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Nimit Chowdhary Faculty, Department of Tourism, Hotel, Hospitality and Heritage Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Nimit Chowdhary, BE (Mech.), MBA, PhD, is a full professor and heads the Department of Tourism, Hotel, Hospitality and Heritage Studies of Jamia Millia Islamia. He was earlier with the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management. He has more than 24 years of teaching and research experience. He has also taught as a full professor at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico (2001); Shaoxing University, China (2005); and Mizoram University (2007). He has also taught as a visitor at the University of Girona, Spain; University of Gotland, Sweden; Global Entrepreneurship Acad., Slovenia; Indian Institute of Management, Indore; ABV-India Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior; Indian Institute of Quality Management, Jaipur; Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmadabad, and many other places.

He has trained over 2,500 guides and tour leaders. He has designed several training programmes to be rolled out all over India. He has travelled extensively within the sub-continent to deliver these training programmes, has carried out research for various agencies such as UGC, ICSSR, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and MoT-GoI worth around `5 million, and has also sourced/designed/coordinated/delivered trainings and consultancies worth around `45 million. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards and fellowships in and outside of India such as the AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers; SIDA Fellowship, Sweden; Guest Scholarship, Sweden; Linnaeus Palme Exchange Programme Grants, Sweden; PIMG Research Excellence Award, Gwalior; and Scholars’ Grant (EMTM), Erasmus Mundus, Europe among others. He is a referred researcher in the field of tour leadership and has published on the subject in many international journals. He has supervised doctoral level researchers on tour leadership. He has authored eight books and more than hundred papers.