Tourism students score a centum in placement

Updated - January 24, 2015 05:44 am IST

Published - January 24, 2015 12:00 am IST - PUDUCHERRY:

The Department of Tourism Studies (DTS) in Pondicherry University has gone a notch up in placement levels, with the present entire batch of students getting jobs.

The record was achieved in a matter of 11 days.

Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry University Chandra Krishnamurthy felicitated the students for the achievement. He had words of commendation for Y. Venkata Rao, who heads the DTS.

According to Mr. Rao, the department is continuously engaged in bringing up middling students to improved levels of academic performance. The system aims at eventually narrowing the gap between front-rankers and the rest. The Vice-Chancellor handed over the offer letters to those who got placed in various tourism and travel companies across the country. This is the first time the coveted mark of 100 per cent placement has been reached in a very short span of time, the university said in a note.

The outgoing batch had also landed good offers, courtesy the relationships established by the DTS with premium brands in the tourism, travel, and the hospitality sectors, the note noted.

The course has been designed to provide exposure to the students to functional aspects of their domain or areas of specialisation through internships, skills development workshops and field visits.

Head hunters this season came from companies such as Thomas Cook, Orbit Corporate and Leisure Tours, Zenith Holidays, Pick your Trails, Infiniti Software Solutions, International Travel House, southern Travels, Colorful Vacations, and Air Costa.

The record is achieved in a matter of 11 days

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