Indian Culinary Institute to be inaugurated on Aug 19

Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the Indian Culinary Institute on August 19 in Tirupati.  The construction of the Rs 98.6 crores ICI has been completed. Union Minister of Tourism K J Alphons will also participate in the programme.

The State government has provided 14.21 acres of land for ICI near Tirupati Airport. The completed works have been visited by Visiting secretary of department of tourism Mukesh Kumar Meena, APTDC MD Himanshu Shukla and district collector P S Pradyumna.

“With the expansion of tourism sector, the students who come out of ICI may get good employment opportunities,” said Mukesh Kumar.  District collector said the “ICI at Tirupati will become the first in India while the second institute is at Noida,” said Pradyumna, who asked the organisers of ICI to run certificate courses for DWACRA women who run small eateries. “Research should get priority at ICI on nutritious food for children,” he added.

ICI, executed by National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited, has 20 guest houses, four VIP cottages, classrooms, a restaurant with international standards and various kitchens to facilitate students to get training in different menus. ICI has started its classes in a temporary campus located at State Institute of Hotel Management near Alipiri with 25 students from 2016-17 academic year. Since last month, the classes were shifted to the new ICI buildings. From next year, the student intake may go up to 120 and the Institute may offer some diploma courses.

Venkaiah Naidu will also inaugurate Coastal Tourism Circuits in Kakinada and Nellore which were developed under Swadeshi Darshan Scheme of Central Government. Under this, Kakinada circuit got Rs 70 crores and Nellore circuit got Rs 60 crores. Venkaiah Naidu will unveil the plaques at the ICI inauguration in Tirupati for these two circuits.