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Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Accomplishments
PATENTS
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Consultancy
COMMUNITY SERVICES
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Timeline
MOHIT VIJ PhD

MOHIT VIJ PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
United Arab Emirates
Summary

Tourism faculty with over 20 years of successful experience in teaching, research and industry. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in teaching effectiveness, research & consultancy and community services.

Demonstrated leadership ability and ingenuity in developing and conducting academic and professional courses. Appreciated by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) for promoting Sharjah tourism through publishing in top tier academic journals.

Overview
20
20
years of professional experience
15
15

Years of university teaching, research and consultancy

Work History

Associate Professor

Skyline University College
2014-08 - Current
  • Curriculum development and innovation in teaching strategies, including incorporation of new technologies for learning and grading.
  • Teaching Tourism & Business related courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Courses include Foundations of Tourism, Management of Tourism Enterprises, Strategic Tourism Management, Tourism Planning and Development, Events Management, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Strategic Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, International Business and related.
  • Publishing in top ranked journals, newspapers and trade magazines.
  • Consultancy and training projects with UAE Government Authorities.
  • Reviewing and updating course curriculum.
  • Advising student groups, assisting learners in educational programs both on and off campus.
  • Chairing and participating in academic and community related activities.
  • Planning industry interactions through field visits and inviting guest speakers.
  • Conducting FDPs, PSDPs, academic events, peer review.
  • Inspecting course files as per Stipulation 7, QF Emirates accreditation.,

Assistant Professor

Skyline University College
01-2009 - 09-2014
  • Developed and launched new courses (PG Diploma in Tour Guiding, Bachelors in Arts/Commerce (Voc.), Bachelors in Tourism Management).
  • Taught Business, Management and Tourism related courses.
  • Publishing in journals, newspapers and trade magazines.
  • Coordinating with tourism sector for students' internships and employment.
  • Advising and counseling students on their academic performance and study plan.
  • Chair, Newsline (college magazine)
  • Chair, Business Update

Assistant Professor and Head, Tourism Department

Kurukshetra Universty
2003-01 - 2007-08
  • Contributed to planning appropriate and engaging lessons for both classroom and distance learning applications.
  • Developed and launched Bachelors in Tourism Management (BTM) successfully.
  • Taught courses in tourism business, general management, and marketing.
  • Networked with the public/private tourism organizations (Travel Agencies/Tour Operators/Hotels/resorts) for placements & training of candidates.
  • Overall co-ordination in all departmental activities viz. course admissions, setting and grading exams, teaching workload assignment, preparing department requirements.

Business Development Officer

India Vision Tours & Travels
1998-08 - 2003-01
  • Generated new business with marketing initiatives and strategic plans.
  • Prepared new unexplored travel plans & itineraries and excelled in `special interest` groups.
  • Organized a number of tour packages especially for the Korean and Japanese markets.
  • Introduced the concept of marketing research for collecting tourists’ feedback.
  • Introduced excellent level of automation in tour operations.
  • Initiated and developed campaigns pertaining to promotion of tour packages.
Education

MBA Marketing

HEC MONTREAL
2007-08 - 2008-08

Ph.D. Tourism Marketing

Kurukshetra University
1999-07 - 2004-08

Masters of Tourism Management Tourism Management

Kurukshetra University
1996-08 - 1998-08

Bachelor of Science Computer Science

Kurukshetra University
1993-08 - 1996-08
Skills

Teaching effectiveness

Research & consultancy

Community services

Industry interface

Program development

Accomplishments
  • Recipient of Teaching Excellence Award 2017-18 .
  • Recipient of Services Excellence Award 2013-14.
  • Recipient of Teaching Excellence Award 2011-12.
  • Performance rated as "Outstanding" in Teaching effectiveness, Research and Community services.
  • 2 Patents filed and published.
  • Published in Journals indexed in Scopus (Q1, Q2, Q3) and ABDC (A)
  • Associate Editor, Skyline Business Journal (EBSCO, GALE & Google Scholar Indexed).
  • 3 consultancy projects from Sharjah Tourism Authority.
  • Appreciated and awarded by Sharjah Tourism Authority.
  • Appreciated by Ajman Tourism Authority.
  • Convener for International Conferences.
PATENTS

1. A MOBILE SANITIZER DISPENSING UNIT

Application No.202011044163

Journal Issue No 43/2020

Date of Publication-23.10.2020

http://www.ipindia.nic.in/journal-patents.htm

2. SMART CLASSROOM SYSTEM

Application No-202011044177 A

Page No-54367

Journal Issue No 43/2020

Date of Publication-23.10.2020

http://www.ipindia.nic.in/journal-patents.htm

3. SMART AND ENERGY EFFICIENT AUTOMATED GUEST ROOMS FOR HOSPITALITY SERVICES
Patent Granted from Australia on 14 July, 2021
4. IoT INTEGRATED MOBILE APPLICATION FOR AUTOMATIC HEEL ADJUSTMENT IN WOMEN SHOES
Submission Authority – Australian Government
Application No - 2021103235

