The Indira Gandhi National Open University is all set to launch a host of degree and diploma programmes in catering, culinary arts, and food production.
The programmes will be offered by the University’s upcoming Institute of Culinary Arts and aspirants can enroll either in three-year degree programme in culinary arts, culinary management and catering technology or one-year diploma programmes in food production and patisserie as well as food processing.
There is a wide spectrum of programmes waiting to be launched once the institute starts functioning soon. Additional programmes and courses will be added every year. The University also plans to come up with eight new short-term certificate courses, which would last for a week, targeted mainly for housewives. A Master’s in Culinary Administration (MCA) programme would also be launched soon on the lines of Masters of Business Administration.
A doctorate programme in culinary management will also be available to interested candidates, involving strategic courses to take Indian cuisine to greater commercial levels of excellence. An entrepreneurial course would offer self-employment opportunities to many students.