The Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM), an autonomous organisation of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, is one of the premier institutes in the country offering education, training, research and consultancy in sustainable management of tourism, travel and allied sectors. The IITTM came into being on 18th January 1983 with its registration at New Delhi. The IITTM has its headquarters at Gwalior (set up in 1992) with centres at Bhubaneswar (set up in 1996) and Noida. The Noida centre is functioning from PUSA (Jan. 2007) pending the setting up of its campus. In the year 2004, the National Institute of Water Sports (NIWS), Goa was also incorporated in the IITTM. It has been decided to set up another centre of the IITTM at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. The management of the IITTM vests in its Board of Governors having the Union Minister for Tourism as Chairperson.
This multi-campus Institute offers various programmes in tourism and related fields, services and international business along with various extension programmes for capacity building. Faculty of institute is also engaged in research and consultancy addressing local needs.
The IITTM has in place the state-of-the-art infrastructure to cater to learning needs on its main campus at Gwalior. For campuses at other centres the construction work is in progress. The IITTM is also engaged in tourism entrepreneurship through an AICTE sponsored ED Cell on its Gwalior campus. The IITTM is a member of the Asia Pacific Education Training Institutes in Tourism (APETIT), promoted by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).
The IITTM conducts courses approved by the AICTE. The IITTM presently offers 4 AICTE approved PGDM programmes from its three centres. As of now the student intake in each programme is 69 which is likely to go up to 93 by 2010.
|Tourism & Travel||Ticketing, Cargo Management and Tour Operations|
|Gwalior||International Business Services||International Tourism, Int’l Trade Operations, etc Tourism-Hospitality and others|
|Bhubaneswar||Tourism and Travel International Business||Ticketing, Cargo management and Tour operations International Tourism, Int’l Trade Operations, etc|
|Delhi||Tourism and Leisure||Adventure/ MICE|
The IITTM also organises two important programmes on behalf of the MoT, namely
The following Central Financial Assistance have been sanctioned for the setting up of the IITTM’s campuses :-
|For the Headquarters at Gwalior||Rs.909.00 lakhs|
|For the Centre at NOIDA||Rs.1452.00 lakhs|
|For the Centre at Bhubaneswar||Rs.1153.95 lakhs|
|For the N.I.W.S. at Goa||Rs.1764.36 lakhs|
The Institute has it’s own website and can be accessed at http://www.iittm.org for more information.