Dr. Sampad Kumar Swain


Department of Tourism Studies

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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.

Dr. Sampad Kumar Swain

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Notable Publications

A Study of Wildlife Tourism Activities and Visitor Satisfaction in Priyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala, Tourism Development Journal( An International Research Journal), Institute of Vocational(Tourism& Hospitality) Studies, H.P. University, Shimla, Vol. 10(1), PP.31-51( ISSN No.09757376).

An Assessment of Sustainable Tourism Development Practices: A Qualitative Study of Selected Resorts in East Coast Road in Tamil Nadu. SAJTH - South Asian Journal for Tourism & Heritage, Vol.5(2) , pp.124-138, ( ISSN No 0974-5432).

Health consciousness through wellness tourism: a new dimension to new age travelers.

Tourism Destinations: Image Building. SCMS Journal of Indian Management. Cochin, Kerala, Vol.5 (1), pp.43-51, ( 0973-3167)

Eco-Tourism and Sustainable Development- A Case Study of Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary Odisha. South Asian Journal of Socio- Political Studies (Sajosps). Adoor, Kerala, Vol.7 (2), pp.119-124, (ISSN: 0972-4613).

Awards & Achievements​

Received Certificate in Order of Merit in MTA Examinations
As an achievement, received the first Ph.D. in Tourism Management in the State of Odisha in 2003 and D.Litt., in Tourism Management in 2013
As an achievement, privileged to have played the role of founder in establishing the Department of Tourism Management as Head at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University and Internal Quality Assurance Cell as the first Coordinator in 2014 and coordinated the first NAAC peer team visit to IGNTU, Amarkantak, MP in 2016

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