About the Department
Tourism is the world's largest employer, accounting for more than 260 million jobs or 10.7% of the global labor force. Tourism in India contributes around 6.7 % of the GDP and provides employment to about 41.8 million people. It is an effective instrument for generating employment, earning revenue and foreign exchange, enhancing the environment, and preserving culture and tradition thereby facilitating overall development. Mar Ivanios College became the premier educational institute in Kerala to introduce a two-year Post-graduate program in Tourism - Master of Tourism and Travel Management -MTTM (formerly MTA) in the year 2000. Initially, the Department of Tourism was functioning as a part of the Department of Commerce, and in 2013 it was reconstituted as a full-fledged Department. MTTM is a 2-year intensive study program that enables students to have practical and theoretical knowledge in various aspects of the travel and tourism industry. On completion of the course, the students are empowered to take up any job in the travel and tourism industry. The department invites eminent faculties from different universities and various sectors of the industry to groom the students to have a global perspective. The course provides job opportunities for students in airlines, hotels, tour operations, air ticketing agencies, airports, travel agencies, event management companies, etc.
To create excellent professionals with ethics who have a thorough knowledge, the right attitudes, and state-of-the-art skills suitable for the tourism, travel, and hospitality industries.
To develop a culture that respects human beings around the world irrespective of their differences.
To create, acquire, and impart knowledge in tourism, travel, and hospitality sectors through research, learning, and extension activities.
To inculcate a respectful attitude towards life and the environment so that sustainable development is always promoted.
To provide opportunities for teachers and students to acquire the skills vital to tourism, travel, and hospitality industries.
Mr. Manasse Benny
The Head, Department of Tourism
Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous)
Mobile: +91 9656588733