SRM University Institute of Hotel Management (SRM IHM), a renowned institution in North India announced a strategic alliance with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. They have signed a four-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cover the areas relating to Academia-Industry Partnership, including the representation of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts on the Board of Studies Committee of SRM IHM as well as internship and placement opportunities for students at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts properties across the region.
As part of the Academia-Industry Partnership, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts will assist SRM IHM in delivering sessions on professional excellence by participating in regular guest lectures and workshops moderated by corporate employees and hotel GMs. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts will also facilitate tailored internship and placement opportunities at their hotels in the region, offering SRM IHM students vital hands-on experience in order to prepare them for the hospitality industry upon graduation.
Detailing his vision for the partnership,Dr Ravi Pachamothoo, Chancellor of SRM University stated, “At SRM University we strongly believe in the industry relevant quality education and providing skills to the student which make them ready for the real world. Our strategic partnership with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts will help us further our vision and enable students at SRM IHM to connect and talk to industry experts and know about subjects and issues that there relevant in the hospitality industry.”
Further underlining the significance of the partnership, Nikhil Sharma, Market Managing Director Eurasia at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, stated, “At Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, we view our investment in the next generation of students as a commitment to the future of the hospitality industry. By sharing our experiences and relevant real-world issues in a classroom setting, we aim to better equip students with important skills that will help them once they are out of college and build their knowledge of industry needs.