Recently, ‘India Today-AC Nielsen Survey’15 – India’s Best Colleges’ declared Pearl Academy as No. 2 in the ‘Fashion category’ in its annual survey. India Today-AC Nielsen ranked us as the No 2 institution in India for Academic Input in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Consistently maintaining the winning streak, Pearl has proved yet another time the Academy is preferred choice of the design and fashion enthusiasts in India.
Similarly, we have been ranked high by various other surveys done by eminent publications in the past. In a survey of fashion institutes in India in 2009, Hindustan Times ranked Pearl Academy No. 1 for Faculty Competence. In 2010, we again bagged the top spot for Pedagogic Procedures and Processes and in a 2013 survey by Hindustan Times Campus, Pearl Academy was ranked No. 1 – Excellence in Education –Private Fashion Technology institutes in Delhi / NCR.
Pearl Academy, an institution with a strong track record of quality, graduate outcomes and industry collaboration; is registered under the Societies Registration Act. Since 1995, Pearl Academy has collaborated with Nottingham Trent University (NTU), which is a chartered University in Nottingham, UK. Through this partnership, we offer 15 undergraduate and master courses which are moderated and monitored by the faculty of NTU. The UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has Pearl Academy as a case study – Managing Growth With Quality on its website too. We also have a validation agreement with Domus Academy, Milan, Italy – which was the first graduate design school in Italy.
The courses offered at Pearl Academy do not fall under the purview of the AICTE and as such do not require registration with the AICTE. Similarly, all formal degrees are conferred by NTU and recognized as foreign degrees and do not fall under the remit of the UGC, which monitors local universities in India.
Pearl is nurturing almost 3500 students across its campuses in Naraina, Noida, Jaipur and Mumbai. The Academy has over 4,000 alumni, many of who have continued their higher education at prestigious Indian institutions including Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian School of Business (ISB), SP Jain Institute of Management, National Institute of Design (NID) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).
With our employability rate of 98%, Pearlites have secured jobs at leading organisations such as GUCCI, Wills Lifestyle, Reliance Brands, Lakme Diva, Amazon, Marks & Spencer, Rohit Bahl and Shantanu & Nikhil to name a few.
Our associations with several global bodies fortify our intellectual core enabling us to stay ahead of the rest in the industry. Pearl Academy is a corporate member of the Textile Institute in Manchester, UK and has partnerships with FDCI, FICCI – Higher Education Network, Indian Retail Federation and the North India Section of the Textile Institute (NISTI) in India. Internationally, Pearl Academy is linked with the Indo-German Export Promotion, International Apparel Federation, The Netherlands, IFFTI, Cumulus Association, Society of Dyers and Colorists (SDC), UK, UKIERI and Hong Kong Research Institute for Textiles & Apparel (HKRITA), Hong Kong.
Our students as well as alumni have made us proud again and again by achieving many national and international feats. To name a few, here are our shinning Pearlites who are making headlines in the global arena:
Global James McGuire Business Plan Competition, USA
- 2015 – Kartik Verma (Winner)
Logo Design and Tagline Competition’15 by Ministry of Ayush, Govt. Of India
- Winner – Ranu Kumar
- International Design Awards15, Los Angeles, USA – Pooja Verma (Winner)
- World of Business Ideas’15, Mexico – Hiya K Madhu (India representative)
- A Design Awards’15, Italy – Tanya Bansal (Winner)
- World Business forum’15, New York, USA – Kanika Khanuja (India representative)
DLF Emporio Design Awards
- 2015 – Tanya Bansal (Winner)
- 2015 – Ankur Tyagi (Runner-up)
Wevolve’15, an initiative by World Bank against Gender Based Violence (GBV)
- Winners – Rituparna Bhattacharjee and Rinkle Paresh Chheda
The industry knows Pearl because of our talented alumni who have created a niche for themselves. Here is a quick round-up of what they have achieved globally:
Manav Gangwani – One of the most versatile fashion designers, Manav has been credited with bringing the significant luxury brands inclusive of Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Emilio Pucci and Missoni to India through his own venture ‘Infinite Luxury’. He is a favourite among many national and international royal families who seek his services for their designer couture.
Abdul Halder – Apart from many feathers of success in his hat, this alumnus of Pearl achieved a remarkable milestone in his life – he designed for the late ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson!
Sanya Dhir – The talented designer collaborated with Yash Raj Films (YRF) to create India’s first Bollywood inspired fashion label called Diva’ni – Where fashion romances Bollywood.
We have many more names including Nikhil Mehra, Priyanka Modi, Manish Gupta, Mandira Virk, Vaishali Shadangule, Divyam Mehta, and so on.
Pearl Academy is committed to continue nurturing and shaping the careers of talented young students seeking to achieve their professional and personal goals in India and globally.