Master of Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM) from IGNOU

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Master of Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM) from IGNOU

MTTM IGNOU is a professional course for individuals seeking employment in the tourism sector. It is a 68-credit course that enables students with a tourism background or people with an interest in the tourism industry but from different academic backgrounds to learn the management skills required to succeed in the tourism market. 

This blog includes course details, eligibility criteria, and the admission process for this course. Read the blog to know the relevant information. 

CourseMaster of Tourism and Travel Management (MTTM)
Course TenureMinimum duration: 2 years; Maximum duration: 4 years
Course FeeINR 12,000 and INR 15,000
Age LimitNo age bar


MMTM IGNOU is a two-year course with 16 courses that have 68 credits. Both years have 8 courses each. Students have to clear 32 credits in the first year and 36 credits in the second year. 

Given below is the list of courses included in both the years and associated credits.

Courses in First Year

The table displays the main courses and sub-topics taught in the first year of MTTM.

Name of CoursesContents of CoursesCredits
Behaviour and Management Functions in Tourism Leadership styles; Interpersonal relations; Inter-department coordination; Task delegation; Group Dynamics; Drafting and implementing of plans; Roles and responsibilities of a professional manager; Managerial skills; Management procedures and systems; Tools, techniques, models, & processes of decision-making; Workplace structure, design, and culture.4
Human Resource (HR) Development and Planning in TourismHR resource planning; Supply and limitation methods and techniques; Job evaluation methodologies; HR Information Systems (HRIS); HR audit and accounting; HR development systems and their use in the service sector; Emerging workplace trends and perspectives. 4
Strategies for Tourism Management
Basics of marketing; Applications of marketing; Marketing and service sector; Marketing planning; Segmentation of market; Marketing research and its application; Consumer behaviour: models and determinants; Product management and life cycle; Packaging and branding.   4
Systems in India and Management
of Information
Understanding of information systems in India; Information generations; Data extraction and analysis; Basic concepts of computers and role of computers in management; Basics of information systems; An (Management of Information Systems) MIS perspective. 4
Working Capital and Accounting for Tourism ManagersAccounting: concepts, framework, functions, standards, application; Financial statements; Creation and analysis of balance sheet, funds flow statements, and profit and loss account; Variance analysis; Cost management; Leverage analysis; Financial decisions; Capital structure; Working capital; Dividend decisions. 4
Management of Small Scale Businesses in the Tourism SectorOrganisation and maintenance of small-scale enterprises; Site selection and technology use; Drafting and executing business plans;  Ways to identify challenges and provide solutions to organisational and financial issues in small-scale enterprises; Managing family business; Performance management and assessment.4
Product Management and Sales in TourismSales: basic concepts, management, process, skills, planning, organisation, control, budget, and forecasting; Sales force management; Marketing communication process; Client-agency relations and sales promotion management; Retail communication; Personal selling.4
Personnel Management in TourismRecruitment and hiring process; Responsibilities and functions of a personnel officer; Employee counselling; Staff training; Induction; Placement; Grievance redressal of employees; Preparation and administration of payrolls; Employee compensation; Discipline, retrenchment, dismissal, and suspension of employees; Rules and laws governing the welfare and benefits of employees; Gender related-issues. 4

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Courses in Second Year

The table includes the main courses and sub-topics taught in the second year of MTTM.

Name of CoursesContent of CoursesCredits
Tourism MarketsUnderstanding of tourism markets; market research; Domestic markets and Indian outbound markets; Alternate markets; New market-led products in the tourism market; Tourism markets of East Asia Pacific Region, Middle East and Gulf, South Asia, Europe, the UK, American; Market Constraints.4
Tourism Planning & DevelopmentApproaches to the evolution of tourism planning; Political and Economic considerations in planning; Development of tourism plans: Components, Surveys, Techniques, Tourist Attractions (special interests, cultural diversities, natural surroundings); Local, Regional, National, and Global-level planning. 4
Tourism ImpactsSustainable development; GATS & Tourism; Impact of tourism on culture, society, economy, environment, and politics; Laws related to tourism; Code of ethics.4
Tourism OperationsConcepts of tourism operations (role of packaging and inter-sectorial guidelines); Quality management; Customer care; Respecting the land and local inhabitants of a tourist destination; Management of tour operations and travel agencies; Managing hospitality operations. 4
Tourism Products: Development and DesignProduct designing; Concepts, characteristics, and challenges related to the service product; Destination designing; Religious, cultural, health, adventure, ecology and wildlife, ethnic and rural, beach and island, and cruise tourism; Designing and management of resorts. 4
Road TransportTourist transportation systems; Requisite capital and infrastructure; selling, costing, and pricing in tourist transportation; Tourist transport operations; Personnel management; Transportation rules, regulations, and laws; Leakage management; Operation of car rental agency.4
MICE (Meetings; Incentives; Conferences; Expositions)Incentives travel; business traveller; Organising seminars, conferences, meetings, and workshops; Understanding exhibitions and trade fairs; MICE planning; Operations of travel agencies and hotels for business travellers; Convention and exposition management.4

