IHCL ties-up with ESSEC Business School to launch full scholarships for employees

The scholarship comes as a part of IHCL’s continued commitment to bolstering learning and development for its employees

South Asia’s largest hospitality company, The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), has announced the launch of a scholarship in partnership with the ESSEC Business School in France. The scholarship comes as a part of IHCL’s continued commitment to bolstering learning and development for its employees. As a part of the initiative two deserving IHCL employees each year would be sponsored for a 21 month long fully paid MSc in Hospitality Management at the ESSEC Campus in Paris. The program consist of a mix of rigorous academics and hands-on field experience which includes various areas such as e-commerce, real estate & development, entrepreneurship and luxury services management. Besides the full tuition fees, IHCL would also cover the accommodation and living expenses for the two selected employees. This initiative is launched for a three year period and may be renewed further.

Speaking on the initiative, Puneet Chhatwal, managing director and chief executive officer, IHCL said, “We have always believed in creating a strong talent pipeline by enabling and empowering our employees with the best of learning and development initiatives. Our collaboration with ESSEC Business School is a vital step in that direction and in line with our vision to create future leaders for the global hospitality industry in general and build a talent pipeline for IHCL in particular”.


Talking about their collaboration, Professor Peter O’Connor, academic director, Essec Business School said, “We are delighted to collaborate with a prestigious company such as The Indian Hotels (IHCL) for the initiative, which brings in a fitting blend of Indian hospitality and international standards of excellence. We look forward to a brilliant partnership aligned with ESSEC’s mission to respond to the challenges of the future.”

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