Dr. Punit Gautam

Designation: Associate Professor

Department of Tourism and Hotel Management Department

Joined NEHU on



B. Sc. Dairying (Dairy Technology), MTA, D.Phil. (Tourism), IATA/ FIATA Diploma, Certificate Course in Basic Cargo (Air India)

Ph.D. Title A study of Motivation, Expectation and Satisfaction of Tourists with relation to Some Selected Destinations in Himachal Pradesh
Area of Interest Eco & Sustainable Tourism; Tourism Policy, Planning & Impacts; Tour Operations
Current Area of Work Same as above
Earlier Assignments HP University (May 1993-Nov. 1995); IITTM, Gwalior (Nov. 1995- Feb. 2005); ITHM, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (Feb. 2005- April, 2013)
Ph. D. Supervised Four (Research work is going on at present)
Papers Presented 15  
Membership Had been member of Expert Committee for Tour Operations for SA-ITHRDP (An initiative of European Commission)
Lifetime Member of Indian Tourism Congress 
(Membership No: ITC/LFM/16)


  • Gautam, P.;  “Alternative and Responsible Tourism Development in Goa”, Presentation made to Goa Tourism Development Corporation, Panaji, 1991-July
  • Gautam, P.; “Management of Travel Agency & Tour Operations” Project Work submitted to Department of Tourism, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra,1991-August
  • Gautam, P.; “Tourism Development vis-à-vis Behavioral Alterations Amongst the Destination Communities”, Training Programme & Workshop on Tourism Development in Himachal Pradesh,  PHDCCI and KAF, Shimla, 1991-December
  • Gautam, P.; “Potential of Tourism Development in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh”, Dissertation submitted to Department of Tourism, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 1992-June
  • Gautam, P.; “Privatization in Tourism – A Renaissance in Waiting”, Workshop on Privatization Issues & Challenges in Tourism & Travel, Institute of Indology and Museology, Bhopal, 1995-December
  •  Gautam, P. et al; “Mountain Tourism Environment in Himalayan Kingdom: Some Observations from Bhutan”, IITTM Journal of Travel & Tourism (1,1), April 1996 - March 1997
  • Gautam, P.;  Report on the Conference on “Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development”, IITTM Journal of Travel & Tourism (2,1), April 1997 – March 1998
  • Gautam, P. and Kabia, S. K.; Report on “State Tourism Ministers’ Conference on Tourism Policy and Ecotourism”, IITTM Journal of Travel & Tourism (2,1), April 1997 – March 1998
  • Gautam, P.; “Sustainable Tourism Development in Himachal Himalaya – A Case study of Kinnaur District”, Proceedings / Report of Conference on Sustainable Tourism Planning & Development, IITTM, Gwalior, 1997-August
  • Gautam, P.; “Tour Packaging: Concepts, Considerations and Considerations”, Study material prepared for PGDTHM Programme of  Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 1997-September
  • Gautam, P.; “Contemporary Trends in International Tourism: Tourist Traffic and Regional Distribution”, Report submitted to Department of Tourism, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra,1997-August
  • Gautam, P. with Gupta, S. K. and Kabia, S. K.; “Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development – A Case of Agra”, Journal of Tourism (3), H N B Garhwal University, Srinagar (Uttranchal), 1998
  • Bagri, S. C.; Gautam, P. and Kabia, S. K., “Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development”, Indian Commerce Bulletin (3,1), 1999-January
  • Gautam, P.; “Developing Human Resource for Travel and Tourism Through Post-Graduate Degree Programmes of Indian Universities: Before & Beyond 2000”, National Seminar on Indian Tourism: Introspection, Prognosis and Strategic Models, Department of  Tourism, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 1999-March
  • Dixit, S. and Gautam, P.; “Role of Information Technology in Sustainable Development of Chilika Lake”, Workshop on Sustainable Development of Chilika Lake, Eastern Regional Centre IITTM, Bhubaneswar and Chilika Development Authority, 2001-March
  • Gautam, P. and Kabia, S. K.; “Tourism Education in India – Status and Prospects”, Seminar on Indian Tourism – 2001 and Beyond, ITHM, Bundelkhand University at Jhansi, 2001-November
  • Gautam, P. and Singhai, D.; “Ecotourism vis-à-vis Holistic Regional Development”, International Conference on “Tourism in 21st Century- Challenges & Opportunities”, Institute of Vocational Studies, Himachal Pradesh University at Shimla, 2001-September
  • Gautam, P.; “Ecotourism: As A Policy Alternative for Conservational Development of water Bodies”, Workshop on Development of Chilika Lake, Eastern Regional Centre IITTM, Bhubaneswar, 2002-January
  • Dixit, S. and Gautam, P.; “Information Technology in Tourism Education”, International conference on Tourism Education & Training in Asia-Pacific Region organized by IITTM, Network of APETIT and UN-ESCAP at Khajuraho, 2002-August
  • Gautam, P. et al; “Information Technology and Employment”, Conference on Entrepreneurship and Tourism”, Institute of Vocational Studies, Himachal Pradesh University at Shimla, 2002-September
  • Dixit, S. and Gautam, P.; “Computerized Decision Making System”, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar (Uttarakhand) and All India Tourism Teachers Association at Rishikesh, 2004-February
  • Dixit, S. and Gautam, P.; “Information Technology for Destination Management System”, IITTM, Gwalior, 2004-February
  • Gautam, P.; “Planning Effective Sustainable-Ecofriendly Tourism in Protected areas-Unravelling the C’s Enigma”, CMTHS, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar (Uttarakhand), 2005-Feb/ March
  • Kandari, O. P. and Gautam, P.; “Human Resources Issues in Tourism”, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 2005-March
  • Gautam, P.; Tourism System vis-à-vis Information and Communication Technology: Interdependency and Significance”, LNUPE, Gwalior(MP), 2009-Feb.
  • Gautam, P. and Tirkey, A. R. K,.; “Attaining Excellence by Managing Information Dissemination & Product Distribution: A Case Study of Indian Hospitality Industry”, SoS in Tourism & Travel Management, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (MP), 2009- March .
  • Gautam, P.; “Commonwealth Games: Consequential Dimensions and Planning”  Delhi College of Advanced Studies, 2010-March 
  • Kabia, S.K., and Gautam, P., “Branding and Image Building of Bundelkhand Region- A Case study”, National Conference on Destination Image and Branding Strategies and Implications” organized by Institute of Vocational Studies, HP University, Shimla, September 11-12, 2009

   Self Instructional Learning Material Development

  • Written 04 units of B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration programme for Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Nainital (India).
  • Designed and incorporated Modules on Air Cargo Operations and Management in the curriculum of Post Graduate Programmes at IITTM, Gwaior.
  • Developed and implemented skill oriented courses for SA-ITHRDP to create a wider spectrum of professional trainers for Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sectors
  • Designed Tourism related modules for LBSNAA, Mussoorrie with special emphasis on policy formulation and sustainable planning approaches, with the objective of sensitizing administrators towards multiplicity of the socio-economic benefits so that orderly and optimum development of tourism can ensure