Career in Culinary Arts – Galley Assistant Familiarization Program

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  1. Career in Culinary Arts
  2. Bachelor of Catering Technology & Culinary Arts (BCT & CA)
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Culinary Arts
  4. Certificate Course in Food Production and Patisserie
  5. Diploma in Cruise Galley Operations
  6. Galley Assistant Familiarization Program
  7. Ready for Excellence Program

Career in Culinary Arts – Galley Assistant Familiarization Program

The hallmark of any great cruise is its cuisine. Every cruise line company is always on the look out for trained, skilled and hard working individuals for their galley operations. Keeping in mind this demand for trained personnel the CAI in association with P & O & Princess Cruises offers a 3 Months Commis Trainee /Assistant Cook Trainee Program which caters to this International demand. Candidates are trained in cruise-simulated kitchens maintaining United States Public Health standards.

  1. Three Months Assistant Cook Trainee Program
  2. Three Months Trainee Commis Program

Eligibility / Selection :

  • Candidate should be minimum 21 years of age on or before the date of completion of the course.
  • A pass in Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) with English as edium of instruction.
  • Candidates completing SSC in language other than English should demonstrate competency in English.
  • Minimum experience of six months in Food / Culinary Industry / Allied areas is necessary.
  • The candidate should submit photocopies of all relevant certificates along with the application.

Enrollment :

  • An admission notification is published in leading national dailies by the respective companies
  • 6 Batches consisting of 30 candidates are enrolled in the month of June based on their performance in the overall selection process.
  • Candidates fulfilling the entry criteria will be called for a written test/ group discussion and personal interview at Fleet maritime services office at Mumbai.

Application form can also be downloaded from our website & the filled in Application form has to be sent to the academy’s office which will be forwarded to the Mumbai office.

Commencement of Batches :

Sl. No
Area of research
Eligibility Criteria
Arabic Arabic Linguistics, Arabic Teaching Methodology, Modern Arabic Literature & Islam, Islamic Jurisprudence & Quranic Studies.

A Master’s degree in the concerned or allied subject from a UGC recognized University / Institute or such other degree as may be considered adequate for this purpose by this university, with at least a CGPA of 6.0 in 10 - point scale or 55% marks.


Post - 1950 British Poetry, Literature and Gender, Literature and Cultural Exclusion, Islamic Heritage and World Literature, Indian Writing in English, Post - colonial Shakespeare, Eco - critisim
Geography Urban & Regional Planning and Population Geography.
HistoryEducation and Movements around Muslim Upliftment and Welfare, Women’s studies, Muslim Nationalism in India


Small molecule - Protein - Nucleic Acid Interaction, Isolation, Bioactive Compounds from Microorganisms, Schiff bases for anion detection and structure.


Non - linear Differential Equation, Dynamical System Modeling, Mathematical Biology, Graph Theory, Fuzzy Sets & Systems, Solid Mechanics, Generalized Thermo - elasticity, Operator Theory, and Astrophysics.
Physics Material Science, Soft Matter & Photonics, Semiconductor & Nano - material, Relativity, Cosmology & Astrophysics.
Electrical EngineeringControl SystemA Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology in the concerned or allied subject from a UGC recognized University / Institute or such other degree as may be considered adequate for this purpose by this university, with at least a CGPA of 8.0 on a 10-point scale or 75% marks.
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Wireless Sensor Network.

( 6 Batches Per Academic Year Will Be Enrolled By The P&O Princess Manning Office In Mumbai ). All candidates will have to enroll themselves by paying full-prescribed fee and submitting relevant photo copyies of Original Certificates after completing all the formalities at Mumbai office.

Certification :

After successful completion of 3 months familiarization program the candidate will have to undergo a certification examination to be conducted by IACT&CA in all the subjects listed in the curriculum. A minimum of 50% marks is mandatory in each subject for the Academy to recommend the candidate for on board positioning.Re-examination will be conducted for candidates failing to score the required percentage. Failing to pass the second time, a final makeup opportunity will be given along with the main examinations of the next batch. The candidate will loose the opportunity for employment if the he fails to clear the second makeup certification exam.

Syllabus / Curriculum :

Food & Beverage Production :

The food service Industry plays a crucial role in cruise line catering to the needs of ever demanding guests on a 24-hour basis. The cuisine is International and the trends of presentation are synchronized with present European and American styles of presentation. The candidates are familiarized with the basics of International cuisine and the fundamentals of preparing foods in various sections of a modern cruise line kitchen. Candidate learns to prepare each course and plate them with special focus on safe food handling procedures.

Hygiene & Sanitation :

To familiarize the student and make them understand with principles of food microbiology, important food borne diseases, standards that are enforced by regulatory agencies, & applied measures for the prevention of food borne diseases and other micro biological problems. Additionally students are acquainted with the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system which is the most effective approach to food safety, which when properly devised and implemented provides high assurance that food borne disease outbreaks & food spoilage will not occur.

Module Overview / Scheme of Instruction :

PapersSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Paper 1
Part - A
Physics and Chemistry100 Objective Type Questions with Equal Weightage to Physics and Chemistry200

Paper 1
Part - B
Mathematics 50 Objective Type Questions 100
Paper 1
Part - C
Biology50 objective type questions100
Paper 2Aptitude Test for MBA / MBA ( Agri-Business )200 Objective Type Questions 400
Paper 3Aptitude Test for B.Tech. IInd Year ( Diploma Holders )100 Objective Type Questions200
Paper 4Aptitude Test for B.Tech. IInd ( B.Sc. Graduates )100 Objective Type Questions 200
Paper 5Aptitude Test for B.Pharm. IInd Year ( Diploma Holders )100 Objective Type Questions 200
Paper 6Aptitude Test for Architecture - Part A and Drawing Test - Part B50 Objective Questions and 3 Questions to Test Drawing Aptitude200
Paper 7Physics, Chemistry, Maths100 Objective Type Questions.200
Paper 8Agriculture150 objective type questions from 12 class Agriculture group300
  • A candidate has to score a minimum of 50% marks in each subject for the certification.
  • A candidate with less than 50% marks in Sessionals will not be allowed to appear for the Certification Examination.

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.