Academic Year 2018 - 19

Under Graduate Courses

Professional Diploma

Students are enrolled for a Pathway of 11 month Diplomas that culminates in a Professional Diploma. These diplomas are internationally benchmarked, industry integrated and encourage interdisciplinary learning. For more details please refer to individual course pages and Pearl Total Learning System.

Indian Recognized Degree

Pearl Academy does not offer any degree program.

Students are encouraged to register for a degree course with IGNOU, at no additional cost.

Pearl Academy recommends the BBA in Retailing (RAI-IGNOU) for students taking up fashion, design and business streams as it will supplement their learning. Students who are joining the School of Media, may take up BA in English. Know more about other available courses from IGNOU.

The IGNOU degree is recognized in India and abroad. With the IGNOU degree, all graduates are eligible for pursuing their Masters in any Govt. affiliated institutes like NIFT, NID and other universities. Click here to know about prospects of studying further at NIFT and NID. 

Option for International Qualification

Pearl Academy diplomas are internationally benchmarked. After completion of their Advanced Diploma at Pearl Academy, students have an option for a full credit transfer out of Pearl Academy to Torrens University, Australia towards an internationally recognized Bachelor of Design/ Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Media & Communication degree.

Students have the following options:

a) Transfer into Torrens University and complete one year in Australia with a 40% scholarship.


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

Click here to know more about Torrens University, Australia.

Every year, a sizeable number of Pearl students have traveled abroad for pursuing higher education. For details, click here.

Know more about NSDC affiliations.


Post Graduate Courses

On successful completion of two-year PG pathway, a student is awarded a Post Graduate Diploma from Pearl Academy validated by Domus Academy, Milan, Italy.

The curriculum of the PG Diplomas is developed in association with Domus Academy.

All PG Pathways at Pearl have an in-built 4-week exchange module (optional) at Domus Academy, Milan where students
1. Attend classes at Domus Academy

2. Get a global experience and learn latest international trends
3. Attend workshops, visit local factories / manufacturing units and interact with the industry experts of international market

Additionally, Domus Academy faculty visit Pearl every year as international faculty.


Accreditation facts till Academic Year 2016

Pearl Academy does not offer any degree programs of it’s own. The BA (Hons.) and Masters Degrees are awarded by the Nottingham Trent University, UK.

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 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.

The Batch of 2016 will be the last cohort of students to graduate with NTU degrees upon completion of their program. 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

·         3 yr BAs – to complete by December 2019

·         4 yr BAs – to complete by December 2020

Pearl Academy and NTU continue to have a strong relationship.