B.S.C (Culinary Art)

B.Sc (Culinary Art)

About the Programme

The Bachelor of Science program in Culinary Art is offered jointly by the Indian Culinary Institute and the Indira Gandhi National Open University. The Three-Year (Six Semester) course equips students with all the required skills, knowledge and attitude to efficiently discharge responsibilities in the Hospitality sector as chef/ kitchen management. The program also involves in-depth laboratory/ Kitchen work for students to acquire required knowledge and skill standards in the operational areas of Food Production, Food Handling, Hygiene and food safety standard. It also provides managerial inputs for kitchen management and food costing.


Global growth and development of tourism have opened up innumerable openings. As a result, the graduating students of ICI can look forward to career opportunities as;

Chef in Hotel and allied hospitality industry;

Kitchen Management positions in Hotels after initial stint as trainee;

Flight Kitchens services;

Indian Navy Hospitality services;

Management Trainee/Executive in international and national fast food chains;

Hospital and Institutional Catering;

Faculty in Hotel Management/ICI/Food Craft Institutes;

Kitchen Management in Shipping and Cruise lines;

Railway Hospitality and Catering Services;

Hotels and Guest Houses run by State Tourism Development Corporations;

Self-employment through entrepreneurship and

Nutrition Expert

Food Photography

Cruise lines

Food related business houses


A pass in 10+2 system of Senior Secondary examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects. Candidate must have passed English as a subject of study (core/elective/functional) in the qualifying examination.

Those appearing in 10+2 or equivalent examination can also appear in JEE 2016 on provisional basis. Provisional admission will stand cancelled if proof of having passed the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent) is not submitted at the time of admission or latest by 30.09.2016

For candidates from General and OBC categories, upper age limit is 22 years as on 01.08.2016. Candidates born on or after August 01, 1994 are eligible. In the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates, upper age limit is 25 years as on 01.08.2016. That is SC/ST candidates born on or after August 01, 1991 are eligible. Upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC.

As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them. Benefit of reservation shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective Central List published by the Government of India. The reservation of seats shall be as under:

1. Scheduled caste 15%
2. Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
3. Other Backward Class 27%
(3% of seats across the board are reserved for Physically Disabled candidates)


Components 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester 5th Semester 6th Semester
Admission Fee 1000 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Tuition Fee 70000 70000 70000 70000 70000 70000
IGNOU Fee 4500 - 4500 - 4500 -
Examination Fee 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
Caution Money 2500 NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
TOTAL 80000 72000 76500 72000 76500 72000


There are 30 seats for the 2016-19 batch at Tirupati centre.

Note: 5% to 10% extra seats may be offered to offset no shows and dropouts.

Limited hostel facility is available.