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Department of PG Studies and Research in Tourism

Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Tourism Administration was established in the academic year 2005-06. The Department offers Master of Business Administration (Tourism and Travel Management) [MBA (TTM)], a two-year full time, regular P.G programme in Tourism Studies. This P.G Programme is a multi-disciplinary Professional Programme with a well designed and updated curriculum focusing on National and International Travel and Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Airline Management, Air Ticketing, Event Management, Computer Skills, Accounting Knowledge, Communication Skills, Personality Development, etc to mould and trim the students to meet the standards of the Industry. As well the department also offers PhD in Tourism and Travel Management.

Besides the Regular Faculty Members of the Department, professionals and experts from Tourism and Allied Industries are invited to interact with the students to enable them to understand the recent trends and requirements of Travel and Tourism Industry in the right perspective. Study Tours, both national and regional, are conducted to provide practical exposure on tour packaging and management to the budding aspirants of Tourism. Moreover, one month on the Job Training and Dissertation are made compulsory at second and fourth semester respectively to ensure practical exposure to the students. Seminars and Workshops are conducted regularly to provide better opportunities to the students to discuss and interact among themselves and with the teachers and experts. The Department is eagerly looking for Research Projects in the field of Tourism as a part of academic requirement and societal development, and the students are given ample opportunities to involve in such Research programmes.


Vision Statement

The Department shall strive hard, as an integrated entity, to create and mould dynamic and career-oriented tourism professionals to cater to the human resource requirements of the industry/society which enable to tap the enormous tourism potential of the nation for its overall socio-economic progress and prosperity.

Mission & Goals

To ensure socio-economic development of the country through developing adequate and appropriate tourism human resource beyond any kind of disparities and discrepancies by imparting quality education and by providing equal educational opportunities for socially and economically backward communities especially rural settlement.

An Internal Library with Books, and a few Journals, and with Internet Accessibility is made available for the Students apart from the well equipped central library with a good collection of books and journals.
A Placement Cell has been constituted to train and place the students in various public and private sector undertakings. The Department has invited a number of Resource Persons from different industries to train the students. The focus of the programme, among other things, is on development of soft skills which is one of the critical areas for the educational institution to meet the requirements of industry. Overall, the Department is striving hard to impart quality education to enhance the employability of the students.

Programms Offered

Sl No Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
1 MBA (TTM),ph.D in Tourism Administration CBCS - Semester Scheme (4 Semesters, 2 years) Any Degree 40

Importance of Tourism Education:


According to World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Travel and Tourism industry directly contribute to world gross domestic product (GDP) and employment in 2014 was $ 2.4 Trillion (2014 prices) and 105 million jobs respectively. 2.1 million new jobs were generated directly in the sector in 2014, and in total 6.1 million new jobs were created as a result of the total direct, indirect and induced activity. The total contribution of Travel and Tourism to employment grew 2.3% in 2014, while the total GDP contribution grew 3.6%. This is evident that travel and tourism is a key engine for continued global growth and job creation. Service Sector has given face-lift by fueling the growth of Indian Economy. If Indian Industry generates the same level of employment, as the World average, then a further 25 million jobs would be generated in India over the next five years. Tourism Industry, in a comprehensive manner, comprises of various allied industries such as Hotels, Airlines, Travel Agency and Tourism Operators, Event and Entertainment Organizations, Cruise Liners, Car Rental Companies, Railways etc. All these put together need a huge number of Trained and Professional Human Resource. Travel Sector and Tourism is one of the important sub-sectors of Service Sector which is one of the largest contributors to the Country�s GDP. Tourism Industry, due to the developmental efforts of both the State and Union Governments, is gaining momentum in these days. This is one of the sectors wherein one can find acute dearth of skilled and qualified human resource. Keeping the employment opportunities in the Travel and Tourism Sector and also the social responsibility of supplying the skilled and qualified human resource for the development of Tourism in mind, Kuvempu University has established the Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Tourism Administration from the Academic year 2005-06. And the University is making honest attempt to impart the quality and need-based education and training.



Department, in collaboration with other stake holders, frequently organizes travel and tourism related seminars, workshops, symposiums, conferences, World Tourism Day celebrations etc to bring the academicians, industry experts and students in the same platform for discussion and so as to enrich the knowledge and experience.


Prof. H.N Ramesh

Year of Establishment



Department of PG Studies & Research in Tourism
Kuvempu University
Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta-577451
Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA

Teaching Faculty of Tourism in Kuvempu University

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    Mr. Srikanth K S Guest Lecturer

    Qualification:MTA, PGDHRM, UGC-NET, KSET,
    Area of Specialisation: Tour Operations

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    Mr. NATARAJA T. C. Guest Lecturer

    Qualification:MTA, UGC-NET,

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    Anusha A.R Guest Lecturer

    Area of Specialisation: Accounts

Research Project of Tourism in Kuvempu University

Sl No Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
1 Social Media-As an influencer Among Foreign Tourists Visiting India ministry of Tourism, Government of India 1 On going
2 (Project Coordinator of a Major Research Project entitled Social Media As An Influencer Among Foreign Tourists Visiting India funded by Ministry of Tourism and IITTM Gwalior in 2014 Ministry of Tourism, Government of India Dr. Binoy T A Nil 1 Completed and Report Submitted
Sl No Faculty Name of the Supervisor Name of the Ph.D. Scholar with Aadhaar number/Photo ID Mode of Ph.D. Registration Number Date of Registration Research Topic Likely date of completion of Ph.D Availing Fellowship Funding Agency of Fellowship
1 Management Dr. Binoy T A Vinayakumara K S, 714355638434 Part Time 229 0000-00-00 Socio Cultural and Economic Impact of Eco tourism A Study on Select Ecotourism Destinations of Karnataka 0000-00-00 NO No
2 Management Dr. Binoy T A Naveen Kumar T G,549919385143 Part Time 230 0000-00-00 Integrated Visitor Management System A Study on Select Archaeological Heritage Destinations of Karnataka 0000-00-00 NO Nil
3 Management Dr. Binoy T A Gunarekha B S, 893708635087 Part Time 233 0000-00-00 Impact of Marketing Mix on Satisfaction of Inbound Tourists- A Study on Select Destinations of Karnataka 0000-00-00 NO No

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