Prof. Sandeep Kulshreshtha, M.Com (Management) and Ph.D from Jiwaji University, Gwalior took charge of this premier institution for tourism education as its Director in July 2014. He has been with IITTM since 1997 and worked in various capacities. Prof. Kulshreshtha is a renowned academician having over 20 years of training, teaching and research experience in the field of tourism & travel.
Prof. Sandeep Kulshreshtha has held important administrative positions in IITTM and remained in additional charge of Principal, Institute of Hotel Management, Gwalior (Min. of Tourism) for some time in 2011. Besides an avid researcher having authored some important policy documents for the Govt. of India and State Govts., he has many publications in the form of books, monograms and research articles of international repute to his credit. He guided many scholars for their doctoral theses. He also serves in various committees of both central and state govts., UGC, AICTE and many universities and academic institutions besides being in the editorial boards of some reputed national and international journals. A person travelled to many continents, he loves travelling.
In February 2007, Dr Sutheeshna Babu. S (PhD- JNU) took charge of the Institute as Nodal Officer. He holds MPhil and PhD degrees in tourism from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr. Babu has been a Research Fellow of UGC/CISR during 1990-95. Attended many Fellowship programmes in tourism and notable ones are Govt. of India-Republic of Cyprus joint fellow programme in Tourism Planning and Development at Cyprus; UNWTO certificate holder in ‘Tourism Taxation & Statistics’. He is also the editor for International Journal for Tourism & Travel.
For last two decades, he has been lecturing at the post-graduation level programmes in tourism besides undertaking MDP’s/EDP’s on wide ranging topics in tourism. While specializes in the beach tourism planning and development, his other research interests include tourism policy, leisure watersporting and SMTE development. He is serious researcher and has many publications like books, international journals monographs etc. Recent being Tourism Development Re-visited: Concepts, issues and paradigms (Response Books- Sage Publishers) & Coastal Tourism: Development patterns, issues & challenges (Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany). Since 2013, Dr. Babu is also the editor for the International Journal of Tourism & Travel.