R C ANU CHANDRAN Associate Professor

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  • Department of Tourism Studies
  • School of Management
  • anoos_ind@yahoo.co.in

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 PGDP Psychology Pondicherry University 2016
2 Ph.D A Study on Cultural Tourism in Kerala and Tamil Nadu with special reference to Art and Architecture University of Kerala 2013
3 UGC-NET Tourism Administration and Management UGC 2002
4 M.Phil Futures Studies University of Kerala 2001
5 MTA Tourism Administration Pondicherry University 1999
6 MA English Literature University of Kerala 1996
7 PGDJ&PR Journalism and Public Relations SCMS, Cochin University 1996
8 BA English Literature University of Kerala 1994

Area of Specializaion

Destination Branding, Travel Journalism, Cultural Tourism

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Best Teacher Award Merit Certificate REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2018 Nil
2 Best Teacher Award Merit Certificate REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2017 Nil
3 Best Teacher Award Merit Certificate REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2016 Nil
4 Best Paper Award for the work titled “Turning the Spotlight on the Dimensions of Accessible Tourism in Puducherry – a Qualitative Inquiry NATIONAL Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry 2016 Nil
5 Best Teacher Award Merit Certificate REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2015 Nil
6 Best Teacher Award Merit Certificate REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2014 Nil
7 Best Teacher Award Merit Certificate REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2013 Nil

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Resource Faculty Commerce Fatima Mata College
2 Lecturer and Course Coordinator Hotel Management and Tourism The Oxford College of Hotel Management and Tourism
3 Assistant Professor Tourism Studies Dept. of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University
4 Associate Professor Tourism Studies Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Scholar Management Studies IMK, Kerala University Cultural Tourism

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work
1 Divisional Tourism Officer Andhra Pradesh Tourism Tourism Development, Public Private Participation
2 Divisional Tourism Officer AP Tourism Consultancy

Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks
1 Tourism Innovation and Incubation Centre Tourism Entrepreneurship On going

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Tourism in Bihar postCOVID-19 Pandemic, Resilience and Recovery Plans Abinash kumar Jha; Divya Bhanot; Anu Chandran R.C. International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Systemss Special Issue on Covid 19, 2022 40-52 2022 3
2 ECO-FRIENDLY ATTRIBUTES OF ACCOMMODATION VENTURES IN WAYANAD, KERALA: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY Anu Chandran Utkal Historical Research Journal 34,2 2021 2
3 Promoting Gender Sensitivity and Environment Protection through Sustainable Tourism Development Anu Chandran A Review, Journal of Tourism 19,1 2018 2
4 Assessing the trends and practices of online marketing communication in travel insurance Business: A study based in Chennai Anu Chandran IAHRW International Journal of Social Sciences, Review, August, 2018 41948 2018 2.72
5 Gauging the Pragmatic Perspectives of Tourism in the Ventures of Make in India Anu Chandran South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies (SAJOSPS), 17,2 2017 2
6 Backwater Tourism: RT Initiatives and Socio-Environmental Dynamics Anu Chandran SCMS Journal of Indian Management 14,2 2017 2
7 Backwater Tourism: RT Initiatives and Socio-Environmental Dynamics Anu Chandran SCMS Journal of Indian Management 14, 2 2017 2
8 Is Tourism Driven Poverty Alleviation ‘Rhetoric’ or ‘Pragmatic Ideal’? Scanning the Academic Discourses Anu Chandran South Asian Journal for Tourism and Heritage (SAJTH) 9,2 2016 2
9 Probing the Touristic Slant of Ghat Roads and the Dynamics of its Attributes Management for Place Making ghy- A Study on Initiatives and Implications Anu Chandran , South Asian Journal of Tourism and Heritage (SAJTH) 8,2 2015 2
10 The Verve and Values of Youth for a Vibrant Society- Scanning the Philosophical Postulations of Swami Vivekananda Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika 5,4-6 2014 2
11 The Malabar Region- a Vibrant Heritage Tourism Zone of Kerala Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika 5,1-3 2014 3
12 Nadine Gordimer- Epitome of Altruistic Activism and an Inspiring Litterateur Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika 5,7-9 2014 2
13 The Nuanced Approaches in Destination Branding and Promotion of Film-induced Tourism: A Mixed Method Inquiry Based in Puducherry Anu Chandran ATNA 9,2 2014 2
14 Scanning the Dynamics of the Socio-Economic Undercurrents of Tourism Entrepreneurship in Puducherry: a Mixed Reportage Anu Chandran International Journal for Qualitative Research in Services 1, 3 2014 2
15 Dimensions of Nature-Based Tourism in Visakhapatnam Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika 1 2013 2
16 The Role of Doomsday Tourism in Setting New Paradigms Towards Addressing Climate Change Issues – A Qualitative Study on the Indian perspective Anu Chandran Cultur – Revista de Cultura and Turismo 6, 3 2012 2
17 The Dynamics of Heritage Tourism Management in the World Heritage Sites of Tamil Nadu Anu Chandran South Asian Journal for Tourism and Heritage (SAJTH) 4,1 2011 2
18 The Dynamics of Tourism Growth and its Impact on an Emerging Destination –A Study on Gangtok, Sikkim Anu Chandran ATNA 3,1, 2008 2
19 Indigenous Tourism in Kumbalanghy- A Study on Initiatives and Implications Anu Chandran South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies (SAJOSPS) 9, 1 2008 2

