Frequently Asked Questions

What all courses are offered at Pearl Centers?

A list of all courses offered is as follows:

 

4 - YEAR UNDER GRADUATE COURSE

Mumbai

New Delhi

Bengaluru

Kolkata

Noida

Jaipur

FD

Fashion Design

v

v

v

v

v

v

FSCD

Fashion Styling & Creative Direction

v

v

v

v

v

 

CD

Graphics & Communication Design

v

v

v

v

   

ISD

Interior Design

v

v

v

v

 

v

FC

Fashion Communication

v

v

v

v

 

 

PLD

Product Design

v

v

v

v

   

TD

Textile Design  

v

     

v

AD

Accessory Design

v

v

     

v

A-VFX

Animation & VFX

v

v

v

v

 

 

GD

Game Design

v

v

v

   

 

GD

Jewellery Design

 

 

     

v

UEID

User Experience & Interaction Design

v

v

v

v

 

 

               

 

3 - YEAR UNDER GRADUATE COURSE

Mumbai

New Delhi

Bengaluru

Kolkata

Noida

Jaipur

FLBM

Fashion & Lifestyle Business Management

v

v

v

v

   

GLBM

Global Luxury Brand Management

v

v

v

v

 

 

J - MC

Journalism (Media & Communication)

v

v

v

v

 

 

E - MC

Entertainment (Media & Communication)

v

v

v

v

 

 

AM

Advertising & Marketing

v

v

v

v

 

 

DSMM

Digital & Social Media Marketing

v

v

v

v

 

 

DBDA

Digital Business & Data Analytics

 

v

v

v

 

 

MEM

Media & Entertainment Management

v

v

 

 

 

 

           

 

2 - YEAR POST GRADUATE COURSE

Mumbai

New Delhi

Bengaluru

Kolkata

Noida

Jaipur

PGFD

Fashion Design

v

v

v

v

v

v

PGIDS

Interior Design & Styling

v

v

v

v

 

 

PGFSID

Fashion Styling & Image Design

v

v

v

v

   

PGFBMM

Fashion Business (Marketing & Merchandising)

v

v

v

v

v

 

PGLB

Luxury Brands

v

v

v

v

 

 

PGGCD

Graphics & Communication Design

v

v

v

v

 

 

PGFC

Fashion Communication

v

v

v

v

 

 

PGTD

Textile Design  

v

 

 

 

v

PGPD

Product Design

v

v

v

v

 

 

PGAD

Accessory Design

v

v

 

 

 

v

PGJ-MC

Journalism (Media & Communication)

v

v

v

v

 

 

PGE-MC

Entertainment (Media & Communication)

v

v

v

v

 

 

PGAM

Advertising & Marketing

v

v

 

 

 

 

PGBDM

Branding & Digital Media

v

v

 

 

 

 

PGCDFTT

Costume Design: Film, TV & Theatre

v

v

 

 

 

 

PGESE

Entrepreneurship & Startup Enterprise

v

v

 

 

 

 

PGMSB

Media & Entertainment Business

v

v

 

 

 

 

PGUEID

User Experience & Interaction Design

v

v

v

v

 

 

PGRED

Retail & Experience Design

v

 

 

v

 

 
               

 

11 - MONTH POST GRADUATE PROGRAM

Mumbai

New Delhi

Bengaluru

Kolkata

Noida

Jaipur

PGEEM

Events & Experiential Marketing

 

v

 

 

 

v

               

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE - 11 MONTHS

Mumbai

New Delhi

Bengaluru

Kolkata

Noida

Jaipur

FD

Fashion Design

v

v

 

 

v

 

FMM

Fashion Media Make Up

v

v

 

 

v

 

PP

Professional Photography

v

v

 

 

 

 

SI

Styling for Interiors

v

v

 

 

 

 

CBHM

Celebrity & Bridal Hair and Make-up (specialized certification)*

v

v

 

 

 

 

