Indian Culinary Institute(ICI), an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; commissioned at Tirupati and its chapter at NOIDA which are the state-of-art Institutes and is expected to be at par with the best International Culinary institutes. This is registered society under Societies Registration Act (1860), set up by the Government of India, Ministry of Tourism in the year 2014. The Institute is set up for further promotion and development of culinary tourism in India as the ICI will attract the best of the talents in the specialized field with a world class infrastructure such as culinary studio with facility to have smart class rooms, specialised kitchens and microbiology laboratories with modern and latest equipment, training restaurants for various cuisines, modern hostel facility for both boys and girls. Culinary Art is a highly specialized field of education in the hospitality industry today. The Tirupati campus was inaugurated in September 2018 by then Honourable Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu Garu. The NOIDA campus was inaugurated in April 2018 by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism. The ICIs (Tirupati & NOIDA) will be centres of excellence which will offer structured regular programmes of study, specific to Culinary Arts and Culinary Management leading to graduate and post graduate 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.
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Shri Ajay Bhatt
Hon'ble Minister of State for Tourism, Government of India