Papers Published in Non UGC Approved Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 . Scanning the Ecofriendly Attributes of Nature Based Tourism Ventures - Case Study of Rainforest Retreat Anu Chandran EXCEL International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies EIJMMS (ZENITH) 8,2 2018 2
2 Branding Odisha as a Rural Tourism Destination: An Alternate Approach Anu Chandran, Priyakrushna Mohanty International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts 6, 1 2018 3.1
3 Poverty Alleviation and Women empowerment through Tourism Development – an Explorative Study of Model Ventures Anu Chandran, Priyakrushna Mohanty ATNA 13, 1 2018 2
4 The Trajectories of Tourism Ventures vis-à-vis Prospects of Poverty Alleviation in South Asia - an Explorative Reportage Anu Chandran, Priyakrushna Mohanty Tourism Theory and Practice 15, 1 2018 2
5 Scanning the Ecofriendly Attributes of Nature Based Tourism Ventures - Case Study of Rainforest Retreat Anu Chandran EXCEL International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies 8, 2 2018 2
6 How far does Child trafficking pose threat to Tourism Industry in Bengaluru? An explorative Reportage, Anu Chandran Tourism Theory and Practice 15, 1 2018 -
7 Indigenous Tourism in India- Evaluating the Mithila Painting: Suggestions on Integrated Marketing Development Approach for Sustainable Promotion Anu Chandran ATNA 12, 2 2017 2
8 GST and the Paradigm Shift: A Peripheral View Anu Chandran Vision Journal of Indian Taxation 4, 1 2017 2
9 The Implications of Demonetisation and Currency Constraints on Indian Tourism – A Perspective Analysis Anu Chandran ATNA 17, 1 2017 2
10 Scanning the Nuanced Dimensions of Grievance Redressal as Prime Customer Retention Strategy in Indian Travel Insurance Industry Anu Chandran Indian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Management 7, 2 2016 2
11 The Tracks and Turns of Bicycle Tourism in Puducherry Anu Chandran Zenith International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 6, 9 2016 2
12 Impact of E-Travel Insurance Platforms on Customisation Ventures – An Explorative Reportage Anu Chandran International Journal on Global Business Management and Research 5, 2 2016 2
13 Customer Buying Behaviour of Overseas Travel Insurance Products – a Study on the Trends with the Global Perspective Anu Chandran Annual Research Journal CUCEA 1, 1 2016 2
14 Dark Tourism in Dhanushkodi as a Corroboration of the Visual Reminders of Wreckage and the Reminiscence of Eminent Heritage – a Qualitative Study Anu Chandran Tourism Theory and Practice 13, 1& 2 2016 2
15 The Strands of Agrotourism in India- an Explorative Reportage Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika 7, 7-9 2016 2
16 Is Tourism Driven Poverty Alleviation ‘Rhetoric’ or ‘Pragmatic Ideal’? Scanning the Academic Discourses Anu Chandran South Asian Journal of Tourism and Heritage 9, 2 2016 1.2
17 Scanning the Dynamics of Participatory Research (PRIT) in Heritage Tourism Management: the Case of Chitharal in Tamil Nadu, India Anu Chandran ATNA 10, 1 2015 2
18 Tourism, Ecosystem’s Fragility and Community Interests- How much is too much in the Western Ghats? Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika 6, 4 & 5 2015 2
19 The Nuanced Elements of Community Based Forest Management as Triggers in Tourists’ Perception – A Study on Soochipara, Kerala Anu Chandran Zenith International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 5, 7 2015 2
