Wigan & Leigh College India (WLCI)

WLCI was established with the prime objective of bridging the gap between education and employment that is faced by most Indian students. Over the last 21 years, we have been continuously evolving our curriculum aligning it with the needs of the Industry where you will be hired. Today, WLCI has acquired the distinct reputation for its unique training strategy that aims to transform ‘Learners’ into ‘Achievers’. Every year, thousands of young people choose WLCI as the stepping-stone to a successful career. We offer job-specific professional courses in the wide arena of Business, Fashion, Graphic Design and Media, in over 5 locations across the Indian subcontinent.

Wigan & Leigh College India (WLCI)

WLCI was established with the prime objective of bridging the gap between education and employment that is faced by most Indian students. Over the last 21 years, we have been continuously evolving our curriculum aligning it with the needs of the Industry where you will be hired. Today, WLCI has acquired the distinct reputation for its unique training strategy that aims to transform ‘Learners’ into ‘Achievers’. Every year, thousands of young people choose WLCI as the stepping-stone to a successful career. We offer job-specific professional courses in the wide arena of Business, Fashion, Graphic Design and Media, in over 5 locations across the Indian subcontinent.

Application & Admission Process

What is the Admission Process ?

The admission process follows a comprehensive evaluation of the candidate through a Creative Aptitude Test and Personal Interview in order to ascertain their aptitude and suitability for the course.

Step 1: Creative Aptitude Test

  • The Creative Aptitude Test aims to assess the candidate’s creative aptitude and ability in their respective fields.
  • The test is administered to assess specific skills of the candidates such as power of observation, innovation design and drawing abilities.
  • An important aspect of the test is to assess the candidate’s usage of color and illustration.
  • Candidates are tested for general knowledge pertaining to their field of interest.
  • The candidate’s performance in this test is an important factor to ascertain his/her suitability for the course.

Step 2: Personal Interview

  • The personal interview is a detailed assessment of the candidate’s suitability to join the course. They are assessed on creative ability (Portfolio, Hand Skills/Writing Skills), Grooming, Communication Skills and attitude.
  • During the personal interview, the student’s portfolio and creative Aptitude tests are discussed.

Step 3: Post Interview Counselling

  • At this stage, the candidate is given detailed information of the career pathways, fee structure and the payment plan.
  • The candidate is also given opportunity to clarify any doubt regarding the course and the institution.
How can I apply ? What are the application fees ?

Applications are accepted at the following link: https://www.wlci.in/admissions/application-form.aspx

What is the Entrance Exam Pattern ?

WLCI Aptitude Test is divided in two parts :

1. Creative Aptitude Test (CAT)

  • In this written exam, the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate is judged.
  • Aspirants are also tested on creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

2. General Aptitude Test (GAT)

  • Total questions asked in WLCI Aptitude Test GAT are 100.
  • The language of the written test is English and the test duration is 60 minutes.
  • This test comprises of four sections: Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, Analytical Ability and General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
  • Each section is comprised of 25 questions.

General Information

Name of the Institute

WLCI

What was the Year of Establishment ?

WLCI was established in the year 1995

Which Campuses do they have ?

WLCI has campuses in the following cities :.

  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Bangalore
  • Kolkata
  • Kathmandu
What Programs are offered ? What is the annual intake ?

The following programs are offered by WLCI :

Program Duration
UG Programs
BA ( Hons ) Fashion Design 4 years
BA ( Hons ) Fashion Design 4 years
Bachelors of Design (Fashion Design) 4 years
BA ( Hons) Art & Design/ Animation 3 years
Bachelors of Design (Communication Design) 4 years
PG Programs
Masters of Design (Fashion Design) 2 years
Masters of Design (Fashion Design) 4 years
Masters of Design (Visual Communication) 2 years
Does the campus have Residential facility ?
The campus has hostel facilities for outstation students within a distance of 1 km from the campus.
Does the Institute have any International Affiliations ?

WLCI is affiliated with the UK based college Wigan and Leigh.

What are the Highlights of Infrastructure/facilities at the campus ?

