Department of Tourism Studies
Prof. Sampada Kumar Swain , working as Head, Department of Tourism Studies, has obtained all his degrees (Graduation, PG, Ph.D. & D.Litt.) from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. He served in RCM, Bhubaneswar prior to joining Pondicherry University in 2004 as a lecturer. He was on deputation to IGNTU, Amarkantak, MP as Professor from 2012 to 2018. He published three dozen research papers, two edited books, and one reference book. Prof. Swain has co-authored a book titled “Tourism Principles and Practices, published by OUP. His areas of research interest include: Sustainable Tourism, Ecotourism, Responsible Tourism, Community-based Tourism, Destination Image and Social Tourism.