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Employability of Tourism Graduates: An Empirical Study of Experience of Tourism Service Providers

International Journal of Tourism and Travel

Volume 11 Issue 1&2

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Shyju P. J., Chandra Shamsher Bahadur Singh | Author(s) Affiliation: Assist. Prof., Tourism Mgt., Dept. of History of Art, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu Univ., UP.
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Tourism and travel management programmes have been taught at different levels in Universities and colleges in India as a vocational course. The main purpose of introducing a curriculum in tourism was to educate and train students about tourism, travel and hospitality industry. These courses aimed at providing suitable employment opportunities to the graduates at the end of the course period. The ratio of students entering in tourism profession, or placement of students in tourism and hospitality institutions are determined by the course curriculum, assistance of the institution in proving campus recruitment and preparedness of the students to join the industry. This research paper attempts to study and analyse the employability of tourism graduates through the experiences of employers with reference to Varanasi. The study would be useful to the researchers and academia to understand the main attributes of employability which are expected from the tourism trade.

Keywords: Employability, Tourism Education, Curriculum Development

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