Dr. Santosh Kumar Upadhyay

Dr. Santosh Kumar Upadhyay

Associate Professor

  • Faculty of Commerce and Management


Name: Specialization:
Dr. Santosh Kumar Upadhyay Tourism Management, Aviation Management( Airline Ticketing & GDS), Gender Study.



Ph.D. from the Institute of Tourism Management from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.


Master of Tourism Management (MTM) from the University of Lucknow, UP.


MBA (HR) from Subharti University, Meerut, UP.


Graduation from Allahabad University, Allahabad UP.


12th (PCB) from UP Board.


10th (Science Group) from UP Board.

Personal Interest

Travel, International Relations, Gender Study

Working Experience





2 Nov 2019 to Present

Assam down town University, Panikhaiti, Guwahati,

Associate Professor, Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Academic,  Teaching & Research

11 Oct 2012 to

31 Oct 2020

Sherwood College of Professional Management, Lucknow, UP

Assistant  Professor

Academic & Teaching,

18  Aug  2008 to

30 Jun  2012

 M.K.  Institute Of Tourism Management (Uttar Pradesh Tourism) Lucknow.

Lecturer (full time)

Academic, Teaching & Training

2 Feb 2006 to 30 Jan 2008

Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management, Dr. B.  R. Ambedkar University

Guest faculty 


14 Jun 2004 to 31 Jan 2006

Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi

Research Officer  (ICSSR Funded Research Project)


May 2003- Jun 2004

Tourism Industry

Sales Executive

Tourism Sales



FIP/FDP/Training /Workshops

  • 1-month UGC Faculty Induction Programme / Orientation Programme organized by HRDC, University of Lucknow 
  • Faculty Development  Programme  on “Perspective modern teaching techniques- Use of case studies & experiential Methods” organized by the Indian Business School on 11th Aug, 2013
  • Special training programme for academic Councilors through teleconference by IGNOU, on October 19th2013.
  • Reinvigorating Tourism Products organized by Institute of Tourism Studies, the University of Lucknow on January 18-24, 2013.
  • “Bio-entrepreneurship Research to Business” organized by the Association of Knowledge workers Lucknow, Biotech park Lucknow and Indian Industries Association on November 3, 2015.
  • Faculty Development Programme on SPSS ORGANISED BY Department of Business Administration, the University of Lucknow on October 4, 2016, to October 6, 2016.

Research Paper Publications

 In Journals       

“Rituals – An  Eternal Resource For Tourism” Paper published in Management Today – (ISSN-0973-5550) An International Biannual refereed Journal of Management published by Sherwood College of Management, Lucknow.

“Women Employment in Tourism” Article published in The Green Portal a Tourism Journal Published by KITTS, Kerala.

 Chapter in Book

“Indian Tourism: Issues, Challenges and Outlook” Published in book Advancement in Tourism Theory and Practice-Perspective from India, (Ed), by B.P. George & Sampad Kumar Swain, Abhijeet Publication New Delhi, 2005.

In Conference Proceedings

  1. Human Resource Practices in Travel & Tourism SectorPaper published in the proceedings (Ed. Prof S. C. Bagari) of National Seminar on ‘HR Practices in Travel & Tourism Sector’ Organized by HNB Garhwal University.2005.
  2. “Development & Management of Eco-Tourism in India” Paper published in proceedings of All India Tourism Teacher Association (AITTA) national seminar on Issues And Trends Of In Eco-Tourism Development In India’ Published by Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies, Thiruvananthpuram, Kerala.


  1. Rural Tourism: A Tool For Maintaining Peace In India” Published in a national seminar on tourism academia-industry vis-à-vis OLD System, organized by Uttrakhand Open University Haldwani, Nanital, 26-27 March, 2011.

Participation and Paper Presentation at National and International Seminars, Conferences

Webinar attended  

  • “Implementation of National Education Policy2020 for Transforming India” organized by Amity University, 7 November 2020.
  • Redesign your Wellness Itineraries: Understand the Art of Living, Hosted by DDP Webinars, Thu, Nov 5, 11:15 AM.
  • “Impact of COVID19 on Tourism”, hosted by Kalam Foundation, will begin in 1 day on Date Time: Oct 25, 2020, 03:00 PM India.
  • “Education for global prosperity” the international conference organized by, Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA.
  • “New Education Policy-2020 and Atmanirbhar Bharat”  One Day National Webinar Organized By Department of Economics, the University of Lucknow on 26 September 2020.

