India, March 14 -- They used to learn about wine from textbooks and bake in the college lab. Now, hotel management and hospitality students are running their own hotels on campus, putting together wine lists and crafting menus at their own restaurants.

At Lovely Professional University (LPU), there's a 35-room Uni Hotel run by hospitality students, where they can practise what they learnt in their classrooms and get some paid, real-world experience. Some students take charge of housekeeping, others handle the front desk and help guests check in; at the restaurant, they experiment with different cuisines.

At Manipal's Welcomgroup hotel management school, students have courses on wine and wine-and-food pairings conducted by experts from t...