Tour and Travel

Built in 1948, Vallabh Government College is oldest college of Himachal Pradesh. Besides being an academic learning centre in Himachal Pradesh, the college represents heritage complex in Mandi town (Kashi of Himalayas) of the state. The college offers variety of under graduate degree programmes in basic streams namely B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., BBA, BCA & B.Voc.

        The BATTM (Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Travel Management) degree programme started from 2017-2018 academic session at Vallabh Government College, Mandi. In first session only a few students took admission in the programme. However, in subsequent sessions, the student’s admission has grown up to more than 50. 

        BATTM degree programme is a three years degree programme in which student study 'Tour & Travel Subject as DSC-I or DSC-II subject option with other subjects. In 2017, BATTM was offered in 6 semesters but in 2018, it was re-modeled into yearly examination system till date. Hopefully, in coming years, BATTM will be offered in 8 semesters as honours with multiple entry-exit levels under National Education Policy (NEP), 2020.

Dr. Arvind Kumar

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Designation : Assistant Professor

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World Tourism Week Celebrations 2022

World Tourism Week is celebrated across the world between dates 21st September to 27th September each year. The seven days of WTW (World Tourism Week) are fixed irrespective of normal days of a week like Monday to Sunday. The last day of World Tourism Week is celebrated as World Tourism Day (WTD). In 2023, the official celebrations of WTD by UNWTO are proposed to be held at Riyadh in Saudi Arabia with the theme 'Tourism and Green Investment' by UNWTO (United Nation's World Tourism Organization) on 27th September.

VGC Mandi

Leadership Development Programme , March 2023

Leadership Development Programme to Billing, Hanumangarh, McleodGanj and Triund between dates 17th March, 2023 to 21st March, 2023.

Field Tour to Rajasthan, Mumbai and Goa

Field Tour to Rajasthan, Mumbai and Goa between dates 27th January to 11th February 2023.

Excursion on the occasion of World Tourism Week celebration 2022

Excursion to Bijli Mahadev on 21st September, 2022 on the occasion of World Tourism Week Celebrations.

Day Hike in Mandi Town

Day Hikes in Mandi Town to Tarna Devi Hill andMandavya Nature Park on 27th September, 2022 with a purpose to generateawareness among local folk about potential of hiking tourism in th town andenvironment conservation through waste management dustbins usage under thetheme of World Tourism Day 'Re-thinking Tourism.'

World Tourism Day 2023

World tourism day 2023

Publication of research paper in Printing Area Journal

Dr. Arvind Kumar Head of Department (Tour & Travel) published research paper on Community Based Tourism (CBT) in Printing Area Journal - A peer reviewed journal in November, 2021.

Office order-Inter college Wrestling championship 22

The students of VGC participated in inter college wrestling championship 2022 in the month of December held at MLSM Sundernagar

Office order -Field Tour cum LDP

The students of Tour and Travel 2nd year and third year went on Field tour cum Leadership Development Camp (LDP) between dates 21st March 2022 to 24th March 2022 to Phula-Ri-Dhaar, Barot, Badagram, Chauntra and Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh

Admission in BATTM for academic session 2022 -23

Admission to BATTM will commence on 11th July 2022 for the academic session 2022-2023. The students may apply through online mode by selecting 'Tour & Travel' as either of the two disciplines to be chosen in BA. Welcome students !!!!!!
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