GD Goenka School of Fashion & Design (SOFD)

GD Goenka School of Fashion & Design (SOFD) has been established in academic collaboration with the famous Politecnico Di Milano School of Italy; the school brings edgy Italian design education to Indian students. The objective of the School is to offer high quality education in selected areas of Fashion and Design businesses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels with a view to build a generation of creative professional designers, capable of serving as change agents of the growth, and development of the diverse and decentralized sectors of their respective industry segments.

GD Goenka School of Fashion & Design (SOFD)

GD Goenka School of Fashion & Design (SOFD) has been established in academic collaboration with the famous Politecnico Di Milano School of Italy; the school brings edgy Italian design education to Indian students. The objective of the School is to offer high quality education in selected areas of Fashion and Design businesses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels with a view to build a generation of creative professional designers, capable of serving as change agents of the growth, and development of the diverse and decentralized sectors of their respective industry segments.

Application & Admission Process

What is the Admission Process ?

For BSc / BDes and Dual Degree BSc + MSc :

  • Admission will be based on performance in Design Aptitude Test (DAT) followed by a personal interview. /li>
  • NEED scores will be accepted in lieu of DAT

For MSc :

  • Admission will be based on performance in Design Aptitude Test (DAT) followed by a personal interview.
  • CEED scores will be accepted in lieu of DAT
What are the Important dates of Admission Process ?

Important dates of the Admission Process are as follows :

Sr. No. Key Activity Dates
1. Last date of application April 2020
2. DAT exam date and interview April 2020
3. Result date May 2020
How can I apply ?

Students can apply online here

What is the Entrance Exam Pattern ?

Entrance Exam Pattern (DAT) is as follows :

Section Category Marks
A Communication 20
B GK 20
C Creative ability 30
D Creative skills 30
Total 100
Which cities is the Entrance Exam held in ?

MITID-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) is conducted in :

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Goa
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Pune
  • Patna

General Information

Name of the Institute

GD Goenka School of Fashion & Design (SOFD)

Which University are they affiliated to ?
GD Goenka SOFD has Academic Collaboration with GD Goenka University, Gurgaon.
Which Campuses do they have ?
GD Goenka SOFD has its sole campus in Sohna, Haryana.
What Programs are offered ?

Intake for all courses is 60 seats per batch

Sr No. Course Duration (In Years)
  B.Sc. / B.Des 3/4
1. Communication Design  
2. Interior Design  
3. Product Design  
4. Fashion Design 60
  Dual Degree B.Sc. + M.Sc. 3+2
1. Jewellery Design  
2. Communication Design  
3. Interior Design  
4. Fashion Design  
5. Product Design  
  M.Sc. 2
1. Interior Design  
2. Product Design  
3. Fashion Design  
What is the Eligibility Criteria to apply for programs at the Institute ?

For BSc/BDes and Dual Degree BSc+MSc :
Candidates who have completed their 10+2 level or equivalent exams like AISSCE/IB/ICSE/State Board, etc. (in any stream)

For MSc :
Candidates who have completed their graduation or are going to appear in the qualifying exam of at least a 3-year full time programme in relevant area.

What are the Fees for different Programs ?

Average fees amount to Rs. 250,000 p.a.
Students can download the detailed fee structure by visiting the given link: https://www.gdgoenkauniversity.com/admissions/fee-structure/

Does the campus have Residential facility ?

On-campus residential facility is available as follows :

Particulars Amount (In Rs.)
Four Sharing 2,25,000
Triple Sharing 2,50,000
Twin Sharing 2,95,000
Bunk Bed 1,20,000
Does the Institute have any International Affiliations ?

The collaboration of SOFD with Politecnico di Milano allows its students unmatched opportunities to study in the Milan Campus of PDM

  • The students can go to attend summer schools or visit the campus on exchange or go for fair visits
  • In the final year they can also choose to spend a term at Milan
What are the Highlights of Infrastructure/facilities at the campus ?

The highlights of infrastructure are :

  • Half Olympic size all weather state of art swimming pools
  • Olympic size 400 mts, 8 lane athletic tracks
  • A well equipped student fitness centre with Gymnasium and Spa, squash courts, pool & table tennis tables and other indoor games
  • A comfortable student compatible boarding facility
  • HDFC ATM machine to facilitate easy money transactions for students
  • A fully functional departmental store
  • Laundry services with stefab machines for inhouse washing and ironing services
  • A fleet of buses for the daily travellers
What are the Highlights of the School’s Pedagogy & Teaching Methods ?

The highlights of teaching methods are :

  • The School is known for bringing the edgy Italian design education to Indian students
  • programme under SOFD is structured to expose students to a variety of learning & skill building courses that lead students to specialize in their specific interest areas
  • Their approach of learning promotes higher forms of education such as analyzing and evaluating rather than just remembering
  • Each year provides progressive learning through continuous evaluation, laying emphasis on hands-on and process-oriented approach
Are there any Scholarships & Student Loans available ?
Eligibility Criteria Scholarship
93% & above aggregate in 10+2 of CBSE or equivalent 100% Scholarship in Academic Fee
88% to 93% aggregate in 10+2 of CBSE or equivalent 50% Scholarship in Academic Fee

Industry & Job Market

What are the Highlights of Placement for recent years ?
Previous year Placement Details
Fashion Design students
  • Biba
  • Benetton
  • Asmara
  • Saks
  • Niket Mishra
  • Aakaro & Divyam Mehta etc.
Product Design students
  • Whirlpool
  • Godrej
  • Adidas
  • Desmania
  • TJ Moto
  • Sahil & Sarthak etc.
Interior Design students
  • Fabfurnish
  • Zeppelin Design
  • Yellowboard Studio
  • Kiran Khanna Architects
  • Biba VM
  • Webe Design Lab
  • Kothari and Associates.
Communication students
  • Safetycart.com
  • Cravants
  • Treeative
  • Ios
  • Million Birds
  • PMD studios
  • Frog Walks Out etc.

Testimonials

Testimonials from Current or Ex Students

Namrata Bhan, BDes
2017-18
“The faculty is highly qualified and responsible enough to teach us . we are allotted personal mentors for our betterment who also help us with personal issues. The ambience of the college is homely . They realise the strategic importance of design for national and industrial competitiveness , therefore they help us with the industry experience too.”

Saurav Kumar
Batch of 2019
“The college is located at a developed place. Surrounding is clean, peaceful and pollution free. Easy access to public transport. The college also provides bus facility for local students. Our college GDGU is an emerging university in India, it has all the courses. Great infrastructure. Healthy environment. Seniors are supportive. No ragging in the campus is tolerated. Refreshing environment. Students get placements in amazing companies like INDIABULLS, HCL etc. All the students are well mannered, friendly and helpful. Faculties are supportive, experienced and educated. They use modern teaching techniques.”

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