Shree Devi College of Fashion Design
The charming coastal town of Mangalore forms the perfect setting for academic institutions of calibre, a fact endorsed by the inflow of students to the city from all over the country. Various vocational courses that find popular relevance to modern lifestyles are on offer at Shree Devi Educational Trust. This renowned organisation manages a wide range of colleges in the heart of the city, focused on training aspiring youth in the nuances of various career opportunities. These institutions create proficient professionals with the ability to serve with sincerity and dedication.
With the College of Fashion Design, Shree Devi offers an institution of excellence that provides comprehensive and specialized training in the course. This college has the distinction of being the second one to offer this course in South India and first rank in Mangalore University from last 7 years. Shree Devi College of Fashion Design was set up to facilitate the expression of creative urges among students and help them choose an upcoming field of professional education. Founded by educationalists with vast and varied experience in the arena of collegiate education, the college offers training in the promising field of fashion designing.
Modern lifestyles have created a huge demand for fashion designers who play an important role in making fashion statements of the times. The institutions available to train oneself in this profession are grossly inadequate, and hence there is a pressing need to set up more colleges that impart specialized training in this stream of study.
Shree Devi College of Fashion Design offers a three year Bachelor’s degree course in Fashion Design. In these three years which constitute six semesters, students are exposed to a plethora of fashion fundamentals such as Concepts of Design, History of Indian & Western costume, Pattern making, Computer Aided Design and Elementary textiles. With progressive semesters, the students become more surefooted with added inputs on Fashion accessories, Photography, Craft documentation, Career guidance, Quality control and Apparel production techniques. The finishing touches are provided with the 2-month industry internship, wherein the students get hands-on experience at applying classroom theories to real life situations.
Today’s fashion industry provides a wide array of job opportunities in export and buying houses to choose from viz Merchandiser ( the link between the company/exporter and the buyer), In-house Designer (the eyes and hands that visualize & create aesthetic, functional designs) and Production Manager (one who turns the designer’s dream into reality by getting the outfits fabricated). All these are significant from the point of view of the fact that one does always have the option of starting his/her own boutique or launching a label.
The role of fashion professionals trained from an institute such as ours in movies and other electronic media is important. Speaking of success in terms of name and fame, the sky is the limit for a fashion designer today.
The college has the credit of bagging a number of prizes in various inter-college fashion show contests. Shree Devi College of Fashion Design also offers a two-year Diploma course in Fashion Designing.