Mrs Parvadhavardhini Gopalakrishnan


Principal & Head of Institution



BA, Hotel Management (University of Huddersfield), Masters in Personnel Management





Has over three and half decades of experience in hospitality education in India and overseas. Has worked in numerous positions in hotel management departments in the National Council for Hotel Management, Bengaluru.


Subsequently moved to the Institute of Hotel Management Aurangabad as HOD for Management Studies on deputation from the Indian Hotels Company Ltd. Worked in Bahrain in 2002, as the Academic Dean and Director Studies at the Baisan Institute of Hotel Management now known as Bahrain Institute of Hotel Management.


Held the position of Vice Principal Academic affairs from 2005 to 2009 and was responsible for quality assurance at IHMA.


During the career span of 37 years of hospitality education, has attended many learning and development activities which include an ILO fellowship to the Cornell University and The University of Nevada Las Vegas. Also certified as Hospitality Educator and Hospitality Trainer from the American hotel and Lodging association.

Areas of interest in teaching

Interested primarily in areas of accommodation operations, services management, human resources management, business ethics and strategic management.

Pursuing PhD bearing title “Development of Model for Hospitality Management Education  program based on stakeholder perceptions and expectations” through the Manipal Academy of Higher Education.


Has been research guide for undergraduate students of Hotel Management studies. Also interested in understanding the philosophies of adult learning and motivation.


Phone: +91-820-2571101 Extn: 1555, 9740761907

Email: pg.wgsha@manipal.edu