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Bachelor of Science in International Culinary Arts

4 year full-time program (including internship)

Work-study mode option available

Degree awarded by Gurugram University, Gurugram, Haryana

The program provides an essential blend of theory and practical exposure to make a successful career in the culinary domain of the hospitality sector. The initial phase of the program provides an opportunity to acquire fundamental skills, which further leads to opting for specialisation in Pan Asian or Continental cuisine or Bakery and Confectionery.

The program has a unique combination of culinary skills and entrepreneurial modules, the combination helps to build entrepreneurial acumen and encourage learners to culinary startups and food businesses, as a result, the learner is encouraged to set up their own businesses in the form of bakery, café, satellite kitchen, restaurant, pizzeria etc.

It also opens traditional opportunities to work in hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, and airlines; however, the introduction of contemporary modules also creates opportunities in the field of food photography, food blogging, food connoisseurs etc.

The NEP (National Education Policy 2023) compliant program structure also offers a research-focused year 4 for those interested in building research competencies and related career pathways.

Special Highlights

Applied learning through on-campus farms, herb garden, fish pond, dairy farm, student-managed food trucks and student-led events.

Academic partnership with IHG, world’s largest hotel company, in the form of an IHG Academy

Demonstrated record of placement at global hospitality chains like Accor, InterContinental Hotels Group, Starwood, Hyatt, Oberoi, J. W. Marriot, Taj Hotels & Resorts, and Carlson

International leadership certification

Entrepreneurship pathways through management focused courses

Work-study mode option available

Numerous ‘Employee of the Month’ and ‘Gold Awards’ have been won by the students during the Supervised Work Experience (SWE) training

Record of merit-based full year paid internships in England, France, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius, Germany, and India

Master the art of Pan Asian Cuisine, Continental Flair or Bakery delivered by Internationally acclaimed master chefs

100 percent placements at management trainee/management positions in leading organizations

Many alumni have started successful entrepreneurial ventures

Eligibility and Admission Criteria

Class 12 of the Indian School System with minimum 50% (in best 4 subjects) in CBSE, ICSE or equivalent accreditation. (Given the cancellation of class 12th board exams, we are processing all applicants based on their pre-board results.)

Test to establish aptitude and an interview will be conducted

Selection is based on a personal interview and aptitude test

A candidate can either fill the online application form or download it from the website and send the duly filled application form to the address mentioned on the form along with a draft of Rs.1500 drawn in the favour of “Umak Educational Trust” payable at Gurugram. Candidate can also obtain the application form from the Institute’s Admission Office by depositing Rs.1500 in cash

Semester 1

Food Production & Culinary Arts Basics

Basics of Bakery & Confectionary

Food and Beverage Service operation Basics

Food Hygiene and Sanitation (HACCP)

Introduction to Hospitality Marketing

Soft Skills and Personality Development

Value Added Course (From Pool of Courses)

Semester 2

European Cuisine

Sweets and Desserts | Basic Skills

Regional Indian Cuisine

Finance Basics

Digital Marketing

Branding Self and Effective Communication

Value Added Course (From Pool of Courses)

Semester 3

Supervised Work Experience (SWE)

Semester 4

Cuisines and Cultures of India and Mediterranean Regions

Bakery & Confectionary (Advanced)

The Art of Vegetarian & Vegan Cooking

Manage your POS (Food Production Management)

Research Methods (Research Project)

Value Added Course (From Pool of Courses)

Semester 5

Pan Asian Cooking

Culinary Research and Development

Garde Manger (Cold Kitchen)

Pre-plated & Specialty Desserts

Entrepreneurship in Food Packaging & Processing Industries

Facility Planning and Services Design

Culinary Events Management

WSET Level 1 Training and Certification

Semester 6

Specialized Work Experience

Semester 7

On the Job Training/Project Report and Viva Voce

Semester 8

Entrepreneurial Event/Academic Research Project

  • Year
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Vedatya Fee(₹)
  • 3,89,400
  • 3,89,400
  • 3,89,400
  • 3,89,400



Note: Inclusive of all taxes, if applicable. Taxes are subject to revision as per the statutory policy of the government of India.

Terms and Conditions

A refundable programme security deposit of Rs. 15,000 will be paid at the time of admission. This is fully refundable when the student completes the programme or for some reason when he/she leaves the programme

If a student leaves the program in the middle of an academic year, then he/she is liable to pay half the annual fee for the particular year

International trip opportunity can be availed at an extra cost as communicated closer to the departure date

Learning resources are provided/facilitated by the institute at extra cost

A one-time charge of Rs. 35,000 + 18% GST is payable before the programme’s commencement towards the uniform and culinary kit

Fee Refund Policy

The registration fee is refundable only in case the candidate fails or does not meet the 50% marks requirement (in best 4 subjects) in class XII or equivalent exams. It will not be refunded under any other circumstances

In case a student fails to join the programme or withdraws from the programme after the course has started, then only the refundable security deposit will be refunded (after completing a no due clearance process)

Placement & Internship Highlights

We let our record of 20+ years speak for itself.

26% of graduates placed in management trainee positions (the fast track to becoming a general manager) against an industry average of 2%

Placements in over 12 top domestic and international hospitality brands such as The Oberoi, The Westin, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Radisson Blu, etc.

Over 55% placements in “Front Office” and “F & B Service” departments across 14 different cities in India and abroad


Placements in “Sales & Marketing”, “Human Resource” and “Revenue” departments for students opting for non-operating role

Rs. 45,000 monthly stipend for students interning in France with Michelin star chefs

Internships in 13 countries around the world including – France, Mauritius, UAE and India

Internships across 27 different organizations that includes both multinational hotels (IHG, The Oberoi, Radisson, etc.) and boutique properties

Internships across at least 22 brands that include The Oberoi, The Westin, JW Marriott, Radisson and ITC



Student Internship Stories

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    Amandeep Singh Gill
    PICA Graduate | 2020
    Internship Trainee at Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas - subai, United Arab Emirates
  • Anamika Roy - PICA 2021 Graduate
    Anamika Roy
    PICA Graduate | 2021
    Industrial Trainee at Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi
  • Jewel Sharma PICA 2021 Graduate
    Jewel Sharma
    PICA Graduate | 2021
    Intern at The Oberoi Hotels & Resorts - India
  • Yasha Satija PICA 2021 Graduate
    Yasha Satija
    PICA Graduate | 2021
    Intern at H8 Collection - Hotel Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France
  • Tanya Chhabra PICA 2021 Graduate
    Tanya Chhabra
    PICA Graduate | 2021
    Intern Mauritius


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