The popularity of Indian cuisines is rising with a large number of people across the globe showing fondness towards a lot of Indian recipes. Taking a note of this the Tourism Ministry has decided to start sessions in the Indian Culinary Institute, Noida by 2017. The institute is regulated by the Tourism Ministry that has also started a three-year degree course at the newly founded Tirupati branch in 2016.
Vinod Zutshi, Tourism Secretary said that Noida’s Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) is a venture that has been recently started by them and that plans are in action to start the course in the Noida branch, that is currently under construction.
He also informed that the Tirupati branch of the Indian Culinary Institute will begin its first session of the three-year Bachelor of Science (Culinary Arts) programme from August 16. The first batch will comprise of 30 students.
The contract to construct the Indian Culinary Institute was given to the National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd. (NBCC) that is run by the Andhra Pradesh government. The contract was signed for Rs. 98.5 crore to construct the Noida campus and for Rs. 89.42 crore to build the center at Tirupati.
Students taking admission for the course available at Tirupati centre will have to attend a session at the state’s Institute of Hotel Management until the new campus is ready to start operations. The centre at Tirupati is being constructed on a 14-acre piece of land at Renigunta near Tirupati.
The ministry might increase the number of students once the college shifts to its designated building.
There has been a substantial rise in the culinary tourism market in India and people from all over the world are highly attracted to the nation’s culinary traditions.
An official also stated that there is a need to preserve the traditional recipes that have been passed from generation to generation. He also said that such recipes must be documented as they are a legacy that has evolved over the ages from region to region.
The Tourism Ministry thought it necessary to have a college that offers specialized courses in Indian cuisine as the Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs) and Food Craft Institutes (FCIs) basically offer education regarding management and is to provide students trained for managerial levels.