The Department of Allied Hospitality Studies is designed to provide globally benchmarked education in Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism. The department encourages student research on core and allied fields in clinical nutrition, hospitality, and tourism.
The core competencies of the department are
- Entrepreneurship Development
- Travel Agency & Tour Operation
- IT in Hotel & Tourism Business
- Institutional Food Administration
- Food service quality Administration
- Research on Biostatistics
The department has collaboration with
- University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Research & Publications
The areas of research include business projects on house boats in Kerala, exploratory study on the factors influencing Goan cuisine, coffee consumption patterns of IT employees at 11 branded coffee outlets in Bengaluru, travel-buying of IT employees in Bengaluru, and sustainable events like case study on the storm festival in Coorg and the prevalence of corporate social responsibility in resorts of Thekkady, Kerala.
The Kitchen is the place where WGSHA students hone their cooking skills
The Hotel gives them practical experience of the hospitality industry
It is my life’s greatest gift to have been educated in WGSHA, Manipal. I love the structure, faculty and all the facilities provided to nurture our talent.
Celebrity Chef, Michelin Star, Judge- MasterChef India – StarPlus, Host – Twist of Taste – Coastal Curries-FOX Traveller
WGSHA has been the core foundation of my formative years and harnessed my inherent passion for the service industry. It is an extension of my true identity.
Chief Operating Officer, ITC Hotels
WGSHA provided excellent exposure to the industry, supported by a rigorous academic curriculum. The diverse campus gave us all the confidence to go out.
Celebrity Chef and Culinary Consultant Judge – Chopped; Only Indian Chef competing in Iron Chef
My experience in Manipal created greater insight into the hospitality industry & laid the foundation for my professional career as a chef.
Hari Prasad Nayak
Chef, Restaurateur, Author and Indian Food and Culinary Consultant