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M.Sc Fashion and Apparel Design


This Programme is approved by University Grants Commission.

Master of Science in Fashion and Apparel Design is a multi-faceted programme in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve advanced research and industry managerial environment. The program follows a systematic and coordinated methodology, including research, analysis, and integration of knowledge into the creative process, whereby the needs and resources of the clients are satisfied to fulfil the project goals.

The program adopts a holistic approach towards cultivating post graduate students meant for techno managerial roles in the fashion & allied manufacturing sectors. In the initial courses students are oriented towards the apparel manufacturing industry as they learn various operations and processes involved. Students are given hands-on training on all these aspects with the help of latest teaching aids like workshops, educational tours, industrial visits, webinars, seminars, and conferences.

Programme objectives:

  1. This programme strives to develop and promote academic excellence amongst students in the fields of Fashion Design, Textiles and Apparel Science & Technology.
  2. The programme provides and enriches the right education to enter the Global Apparel Market and apply their skills and knowledge to the emerging fashion industry. It also helps to understand the commitment required towards professional ethics and responsibilities in the entire apparel business processes.
  3. The programme equips students to pursue careers in the fashion & apparel industry, buying houses, designer boutiques, retailing, research & development, and consultancy in the fashion and apparel industry.
  4. The programme also inculcates the capabilities that contributes significantly as an individual and as a team player for students throughout the apparel supply chain.
  5. Students are also benefitted with strong academic knowledge to enter as a teaching professional or in research and development area
  6. This program is equipped to help students gain in-depth knowledge about the world of fashion. Students learn the creative process, cultural influences of design, production, marketing, communication skills, and many more.
Some of the major highlights of the course are tabulated below.
Course Level Postgraduate
Duration Two Years
Minimum Qualification Required A graduation degree in B. Sc., B. Des., B.A, B.Com. or equivalent qualification
Examination Type Semester System
Admission Procedure Counseling after taking Entrance Exam
Top Recruiting Areas/Fields Fashion Show Companies, Malls, Fashion Magazines, Fashion Designing Companies, Fashion Shops, Boutiques, Colleges & Universities, Film Industry, etc.
Job Positions
  1. Apparel export house or Apparel industry - as assistant designer, assistant technical designers, merchandisers, sample co-coordinators, production planning and control, assistant quality assurance manager, CAD designer / Graphic designer, sourcing manager etc.
  2. Retail industry – as visual merchandisers, assistant retail merchandisers, customer relationship manager, business planner, fashion consultant, fashion co-coordinators, store manager
  3. Fashion designer – as assistant designer, freelancer, fashion forecast, costume designer in films or serials, fashion choreographer
  4. Fashion show coordinators, fashion stylist, fashion photographer, fashion blogger, category head, entrepreneur
  5. Institution – As Assistant Professor / Research Assistant
A general overview of the core courses is given below:
Major Areas Topics Objectives
Design Basics, technology use, cognitive factors, everyday design Need of the paper is to understand the concept of design from beginning and provide a general information.
Visual Design- Principles and Applications Typography, creative direction, color theory, visual art Here the idea is to introduce the concept of visual design as part taking application in practical and theory.
Ergonomics Theory, methods and applied data The idea here is to teach various methods of design in order to optimize human wellbeing.
Graphic Design Visual communication, art direction, aesthetics One is prepared to learn the various forms of graphical designing as an applied practice.
Research Project Any topic related to design To make students aware of the research methodologies and its applications.

Course Structure

Semester I

  • Basics of Textile Science
  • Basics of Design
  • Garment Construction - 1
  • CAD in Fashion
  • Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management

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Semester II

  • Advanced Textile Science
  • Creative Designing
  • Garment Construction - 2
  • Surface Ornamentation and Accessory Designing
  • Business Research Methodology

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Semester III

  • Fashion Journalism & Photography (Or) Fashion
    Event Management
  • Non-Woven and Technical Textiles (Or) Apparel
    Export Documentation
  • Draping
  • Portfolio Preparation
  • Internship

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Semester IV

  • Dissertation Project either in the Industry or Research Project in the Institute

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Fee structure for the Academic year 2021-22

Programmes Course Duration 1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
M.Sc in Fashion & Apparel Design 2 years 25000 60000

1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 967
DOUBLE SHARING 95000 110000 120000 95000 95000
SINGLE SHARING 135000 155000 165000 135000 135000
SINGLE WITH AC & REFRIDGERATOR - 180000 190000 - 180000

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Application status : Open

Duration : Two years

Study mode : Full-time

Entry Requirements : Any bachelor’s degree at the under-graduate level

Fee structure 2021

1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
25000 60000
1st Instalment 3 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 967

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Entry Requirements

Any bachelor’s degree at the under-graduate level

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