20 Pedagogy Design in Responsible Tourism vis-à-vis Challenges of Sustainable Development – A Qualitative Study on Reports and Cases of Research and A Anu Chandran Journal for Tourism Management Research, Pak Publishing Group 2, 1 2015 2
21 The Nuanced Approaches in Destination Branding and Promotion of Film-induced Tourism: A Mixed Method Inquiry Based in Puducherry Anu Chandran ATNA 9,2 2014 2
22 Nadine Gordimer- Epitome of Altruistic Activism and an Inspiring Litterateur Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika 5 2014 2
23 The Verve and Values of Youth for a Vibrant Society- Scanning the Philosophical Postulations of Swami Vivekananda Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika 5, 4 2014 2
24 The Malabar Region- a Vibrant Heritage Tourism Zone of Kerala Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika 5, 1 2014 2
25 Scanning the Dynamics of the Socio-Economic Undercurrents of Tourism Entrepreneurship in Puducherry Anu Chandran a Mixed Reportage in the International Journal for Qualitative Research in Services published by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. USA, 1,3 2014 2
26 The Contours and Vistas of Travel Blogs as a New Genre of Travelogue-An Explorative Study Anu Chandran Tourism Theory and Practice 11, 2 2013 2
27 The Historical and Architectural Heritage Potential of Puducherry and the Dimensions of Tourism with special reference to Arikamedu Anu Chandran Tourism Theory and Practice 11, 1 2013 2
28 The Dimensions of Nature-Based Tourism in Visakhapatnam Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika 1, 2 2013 2
29 Sustainable Hospitality Management and Dimensions of Environmental Regulations: A Qualitative Study on the Puducherry Perspective Anu Chandran ATNA 7, 2 2012 2
30 Tracing the Ethnic Linkages of a Rural Tourism Destination – The Case of Chendamangalam, Kerala Anu Chandran Tourism Theory and Practice 10, 2 2012 2
31 The Economics of Heritage Sites in Destination Mahabalipuram Anu Chandran Tourism Theory and Practice 10, 1 2012 2
32 E-Tourism: Online Travel Portals and Implications for Tourism in Hyderabad Anu Chandran Indian Journal of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Research 4, 1 2012 2
33 The Impact of Tourism Literature on Promotion of Rural Destination- the case of Gokarna, Karnataka Anu Chandran Tourism Theory and Practice 9, 1 2011 2
34 The Perspectives of Sustainable Development and Heritage Tourism Promotion in Puducherry Anu Chandran EARTH – NITHM Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Management 1, 1 2011 2
35 Eco- consciousness and Tourism Promotion- A Study on Pichavaram, Tamil Nadu with special reference to Mangrove Ecosystems Anu Chandran Tourism: Theory and Practice 8, 1 2010 2
36 A Study on the Gap Areas in Ecotourism Planning, Policy Implications and Initiatives in Kerala Anu Chandran ATNA 5 2010 2
37 Branding and Destination Identity: the case of Varanasi, Anu Chandran Indian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Management 1 2010 2
38 Tourism Impact on the Seven Sutras- A Qualitative Study on the Indian Perspective Anu Chandran Tourism: Theory and Practice 7, 14 2009 2
39 The Dynamics of Tourism Growth and its Impact on an Emerging Destination –A Study on Gangtok, Sikkim Anu Chandran ATNA 3 2008 2
40 Ecotourism and Sociological Impacts of Natural Heritage: A Study on Eco-spots in AP Anu Chandran Tourism: Theory and Practice 6, 2 2008 2

