The first step in this plan is to expand the existing ISH Gurugram campus, which will have an additional 25,000 square feet of classrooms, training kitchens and a student experience area.
A player in somat education, hospitality and culinary education, who owns global institutions including Les Roches, Ecole Ducas and the Glean Institute of Higher Education, recently entered into a strategic partnership with the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), founded by Dilip Puri.
The partners’ goal is to provide a world-class education for a large number of hospitality and culinary aspirants in the coming years, in India and neighboring countries. Through this partnership, শিক্ষcole Ducasse, a global education reference in the culinary and pastry industry, now has its first campus in India at ISH and Les Roches, the Global Hospitality Business School, with its undergraduate and postgraduate hospitality arrangements with ISH.
At a function in Delhi NCR to celebrate the partnership, Benoit-Atin Domingate, CEO, Somate Education and Dilip Puri, founder and CEO, Indian School of Hospitality, announced their future development plans for India. The first step in this plan is to expand the existing ISH Gurugram campus, which will have an additional 25,000 square feet of classrooms, training kitchens and a student experience area. The expansion will bring the campus’s capacity to more than 500 students. The new facilities are under construction and will be launched in early 2022.
ISH sets standards with their global curriculum, faculty and infrastructure; The expansion of the campus will provide the foundation for more talented students to choose hospitality and culinary fields.
In terms of expansion beyond the Gurugram campus, SOMET Education and ISH are evaluating the opportunities for a second campus located in Mumbai, Bangalore or Hyderabad. They want to launch a network of lecole Ducasse studios in selected cities across India. These studio institutes will meet the needs of professional, enthusiastic and career changers to acquire new skills. Targeted cities include New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Together, the partners have shared their ambition to become the largest hospitality and culinary education player in India in the next 3 years, supported by global expansion plans.
Dilip Puri, Founder and CEO, Indian School of Hospitality, comments, “ISH shares similar values of an entrepreneurial and developmental mindset with SOMET Education. The landscape of higher education in India is changing rapidly to meet the needs of a young population and ISH wants to be a pioneer in this change by bringing in the best education brands in the world. We want to build a talent pool that is not only global but also well-equipped for the future. ”
Speaking at the event, Benoit-Etienne Dominguez, CEO of SOMET Education, said, “India is one of the fastest growing countries in the world, with hospitality and tourism contributing to a large part of economic growth and employment. As a dynamic young economy, India is the perfect development platform for international education brands to invest and innovate. “