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