Acharya Nagarjuna University

Tourism & Hospitality Management

Faculty Commerce & Management Studies
Dean Prof.V. Chandra Sekhara Rao
College University College of Arts, Commerce & Law- Departments / Centres
Established Year 2005
Head of the Department Dr. P. Purna Chandra Rao
Telephone No. 0863-2346393,394
Ph.D awards 04
MPhil awards 04
Courses Offered MBA (Travel & Tourism Management), M.Phil, Ph.D.
Sanctioned Intake 30 +30


As a part of offering market oriented and professional courses, Acharya Nagarjuna University has started the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, keeping in view the growing demand for the skilled people who can render their services in Tourism and Hospitality Sectors. The Department has started by offering a Master of Tourism and Travel Management from the academic year 2005-2006. The nomenclature is changed from MTTM to MBA (TTM) from 2013-2014 batch onwards in I-CET Counseling; it is a Two-year- Four Semester-Regular-English Medium Course. MBA (TTM) Travel & Tourism Management, Admissions through I-CET Counseling Mission & Objectives: In the 21st century, Tourism Industry is the third largest and fastest growing industry in the world next to Telecommunications and Information Technology providing best platform to all the qualified professionals in the Travel & Hospitality Sectors in career making. Tourism Mission Document of New State of Andhra Pradesh, 2015 has emphasized the potentiality of the sector and highlighting its prominence in the Economy of the State as well as the Nation. The students of this course have been provided with direct accessibility to the Tourism Industry under the guidance of good experienced faculty members, while directly participating in various events related to the Tourism Industry of National & International importance. Sound knowledge of Tourism course Curriculum is the real strength of each and every student when they part with the University after two years successful course completion to experience the True travelers life style in the society. It is a carefully designed programme, (with 28 core papers+2 Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs, Total: 30 papers), which has taken the academic strength of the premier institutions in the country. Syllabus for Tourism discipline helps out students around the Tourism world to expand their knowledge, develop their skills and realize their potentials while making their choicest career both in Travel & Hospitality sectors. The unique features of the course is Theme based project works, viva-voce, seminars, study tours and tour Reports, which give immense commitment, continued dedication to inspiring and developing Travel & Hospitality Professionals. Since its inception of the department, all the students were well settled in the reputed Tourism, Travel and its related sub sectors/ organizations.

Particulars of Teaching staff

Name of the teacher Designation Qualification
DR.P.PURNA CHANDRA RAO Associate Professor & Co-ordinater M.Com, M.A.(Hist), B.L, PGDTTM, M.Phil, Ph.D.
Dr. G. JYOTHI Guest Faculty MBA, M.H.R.M, M.A (Eco), PGDTTM, Ph.D.
N. GEETHA SONY Guest Faculty M.A (Lit)., MTM., (Ph.D.)
KAKUMANU RAJESH Guest Faculty M.B.A (T.T.M), M.A (Hist.), B.H.M., (Ph.D.)

Details of MOU

University /Institute/Industry MOU entered
Date of signing of MOU
Purpose of MOU
Bharathiya Samskruti Ayurveda Vikasa Parishat, Andhra Pradesh.
Mutual interest in Academics, Research and Consultancy Programs.
Research Activities    
The research program has been introduced in the department since 2013-14 academic year on wards.
Academic Achievements    
1. Under the category of Best Tourism Educational Institution, An Award has been received from the Department of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh by the then Chief Minister Sri.Konejeti Rosaiah on 27-SEP-2010. 2. Under the category of Best Collateral Publicity Material of Tourism, An Award has been received from the then Tourism Minister Sri Vatti Vasantha Kumar, AP Government on 27th-Sep-2013 for the compilation and publication of 3 Districts Tourism Chronicles such as Guntur, Krishna & Prakasham. 3. Under the category of Best Tourism Educational Institution, An Award has been received from the Dept. of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh by the Honorable Chief Minister Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu on 27-SEP-2014. 4. Under the category of Writing and Publication on tourism aspects, An Award has been received from the Education Minister of AP i.e., Ganta Srinivasa Rao and Tourism Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya for the compilation and publication of a book titled Glimpses of South India Tourism on 27th Sep 2017.


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