Pearl Academy strengthens collaboration with FDCI for enhanced learning experience for its students

New Delhi, July 9, 2018:

Taking forward its collaboration with FDCI, the apex body of fashion designers in India, Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business and media, plans to  strengthen learning experience of its students through a series of programs and events over the next few months.

Providing students with the relevant industry exposure has always been Pearl Academy’s priority. In line with this purpose, Pearl Academy collaborated with FDCI, the apex body of fashion designers in India; 2 years back to nurture and develop the designers of tomorrow. Theenhanced learning experience includes

  • Setting up of a Designer’s Club with10 leading members of fashion fraternity under which designers will mentor and inspire a group of students from Pearl Academy – . This event which will be held in Pearl Academy’s campuses and will provide a platform for mentoring and counseling the students by the industry experts on various aspects on the fashion industry.
  • Idea Generator will be an event hosted by FDCI with fashion experts (designers, editors and stylists) where students from Pearl Academy will participate to delve upon new fashion ideas and future fashion trends. These forecasts will be presented to the industry at the annual show of FDCI – India Fashion Week.
  • Brand Moods will be a live & interactive web series where 3 senior designers will talk to Pearl students about their journey from being a label to becoming a successful brand.
  • In continuity of the association over last two years, Pearl Academy’s graduating students will continue to showcase their best creations at FDCI’s India Fashion Week.

Commenting on the alliance, Mr. Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said, “I am delighted to take forward our association with Pearl Academy to the next level. Our collaboration with the institute aims to provide students with the knowledge and expertise which goes much beyond the campus environment. Through one to one interaction with renowned designers, the students will get an opportunity to understand the operational aspect of the fashion industry keeping them abreast with the evolving trends. This will open up a plethora of options for them within the fashion domain. I am glad to be part of the process of nurturing young talent who will define the future of fashion and design in the coming years.”

Professor Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy, said “I am extremely happy to announce the new and enhanced partnership between Pearl Academy and the Fashion Design Council of India. Through this initiative many more students can get first hand advice and experience with some of the great designers of India. As a part of the Pearl Total Learning System, every student at Pearl will have learning that is deeply integrated with the Industry and this alliance with FDCI ensures the same.

About Pearl Academy

Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business and media has been a catalyst for success of the students across creative industries for over two decades. With a legacy of 25 years, Pearl Academy offers over 30 uniquely designed under-graduate, post-graduate and professional development pathway through its campuses in Delhi, Noida, Jaipur and Mumbai. Its reputation of preparing ‘Industry ready’ professionals has been recognized by leading fashion, retail and design brands, which has helped in establishing a healthy track record of over 95 per cent placement for the last three years. Its path-breaking alliances with renowned organizations such as the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) have ensured that its faculty and students get an exclusive access to ‘industry in the classroom’.

The institution was ranked as the best private fashion college in India for the fourth consecutive year by India Today – AC Nielson survey, The Week – Hansa Survey and Outlook – Drshti Survey. Pearl Academy was awarded the ‘Best Design Institute in India’ in 2016 and 2017 by industry body ASSOCHAM. Jaipur campus of the academy was ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in India by India Today. The institution was also awarded as ‘Best Education Brands 2017’ in Fashion Design Category by The Economic Times. It is the only Indian institute to feature in Business of Fashion’s Top 25 Global Fashion School Rankings (Graduate) in 2017. Pearl Academy is a member of Laureate International Universities Network, a global network that has presence in 25 countries and is serving more than one million students. The Academy is also closely associated with renowned global institutions such as London College of Fashion (UK), Domus Academy (Italy), Media Design School (New Zealand) and NABA (Milan) amongst many others. For more information, please visit:


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