NUMBER OF SEATS :60 Only for each academic year.





BACHELOR OF CATERING TECHNOLOGY AND CULINARY ARTS (BCT&CA) is a Three Year Full Time course being offered under the Faculty of Technology, Osmania University, Hyderabad. The duration of the course is three academic years consisting of one year and four semesters of minimum 36 weeks of instruction in a year and 16 weeks of instruction per semester.




  • Candidate should be of minimum 17 years of age at the time of commencement of the course.
  • A pass in 10+2 scheme approved by the Osmania University, Hyderabad with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in any stream.
  • Candidates who have appeared Intermediate (10+2) / XII Std. examination or equivalent can also apply for BCT&CA course and the admission is subject to clearing the qualifying examination.
  • Candidate for whom English is not their medium of instruction must demonstrate competency in English in the selection procedure .
  • Non Resident Indians (NRI) / Foreign students should submit their relevant documents while applying for the course. The entire process of admission will be handled by the Dean Foreign Affairs, Osmania University, Hyderabad.




  • An admission notification is published in leading national dailies of the country and on the internet.
  • Application Form can be availed from the Academy's Administration Office on payment of Rs. 500/- in cash or by sending a Demand Draft drawn in favour of Paragon Educational Society, payable at Hyderabad.
  • Candidates who have appeared Intermediate (10+2) / XII Std. examination or equivalent can also apply for BCT&CA course and the admission is subject to clearing the qualifying examination.
  • Candidate for whom English is not their medium of instruction must demonstrate competency in English in the selection procedure .
  • Candidates fulfilling the entry criteria and who have applied by filling the application form with photocopies of all relevant certificates will be called for the selection process. (Date will be intimated as and when finalized).
  • Sixty candidates will be enrolled in the month of June every academic year based on their performance in the overall selection process which includes an All India Entrance Examination held in HYDERABAD followed by a Group Discussion Round and Personal Interview.
  • All selected candidates will have to enroll themselves in the month of June by paying full-prescribed fee and submitting all relevant Original Certificates.
  • Candidate should submit a physical fitness certificate by a registered medical practitioner in the enclosed format.







Fundamentals of Food Production, Food & Beverage Service, Accommodation Operations, Front Office, Culinary French, Communicative English, Hygiene & Sanitation, Environmental Studies, Basic Computer Applications.



Basic Training Kitchen, Food & Beverage Service, Accommodation Operations, Front Office, Basic Computer Applications.



Principles of Indian Gastronomy, Baking Principles & Pattisserie, Food & Beverage Matching-I, Nutrition & Food Science, Culinary French, Principles of Management & Organizational Behaviour, Computer Applications, Basic Accountancy.



Indian Regional Bulk Cooking, Contemporary Cakes, Desserts & Breads, Food & Beverage Matching - I, Computer Applications.




16 - Weeks Industrial Exposure Training & Project Presentation





Culinary Art & Concepts, European Confectionery, Food & Beverage Matching - II, Labour Legislation & Hotel Law.




International Baking, Materials Management, Sales & Marketing Management, Cuisine Facility Planning & Design.


Advanced Edible Sculpture & Culinary Arts, International Visual Confectionery, Bread Art, Oriental & Fareastern Cuisine.



Application Form is availed from the academy’s Administration Office on payment of RS. 500/- in cash or D.D. drawn in favour of Paragon Educational Society, payable at Hyderabad.

Application form can also be downloaded from our website & the filled in Application form has to be sent accompanied with D.D of RS. 500/- drawn in favour of Paragon Educational Society, payable at Hyderabad.


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The word "Culinary" is defined as something related to, or connected with cooking. Culinary artists are responsible for skillfully preparing meals that are as pleasing to the palate and to the eye. A culinarian (a chef) is a person indulged in culinary arts. A good Culinarian is required to have knowledge of food science and an understanding of diet and nutrition.


2.How is the course "BCT & CA" different from "Hotel Management courses"??

Hotel Management course give an insight of all the departments of the hotel thereby making it very generalized. BCT&CA is more focused towards Food and Food Production. Students are taught the basics of cooking and within three years are groomed to become future chefs. To be more precise it's a specialization in the existing hotel management courses with more orientation towards food production.


3.What are the career prospects one can opt after pursuing this course?

Students passing out of the course can pursue careers in hotel industry, airline catering, institutional catering, railway catering, industrial / hospital catering, food photography, entrepreneurship, cruise lines, food related business houses, culinary consultants, teaching etc.


4.Is the course recognized?

The academy is affiliated to the Osmania University, Hyderabad & Approved by Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education. On successful completion of the course student is awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Catering Technology & Culinary Arts by Osmania University.

5.Do you guarantee placements?

Every deserving candidate of the college will be given ample opportunities to get him / herself placed. We guarantee that minimum of ten companies will visit the campus for recruitment and getting selected is the sole responsibility of the candidate. NO COLLEGE CAN GUARANTEE JOBS if they say so you need to be careful.CAI has always believed that jobs are not that important but 'Careers' are.


6.Is the institute tied up/attached to any hotel?

The institute is not attached to any hotel or a group of hotels, However, we are recognized by all the major hotel chains in India & Abroad. The Oberoi's, Taj Group of Hotels, ITC Welcomgroup, The Hyatt, The Leela, Hilton, Sheraton, The Park, Marriott, Park Hyatt, Starwood Hotels, P&O Cruises - UK, Princess Cruises - USA, Pullmantur Cruises - Spain, Costa Cruise Lines - Italy etc., are few of the companies which visit the campus for training & job recruitment.


7.What are the other activities that happen in the college?

Apart from academics the students are encouraged in cultural, sports & literary activities for an overall personality development. Participation in the Culinary Competitions at local, national and international level is encouraged all through the program. Students are encouraged not only in culinary contests but also in all other competitions.


8.How many girl candidates join this course?

Girl candidates are very much in demand especially as chefs. Due to odd shift timings & rigorous work only the determined, interested & hard working candidates opt for the course. On an average we have 15% girls in a batch.


9.What will be the fee structure for the course?

RS. 40,000/- per annum (University prescribed tuition fees). However the candidate have to procure uniforms, tool kit, study materials, journals, two- piece suit and also should pay additionally for the working lunch provided at the college. The final and total figure for the complete academic year will be provided along with the application form.


10.Are there any other costs involved apart from the fee for the course?

Students are given periodic assignments and projects for which they have to bear the cost. In the 2nd year 2nd semester the students have to submit a Project made in Flash on the allotted topic as part of their curriculum. Apart from this they have to bear the examination fee /charges as prescribed by the university.


11.Do you provide hostel facility?

Yes. The institute is attached with a 30-bed hostel. It is mandatory for all the out station candidates to stay in the hostel in the first year.


12.What is this Industrial Training all about?

As part of the curriculum a student has to complete a 16 weeks of industrial exposure training in the 2nd year 2nd semester in reputed hotels of India. The academy takes the responsibility of providing Industrial Training. During the training the student is paid a stipend. However he will have to bear the expenses for accommodation, conveyance and food. Food on duty will be provided by the organization.

CULINARY ACADEMY OF INDIA Affiliated to OsmaniaUniversity
6-3-1219/6A, Umanagar, Begumpet,
Hyderabad - 16, A.P., India.