Prof Manoj Dixit is a blend of scholar, teacher, trainer and researcher. He is currently serving as Vice Chancellor, Dr. RML Avadh University, Faizabad since May 27, 2017. Before joining here, he was serving as Professor and Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Lucknow. He is passionate about tourism and travel where he not only developed academic expertise, but also practical delivery. He served for over 4 years as Director, Institute of Tourism Studies, University of Lucknow; 3 years as Hony Director of MKITM, UP Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh and at several expert positions in over a dozen universities and social organisations. He trained over 4500 persons for 2013 Kumbh; developed tourism products for Ayodhya; the most famous being the Divya Deepotsava. He is widely travelled and has writer over 10 books for this sector. He has also supervised 10 Ph Ds in tourism sector.