ADDRESS
Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts (SSCA)

Constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU),
3rd Floor SIT Bldg, Hill Base Campus,
Symbiosis Knowledge Village,
Gram- Lavale, Taluka- Mulshi, Dist- Pune 412115,
(Indian Students) : 020-39116330/ 31
(International Students) : 020-25671905
(Indian Students) : info@ssca.edu.in
: www.ssca.edu.in

Introduction

Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts (SSCA) is a constituent of Symbiosis International University, founded in 1996, and is the first school fully dedicated in offering qualifications in culinary science and arts in the country. SSCA is established with a view to cater to the need of the Food industry to have specialized culinary professionals.

Food service is among the fastest developing sector in the world. With the Indian food industry growing at 11 % annually, it is expected to touch Rs. 408,040 crores by 2018. This projected growth is expected to throw open many opportunities for Indian students to pursue career in food service industry. During the last decade, culinary has emerged as a preferred career option in the food service industry.

It takes a well-rounded and planned education to run a food service operation. Along with knowledge of culinary arts, it is also important to know how to manage people, control costs and attract customers in order to succeed in this increasingly competitive industry.

Keeping in view the increasing demand for specialized programme in Culinary Arts, SSCA offers a three- year, full-time B.SC programme in Culinary Arts. This BSc Culinary Arts degree programme prepares students for a wide range of career options such as Chefs, Chef Managers, food critics, food photographers, entrepreneurs, concept developers for health foods, culinary advisors and Celebrity Chefs.

The programme is highly interactive and practical oriented. Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the Chair Professor of this school and has team of professional chefs to train youngsters for a skilled and grueling culinary profession. SSCA offers its students the most conducive environment for studying and research. Seminars by celebrity chefs, workshops, summer projects and industry visits are incorporated as part of academics. SSCA also focuses on the personality development of the students and grooms them for future challenges in life.

Symbiosis believes in industry and academia interaction at all stages of student development and as a part of our curricula, the students undergo well planned and monitored internship in collaboration with leading hotel and food industry organisations.

Innovation in culinary field, adaptability, business ethics and social responsibility are emphasized to develop students into becoming leaders as well as responsible citizens.

Vision

Promoting International understanding through quality education

Mission

  • To inculcate spirit of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (The world is one family)
  • To contribute towards knowledge generation and dissemination
  • To promote ethical and value-based learning
  • To foster the spirit of national development
  • To inculcate cross cultural sensitization
  • To develop global competencies amongst students
  • To nurture creativity and encourage entrepreneurship
  • To enhance employability and contribute to human resource development
  • To promote health and wellness amongst students, and the staff & community
  • To instill sensitivity amongst the youth towards the community and environment
  • To produce thought provoking leaders for the society

INFRASTRUCTURE

Culinary Labs

SSCA have state of the art and highly sophisticated culinary labs, each dedicated to specific learning by the students. All our kitchen labs and the support areas, spread over 12,000 sq ft area, have been designed specifically like professional kitchens, replete with modern and latest equipment for practical learning.

  • Foundation Kitchen Lab
  • Bakery Lab
  • Chocolate and Confectionery Lab
  • Demo Kitchen Lab
  • Receiving Area and Dry Storage Area
  • Walk-in Cold Room and Deep Freezer
  • Walk Through Corridors and Food Display
  • Training Restaurant
  • Demo Bar/ Coffee Bar

Class Rooms:

SSCA has spacious theory classrooms with LCD projector, facility of collar mikes and a public address system. Ours is a fully Wi-Fi enabled campus.

Library and Reading Room:

Our library houses some of the finest collections of Culinary Books and course specific books, culinary history books, books on Sociology and Anthropology of Gastronomy, Food and Nutrition, food related periodicals, journals, newspapers, hygiene and sanitation training CDs & DVDs, etc.

Audio Visual Room and Conference Hall:

For presentations by corporate representatives during conduct of workshop for placement, or for presentations by faculty and non-teaching staff members we have an Audio Visual Room. For the purpose of conducting meeting/discussions a separate Conference Hall is available.

Canteen, Mess, Hostel and Campus facility

Cafeteria – The campus houses a cafeteria which serves multi-cuisine food.

Mess - The campus has a mess, which serves vegetarian as well as non- vegetarian breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner.

Hostel – At Present, hostel has triple bed sharing, well furnished rooms with Wi-Fi facility, hot and cold water facilities throughout the day, attached bath and toilets, generator backup, indoor games/recreations rooms with TV, guest rooms, housekeeping and round-the clock security. Because of shortage of accommodation facilities, hostel is allotted on the basis of first-come first-serve basis.

Convenience store – The campus has an in-house convenience store for access to necessities.

