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.