IGNOU Certificate Course In Tourism Studies admissions 2020


If you have the urge to explore and travel and if organizing such travels interests you, then you should take up the short term Certificate Course in Tourism Studies from IGNOU. The program gives you the basic knowledge on Tourism while enhancing your organizing skills.

Tourism in recent years has seen an uprising demand. People are travelling more, for professional as well as personal reasons. The demand for better and more organized facilities in the industry has given a wide scope of opportunities. The industry now not only employs a large number of people scattered all over but creates opportunities for business for many people. So, if you have a strong interest in tours and travels, you can very well equip yourself with a short term certificate course from IGNOU at a very less cost and join the stream. The Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS) facilitates the students with the basic knowledge of tourism so that the student can take a bigger leap.

Certificate in Tourism Studies (CTS)

This certificate program is a short term course by IGNOU to cater to the needs of the aspiring students. IGNOU takes students twice a year for this course, that is, in the January session and in the July Session. The basic knowledge and skills for the tourism sector are imparted to the students through:
  • Printed materials
  • Audio/visual aids
  • Teleconferencing with the faculties
  • Face to face interaction at the study centres
  • Assignments and feedbacks

Who should take up the Certificate Program

The program gives basic knowledge on the Tourism industry. It proves helpful to those:
  • Who want to set up small businesses like a travel agency, tour operators or even small hotels.
  • Who want to work as a guide or front office operator and want to work in the Tourism industry
  • Who are associated with tourism awareness programs

Important things to note about the Program

  1. Eligibility:
    • Students should gave successfully completed 12th class in any stream or equivalent
    • Should have completed Bachelor Preparatory Program (BPP) from IGNOU
    • No minimum or maximum age
  2. Duration : IGNOU provides flexibility for the completion of the course. It can be completed in as less as 6 months. You may, however, extend it for a period to a maximum 2 years.
  3. Fee : The minimal fee charged by IGNOU is just Rs. 1800/- for the entire course. However, it is subject to changes. It should, however, be paid in a lump sum at the time of submission of the form itself
  4. Program structure: The certificate program consists of 16 credits in two courses :
    • Foundation course in Tourism
    • Tourism Development: products, Operations and Case Studies
  5. Last date for submission of forms for July 2020 Session : The last date for the submission of the completed form for the July session has been extended this year till August 31st 2020

How to apply

Admissions to IGNOU courses can be done in both, online and offline ways:
  • Online Admission: The student can visit the website, download the application form and submit the scanned filled-up form along with the scanned documents as necessary along with the online payment of the application/course fee. The Online IGNOU admission can be done at the website of IGNOU
  • Offline Admission:: The student can physically purchase and submit the form along with the necessary documents and the fee in the form of demand draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at the city where the Regional Centre is located
  • Necessary documents for admission: Few necessary documents for the program are:
    • Passport size photographs
    • Birth certificate
    • Self-attested 10th passing certificate along with the marksheet
    • Self-attested 12th passing certificate along with the mark sheets
    • Caste or category certificates if applicable.

Contact Information

IGNOU has a very well organized helpline number that addresses most of the queries regarding admissions. besides one can also visit the Regional centres or the study centres for assistance.
  • Helpline Number: 011-295327411
    The Registrar
    Students Registration Division
    Block -3, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi- 110068
    Phone- (011) 29571302
    E-mail: registrarsrd@ignou.ac.in
    Website: www.ignou.ac.in

The Certificate course in Tourism Studies will certainly pave the way for a brighter career for you in the Tourism Industry. Learn about Certificate Courses in other streams.


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