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Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management

Director's Profile

 Expert Member

  •  Member, Sectoral Mentor Councils for Travel, Tourism & Hospitality sector, Ministry of Labour and Employment (2014). 
  • Consultant J & K Tourism for the destination development (2014). 
  • Member, Sub Committee for finalizing National Vocation Educational Qualification framework for Hotel and Tourism Sector constituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government India through All India Council for Technical Education (2013). 
  •  Consultant, North East Development Finance Corporation Limited I(NEDFI), Dispur Guwahati (2014) 
  • University Grants Commission, New Delhi (for research projects, Deemed University Status Committee and other confidential assignments).
  • All India Council for Teachers Education (Affiliation of Institutions, Research Projects etc.).
  • Delivered Keynote speech/expert lectures at University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (Oct. 2013); Waljat College, Oman; Skyline University, Sharjah (2013); Emirates Academy, Dubai; University of Waikato, New Zealand (2012) [India-New Zealand Business Forum] and Institute for Tourism and Management, Macau (2010). 

Achievements

  • During student life throughout first class; University Topper and Gold Medal in Masters of Commerce (1988).
  • Become full time Youngest Professor in Tourism at the age of 33 years in 2003 in India.
  •  Ten research scholars have completed Ph.D. under the guidance so far.
  •  Three books & more than 45 papers have been published on different themes related to Management and Tourism.
  • Consultancy assignments (for Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Home Affairs).
  •  Certified Trainer of Asian Development Bank. Trainer for Tourist Guides Training sponsored by UNWTO. 
  • Certified Trainer of World Federation of Tourist Guide Association. 
  •  Master trainer for the immigration officers posted at various international airports in India (Bureau of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs).
  • Chief Coordinator – Regional Level Guide Training Programme, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India.
  • Visited 30 countries on Academic Assignments (Switzerland, England, China, Greece, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Singapore, Macau, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, UAE, Oman, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Fiji etc.)
  • Member Selection Committee, Board of Studies etc. in more than 25 Indian Universities and seven foreign universities.
  • Organized seven international conferences as Organizing Secretary at different countries including Uzbekistan, Dubai (2), Thailand, Sri Lanka, Sharjah & Malaysia.
  •  Total 23 years of experience in Teaching and Research in Higher Education.
  • Felicitated by Hon'ble State Minister for Industry and Commerce Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Hon'ble Minister for State for HRD Mrs. D. Purendreswari and Central Minister of State for Urban Development Mr. Ajay Makan in 2009.
  •  Member – Editorial Board/Advisory Committee of 5 International Journals (with ISSN Nos.).