This marks the debut of Vatel in India which already has 31 schools spread across 5 continents
Ansal University, one of the top private universities in India, announced the launch of Vatel School of Hospitality in India. Vatel, a top international school of hospitality and hotel management based in France is being brought to India by Ecole India to leverage their domain expertise in hospitality management education for the first time in India at Ansal University, Gurgaon.
This signifies a new era in hospitality management for Indian students, as with this, they now gain access to an extensive network of over 31 international schools spread across the Vatel network and over three decades of academic experience. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Laurent Guichoux, Academic Director, Vatel India had this to say about the foray – “France known as the cuisine capital of Europe. Hospitality is part of our culture and it is ingrained in our lives. We experience it in our day to day, right from small French cafes to Michelin star restaurants. With over 90 million visitors, France is one of the most visited countries in the world and India with 7 million will only grow. It is in this scenario that Vatel India will help meet the needs of the hospitality industry in a unique way.”
Gracing the occasion, Mr. Pranav Ansal, Vice Chairman, API and Trustee Ansal University said, “Our tie-up with Vatel is very relevant keeping in mind that Atithi Devo Bhava or ‘Guest is God’ is one of the major visions for India over the next few years. Recent statistics show that travel and tourism contributed 113.2 billion dollars or almost 5.35% of GDP in 2014 making India the second largest tourism market in Asia after China. However, with the launch of this course, apart from hospitality, students will also have opportunities in luxury retail, events and have many other service industries open up to them. Companies are constantly on the lookout for people with the right service training and who have the right culture and background to meet their requirements. And with our campus in the burgeoning city of Gurgaon, and our tie-up with one of the best hospitality schools in the world, it will definitely help enhance skill sets and give our students a lot of scope and opportunity.”
Sarabjit Singh, CEO, Ecole India which has been instrumental in bringing Vatel to India had this to add about Vatel’s USPs – “The French do everything with passion and detail. With Vatel School of Hospitality management in India, we are bringing that passion from France to India. How does Vatel deliver this passion? Through a dedicated French faculty; through their unique “Savoir faire" manual; and through their history of 30 years of hospitality training across schools all over the world. However, their USP is not 7000 students studying at Vatel schools; it's not their 27000 alumni; and it's not their Marco Polo exchange program. It is their ability to create Vatel school across the world that meet the local needs of the students in that part of the world while preparing them for the international world of hospitality"
Vatel follows the European management methodology for hospitality training thus transmitting the French art of hospitality, recognized throughout the world as a guarantee of quality, good taste and excellence. Prof Raj S. Dhankar, Vice Chancellor, Ansal University had this to say at the occasion – “In a globalized world it is critically important that we give to our students the best professional and experiential based learning so that they become industry ready. In order to do so we need to have associations and linkages with leading academic institutions of the world. We at Ansal University to help strengthen our hotel management and catering technology program have developed such a linkage with the well-known Vatel School of Hospitality, France.”
The Vatel experience and know-how will be delivered through their undergraduate course, BSc. (Hotel Management and Catering Technology). The VATEL’s teaching methodology is based on based on their unique yet tried and tested mixture of theoretical academic courses followed by professional work experience and application. Faculty members at Ansal University will also benefit from a well enriched international faculty base, and through their interactive methods, which mirror reality in the workplace. It will give students the resources to develop their analytical capacities, acquire knowledge that is necessary in hotel management while having managerial experience in real-time conditions.
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About Ansal University
Ansal University (AU) is a Private University that provides undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level programs in the areas of Architecture, Design, Engineering, Management and Law. AU boasts of highly qualified faculty, state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure that facilitate dynamic and innovative way of learning with focus on action oriented learning. Located in the heart of the corporate hub of Gurgaon, AU has strong industry linkages. AU Sushant School of Art & Architecture is among the top-ranked architecture institutions in the country for over two decades, and ranked No.1 in the Private Institution category. The School of Management Studies (SMS) has been ranked 4th among the emerging business schools in India, in Times B-School rankings 2015. AU has featured in Forbes India MARQUEE - 'The Indian Institutes 2015' and also finds its place amongst the Top 50 private universities over the country. The Trans-disciplinary Learning (TDL) & Soft Skills initiatives at AU ensure holistic development of the students beyond academic curriculum.
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