Galgotia’s School of Hospitality & Tourism: Equipping Students with Skills in this Dynamic Industry
Galgotia’s School of Hospitality & Tourism

Being friendly to guests and making them feel at home is not everyone’s forte. But this can be acquired through the right kind of education from reputed institutes. Hospitality and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing in the country and there is always a need for qualified persons. While there are many educational institutions that are offering professional courses in this field, few are rising above the rest and producing world class hospitality and tourism professionals.

School of Hospitality & Tourism (SOHT), Galgotias University, Greater Noida is one such institution that is known to have a multifarious and integrative approach in training future hospitality managers/entrepreneurs. As a result, the alumni have made a global presence in the sector besides being placed.

We had the opportunity to learn more about SOHT in an interview below:

Please tell us about the saga of your reputed institution since its inception.

School of Hospitality & Tourism (SOHT), Galgotias University, started in 2012 and is ranked as the second-Best Hospitality Institute in the State of Uttar Pradesh and sixth Best Private Hospitality Institute in the country in a short span of nine years. The school has been awarded as “Institute of Excellence” by Global Human Resource Development Centre – Centre for Management Education & Research, New Delhi. SOHT is the first hospitality institute to be certified by the “Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)”, under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. SOHT is awarded “Certificate of Excellence 2021- 2022”, and bestowed as “Best Private Hospitality and Tourism Institute of the year” conferred by Education Excellence Award of Brand Impact. The institute always tries to build a harmony among students, parents, alumni, entrepreneurs, educators, and industry practitioners in the exchange of workplace skills, and grooms professionals, who can easily excel with confidence in any path they choose.

The school has proudly produced five successful alumni batches, who are placed across various domains and spheres of the industry in India and abroad. The school is proud to achieve 100% training and placement for all the graduates. Within a short span of 10 years of inception, Galgotia’s University has become one of the best education conglomerates in the country, wherein University is devoted to excellence in teaching, research, and innovation; and is striving to develop leaders who can really make a difference to the world.

The hospitality and tourism courses are highly inclined towards industry specific norms; and today both national and multinational organizations are considering the aspects of personalized services along with customer satisfaction as the key mantra to any successful business, thereby making endless opportunities for Hospitality & Tourism graduates in the market.

Please share your journey in becoming an education brand.

Galgotia’s University opened its doors in July 2011 with 1700 students in its first batch. Today, the university has grown to more than 13000 students. The University aspires to be and is on a fast-track to become an internationally recognized university that excels in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education, research, and innovation, educating globally competitive graduates with potential to become leaders in their fields of endeavour.

SOHT is endeavouring to make hospitality and tourism erudition very multifarious and integrative by keeping the curriculum abreast of latest trends and innovations happening in the contemporary industry. School is much concerned in maintaining quality in the domain of hospitality and tourism education apart from maintaining all measures of accreditation and evaluation to keep the programs and courses as strong and competitive in terms of its objective, nature, and delivery. The most talented, highly skilled and committed team of faculty members are continuously striving to prepare graduates to compete with industry standards regarding their professional skill sets apart from attaining educational prospects.

Brief us about the personality behind the success of the institution, and how he has helped in the branding process.

The hospitality industry deals with two basic needs of human beings – food & shelter, a vista which can never wane away with time”. – Prof. (Dr.) Rajiv Misha.

The present Dean of the school, Prof. (Dr.) Rajiv Misha is very keen and committed in delivering the best education and training to students by providing premium infrastructure, robust and holistic curriculum, impressive and efficacious practicum, finest learning platform and conducive environment along with the best scholastic and co-scholastic development of learners, thereby grooming professionals, who can easily excel with confidence in any path they choose. He has always been successful in inspiring students to become better citizens apart from transforming them into successful industry professionals. He is instrumental in various ranking and rating of the institute alongside facilitating premier accreditations and industry-academia partnership deliberating the best benefit of students and learners. He emphasizes on students learning through experience, round the clock mix between the academics and the practical, a firm reflection of belief to produce effective business leaders and professionals in the hospitality and tourism domain. He believes in holistic development of students by encouraging them in various scholastic, co-scholastic, and practicum activities to ensure that they become great achievers.

Prof. (Dr.) Rajiv Mishra is an erudite educator and academician of hospitality and tourism with 21 years of exposure and expertise in mentoring and training; academic administration and consulting; research and operations; including relationship management. His last and long stint with world’s 26th  ranked and India’s best and supreme hospitality institute i.e. ‘ITC Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal Academy of Higher Education’, Manipal has been extremely enriching in branding SOHT as one of the leading hospitality and tourism institute of Northern India.

Where does the ed-tech sector stand in the country today?

Our country has the largest youth population, and because of the disruption caused in education and career due to continued lockdown imposed in the country post-outbreak of Covid-19, the advent of ed-tech indeed facilitated every student to become netizen and partake in their education during the pandemic. India is becoming a major ed-tech hub and has really set a model for other countries to follow in educating their youth in the times of crisis. The launch and implementation of “National Education Policy (NEP) 2020” has set the country on a growth path during the pandemic and has enabled ed-tech in digitizing education by using IT tools to create an inclusive, engaging and personalized learning experience to one and all. The low charges for Internet data have given a massive boost to edtech market with inflow of investments, acquisition, and upgradation in offerings.

What makes you stand apart from other institutions?

The ‘students-first’ philosophy is a big reason why SOHT, Galgotias University is consistently ranked among India’s top institution. The focus of the University is always on low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes plenty of personal attention and mentoring opportunities. SOHT steadfastly delivers the best education and training to students by providing premium infrastructure, robust and holistic curriculum, impressive and efficacious practicum, finest learning platform and conducive environment along with best scholastic and co-scholastic development of learners. It is the leading hospitality and tourism institute of Northern India. The following best academic paractices makes the school stand apart from other institutions:

  1. 100% Training and Placement.
  2. Project Based Learning
  3. First Hospitality & Tourism Institute to implement 100% National Educational Policy (NEP) in its curricula.
  4. Experienced Faculty Members with more than 15 years of experience.
  5. Student engagement activities viz. vibrant workshops, simulations, conventions and so on.
  6. Innovative teaching leaning pedagogy based on live field activities
  7. 20% lectures and learning from industry experts as part of curriculum.
  8. Expert lectures and Extramural lectures. I. State-of-the-art and world class infrastructure.
  9. Collaboration and partnership with International Luxury Brands of Hotels.
  10. Reasonable fee structure and scholarship provision for deserving candidates.
  11. Innovative and technological teaching and learning process.
  12. Value-added course to enhance the skill and competencies of the budding professionals.

Let us join and experience the charisma and elegance of the leading hospitality and tourism institute of Northern India.


Galgotia’s School of Hospitality & Tourism Plot No. 2, Sector – 17A, Yamuna Expressway Greater Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar – 201 310 (UP), India

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