Hospitality education company Sommet Education has acquired a majority stake in the Indian School of Hospitality (IHS) in Gurugram.
IHS offers degree, diploma and certificate programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Sommet stated that ISH will be able to strengthen its portfolio of programmes with opportunities for students to study semesters abroad, start their studies in India and finish them in another institution in its network, and join new programmes including an MBA at Les Roches in Switzerland.
Sommet Education runs École Ducasse, which teaches culinary and pastry arts, and Les Roches, a hospitality business school. The company is owned by France-listed private equity group Eurazeo.
Sommet Education chief executive Benoît-Etienne Domenget said: “Sommet Education is shaping and growing the leading worldwide network of hospitality and culinary education. This leads us to be present in countries where growth in hospitality and related sectors form a major part of the economic dynamic. We are happy to partner with ISH by providing Indian students, within the country, with globally renowned standards of hospitality, culinary and management education.”
Dilip Puri, founder and chief executive of ISH commented: “Our philosophy has always been to provide students with an exceptional quality of education through an international curriculum and pedagogy, world-class technology and infrastructure, as well as renowned academic and research faculty. Partnering with Sommet Education will enable us to strengthen our offerings, expand our presence pan India and in neighbouring countries, and be part of Sommet’s prestigious network of 18 campuses across eight countries, and 60,000 influential alumni. We will also be able to further support industry demand for hospitality leaders by bringing two of the world’s best brands in hospitality management and culinary education to India.”
Date published: 24 August 2021