Faculty Department

Kaynat Qazi

Assistant Professor- Senior Grade

Dr. Kaynat Kazi is India's First Solo Female Traveller who has travelled 2,00,000 kilometres in just four years.

Dr. Kaynat Kazi is an author, travel writer, researcher, photographer, blogger, Storyteller, and above all a Solo female traveller. Her enthusiasm for travel and love for writing paved the way for Rahagiri.

Rahagiri is India’s first Hindi travel photography blog. It is not just a blog showcasing the locales, heritages, and historical places that Dr. Kazi has traversed but presents a beautiful tapestry of her dreams and aspirations.

Kaynat has travelled over 2,00,000 Kilometers covering 29 states of India. She has learned the art of photography from the legendary Dr. O. P. Sharma, a world-famous photographer. ‘Colors of India’, her solo debut exhibition celebrates the rich culture, spectacular crafts & exotic artefacts, great traditions, and rituals of India. The exhibition received rave reviews and was a runaway success. She has also received the Youth Photojournalist award for highlighting the issues of craftsmen of India through her photography.

Dr. Kazi is a member of many esteemed and renowned organizations like the India International Photography Council, Delhi Photography Club, and Delhi Journalists Association to name a few. She was nominated as the photography expert in the Local Art Committee (Northern Region) of the Reserve Bank of India. She is also on the panel of expert reviewers of HolidayIQ, and ADTOI.

Dr. Kaynat Kazi has a Ph.D. in Hindi from Agra University and is also a trained journalist. She has worked in The Sunday Indian after completing a degree in Mass Communication from the renowned Jagran Institute. She has published Five books, contributed to research journals, written popular articles, and short stories, and attended invited talks and guest lectures. Recently she completed a project Paramatma, Story of 12 most inspiring women of India for IGNCA, under the Ministery of Culture, Government of India.

She has created a coffee table book on Devgarh in Madhya Pradesh. Right now, she is working on developing a model for cultural mapping of Uttarakhand at UPES in collaboration with IGNCA, Delhi