Prof. Manjula Chaudhary
Prof. Manjula Chaudhary has 25 years of experience as an academician at Kurukshetra University. She moved from business management to tourism management in 1991 and since then is engaged in education and research in tourism. In 2010 she took over as Director of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management.
She has published extensively through research articles and books in tourism. She has also worked on many research projects and consultancy assignments.
Her main areas of interest are tourism marketing and tourist behaviour but she has also researched the niche areas of medical tourism, MICE and socially relevant area of gender sensitivity in tourism industry.
Distinguished academician, writer, researcher, consultant, eminent scholar, Prof. (Dr.) Manjula Chaudhary is an acclaimed thought leader.
Proclaimed Director of the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, the first woman to head the premier institute, she has been associated with the country’s first Master’s Degree tourism programme at Kurukshetra University.
A visionary, publisher of articles in leading journals and magazines, author of several books, an inspiring guide for a large number of doctoral theses, vision behind a large number of international and national conferences. Dr. Manjula Chaudhary has had a long lasting impact on the industry.
Ayanaant is pleased to confer an award of honor on Prof. (Dr.) Manjula Chaudhary.
Prof. (Dr.) Manohar Sajnani
Prof. (Dr.) Manohar Sajnani is a well known scholar in Tourism and Hospitality with 21 years of experience as an academician imparting practical training to Tourism and Hospitality students at Ph.D, Post Graduation and Under Graduation level.
He has been associated with Amity University Uttar Pradesh, as Dean Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism and Director Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism (AITT) since 2004.
In pursuance to his passion for bringing more practical Orientation to Academics in Tourism he has developed strong focus on industry – academia interface to provide optimum exposure to his students through participation as volunteers in National and International Trade Shows like ITB Berlin, SATTE, OTM TTF, Arabian Travel Mart and many more to complete the list.
He has published 03 widely circulated books on Tourism along with 23 Research Articles and papers being referred to by students and scholars in the field of Travel, Hospitality and Aviation. He has also worked on many consultancy assignments as Principal / Co-Principal Resource.
He specializes in Tourism Marketing and Tourism Product Development (Niche Tourism Products). As a scholar of Tourism he has also developed interest in the field of Tourism Business Laws and as a result has developed a case based book on Tourism Business Laws which has found place in Parliament House Library for the reference of member of Parliament from across the country.
Ayanaant 2013 is a unique initiative taken by Viva Voyages and its driving force Mr. Vikas Khanduri. Attending this forum will certainly bring the opportunity for all to share knowledge and concerns of our industry. The overall aim of establishing best practicing in Tourism can only be achieved through innovative endeavourer like Ayanaant.
Celebrated professional, consultant, scholar, distinguished academician, practitioner, eminent researcher, Dr. Manohar Sajnani is a thought leader in a true sense.
Proclaimed Dean Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism and Director Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism (AITT), he is known for his passion to bring practical orientation to academics in tourism.
A visionary, he has been associated with leading national and international trade shows like ITB Berlin, SATTE, OTM TTF, Arabian Travel Mart. Publisher of three widely circulated books and several research papers, he has also lead strategic consulting assignments. The case based book on Tourism Business Laws developed by him has suitably found place in Parliament House Library. Dr. Sajnani has had a long lasting impact on the industry.
Ayanaant is pleased to confer an award of honor on Prof. (Dr.)Sajnani.
Prof. S. C. Bagri
Prof. S. C. Bagri is a well known scholar in tourism and hospitality discipline and has a strong passion for advancing tourism and Hospitality education and research in India in Middle East Asia and Africa. He obtained his Master degree from Allahabad University and completed a Technical course on Cultural Tourism Management from Rome, Italy under the fellowship of Govt. of Italy in 1986. He started his career as Lecturer at HNB Garhwal University and continued their till 1995 when he was elevated to the post professor at Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM), Gwalior, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India.
In 1998 he moved back to HNB Garhwal University and held the position of Director of Department of Mountain Tourism and Hospitality Studies besides discharging the responsibility of Dean School of Management till July 2012. In order to promote quality research in Tourism and hospitality discipline he started the publication of the Journal of Tourism from HNB Garhwal University in 1996 in Joint collaboration with university of Southern Mississippi, USA. Professor Bagri is the Editor – in – Chief.
United Nations World Tourism organization, Madrid appointed him consultant for Human Resource development in Tourism and Hospitality sector for Punjab and west Bengal states in 2008 which he successfully accomplished with his fellow team members. Add to this he completed 10 research projects sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, Planning Commission, Govt. of India, University Grants Commission, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Agriculture Finance Corporation of India and GTZ, Govt. of Germany on Tourism and Hospitality discipline.
Prof. Bagri is the president of Indian Hospitality congress and organized its conferences in some of the prestigious Hospitality Management Institutes including Manipal University, Manipal in 2009. Dr. Bagri has authored 7 books, 100 research papers and guided 22 Ph.D research scholars in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Presently he is the Vice Chancellor of Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun, an institution set up by Mr. Subhash Chandra, Chiarman of ESSEL & ZEE GROUP, Mumbai.
Celebrated scholar, author, academician, and thinker, Prof. S. C. Bagri is a name synonym with tourism and hospitality industry. His passion for advancing tourism and hospitality education and research across various continents has earned him the stature of being an eminent thought leader.
A visionary Vice Chancellor of Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun, he has held several key positions in his illustrious career.
He started publication of the Journal of Tourism in joint collaboration with university of Southern Mississippi, USA where is the Editor – in – Chief. Having authored 7 books, 100 research papers and being a guide for guided 22 Ph.D. research scholars, he has had a long impact on the industry and continues to inspire and influence.
Ayanaant is pleased to confer an award of honor on Prof. Bhagri.