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Turning the Spotlight on the Dimensions of Accessible Tourism in Puducherry – a Qualitative Inquiry Anu Chandran Compendium of the International Seminar on the theme ‘Tourism and Universal Accessibility – Challenges and Opportunities 20 2016
2 The Perspectives of Online Marketing in Puducherry, National Seminar on Hospitality and Tourism Industries- A promising Sector of Indian Economy Anu Chandran National Seminar on Hospitality and Tourism Industries- A promising Sector of Indian Economy, Proceedings Published by Jamal Mohamed College, Trichy 20 2015
3 Scanning the Dynamics of Participatory Research in a Heritage Tourism Destination – the case of Chitharal, Tamil Nadu Anu Chandran International Seminar on Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality organized by the Department of Tourism Studies, Christ University, Bengaluru 20 2015
4 Tracks and Turns of Bicycle Tourism – A Case Study of Puducherry Anu Chandran International Seminar on Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality organized by the Department of Tourism Studies, Christ University, Bengaluru 20 2015
5 Ecotourism Ventures vis-à-vis Eco-livelihood Sustenance and Climate Change Spin-off- A Study of Spiti Valley Anu Chandran Compendium of the International Seminar on the theme Tourism Sector in India: Development, Sustainability and Challenges organized by St.Joseph’s College of Commerce in association with Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry 20 2015
6 The Ecological Gradients of Plantation Tourism in Kerala with special focus on Nilambur Anu Chandran Compendium of the International Seminar on the theme Tourism Sector in India: Development, Sustainability and Challenges organized by St.Joseph’s College of Commerce in association with Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry 20 2015
7 A Qualitative Study of Marketing of Wellness Tourism in Kerala” paper published in the Seminar Compendium of the International Seminar on the them Anu Chandran St.Joseph’s College of Commerce in association with Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry 20 2015
8 PEST Analysis for the Development of Tourism in Puducherry- a Qualitative Reportage Anu Chandran Compendium of the International Seminar on the theme Tourism Sector in India: Development, Sustainability and Challenges organized by St.Joseph’s College of Commerce in association with Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry 20 2015
9 Ecological Impacts of Coral Reefs based Tourism and the Perspectives of Island Resource Disaster Management – the case of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Anu Chandran National Conference on Disaster Management: Issues and Challenges organised by the Department of Geography, Tourism, and Travel Management, Madras Christian College 20 2014
10 Outbound Tourism Promotion in Puducherry – Patterns, Propositions and Prospects Anu Chandran Third National Conference on ‘Hospitality and Tourism Industries – A Promising Sector of Indian Economy,Department of Hotel Management and Catering Science, Jamal Mohamed College 20 2014
11 The Trends and Implications of Customer Relationship Management Programmes in Travel Industry- a Mixed Method Approach Based in Puducherry Anu Chandran National Seminar on Hospitality and Tourism Industries- A promising Sector of Indian Economy on 22.10.2013, Proceedings published by Jamal Mohamed College, Trichy 20 2013
12 Responsible Tourism vis-à-vis Environmental challenges in Periyar, published in the Proceedings of the National Seminar on “Water Climate and Touri Anu Chandran National Seminar on “Water Climate and Tourism- is it a boon or bane to mankind & economic environment” organized by Dept. of Travel and Tourism & Dept. of Environmental Science, Mount Carmel College 20 2013
13 Inbound Tourism Promotion in Puducherry – Patterns, Propositions and Practices Anu Chandran International Conference on Social Sciences organized by Department of History, Tourism and Travel Management, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai 20 2013
14 The Dynamics of Public Relations Campaign for Promotion of Event Tourism- The Case of Bonjour India Festival Anu Chandran International Conference on Greater Connectivity and Regional Integration in South Asia organized by UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Co-operation (UMISARC) in partnership with Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt.of India 20 2013