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Taha, S. Osaili, T, M., Vij, M., Vij, A., Alhogaraty, E., AL-Utaibi, G., Albloush, A., Nassoura, A., Bohra, A.P. and Altaher, S. (2021). Measuring management practices impact on hygiene practices of food handlers: The mediating role of commitment and training perception. Food Control, Volume 130, 2021, 108313, ISSN 0956-7135, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2021.108313 (Scopus Q1)
  • Vij, M., Upadhya, A., Abidi, N. (2020). Sentiments and recovery of hospitality sector from COVID-19 – a managerial perspective through Phenomenology. Tourism Recreation Research. (Ranked A in ABDC and Scopus Q1)
  • Alzoubi, H., Vij, M., Vij, A., Alnazer, N.N. (2020). What leads guests to satisfaction and loyalty in UAE five-star hotels? AHP analysis to service quality dimensions. Enlightening Tourism. A Pathmaking Journal. (Scopus)
  • Vij, M. & Upadhya, A. (2020) Systems approach to design and development of a tourist guide training program: a case study of Sharjah tourism, Tourism Recreation Research, DOI: 10.1080/02508281.2020.1804735 (Ranked A in ABDC and Scopus Q1)
  • Kumar, M.; Upadhya, A.; Vij, M. (2020). Buddhist Pilgrimage In Bihar India: A Tourism Policy Perspective, International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, Vol. 8: Iss. 3, Article 11. Available at: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/ijrtp/vol8/iss3/11 (Scopus Q1)
  • Sharma D., Sabharwal M., Goyal V., Vij M. (2020) Sentiment Analysis Techniques for Social Media Data: A Review. In: Luhach A., Kosa J., Poonia R., Gao XZ., Singh D. (eds) First International Conference on Sustainable Technologies for Computational Intelligence. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1045. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0029-9_7 (Scopus Q3)
  • Vij, M.; Upadhya, A.; Vij, A.; Kumar, M. Exploring Residents’ Perceptions of Mega Event-Dubai Expo 2020: A Pre-Event Perspective. Sustainability 2019, 11, 1322. (Scopus Q2)
  • Upadhya, A., Vij, M. (2016). Creative Tourist Experience: Role of Destination Management Organizations. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2016-0.ch014. In book: Driving Tourism through Creative Destinations and Activities, Edition: 2017, Chapter: 14, IGI Global. (Scopus Indexed)
  • Saji, B., Vij M., Kabiraj S. (2015). Selection of Tourism Destination as a Representation of Human Values. Business Perspectives and Research, 3(2) 95–108. SAGE. (Scopus Q3)
  • Vij, M. & Vij, A. (2012). Tourism and Carbon Foot Prints in United Arab Emirates – Challenges and Solutions. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, Volume 3, Issue 1. (Scopus Q3)
Consultancy
  • Consultancy project (Marhabtain) for SCTDA (Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority) (250,000 AED).
  • Consultancy project (Al Jawahra- Women Economic Empowerment in Tourism) for SCTDA (300,000 AED).
  • Consultancy project (Advance Tour Guide Licensing) for SCTDA (88,000 AED).
  • Developed and conducted tour guide licensing programs for RAKTDA (Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority).
  • Developed and conducted tour guide licensing programs for ATDD (Ajman Tourism Development Department).
COMMUNITY SERVICES
  • Developed Diploma in tourism for inmates (Sharjah Punishment and Correction Department).
  • Conducted workshops (18 in number) for Sharjah Taxi since 2012. Excellent feedback of above 90% .
  • Conducted workshop on “Social Skills” for 80 UAE school counselors. Excellent feedback of 92%.
  • Conducted students' workshop on “Career Planning” for UAE school students. Excellent feedback of above 90%.
  • Conducted workshop on “Role of a Teacher and Classroom Management” for UAE school teachers. Excellent feedback of above 96%.
  • Director of Community Services Club 2012-2013.
  • Organized Fun Filled day event (twice in the last 3 years) for special need children.
  • Participated with a team of 15 volunteers for Dubai Municipality Clean-up Event, 2012.
  • Participated with a team of 20 students in the Used Book Fair, Sharjah, 2011.
  • Organized Sharjah Beach Clean Up Campaign with a team of 25 Volunteers, 2011.
  • NSS (National Service Scheme) Program officer (NSS is national level government organization for social welfare in India operates under the Ministry of youth affairs and sports, India, 2003-2007).
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Authored book on "Hospitality & Tourism Marketing" for Distance Learning Program.
  • Associate Editor, Skyline Business Journal (EBSCO, GALE & Google Scholar Indexed).
  • International Editorial Board, ABS International Journal of Management.
  • Editorial Board, Amity Journal of Management Research.
  • Convener for International Conferences.
  • Chair of Teaching Effectiveness Committee at Institution level.
  • PhD thesis examiner for various universities in India.
  • Faculty Development Programs (FDPs) on Teaching and Learning. Excellent Feedback of more than 95%.
  • Invited as Resource Person at IITTM (Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management), India for selecting Tourist Guides for Common Wealth Games 2010.
Timeline

Associate Professor

Skyline University College
2014-08 - Current

Assistant Professor

Skyline University College
01-2009 - 09-2014

MBA Marketing

HEC MONTREAL
2007-08 - 2008-08

Assistant Professor and Head, Tourism Department

Kurukshetra Universty
2003-01 - 2007-08

Ph.D. Tourism Marketing

Kurukshetra University
1999-07 - 2004-08

Business Development Officer

India Vision Tours & Travels
1998-08 - 2003-01

Masters of Tourism Management Tourism Management

Kurukshetra University
1996-08 - 1998-08

Bachelor of Science Computer Science

Kurukshetra University
1993-08 - 1996-08