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Pearl Academy India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business and media has been a catalyst for success of the students across creative industries for 25 years. Its reputation of preparing ‘Industry ready’ professionals has been recognized by leading fashion, retail and design brands, which has helped in establishing a healthy track record of over 95 per cent placement for the last three years. The academy takes pride in its high-caliber faculty, student exchange, and international networking and student outcomes. Pearl Academy is a not-for-profit institution. Pearl Academy has campuses in Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bangalore and Noida.

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Pearl's Important Update

A Student should apply to Pearl Academy for following reasons:

  • About 18% of Pearl’s teaching and learning was already online.
  • Pearl had invested in an LMS platform four years ago, so within four days of stopping the physical classroom we were able to start fully online classes. This included training the faculty, webinars, online workshops.
  • Pearl has moved a full cycle from conducting examinations online, conducting interviews, declaring results online and creating a Virtual Learning environment for the students.
  • Under the new ‘Coursera For Campus’ partnership, Pearl Academy will deliver job-relevant, on-demand learning to its students. The platform will provide learners access to more than 3600 courses created by 200 of the world’s most renowned universities and other industry partners.
  • Beside Design-centric courses, the students will also get access to courses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Sustainability, helping them gain knowledge on aspects that will closely determine the future of design and design applications.
  • All new admission students have been given a chance to apply for “ Who Next Scholarship”
  • Students have been participating online in - Bring your own coffee (BYOC) offline sessions, Musical Concerts, Night Pajama Classes, virtual portfolio.
  • Teachers Training Session Conducted for 1200 Teachers

  • Pearl Academy under “ We Care” Initiative have announced relaxation by offering flexi – payment options.
  • Pearl has relaxed the refund policy
  • Pearl will start the Pre – Semester Learning Experience Online by July and aim to commence on-campus programme from 1st September 2020 as suggested by the Government, considering the current situation. However, the final decision shall be taken post Health and Safety Advisory updates issued by the Government.

Fee Payment Options Upfront Payment Remarks Balance Payment 1st Sept 2020 1st Oct 2020
Option1 Full amount as per fee details 5% subsidy on entire 1st semester fee including one time charges. N/A
Option2 Rs.100000/- To be paid by 1st Oct 2020 Entire Balance Amount
Option3 Rs.50000/- To be paid in two EMIs starting 1st Sept 2020 1st Installment 2nd Installment

Fee Payment Options Upfront Payment Remarks Balance Payment 1st Sept 2020 1st Oct 2020
Option1 392320 19616 N/A
Option2 Rs.100000/- To be paid by 1st Oct 2020 292320
Option3 Rs.50000/- To be paid in two EMIs starting 1st Sept 2020 171160 171160

Application & Admission Process

A Student should apply to Pearl Academy for following reasons:

  1. Pearl Legacy : PEARL has a legacy of 28 years in contributing to creative education
  2. They offer International Degree to all UG Students from prestigious universities in the world like Torrens University - Australia, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  3. They have strong Alumni network who are notable designers in the industry today like Mandira Wirk, Nikhil Mehra, Pallavi Dhyani etc (See attached)
  4. PEARL offers global exposure through exchange Programmes across Europe & Canada on 100% Scholarship to all enrolled Students.
  5. Their Placements were at 99% for AY 2020 for those who had applied to the portal. (See attached)

  • Students who can afford slightly higher fees (about 5-6 lacs per year)
  • Students who are not looking for a Design Degree from an Indian University. (Pearl offers BA Degree from Mumbai University & International Degree from Torrens University, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University)
  • Students who are ready to put in the hard work and make the most of what the school offers. (Very important)
  • Students who are looking for International Exposure.
  • Students who are looking to pursue Entrepreneurship / get into Business. Not just looking for a Job.

The Admission process is as follows :
Step 1 - Apply online at the official website (Offline option is also available) & pay the Application Fee
Step 2 - Download the Admit Cards for Written Test & Personal Interview from the Official site
Step 3 - Appear for Entrance Exams (GPT, DAT)
Step 4 - Appear for Personal Interview
Step 5 - Check the final results
Step 6 - Pay Program Fee

(Note: In order to secure admission in Diploma programmes offered at Pearl Academy, aspirants need to appear for only the Personal Interview round.)

Sr No. Event Dates (2021-22)
1 Last date to apply 31 June 2021 (not yet announced)
2 Online Exam date 5, 6 June 2021 (not yet announced)

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Application Fees: Rs.1500/-

Pearl Academy exam will be held in online mode by Pearl Academy for admission cycles- January, April. The written test includes two stages. Candidates can check complete details about the exam pattern of Pearl Academy below:

Stage 1- Written Admission Test GPT and DAT

GPT: General Proficiency Test, commonly known as GPT, will be conducted for one hour. Candidates will be evaluated on various parameters such as Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, English language, etc.

