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About School of Tourism Studies

The philosophy of the School of Tourism Studies encourages students to be active, collaborative, and empowered solvers of real-world problems. The teaching and learning approach of the school, with the tagline The world is your classroom, emphasises the engagement of teaching and learning anytime, anywhere. This approach ensures the adoption of contemporary teaching and learning styles to empower young, dynamic executives in the tourism industry.

Through field trips, industry immersion, onsite and offsite case studies, and research-led teaching and learning, the school has taken some key approaches to accomplishing its vision.

The school strongly acted as a knowledge production and dissemination centre by continuously engaging in consultancy and research practices and then sharing them with the learners in the class. Through field visits and research-based projects, the school ensures that our teaching and learning ecosystem is fully addressing industry-relevant problems.

In addition to this, the school offers add-on programmes and diploma programmes in collaboration with the Directorate of Applied Short-Term Programmes (DASP).

 Teaching and Learning

Industry practices are fundamental aspects of the curriculum and assist in fostering institution-industry partnerships. This is well established with the school, which introduced industry immersion in the first and second semesters of the MTTM programme.

Research Induced Teaching and Learning

The teaching and learning framework of the School of Tourism Studies is immersed in research and consulting. We challenge existing practices and conventional knowledge. Students are directly engaged in solving industry problems. We adopt online and offline case studies to generate solutions to several developmental aspects of tourism and related service industries.

Contemporary Teaching and Learning Approaches

Using technology-assisted classroom facilities empowers both teachers, students, and scholars to adopt contemporary teaching and learning approaches in the classroom. Our experiments in adopting ‘teachable moments’, the use of cases and case development, and the dissection of real-life industry-related developmental issues help to groom our students exceptionally well to accomplish their desired careers.