NUMBER OF SEATS :30 Only for each academic year.





POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CULINARY ARTS is a One Year Full Time course being offered under the Faculty of Technology, Osmania University, Hyderabad. The duration of the course is one academic year consisting of two semesters of minimum 16 weeks of instruction per semester.



A candidate for admission to the One Year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Culinary Arts must have passed the Bachelor in Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Bachelor of Business Management / Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel / Hospitality (with a minimum of two years of Food Production instruction), Graduates in Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Business Administration (Hotel, Hospitality and Tourism streams) with at least two years of instruction in food production, B.Sc. Hotel Management, B.A. in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Graduates from any recognized University.


  • Candidates who have appeared for their final exams in the respective streams can aslo apply. However the admission is subject to clearing the qualifying examination.
  • Non Resident Indians (NRI) / Foriegn 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.





  • An admission process will generally start in the month of April / May each academic year for which notification will be released in leading national dailies of the country as well on the internet. The college website is updated from time to time and all the details will be made available to the aspiring candidates.
  • Application Form can be availed from the academyís Administration Office on payment of RS. 1000/-(One Thousound Indian Rupees Only) in cash or Demand Draft drawn in favour of Paragon Educational Society, payable at Hyderabad or or by scaning the QR code and UPI ID in the Application form.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).
  • Thirty candidates will be enrolled in the month of June based on their performance in the overall selection process which includes an All India Entrance Examination which will be held only in HYDERABAD followed by a Group Discussion Round, Personal Interview and a Trade Test. (3 course Continental menu comprising of a starter, soup and main course).
  • If selected, the candidates will have to enrol themselves in the month of June by paying full-prescribed fee and submitting all the relevant original certificates.
  • Candidate should submit a physical fitness certificate by a registered medical practitioner in the enclosed format.




Gastronomy and Culture, Cruise Line Operations, Visual Foods, Safety Sanitation and Crisis Management.



Exclusive A'la Carte, Dessert Plating Trends, International Bread Making, Food Sculpture.



Advanced Baking and International Confectionery, Kitchen Operations and Management, Global Cuisine Trends, Food Production Facility Planning and Design.



Advanced Culinary Sculptures, Pastry and Confectionery Centre Pieces, Bulk Food Plating (Table Díhote), Futuristic Foods.


Application Form is availed from the academy’s Administration Office on payment of RS. 1000/-(One Thousound Indian Rupees Only) in cash or D.D. drawn in favour of Paragon Educational Society, payable at Hyderabad or by scaning the QR code and UPI ID in the Application form.

Application form can also be downloaded from our website & the filled in Application form has to be sent accompanied with D.D of RS. 1000/-(One Thousound Indian Rupees Only) drawn in favour of Paragon Educational Society, payable at Hyderabad or by scaning the QR code and UPI ID in the Application form



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1.When will the Entrance Examination be held?


All India Entrance Examination will be conducted in the month of June every academic year. However the academy will inform the actual date and time to all candidates well in advance in order to make travel arrangements to reach Hyderabad.


2.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 Post Graduate Diploma in Culinary Arts by Osmania University.


3.How many candidates will be selected? Are there any reservations?

30 Candidates will be selected and all the quotas of reservations as underlined by Government of India/Government of Andhra Pradesh will be strictly adhered to.


4.What is mode of selection?

After applying the candidate will be required to under go a written test, group discussion round and a personal interview. The three stages will be completed on the day of the written Examination itself and candidates will also have to undergo a 3 course continental menu trade test as part of the selection procedure.

5.What is the Dress code for the Entrance Examination/Personal Interview?

Candidate should present themselves in formal dress code and should be well groomed for the personal interview. Eg: For Male Candidates: Light coloured shirt, Dark trouser, Matching tie and Black Oxford Shoes.

For Female Candidates: Formal salwar kameez or saree.

For Trade test please bring your chef coat, trouser (Black or White & Black checks) & tool kit.


6.What will be the format for the written test?

It will be 50 marks objective type/multiple choice examination covering culinary & food production related topics.


7.What topics will be included in the group discussion?

Topics for Group Discussion will be given 1 hour in advance and the senior students of the academy will also do a presentation to the candidates attending Group Discussion for the first time.


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

RS 45,000/- 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 in the college.


9.Who is the Person to be contacted for any other information?

All admission related information is available in the prospectus, website and also given during counselling, however if the candidate needs any other information he/she can contact Mr. S. A. Attique -Admission Counsellor.

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