A fashion institute doesn’t need a grand campus with air-conditioned labs or big football fields. These aspects don’t contribute any real value.
Often, design colleges focus on communicating these aspects more than the ones which matter. It’s not their fault entirely, as students & parents think these are the signs of a good institute.
In our opinion, there are 3 aspects which draw the line between good & bad institutes. These are -
Faculty: You should know about the faculty’s experience plus their ability to instil knowledge & creativity.
Exposure: Every designer needs a platform to showcase their creations. Institutes provide opportunities to take part in popular fashion shows such as London Fashion Week. The amount of media coverage an institute receives is also an indicator of the exposure you receive.
Placements: The ratio of students who got a job after graduating from the college is an important number. A healthy placement record means the respective institute will teach you job skills.
So read on to know the comparison between some of Jaipur’s top Fashion colleges, based on the aforementioned criteria.
Faculty: Faculty at INIFD focuses on practical lessons. This leads to better job opportunities for their alumni. An impressive faculty aspect is the ‘Chief Mentor’. INIFD’s chief mentor for fashion design is Ashley Rebello, a legendary stylist. He holds regular sessions with the students.
Exposure: INIFD students get an opportunity to participate in annual events such as Lakme Fashion Week. Their internships collaborations in Milan adds onto the global edge they have over other institutes.
Placements: INIFD alumni are working for numerous brands. Brands such as Adidas, Arrow, ESPIRIT, Tommy Hilfiger, Puma, Donear, FabIndia, Levi’s, Koutons, VanHeusen, Louis Philippe, Wills Lifestyle, Shopper Stop etc. recruit INIFD alumni.
Faculty: The teachers are experienced & knowledgeable. But nothing about them stands out.
Exposure: The exposure provided to students is completely random. They get coverage in regional newspapers. But the scope remains narrow.
Placements: Heights has a dedicated placement cell. This means they will inform you of the vacancies available.
Faculty: The strongest part of Ellen’s faculty is their experience.
Exposure: Ellen promotes their students’ creations through their online channels. Media coverage, however, remains minimal.
Placements: As per Ellen’s website, placement numbers have grown substantially over the past years.
Faculty: Their faculty is robust & visiting faculty also includes dignitaries from the fashion world.
Exposure: Fashion bigwigs like Manish Malhotra etc. hold interactive sessions with the students. The institute receives healthy media coverage as well.
Placements: Brands such as Amazon Fashion, Levi’s, UCB, Tommy Hilfiger recruit from Pearl.
Faculty: The faculty isn’t as experienced as other schools in this list. This could be a deliberate practice to instil a sense of creativity.
Exposure: ARCH Academy is also visited by fashion bigwigs. But the sessions are far & few between.
Placements: The only mention of placements is on their FAQ page, stating they have a 100% placement record.
Now it’s onto you. Choose the college with healthy exposure, as it’s an important step towards making it as a Fashion Designer.
Disclaimer: The information on this blog has been taken from the respective institutes websites & has been presented here in the best possible way. Professional courses holds no responsibility towards any wrongful information.