Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management in Nepal

Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management in Nepal

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Study Info CentreFri Sep 10 2021

The Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management in Nepal is a 4-year course that equips students with knowledge and skills to tackle domestic and international tourist services such as : 

  • Handle, manage and plan recreation activities such as tours, treks, and rafting programs. 

  • Adopt environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism practices and management policies. 

  • Contribute to the country’s tourism development.

  • Look after domestic and international air ticketing 

There are also options for similar courses with a focus on other areas of hospitality and tourism such as hotel management in Nepal. 

Overall, the specializations of BTTM focuses on adventure tourism, sustainable tourism, history, culture and heritage tourism, tourism marketing and tourism promotion. These courses are offered in affiliation to Tribhuvan University, Pokhara University, Kathmandu University. Purbanchal University and foreign universities. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

To enrol in BTTM Program offered by TU, students must first meet the following academic requirement set for the program. 

  • Applicants/ students need to pass 10+2 with a minimum of 45%(in any stream) from a recognized university or board. 

  • The intermediate level/ +2 Should comprehend English as a full paper. 

  • Students need to pass the CMAT entrance examination conducted by Tribhuvan University. 

BTTM Entrance: CMAT Test 

CMAT, conducted by TU, is the major requirement if you wish to study Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management in Nepal. 

CMAT tests the verbal skills, quantitative skills, logical reasoning power and general knowledge of the students. You can either take the preparation class for this test or prepare it yourself. 

To appear on CMAT test, you will need: 

  • Marksheet & Character certificate of SLC/SEE

  • Two recent passport size photographs

  • Transcript, Character Certificate and Migration Certificate of intermediate level/ 10+2

You need to attain atleast 40% in CMAT. Only after qualifying in CMAT, you can move forward to another stage of admission in BTTM. The other stages are group discussion and personal interviews. 


Selection Process

Students are selected in the Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management Program via a merit list. The merit list for the selection of students is prepared on the basis of: 

  • CMAT Entrance examination- 50%

  • +2 Result Performance- 30%

  • Group Discussion- 10% 

  • Interview - 10% 

Travel and Tourism Courses in Nepal

  • Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism Management (BSTM)

  • Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Studies (BTTS)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration- Travel and Tourism (BBA-TT)

  • Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism Management (BSTM)

  • Bachelor of Mountain Tourism Management (BMTM)

  • Bachelor in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BHTM)

Similar courses: 

  • FHS Diploma in Hotel Management (Bachelor): Offered by International School of Tourism and Hotel Management (IST) affiliated to Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.

  • FHS Diploma in Tourism Management (Bachelor): Offered by International School of Tourism and Hotel Management (IST) affiliated to Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.

  • Bachelor of Hotel Management

  • BSC. in Hospitality Management

List of Best College for Travel and Tourism Management in Nepal

  • Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM)- BTTM, TU

  • Nepal College of Travel and Tourism Management (NCTTM)- BTTM, TU

  • Public Youth Campus- BTTM, TU

  • Valley College of Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Kathmandu Model College (BTTM, TU)

  • Global College International (GCI)

  • Kathmandu Academy of Tourism and Hospitality (BTTS, Pubanchal University)

  • Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM)- BHTM


Wondering Which is the best travel and tourism Management College in Nepal?, Search no more!

Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management Syllabus

BTTM is a 4 year/ 8-semester course with 126 Credit hours. Below, the syllabus and course details of the BTTM Program, TU is presented. 

BTTM First Semester

S.N

Subjects 

Credit Hour

Internal

Theory Final

Practical Final

Total

1

English

3

40

60


100

2

Fundamentals of Travel & Tourism Management (FTTM)

3

40

60


100

3

Tourism Economics (Micro/Macro)

3

40

60


100

4

Principles of Management

3

40

60


100

5

Computer & Information Technology

3

20

40

40

100

Total

15

 

 


500


BBTM Second semester

S.N

Subjects

Credit Hour

Internal

Theory Final

Practical Final

Total

1

Business Communication

3

40

60

 

100

2

Travel Service Operations Management

3

40

60

 

100

3

Tourism in Nepal

3

40

60

 

100

4

Tourism & Hospitality Accounting

3

40

60

 

100

5

Hospitality Operations & Management

3

40

60

 

100

Total

15

 

 

 

500


BTTM Semester III

S.N

Courses

Credit Hour

Internal

Theory Final

Practical Final

Total

1

Eco-Tourism

3

40

60

 