DAT: The next exam is the Design Aptitude Test (DAT), and candidates will be given two hours to complete it. Their aptitude for the power of observation & imagination, communication skills, sensitivity to the environment, creativity, drawing and design ability, etc. will be assessed from this test.

MAT: Media Aptitude Test (MAT) assesses a media school candidate's aptitude for creative thinking, visual expression, command over language and power of observation.

Stage 2- Personal Interview

Candidates will have to appear for a personal interview (PI) at the particular exam centre/ personal interview centre after the selection rounds i.e., GPT and DAT. This will also involve a portfolio evaluation/ material managing skill test.

As a part of the admission process, Pearl Academy evaluates aspirants on the basis of :

  • Aptitude
  • Creative and aesthetic sense
  • Career focus
  • Level of commitment and energy
  • Ability to express oneself
  • Potential as a team member
  • Eligibility to pursue the programme and communication skills.

General Information

Pearl Academy

Pearl Academy was established in the year 1993 .

Pearl Academy has campuses in :

  • We have 6 campuses- Delhi, Mumbai, Noida and Jaipur and other two campuses would be up and running in the Year 2020 at Bangalore and Kolkata.
  • There is no differentiation in terms of placements. Any job openings are made equally available to all campuses.
  • All our campuses are multidisciplinary, well equipped with world class infrastructure, slick classrooms, technical laboratories and inspiring wide collaborative spaces.

  • For 3 Year / 4 Year UG course: 10+2, in any discipline.
  • For 2 Year PG Course / 11 Months PG program: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • For 11 Months Professional Program: 10+2 or equivalent

We have outsourced the facility to COHO and MY SPACE in Delhi NCR and Mumbai respectively. Within a radius of 5 kms of the campus the hostel is available with state of the art facilities including fully furnished AC rooms with bunk beds, washrooms with complete fittings, Geysers and exhaust fans and comfortable mattress, housekeeping, launderette, entertainment, power back up etc. The rent is approx. between 2.5 lakhs per annum for Delhi NCR and Jaipur and approx. 28000 per month @ Mumbai

Breakfast, Light Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner to be served daily as per shared menu

Other Amenities:
- App based concierge support
- In-house hostel warden
- Regular community/fun events at the hostels

We provide opportunities to our students to learn the best global practices through several international platforms such as exchange programs, summer programs, art fests, workshops and many more. Our extensive international tie-ups facilitate over 300 students each year to participate in reciprocal exchanges, international conferences, study tours and summer school programs. Last year 369+ students went for exchange. Some of our prestigious partners are Torrens University in Australia, University of Derby, UK, MMU, NTU, Media Design School New Zealand, NABA in Milan, Domus Academy Milan, BTK Academy of Design Berlin, etc

Delhi Campus –

Delhi has two campuses: in Naraina and Rajouri Garden. The Naraina campus is fully equipped with world class infrastructure. It has been the launch pad for design, fashion, business and media professionals for the last 25 years. The Rajouri Campus is 100,000 sq ft. and is designed around the needs of design students, providing them with a contemporary architectural canvas that is permeated with slick classrooms and wide collaborative spaces perfect for the 21st century learner.


Mumbai Campus

The Mumbai Centre with its state-of-the-art labs for media, fashion, product and interiors have ensured a world class learning experience for students. Located right in the centre of bustling Mumbai makes it a great place to get ready for the creative industries. The Mumbai Campus has won accolades like, ‘Mid Day Excellence in Education Awards 2017’, ‘Best Upcoming Design Institute in Mumbai’ award at ‘Brands Academy Education Excellence Awards’ 2014 and Bronze Award under ‘Emerging Design School Category’ at The Edutainment Awards, 2016.


Jaipur Campus

The Jaipur Centre has been awarded as one of the most beautiful college campuses in India by India Today, 2016 and has also won ‘Best Learning Building’ Award at the World Architecture Festival Awards, 2009. It’s spread over 3.28 acres and has state-of-the-art infrastructure which includes world class fashion, interiors, jewellery & gemmology labs, making it the ideal place to learn the nuances of fashion and design. The Centre has hosted the 14th International Conference of the International Foundation for Fashion Technology Institutes in 2012. Affiliated to Rajasthan ILD Skill University for B.Voc Degree


Noida Campus

The campus is located in the heart of Noida, a part of the National Capital Region (NCR). This campus houses state-of-the-art labs like Sewing & Cutting, Printing & Embroidery and Make-up. It has a well-stocked Library and Resource Centre along with Design & Drawing Studios, Pattern-Making Studios and more. It’s surrounded by renowned export houses and studios of fashion designers.


Following are the highlights of Faculty Group :

  • 200 + Faculty members
  • The entire faculty (Full time + visiting), undergoes the academy’s higher education training program (TLHE)
  • A few full time faculties undergo a higher education certificate training program provided by Nottingham Trent University, UK

In the search for India’s top creative minds - We are offering up to 100% scholarships to the most creative and disruptive minds from India.

