Light & Learning

Institute of Tourism Studies


ITS successfully provided training to first batch of 853 State Level Tourist Guides (SLTG) in collaboration with Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of U.P. It was a mega project of UP Tourism and an initiative to provide recognized license by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and Archeological Survey of India (ASI). Guide who participated and successfully qualified training and examination conducted by ITS, where issued license thus legalizing their profession and allowing them to work as guides at various national and international tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh.

The above project qualified Uttar Pradesh as the pioneer state in India to give opportunities to State Level Guides by granting them recognition and license to operate legally in the state. Thus, this project not only provided self-employment opportunities to its people but at the same time it ensured professional approach to develop tourism in the state, providing accurate and knowledgeable information to the visitors.


The Institute was conferred the prestigious “Youth Hostel Ratna” award by the Youth Hostel Association of India (YHAI) for the Institute’s role in Promotion and Development of Tourism in India. We are the first Institute to receive this coveted award and it has brought laurels to our beloved Lucknow University.


The student volnteers of Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses of the Institute paticipated in:

  • The Rann Utsav of the state of Gujarat.Duration was for four months in 2017-18.
  • The Fourth edition of UttarPradesh of Uttar Pradesh Travel Mart in 2018.
  • The Defence Expo held in Lucknow in the year 2020 in the capacity of Protocol Officers.