Sheeba Hamid

Sheeba Hamid

Professor (Tourism)
Course Coordinator (MTTM)
Training and Placement Officer (MTTM)
Department of Commerce
Provost (Indira Gandhi Hall for Girls)
Member, WICCI (National Rural Tourism Council)


Sheeba Hamid is Professor, Coordinator & Training and Placement Officer of Masters Programme in Tourism at Aligarh Muslim University. She was a Visiting Faculty at the University of Goa. Her recent research paper entitled “Behavioral Intention of Traveling in the period of COVID-19: An application of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) and Perceived Risk” recently published in International Journal of Tourism Cities, Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom, indexed in Scopus, Web of Science and ABDC has been recognised by World Health Organization (WHO) and it has been listed under Global Literature on Coronavirus disease. She is currently guiding a Ph.D. thesis on Rural Tourism.

The author of five books (including the first ever compilation of solved question papers cum guide to NET/JRF/Assistant Professor Eligibility examination in Tourism Administration and Management) and thirty seven research papers on various aspects of Tourism, she has prepared study material for Open Universities and Distance Education Centers in India. She regularly delivers sessions on gender related aspects at UGC Human Resource Development Centre,AMU. Sheeba is a keen researcher, prolific speaker and a skilled academia-industry event manager (organised national and international conferences, training programmes, students fest, handled delegations), besides being actively involved in University Administration.

She is a Member of National Rural Tourism Council at WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry). Presently, she is Provost of Indira Gandhi Hall for Girls at AMU, responsible for residential arrangements of 600 girls. She has served as Assistant Dean Students’ Welfare, AMU, and Nodal Officer, UGC Online Grievance Redressal Portal. She is a member of seven committees (including NAAC and Discipline Committee) working on different aspects of AMU, Aligarh. She is also Joint Secretary of National Executive Committee of Indian Tourism and Hospitality Congress. She is member of the AMU Women’s Club, a non-profit social welfare organization for women, and currently holding the position of its Treasurer. She is also an Allied Member of Indian Food Tourism Organisation.

She has delivered more than 100 invited talks in various academic events across India. She is associated with a number of universities in various academic assignments. She is a regular resource person at various national and international conferences. She is member of several editorial boards of Journals, Research Committees, Selection Committees, and Boards of Studies, Conference Advisory Committees in Tourism and also a Counselor for Tourism Programmes at IGNOU. She has also conducted AMU Entrance Test Examination (Engineering, Graduation) at outside centers (Lucknow and Srinagar) as member/team leader (2012-till date).She has won awards for Best Speaker, Best Paper and Insight award in various conferences and has several honours/awards to her credit too. She has featured amongst the 100 Muslim Women of Uttar Pradesh in the, Achieving Academic Excellence segment by RBTC, Rising Beyond the Ceiling, An initiative to Shine a Spot Light on Indian Muslim Women: Their Leadership and Contributions in the Independent India. Besides this, she leads an active corporate and social life. She is a keen traveller, connoisseur of literature, culture, art, cuisine and costumes.