100

2

Business Finance

3

40

60

 

100

3

Travel Service Operations Management

3

40

60

 

100

4

Air Travel Operations

3

40

60

 

100

5

Language - I (French/Chinese/Spanish)

3

40

60

 

100

Total

15

 

 

 

500


BTTM Semester IV 

S.N

Course

Credit Hour

Internal

Theory Final

Practical Final

Total

1

Tourism Marketing

3

40

60

 

100

2

Human Resource Management For Tourism

3

40

60

 

100

3

Language - II 

(French/Chinese/Spanish)

3

40

60

 

100

4

Culture & Social Psychology of Tourism

3

40

60

 

100

5

Destination Development Management

3

40

60

 

100

6

E-Tourism

3

40

60

 

100

Total

18

 

 

 

600

 

BTTM Semester V

S.N

Course

Credit Hour

Internal

Theory Final

Practical Final

Total

1

Statistics

3

40

60

 

100

2

Entrepreneurship in Travel & Tourism

3

40

60

 

100

3

Sustainable Tourism Development

3

40

60

 

100

4

Airlines Ticketing GDS

3

40

60

 

100

5

Tourism Geography

3

40

60

 

100

6

Tour Guiding and Escorting Skills

3

40

60

 

100

Total

18

 

 

 

600

 

BTTM Semester VI

S.N

Course

Credit Hour

Internal

Theory Final

Practical Final

Total

1

Adventure Tourism

3

40

60

 

100

2

Tourism Planning and policies

3

40

60

 

100

3

Air Cargo Management

3

40

60

 

100

4

Nepalese Society and Politics

3

40

60

 

100

5

Event Management (Office Tourism)

3

40

60

 

100

Total

15

 

 

 

500


BTTM Semester VII

S.N

Course

Credit Hour

Internal

Theory Final

Practical Final

Total

1

Industrial Attachment (6 months in Travel Agency/Trekking Agency/Airlines)

12

 

 

 

400

2

Project Report

3

 

 

 

100

Total

15

 

 

 

500


BTTM Semester VIII

S.N

Course

Credit Hour

Internal

Theory Final

Practical Final

Total

1

Tourism Legislation

3

40

60

 

100

2

Strategic Management for Travel & Tourism

3

40

60

 

100

3

Culture, Heritage and Religion

3

40

60

 

100

4

Elective - I

3

40

60

 

100

5

Elective - II

3

40

60

 

100

Total

15

 

 

 

500


Internships in Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management 

As you can see in the table above, students need to complete 6 months of internship as a part of their curriculum in the last year, the 7th semester to be precise. 

The internship is offered by Tribhuvan International Airport by Nepal airlines Corporation since 2007 and by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal since 2009. As of 2020, the Department of Immigration is providing internships to BTTM aspirants as well. 

Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management Fee Structure

The course fees of BTTM in Nepal ranges from 2 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs. For, reference look at the tuition fees of BTTM in Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM). 

BTTM Fees NATHM


Source: NATHM fees for BTTM 

Scope and career prospects

Employment areas include governmental jobs, private jobs, tourism development sector, business/ entrepreneur tourist ventures, hotels and resorts etc. Going into details, the job sectors for BTTM students are: 

  • Adventure Tourism: Skydiving, Trekking, Rafting, Bungee etc. 

  • Event and Sport Management: Party planning, New Year events etc. 

  • Entertainment Areas: Clubs, parks, Casinos, etc. 

  • Accommodation and Catering: Resorts, Restaurants etc. 

  • AirLines: Ticketing, Reservation, Customer Care

  • Travel Marketer: Advertising, Content Writer, Vloggers etc. 

These are the job areas. Now, let’s look at the designation- 

  • Travel Manager

  • Ticketing Office

  • Reservation Officer

  • Recreation Manager

  • Customer Service Officer

  • Travel Guides

  • Tour Officer

  • Sales Officer

The salary is not as much as BTTM graduates start their career since entry salary ranges from NPR 12,000 to NPR 35,000 per month. With experience and skill augmentation, your salary will definitely soar up. 

Future studies

The option of further studies for abundant in Nepal. Additionally, students can also go abroad for pursuing a relative master’s degree. 

The master’s degree in travel in Nepal is available in the following forms. 

  • Master of Travel and Tourism Management (MTTM)

  • Master in Tourism and Hospitality Studies (MTHS)

  • Master of Tourism Studies (MTS)

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