IGNOU to offer culinary and catering courses

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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is planning to launch several degree and diploma programs in catering, culinary arts, and food production according to Univeristy officials. The courses will be offered by the university’s upcoming Institute of Culinary Arts.

Aspirants can enrol either in a three year degree course in culinary arts, culinary management and catering technology or a one year diploma course in food production and patisserie, as well as food processing.

“There is a wide spectrum of courses waiting to be launched once the institute starts its functioning soon. Additional courses will be added every year,” added the official.

The university also plans to come up with eight new certificate courses which would last for a week, targeted mainly for housewives. A Master in Culinary Administration (MCA) course would also be launched soon on the lines of Masters of Business Administration.

“A doctorate course 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,” added the official.