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Tourism: An Overview, Second Edition Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika Publications 2019 978-93-5321-237-7
2 The Flavours of Cultural Tourism Management in Kerala and Tamil Nadu Anu Chandran Authors Press New Delhi 2018 978-93-87651-45-6
3 A Concise History of the Freedom Movement Anu Chandran Bharatha Pathrika Publications 2018 978-93-5311-306-3
4 Looking Beyond Anu Chandran Rashtriya Sahitya Sammelan 2012 978-93-5067-743-8
5 The Facets of Quality Management in Tourism Anu Chandran Abhijeet Publications 2010 978-93-80031-87-3.
6 Tourism: An Overview Anu Chandran Kerala Tourism Academy 2008 --
7 Cultural Tourism in Kerala Anu Chandran Kerala Tourism Academy 2004 -

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Gauging the Pragmatic Perspectives of Tourism in the Ventures of Make in India India Anu Chandran Indian Tourism: Policy Issues and Alternatives Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi 2019 13: 978-93-86682-54-3
2 Visitor Management and Community Participation in an Ecotourism Destination: the case of Kanha Tiger Reserve Anu Chandran Evolving Paradigms in Tourism and Hospitality in Developing Countries: the Case of India, by Apple Academic Press INC,, CRC Press- a member of Taylor and Francis Group, 2019., 2019 13 No.978-1-77188-630-7
3 The Slants of Tourists’ Involvement in Service Encouners towards Customer Retention in Resorts: the case of Wayanad Anu Chandran Contemporary Research and Practices in Tourism and Hospitality with special focus on Accessibility Himalaya Publishing House 2017 978-93-5273-110-7
4 Development Discourse of Rural Tourism; Predilection, Performance and Prospects in India Anu Chandran Contemporary Research and Practices in Tourism and Hospitality with special focus on Accessibility Himalaya Publishing House 2017 978-93-5273-110-7
5 The Performing Art Forms of Rural Tamil Nadu as a Stimulus for Cultural Tourism Management- a Study Anu Chandran Contemporary Research and Practices in Tourism and Hospitality with special focus on Accessibility Himalaya Publishing House 2017 978-93-5273-110-7
6 Slants of Ecotourism Marketing in Vagamon Anu Chandran Travel and Tourism: Challenges and Opportunity for Economic Development Paramount Publishing House, New Delhi 2016 978-93-85100-43-7
7 Bolstering Hospitality Business vis-à-vis Preservation of Colonial Heritage: A Study based on Bolgatty Palace and Island Resorts in Kochi Anu Chandran Tourism and Conservation of Heritage Monuments- The Stakeholders Authors Press 2015 978-93-86722-60-7
8 Scanning the Multi-dimensional Imperatives and Distinctive Implications of Travel Insurance vis-à-vis the Paradigms of Health Insurance in the Outbou Anu Chandran Travel and Tourism: Challenges and Opportunity for Economic Development Paramount Publishing House, New Delhi 2015 978-93-85100-43-7
9 The Prospects and Implications of Sustainable Medical Tourism in Puducherry – a Perspective Study Anu Chandran Social and Economic Dimensions of Medical Tourism Sara Books 2015 978-1-63040-437-6
10 The Issues and Trends of Ecotourism for Sustainable Development at Pichavaram – An Analysis on Attributes for Visitor Satisfaction Anu Chandran Marketing of Tourism: Prospects and Challenges Pathiyam Publications 2015 978-81-910709-1-0
11 The Dynamics of Ecotourism Marketing: Practices, Propositions, and Challenges Anu Chandran Marketing of Tourism: Prospects and Challenges Pathiyam Publications 2015 978-81-910709-1-0
12 Scanning the Dynamics of India’s Positioning as a Vibrant Cultural Tourism Destination Anu Chandran Cultural Destinations of India: Tourist Perspectives Shanlax Publications: Madurai 2014 978-93-80686-31-8
13 The Prospects and Challenges of Indigenous Tourism Promotion in a Mystic Destination- the Case of Dunagiri Anu Chandran Travel, Tourism and Hospitality : Emerging Perspective and Paradigm, Globus press, New Delhi 2014 978-93-82484-96-7
14 Festival Tourism and Destination Branding in Odisha- Trends and Implications Anu Chandran Tourism Business: Emerging Trends and Evolving Practices Himalaya Publishing House 2013 978-93-5097-372-1
15 Public Private Partnership in Tourism and the Dynamics of Entrepreneurship: the Andhra Pradesh Perspective Anu Chandran Tourism Entrepreneurship Excel Books 2012 978-81-7446-945-8
16 The Nuances of Destination Marketing-Perspectives of Varanasi Anu Chandran New Age Marketing, International Marketing in Tourism Anmol Publishers 2012 978-81-261-4934-6

