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.


General Information

GD Goenka School of Fashion & Design (SOFD)

GD Goenka SOFD has Academic Collaboration with GD Goenka University, Gurgaon.

GD Goenka SOFD has its sole campus in Sohna, Haryana.

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
4. Product Design
4. Fashion Design

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.

Average fees amount to Rs. 250,000 p.a.

Students can download the detailed fee structure by visiting the given link:

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

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

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

The highlights of teaching methods are :

  • The School is known for bringing the edgy Italian design education to Indian students
  • Every 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

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

Application & 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

Important dates of the Admission Process are as follows :

Sr. No. Key Activity Dates
1. Last date of application 2nd June
2. DAT exam date and interview 11th Feb
3. Result date 19th Feb

Students can apply online here

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

Industry & Job Market

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
  • Cravants
  • Treeative
  • Ios
  • Million Birds
  • PMD studios
  • Frog Walks Out etc.


Namrata Bhan, BDes

“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.”