The Institute has been making conscious efforts since inception to strengthen the academic environment for its own Faculty and students in an attempt to produce professionals and researchers aware of the contemporary developments in tourism. Seminars are an integral part of the course curriculum and besides, workshops, conferences and events are organized yearly. The Tourism Development Journal is published annually by the department. The students are encouraged to participate in both academic and socio-cultural tourism events for overall personality development whereas the faculty are engaged in research, participation, and representation in Tourism Conferences and Events.

Institution of Vocational (Tourism) Studies has been awarded with UGC- SAP, DRS, LEVEL – 1, by UGC, on Topic “Synergizing Cultural Tourism Development and environment protection in Himachal Pradesh”. The duration of the project is 5 years and its 1st seminar was held on 20th and 21st March, 2015 at HP University.