Programme in International Culinary Arts | PICA

Specialization in general cookery

3 year full-time program (including 1 year internship) | Degree awarded by IGNOU

About the Course

The Programme in International Culinary Arts course is offered by Vedatya.

Hospitality industry offers a rewarding pathway for future aspirants looking to advance their career in the culinary domain. With the growth of hospitality sector, demand for qualified chefs has also increased. The industry is facing acute shortage of skilled manpower to contribute to future growth. Various initiatives have showcased the issue so far; however, it has not been handled effectively. The culinary programme offered by Vedatya is an endeavor to bridge the gap by providing structured training support to future culinary leaders. It provides an essential blend of theory with practical exposure to make a successful career in the culinary domain of the hospitality sector.

The specialized culinary programme will act as a stepping stone for budding chefs who want to advance their career in the vibrant sphere of culinary arts. The initial phase of the programme provides an opportunity to acquire fundamental skills. Progressing to advance stage learners will further strengthen their skills and get ready to work in a commercial culinary environment.


Program Structure

Semester 1

Food Production & Culinary Arts

Bakery and Confectionary

Basic Skills

F&B Service Operations

Basic Skills

Word Processing & Spread Sheet Skills

Effective Communication & Personality Development

Semester 2

Food Production & Culinary Arts

Sweets and Desserts

Basic Skills

Hospitality Finance

Basic Skills

Kitchen Planning and Design

Effective Communication & Personality Development

Semester 3

Supervised Work Experience (SWE) | Portfolio

Semester 4

Cuisines and Cultures of India & Mediterranean Region

Garde Manger


[ Food Sociology & Anthropology ]

Future of Food

[ Technology & Human Resourcel Single Credit ]

Digital Food Marketing

[ Single Credit ]

Semester 5

A-la Carte Cooking

[ Modern Indian & Pan Asian Cooking ]

Culinary Research and Dev.

Entrepreneurship in Food Production & Packaging Industries

Slow Food & Sustainable Practices

Future of Chefs

[ Single Credit ]

Digital Food Marketing

Semester 6

Supervised Work Experience (SWE) | Portfolio

Final Placement


  • Class 12 of the Indian School System with minimum 50% (in best 4 subjects) in CBSE, ICSE or equivalent accreditation
  • A candidate can either fill 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 the application fee draft 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 the application fee in cash
  • Selection is based on personal interview and written test


Fee Structure


Install. 1

(Jun. 7th)

Install. 2

(Oct. 7th)

Install. 3

(Feb. 7th)



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Year 2





Year 3







  • GST @18% and any other applicable taxes are additional. Taxes are subject to revision as per the statutory policy of the government of India
  • First installment is payable as per the date communicated in the offer letter

Terms & Conditions

  • A refundable programme security deposit of Rs. 15,000 is to 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
  • A one-time charge of Rs. 15,000 (inclusive of taxes) is payable before the programme's commencement towards a uniform and culinary kit
  • Any taxes as applicable by law are not included in fees and will be charged additionally
  • 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

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
  • Fee once paid is not refundable except the security deposit



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Abhimanyu Ghuliani

2013 Graduate | Chef, The Oberoi, New Delhi

Vedatya is my identity. It has made me the individual that I am today. I was given a perfect mix of international & domestic industry work exposure and classroom case based studies. It was completely an adventurous experience of learning via practical sessions, interactive lectures and conducting events. I was provided with many opportunities of interacting with Industry's best. Even after finishing my course and being a part of the real world, still at every step, I seek the advice from my mentors back at Vedatya. The institute has not only provided me with the best of opportunities across the globe but also transformed me to a better individual. I am always grateful to Vedatya and my mentors & coaches to guide me at every step and for being my alma-mater.


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Akshit Dhingra

2013 Graduate | Chef, Angelina Paris, Dubai

Being a part of Vedatya family, I have set up myself as a winning professional in the recent times by executing my skills acquired from my academic qualifications and practical experiences in the ever active Vedatya. I have raised myself as a professional in the past recent years not only by learning cooking skills, but also gaining an highly professional management skills for an organization with the support of highly skilled Vedatya faculty.




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