Mission Statement

"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"

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration was established as a unit of the Dr TMA Pai Foundation. In 1987, the foundation joined hands with Welcomgroup, the hotel division of ITC Ltd. to set up the WGSHA institute.

The training and development program of WGSHA is recognised by the International Hotel Association, Paris. It has been a constituent college of Manipal Academy of Higher Education since July 2003.

The college has been securing a majority of the top university rankings over the years and its alumni have found positions in leading hotel chains, airlines, travel agencies and other organisations like Citibank, Blue Dart Couriers, GE Capital and International Services.

WGSHA has been consistently ranked as the No. 1 institute in the country for hotel management studies.

World Ranking!

# Ranked 26 amongst top 50 Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools In The World, 2019 by CEO World Magazine. The CEOWORLD Magazine is world’s leading business and technology magazine written strictly for CEOs and forward-thinking high-level executives at companies around the world.


# Ranked No.1 as Supreme Hotel Management Institute in India and No. 1 in state of Karnataka.

 Source: GHRDC Hotel Management Institute Survey 2021.


# Ranked No. 1 among Private Hotel Management Colleges, No. 1 among the South Zone Hotel Management Colleges and No. 2 in All India ranking among Top 50 Colleges in Hotel Management.

Source: The Week – Hansa Research - Best College Survey 2021.


# Ranked No.1 in Private and No. 2 among overall Top Professional Colleges in India.

Source: Outlook – Drshti Survey  2021.