Institute conducts Ph.D. programme under the collaborative scheme with IGNTU, Amarkanatak.
Institute conduct research projects for Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, various state governments, state govt. Tourism corporations and Tourism development Boards.
The reputation of the institute owes to not only for its uniquely designed courses, pedagogy, management development programmes ( MDPs), more particularly the informal sector, having a team of qualified, experience of working in industry, international travel exposure and highly motivated faculty with diverse disciplinary background. The Institute is proud of its academic environment, which gives ample freedom to the faculty in their pursuit of academic excellence and research works which are focused on fostering the knowledge creation, which can benefit the tourism business and equally the socio-economic development. The knowledge created by the faculty also contributes to enriching the course content and its delivery.
The core of research at IITTM is inter-disciplinary, linking the business world with the fast evolving technological and social world. The research is conducted with the objective of fostering socially and ethical based business practices. The major research areas are Tourism & it’s Management, Tourism Policy and Development, Communication Management, rural tourism, medical tourism, adventure tourism, tourists behavior, heritage tourism, architecture and planning, design thinking and Environment Management. The project funding/sponsorship come from various sources like the government, PSU’s and other agencies like AICTE, state govts., ICSSR, MoT and UGC.