May 2018, New Delhi: Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), the hospitality education venture of former Managing Director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, South Asia, Mr. Dilip Puri, today unveiled its brand new campus to industry leaders, academicians, parents and students at an event held at the new facility, located in Sector 83, Gurugram, Delhi-NCR.
The campus unveiling coincided with the academic certification inspection of ISH by Mr. André Witschi, President of the Board of Governors of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne Foundation and Mr. Yateendra Sinh, CEO of Lausanne Hospitality Consulting. The purpose of the visit was to inspect and audit the Indian School of Hospitality for providing it the academic certification of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne for ISH’s undergraduate programs in hospitality management and culinary arts.
Founder & CEO of the Indian School of Hospitality, Dilip Puri, commented “It’s quite amazing to see the vision for ISH coming to life, and we are all very excited to welcome students for our first academic intake on August 1st, 2018. Since we opened our admissions window a couple of months ago, the response has been overwhelming, both qualitatively and quantitatively. We are eager to welcome the next generation of students and provide them with a future-focused, transformative education that will prepare them not just for their first jobs, but for their entire lives and careers”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Aman Aditya Sachdev, Director and Country Head – India of Lausanne Hospitality Consulting, commented “Lausanne Hospitality Consulting is committed to developing talent worldwide for the hospitality and service industries. The academic certification of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) recognizes the best-in-class hospitality learning centers globally which follow the EHL education philosophy. We have been working closely with ISH for over a year now on all core areas of its educational philosophy, curricula design, administrative systems, facilities planning and faculty development; the positive outcomes of this association are now clearly visible. I am pleased to take note of the great strides that ISH has made under Mr. Puri’s leadership”.
The campus will be an amalgam of cutting-edge design, technology-enabled learning facilities and a state of the art culinary complex. The institute seamlessly blends academic spaces with student innovation and digital learning areas, food and beverage spaces and the culinary complex in a corporate campus setting. ISH has also adopted the international model for student housing moving away from the hostel concept and providing professionally managed student housing within the Vatika India Next township which is within easy access to the campus and provides the perfect live, study, and plays balance.
ISH will start with two core undergraduate programs in hospitality management and culinary arts and will begin to offer short duration programs in both culinary and executive education from early 2019.
About Indian School of Hospitality
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 programs being offered at ISH are an Undergraduate Hospitality Management Program and an Undergraduate Program in Culinary Arts. ISH will also offer a wide range of short and long-term programs 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 Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland, the world’s oldest and top-ranked hospitality management higher education institution worldwide.