India’s Largest and State-of-the-Art Bakery Technology & Management Institute to open in Greater Noida:
As India’s largest and state-of-the-art institute dedicated to education, training and research in bakery technology and allied food disciplines, Assocom Institute of Bakery Technology and Management (AIBTM) will start its courses from the month of September this year at a newly constructed facility located at Greater Noida (Knowledge Park III).
For the first time in India, the Bakery industry, which is expected to be one of the fastest growing segments of food businesses, will have an institute that provides training with international certification and twinning programs with bakery training colleges in USA and Korea. Well designed industry-guided programs are for students planning to make a career in the sector and also as well as professionals keen on skill development. The world class infrastructure and training programs will also provide small to medium entrepreneurs in the industry, a platform to scale their knowledge and benchmarking their expertise with global food industry practices.
For its programs, courses, training methodology and faculty orientation, AIBTM has partnered with USA based AIB International School of Baking, (formerly known as American Institute of Baking) and American Society of Baking (ASB). Its specialised bakery and confectionery craft courses are designed with the collaboration of Hyejeon College, South Korea. This collaboration will drive internationally recognised certification, twin degree programs, students & staff exchange and study abroad programs. AIBTM’s board of directors, technical and advisory council comprises global experts from USA, South Korea as well as India’s private and public sector.
With the focus on international standard education, the courses will span science and technology related to Baking (bread, biscuits, cookies, cakes, pastry, desserts etc), Milling, Allied Food Technology, Food Safety & Quality Management, Bakery Management (Engineering/Operations/Maintenance/Supervision) and most importantly soft skills training (language, terminology, processes etc) required for human resources in the industry. Special focus will also be given to development of general management science of marketing, sales, material management, procurement, supply chain and cost control. These programs are designed to benefit all segments of the industry from retailers, wholesalers, producers, exporters, importers, entrepreneurs and also seasoned professionals. Flexible modules such as part time, distance learning, weekend, evening as well as bespoke program for target groups are available.
Special social programs for skill development of un-employed and under-employed individuals is also part of the curriculum, including ‘Bakery Entrepreneurship for Women & Rural Youth’
At par with international facilities, along with internet based study, library, the institute will also provide laboratory & testing facilities, knowledge centre and most important of all an incubator facility for the industry as well as entrepreneurs to test their ideas, products, processes for final transition of plans from a testing to operation phase of the business.
Commenting on AIBTM’s education, Mr. Raj Kapoor, CEO & Managing Director of AIBTM said: “With India’s emergence as one of the leading culinary centres of the world, the food industry of India has a mammoth opportunity to leverage. Especially in terms of generating new business as well as creating employment. For the industry to be of international standard, it requires a 360 degree educational infrastructure which trains resources in skills, processes, tools and techniques necessary to efficiently run the business and develop global expertise to capitalize on the opportunity. We at AIBTM have a vision of becoming the centre of education, training and research by facilitating through world class infrastructure, the development of professional manpower for the food industry of India”.
Admissions to various courses at AIBTM have seen tremendous response from the industry, with first batch of students and entrepreneurs starting the inauguration program form September. Detailed information on programs and courses are available at www.aibtm.in.
India’s first of its kind state-of-the-art Institute dedicated to education, training, research and development in bakery and allied food technology. Located at Greater Noida, spanning 0.5 acre, the Institute comprises internally recognised and certified courses. With an integrated focus on education, the Institute provides training in technical knowledge, general management, operational skills management, cost control and other skills requirements of the bakery industry. Comprising flexible modules of part time, distance learning, weekend, evening as well as bespoke program for target groups. Its world class campus infrastructure entails comprehensive library, knowledge centre, laboratory, testing facilities, culinary practice kitchens and incubator facility. Its programs, training methodology and faculty orientation are designed in collaboration with international organisations such as AIB International School of Baking, (formerly known as American Institute of Baking), American Society of Baking (ASB) and Hyejeon College, South Korea. Its board of directors, technical and advisory council comprises experienced professionals from India’s private as well as public sector. For more information please visit www.aibtm.in
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