Dr. Venugopal C.K.
Associate Professor

Venugopal C. K.

Dr. Venugopal C.K. has been an active academician since 1993 and obtained Ph.D. from Department of Futures Studies, University of Kerala for the work entitled ‘Design of a GIS Platform for Tourism Administration with Special Reference to Kerala”. He worked as a programmer at Dun and Bradstreet Satyam Software (DBSS), a multinational company in Chennai during the period 1993 to 1995. Dr. Venugopal C.K joined at KITTS in 1995. Has published a book entitled "Information Technology and Tourism" in 2010 and contributed articles to leading research journals. He is also the Associate Editor of Indian Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Management brought out by KITTS. In addition to this he has attended several national and international conferences and secured a best paper award. Presently heads the IT department and is an expert in GIS with focus on Kerala Tourism. Holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications (MCA) from College of Engineering - CET, Thiruvananthapuram, Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from IGNOU with specialization in Operations Management and M.Sc. in physics (with specialization in electronics) from University of Kerala. Has over 25 years of experience in teaching and is the senior most faculty in KITTS. In addition to teaching responsibilities in KITTS, other positions held by him include 1) Green Protocol Officer 2) PTA secretary 3) In charge, Physical education 4) Nodal Officer GeM 5) SPOC AICTE 6) Nodal Officer, NTA 7) Co-ordinator IATA courses. He is also actively involved in activities of Centre for Ecotourism, a joint initiative by Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala and KITTS. Has over 50 published works to credit and is a noted travel writer. He has co-ordinated several training programmes and headed many projects undertaken by KITTS on behalf of agencies including Department of Tourism. In addition to this he is an approved trainer in ABACUS and holds certificates in Business English communication (BEC), German Language, American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), LINUX, GIS and related areas. Dr. Venugopal C.K. is also an expert trainer in 1) Wildlife 2) Bird watching 3) Geographical Information System (GIS) 4) Global Distribution System (GDS) 5) Management Information System (MIS) 6) Communication Skills and Spoken English 7) Soft Skills 8) Man Animal Conflict 9) Sustainable Development and Conservation 10) Stress Management 11) Tourism 12) Hospitality 13) Organisation Behaviour 14) Time Management and 15) Transactional Analysis.

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