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ABOUT US

LITTLE ABOUT US

KARNATAK COLLEGE is a very well known premier Institution founded in 1917, to meet the higher educational, intellectual and cultural aspirations of the people of the North Karnatak region by the then Government of Bombay Presidency. The Platinum Jubilee was celebrated in the year 1998 and the College will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2017.

SINCE 1958, the Karnatak College has become a Constituent College of the Karnatak University for administrative purposes. It was bifurcated as Karnatak Arts College and Karnatak Science College, but they continue to serve unitedly the goal of excellence in education in diverse fields such as Languages, Social Sciences, Pure Sciences and also applied fields such as Commerce, Computer Applications, Business Management, Tourism Administration etc., The Arts College is housed in a magnificent heritage building in a large green campus in serene surroundings.

BACHELOR OF TOURISM ADMINISTRATION (BTA) & MASTER OF TOURISM ADMINISTRATION (MTA) COURSE

As per the decision of the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka, the 5-year Integrated Master of Tourism Administration Course (MTA) was instituted in the Karnatak University's Karnatak Arts College, Dharwad during the academic year 2007- 08, which includes 3 years Bachelor of Tourism Administration (BTA) and 2 years of Master of Tourism Administration (MTA). There is an Exit option at the end of the VI semester.

As per the MoU between the Tourism Department, Govt. of Karnataka and the Karnatak Arts College, Dharwad, the Tourism Department provided financial assistance for building the infrastructure and running the course for the first five years. Prof. S. Rajasekhara, Former Registrar of Karnatak University, was the founder coordinator of the Dept. and who rendered a great service in building the course. Now the Dept. is successfully conducting academic activities. It is curious coincident that the MTA Department is going to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2017 along with the College Centenary Celebration.

TOURISM is most emerging sector of economy in India and also it is one of the most rapidly growing areas of creative and competitive commercial activity with huge potential of showcasing India’s multifaceted culture and cuisine to the travelling public-both indigenous and international and at the same time of generating vast employment opportunities in transport and hospitality sectors and of earning foreign exchange.

KARNATAKA is one region in the Indian subcontinent widely recognized as the land of the most peace loving people, very tolerant of differences in culture and traditions of others. It has its own rich history and heritage in literature, art and architecture, monuments and temples, mosques and churches of all faiths, beaches and resorts, sanctuaries and safari parks admirably suitable spots for adventure sports, world class hospitals and renowned research institutions in pure sciences and technology, aeronautics, telecommunications, biotechnology, information and computer sciences with a large pool of trained personnel.

VISION

The Vision is to be a model to others and to be in the forefront in educating the youth. To imbibe proficiency in the fields of Tourism, Hotel, Travel and Allied Administrations so as to make them successful in the field of practice, consultancy and research.

MISSION

Our Mission is to prepare the young and competent professionals, with commitment and loyalty to their institutions and organizations they endeavour to serve. It is our aim to transform the youngsters into real professionals so as to involve them in the national interest of promoting tourism industry.

In India, we have a lot of potentiality and opportunities in tourism industry. In view to provide better service in tourism sector, there is a need for trained tourism professionals that can be met by the Department.

OBJECTIVES

To impart entrepreneurship quality, operational and managerial skills required for tourism and hospitality and in related areas such as customer care and service, travel arrangements, accommodation, catering, health care and safety of guests, computer skills, marketing, finance, event management, environmental management etc.

To train young men and women to highlight and showcase the history and culture of the land and the harmony of its people; the art and architecture of the heritage sites and the philosophy of the different faiths enshrined in the monuments.

To impart customer relationship Skills to make the visitors feel the tour to be worthwhile and return satisfied.

To develop communication skills (oral and written) in English, Kannada, German and French.

PROSPECTS

The BTA/M.T.A. Degree holder will be a highly motivated person, qualified:

To take up tourism as an independent operator, building liaison with transport operators, hoteliers, caterers, guides etc.

To take jobs in the State Department of Tourism, Archaeology, Sports, forests etc.

To organize event management of interest to tourist groups

To work as faculty to train tourist guides and tour operators.

ABOUT TOURISM

TOURISM is most emerging sector of economy in India and also it is one of the most rapidly growing areas of creative and competitive commercial activity with huge potential of showcasing India’s multifaceted culture and cuisine to the travelling public-both indigenous and international and at the same time of generating vast employment opportunities in transport and hospitality sectors and of earning foreign exchange.

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CONTACT INFO

KARNATAK UNIVERSITY’S KARNATAK ARTS COLLEGE, DHARWAD - 580001 (KARNATAKA)
0836-2441655 / 2215344
kcdmta@yahoo.co.in

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