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Prof. Paramita Suklabaidya


Prof. Paramita Suklabaidya is Professor in Tourism Management and presently serving as the Director of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management (SOTHSM), IGNOU. 

She is an alumnus of Delhi University and Lucknow University. She is NET- JRF awardee and has her PhD Degree from Lucknow University (2008). She has more than 20 years of teaching experience. Prior to IGNOU she was teaching as an Assistant Professor in Banaras Hindu University (BHU). She was also associated as Lecturer with IITTM, Gwalior and Tagore Arts College, Pondicherry. 

She has presented papers 40 papers in National and International Seminars and Conferences; and has published 20 research papers in National and International Tourism Journals. She has also co – authored chapters in edited books (03), CBSE books on Tourism (06) and in IGNOU SLM (20). 

She was a Member of the committee constituted by CBSE for revising the existing course curriculum on Travel and Tourism as well as a Member of the committee constituted by AICTE on National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) for various levels in the field of Tourism Sector.

She was the first PhD Coordinator of the School and 10 Scholars have submitted their PhD Thesis under her supervision. Currently she is the Programme coordinator of the Certificate of Tourism Studies (CTS) and Diploma in Tourism Studies (DTS Programmes of the School (ODL and Online). She involved in the development 04 courses for the B.A. (Voc) Tourism Management (BAVTM) programme of the School as well as the development of TS-2 Course (Tourism Development: Products, Operations and Case Studies) and TS – 5 Course (Ecology, Environment and Tourism) for the Online courses and Programmes of the University. 

Areas of interest include Food Tourism, Tourism Marketing, Special Interest Tourism, Rural Tourism, Heritage Tourism, Event Management, Cruises and Crisis Management in Tourism.


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[Updated on 04-Oct-2023]