Members of Faculty

Dr Toney K Thomas


Qualifications: M.Phil, Ph.D

Expertise:   Asian Tourism Studies, Destination Development Studies, Destination Benchmarking, Research Methodology

Head & Asst. Professor in School of Tourism Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University with seven years of Senior Management experience and one and a half decades of academic experience of teaching, research and services at Malaysia’s top-ranking University. Toney has had extensive experience in developing new interdisciplinary academic programmes, consulting for regional universities, curriculum development and growing hospitality, tourism and event school strategically. Toney has researched extensively in Malaysia, India and Ethiopia and is the author of 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings and have three book chapters. He has held a number of international grants and fellowships. Toney was also a consultant for the PATA Nepal Tourism Rapid Recovery Force. He is the recipient of the most prestigious award from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) ‘face of the future’.

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Prof. (Dr) Robinet Jacob

Dean & Associate Professor

Qualifications: MTA, MS, Ph.D

Expertise:  Medical Tourism, Health Tourism, Innovation & Change, Entrepreneurship

 Prof. (Dr) Robinet Jacob MTA, MS (Psychotherapy & Counselling), PhD, IATA Standard and Consultant Courses. He is the member of many academic bodies in many universities and has authored books titled “New Facets of Tourism Management”, “Indian Tourism Products” , “Health Tourism and Ayurveda” and “Tourism Prospects of India – A national Perspective” during the previous years. He has contributed several research papers and articles to journals and in National and International conventions and conferences.

Tel:(O)91-481- 2732922
Mob: 91-9447238029


Dr Sindhu R Babu

Qualifications:  UGC NET, Ph.D

Expertise:  ICT in Tourism, Disruptive Technologies, Ecotourism

Dr Sindhu R Babu was awarded Ph.D in the year 2010 at College of Engineering, Thiruvanathapuram under Kerala University.  Her Ph.D topic was “An IT tool for developing Ecotourism Projects in Kerala”.She joined Vocational Higher Secondary School as Lecturer in Travel and Tourism in the year 2009 at Tamil VHSE School, Chalai, Thiruvanathapuram. Subsequently she joined Govinda Pai Memorial Government College, Manjeshwar, Kasaragod in same year as Assistant Professor of Travel and Tourism. She has been Head of the Department from 2011 to 2014 and was appointed as Board of Studies Chairman and Board of Examinations Chairman. In the year 2016 she joined for Post Doctorate at Kannur University under the UGC Research Award Scheme for permanent teachers. Her topic was “Mass Customerization: A Next Level Mass Customizing Tourism in Kerala”. Currently she is working at Mahatma Gandhi University as Assistant Professor of Tourism joined in the year 2019. She has to her credit 9 international publications and 4 national publications. Also, she has contributed as book chapters in 4 books and authored one book on Professional Ethics for engineering students enrolled at APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University.

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Other Faculty Members


  •  Dr. Aiwa Romy-Area of Specialization : Qualitative Research Methods
  •  Sudhish Pearson – Area of Specialization: Aviation Management, Hospitality Management
  •  Sr.Annie Xavier-Area of Specialization: Foreign Language French
  •  Anita T.A – Area of Specialization: Health Tourism, Event Management

Visiting Faculty

A panel of national and international experts drawn from different subsectors of the tourism and hospitality discipline are invited regularly to deliver Special lectures.

  1. Dr.Abey Kuruvilla, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA
  2. Dr Vinayraj Mothiravally Associate Professor, Taylor’s university Malaysia
  3. P Vljayachandran, Former Managing Director,. KTDC
  4. Krishnachandran  P K. General Manager, Intersight Tours, Cochin
  5. Jojo John, Head (Sales & Marketing),The Serai  Resorts
  6. Dr. B George, Associate Professor, Madurai Kamaraj University
  7. John George, Business Head (Tours),UAE Exchange and Financial Services
  8. K M Unnikrishanan, Executive Director, Decor Avation, Bangalore
  9. Dr. Sampad Kumar Swain, Professor, Amarkantak Central University
  10. S Vijayakumar, Director, Ecospace tourism Innovations
  11. Joshy Mathew, Destination Manager, Trianz, Bangalore
  12. Biju George, ILO Certified Trainer
  13. Dr. R Kannan, Professor, Madurai Kamaraj University