Dr. Sujama Roy


Dr. Sujama Roy

Assistant Professor
Email: sujamaroy.r@srmus.ac.in
Area: Travel and Tourism Management
Affiliation: Department of Hospitality & Tourism Studies, SRM University, Sikkim


Ph.D. Travel & Tourism University of Sunderland, UK, 2011
M.Sc. Heritage Tourism Development  University of Sunderland UK, 2005
M.A Bengali Language & Literature   University of Calcutta India, 2000
B.A Bengali Language & Literature  Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India 1997

Other Details:


  • Tourism Concepts, Tourism Resources, International Tourism etc.

Research Interest

  • Tourism Theories, Rural and Sustainable Tourism Development,  Tourism in Developing Countries, Literature & Tourism, Research methods in Tourism etc.

Selected Publications


  • With Hannam, K. “Cultural Tourism and Mobilities Paradigm” in M. Smith & G. Richards (eds) Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism (Page: 141-47). London: Routledge, 2013
  • With Hannam, K. “Embodying the Mobilities of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways” in Mobilities 8/4:580-94 London: Routledge, 2013
  • With Basu, S. (ed)) Chilapata Jungle Book: A Resource Book on Cultural and Natural Heritage and Tourism of Chilapata and Central Dooars. Kolkata, India: ACT (Association for Conservation and Tourism) 2013

Papers Presented:

  • S. Roy (2017) “ Deconstructing Imaginative Geographies of Space, Land and Nature: A Reading of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR)” International Conference on Ecocriticism, Sikkim,  November 2017
  • S. Roy, “Revitalization of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR)” Research report prepared for the Department of Tourism, Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), Darjeeling for boosting tourism sector in the region, August 2014

Academic Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Rockvale Management College, Kalimpong, West Bengal 2016-2017.
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Sunderland, UK Academic Year 2005-06/2006-07

Other Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Manager Bhutan Division, HEAT Travels Siliguri, West Bengal 2014-2015
  • Research & Development  Co-ordinator  HELP Tourism Pvt Ltd. Siliguri/Kolkata; West Bengal 2012-2014


  • Tourism in Singhalila: A District Level Consultation Meeting, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India –Organised by Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) at Darjeeling, West Bengal, India 2014
  • Defining factors of Ecotourism and Rural Tourism in Rural Tourism Development in Darjeeling Hills –Paper presented as Guest Speaker/Resource Person in Rural Tourism& Home-Stay Training Cum Workshop organised by Department of Tourism, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Administration (GTA) in Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India 2014

 Achievements and Awards: 

  • ORSAS (Overseas Research Student Award Scheme) PhD Scholarship (United Kingdom Scholarships for International Research Students of Outstanding Merit and Research Potential): Awarded by the UK Universities Department of Higher Education and Skill 2005-2008
  • Full Country Scholarship for MSc in Heritage Tourism Development: Awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK  2004-2005
  • Award under the National Scholarship Scheme; Govt of India: Awarded by the Govt of India 1997-1998
  • Ruplekha Nandi Memorial Scholarship for M.A (Bengali): Awarded by the University of Calcutta, India 1997-1998
  • Kalyani Sarkar Scholarship for M.A. (Bengali): Awarded by the University of Calcutta, India 1997-1999
  • Kalyani Sarkar Scholarship for M.A. (Bengali): Awarded by the University of Calcutta, India 1997
  • Asutosh Mukherjee Memorial Prize for B.A (Hons): Awarded by the Presidency College Calcutta; University of Calcutta, India 1997
  • Bani Basu Memorial Prize for B.A. (Hons): Awarded by the Presidency College Calcutta; University of Calcutta, India 1997

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