Welcome group Graduate School of Hotel Administration , Manipal
A pioneer in Hospitality education, WGSHA, Manipal is the first college in the country to offer a Bachelors Degree in Hotel Management.
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. +A8The institute celebrated its Silver anniversary on 28th October 2011. The institute offers a four year degree course in Hotel Management. Various subjects taught in the course include: Hotel Accounting, Dynamics of Human Resource, Human Research Development, Financial Management, Marketing Management, and Business Law. The institute has a full fledged hotel attached to it for practical training. Students who have passed Class XII with 50% marks are eligible for admission to Hotel Management course in the institute. Admissions are made on the basis of a written exam which comprises of abstract reasoning, numerical aptitude, verbal analogy, and general awareness. The test is followed by a group discussion, and interview. Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) has a corpus fund to provide Scholarships to students selected on merit basis.