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Web Promotion and Branding Sand Pebbles Tours and Travels 2014-2015 25,0000 2015

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed
1 Placement Cell 110 Career Counselling 110 110
2 faculty Mentoring Programme 120 Placement Preparation andCareer Counselling 120 110

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved
1 Soft Skills Development 07-08-2014 56 Parimala Consultancy
2 Personal Counselling 06-10-2022 92 Happiness and Success Academy
3 Mentoring 15-11-2018 38 Mohanam Cultural Centre
4 Mentoring 15-11-2017 57 Team Outdoor Being

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2022 MBA 15 Tourism Studies
2 2021 MBA 14 Tourism Studies
3 2020 MBA 22 Tourism Studies
4 2019 MBA 22 Tourism Studies
5 2018 MBA 28 Tourism Studies
6 2017 MBA 24 Tourism Studies
7 2016 MBA 24 Tourism Studies
8 2015 MBA 24 Tourism Studies
9 2014 MBA 25 Tourism Studies
10 2013 MBA 25 Tourism Studies
11 2012 MBA 24 Tourism Studies
12 2011 MBA 25 Tourism Studies
13 2011 MBA 24 Tourism Studies
14 2010 MBA 22 Tourism Studies
15 2009 MBA 21 Tourism Studies
16 2008 MBA 20 Tourism Studies
17 2007 MBA 18 Tourism Studies
18 2006 MBA 8 Tourism Studies

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Priyakrushna Mohanty 24-08-2015 1500142001 Sustainable Livelihood Framework for Rural Tourism: Envisaging the Impacts and Prospects in the Odisha Context YES 09-02-2022 YES 29-08-2022
2 Karthik A 18-08-2014 1400142005 Tourists' Motivations, expectations and Experiences: A Study on Rural Sites In Tamil Nadu YES 03-06-2021 YES 10-02-2022
3 Abinash Kumar Jha 24-08-2015 1500142004 Tourism and Regional Development in Mithila, Bihar YES 10-10-2019 YES 25-11-2020
4 Marry Jeniffer S 24-08-2015 1500142003 Travel Insurance NO NO
5 Arshak K 14-12-2016 1600142001 A Study on Socio-Economic Considerations of Accommodation Sector in Wayanad NO NO
6 Ashish Kumar 08-06-2022 2100142006 Tourism and Local community Development NO NO

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink
1 Tourism Development at Global Level Tourism Development at Global Level e-PG-Pathshala 2017 E-Pathshala Online Content on Tourism and Travel Business Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India ESN – International Journal of Art and Architecture, Member ID: ESNJG103 ATNA Journal of Tourism Studies
2 Tourism Paradigms Tourism Paradigms e-PG-Pathshala 2017 E-Pathshala Online Content on Tourism and Travel Business, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India ESN – International Journal of Art and Architecture, Member ID: ESNJG103 Tourism Theory and Practice
3 Social and Cultural Impacts of Tourism Social and Cultural Impacts of Tourism e-PG-Pathshala 2017 E-Pathshala Online Content on Tourism and Travel Business, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India Bharatha Pathrika Bharatha Pathrika

