IIHM Signs Historic MoU with Marriott Hotels India Ltd to enhance Industrial Learning for IIHM students

May 13, 2022


A world of opportunities has opened up before students studying hospitality management at the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between IIHM and Marriott Hotels India Pvt Ltd on May 11, 2022. A mutual understanding and agreement to enhance the learning experience of hospitality education and training at IIHM, the two leaders of the world, one in hotel chains and another in hospitality education, signed an MoU to collaborate towards enhancing the learning experience of the students of Hospitality Management at IIHM to create a highly employable graduate.

"Marriott and IIHM have done many things together and this MoU will further celebrate this partnership and bridge the gap between academia and industry and create future talent in the hospitality industry. IIHM has been leading in the education platform of the hospitality industry and for us to partner and try to further enhance the education levels, ensure that we can have internships and eventually create job opportunities in our portfolio of hotels. This MoU will help to add value to system and uplift the education levels of students and eventually, we hope that a large part of them join the Marriott family. I feel that they will have an edge over others as they will not only learn the basics of hospitality from IIHM but also the nuances of working in a corporate organisation like Marriott International," said Gaurav Singh, Market Vice President, East India and Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

According to the MoU, Marriott India will train the 2nd and 3rd year classes doing Bachelors and Diploma courses in Hospitality Management in IIHM. They will provide mentorship, career guidance, guest lectures and assistance in project work to impart industry trends and enhance the learning experience of students. Further, students of IIHM will get first preference to be placed in Marriott hotels across India for their industrial training programmes.

"IIHM and Marriott share a significant bond and this MoU will strengthen the bond between us and help us to work closely. Marriott Hotels India is one of the first organisations in this industry to think of such a programme to bring the industry and academia to work together and garner real talent. For the first time, such a structured arrangement has been put into place with a special classroom designed according to Marriott's guidelines and students will also get to do their internship at Marriott Hotels and if they pass the selection criteria, they will also be selected for placement at the hotels," said Dr Suborno Bose, the Founder and Chairman of IIHM.

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"We have been working with IIHM for a very long time in various cities. We are happy to join in this effort to enhance students' careers and make sure that they are industry ready," said Lizanne Pinto, Area Director, HR, South and East India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Elaborating on other aspects of the MoU, future students of IIHM will be delighted for the privilege to be a part of this exemplary programme. Securing their future, Marriott India will extend first preference to recruit qualified students of IIHM at entry level position or any applicable existing opportunity in Marriott India. 

"This is a historic marriage between the largest and prestigious hotel group in the world and IIHM, a universally respected leader of hospitality management education. This initiative will create wider and better opportunities and career paths for all IIHM students across the world, further demonstrating why IIHM is the international Hospitality Management College of the 21st century," said Prof David Foskett, MBE, renowned hospitality educator and author and Chairman of International Hospitality Council (IHC), London.

Chef Himanshu Taneja, Culinary Director of Marriott International, said, "It's a great day for all of us as Marriott collaborates with IIHM, the best hospitality institute of the country. The talent that we will get from this collaboration will be truly commendable."

Chef Shaun Leonard, Executive Chef and Culinary Programme Leader, BHMS, Switzerland and FIIHM, who joined this historic moment virtually, said, "It is an important moment for IIHM students to secure their future and it is important for leading hotel groups like Marriott International to secure the future of our students and our industry."

To View the Ceremony kindly click https://fb.watch/cZEXQJXAwA/ 


About IIHM

IIHM (International Institute of Hotel Management) is one of the largest chain of premier hospitality and hotel management schools across India that started its journey in 1994 at Kolkata. IIHM is a part of Indismart Group, the conglomerate that operates the Indismart Hotels. IIHM campuses are located across eleven National and International cities with the associate institute IAM-IHM located in Kolkata, and Guwahati. Students passing out of IIHM are armed with an international degree from the University of West London and equipped with global hospitality skills that enable easy placements in any hospitality brand across the world. IIHM is dedicated to its pursuit of excellence in teaching and placements. Real time experience is the key to success in hospitality and that makes the institute popular. In recent years, IIHM has been instrumental in organizing the Worlds biggest Culinary Olympiad Young Chef Olympiad, with participation of over 50 countries, a unique idea and initiative inviting young culinary talents across the world. It has MoU's with over 50 countries for student and faculty exchange bringing the best of education for its students from around the World. 

The institute has bagged several prestigious awards in the past 24 years. The list includes the Best Education Brand Award from Economic Times consecutively in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. It was also featured in Forbes Magazine as Great Indian Institute and Great Place to Study consecutively in the year 2018 - 2019 and 2019 - 2020. IIHM was also awarded as one among the World's Greatest Brands & Leaders 2015-16 by URS International (IMEA - Process Reviewer PriceWaterhouseCoopers PL) and also received the Best Institute in Hospitality Education 2017 Award by Assocham from Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon'ble Minister of State for HRD (Higher Education), Govt. of India.

Please visit for more information: www.iihm.ac.in  

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