Strengthen student and faculty exchange and collaborations
Offer bespoke scholarships for students
Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), the hospitality education venture of former Managing Director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, South Asia, Mr. Dilip Puri, today announced yet another milestone, which will help reimagine hospitality education in India. The institute declared the signing of a MoU with the prestigious GEMS Education (United Arab Emirates), a pioneering education company.
From left to right: Sonny Varkey, CEO, GEMS Education, Kunal Vasudeva, Chief Operating Officer, Indian School of Hospitality, and Christophe Savard, Vice President, Marketing, GEMS Education
This MoU is a significant step in bolstering global learnings, exchanges and academic pursuits in the field of Hospitality education provided by ISH. The memorandum calls for significant collaborations between ISH and GEMS Educations, which includes exclusive scholarships for GEMS Education students, faculty exchange programmes, synergising of industry networks and training opportunities for staff and faculty.
Commenting on this new development Mr. Dilip Puri, Founder & CEO, Indian School of Hospitality, said: “The signing of a MoU with GEMS Education, is a very significant step in the right direction. GEMS Education is a pioneering name in the field of global education and ISH is happy to partner with a collaborator in the realm of education who shares a vision similar to ours. GEMS Education provides a truly unparalleled standard of education to their students, and we at ISH aim to carry on the baton and take students to new heights of education, knowledge and professional opportunities. Together, we are steadfast in our endeavour to create a uniquely disruptive pool of talent for the hospitality sector, equipped with an international perspective and experience.”
Dino Varkey, CEO of GEMS Education, commented: “GEMS Education is proud to offer opportunities to make quality education more accessible to all our students. Fostering a number of strategic partnerships with these renowned universities will give GEMS students exclusive scholarships to a range of world-class universities, with the flexibility to study in Dubai campuses or abroad.”
The MoU is a strategic progression for ISH, with its global curriculum designed to set benchmarks in hospitality education. The institute had previously entered into a strategic partnership with Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC) for curriculum development and faculty training and in preparation for an academic certification by Ecolehôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the world’s oldest and top ranked hospitality management higher education institution worldwide.
About Indian School of Hospitality (ISH)
The Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) aims to be India’s leading provider of higher education in the areas of international hospitality management, culinary arts, and executive education.
The core academic programmes being offered at ISH are a Four Year Hospitality Management Programme and a Four Year Programme in Culinary Arts. ISH will also offer a wide range of short and long term programmes in culinary and executive education suited for hospitality, tourism and allied industries.
ISH has also entered into a strategic partnership with Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC), a Swiss knowledge development and management advisory company, in preparation for an academic certification by Ecolehôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the world’s oldest and top ranked hospitality management higher education institution worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.ish.edu.in.
About GEMS Education
GEMS Education is one of the world’s oldest and largest K-12 private education providers. It is a highly-regarded choice for quality private education in the Middle East and North Africa region. As a company founded in the UAE in 1959, it holds an unparalleled track-record of providing diverse curricula and educational choices to all socio-economic means. Operating over 49 schools in the MENA region, GEMS Education currently serves over 115,000 students; and through its growing network of schools as well as charitable contributions is fulfilling the founder’s vision of putting a quality education within the reach of every child.