Garden City University - Professional Studies, Bangalore

About School of Professional Studies

The School of Professional Studies at Garden City University is an amalgamation of various departments such as Hotel Management, Tourism and Fashion & Apparel Design. Students seeking admission in this department have the option of pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in tourism, event management, fashion and apparel design, or hotel management. Students can also opt for a diploma in hospitality management. Postgraduate courses and Ph.D. programmes are also available. Depending on the speciality, students have a host of learning opportunities. GCU employs the "ARM" pedagogy method which fuels student ambition, provides ample resources to excel, and continuous mentoring for the students to achieve their goals. The Department of Hotel Management aims at honing various skills of industrial standards and offers training in front-desk management, production, and service of food/beverage, housekeeping as well as marketing. The curriculum is based on theory as well as practice. The School has training kitchens, as well as restaurants and rooms modelled on 5-star hotels. This helps students get a taste of what they might expect in their future careers. The Department of Tourism focuses on imparting modern management techniques for handling tourism operations in a highly dynamic and competitive environment. Software like Amadeus and Galileo allows students to gain real-time knowledge of computer reservation systems for various services. Along with this, students can access the in-house travel desk wing of a leading travel agency in Bangalore. This will allow them to gain insights into a real working environment. The Department of Fashion and Apparel Design encourages a creative flair and a sense of style. Lab setups with technology for pattern making, garment construction, fashion sewing, textile testing, colour processing, CAD/CAM are available for use. Additionally, the School has associations with various industry bodies, like the Indian Hotel and Restaurants Association, and Travel Agents Association of India. Graduates from either department can be placed with top companies such as The Ritz-Carlton for hotel management students, Air India, for tourism students, and Myntra.Com, for fashion students. Aditya Birla, Tesco, Arvind Lifestyles, Gokaldas Images, Scottish Lace, etc.