Details of Online Education Conducted

S.No Nature of Online Course No. of Sessions Target Group Date
1 Sustainable Hospitality Management 1 PG Students in Tourism 17-09-2020
2 Pro-poor Tourism 1 Stakeholders of Puducherry Tourism 27-09-2020
3 Smart Tourism 2 Confederation of Tourism Students 28-07-2022

Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Strengthening Research Planning using Elsevier Tools- SCOPUS Science Direct Worshop Elsevier at Pondicherry University National 26-08-2020 26-08-2020 2020
2 Enhancing ICT skills of Educators for Blended and Online Teaching Worshop Ramanujam School of Mathematical Sciences in collaboration with Educational Multimedia Research Cent Regional 21-07-2020 21-07-2020 2020
3 Tourism Prospects in Puducherry Worshop India Trails and Centre for Soft Power Regional 22-09-2019 22-09-2019 2019
4 Management Careers: Job Opportunities vis-à-vis Entrepreneurship Worshop Rajiv Gandhi Arts and Science College Regional 17-10-2019 17-10-2019 2019
5 Taxation and Global Tourism: Major Trends and Policy Implications Seminar Department of Commerce, Pondicherry University 06-04 National 06-04-2018 07-04-2018 2018
6 Prospective Leads in Tourism Research Colloquium Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University International 21-03-2018 23-03-2018 2018
7 Slow and Conscious Tourism: The Neo Paradigm for Sustainable Management of Destinations Seminar Don Bosco College, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad National 24-11-2017 24-11-2017 2017
8 Sustainable Tourism – Pathbreakers and Pitfalls Symposium Stella Maris College, Chennai National 10-01-2017 10-01-2017 2017
9 The Dimensions of Travel Writing Worshop Bharathidasan College for Women, Puducherry Regional 26-09-2016 26-09-2016 2016
10 The Pathbreakers and Pitfalls in International Tourism Management Worshop D.G.Vaishnav College Chennai National 25-09-2015 25-09-2015 2015
11 Tourism, Ecosystem’s Fragility & Community Interests – How much is Too Much in the Western Ghats Seminar Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, Amal College of Advanced Studies, Nilambur, Kerala National 24-11-2014 25-11-2014 2014
12 Incredibly Inviting India: A Passage through India- Straight from the Soul Worshop Study India Programme Centre (SIP), Pondicherry University International 05-11-2014 06-11-2014 2014
13 Tourism and Human Rights’ Seminar Research Centre of Commerce and Department of History, Fatima College Madurai National 03-09-2014 04-09-2014 2014
14 Cultural Destinations in India: the Tourists’ Perspective’ Seminar Meenakshi Government Arts College for Women National 07-03-2013 08-03-2013 2013

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 International Conference on Responsible Tourism in India: Issues and Challenges Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University Duration-2 days International 07-12-2019 09-11-2019 2019
2 National Conference on Contemporary Research and Practices in Tourism and Hospitality Nil Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University Duration-2 days National 05-05-2017 07-05-2017 2017
3 National Conference on Pro-Poor Tourism: Strategies to Ensure Sustainable Growth Nil Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University Duration-2 days National 18-03-2016 19-03-2016 2016
4 Indian Tourism: Opportunities Unlimited UGC EC Hall, Pondicherry University National 31-03-2008 31-03-2008 2008