DG

Advertising & Graphics

v

v

 

 

 

 

FBM

Fashion Buying and Merchandising

v

v

 

 

 

 

DFM

Digital Film Making

 

v

 

 

 

 

FDIW

Fashion Design: Indian wear

 

v

 

 

v

v

PSIC

Personal Styling & Image Consultancy

v

v

 

 

 

 

FP

Fashion Photography

 

v

 

 

 

 

WEP

Wedding & Events Photography

 

v

 

 

 

 

UID

User Interface Design

 

v

 

 

 

 

VMDD

Visual Merchandising & Display Design

 

v

 

 

 

 

SDFA

Surface Design for Fashion & Accessories

 

v

 

 

 

 

               

ADMISSION CALENDAR - 2019

Exam Date Late Date of Form Submission Result Last Date - Fee
11th January 2020 6th January 2020 22nd January 2020 3rd April 2020
18th April 2020 13th April 2020 30th April 2020 29th May 2020
6th June 2020 1st June 2020 18th June 2020 3rd July 2020

Can a student apply for UG/PG program in absence of final result of 10+2/Graduation?

Yes

A student may apply provisionally for any course but needs to produce self-attested copy of the mark sheets/ degrees before 30th November 2020. in case not able to submit the required documents by the stipulated date, provisional admission is liable to be cancelled and shall have no claim to the fee paid as per the Pearl Academy’s refund policy.

What is the eligibility criteria / entry requirements for admission?

For 3 Year / 4 Year UG course: 10+2, in any discipline.

For 2 Year PG Course: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university including Open Learning university.

For 11 Months Professional Certificate Program: 10+2 or equivalent

What is Selection Criteria ?

UG/PG

- Selection is based on entrance exam & personal interview.

Professional Certificate

- Selection is based on personal interview only.

Can I apply for all Admission Cycles?

Yes

Applicants may apply for any or multiple admission cycle simultaneously by applying separately by filling a fresh application form for each cycle.

How the result will be communicated?

Result & Admission letter will be available on Pearl website. The soft copy is uploaded on the website and is also mailed on the student’s registered E mail ID.

Can I make partial payment to reserve my seat?

Partial payment is not accepted. There are two semesters in a year and you have to pay fee half yearly semester wise as per the deadlines specified in the offer letter.

How can I schedule a meet with a career advisor?

Counseling benefits candidates in better understanding the various program options at Pearl Academy so as to make an informed choice. You are welcome to visit us and meet our trained counselors. Please get in touch with our Counseling team at Toll Free No. 18001039091, 1800212003005, 1800313003005 to fix an appointment with the Career Advisor.

I need guidance to choose my course choice?

Our Career Advisors will be happy to guide you on the courses, which would be relevant and suited for you. Please visit any of our centers and contact our Counseling Team (Toll Free No 18001039091, 1800212003005, 1800313003005) There is a live chat option available on the website between Monday to Friday – 900 -1800 hrs.

What is the pattern of admission test?

Stage 1:

Written Admission Test GPT, DAT & MAT

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

evaluates a candidate’s proficiency in the English language, Logical reasoning, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation.

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

evaluates a candidates’ aptitude for creativity, drawing, design ability, power of observation and imagination, sensitivity to environment and communication skills.

Media Aptitude Test (MAT)

evaluates a media school applicant's aptitude for creative thinking (ideation on branding or advertisement or campaign), visual expression (logo design or dialogues & expressions writing: screenplay), command over language (short report writing), and power of observation (human behavior or visual elements).

Stage 2:

Personal Interview (including portfolio evaluation / material handling skill test for Design streams).

All candidates are required to undergo a Personal Interview after the Written Admission Test at their respective Entrance Examination center /Personal Interview center’s mentioned on their Admit Card.

Is there another criterion where I can qualify for admissions without giving entrance exams?

