I IITTM cov­ers cargo & lo­gis­tics ty­ing up with in­dus­try people for train­ing

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In­dian In­sti­tute of Tourism and Travel Man­age­ment (IITTM), an au­ton­o­mous or­gan­i­sa­tion in­tro­duced by Min­istry of Tourism, Govern­ment of In­dia; is one of the pre­mier in­sti­tutes in the coun­try of­fer­ing ed­u­ca­tion, train­ing, re­search and con­sul­tancy in the field of tourism, travel and al­lied sec­tors viz cargo. Vin­odan A, Nodal Of­fi­cer of IITTM, Nel­lore, pro­vides de­tails about the in­sti­tute’s ini­tia­tives for cargo & lo­gis­tics in­dus­try.

Head­quar­tered in Gwalior, IITTM has its cam­puses at Bhubaneswar, New Delhi, Goa and Nel­lore (South In­dia Cam­pus).With bur­geon­ing job op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Lo­gis­tics and Cargo Man­age­ment Sec­tor, IITTM launched PGDM Tourism and Cargo Man­age­ment course in its South In­dia Cam­pus at Nel­lore, Andhra Pradesh in 2011.

The first AICTE-ap­proved Tourism and Cargo Man­age­ment course of­fers dual spe­cial­i­sa­tion in Cargo Man­age­ment and Tourism. The Cargo Man­age­ment cov­ers Air Cargo and Ship­ping Cargo Man­age­ment mod­ules which pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for in depth learn­ing of the op­er­a­tional and tech­ni­cal as­pects re­lat­ing to lo­gis­tics.

As PGDM (Tourism and Cargo) con­cen­trates on sec­toral spe­cial­i­sa­tion, in­dus­try academia in­ter­face is manda­tory for value ad­di­tion. The first year of the course is meant to pro­vide the foun­da­tion of cargo man­age­ment as­pects, lo­gis­tics and sup­ply chain is­sues and op­er­a­tions and the sec­ond year fo­cuses on as­pects per­tain­ing to Port Man­age­ment, Cargo Man­age­ment, Doc­u­men­ta­tion, Con­ven­tions, Le­gal frame­work per­tain­ing to sea borne and air­borne trade op­er­a­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to Vin­odan, the syl­labi of Core Cargo Man­age­ment pa­pers have been de­signed in con­sul­ta­tion with the ex­perts from Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port, Air­ports Author­ity

The overwhelming re­sponse re­ceived from the stu­dent com­mu­nity from all over In­dia is ev­i­dent as the course en­roll­ment has in­creased twice over since 2011

Vin­odan A Nodal Of­fi­cer of IITTM, Nel­lore

of In­dia. “The in­tern­ship for a pe­riod of 45 days pro­vides the prac­ti­cal in­sight of the cargo in­dus­try and the Cargo Clubs of the In­sti­tute ar­range for the spe­cial guest ses­sions of dif­fer­ent ex­perts from the in­dus­try. The stu­dent in­take for the course presently is 60 and reser­va­tion as per govern­ment norms shall ap­ply,” said Vin­odan.

He also main­tained that the cour­ses are gain­ing pop­u­lat­ing with the place­ment of the first batch of PGDM (tourism and cargo) stu­dents in var­i­ous re­puted or­gan­i­sa­tions all over In­dia. El­i­gi­bil­ity norms for seek­ing ad­mis­sions in­clude grad­u­a­tion with 50 per cent marks (45 per cent for SC/ST/ OBC/ PH) and valid CAT/ MAT/C-MAT/XAT/GMAT/ ATMA scores. There is no age bar. Stu­dents and in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als with above el­i­gi­bil­ity can also ap­ply.

“The first AICTE ap­proved PGDM (TC) course of IITTM, Nel­lore has evoked en­cour­ag­ing feed­back. The overwhelming re­sponse re­ceived from the stu­dent com­mu­nity from all over In­dia is ev­i­dent as the course en­roll­ment has in­creased twice over since 2011. The in­dus­try has re­acted like­wise,” said Vin­odan.

He also pointed out that some of the re­cruiters of IITTM in­clude NYK Lo­gis­tics, Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port, Con­ti­nen­tal Car­ri­ers and op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­tern­ship was pro­vided by a num­ber of govern­ment and pri­vate or­gan­i­sa­tions like Ker­ala State In­dus­trial En­ter­prises, Mum­bai Port Trust, Air­ports Author­ity of In­dia and Kr­ish­na­p­at­nam Port Com­pany.

Vin­odan in­formed that an MoU with one of the largest ports in the coun­try is ex­pected shortly. The in­sti­tute is will­ing for academia – in­dus­try tie ups with other stake­hold­ers of cargo in­dus­try, as­sur­ing mu­tual ben­e­fits, in the long run.

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