Welcome to the DICE School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts, a world-class hospitality school, which brings to Mumbai the expertise and the academic certification of the world’s best Hospitality & Leisure management institution— Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland (EHL) (as per 2019 QS World University ranking for Hospitality & Leisure Management Universities)

The School

DICE School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts offers practical and innovative education to students aspiring for Swiss standard hospitality education in India.

Located in the heart of Mumbai, DICE boasts of world-class facilities and a modern infrastructure spread across a sprawling 3,50,000 sq. ft. campus.

As a member of the select global network of EHL academic certified schools, DICE offers you the unique opportunity to become a part of the rich 125-year legacy of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

Academic Program

Make your aspirations a reality by enrolling in one of our one rigorous program.

  • Four Year Undergraduate Program in Hospitality Management



To redefine hospitality education in India through immersive academic programs and cultivate bright & enterprising talent for the hospitality industry globally.


Our mission is to transform students’ passion for hospitality into industry relevant knowledge & practical skills, and to develop their leadership competencies, which are essential for excellence in the global hospitality field.


We strive to be the leading hospitality management and culinary arts institution in India.



QUALITY Fostering creativity with a compelling desire of high performing goals


CULTURE Transposing cultural values into profound business activities


BRAND Creating top-of-the-line hospitality & service professionals


LEADERSHIP Promoting collaborative learning in diverse teams

Academic Certification of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland

Our Association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne , Switzerland

The academic certification by EHL is an integral part of the student experience and learning at DICE; it emphasises our commitment to providing world-class education to our students. Our association with EHL involves regular curricula development, faculty training, quality audits and international opportunities for our students. Upon the successful completion of their EHL certified programs at DICE, students receive a joint certification co-signed by DICE and EHL. The EHL academic association also gives the students of DICE School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts an opportunity to study at other EHL certified schools worldwide, and to even complete their program at an EHL Group school in Switzerland.

About Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is an ambassador for traditional Swiss hospitality and has been a pioneer in hospitality education since 1893 with over 25,000 alumni worldwide. EHL is a leading university that provides a range of on-campus and online learning solutions, including undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs to talented students from 119 different countries.

EHL has an extensive alumni network ranging from entrepreneurs, high-level executives and global thought leaders.

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) has been ranked at the top position in the 2019 QS World University ranking for Hospitality & Leisure Management Universities as well as No. 1 on the list of the best hospitality and hotel management schools in the world for 2019 according to a new study out by the CEOWORLD magazine. These two rankings come after EHL celebrated its 125th anniversary and earned the extremely sought-after Michelin star for their training kitchen, Le Berceau des Sens.



Joint Academic Certification from DICE & EHL


Bachelor's Degree from IGNOU


Part of the EHL Alumni Network


Internships & Placements with leading organizations

Our Team

Leadership Team
Dr Indu Shahani

President & Chairperson, DICE Ecosystem

Former principal of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics, 2008-2009. Dr. Shahani is the first Indian to be appointed as Vice–Chair on the Board of the Governors of the International Baccalaureate and has over a decade of experience with IB schools worldwide, 2001–2010.

Siddharth Shahani

Co-Founder & Executive Director

After spending five years focusing on Healthcare and Education at McKinsey & Co., a management consultancy. He also had the opportunity to work on projects ranging from Health System Design to Shaping the India Strategy of a number of British education institutions. Siddharth is trained as a pharmacist from the London School of Pharmacy, following which he pursued a Masters in International Health Policy and Economics from the London School of Economics.

Dr Sonia Bharwani

Sr Associate Dean

With over sixteen years of experience in teaching, Dr. Sonia completed her Ph.D. in Business Administration from AIMA-AMU, New Delhi-Aligarh. She received an MBA in International Business from Manchester Business School in the U.K., and she was also an MBA Exchange Student at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, North Carolina. Her core strengths lie in student engagement through the use of active and collaborative learning pedagogies. She has published over 15 International Publications in areas of Hospitality Management, Education and Tourism.

Bhargavi Deshpande
Bhargavi Deshpande

Director - Student Services

Bhargavi Deshpande, completed her B.A in Economics from St.Xavier's College Mumbai after which she pursued her Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade from IMDR Pune. She also pursued the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) from Parsons New York in Fashion Marketing. Bhargavi leads the student initiatives at DICE School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts as the Director of Student Services.


Core Team & Faculty
Subhasis Mandal

Faculty – Accommodation Operations and Tourism Management

Certified as a Qualified Learning Facilitator from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Mr. Subhasis Mandal comes with 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. After his graduation from the Institute of Hotel Management, Trivandrum, he pursued post-graduation in Tourism Management. He is responsible for developing, facilitating and monitoring the training for the young manpower in the housekeeping department at PRATHAM and PACE Hospitality Center, through short term courses as a part of CSR responsibility of Taj Group of Hotels.

Neelofar Shaikh

Associate Vice President – Outreach & Admissions

Armed with a dual degree of Masters in Marketing Management, and Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University, Neelofar has 23 years of experience in Hospitality, Real Estate and in Education. She has worked with British Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines for 11 years, and Lavasa Corporation Ltd. in the Realty Sector for almost 9 years.

