A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) an autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism, and Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Amarkantak in New Delhi
About Indian Culinary Institute (ICI):
ICI is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism. The main objective of setting up of the ICI was 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 ICI’s will offer structured regular programmes of study specific to culinary arts and culinary management leading to graduate and postgraduate level degrees, 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’s will also help the local youth to get trained in these streams as well as create entrepreneurs and make them self-sufficient.
The hotel and tourism industry will also get benefitted by getting the trained and skilled manpower which in turn will enhance their business and thus generate gainful employment.