PANAJI: One of India’s Leading Hospitality Management Institutes, V M Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the prestigious César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and its sub-brand Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, says a press release.

The MOU which is valid for 2 years, was signed by Dattaraj V. Salgaocar, Chairman of VM Salgaocar Corporation Pvt. Ltd and Prof Irfan Mirza, Director of VMSIIHE, with Yong Shen, CEO of Swiss Education Group and Dr David Knuff, VP of Academic Excellence and Innovation, at Swiss Education Group which mutually agrees to work closely to meet the shared objectives and vision of the two leading institutes.

The agreement allows students of VMSIIHE who have successfully completed the Bachelors programme, to progress towards either a Masters of Arts in Hospitality and Tourism Entrepreneurship, Masters of Arts in Culinary Business Management or a Swiss Grand Diploma in Pasty and Chocolate Arts.

The collaboration brings knowledge transfer and faculty exchange in training and teaching-learning methods and other education efforts in the future. It also includes masterclasses delivered by faculty experts online or on-site whether in India or Switzerland.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with V. M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education. We look forward to our collaboration and to work together to deliver excellence in hospitality education.” said Tanja Florenthal, Dean, Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland.

“We at VMSIIHE are absolutely delighted to forge an alliance with Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland and its sub-brand Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, who are leaders in hospitality and culinary education. Together we can collaborate and enhance the quality of education offered to students in both the countries. At our institute we offer a unique curriculum, internationally trained faculty and world class infrastructure to prepare students for the ever-changing needs of the hospitality industry. Our goal is to make this institute the center of excellence for the hospitality industry in India and we believe we have come one step closer to that goal with the signing of this MOU,” stated Prof Irfan Mirza.


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