India, March 29, 2018: Mr. Hatim Dadabai, Managing Director at BAHRAIN INSTITUTE OF HOSPITALITY AND RETAIL, BIHR, Kingdom of Bahrain, revealed that BIHR has recently signed the “MOU” Memorandum of Agreement between Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail, BIHR and International Institute of Hotel Management, IIHM in Kolkata, India.
The MOU is focused on providing mutual benefits between the parties’ academic communities. BIHR and IIHM agree to provide mutual exchange of students’ through a Study Abroad Program & Internship, Faculty Exchange Program, Collaboration in Research Projects and Industrial Training.
BIHR and IIHM tie up is an added value to both organizations to mutually obtain its vision in promoting hospitality and tourism world-wide.
Mr. Nigel Viegas, Executive Director at BIHR, Kingdom of Bahrain stated that, “The partnership’s aim to internationalize the students’ experiences and to provide theoretical and applied learning at an internationally recognized standard is a great leap to ensure productive and innovative graduates in the field of hospitality and tourism”. He added that currently, the institute has a population of 200 Bahrainis and international students, with 35 students from India and 16 different nationalities from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, and Bangladesh.
Dr. Suborno Bose, Chief Executive Officer of IIHM, India has quoted on the tie up, “This milestone will take the IIHM’s objective of providing vocational training for the unskilled and semi–skilled populace of India to another height. With IIHM expanding to the Kingdom of Bahrain and the GCC, it is a huge step to realize every individual’s dream to obtain a guaranteed job placement overseas.”
The exchange program will broaden the academic and social experience of students and promote alliances between host and overseas institutions while, the presence on campus of both exchange students and faculty members from overseas partner diversifies the student population and encourages local students the benefits of an international educational experience.
The opportunity is vast for those who are passionate to join the hospitality industry be it for career growth and development, to experience a fast paced working environment, the opportunity to meet people from around the globe and a handsome remuneration and employee benefits.
BIHR is the leading Swiss hotel school in the Kingdom of Bahrain with external accreditations from Swiss Hotel and Tourism Management Institute, HTMi Switzerland. Founded in 1999, a part of Dadabai Holding Bahrain, it is committed to meeting the needs of the hospitality and tourism industry by providing highly trained individuals to deliver benchmark standards of managerial competence in hospitality management. It is the only private training institute in ‘Bahrain to achieve ISO 9000 – 2001 and an ISO certified private training institute in the GCC Region with a rating of Grade 2 from the Adult Learning Inspectorate of the Ministry of Labor and the Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
IIHM is India’s Largest School Chain, a part of the IndiSmart Group, a large conglomerate that operates the IndiSmart Hotels and offers a wide range of services in the field of Hospitality Management Education Training & Consultancy in India and the South East Asia. Founded in 1994, IIHM was the first collegiate program in the country offering discerning students the opportunity to be trained in globally recognized skills and earn an International Degree in Hospitality Management through its collaboration with The Edinburgh Napier University, UK and tie-up with University of West London, London.
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