I teach topic through case study examples and pull students to ask more for similar or different case. My focus is to make students more questionable. Once they will become they will surely learn interestingly and will remember forever. Use PPTs and Video. Oral and story way of teaching is my usp.
I am an academician with 8 years of teaching and research experience in the area of travel and tourism including 2 years as Assistant Professor at UNDP University in Ethiopia, Africa. My aim is to make tourism and tourism education accessible
I can take classes on weekend Sunday only.
DR. PANKAJ KUMAR (Ph.D.; Tourism)
Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Email: (concealed information)
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ATTENDED
Attended Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ‘Using Blended MOOCs in Management Education’, at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, on 11th August 2018.
Editorial Board Member, International Institute of Academic Research & Publication
AWARDS AND HONORS
Awarded University Grant Commission Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. at “Centre for Mountain Tourism & Hospitality Studies” HNB Garhwal (Central) University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. (Since February, 2o11 to April 2015).
Co-Coordinator for ‘Professional Development Programme’ of Master Trainers from the ‘Centre for Development and Empowerment of Educational Personnel: Tourism & Business’, Jakarta, Indonesia from 12th to 29th November, 2018, at Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Guest Speaker in I-Host 2018 (An International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism), organized by GD Goenka University, Gurugram), India and delivered a lecture on topic “Sustainability and innovation in the digitalized world of Tourism and Hospitality” held on 9th February, 2018.
Chaired a Technical Session in International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism, organized by GD Goenka University, Gurgaon, India, held on 9th February, 2018.
Delivered an ‘Invited talk’ on “Sustainable Tourism Practices leading towards Sustainable Development”, in an “Idea Exchange Seminar”, organized by College of Business & Economics, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia, held on 5th January, 2018.
A seasoned professional with more than 7 years of extensive experience in teaching, training, research and industrial exposure in the area of tourism.
‘Assistant Organizing Secretary’ for International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Industry, being organized by CMTHS (Centre for Mountain Tourism and Hospitality Studies), HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar and GEU (Graphic Era University), Dehradun, at Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India held on 11-12 May, 2013.
‘Campus Ambassador’ for UNCSD-UNDDD (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and United Nations Decade for Deserts and Fight against Desertification) – Rio+21, 2013, India Programme, being conducted by Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC), Bombay, India, for HNB Garhwal (Central) University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India.((concealed information)
Theme: Water Cooperation.
Proven professional and hands-on skills in training to tourism students. Exceptional researcher, trainer and mentor with skills to motivate peak individual performance from team members and peers.
Excellent communication skills shown with supervisors, colleagues, Students and research subjects. Fluent in English, Hindi, Maithili & Bhojpuri.
Experienced in teaching, conducting lectures, syllabus review, curriculum development, training to professionals and other tourism and hospitality stakeholder (Local community/ Driver/vender/unskilled or semiskilled hospitality professionals), organizing conferences/seminars/workshops along with exam invigilation, evaluation, and Research article/Thesis proof reading/editing/supervising.
Experience of facilitating / coaching students by using interactive discussions and hands-on approaches to help students learn and apply concepts in subjects; adept in facilitating intellectual growth by creating an atmosphere of mutual respect & open communication.
Collaborate with faculty, academic subject matter experts within and outside organization in the planning, design, development, review and improvement of developing new course curriculum and more effective syllabus.
Develop and maintain quality of teaching and training delivery to the students, professional and ethical training and awareness to local community at tourist destinations and vocational training to other tourism and hospitality stakeholders like drivers, guides, small vendors, shopkeepers at destination, etc.
Managed and supported several training program, conferences/seminars, world tourism day celebration, across the organizations I have worked.
Effective English speaking, writing, and presentation skills.
Exposure in all phases of developing and learning product (content/story board development, editing, courseware design, Syllabus review, etc).
AMITY UNIVERSITY, NOIDA, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
(24th September 2018 till Date Continue)
Assignment: Teaching, Coordinating conference/seminar/workshop, member different committees
Teaching Subjects: Tourism & Hospitality Marketing, Tourism Heritage Management, Transport system in Tourism, Basic Research Methods in Tourism
ARBA MINCH UNIVERSITY, ARBA MINCH, ETHIOPIA, AFRICA
(2nd November 2016 to 30th June 2018)
Assignment performed: Teaching, Developed course curriculum for introducing MBA Tourism programme, Community Service, Tourism and Hospitality professionals training
Teaching Subjects: Community based Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Development Policy and Planning, Tourism Legislation & Professional Ethics, Destination Management, Tourism Geography, Tourism & Hospitality marketing
HIMGIRI ZEE UNIVERSITY, DEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA
(August, 2015 to October 2016)
Founder Faculty member (Assistant Professor) and Coordinator for ‘Tourism Course’ “Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management (BTTM)” at Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management, Himgiri Zee University (Essel Group/ZEE Media Group), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. (August 2015 to October 2016).
