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Distance Learning Government Accredited Master Degree in Tourism Management in India for Less than $170

written by: Suvo•edited by: Sarah Malburg•updated: 5/28/2010

This article will discuss the details for earning an online master's degree in tourism management for less than $160 from the government accredited and well-recognized distance learning institution, the Indira Gandhi National Open University in India.

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    Tourism Master's Degree

    If you are already working somewhere in the field of tourism or if you have a business of tourism or if you want to start your own business as a tourism agent, then the distance learning master's degree in tourism management will help you to make a confident entry into your dream field.

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    Details about the Institute

    The master of arts in tourism Mmanagement (MTM) is a specialized distance learning master's degree course available at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in India. IGNOU had been founded by the government of India through an act of parliament in 1985. It is the most prestigious distance learning institute in India. With the growing demands of quality distance learning engineering and management degrees, IGNOU has expanded manifold. Today IGNOU is serving the educational needs of two million students in India and thirty-three other nations.

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    Eligibility Criteria for a Master of Arts in Tourism Management (MTM)

    For getting enrolled in the online master’s degree of tourism management program at IGNOU, you should have one of the following educational qualifications:

    Category 1:

    • BS in hospitality or hotel management from a university recognized by the University System or the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
    • Any graduate with a one year diploma in tourism from a university recognized by the University System or AICTE.

    Category 2:

    • Diploma in hotel management from a university recognized by AICTE.
    • Bachelor’s degree in any field.
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    Course Duration and Fees

    The MTM can be completed in a minimum of two years up to a maximum of four years. The medium of instruction is English.

    Fees Structure for Category 1:

    • First year - $68
    • Second Year - $67

    Fees Structure for Category 2:

    • First year - $98
    • Second Year - $67

    So, the total online master’s degree in tourism management will cost you a maximum of $165.

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    Conclusion

    Distance learning for an online degree in tourism management is suitable for the person who is already in the field of tourism or wants to be an entrepreneur in this field. Both the master's degree as well as bachelor degree in tourism management can help you enter the field of tourism. The MTM degree from IGNOU is a government accredited degree and is recognized by tourism industries all over.

    To learn more about the MTM courses at IGNOU, please see the IGNOU Common Prospectus.