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About Us

Manipal Academy of Higher Education - Institute of Eminence (MAHE)

Manipal Academy of Higher Education is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, hospitality, communication and humanities. The Manipal Group, a pioneer in higher education services with a 60 plus year-old legacy of excellence, also owns and operates campuses in Sikkim, and Jaipur in India, and in Nepal, Malaysia, and Antigua, in the Caribbean. The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai (UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). MAHE is one of the premier private higher education institution has been recognised as an Institution of Eminence (IOE) by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. During the year 2020, MAHE also being ranked 7th among universities in India by NIRF.

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA)

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) is a constituent unit of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, and was established in 1986 as a unit of Dr TMA Pai Foundation in partnership with the Hotels Division of ITC Ltd. The college is securing a majority of the top university rankings over the years, and its alumni have made their mark in the world as decision-makers, innovators, change agents, thought-leaders, and creators, each in their original way. WGSHA has been consistently ranked as the No.1 instituted in the country for hotel management studies. WGSHA has been accredited by Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA), World Association of Chef Society (WACS), India International Skill Centre (IISC) of NSDC, Government of India. WGSHA has recently accredited by Hotel Schools of Distinction (A network of Leading Hospitality University Programs), as a partner school.

Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University is the No. 1 private university in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, ranked #332 in the QS World University Rankings 2022. This ranking places us among the top 1.1% of the most influential institutions globally. The university comes in at #49 in the 2021 edition of the QS Top 50 Under 50 World University Rankings, which ranks the world’s best young universities under 50 years old. This is yet another remarkable honour, as Taylor’s is the top and only Malaysian private university in this listing.

Taylor’s University performs strongly in the categories of Graduate Employment Rate and Employer Reputation, coming in at 16th and 101st places worldwide respectively. Its strong relationship with industry partners has not only seen students receive the best exposure for their professional placements, but also ensured that its students can step into the workforce with the required aptitude and skills. This strength has been reflected in the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, which enables Taylor's to be ranked at 191-200th in the world.

About Taylor’s University School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events, Malaysia

For over 35 years, Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events has been a leader in hospitality and tourism, education and training. As the largest and most established hospitality and tourism management school in Southeast Asia, we take pride in consistently producing high caliber, industry-ready graduates who can deliver excellent performance in their workplace. The School offers industry-acclaimed Degree and Postgraduate programmes in hospitality, tourism and events disciplines.

The School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events programmes are under a triple Quality Assurance framework: Malaysian Qualification Agency MQA (Malaysia), TedQual Certification by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management (APIEM) as the International Centre of Excellence for Events Management. Taylor’s is the only university in Malaysia to receive this highest accreditation for excellence by the United Nation. All these provide a clear International benchmark of standards at global level. Furthermore, Taylor's School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events offers dual award programmes in collaboration with the University of Toulouse (UOT) and the Academie de Toulouse (ADT) in France.

The School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events under the Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management, has its quality reflected in over 120 awards under its belt. The School is the first and only university to achieve Tier 6 Outstanding rating in the Ministry of Higher Education’s Discipline-Based Rating System (D-SETARA) in Malaysia. Taylor’s University ranked 16th in the world for the Hospitality and Leisure Management subject in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, defending its position as the highest-ranked Malaysian university in the world for the fifth time in a row. This acclaimed recognition is due to its exceptional performance in transformative teaching and learning, breadth of collaboration with top industry partners and excellence in research.