Aditya Kashyap

Aditya Kashyap is an economist by training and statistical by passion with corporate experience ranging from consultancies to multinationals. Aditya also leads the Centre for Economic Policy at ISME. Aditya’s area of interest and expertise lies in the economics of information and innovation, game theory and strategy which can drive to create important landmarks in the field of Data Science.

Sharmeen Honey

Associate Vice President – Career Services

Sharmeen Honey has a proven track record of achievement with an excellent professional approach to solving problems, optimizing and training teams and is consistently recognized for achievement and performance in the educational and training industry for over 20 years. She has been innovative and successful in building new territories and establishing business alliances with big educational houses/clients. Sharmeen heads Industry Academia Outreach for the institution. She is responsible for internships, placements and comprehensive career management services in the academic life cycle.

Madhuri Patil

Sr. Manager - Academic Affairs

An alumnus of Sophia-Shree B.K.Somani Polytechnic, she has completed her Graduation in Commerce & PG in Travel & Tourism. She has over 15 years of progressive and diversified experience in Travel, Training, Leadership, Administration, Coordination and Career services. She believes that classroom and on job training goes hand in hand and the experience is the best teacher. Her hobbies are cooking, traveling, photography and Movies.

Shefalika Narain

Director, IRIS (Institute of Research for Innovative Strategies)

Dr. Shefalika Narain has a wide teaching experience of 15 years, having served as an Asst. Professor for Bachelor of Mass Media, Jai Hind College and Masters of Public Policy for St. Xavier’s College, and has also been the Head of Department for Journalism at Mt.Carmel College, Bangalore. She also has secured a PhD from University of Ranchi, in Political Science in field of Changing Patterns of Indo-Bhutan Relations.

Kea Thawani

Visiting Faculty

With 7 years of experience in the corporate sector with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Statutory Auditing Department, Professor Kea Thawani is a Chartered Accountant. She has over 6 years of teaching experience with renowned universities and colleges. She also has a Master’s Degree in Commerce and is currently pursuing her PhD.

Chef Shailesh Vilas Nigawale

Faculty – Food Production

Chef Shailesh Vilas Nigawale-Masters of Hotel Management and Catering Technology from Madurai University, Alumnus of Dr.D.Y.Patil University, Graduated in Commerce.

Having 10 years of industry and academic experience mostly in Middle East and European Countries, working at Mid Management Levels with brands like Marco Pierre White , Fairmont Group Of Hotels. Worked on Fleet of Princess Cruise Liners, Santa Clarita. Specialized in European, International and Indian Cuisine.

Bhavin Parikh

Faculty – Food & Beverage Service

A graduate in Physics from University of Mumbai, Bhavin’s love for good food and wine led him to complete a double diploma in Hotel Management and the management training program of Intercontinental Hotels Group. Bhavin brings with him a diverse experience of 19 years in multiple sectors such as hospitality, both in India and the Middle-East; Facilities Management, General Administration and Academics. Today he shares his passion of wining and fine dining with hospitality aspirants.

Simarjeet Makkar
Simarjeet Makkar

Assitant Professor - Management

Dr Simarjeet Makkar teaches the management core at DICE School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts. With experience of over a decade, she is responsible for developing and transposing management skills in hospitality students. A Doctorate in Emotional Intelligence, she is also a Neuro Linguistic Practitioner and an Emotional Intelligence Trainer.

Shreya Surana
Shreya Surana

Assistant Professor - Finance

Shreya has over a decade of entrepreneurial experience in the Securities Markets, spearheading all the operations at her family business. Her passion to share real time experience with students in classrooms got her to start her education career a few years ago. She was previously working with the BMS section at R. A Podar College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai. Shreya has pursued her PGDM at FLAME University & is SET Qualified.

Chandru Balani
Chandru Balani

French Language Facilitator

From teaching French to translation to interpretation and interviewing French film personalalities, he has done it all. Interpretation for delegates from France, Belgium, Congo, Algeria, Burundi, etc. Member of IATF (Indian Association of Teachers of French), many of his students have migrated to France and Canada after learning listening, spoken and written French. Teaching kids in a playful manner to preparing students for boards and delf exams and professionals working for companies connected to France.

Kinjal Shah
Kinjal Shah

Academic Coordinator

Kinjal comes with over a decade of experience working with educational institutes like Kinds College, S.P. Jain, H.R. College. She is currently the Academic Coordinator at DICE School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts. With a PGDM in Marketing, M.Com in Management and Diploma in Human Resources, She comes with Management experience academically & professionally.

DICE Ecosystem


The DICE Ecosystem is one of India’s first Urban Academic Innovation Ecosystem that is home to 4 leading, new age institutions. A multidisciplinary community, it provides a catalytic environment to build disruptors and innovators across industries. The philosophy of the ecosystem lies in the strengths of Design, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship which enables world class education and cutting edge student experiences in state of the art learning environments. The unique academic programs blend experiential learning with an entrepreneurial mindset relevant for today’s economy.

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