Highlights of Infrastructure/facilities at the campus are as follows :

  • Wi-Fi enabled campus
  • Well-stocked library with over 4000 books on various subjects & national and international magazines & publications
  • In-house facilities of photocopying, scanning, printing and digitizing for maximum productivity
  • Auditorium with a provision of seating for 50 people.
  • Large fashion lecture room, a design studio and a media lecture room, well-equipped with white boards and projection facilities
  • Large parking space for staff, students and visitors
  • Cafeteria facing a landscaped garden where the students can relax and interact with their colleagues
What are the Highlights of the School’s Pedagogy & Teaching Methods ?

Following are the Highlights of the School’s Pedagogy & Teaching Methods :

  • Innovative curriculum
    The curriculum for various professional courses is designed in collaboration with eminent professionals who know the needs of the Industry. The trainers, coaches and mentors have a successful track record of training students for job-specific competencies. The course component is constantly revised to make sure that the curriculum is in sync with the needs of the time.
  • Unique training
    WLCI’s one-of-a-kind Traineeship Programme promotes out-of-the-classroom learning by providing its students with opportunities to work with the best in the industry. The ongoing training equips the students to take on workplace challenges even before completing their course. Through its well-established placement network of over 500 leading companies, WLCI provides its students the opportunity to join their dream organization.

Industry & Job Market

What are the Highlights of Industry Interaction ?

Highlights of Industry Interaction are as follows:

  • Hands on experience through news studio visits, international film festivals, fashion shows, art exhibitions and review shoots with film stars/ cricketers/ parliamentarians
  • Traineeship program provides an opportunity to gain work experience alongside the course, earn a part of the course fee and put the concepts learnt into practice
What are the Highlights of Placement for recent years ?

Following are the placement highlights at WLCI :

  • Over the past decade more than 2,500 students from WLCI have been successfully placed in the Industry.
  • WLCI’s Advertising and Graphic Design Placement Cell regularly organize seminars, pre-placement talks and campus interviews apart from a variety of student-industry interactions.

WLCI alumni have been placed with the following companies & designers :

  • McCann Ericsson
  • Rediffusion DY&R
  • Leo Burnett India
  • FCB-Ulka Advertising
  • WPP
  • Idiom Designs
  • The Shop
  • Illum Design
  • Titan Studio
  • Green Goose Design Studio
  • The Entertainment Design Company
  • Ernst & Young
  • ZEE News
  • Myntra.com
  • Koovs.com
  • Rohit Bal
  • Sabyasachi Mukherjee
  • Suneet Varma
  • Tarun Tahiliani
  • Varun Bahl
  • Artisan
  • Fab India
  • Oscar de la Renta (Paris)
  • Pantaloons
  • Cinnic- Designer Store
  • Cuties Baby’s Wear

Testimonials

Testimonials from Industry (Recruiters)
“This afternoon I saw some of the best work of students I’ve ever seen. Each of your student have a real understanding of detail , of pattern making and style. Please continue the good work.”- Rohit Bal
Testimonials from Current or Ex Students

Nitin Tiwari, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher
Creative Gaga Magazine
“ It was one of the best decisions of my life to get into WLC. As a design aspirant, I couldn’t have got a better place to learn the nuances of the art and science. The days spent here prepared me for every lesson to be learned in the ensuing life. And it was not just design, the entrepreneur in me got the perfect environment to learn and grow at WLC.”

Pavneet Bhasin, Creative Group Head
McCann Erickson
“Having spent about close to 6 years in the industry, my role as a Creative Group Head has been all about creating great ads and innovative designs. My job has been more of creating art that not just appeals visually to the eyes of consumers but also communicates the correct proposition of the product being advertised. For where I stand now, I can’t forget what role WLC played in making me advertising ready. Truly, thank you WLCI College!”

Rohit Dhamija, Creative Director
JWT India
“WLCI focuses on creative freedom and strong creative concepts. The faculty wants to see quality not quantity. The faculty is totally honest with their criticism and always give constructive feedback. Concept execution and details are all important. The recognition of my professional training & learning is evident through the Awards won at Cannes, One Show & Goa fest.”

Manish Karnatak
Bollywood Classroom
“I can blindly vouch for the in depth knowledge and vast experience of the amazing mentors at Wigan & Leigh College’s Advertising & Graphic Design Department. The College project works are still an integral part of my existing portfolio.”

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