09 Nov 2023
Delhi, Sep 2023 - IICA and BSI Learning proudly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused
towards creating skilling pathways and educational avenues for Indian culinary Students under the India-Australia
collaboration. The MOU sets the stage for a skills recognition pathway and an approach that will see exchange of knowledge
and leverage the unique strengths and expertise of both organisations to drive innovation and deliver exceptional value to
the hospitality industry.
The signing ceremony took place at the Australian High Commission and was facilitated by Vipul Rastogi Director
Trade and Investment, Leo Bremanis Trade and Investment Commissioner South Asia, where Virender Datta
(Founder and Director of IICA) Arjun Datta (Managing Director IICA) and Kala Philip (CEO BSI Learning Australia) executed
Commenting on the signing of the MOU, Kala Philip (CEO, BSI Learning), expressed enthusiasm about the partnership,
stating, "We are thrilled to announce the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This strategic partnership
marks an important milestone for BSI Learning as we continue to expand our reach and collaborate with the Indian market.
By joining forces, we aim to leverage our combined expertise to drive innovation, deliver exceptional learning solutions, and
create a lasting impact on the workforce development landscape. This MOU reinforces our commitment to providing highquality training and development programs that empower individuals and organizations to thrive in an ever-evolving
Likewise, Virender S Datta, Founder & Chairman of IICA, shared his thoughts on the collaboration between IICA and BSI
Learning, “This partnership is a crucial milestone in the creation of educational opportunities and skill-building pathways for
Indian culinary students.It will enable the exchange of knowledge andculinary expertise between India and Australia,
fostering innovation and delivering exceptional value to the hospitality industry. We are excited about the opportunities this
partnership will bring and look forward to a successful journey together.”
Both IICA and BSI learning are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and are committed to working together to
achieve their shared goals. This MOU serves as a solid foundation for a long-term and fruitful collaboration.
Founded by Hospitality Stalwart & Chef, Mr. Virender S Datta; IICA, New Delhiis a premier culinary institute in India, holds
the distinction of being the first culinary institute in the country to be accredited by the World Association of Chefs Societies
(WACS), City & Guilds, UK & the first institute to offer Digital Certificate Courses from the Culinary Institute of America.
IICA offers a range of courses including full time professional courses and short-term courses for amateurs. Over the past
18 years, IICA has successfully trained and placed more than 2800 students in leading culinary establishments or helped
them establish their own ventures.
Furthermore, IICA has earned the reputation of being the preferred culinary institute and knowledge partner for several
multinational companies worldwide.
About BSI Learning- BSI Learning Institute Australia has been delivering industry led learning solutions and training
programs for over 20 years. They deliver over 26 qualifications and 40 courses transnationally, recognised in Australia and
21 other countries around the world through mutual recognition. By doing this, we ensure that the training we design and
deliver is both benchmarked and consistent with international skill standards. We aim to develop programs that have student
outcomes, and job ready skills for employers and the industry.