Industry & Job Market

Pearl Academy has established extensive international tie-ups with eminent institutions for student/faculty exchange, training and consultancy services, international conferences, and joint projects. Its vision embodies a commitment to global network and collaborations and sharing of best practices for mutual growth and benefits.

Types of International exposure:

  • 8-12 weeks or full semester exchange programmes
  • International Summer School programmes
  • Study Abroad programmes
  • Participation in global events in international Universities & partner institutions
  • International Study Module (4 weeks)
  • Opportunities for international internships
  • Collaborative Projects
  • Masterclass by renowned international experts and faculty from partner institutions

Pearl has Recruiters See here


Feedback from Ex-Silica students currently enrolled at PEARL ACADEMY:
Student Name / Course / Year Feedback
1. Raashi Gautam Bhandari's Parent (2019) Pearl is very good Institute, She is enjoying and learning many new things. Her journey with Foundation Module was great. The module was very structured and helpfull. All the faculties are good and knowledge. So overall experience is great.
2. Zaheen M Mirajkar (2019) Little costly but worth it, Faculties are very helpful and focused. Personal attention are given in Pearl to every students. You can approach faculties easily. Foundation module was very useful. Many new things were taught in Foundation which had helped in my Design Process.
3. Nidhi Fashion Designing (2018) The college atmosphere is very good. Workshops are held at the beginning of every module. Open labs held at different places on various topics. Semester one was based on sketching. They focus a lot on improving our sketching. The Faculties are experienced and very good.
4. Parth Fashion Designing (2018) Everything is good & Happening.Faculties are good & friendly too. There is no much work load. Fashion Shows are been conducted & For guest lectures International Faculties are been invited. Campus & Infrastructure is excellent. Overall experience is excellent & enjoying Studying in Pearl by learning new things.
5. Pearl Fashion Designing (2017) Foundation is same as silica, Pearl is providing Australia Degree in 2 ways ie either online or go directly to Australia, or 4 yrs Diploma(through Pearl). The rating of Torrens university needs to be checked. Faculty at Pearl is good and every month we have lectures by experts. They assist with contact nos. for our internship in the last year.
6. Sufiyan Fashion Designing (2018) The college is very good and i am getting a good industry exposure along with quality education. Faculties are good and experienced. Different kinds of workshops are conducted every 15 days.
7. Kripa Fashion Designing (2018) Faculties are good and have lots of industry knowledge. It i s a little expensive, but worth it. The college gives a lot of industry exposure ,Students are sent to work with Designers. Students work with professional models and put up a show organised by Pearl. Lot of Practical knowledge is given. We have submissions every 2 weeks which helps us.
8. Manali Product Design (2018) Students are given exposure to laser cutting designing and redesigning objects in the first term itself, Faculties are experienced .The machine available are of good quality. We receive good guidance on how to use the machines. There are Factory visits conducted. We participated in Kala ghoda festival & Pune design festival. Fees are slightly on the higher side. We receive external and internal jury guidance .
9. Aakruti Fashion Design (2018) Pearl is good, I am very happy with the faculty, all the faculties are knowledgeable and helpful The Infrastructure provided is good, Workshops are conducted regulary by experts. The fee is High
10. Smriti Comunication Design (2016) Overall finding it good. Now in 3rd year. Faculties are well experienced. If any feedback regarding Visiting faculties are given it is implemented or they give us other faculties. We have also been provided with Adobe software for our assignments. Workshops are been conducted. Quite Happy learning with new techniques.
11. Nikita Fashion Business Management (2018) Good College. Very Interactive i.e. they conduct workshops and field visit so that the subject is more understood.. Teaching is Good. Good experienced Teachers are there and they delivery the training well. Fees per semester is approx 2 Lacs. Each year has 2 semesters. They also give placements. Students join this college looking at their placements.
12. Nivedya Fashion Communication (2018) It is a good college. Campus is small, it has 6 floors with bright/colourful, AC class rooms, Well equipped Computer labs. Proper maintenance and hygenic. Lots of mannequins & sewing machines are provided for Fashion Students. Faculty room is there in every floor for easy interaction. In the 1st semester, lots of activities & workshops are conducted.Students are told to research on a particular topic and then interaction during the lecture is conducted. Faculty are friendly and answer all queries. they help even on phone. The Foreign faculty is for 2nd,3rd & 4th Year. Hostels are like apartment with club house & swimming pool. Canteen is good, clean and cheap. Fees are approx 2.5 per semester. All festivals are celebrated. In 3rd & 4th year, students are given internship in companies for 3 to 4 months which give a good experience to the students. Placements are given after 4th year. The have tie up with top companies, film industry & fashion brands. Sister has done her fashion Design course from Jaipur branch. She got a placement after her course. Pearl gives both diploma and degree simultaneously after the completion of their course as they conduct extra classes and give training to students for degree course.