International Culinary Arts

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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Culinary Arts

4 year full-time program (including internship)

Work-study mode option available

Degree awarded by Gurugram University, Gurugram, Haryana

The culinary program offered by Vedatya is an endeavor to bridge the industry gap by providing structured training support to future culinary leaders.

The course provides applied orientation to students through culinary infrastructure that includes professional-grade kitchens, on-campus farms, a herb garden, a fish pond, and a dairy farm. Sustainable farming through these resources offers a unique opportunity for the students to practice “farm-to-fork” principles. International and domestic internships with multi-national brands, including Michelin-star restaurants, are another resource for applied learning.

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 specialized culinary program will act as a stepping stone for budding chefs who want to advance their careers in the vibrant sphere of culinary arts. The initial phase of the program provides an opportunity to acquire fundamental skills.

The course provides applied orientation to students through culinary infrastructure including sustainable farms on campus that offer a unique opportunity for the students to practice “farm-to-fork” principles.

International and domestic internships with multinational brands, including Michelin-star restaurants, are another resource for applied learning.

The program includes modules on entrepreneurship, food photography, blogging, the future of chefs, sociology, and anthropology. The field trips also provide an opportunity to explore gastronomy and food influences.

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

Compete in university and hospitality industry-relevant competition

Demonstrated record of over two decades of excellence in academics and research

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

Self-organized well received food festivals and events created and executed by students

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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