The School of Professional studies is an amalgamation of various departments such as Hotel Management, Tourism and Fashion & Apparel Designing which was established in the year 1994. The Department of Hotel Management aims at honing various skills of industrial standards in the different verticals of specialization that it offers such as Front Office, Food & Beverage - Production and Service, Housekeeping and Marketing. The Department of Tourism focuses on imparting modern management techniques for handling tourism operations in a highly dynamic and competitive environment. The Department of Fashion and Apparel Design encourages the creative flair of those minds who think to possess a sense of style, endeavoring earnestly towards its commitment to bring quality improvement for all the stake-holders..
The School has Basic and Advanced Training Kitchen, Restaurants, Suite Rooms, modelled on the line of five star hotels. This gives students of Hotel Management, the initial exposure to understand the functioning of the hotel industry. Software like Amadeus and Galileo under the Department of Tourism allow students to gain real-time knowledge of computer reservation systems for various services. Along with this, the in-house travel desk wing of a leading travel agency in Bangalore is a platform for students to intern and gain insights into the real working environment. The Department of Fashion & Apparel design provide lab setups such as Pattern Making and Garment Construction, Fashion Sewing Technology, Textile Testing, Colour Processing, CAD/CAM etc.
The Hotel Management Department has associations with various bodies such as the Indian Hotel and Restaurants Association, Indian Culinary Association. The Department of Tourism has associations with bodies such as IATA and Travel Agents Association of India.
The hotel management graduates are placed with companies such as The Ritz-Carlton, Shangri la, Taj Hotel Resorts and Palaces, The Oberoi, Hilton Hotel and Resorts, ITC Hotels, The Leela Palace, Park Plaza, Sarovar Hotel & Resorts etc. The students of Tourism are placed with GlobeGround India, Air India, Air France, Jet Airways, Lufthansa, SOTC, Thomas Cook, Cox & Kings, KUONI, etc. The Students of Fashion & Apparel Design are placed with Myntra.Com, Aditya Birla, Tesco, Arvind Lifestyles, Gokaldas Images, Scottish lace etc.
GCU employs the “ARM” pedagogy method which fuels ambition in the student, provides ample resources to excel and continuous mentoring for the students to achieve their goal.