Assignment: Teaching and Coordinating the Tourism Courses.
Other Responsibilities @ Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun:
Member, ‘Research Cell’, HZU, constituted by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Himgiri Zee University (HZU), Dehradun, India.
Member, Board of Studies (BoS), Faculty of Hotel Management, Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun, India.
H.N.B. GARHWAL UNIVERSITY, SRINAGAR, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA
(February, 2011 – April, 2015)
Research Scholar and Teaching Assistant Tourism at Centre for Mountain Tourism & Hotel Management
Assignment: Research, Teaching to MBA Tourism Students and BHM Students, Assisting in Department activity viz. organizing Conferences, Workshops, Symposiums, etc.
Ph. D. in Tourism, (2015), “Centre for Mountain Tourism & Hospitality Studies”, HNB Garhwal (Central) University, Uttarakhand, India. (UGC Regulation 2009). (2011-2015)
Major: Tourism and Travel Trade, Human Resource Management
Ph.D. Thesis (Title): Travel Trade Promotion in Garhwal Region: Opportunities and Challenges for Human Resource Development Practices in Haridwar-Rishikesh-Dehradun based Travel Agencies & Tour Operators.
Qualified UGC-NET (“National Eligibility Test) for Assistant Professor”, ‘University Grant Commission, Government of India’ in the subject ‘Tourism Administration and Management’. (June 2014). R.N.-(concealed information)
Pre-Ph.D., Tourism, (under UGC Regulation 2009), Passed (Grade- A) at Centre for Mountain Tourism & Hospitality Studies, School of Management, HNB Garhwal (Central) University. (2011).
Master in Tourism Management, First Class, 77.5% (CGPA- 7.75), from ‘Banaras Hindu University’ (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar-Pradesh, India, (2008-2010).
Major Specialization: Event Management & MICE, Adventure Tour, Wildlife Safari, River Tourism, Tour Operation Management, Hotel and Resort Management.
Minor Specialization: Organizational and Consumer Behavior, Cargo Management
Bachelor of Arts, (Distance learning), Second Division (56.62%), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. (2003-2007).
Subject: Major in Public Administration
Intermediate Science (10+2), First Division (62%), Bihar Intermediate Education Council, Patna, Bihar, (1999).
Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Math, English
Matric (10th), Second Division (58.14%), Bihar School Examination Board, Patna, Bihar, India. (1997).
Subjects: Science, Soc. Science, Adv Math, English, Hindi, Sanskrit
CERTIFICATE COURSES AND DIPLOMA
Certificate in Rural Development (CRD), First Division, 60%, IGNOU, Delhi, 2013.
Subject: Rural Development: Indian Context, Rural Development Program, Rural Development: Planning and Management.
Rio+ 21 India Program, Short term course study in “Water Cooperation” Awarded, by ‘Indian Astro Biology Research Centre (IARC)’, Bombay, as part of its accepted commitment with United Nation Conference on Sustainable Development and as per the sanctioned guidelines of ‘United Nations Decade for Deserts and Fight against Desertification (UNDDD)’ and ‘United Nations- International Year of Water Cooperation’ during 2013-2014.
Theme: Water Conservation
Rio+ 20 India Program, Short term course in “Sustainable Development” Awarded, ‘Indian Astro Biology Research Centre (IARC)’, Bombay, and supported by United Nation Conference on Sustainable Development during 2012-13.
Theme: Sustainable Development.
Elementary Course in Photography, Awarded, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, August, 2009.
Certificate Course in Yogic Practices for Better Living, Awarded, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, April, 2009.
Contributing Sustainability (2014). Edited by Pankaj Kumar & Rakesh Ranjan (Ed.), Victorious Publishers, Delhi, ISBN-978-93-84224-08-0. Pages, 300.
Editorial article in a Daily Newspaper, titled “Sheetkalin Chaardham Yatra aur Ummiden” in a Hindi Dainik “Vidhan Keshri” Page-6 (Sampadkiya), (2015, January 17).
Pankaj Kumar & Gupta, S. K. (2017), “A Study of Employee Retention in Tourism & Travel Trade Enterprises” in “Researcher”, ‘A Multidisciplinary Journal’ The Journal of University of Jammu, India. Vol. 13, Issue-1, ISSN- 2278-9022.
