Published: 02nd October 2019
Why NITTE's Art and Culinary courses could turn your life and career around
The new courses by NIDCA for basic graduates can not only help you develop your skills but also give you various new career options
If you are looking to unleash your creative streak, then Nitte Institute of Design and Culinary Art is the place to be. Their one-year courses in Fashion design and culinary art are not only interesting but provide you with placements after the completion of the course. The four different courses include a one-year Diploma in Fashion Design, a one-year Diploma in Interior Design, a Diploma in Culinary Art and a six month Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery. With most of these courses are all skill-based, they involve 75 per cent of practical classes and only 25 per cent theory.
Nagarjun Nayani is an Assistant Professor at NIDCA who knows how the industry works and what skills they look for when they hire students. He says, "When it comes to the culinary arts, we have students who have passed class X or PUC II and some are even degree or masters degree holders. They come to pursue the course mainly to get industry exposure and get placed. From personal hygiene to handling equipment in the kitchen, we teach them everything.
Food and fashion: NIDCA team at the college campus along with Dr N R Shetty, Chancellor, Central University, Kalburgi
Continuing about the elements in the course, he adds, "We help them understand all about soups, starters and main courses. During practical classes, every student is being taught to chop vegetables in a particular style, selecting the ingredients, try cooking different cuisines and much more. We have a separate culinary lab and most of the equipment was imported from Malaysia."
Apart from hardcore food, there is something that we all crave for — desserts, cookies and biscuits. This course in Bakery and Confectionery will help you satisfy that craving, Nagarjun explains, "The students will get to learn seven modules and each module consists of different products including cookies, varieties of bread, hot desserts, set desserts, etc. These are the types in confectionery that the students will learn and implement it during their practical classes. When they enter the industry, students can choose their specialisation."
Fashion and Interior designing
Despite having the interest to learn something new and start their own business, some women can't achieve it for a few reasons. Hence the fashion and interior designing focuses mainly on empowering women based on the skills they possess. The Diploma in Fashion Designing mainly focuses on sketching, embroidery and craftwork. Savitha K S, Coordinator at NIDCA says, "We teach everything including stitching, cutting clothes, selecting colours, understanding different types of textiles and what goes good in different weather conditions. Apart from this, we have pattern making, which means they will create particular patterns and have to stitch the same garments for all the age groups."
Up close: Savita K S teaching students about making patterns for the garments
Similarly, Interior design is a profession that growing at a faster pace and needs many youngsters to contribute to it. Creative planning, detailed interior spaces is what they focus on the one year Diploma in Interior Design.This course enables students to learn the finer aspects of interior design and decoration. It is an expressive art and requires designers to be constantly inspired by creative design and inputs.