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Bachelor of Hotel Management Courses from Manipal University In view the ever-growing need for professionally trained resources

with requisite experience by the fast-growing hospitality industry, the Manipal Academy of Higher Education established its college for Hotel Management studies in October 1986 as a unit for Dr. TMA Pai foundation. In August 1986, the Foundation joined hands with the hotels division of ITC Limited, operating under the brand name of WELCOMGROUP, a progressive hotel chain having linkages with the Starwood Company of USA. The institution thereby got to be known as the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, (in Short WGSHA) In July 2003, WGSHA became a constituent college of Manipal University. ITC HOTELS with over 100 properties in 80 destinations and 4 brands, namely, the Luxury Collection, WelcomHotel - Sheraton, Fortune Hotels and WelcomHeritage stands out to be the most progressive of all hotel chains in the sub-continent. A pioneer in Hospitality education, WGSHA, Manipal is the first college in the country to offer a Bachelors Degree in Hotel Management. The institute celebrated its Silver anniversary on 28th October 2011. To mould young men and women into competent and responsible professionals with pleasing personalities who would, with requisite experience, become leaders in the hospitality industry. Keeping in view the real need for professionally trained personnel by the fast growing hospitality industry, Manipal established the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA). In August 1987, the Dr. TMA Pai Foundation joined hands with Welcomgroup, the hotel division of ITC Ltd. (a leading corporate sector organisation), to set up the institute in October 1986. Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration offers several courses: 1. Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) 2. Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) Lateral entry 3. Diploma in Hotel Management Catering Technology (DHMCT) Fee Structure: The course fees given in the table above is tentative. The final fee will be determined on the basis of recommendations of a committee of experts. (1): The course fees and registration fees should be paid by a single demand draft drawn in favour of Manipal University. (2): Fee remittance - General category students: The demand draft must be payable at Manipal or Udupi . Demand drafts must be crossed and Payees A/C only. (3): All candidates must pay the fees at the time of counselling/admission. Failure to pay the fees on or before the date(s) specified will result in the instantaneous forfeiture of the seat as well as any fees already paid. Course fees for the

subsequent years must be remitted on or before the due date notified by the university. Facilities: Lab Kitchen Bakery: There are three lab kitchens and bakery that are carefully designed to meet the specialised training needs of our students. All of our facilities are equipped with industry standard equipment. Basic Training Kitchen (BTK) with 25 workstations Quantity Training Kitchen (QTK) with 25 workstations Advance Training Kitchen (ATK) with 25 workstations Bakery training lab with 8 works stations Additionally students receive hands-on experience in the hotel kitchen and hotel bakery.

Computer Lab: The computer lab has 33 Personal Computers with the latest configurations having MS Office, Hotel Information Systems, Visual Basic and some DTP software. Besides class work, students use the computer lab for club activities. The faculty members are provided with individual laptops. Front Office Training Lab: The Front Office Training Lab is used for training students in all operational aspects of the Front Office. This includes Room Reservation, Registration, Guest Relations, Telephones, Cashiering, Guest Accounting, Revenue Management etc. The college has installed Software like Fidelio for computerised Front Office operations. Welcomgroup is a progressive hotel chain having linkage to Starwood Company of USA. They have produced the top two brands namely Luxury Collections and Sheraton. WGSHAs training and development activities are recognised by the International Hotel Association, Paris. From July 2003, it has become a constituent college of Manipal University. The college has been securing a majority of the top university rankings over the years. Graduates have found positions in hotel chains (Welcomgroup, Taj, Leela, Holiday Inn, LeMridien), airlines (KLM, British Airways, Gulf Air, Singapore Airlines), travel agencies (Sita travels, Thomas Cook) and other organisations such as Citibank, Blue Dart Couriers, GE Capital and International Services. WGSHA has been ranked as the premire Hotel Management institute in India. With the professional backing of ITC- Welcomgroup, and the long-standing reputation of Manipal University, along with its 25 years of experience, makes WGSHA the first choice for students pursuing a course in Hotel Management. The faculty members are well-versed in their specialised fields, have the relevant industry experience and have the required teaching experience.

The college has a running 70-room Fortune Brand, Hotel for the students' on-thejob training experience. It has three kitchen labs, bakery confectionery, butchery and garde-manger rooms. It also includes housekeeping and front-office labs, an audio-visual room, a vast library, P-G Faculty Research Cell, a computer lab and hostels with recreational and dining facilities.