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Academic Year 2017

Under Graduate Courses

Beginning 2017, students will be enrolled for a Pathway of 11 month Diplomas that culminates in a Professional Diploma at the end of their 3rd or 4th year depending on the chosen course. This pathway offers increased industry integration and greater international exposure. The institution has also strengthened its partnership agreements with Domus Academy in Milan, Italy and the London College of Fashion, UK, to allow students to take advantage of the benefits of additional international exposure. The Pathway of Diplomas also offers interdisciplinary learning modules and the opportunity to study alongside students from other programs for a more robust learning experience and diversified industry engagement.

Pearl Academy does not offer any degree program.

For an Indian degree and to pursue further studies within India:

In addition to the pathway of diplomas at Pearl Academy, students will simultaneously be registered for a B.A. Degree with IGNOU at no additional cost.

Read more about IGNOU here

This will be facilitated across various Pearl Academy campus locations. Pearl Academy is a regular IGNOU study center in India. The IGNOU degree is recognized in India and makes one eligible to continue studies at both public and private institutions in India. 

Towards an international degree and to pursue further studies outside India: 

Pearl Academy has signed an articulation agreement with Torrens University, Australia 

Under this agreement, Pearl Academy students get the following options to transfer into an internationally recognized Bachelor of Design/ Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Media & Communication degree (depending on the chosen course) at Torrens University, Australia.

a) Transfer to Torrens University and complete the final year in Australia with a 40% scholarship.


b) Transfer to Torrens University and complete the final year online while paying the same fees as they did at Pearl Academy.

click here to read communication from vice chancellor (Torrens University).

Know More About Torrens University Here

Post Graduate Courses

The Post Graduate Diplomas are validated by Domus Academy, Milan, Italy.

Domus Academy, Milan is an internationally renowned innovative arts and design academy based in the heart of Milan’s design scene. DA is one of the largest private educational academies in Italy. Domus Academy was set up in Milan in 1982, with the aim to become a reference centre for Italian Design and Fashion. It is one of the innovation driven institutions where students are encouraged for interdisciplinary adventures.

Domus Academy is ranked by Businessweek as one of the 30 Best Schools of Design in the World.

Read More about Domus Academy

For detailed list of students and the university they have attended to pursue higher education, click here

Till Academic Year 2016

Pearl Academy has not been offering any degree programs. The BA (Hons.) and Masters Degrees are awarded by the Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Nottingham Trent University was founded as a new university in 1992 from Trent polytechnic (later Nottingham Polytechnic). Its roots go back to 1843 with the establishment of the Nottingham Government School of Design which still exists within the university today. It is the 16th largest university in the UK (out of 165) with approx. 27,000 students. Read more about NTU

The BA (H) and Masters Degrees, issued by Nottingham Trent University are not recognised by the UGC. Students with these degrees/qualifications are eligible to progress to any international university but are not eligible to transfer or progress to any university, deemed to be university or any institution recognised by UGC in India.

Students with NTU degrees are eligible for employment in private organisations in India or internationally, but not entitled to apply for Government jobs in India. However students from Pearl have been employed by leading companies in India and overseas. With employability rate of 96%, Pearl focus remains developing professionals.

The Batch of 2016 was the last cohort of students to graduate with NTU degrees upon completion of their program. This has not impacted any existing students as they will be under the existing validation agreement, which extends until 2020. There will be a gradual phasing out of the NTU validated courses, and students will be required to work to the following final completion dates:

·         MAs – to complete by July 2018

·         BA courses already in run-out – to complete by December 2018

·         3 yr BAs – to complete by December 2019

·         4 yr BAs – to complete by December 2020