The Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) and Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Amarkantak has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 24th April 2018 in New Delhi.
The MOU was signed with an aim to impart collaborative degree programmes including research in the field of culinary arts.
The Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) is an autonomous body works under the shield of Ministry of Tourism. The ICI have its campuses at Tirupati and Noida.
Under the MoU, the academic courses from Noida campus would commence from 2018-19 batch and further batches at Tirupati campus from 2018-19 academic session.
Under the MoU, the ICIs will cater organised regular programmes of study specific to culinary arts and culinary management to facilitate graduate, post-graduate level degrees. It will also promote research and innovation, organize demand driven certificate and diploma courses, document and create database specific to Indian cuisine and commission studies and survey on cuisine.
The ICI works with an aim to institutionalize a mechanism to support efforts intended to preserve, document, promote and disseminate Indian Cuisine, meet the sectoral requirement of specialists specific to Indian Cuisine, as also of promoting Cuisine as a Niche Tourism product.
The ICIs will also help the local youth to get trained in culinary streams and to become future entrepreneurs and generate employment for others.