School of Tourism Studies

VISION

To attain Global Competitiveness in Tourism Education and Research

MISSION

To produce globally competent leaders to lead the industry in the increasingly interconnected World

Establish and lead Asian tourism research, collaborate and contribute to national and international bodies

Extensive use of pedagogical innovation in teaching and learning to horn different industry demanding skill sets

Educate students with intellectual and professional excellence and strive to engage in service to others and promote social responsibility

To develop entrepreneurial skills in order to establish tourism entrepreneurship

“Travel is more than seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living”-Miriam Beard

The School of Tourism Studies, a regular statutory department of Mahatma Gandhi University, established in 2010 is envisaged as a Centre of Higher Learning in the fast-growing areas of Tourism and Hospitality. The objective of the School is to generate skilled personnel with a broad range of applied, technical, interpersonal, analytical and communication skills in tourism leadership. It integrates teaching, research and strong industry expertise for the sustainable development of the tourism industry.

Tourism activity in India has found a niche for itself as an effective instrument for generating employment, earning revenue and foreign exchange, preserving environment, culture and tradition thereby facilitating overall development. It is a labor intensive service industry with many functional divisions like Airlines, Shipping and Cruise lines, Hotels, Travel agencies, tour operating companies, Resorts/ Spas, Theme parks, Car/Coach rental companies, Money changers, Hospitals (medical tourism) etc. The school is constantly trying to excel well in the operation of the following academic elements which is the key to successful human resource development in Tourism and Hospitality.

Innovative Curriculum, Industry Standard Training Methods, International Academic Collaboration, Internship Training, Study Tours, Industry linkage, Professional Placement.