Ms. Banani Saikia

Ms. Banani Saikia

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty of Commerce and Management


Name: Specialization:
Ms. Banani Saikia Hospitality Management & Tourism Management


Pursuing PhD (Full time), Assam down town University, 2019-22.

Msc in Tourism, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, 2016

Masters in Business Administration, Adam Smith University, 2011

B Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration, National Council of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Delhi, Pusa, 2006

Diploma in Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, IHM Guwahati, 2002

HSSLC from Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, 1999

HSLC from Secondary Education Board of Assam, 1997


Personal Interest

Singing, Reading , Exploring new places

Working Experience





March 2017 till date

Assam down town University, Panikhaiti, Guwahati

Assistant Professor

Teaching, Mentoring, Student Development, Assessment & Evaluation,  Lesson Planning

October 2011 to February 2013

Pragati Institute of Hospitality Management, Guwahati


Training, Mentoring, Student Development

January 2011 to October 2011

Hotel Gateway Grandeur

Operations Consultant

Rooms Division Management ,Operation Management, Revenue Management, Rooms Division

April 2007 to October 2010

Sun N Sand Hotel, Pune

Front Office Manager

Annual Budgeting, Rooms Division Management, Performance Appraisal, Corporate Relationship and Servicing, Maintaining Different Booking Engines.

June 2006 to March 2007

Dynasty Hotel, Guwahati

Front Office Executive cum Front Office In charge

Front Office Operations, Guest Relation, Annual Budgeting

January 2006 to May 2006


Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan


Front Office Executive cum Reservation In charge

Front Office Operations, Managing Guest History, Reservation Management, Handled Electronic Portals

October 2004 to January 2006

The Pride Hotel, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Front Office Executive cum Duty Manager,

Front Office Operations, , Guest Relation, Guest History Management

May 2002 to October 2004

The Fortune Landmark by ITC Welcom Group, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Front Office Assistant cum Reservation In charge

Front Office Operations, Guest Relation, Reservation Management, Guest History Management


National Seminar

  • Attended 4th NorthEast Green Summit organised by Vibgyor Media Solutions & Vibgyor N.E.Foundation, Co-Hosted by IIT,Guwahati from 1st to 3rd November 2019.


  • Organized a National Seminar on “The Scope of Hospitality & Tourism: International, Domestic and Strategies for Future Business (Post Covid 19 Scenario).” On 21st June 2020. Convenor – Banani Saikia (Assistant Professor cum SPOC, Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management, and the Eminent Speaker’s were - Mr.Amit Samson, Owner of DivineKross Design & Hospitality Services, Mr.Suneel Rawat, General Manager, Business Development at Clarks Inn Group of Hotels, Mr. Nishant Munshi: General Manager–HR and Training, The Chocolate Room India Pvt Ltd, Mr. Chandan Nath: Founder and Owner of CN Travels, Guwahati since 2007.



  • Attended 7 days Online Faculty Development Programme on “How to switch from regular classroom teaching to online teaching more effectively," from 14th May to 20th May 2020 organized jointly by Deaprtment of Management and Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management.
  • Attended 7 days Online Faculty Development Programme on"Transformation of Teaching Methodology to Digital Mode", from 13th July to 18th July 2020 organized by Amity School of Hospitality and Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism, Amity University,Kolkata.
  • Attened 2 days National Level Online Faculty Development Workshop on "Writing and Publishing Quality Research Papers in Scholary Top Tier Journals", from 19th July to 20th July 2020 organized by RMD Sinhgad School of Management Studies,Warje,Pune.
  • Attended a 3 days online Faculty Development Programme on "Cooking Skills Enhancement", from 7th July to 9th July 2020 orgazined by Chitkara College of Hospitality Management, Chitkara University,Punjab. 



  • Attended a Webinar on “ Cyber Security in Online Education”,Organized by Swami Vivekanand Subharti University,Meerut,on 24th May 2020.
  • Attended a Webinar on “ Haryana :Culture,Cuisine and Tourism”, organized by Ministry of Tourism,Government of India on 2nd June 2020.
  • Attended a Webinar on “Education for Future”, organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry on 6th June 2020.
  • Attended a Webinar on “Hospitality Industry :Post Covid-19 & Job Opportunities”, organized by Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management on 7th June 2020.
  • Attended a Webinar on "Current Situation in Hospitality Industry" Organized by SRM Institute of Hotel Management, SRM University  on 8th June 2020.
  • Attended a Webinar on “Impact of Covid -19 on Household Level Remittances in India”, organized by  Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (Social Work Program), Assam down town University, Guwahati on 17th June 2020.
  • Attended a Webinar on “Food For Healthy Living”, organized by RSHMCT & RSTTM, Royal Global University,Guwahati on 17th June 2020
  • Attended a International Webinar Lecture series on “ A Humanitarian Perspective of the Pandemic”, organized by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,Assam down town University on 18th & 19th June 2020.
  • Attended a Webinar on “ The Rise in cases of Domestic Violence in lockdown during Covid -19 Pandemic” organizd by Birla Global University on 19th June 2020.
  • Attended a Webinar on"“Capacity Building in Hospitality Sector: Challenges in Post Pandemic Scenario” organized by Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism Management,Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, Deemed to be University, In association with Indian Tourism & Hospitality Congress (ITHC), on 19th June 2020.
  • Attended a Webinar on "India-Latin America Partnership: A Paradigm for the 21st Century" organized by  the Department of Political Science, S. B. Deorah College on 29th June 2020.
  • Attended a  National Webinar on "Covid19 & Indian Tax System" organized by Swami Shukdevanand PG College, Shahjahanpur(UP) India in Association with Mohammad Ali Jauhar University,Rampur(UP) India on 1st July 2020.
  • Attended a Webinar on"The New Age Hospitality Education-Quality with Prospective Focus" organized by G.T.N.Arts College,Dindigul,Tamil Nadu on 4th July 2020
  • Attended a Webinar on"Post Covid Scenario of Tourism Academia: Strategic Plan for Skill Enhancement" organized by Department of Tourism and Travel Management, Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bengaluru, India on 4th July 2020.



Awards & Achievements

  • Certified Trainer/Assessor from Australia in the programme TAE40110 under Australian VET system
  • Nominated member of Campus Development Committee of the University.
  • Nominated member of Online Examination Committee. 
  • Selected as Programme Coordinator of Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management.


Invited as a Resource Person in the webinar " Medical Tourism: A Solution and Strategy for Reviving Tourism Sector in Post Covid 19 Scenario in Assam" organized by Department of Tourism, Kaliabor College on 5th July 2020.