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NMIMS School of Hospitality Management and Shannon College of Hotel Management Announce their First International Collaboration and Dynamic Partnership

Mumbai, India, 26 April 2024– NMIMS School of Hospitality Management and Shannon College of Hotel Management, University of Galway, Ireland, have partnered to launch a transformative program to advance hospitality education and promote international collaboration. The official signing ceremony, held on 26th April at NMIMS University, Mumbai, marked the beginning of a dynamic journey in redefining hospitality education.

Distinguished guests from both institutions graced the occasion with their presence. The esteemed delegation from the Consulate and the University of Galway comprised Ms Anita Kelly, Consul General of Ireland in Mumbai; Ms Pamela Likely, Lecturer and Co-Chair of EDI – Shannon College of Hotel Management (Shannon College Alumni); Mrs Anju Singh, Senior Regional Manager, South Asia University of Galway; and Ms Sarah O Mahony, Marketing Manager, Shannon College of Hotel Management (Shannon College Alumni).

Representatives from NMIMS University included Dr Sharad Mhaiskar, Vice Chancellor; Dr Ruchita Verma, Dean of the School of Hospitality Management; Ms Meena Saxena, Director of International Linkages; Dr Ketan Chande, Associate Professor of the School of Hospitality Management; and Dr Rahul Kanekar, Associate Professor of the School of Hospitality Management and Mr. Burzeen Bhathena, Director Marketing & PR, NMIMS University.

At the signing of MoU Ms Anita Kelly, Consul General of Ireland in Mumbai said, “I am delighted with this new partnership between NMIMS and Shannon College of Hotel Management. I am happy to share that our graduates are holding important positions in some of the finest hotels around the world. I am confident that this collaboration between the two institutions will generate huge opportunities for the students to flourish in the global hospitality industry.”

The flagship program offered by NMIMS School of Hospitality Management and Shannon College of Hotel Management is a 2+2 year dual-degree program that boasts a comprehensive curriculum co-designed by both institutions. It provides students with a global perspective and practical insights into the hospitality industry. The program will confer the degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality Operations & Management from NMIMS School of Hospitality Management and Bachelor of Business Studies (International Hotel Management) from Shannon College, University of Galway.

To be eligible for the program at the School of Hospitality Management, NMIMS, students should have a minimum of 50% marks from various streams of 10+2, followed by a written test and personal interview. After the completion of their second year at NMIMS, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 and an interview by Shannon College are required for eligibility.

With their first two years spent at NMIMS and the final two at Shannon College, students will have the opportunity to hone their skills in diverse environments and gain invaluable international exposure. The program also includes a mandatory nine-month post-completion internship, allowing students hands-on experience at renowned hospitality establishments. Furthermore, both institutions are committed to providing 100% placement assistance, with recruitment opportunities available across the EU, US, and UK through partner hotels.

Dr. Ruchita Verma, Dean, of NMIMS School of Hospitality Management, expressed her enthusiasm about the collaboration, and said, “Our partnership with Shannon College of Hotel Management signifies our commitment to providing students with a truly cross-cultural educational experience. Together, we aim to equip the next generation of hospitality leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this ever-evolving industry.”

Pamela Likely, Shannon College of Hotel Management, said, “The collaboration between NMIMS and Shannon College emphasizes the importance of international partnerships in fostering a global mindset while ensuring academic excellence. It represents a significant step towards bridging continents and nurturing future leaders in hospitality.”

About NMIMS School of Hospitality Management:

In sync with the ethos of SVKM’s NMIMS University, The School of Hospitality Management (SoHM) was born with a need to develop future-ready leaders with combined values of Hospitality and Managerial skills. The School of Hospitality offers an innovative in which it addresses solutions to the changing paradigms in the Hospitality industry due to technology, creativity and socio-cultural changes. The School of Hospitality Management will be creating leaders of tomorrow, who can be disruptive and innovative by using technology and skills taught in the school. SVKM’s NMIMS SoHM with its modern campus in Navi-Mumbai is all about hands-on training, critical thinking, research, and application. NMIMS SoHM’s Hospitality s are being brought to the students, by stalwarts of education. SVKM’s NMIMS is a trendsetter and considered as a benchmark in the education sector and has a legacy sought by the industry. The school is equipped with comprehensive facilities, including a training kitchen, restaurant, front office labs, and modern classrooms.

About Shannon College of Hotel Management, University of Galway, Ireland:

The Shannon College of Hotel Management, University of Galway, boasts a rich legacy spanning over 72 years of business and hospitality education. As Ireland’s first dedicated college of Hotel Management with affluent industry partnerships, Shannon College is committed to nurturing future leaders in the hospitality sector.

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