Raia based V M Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE), extended its MOU with Turismo de Portugal during the state visit of the President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
The MOU was signed by Prof. Irfan Mirza, Director, VMSIIHE and Louis Araujo, Head, Turismo de Portugal (TBC), in the presence of the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant, vice president, corporate communication, VM Salgaocar Corporation, Dipti D Salgaocar and Ajit M.Gude, director, VM Salgaocar Corporation. The MOU signing was at a five-star hotel in Dona Paula.
Besides knowledge exchange programmes between the two countries, the MoU will now also include collaborative efforts in internships designed to strengthen a student’s learning experience by integrating on-campus studies with closely related work experience at reputed starred hotels.
Additionally, students can now seek opportunities of employment in Portugal, and on successful completion of the degree program may consider appropriate avenues for placement to graduating students. The two partners will continue to work together in the fields of research, trainings, teaching-learning methods and other aspects in the near future.
Said Prof. Mirza, “We at VMSIIHE are absolutely delighted to reinforce our existing alliance with Turismo de Portugal. Portugal has a vibrant tourism culture. Together we can collaborate and enhance the quality of education we offer to our students. The MOU focuses on a shared vision, to encourage and develop the training and qualification of personnel working in the field of tourism, as well as to offer internship and placement opportunities to successful students.”
In 2017 Professor Mirza, lead the efforts in forging a collaboration with Turismo de Portugal during the visit of the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa .