to clear the programme within a maximum duration of six years.

Programme Coordinator Contact Details

  • Phone no: 011-29571751 to 011-29571757

Download IGNOU BTS Prospectus

The learners can obtain the hard copy of the “Student Handbook and Prospectus” by paying Rs.200/- in their nearest IGNOU Regional Centers. It is the common prospectus which contains the complete information about Ignou BTS programme and study pattern in IGNOU.

It also includes various application forms which may be required by the student during their studies such as Term End Examination, Re-Registration, Revaluation, Change of Study Centre, Course, etc.

The students can also order Ignou BTS prospectus via post as well by sending Demand Draft of Rs.250/- in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi to the following address: “Registrar, Student Registration Division, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi,110068”. The prospectus will be sent to students only after the receiving of Demand Draft by the university.

The soft copy of BA tourism studies prospectus can be downloaded from university official website.

IGNOU BTS Admission 2018

The eligible learners can apply for admission in BTS programme via online admission portal. Let’s discuss online methods of Ignou admission in BA Tourism Studies in more detail.

In the Online mode of admission, the students need to visit the Ignou online admission portal at https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/. They need to register themselves at the portal and follow the general instructions to enroll them for BTS programme.

The students have to upload the prescribed documents while filling up the Ignou BTS online admission form. Also, the admission fee for BTS programme has to be paid online by making use of Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking.

Last Date of IGNOU BTS Admission

The last date of admission in Tourism studies will be different for January and July academic sessions. There are three ways in which learners can check out the last date of admission in Indira Gandhi National Open University. These are listed below:

  • Students can check out the last date of submitting Ignou BTS application form online in the latest admission notification section on the official website of university at www.ignou.ac.in. They can find the latest admission notification on the university website at following path : www.ignou.ac.in > Student Support > Student Zone> Admission Announcement.
  • Apart from checking the latest Ignou admission notification, learners can directly visit at https://onlineadmission.ignou.ac.in/ to check out admission opening and last date.
  • The university also publishes the latest admission notifications in the local daily and national newspapers.

Note: The candidates seeking admission to IGNOU BTS programme has been advised to check the university official website for latest admission notification, last date, etc. Because the university has full rights to change it any point of time.

IGNOU BTS Syllabus & Courses

It consists of total of 39 courses with total number of credits equal to 99. 1 credit is equivalent to 30 study hours. The students who are pursuing this programme need to register themselves for the 1st and second year courses respectively, irrespective of their results whether they pass or fail.

The students can check Ignou BTS syllabus from the university official website or it can be checked in prospectus also. For the student’s convenience, We have mentioned below the Tourism studies Course Code, Name and Credits:

IGOU BTS First Year Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
TS-1Foundation Course in Tourism8
TS-2Tourism Development: Products, Operations and Case Studies8
BSHF101Foundation Course in Humanities & Social Sciences8
FEG 1Foundation Course in English4
FEG 2Foundation Course in English-24
OR
Modern Indian Language (Choose any one)
FAS 1Foundation Course in Assamese4
FBG 1Foundation Course in Bengali4
FTG 1Foundation Course in Gujarati4
BHDF 101Foundation Course in Hindi4
FKD 1Foundation Course in Kannada4
FML 1Foundation Course in Malayalam4
FMT 1Foundation Course in Marathi4
FOR 1Foundation Course in Oriya4
FPB 1Foundation Course in Punjabi4
FTM 1Foundation Course in Tamil4
FTG 1Foundation Course in Telugu4
FUD 1Foundation Course in Urdu4

IGOU BTS Second Year Courses

CourseCodeCourse NameCredits
TS 4Indian Culture: Perspective for Tourism8
TS 5Ecology, Environment and Tourism8
FST 1Foundation Course in Science and Technology8
PTS 4Project on Indian Culture: Perspective for Tourism4
PTS 5Project on Ecology, Environment and Tourism4

IGOU BTS Third Year Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
TS 3Management in Tourism8
TS 6Tourism Marketing8
PTS 6Project on Tourism Marketing4
Application Oriented Course (Choose any one )
BHDA 101 or AFW(E)Samachar Patra aur Feature Lekhan (Hindi) OR Feature Writing (English)4
BRPA 101 or AWR(E)Radio Lekhan (Hindi) OR Writing for Radio (English)4
AOM 1Office Organization Management4
ASP 1Secretarial Practice4
Elective Course (Choose any one)
TS 7Human Resource Development8
AHE 1Human Environment (includes a 2 credit project)8
EHI-1Modern India, 1857-1964`8
EHI-2India: Earliest Times to 8th Century A.D.8
EHI-3India From 8th to 15th Century A.D.8
EHI-4India From 16th to Mid 18th Century A.D.8
ESO-15Society and Religion8
BEGE 103Communication Skills in English8
Total Credits96

IGNOU Tourism Studies Study Material Free Download

The university provides the study material to all its students for their related programmes and courses.They receive the Ignou BTS study material at their door step via Registered post/ Speed Post from the university after few days of taking admission.

Sometimes, the students may face the delay in receiving their study material at home.In such cases, they should visit their respective study centre to enquire about their Ignou BTS books.

The students can also download the study material of Ignou Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies from the university official web portal at http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/ .Students need to register at egyankosh to download study books. These books are available in the form of PDF files.

IGNOU BTS Solved Assignments

The students who take admission in Ignou BTS programme have to solve the tutor marked assignments and submit it to their study centre concerned.The assignments constitute 30% marks and term end theory exam constitutes the remaining 70% marks.

So, to score good percentage of marks in total, students should make good Ignou BTS solved assignments and submit it to the study centre.The students need to submit the solved assignment for each theory course for which it is required.The Ignou BTS assignment question papers can be downloaded from the university official website at https://webservices.ignou.ac.in/assignments/bts.htm

In case, if you need help in solving Ignou BTS assignments, you can send email at [email protected]

I hope this guide will help you in understanding the complete programme structure of Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University.

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