National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) was conceptualized by Government of India on persistent demand of the food industry to have an Apex Body as a "One Stop Solution Provider" for the various problems of the sector. Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India has set up this institute with an initial investment of Rs. 500 crore (US $100 million). The institute is spread over an area of 100 acres. The institute intends to act as a centre of excellence and an apex world class centre of global standards in the area of Food Technology and Management. It will cater to the needs of various stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, industry, exporters, policy makers, government and existing institutions. NIFTEM being an apex institution under Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) have developed strong linkages with industries.
The Vision for NIFTEM is to set up an International centre of excellence which integrates technological, managerial and behavioral aspects of the Indian Food Processing industry with the clear objective of catapulting the sector to the numero uno position in the world. Unlike the existing food science institutes in India, NIFTEM will function as a centre for integrated education, research, enterprise incubation and outreach in the area of food science, technology and business. Experts believe that there will be significant economic gains from incubation and enterprise development, which can in turn catalyze the growth of the Food Processing Sector in the national and international spheres by nurturing world class entrepreneurs.
To produce world-class business leaders, develop globally competitive processes and technologies and international best practices in the area of food technology, entrepreneurship and management.To carry out R&D in frontier areas, develop world-class technologies and assist the government in policy making on food processing.To be a prime academic institution in the areas of food technology, entrepreneurship and management, NIFTEM would offer courses and training programmes of global standards with optimal mix of inputs on food technology, management and entrepreneurship.To offer continual training to the industry to enhance their skill and be updated on global trends in food research and technology by consultation with the stakeholders.
Vice ChancellorDr. Ajit Kumar
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