MTTM IGNOU Eligibility Criteria

Students aspiring to study MTTM at IGNOU must adhere to specific eligibility criteria. Applicants can enter this graduate-level course through two routes: Category 1 and Category 2. The fee structure for both categories is also different.

Category 1

The eligibility criteria and fees under this category are mentioned in the table below.

Eligibility CriteriaFees
Applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts Tourism (BA Tourism), Bachelor of Arts Tourism Studies (BTS), Bachelor in Hotel Management, Bachelor in Tourism Management,  or Bachelor of Science Hospitality and Administration (BHM) course approved by AICTE. INR 12,000 (Students can pay fees in instalments- INR 6000 per year)
Students must have graduated in any academic discipline and have a Diploma in Tourism from any accredited university recognised by AICTE.INR 12,000 (Students can pay fees in instalments- INR 6000 per year)

Category 2

Another route for admission and fees is displayed in the table below.

Eligibility CriteriaFees
Candidates who have pursued a Bachelor’s degree in any academic field. These candidates are required to clear four additional courses during the programme.INR 15,000 (Students have to pay INR 9000 for 1st year and INR 6,000 for 2nd Year)

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MTTM IGNOU Application Process

MTTM IGNOU applications are available on the official website of IGNOU. Here is a step-by-step guide for filling out the application form online and a list of mandatory documents to help students during the application process.

Step-by-Step Guide to Fill Application Form

Given below are the instructions to fill out the form:

Step 1: Select the MTTM course on the official IGNOU website.

Step 2: Download the ‘Common Prospectus’ to know the curriculum, course tenure, course duration, and other details.

Step 3: Go to ‘Application Log In’ and select ‘New Registration’. Enter details and create your username and password.

Step 4: Login’ using username and password.

Step 5: Fill in the mandatory information and documents.

Step 6: Click on the ‘Next’ button to preview the form. Save or Print the form.

Step 7: Fill out the registration fee. This fee is non-refundable. With this the application process is complete. 

Mandatory Documents

Applicants need to upload scanned copies of these documents on the official website while filling out the form:

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Age Proof
  • Educational Qualification
  • Work Experience Certificate
  • Category Certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates.
  • BPL certificate for students below the poverty line.

MTTM IGNOU Evaluation Process

The IGNOU faculty evaluates the performance of MTTM students through Assignments and Term-end examinations. Through assignments, professors assess theoretical and practical understanding of the courses. The term-end examination is conducted twice a year- June and December, to evaluate the learning and understanding of subjects. Assignments carry thirty per cent weightage, whereas, term-end examination accounts for seventy per cent. 

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Jobs After MTTM at IGNOU

MMTM IGNOU graduates can opt for various job profiles. Students of this graduate course can opt for the following job roles after graduation.

Job ProfilesAverage Annual Salary
Travel ConsultantINR 3.2 lakh
SAP ConsultantINR 5.6 lakh
Travel CounselorINR 2.4 lakh
Travel TrainerINR 5 lakh
Operations ManagerINR 7.5 lakh
Front Office SupervisorINR 2.5 lakh


Q1. How many subjects are there in MTTM IGNOU?

Ans. There are 15 subjects in this tourism course at IGNOU.

Q2. Who are eligible for MTTM in IGNOU?

Ans. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in tourism and hospitality courses and candidates with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and a diploma in tourism can apply for this course.

Q3. What is the full form of MTTM IGNOU?

Ans. MTTM IGNOU stands for Master of Tourism and Travel Management at Indira Gandhi National Open University.

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