Paper Presentation

  • Groundwater Recourses in Uttar Pradesh: Challenge & Management “organized by the Central Ground Water Board, Northern Region, Lucknow, Ministry of Water Recourses, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, and Government of India on 30-03-2016.
  • Heritage Walk- A unique Tool to Preserve Cultural Heritage Of India” paper presented and abstract published in the national conference on  Sustainable Tourism Development Practices, Issues, Gray Area And Strategies, organized by the Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management, Bundelkhand University Jhansi, March 26-27,2011
  • “Wedding Tourism: An Emerging Trends In Tourism Industry” paper presented and abstract published in the national conference on Emerging Trends In Hospitality & Tourism organized by Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, MD University Rohtak.
  • “Rural Tourism: A Tool For Maintaining Peace In India” paper presented & Published in a national seminar on tourism academia-industry vis-à-vis OLD System, organized by Uttrakhand Open University, Haldwani, Nanital, 26-27 March, 2011.
  •  “Eco Planning and Management in Protected AreaPaper Presented in International Conference on ‘Ecotourism Planning in Protected Area ’, Organized by HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal Uttaranchal, 29 Feb – 2 March 2005.
  • “Food Processing – Viable Tool for Rural Women Empowerment” Paper Presented and abstract Published National Conference on Scope, Opportunity & Challenges for Women Entrepreneurs in the Food Processing Industry. Organized by Veerangana Jhalkari Bai Center for Women’s Studies and Development, Bundelkhand University Jhansi. UP. March 26-27,2006
  • “Attitude towards Participation of Women in Tourism -A Case Study of Chitrakoot” paper Presented in a national seminar on ‘Changing Dimensions of Tourism Industry. Organized by ITTM, Gwalior, MP, Jan 9-10, 2006.
  •  “Study of job satisfaction in select hospitality enterprises in Orchha (M.P)” paper Presented in a national seminar on ‘Changing Dimensions of Tourism Industry. Organized by ITTM, Gwalior, MP, Jan 9-10, 2006.
  • “RITUALS” - An Eminent Apparatus for Boosting of Domestic Tourism in India”, 12th ITHC National Tourism Conference on Strategic Development of Domestic Tourism in India organized by Institute of Tourism Studies, University of Lucknow, Nov1-2, 2015.

Participation & Publication of abstract

  • “Changing Trends in Global Tourism – Impacts on India” abstract published in International Seminar on ‘Global Tourism- Issues and Challenges’, Organized by Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 28 March - 29 March 2005.
  • “Human Capital Needs and Challenges for the Tourism Sector abstract published in National Seminar on ‘Tourism Education – contemporary Issues and Challenges’, Organized by Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 26-27 March 2005.
  • Restaurant industry beyond million” paper accepted for presentation at a national seminar on ‘hospitality industry India –a special reference to national games 2007’,  organized by BIT Ranchi, Jharkhand, 27 Sep 2005.
  • “Gender implications in Mountain Tourism” Paper accepted for presentation at a national seminar on Tourism in the Himalayas: Opportunities and by Department of Tourism, North Bengal University, Siliguri, WB, Feb7-8, 2006.
  • “Tourism – Improving Cross-Cultural Relations” paper accepted for Presentation on the convention on Human Capital Management in Service Industry Global-Corporate _ Academia – interface: Focus—Employment & Entrepreneurship organized by FEAST (Federation of Educations & Scholars of Tourism), Chandigarh, and October 8-9, 2005.
  • "Responsible Tourism a Key to Maintain the Sustainability in Ganga Basin" Paper accepted for presentation an International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Actions: Organized by University Way, London E16 2RD, UK. Feb 19-23, 2016.

Awards & Achievements

  1. Member of Indian Tourism Congress.
  2. Councillor & Examiner for Tourism Management, IGNOU & other Universities.
  3. Member of Syllabus designing committee and examiner for Tourism subject in U.P. Technical Board.