The Department endeavours to transform students into professionals of global excellence by imparting knowledge and skills to help uplift society through community involvement in tourism development, it also aims to help preserve and sustain the culture and natural environment of Meghalaya and Northeast India.
The Department was established in August 2008 and the total number of graduates till date is 320.
The Department provides a learning environment in which students can gain knowledge of theoretical and practical skills that will prepare them for employment in the world of tourism. Up-to-date lectures on the various changes and events in the industry, current affairs affecting the industry, and tourism policies enable the students to gain an insight on how they affect the various sectors within the industry, both on a domestic and international scale.
The Department initiated the Heritage Walk in 2015 and has been observing it every year to celebrate the rich heritage of the state. With an aim to merge learning with experience and provide the students with a platform to acquire knowledge through empirical evidence, the Department engages the students in community camps and field trips in villages. In such activities, the students engage in professional interactions and discussions with the community. The Department also celebrates World Tourism Day and International Day of World Indigenous Peoples every year.