The Rupak Dayal Fellowship is designed to recognise and support dedicated young individuals who possess the essential qualifications and a strong commitment to pursue rigorous research in the realm of Responsible Tourism. This fellowship is open to applicants holding a Master’s degree or engaged in research as Research Scholars in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, sustainable development, tourism, and rural architecture.

Applicants seeking the Rupak Dayal Fellowship should have a strong interest in contributing to the advancement of responsible tourism. These fellowship provide an exceptional opportunity for those who wish to get deeper into the complexities of sustainable tourism practices, cultural preservation, and the responsible management of tourist destinations. This unique research initiative offers financial and academic support to help individuals conduct in-depth, methodologically sound investigations in these fields.

The Rupak Dayal Fellowship stand as a testament to our commitment to fostering innovative research and academic excellence in the realm of Responsible Tourism. We encourage highly motivated and qualified individuals to apply and make a meaningful impact in this vital field of study.


Shir. Rupak Dayal Ji had a long and illustrious career that spanned nearly four decades with an equal stint of years in private and government sector. He started his career as an Assistant Personnel Officer in Tata Steel, which was the basis of HR and IR Principles and practices before assuming greater responsibilities as an Assistant Divisional Manager. After serving 02 decades at private sector, he joined Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd as Deputy General Manager (P&A) and worked for 05 years. His journey as an Additional General Manager (P & IR) to Group General Manager (P & IR) at Mazagon Dock Ltd, where he worked for nearly ten years, was the most inventive and imaginative of his career. He then joined Western Coalfields Ltd. as Director (Personnel – Board Level) in 2011, and from 2013 until his retirement in 2015 he also served as Director (Finance – Board Level). His association with TGG Foundation began in 2017 as an Advisory Member and continued until his last day on April 10, 2021 as a member of the Ethics Committee. He has guided us with his experience and wisdom during his time with TGG, and he was also helpful in the inaugural National Conclave on Sustainable Rural Development. We are grateful for all of his selfless efforts, and we dedicate this Fellowship to him as a token of our gratitude.


Rupak Dayal Fellowship will be awarded to passionate youths with necessary qualifications who want to conduct methodological research in the field of Responsible Tourism.

  1. If you have a Master’s degree or you’re a research student (Research Scholar) studying archaeology, anthropology, sustainable development, tourism, or rural architecture, you can apply for our fellowship.
  2. We also love to support creative students with artistic skills, and they will have a special edge in the selection process.
  3. Our research is based in Wayanad, so if you can communicate in the local language, it’ll be a plus, and you might get a preference.



  1. Basic Accommodation & Food during the visit to wayanad at the RHM Center/ TGG Farm (Rs.500 per person on twin sharing, per day for 14 days) = Rs.7000/-
  2. Local Traveling Allowance (visit to various sites) : Rs.5000
  3. Stipend : Rs.13000/- (payable on successful submission of the research report duly approved by the evaluation committee )
  4. Master’s degree or engaged in research as Research Scholars in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, sustainable development, tourism, and rural architecture
  5. Certificate “Research on Responsible Tourism & Its impact”


All of our actions in society will have an impact therefore, we must be socially responsible. Obtain an RHM Registration by opting “short term engagement” once you are selected for this research project willfully. The first sponsorship of this research is done by Mr. Nitik Dayal & Dr. Swati Sahay. It is the responsibility of every fellowship holders to create opportunities to more research students by sourcing donation/grants/sponsorships to continue this ongoing research project that can benefit many people in rural areas, as a sign of gratitude.