EQUATIONS engages with students, academics, the industry and tourists by building awareness on tourism impacts, encouraging research, and welcoming interns. We work to influence curriculum, introduce critical perspectives on the impacts of tourism in classrooms, and to provide a perspective on why and how tourism can be more equitable.
In 1989, we contributed material for the Post Graduate course, Goa University on Tourism, Culture and Development. Since then we have expanded our activities and conduct workshops with interested groups, educational institutions, local communities, civil society organisations and the tourism industry to increase access to information about the growth of tourism and its effects, build a holistic understanding on the subject, and create dialogue.
We’ve taught courses on the environment and ecology of tourism’ as part of their Masters Programme in Tourism, trained others to continue our work and spread the idea, helped shape curriculum for masters and bachelors degree programmes around the country, and created (and shared) teaching materials on ecotourism, climate change and tourism, women and tourism, tourism policies, globalisation and tourism, amongst others. We’ve begun to work with high school educators to introduce similar critical perspectives. We help younger students engage with the complex issues that tourism brings with it and hope that they will carry these ideas with them in the coming decades as they begin to shape the world around us.
Some of the institutions we’ve worked with include Christ University (Bangalore), Mount Carmel College (Bangalore), IITTM (Bhubaneswar), Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism, Utkal University of Culture, Regional College of Management (Bhubaneswar), the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (Kolkata), Kerala Institute of Travel and Tourism Studies (KITTS), Institute of Management in Governance (IMG) as well as many other institutes in South India.
We encourage student interns to work with us. Many interns from colleges and universities in the country and abroad have gained from their stint with us and many have remained in touch. We have also had several invitations from organisations working with student exchange programmes to offer sessions on critical impacts and issues in tourism and students have usually found these very valuable. Learn more about internship opportunities here.
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