Among all the hospitality institutes in the world, the most famous and the most recognised is the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). It is also the oldest hotel management school in the world, founded in 1893. Caroline Declas explores the benefits of studying at Ecole Hôtelière Lavasa
Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne offers a two-year diploma recognised worldwide and also a Bachelors degree and an EMBA. With more than 1,800 students from 80 different countries, the school is training the best students from all over the world to allow them to avail of the best opportunities in international business career in hospitality or to simply manage a family business. The range of sectors covered by hospitality is wide and can lead to a career in resort, hotel and restaurant and also in HR, management, consulting, marketing and event management. Understanding the importance for the student to get an exposure of the working world or to be recruited by a professional, the school has also built a strong network with the hospitality industry across the country and also worldwide apart from organising recruitment within the school. They also have developed an Institute of Innovation and entrepreneurship to support the initiative of their students.
Being the only institute of hospitality management of HES offering an advanced programme recognised by the Federal Council, EHL also developed a branch dedicated to management consultation and executive education – The Lausanne Hospitality Consulting.
However, in order to convey its expertise and its savoir faire, Ecole Hôtelière of Lausanne has built a network of certified schools around the world. Among those schools, and since 2009, Ecole Hôtelière, Lavasa benefits this certification and has been providing its kids with the best hospitality school practices of the Swiss school during the four-year hospitality management programme offered.
“We have adopted their unique philosophy and pedagogy to take students into adulthood, help them to learn better and transform them into business managers,” said Sudhir Andrews, Dean-Academics, Ecole Hôtelière Lavasa.
Moreover, in order to get the best quality of training, most of the Lavasa team had undergone the training for Qualified Learning Facilitators conducted by Lausanne Hospitality Consulting.
“We are all committed to excellence in learning, research and industry collaboration. Drawing on the best resources, we are able to garner from our qualified hospitality experts, who are trained and certified in Switzerland. We offer cutting-edge hospitality management programmes in India, for the world,” said Rony Kurien, Dean-Administration, Ecole Hôtelière Lavasa.
Along with this quality brought by the EHL, the institute also intends to be one of the best Ecole Hôtelière of India, for example by offering hands on training at various hospitality formats such as luxury hotels, budget hotels, service apartments, club, sports academies and restaurants during the course itself. The students will also get the chance to do two business internships on the most prestigious international or Indian institutions. This certification provided from the best hospitality school has some benefits for the students of Lavasa. Firstly, the students will be awarded along with their diploma after a 4-year Hospitality Management Programme, a BA degree by an UGC approved university, a Swiss Certificate and an American Diploma. Secondly, in order to get more international exposure, the students would have the option to complete their course in EHL from the third year onwards. Each student, who has appeared for or completed his/her 10+2 education in any stream, is eligible for admission. The written entrance test was conducted on May 12 and will be conducted again on June 3, 2012. Applicants need to visit www.ecolehotelierelavasa.com. The course is scheduled to commence on July 30th, 2012.