Last date for registration is Nov. 1
Mysore/Mysuru: A four-week Skill Development Programme on ‘Baking Technology’ will be conducted at CSIR-CFTRI as part of Skill India Initiative from Nov. 15 to Dec. 10, 2021.
The bakery industry in India is the largest of the food processing segments with an estimated annual turnover of about 7.60 billion dollars in 2020. The market value is projected to reach 13.3 billion dollars by 2025 at a growth rate of over 9 percent.
It is a huge industry with over a million unorganised small-scale bakeries and more than 2,000 organised or semi-organised bakeries providing employment to a large number of people.
Driven by changing consumer preferences and health consciousness coupled with the recent Covid-19 push, the bakery industry is discovering new dimensions.
The sector is expected to see more international brands entering the Indian market and there will be a huge potential for unorganised small-scale bakery entrepreneurs.
The training programme catering to the needs of fast growing baking industry will be as per the requirements of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) guidelines. Expert scientists of CFTRI will provide hands-on training on choice of quality ingredients, product development and quality criteria.
Apart from this, the participants will also be given insight into packaging aspects, FSSAI guidelines, nutritional profiling, health and hygiene control. NSDC certificate for Qualification pack: Baking Technician/Operative (FIC/Q5005; NSQF level 4) will be awarded to the successful candidates at the end of the programme.
The course would provide job opportunities for persons intending to have a career in baking industry, SHGs, un-organised bakery personnel, quality control managers, lab technicians/assistants etc. The course will be beneficial to persons who want to start their own bakery units as an entrepreneur.
Those who have completed matriculation or entrepreneurs having interest in bakery industry can seek admission to the programme. The course fee has been fixed at Rs. 25,000 plus GST (total Rs. 29,500) per person. Participants need to arrange their own accommodation. The details may be had at: https://www.cftri.res.in/sdp or contact Head, Flour Milling, Baking and Confectionery Technology, e-mail: [email protected]; Ph: 0821-2517730 (off) or Mob: 94480-93080. The last date for registration is Nov. 1, according to a press release from Dr. Parigi Ramesh Kumar, Head, I&P Department, CSIR-CFTRI.