Dr. Vidya Patwardhan

Professor and Coordinator of the Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Research

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration | WGSHA Manipal - Manipal Academy of Higher Education


    Vidya Patwardhan teaches Bachelors of Hotel Management students. She is ISO/Environment Management Auditor, Academic Coordinator and Research Coordinator. 


Subject Semester / Year
Human Resource Management Fourth year
Experiential Projects Third year
International Human Resource Management Second semester MSc HTM
Managing Hospitality Organisation Third year BACA
International Human Resource and Organisational Behaviour Fourth semester BACA


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Manipal Academy of Higher Education
PGDHRM - Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management IGNOU, Delhi
MPhil in Management Alagappa University, Karaikudi
MHRM - Masters in Human Resource Management Annamalai University, Chidambaram
MLISc - Master of Library Science Annamalai University, Chidambaram
Certificate on Computer Applications Library science Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore 1998
BSc Poorna Prajna College, Udupi


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
WGSHA Cultural Coordinator 2009-2013
WGSHA Librarian 1990-2007


Area of Interest


Area of Expertise

Human Resource Management

Area of Research


Corporate governance for Indian hotel industry

V Balaji Venkatachalam

Ethics in Business and Corporate Governance ed by T V Raju, Excel books, N Delhi, ISBN No:978-81-7446-944-1. This is an exploratory study on corporate governance for Indian hotels. The hotel groups have given fair and equitable treatment to all their stakeholders, including employees, customers and shareholders and their management complied with the conditions of corporate governance

Sustainable religious tourism destination management - the case of Udupi

V Balaji Venkatachalam

Sustainable destination excellence: Innovations in Alternative Tourism, ed By P S Manhas, SHTM, Kashmir. ISBN No 978-81-909704-4-0. This article discusses the sustainable environmental practices in Krishna temple Uduip.

Career interests and aspirations - a study of undergraduate hospitality students

Vidya Patwardhan

Trends in Hospitality, Christ University, Bangalore, ISBN No, 978-81-922281-0-5. Results of the study reveals that in spite of some of the important barriers, students want to make their career choices based on some of the intrinsic rewards as more valuable outcomes or motivators for pursuing career in the industry.

An exploratory study on corporate governance practices in Indian hotel industry

2011-01-07 V Balaji Venkatachalam

South Asian Journal of Tourism and Heritage (SAJTH), July 2011, Vol 4, No 2.

A study on career management issues of women managers in Indian hospitality industry

2012-01-01 Dr V Balaji Venkatachalam

Journal of Hospitality Application and Research, January 2012, Vol 7, N. This article discusses the career management aspects of women managers and also identifies the major career barrier affecting their growth.

Student perspectives of industrial training experience in hospitality industry - A study

2013-01-01 Shreelatha Rao

Indian Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, January 2013, Vol 5, ISSN 0975-4954. This study is on the industrial training satisfaction levels of hotel management students who have undergone 6 months training.

A study of factors moderating student’s selection of hospitality program in India

2013-01-01 Shreelatha Rao

Indian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, January 2013, Vol 5, ISSN 0975-4954. The major factors moderating student’s selection of hospitality courses is discussed in this paper.

A study on medical tourism in Pune and Mumbai

Piyusha Tahmane

BHM. This research is conducted to assess medical tourism as the next success story in Indian Tourism sector. This hopes to find the potential of medical tourism in India especially in the cities of Pune and Mumbai on the basis of performance of medical centres, value added services offered to international patients and guest feedback.

An exploratory study on ‘group travel mechanism’ of Group travellers - A case study on Walt Disney world resorts

Harshit Srivastav

BHM. This study was conducted to demonstrate the scope and significance of “group travel mechanism” of group and traveller of Walt Disney world. The research study covers aspects related to facilities provided to groups in Walt Disney world which includes their frequency of travel, importance of this segment as a promising revenue earner to the Walt Disney world.

Factors influencing fast food consumption habits of student community

Sweta Pai

BHM. The results of the study conducted identifies that fast food consumption has increased over time among the student community.