Bakery and Confectionery Programmes
Bakery industry today has an important place in the industrial map of the country. Bakery products are an item of mass consumption in view of its low price and high nutrient value and have gained popularity among masses. Bakery products once considered as a sick man’s diet have now become essential food items of vast majority of population in India. The bakery industry has achieved third position in generating revenue among the processed food sector. The market size for the industry is pegged at US$ 4.7 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach US $ 7.6 billion by 2015.
The confectionery industry of India, ranked 25th in the world in 2009, has now emerged as one of the largest and well-developed food processing sectors of the country. The confectionery market of India is divided into three segments: chocolate, sugar confectionery and gum market. It has been observed that various domestic and multinational companies are gearing up for gaining profit from the growing confectionery industry of India.
The Indian bakery sector is dominated by Britannia, Parle, Sunfeast (ITC), Priyagold, Anmol Biscuits, Cremica, Bonn, Harvest Gold and key players in the confectionery sector are Nestle, Cadbury, Perfetti, Wrigley etc.
The course is designed so as to enhance the knowledge of bakery and confectionery. Thus realizing the need for trained and skilled individuals and application of latest techniques in bakery and confectionery, we at Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI have brought this course to develop individuals to meet the challenges of the present and future.