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Tourism and Rural Development on the occasion of World Tourism Day Nil Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University,1 day Regional 27-09-2020 27-09-2020 2020
2 Pro-poor Tourism vis-à-vis Livelihood Stability post Covid 19 Nil Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University,1 day University level 22-05-2020 22-05-2020 2020
3 E-Workshop on the theme Tourism and Rural Development Nil Online National 27-09-2020 27-09-2020 2020
4 Tourism and Jobs: a Better Future for All Nil Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University University level 27-09-2019 27-09-2019 2019
5 Tourism and Jobs: a Better Future for All Puducherry Tourism School of Management Auditorium, One Day State 27-09-2019 27-09-2019 2019
6 Sustainable Tourism- A Tool for Development Nil Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University,1 day University level 27-09-2017 27-09-2017 2017
7 Workshop on Sustainable Tourism- A Tool for Development Puducherry Tourism School of Management Auditorium, One Day State 27-09-2017 27-09-2017 2017
8 International Tourism Research Colloquium (ITRC-2018) Nil UniversityAnada Rangapillai Library International 21-03-2017 24-03-2017 2017

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Indigenous Biodiversity Foundation Member 2018
2 Kerala Tourism Academy Publication Secretary 2009

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Coordinator, Directorate of Distance Education, Pondicherry University, Tourism Programme 3 years Course Promotion and Development
2 Member, Organising Committee, Annual Convocation 2013 Academic Arrangements
3 Chairman - U.G. Board of Tourism 2022 Conduct of Meetings and Monitoring of the Course
4 Chairman - BVoc Course in Tourism 2022 Conduct of Meetings and Monitoring of the Course
5 Member, School Board, School of Management 2013-2016 Courses Review and Preparation of Consolidated Report
6 Member, Committee for Inter-departmental Co-curricular activity for Placements, School of Management 2014 Facilitating Placements
7 External Examiner for practical Exams for BBA-Tourism 2013-1018 Conduct of Practical Exams
8 Lead Faculty Co-ordinator in the preparation of Budget Wishlist 2016 a Learning, Research and Value 2016 Data Compilation and Analysis
9 Nominated as Subject Expert for the Selection of UGC- Project Fellow, September, 2016 2016 Selection
10 Assistant Returning Officer in the Students’ Council Election of Pondicherry University held on 11 2017 Conduct of Elections
11 Appointed as Examiner to set the papers for the question bank for Tourism and Travel section by Tami 2017 Setting Questions and Review
12 University Nominee for the Screening-cum-Evaluation Committee to verify API Score of Assistant Profe 2019 Evaluation

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Co-ordinator, P.G.Add On Course in Event Management 2012-2014 Conduct of the Course
2 Chief Editor, Yatra Publication 2008-2016 Editor
3 Chief Editor, Gamaya Publication 2017-2019 Editor
4 General Secretary, Pondicherry University Tourism Studies Alumni Association 2012-2022 Organising Alumni Meet, Scheduling Alumni Visits to campus and Facilitating Lectues
5 Co-ordinator, Travel Desk 2013-2022 Enabling students for itinerary design, bookings, cancellations, provision of travel information, etc.
6 Editor, PUTSAL News Letter 2012-1015 Editor
7 Faculty Co-ordinator, Akanksha Industry-Institute Interface Meet 2009-2019 Organsing the event - Technical Sessions, Special lectures and Cultural Programmes

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

S.No Collaborator Name Designation Institution/Industry Type Nature of Collaboration Period of Collaboration Visits to Collaborating
Institution / Industry
Details of Collaborative Research/Teaching
From Date To Date From Date To Date
1 Bureau of Indian Standards Mentor Industry NATIONAL Academic 10-11-2021 03-11-2022 02-12-2021 03-11-2022 Working on Dimensions of Quality Standards in the Tourism Trade

Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year
1 Technology Interventions in Banking Industry and its Impact Tata Consultancy Services Pondicherry University One Day 04-10-2011 04-10-2011 2011
2 Emerging Trends and Innovations in Retail Banking Tata Consultancy Services Pondicherry University One Day 08-09-2010 08-09-2010 2010

Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

S.No Name of the Programme No. of Participants Venue Duration From Date To Date Year Revenue Generated

Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

S.No IMPRESS/IMPRINT/SPARC/STARS/LEAP/Others Place From Date To Date Year

Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

S.No Name of the Programme Period of the Programme
From Date To Date