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IIHM and Marriott Hotels Join Together to Enhance Industrial Learning for IIHM Students

IIHM, the leading hospitality education groups in India, has joined forces with Marriott Hotels India Ltd, one of the country’s foremost hospitality companies. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between IIHM and Marriott Hotels India Pvt Ltd on May 11, 2022, opening up a world of prospects for students studying hospitality management at the IIHM.

IIHM and MARRIOTT INDIA have agreed to form a collaboration for students pursuing the Diploma, Degree, or Masters in Hospitality/Tourism Management/Education on the criteria outlined below, in order to improve educational possibilities for students and foster mutually advantageous linkages.

  • The parties have committed to work together to improve the learning experience of Hospitality Management students, resulting in a highly employable graduate.
  • The MOU’s goal is to establish the foundation on which the scope of services provided will be aligned with the Institute’s fundamental curriculum in compliance with IIHM criteria.
  • Except for Marriott Hotels India Pvt. Ltd. and its affiliates, the parties agree that anyone who is not a party to this agreement has no authority to enforce any of its terms.
  • The contents of this MOU are only declarations of intent. Except for the confidentiality restrictions below, this is not a binding agreement between the Parties, and no such agreement establishing the Parties’ binding responsibilities has been approved by the relevant authorities of each Party.
    • Deliverables And The Role Of Marriott India

      • MARRIOTT INDIA will take ownership of the 2nd and 3rd year classes of students pursuing Bachelor’s and Diploma in Hospitality Management at IIHM, providing mentorship, career guidance, guest lectures, and project work assistance to impart industry trends and enhance their learning experience.
      • MARRIOTT INDIA will provide inputs to IIHM in the areas of teaching and training methods, as well as appropriately design the curriculum for students to fit into the industrial situation.
      • For their Industrial Training Programs, IIHM students will be given first priority to be placed in Marriott Hotels in India. On completion of the internship, a Certificate of Internship will be issued.
      • MARRIOTT INDIA will partner with students on request to provide the required support for guest lectures on current trends, aid with student project work, and mentorship / career counseling. (The frequency and number can be agreed upon by both parties.)
      • To bridge the gap between academics and industrial practise, MARRIOTT INDIA will provide operational exposure to IIHM faculty members for their development and comprehension of the current and developing technologies.
      • In terms of Marriott leaders presenting at these programmes, to support the Executive Leadership Programs produced by IIHM at its own expense. The goal of the programme is to build and train leadership skills among executives in the hospitality and tourism industries.
        • Institute’s Roles

          • IIHM will manage the application and selection procedure for students in accordance with the rules. On request, IIHM may enlist the help of MARRIOTT INDIA in the selection of students.
          • IIHM will dedicate a classroom for second and third-year students to serve as a model for MARRIOTT INDIA, complete with images, logos, mission and vision statements, and information about Marriott’s expansion in India.
          • MARRIOTT INDIA will offer all materials, including images, logos, mission and vision statements, and information on Marriott’s expansion in India, which will be presented in a dedicated classroom at IIHM.
          • During the implementation of this MOU or any other agreements formed pursuant to this MOU, both Parties agree to maintain the confidentiality and secrecy of documents, information, and other data received from or submitted to MARRIOTT INDIA.
          • IIHM will assist Marriott International as needed with research efforts for new hotels, market surveys, feasibility reports, and other technical and non-technical assistance that Marriott may require to develop and implement solutions.
            • Others

              • IIHM and Marriott have a strong relationship, and this MoU will help us work together more effectively. Marriott Hotels India was one of the first companies in the industry to think of a programme that would bring industry and university together to find actual talent. For the first time, a structured arrangement has been put in place with a special classroom designed according to Marriott’s guidelines. Students will also get to do their internship at Marriott Hotels and, if they pass the selection criteria, will be selected for placement at the hotels,” said Dr Suborno Bose, the Founder and Chairman of IIHM.
              • “We’ve been working with IIHM in numerous cities for a long time. We are delighted to join this initiative to help students advance their careers and ensure that they are industry-ready “Area Director, HR, South and East India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, Lizanne Pinto stated.
              • It is a historic partnership between the world’s largest and most prominent hotel company and IIHM, a globally recognised pioneer in hospitality management education. Prof David Foskett, MBE, renowned hospitality educator and author, and Chairman of the International Hospitality Council (IHC), London, said, “This initiative will create wider and better opportunities and career paths for all IIHM students around the world, further demonstrating why IIHM is the international Hospitality Management College of the twenty-first century.”
              • Marriott International’s Culinary Director, Chef Himanshu Taneja, stated, “Marriott’s collaboration with IIHM, the country’s best hospitality institute, is a terrific day for all of us. The talent that this combination will produce will be genuinely outstanding.”
              • 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.”
              • The International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) is one of India’s major chains of premier hospitality and hotel management schools, having opened its doors in Kolkata in 1994. The Indismart Group, which owns and runs the Indismart Hotels, owns IIHM. The IIHM has campuses in eleven national and international cities, as well as the affiliate institute IAM-IHM in Kolkata and Guwahati. Students who graduate from IIHM will have an international degree from the University of West London as well as global hospitality abilities that will allow them to work in any hotel brand throughout the world.
                • Why IIHM Kolkata (International Institute Of Hotel Management)

                  In the last 24 years, the institute has received numerous notable accolades. The list covers the Economic Times’ Best Education Brand Award for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. It was also named a Great Indian Institute and a Great Place to Study by Forbes Magazine in the years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, respectively. IIHM was also named one of the World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders by URS International (IMEA – Process Reviewer PriceWaterhouseCoopers PL) in 2015-16, and received the Assocham Best Institute in Hospitality Education 2017 Award from Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister of State for HRD (Higher Education), Govt. of India.