Pankaj Kumar & Gupta, S. K. (2017), “A Study of Human Resource Management Practices with References to Employees’ Recruitment and Selection in Travel Trade Enterprises in Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand” in “AVAHAN” A Peer Reviewed International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, , Vol-5, Issue-1, Pp. 126-133. ISSN.2347-4556.
Pankaj Kumar (2015), “Government Policies and Incentives for Tourism and Travel Trade Promotion in Uttarakhand: An Observation” in an edited book entitled “Emerging Issues in Management” edited by Amit Kumar Singh and Bidhu Kanti Das. Pages 283-294. Mittal Publication, New Delhi, India. ISBN- 81-8324-544-7
Pankaj Kumar & Gupta, S. K. (2014), “Assessment of Satisfaction of Human Resource Working in the Travel Agencies in Haridwar- Rishikesh- Dehradun” in Indian Streams Research Journal, an “International Multidisciplinary Research Journal”, Vol-4, Issue-8, Pp. 1-5. ISSN.2230-7850, Online.
Gupta, S.K., Mahar, Sanjay, and Pankaj Kumar (2014), “Inclusive Drive Engine of Communitybased Ecotourism in the Mountainous Himalayas: Guidelines, Policy Perspectives and Development Indicators” in research paper/ concept paper in a conference proceeding/Souvenir organized by Centre for Mountain Tourism & Hospitality Studies, HNB Garhwal University held on 27th September 2014. Pp. 23-34.
Pankaj Kumar (2014), “Assessing the satisfaction among the travel agency business executives” in an edited book entitled “Tourism and Hospitality Industry” edited by S.K.Gupta and Neeraj Aggrawal. Pp- 283-293, ISBN- 978-81-8204-03-0
Pankaj Kumar, Gupta, Poonam & Vijay Prakash (2014), “Rethinking Sustainable Tourism Development: A Demand for Environmental and Social Revival from Kedarnath Disaster in Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand” in an edited book entitled “Contributing Sustainability” edited by Pankaj Kumar and Rakesh Ranjan. Pp- 1-12.ISBN- 978-93-84224-08-0
Gupta, S.K. & Pankaj Kumar (2013), “Level and scale of community participation in rural tourism development” in an International Journal of Management “Management Convergence” from Mizoram Central University listed in “UGC Inflibnet” . Vol.-4, No.-2, ISSN: 0976-5492. Pp. 27-36. S.K.Gupta and Pankaj Kumar
Pankaj Kumar (2013), “Climate Change: A Challenge for Tourism (An Observation)”, published in an International Multidisciplinary Refereed Research Journal “Ayan” published by Lok Manav Samaj Kalyan Sansthan. Vol.-1, No.-2, ISSN: 2347-4491. Pp. 62-70.
PAPER PRESENTATION: CONFERENCES/SEMINARS
“A Study of Human Resource Management Practices with References to Employees’ Recruitment and Selection in Travel Trade Enterprises in Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand”, ‘AVAHAN 2017’, International Conference on Hospitality & Tourism Research, organized by Faculty of Hospitality Management, Amrapali Group of Institutes, held on 22nd – 23rd September, 2017.
Regular Ignoring behaviour towards policy perspectives can lead ecotourism as an enemy for the communities‟. National Seminar on “Inclusive Drive Engine of Community-based Ecotourism in the Mountainous Himalayas: Guidelines, Policy Perspectives and Development Indicators (IDECE)”, organized by Centre for Mountain Tourism and Hospitality Studies (CMTHS), HNB Garhwal (Central) University at HNBGU Campus, held on 27th September 2014.
Redefining Sustainable Tourism: Demand for Environmental & Social revival from Kedarnath Disaster‟. National Symposium on “Eco-Disaster in the Himalayas: Causes, Challenges and Management” organized by Department of Environmental Science, HNB Garhwal (Central) University at HNBGU Campus, held from 15th to 16th February 2014.
Strategic and Operational use of Information Technology in the Tourism Industry‟. National Seminar on “Applications of Science and Technology for Sustaining Tourism and Hospitality Industry: Bridging Theory and Practices” organized by Centre for Mountain Tourism and Hospitality Studies (CMTHS), HNB Garhwal (Central) University at Rishikesh, held on 28-29 November, 2013.
“The Future Role of Travel Agency in Revival of Tourism after Disaster in Uttarakhand”. National Seminar on “Uttarakhand Disaster: Contemporary Issues of Climate Change and Development with a Holistic Approach” organized by Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand University, Badshahithaul, Tehri-Garhwal, Uttrakhand on 25-27 October, 2013.
