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23 Apr, 2013

Indian Tourism Minister to Inaugurate New Campus of IITTM at Noida


Ministry of Tourism, 22-April, 2013 – Union Tourism Minister Mr K.Chiranjeevi will inaugurate the new campus of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITM) at Noida on 23 April 2013. Spread over 10 acres of land in Sec 62 of Noida, the campus has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 27.70 crore.

IITTM is an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Tourism and one of the premier institutes in South Asia offering education, training, research and consultancy in sustainable management of tourism, travel and other allied sectors. IITTM, Delhi offers two year PGDM programme in tourism & leisure. It has pan-India presence with centers at Gwalior, Nellore, Delhi, Goa and Bhubaneswar.

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IITTM Delhi was started in 2007 from a temporary campus in IHM Pusa. It has contributed in various capacity building programmes of the Government and has been instrumental in training of more than 5,000 students under Earn while you learn, Capacity Building for Service Providers, Hunar Se Rozgar etc. schemes. IITTM, Delhi is committed to developing quality human resources for tourism, allied services and has been serving as a focal point for higher tourism education and has a unique distinction of 100% placement of its eligible students since inception.

The Institute is committed towards tourism sensitization and capacity building and in this endeavor has trained many officials of organizations like Bureau of Immigration, tourism officers of various states etc. apart from imparting training to the Regional Level Guides.

IITTM, Delhi faculty has won many accolades for research projects for Ministry of Tourism and other state governments, like Evaluation Study of Visa on Arrival Scheme, Hunar Se Rozgar Scheme, Problems and Prospects of accessible tourism in India, analyzing the factors responsible for slow down of tourist arrivals to India, Evaluation study of the Market Development Assistance scheme, Development of Beach Tourism and Visitor Facility Management in Kerala etc.

These research projects have contributed a great deal in policy formulation and implementation.

To promote tourism education at all levels IITTM, Delhi has collaborated with CBSE for promotion of tourism education at secondary school level. The centre has also been actively involved in the designing of the tourism curriculum for the National Vocational Educational Qualification Framework.

Recently IITTM, Delhi won the prestigious “National India Education Excellence Award ” for the “Best Institute in Tours and Travel Education” in the country for 2013, awarded by Time Research.