Reprography Centre – The campus has a reprography center which helps students with supply of necessary stationery, photocopying and print facilities.

Gymnasium – The campus has a gym set up with all latest equipment. Outdoor sports facility- Outdoor sports facility for playing basketball, volleyball, football and cricket are available within our campus area.

Outdoor sports facility- Outdoor sports facility for playing basketball, volleyball, football

Health Care Centre - We have a health care center on campus with one doctor and medical staff. The students use this facility to undergo their health checkup every year.

ATM - ATM in the campus for the facility of students, faculty and staff.

Café Coffee Day has installed an outlet on the campus, which serves coffee and, snacks to students.

PROGRAMME OFFERED

Bachelor of Science- (BSc) Culinary Arts

Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts offers three years BSc Culinary Arts programme as a non- residential course under the aegis of Symbiosis International University. The programme prepares students for the wide and ever growing culinary profession. The programme is highly interactive and practical oriented. Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the Chair Professor of this school and has team of professional chefs to train youngsters for a skilled and grueling culinary profession. Symbiosis believes in industry and academia interaction at all stages of student development and as a part of our curricula, the students undergo well planned and monitored internship in collaboration with leading hotel and food industry organisations.

Orientation and Pedagogy:

The study of fact, theory and concept is not sufficient to educate a culinarian. The individual must have the opportunity to see the skills, processes and ingredients in action, and to practice them. Culinary Skills are a great combination of the art and science and these skills can only be learned in practice.

Pedagogy at SSCA, Pune is largely based on this principle and is a mix of many learning methodologies. Apart from the usual chalk-n-talk, there is a conscious effort to make the sessions interactive by using case studies and references of latest developments in the culinary field. The pedagogy at SSCA is designed to incorporate the appropriate practical components to have a thorough grounding in the art and science of culinary preparation.

In addition, students are encouraged to undertake multiple hands-on projects to hone their research and analytical skills. Latest state of the art equipment and techniques are used wherever possible. Ample guest lectures are organized by inviting Specialists Chefs and Leading Celebrity Chefs for classroom inputs and demonstrations. Field visits to relevant areas of culinary skills are also a regular feature. SSCA also offers an opportunity to the students to get a first-hand feel in growing and management of the herb garden and food shows.

PROFILE OF PAST STUDENTS:

An important principle at Symbiosis is commitment to diversity. The difference in opinions, convictions, economic background, gender, colour and nationality brings life to our campus community and fosters tolerance. The environment causes intellectual churning and therefore brings out the best in our students.

CAREER PROSPECTS

After completing the programme students can pursue higher education in any of the premier management institutes in India or abroad. Students who do not wish to pursue further studies will have placement opportunities in various areas such as Finance, Marketing, Sales, Human Resource Management and Environmental Management. One of our important aims is to capacitate and motivate our students to be budding entrepreneurs.

Eligibility for Admission

Indian Students:

1. Passed 10 + 2 examinations with at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category)
2. Good scores/ranks in any one of the following entrance exams. Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) or National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT)-JEE.
3. IB students are exempt from appearing for Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) in May. They will however appear for a similar test on the day of their Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT) at SSCA.

International Students: (NRI/PIO/Foreign Nationals)

1. Passed 10 + 2 examinations. Do not have to appear for entrance exam (SET/JEE) in India. International Student’s eligibility as per SCEI norms. Please follow the link – http://scie.ac.in

IB / Cambridge Board (IGC SE) Students:

Following eligibility rules will be followed for according equivalent to school level certificate IB/ Cambridge board Student.

IB Board:

The candidate must have been awarded full IB Diploma as a qualification for the entry level. The professional course at the institute and is required to have passed the subjects with minimum score of 24 credits and completion of other mandatory requirements for award of IB Diploma. DP Course Certificate by IB shall not be qualifying for equivalence.

IGCSE Examinations:

A candidate intending to join professional course at the institute must have passed a minimum of 5 subjects including English at minimum of ordinary level (O level) in A, B or C grade. The conversions of IB and IGCSE Examination grades to the score that are suggested on the AIU (Association of Indian Universities) web portal.

Reservation with Sanctioned Intake:

Scheduled Caste: 15%

Scheduled Tribe: 75%

Differently able Students: 3%

Policy of Admission against Vacant Seats under Reserved Category:

In case some seats remain vacant in reserved categories, these will be converted to General category after seeking approval from Vice-Chancellor of Symbiosis International University.

