T he study of fact, theory and concept is not sufficient to educate a culinary and hospitality professional. The individual must have the opportunity to see the skills, processes and ingredients in action, and to practice them. Culinary and Hospitality involves high level of motor and interpersonal skills learning. The profession requires 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 and hospitality field. The pedagogy at SSCA is designed to incorporate the appropriate practical components to have a thorough grounding in the art and science of practical learning.
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 Industry leaders, managers, specialists Chefs and Leading Celebrity Chefs for classroom inputs and demonstrations. Field visits to relevant areas of culinary and hospitality skills are also a regular feature. SSCA also offers an opportunity to the students to get a first-hand feel in managing food events, outlets and pastry shop.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
The Institute strongly believes in interactive learning through lectures, practicals, workshops, industrial visits, case studies, project work and field trips, research projects, internships and simulations.
PROFILE OF OUR STUDENTS
An important principle at Symbiosis is commitment to diversity. Students joining our programmes come from all over India. Being a highly skilled niche programme, students who are passionate and keen to make career in culinary filed join this course. The pedagogy has been designed to ensure holistic learning. The differences in opinions, convictions, economic background, gender, colour and nationality brings life to our campus community and fosters tolerance. The professional environment causes intellectual churning and therefore brings out the best in our students.
SSCA degree program is the path to an exciting career in the amazing world of food and hospitality. We offer a Bachelor’s degree in the culinary arts and hospitality Management (B.Sc. – Culinary Arts) and (B.Sc. – Hospitality Management) respectively.
Our culinary graduate program helps you explore the real aspects of a role in an industry kitchen through a classroom setting that is a replica kitchen — your exploratory space! You can develop a strong foundation of foodservice, operations, management skills and knowledge that can directly transfer to day one in the field. Most of your time is spent side-by-side with your peers and our Chef Educators, who offer one-on-one mentoring opportunities as you prepare complete meals and experience each station in our state-of-the-art kitchen setting. Students from diverse academic background. With the projected growth of the industry there is a crying need for skilled and trained employees and graduates of culinary arts will find placements in:
- Starred hotels around the world
- Stand Alone restaurants
- Flight Kitchens and Cruise liners
- Quick Service Restaurants
- Industrial and institutional Catering
If you are creative, you love food and feeding people interests you; if you are passionate about foods of the world and are keen to explore this domain, SSCA is the place for you to be.