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GD Goenka University & Le Cordon Bleu International Announce Expansion Plans for India Campus


Gurgaon, Wednesday, 14th Feb 2024Le Cordon Bleu, the century-old renowned culinary arts and hospitality management institution from France, is proud to announce the strengthening and enhancement of its brand presence in India, through the LCB Campus at GD Goenka University.  

This announcement marks one decade of the existing relationship between GD Goenka and LCB and also serves as testimony of LCB’s commitment to India being a market of global significance. 

The comprehensive plan for India includes tripling student capacity in order to meet the growing demand for quality hospitality and culinary arts education. This underscores recognition of Indian talent being recruited by global brands across markets in Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East, Australia and other regions. 

In line with high demand for professional undergraduate and diploma programmes in hospitality management and culinary arts, the campus will now feature 50,000 sq. ft of technical training areas, housed within GD Goenka Education City, which is spread over 60-acres in Gurugram. 

 

Facility expansion will aid teaching and training for 500 additional learners, through introduction of a Culinary Theatre, 3 new Training Kitchens, 2 New Pastry Kitchens, 1 New Bakery, 1 Additional Chocolate Artistry Room, and Multiple Student Experience Areas. 

Operating as a Centre of Excellence and featuring a global curriculum mapped with Le Cordon Bleu; the LCB India campus will provide immense benefit for students and industry alike, including student and faculty exchange programmes, global pathway opportunities, internships and placements. 

 

LCB India students will have access to defined LCB articulation pathways, enabling them to transfer to Paris or other LCB campuses, offering global exposure and opportunities for career advancement. 

 

Moreover, the partnership will facilitate opportunities for faculty exchange and Management Development Programs (MDPs), fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development. India students will also benefit from international faculty from Paris visiting the campus and enriching their learning experience with insights from international experts.

Furthermore, LCB India students will have the opportunity to intern with LCB’s partners in Europe and in other areas, gaining invaluable hands-on experience and exposure to international culinary practices. 

Mr. Andre J Cointreau, President & CEO, Le Cordon Bleu remarked,We’re moving from a partnership of programmes to a full campus. And I say that everything is accelerating to our systems and processes, our education, which are on one global learning platform, shared by 35-plus LCB institutes around the world, in 28 countries. We’ve partnered with GD Goenka University for a decade, and I can say that we really feel proud of what has been our past, and how things are developing. So we’re going to move ahead at full speed.”
 

Mr. Nipun Goenka, Managing Director, GD Goenka Group quoted, “We value our decade-long partnership with Le Cordon Bleu and we have always been very appreciative. Seeing a high demand for our programmes, we are strengthening our partnership so we can deliver an unparalleled campus experience right here in India. We’re excited about joining global LCB learning systems. The sky is the limit.”


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