Over And Above Sanctioned Intake:

Kashmiri Migrants: 2 Seats

International Students: (NCI/ Foreign/ PIO) : 15%

Admission Process- SSCA

For Cambridge, HSC, ISC, CBSE, NIOS, Respective State Boards Curriculum Students

For Students graduating 12th from India (Cambridge, HSC, ISC, CBSE, and Respective State Boards) the applicant is required to undergo the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET). The SET exam is mandatory to qualify for next stage in admission to SSCA. Please log into www.set-test.org for registration. You have to pay Rs.1500/- as SET registration fee.

Or

If you have appeared for National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT)-JEE 2017 and have secured ranking then you are exempt from appearing for SET. Your JEE rank will be considered for next stage in admission to SSCA. The applicant must fill out 'NCHMCT-JEE Rank holder students SSCA online application form'. This includes payment of Rs. 1000/- SSCA application fee. NCHMCT-JEE Rank holder students SSCA application deadline: 14th May, 2017


For IB Curriculum Students

IB students are exempt from appearing for SET in May. They will however appear for a similar test on the day of their PIWAT at SSCA.

The applicant must fill out the 'IB students SSCA online application form'. This includes payment of Rs.1500/- SIU Test Fee and Rs. 1000/- SSLA application fee. SSLA application deadline: 14th May, 2017.

All IB students will be called for the Personal Interaction & Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT) since they do not appear for SET. However, to make up for the SET, they will have to sit for a test on the day of the PI-WAT. This extra test for IB students will test applicants on roughly the same parameters as the SET, i.e. basic mathematics, analytical thinking and English language. This test will be in addition to the personal interaction & writing ability test.


For International Students (Foreign Nationals, NRI, PIO, and OCI):

International Students are exempt from appearing for Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET).

Please visit the Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) website for admissions details.

Click on the 'Undergraduate Admissions Procedure' tab under the 'Admissions' tab for complete details.

Please note that all international admissions are handled solely by SCIE and not by SSCA. For any information regarding / clarifications regarding the same, please contact SCIE on the email / phone numbers provided on their website. http://scie.ac.in

IMPORTANT DATES

SET EXAM NCHMCT JEE 2017 IB Board
Online Registrations for SET commences 26th December 2016 Dec-16 IB students are exempt from appearing for SET in May. They will however appear for a similar test on the day of their PIWAT at SSCA.
SET Test Registration closes April 13, 2017 Mar-17
SET Test payment closes April 17, 2017. April ,2017
SET Test 2017 May 06,2017
Morning Session :- 9.30 am to 12.00noon
Afternoon Session :- 2.30 pm to 5.00pm
NCHMCT JEE 2017 - April 2017 (4th Saturday)
SET Test Result May 19,2017 (3rd Week )May , 2017
Online payment closes for institutes May 14, 2017 May 14, 2017 May 14, 2017
Declaration of institute short Listing for PI-WAT May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017
Conduct of PI-WAT

Delhi- 27 & 28 May 2017

Kolkata - 30 &31 May 2017

Pune - 3 & 4 June 2017

Delhi - 27 & 28 May 2017

Kolkata - 30 &31 May 2017

Pune - 3 & 4 June 2017

Delhi - 27 & 28 May 2017

Kolkata - 30 &31 May 2017

Pune - 3 & 4 June 2017

Declaration of institute Merit List June 7 ,2017 June 7 ,2017 June 7 ,2017
Last Date for Payment of 1st Instalments June 15, 2017 June 15, 2017 June 15, 2017
Reporting to SSCA July 1st, 2017 July 1st, 2017 July 1st, 2017
Induction Week July 3rd , 2017 - July 7th , 2017 July 3rd , 2017 - July 7th , 2017 July 3rd , 2017 - July 7th , 2017
Programme Commencement July 10th , 2017 July 10th , 2017 July 10th , 2017

* All applicants are requested to visit the institute website regularly for any update regarding the admission process/ dates.

It is the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite qualifications for admission. Having been admitted provisionally does not mean acceptance of eligibility. Final eligibility of admission will be decided by Symbiosis International University.

Any attempt to impersonate or indulge in any malpractice, identified at any stage of the admission process would disqualify the candidate from the admission process to any programme of Symbiosis International University and may also lead to appropriate legal action as deemed fit.

Candidates are advised to have the train/ air bookings done soon after they have taken SET. The Centre will be unable to change the (PI-WAT) schedule announced along with the results. However keep a track for recent updates on our website.

Contact Details

SYMBIOSIS SCHOOL OF CULINARY ARTS (SSCA),

Constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU)
3rd Floor SIT Bldg, Hill Base Campus,
Symbiosis Knowledge Village, Gram- Lavale, Taluka- Mulshi, Dist- Pune 412115,
Indian Students: Phone : 020-39116330/ 31, Email : info@ssca.edu.in | Website : www.ssca.edu.in
International Students: Phone : 020-25671905, Website : www.scie.ac.in