                  IIHM provides their students the best oppturnity for the career in hotel management from study to tour and placements. Enroll your seat now in IIHM to be placed at very top hotels.

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"I am currently working at Novotel, Ahmedabad formerly workeday The Park Hyatt, Hyderabad. I've also worked at Zee Cine Awards. In the industry I am glad, I learned from the best IIHM. It taught me all disciplines, all the values and what hospitality is all about. Whatever I doing and will be doing always be related to IIHM & all the faculties."

Rahul Mehta – Sales and Marketing
Novotel , Ahmedabad

"I love my entire career to IIHM. IIHM inculcated Discipline,Relationship building & Team Management Skill. Without 3 assets of the service industry I would not be where I am without IIHM. Thank you IIHM."

Santanu Ghosh – Sr. Director

"IIHM made me realize my passion for cooking. Thank to all faculty members for lighting up the desire in me. IIHM enable me to secure a job in Australia which helped boost my career."

Bernard Lee – Sous Chef
QT Hotels & Resorts, Canberra, Australia

"I could not have been more fortunate and IIHM is always going to be a very very important part of my life and it is all thanks to them that I am here."

Somya Mishra – Event Co-ordinator
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Post my pass out I joined Oberoi and I moved to Marriot. Over here I am working as a Housekeeping Executive and as far IIHM concerned its the college where from the very first day the faculty, the director they make sure that you are groomed in such a way that you are ready by competition of 3 years, you are ready to work with hotels "

Mr. Sumanta – (Housekeeping Executive)
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Started my career with Raheja Group of Hotels, worked 10 years in the Taj group of hotels, now working in Fort Jadhavgargh. IIHM is a very good college whatever I am today to become something. To become something you need to have a base what I have got from my college. What I have learnt at IIHM is helping me today."

Biswajit Biswas – (General Manager)
Fort Jadhavgargh

"IIHM has been a wondrous platform for me for achieve my goals. Along with the constant support of my faculty. Wishing IIHM all the success."

Marriot Marquis Miami, USA

"I was a student of IIHM in 2011-2014 Batch & specialized in F&B Service. It is a glorious brand I'd say because it is recognised globally and everyone knows what IIHM stands for, its fun and its learning mashed up together. I wish the faculties,the alumnies & the students of IIHM a beautiful & glorious success. "

Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"Forever thankful to IIHM for what I am today. I would love to take this opportunity to thank the entire team of IIHM for the grand success and the mark that they made last 26 years."

ESHA GHOSH – Associate Director (Event Sales)
Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"With a brilliant academic success behind herself, She graduated with a gold medal from IIHM. But, She had shown more entrepreneurial skills throughout the tenure of her education in IIHM than in other areas of engagements. Immediately after her education she started her own restaurant by the name The Wise Owl which has already become famous in the locality."

SIDDHIKA GHOSH – Managing Partner & Owner
The Wise Owl Steakhouse , Kolkata

"I graduated in Hospitality Management from IIHM in the year 1999. That I studied at IIHM was my advantage. After graduation I joined the kitchen. But my fundamentals were very strong and quickly rose through the ranks and today I am the Executive Sous Chef in International The Lalit, Delhi."

PRADIPTA SINHA – Executive Sous Chef
International The Lalit, Delhi

"With the help of IIHM I Graduated in hospility management and came to USA on Internship. After completing my Internship, I completed my masters in hospility management from Columbia University. I want to thank my teachers at IIHM and my colleagues who helped me to nurture my dreams in my college."

Dayapal – Food & Beverage Manager
Park Hyatt, Washington DC

"The three years that I spent at IIHM were a big transitional stage in my life. It helped me prepare myself to work with great confidence. The assignments with challenging"

AMIT DASH – Executive Chef
Hotel Westin , Pune

"I could not have felt more at home in a place so different from Armenia. I love every moment I spend at the IIHM Hotel School whether it is cooking up an Indian meal in the kitchen or supervising over a Food and Beverage Festival in one of the city’s favourite event management venue. There are always new skills to develop, people to meet and experiences to encounter that will help me to succeed in my future. I am also the Captain of IIHM Rugby Team. "

IIHM , Kolkata

"Life certainly does surprise you with its unexpected turns. I never knew that three years of long journey with IIHM would lead me to the dream hotels of many, Marriott. I cannot thank IIHM enough, along with everyone for their consistent support. And I certainly hope to continue making my IIHM proud."


"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"It is the finer aspects of training & transparency that keep our talents intact. We at Siyaji believe the company is only as good as its people. Hence we are proud to have maximum leaders from within. This has resulted in the growth of our culture, talent & organization. "

Kunal Katoch – VP Operations
Sayaji Hotels Limited
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