Kerala is one of the most sought destinations in the global tourism map. The need of conserving and preserving the natural and cultural resources has been the central focus of the state activities .The promotion and development of tourism in kerala has been generating employment opportunities, preserving environment ,promoting cultural heritage etc . Apart from income generation, the tourism aspects help in boosting the civic sense of the individuals.
The innovative programs of District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) has been creating awareness among students and the public as well. It resulting in the active participation of tourism activities in the state. In connection with encouraging tourism activities, St.Mary’s college also took part by affiliating tourism club to DTPC since 2005, under the active involvement of Smt. Celine P C , the associate professor of Department of History. The celebrations of renowned days are fostering the general awareness about the global tourism progress among the students. The main goal of the club is to create rational approach towards environment and nature, also to explore nature. it contribute towards national integration and international amity. The club encourages the students to identify and locate the potential tourist spots in the district. It enhances the Cultural identity of the students at a very early age.
Smt. Jiji Francis E - Department of History