“Food Tourism and Community Capacity Building”. International Conference on “Food, Culture and Tourism”, Jointly Organized by Indian Hospitality Congress, India, and Dev Sanskriti Vishvavidyalaya, Haridwar, India at Haridwar held on 11 October to 12 October 2013.
“Environmental Ignorance and Tourism Sustainability in Garhwal Himalaya: A Case of Unkhimath on Transit Way to Kedarnath, Uttarakhand”. National Seminar at Doon (P.G.) College of Agriculture Science & Technology, Dehradun, from 25 to 26 May, 2013.
“Assessment of Satisfaction Level of Human Resource Working in Travel Agencies and Tour Operators: An Empirical Study”. International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Industry: Modern State, problems and perspectives,organized by CMTHS, HNB Garhwal Central University, Srinagar Garhwal and Department of Hotel Management, Graphic Era University, Dehradun , 11-12 May,2013.
”Rural Tourism in Bihar: Current Scenario, Problems and Prospects”. International Conference on “Nourishing the Balance of the Universe: Through Tourism & Cultures”, Jointly Organized by Indian Hospitality Congress, India, and Dev Sanskriti Vishvavidyalaya, Haridwar, India, in Association with International Centre for Cultural Studies, New Delhi, India, at Haridwar held on 03 March to 05 March 2012.
Two days “State Level Workshop for Handicraft Entrepreneurs”, Organized by Centre for Mountain Tourism & Hospitality Studies, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand from 19 March to 20 March 2015.
A National Workshop on “Analysis of Official Statistics using SPSS” sponsored by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India, New Delhi. Organized by Department of Statistics, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, from18-02- 2015 to 20-02-2015.
“One Week National Workshop on Applied Statistical Methods (ASM) in Research” organized by Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, HNB Garhwal (Central) University, at Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand from 09 to 15 December 2013.
National Workshop on “Census of Uttarakhand and India 2011: Data Dissemination” organized by Department of Economics, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand on 09 October 2013.
Workshop on “Teaching Negotiation Skills” organised by Prof. John C Crotts, Fullbright Senior Scholar, College of Charleston, USA, at Dehradun on 12th May 2013.
Two Day Workshop on “Applied Statistical Methods (ASM) in Research” organized by Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand on 14-15 March, 2013.
Seven Days workshop on “Research Methodology”, Organized by Department of Adult Continuing Education, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, from 18 – 24 March 2013.
Ten Day National Workshop on „Research Methodology and Application of SPSS in Business Studies‟ sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi and organised by the Department of Management, Mizoram University, Aizwl, Mizoram, from 28 February- 09 March 2013.
Seven Day Workshop on “Reinvigorating Tourism Products”, Organized by Institute of Tourism Studies, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, from 18 - 24 January 2013.
Two Day Workshop on “Statistical Techniques Using SPSS” organized by Department of Statistics, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand from 05 – 06 November, 2012.
Two Day Orientation Workshop on “Entrepreneurship” organized by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Dehradun, from 28 - 29 September 2012.
One Day Workshop on “Environmental Management: Challenges for Sustainable Development” held at Department of Business Management, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand on 28 August 2012.
Two Day workshop on “Personality Enrichment” Organized by Anveshan & BHU Student Council, at BHU, Varanasi, from 26 - 28 March 2010. One day Workshop on “Internet Banking: Its Role in Customer Empowerment” held at Department of Business Management, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand on 14th March, 2012.
One Day Workshop on “Supply Chain Management in Rural Development” held in the Department of Business Management, HNB Garhwal University, jointly Organized by Mountain Development Research Centre on 11th November 2011.
Summer Training at “Namaste Tours Pvt. Ltd.”, Gurugram, NCR, India, for the fulfillment of the Degree of Master of Arts in Tourism Management, for two months. (May to July 2009).
TEACHING & RESEARCH INTEREST
Current Issues in Tourism & Hospitality
Tourism & Hospitality Business
Sustainable & Rural Tourism Development
Research Methods in Tourism & Travel Writing
Capacity Building & Entrepreneurship Development
World Tourism Geography
Tourism Policy & Planning
Community Based Tourism (CBT)
Tourism Capacity Building (TCB)
Tourism development Policy & planning
Tourism Legislation and Professional Ethics
Tourism Capacity Building(TCB)
Well adept in computer applications
Workability in Microsoft Office
Dr. Pankaj Kumar
S/O- Sri Ravindra Thakur
Correspondence Address: House No- C-2/802, Supertech Livingston, Crossing Republic, Ghaziabad. Uttar Pradesh, India. PIN- 201016.
(Dr. Pankaj Kumar)
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