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Department of Tourism Studies

The beginning of the Department of Tourism Studies (DTS), Pondicherry University, may be traced back to 1991, when, with the seed financial support from the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of India, a Centre for Tourism Studies (CTS) was established in as a nodal centre for advanced tourism education and research. The CTS was subsequently elevated to the status of a Department during 2005- 06. The Department is supported by the University Grants Commission’s SAP.

The Program is spread across 4 semesters (2 years) within the general Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in vogue throughout university. The courses offered are of two types: Hard core (compulsory) and soft core (optional).

“I love to travel but hate to arrive”

– Albert Einstein


To become an agent of change for principled, socially responsible and creative leadership in tourism by providing the highest quality education for present and future business and academic leaders and advance the understanding and practice of tourism management through research and outreach. We strive towards inspiring people and enriching tourism management practice and leadership.


The Department has a track record of excellent placements records for its students. The placement committee strives to cultivate long-lasting relationship with potential employers and encourages them to participate in the campus placement programs every year.

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DTS is the platform to build the Team spirit, the leader inside a student, aura of a citizen, and empowers in molding the industry expectations.

Happening Department

We are United not just as a Department – We are BOUND TOGETHER in our likes and dislikes too!! Undoubtedly, The HAPPENING DEPARTMENT in Pondicherry University

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