Yes, if you have qualified for following tests:-

Waiver of Written Test (GPT)

[Only for PG Course Applicants]

Applicants of PG Pathway are entitled for waiver of General Proficiency Test (GPT) provided they have registered a minimum score as mentioned below. Such applicants will be called for Personal Interview directly subject to submission of valid scores.

  • AIMA – MAT (2019)
  • CAT (2019)
  • GMAT (2019)

The minimum scores of MAT / CAT / GMAT for a waiver of GPT required are as under:

  • Minimum MAT score of 500 or above
  • Minimum CAT score of 60 percentile or above
  • Minimum GMAT score of 450 or above

Waiver of Written Test (GPT) & Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

[Only for UG Course Applicants]

NATA score card 2019 is applicable only for 4 Year UG Pathway in Interior Design course, 4 Year UG Pathway in Product Design, Accessory Design & Jewellery Design course.

Please enclose a copy of NATA score card 2019(whichever applicable) along with the Application form.

What if I don’t get my 1st choice of programme / campus?

In the event you don’t get your 1st choice of program / campus, you will be offered your 2nd choice based on your rank / merit list. You may also apply afresh for the next Admission Cycle.

Can I get admission with advanced standing / credit transfer for other studies I’ve done?

Yes, You may apply for lateral admission to Pearl Academy via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) entry. Pearl’s APL Admission Panel will carry out an assessment of your learning outcomes for lateral entry / admission and you will be required to appear for an interview if approved by the Panel.

Can I block my seat through the Industry Sponsored category?

Yes, however, the Industry quota seats are limited. Please email us at admissions@pearlacademy.com for more details https://pearlacademy.com/admissions/industry-sponsored/. Industry Sponsored candidates will be required to pay a higher fee.

What are the withdrawal guidelines for the Academy?

Duly filled application for withdrawal from the program has to be submitted online and our Student Development Service team will get in touch with you. No other mode of request would be considered.

What is the process to get my fee refunded?

If a successful candidate does not join and applies for refund, the fees deposited by the student shall be refunded after deductions as per Academy’s Refund Policy. You can refer it on the admissions page on our website - https://admissions.pearlacademy.com/studentportal/studentlogin.aspx

NOTE - Application fee is nonrefundable.

What is the admission criterion for international students?

Foreign Nationals [Foreign passport holder] or Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) will be considered under the International category. This is irrespective of the country from where they have studied and passed the qualifying examinations.

The eligibility for any UG programme is 10+2 and PG would be graduate from the college.

The Written Entrance Examination is waived-off for International Candidates. International candidates are required to appear for an Interview and Portfolio Evaluation only.

Does Pearl provide hostel facilities?

No, Pearl Academy does not provide hostel facilities for students however. Pearl is acting as a facilitator to enable students to obtain hostel accommodation.

ZR Management Pvt. Ltd (“CoHo”) shall autonomously manage its hostel premises (“CoHo Premises”) and students shall be required to pay charges for usage of CoHo Premises directly to CoHo. There will be a direct contractual relationship between CoHo as a hostel accommodation provider and the Student as a resident. Students and parents shall directly deal with CoHo for any service issues, defects and/or any other matters or disputes arising out of or in connection with CoHo Premises or the contract with CoHo.

Each student/parent shall make his/her independent assessment with respect to CoHo Premises and decide the terms on which it wishes to avail the hostel accommodation services, based on representations, warranties, covenants and undertakings provided by CoHo. Pearl shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever in respect of any claims, actions, demands or losses, direct or indirect, arising out of or in connection with, the CoHo premises or the contract between CoHo and the students. For the avoidance of doubt, it is clarified that all mandatory compliances including in relation to fire, municipal corporation, maintenance, housekeeping, security, warden etc. shall be under the management and supervision of CoHo and CoHo shall be ultimately responsible for all legal and regulatory compliance. It will be the student’s responsibility and obligation to follow any guidelines provided by CoHo in relation to CoHo premises.

For further details, you can also get in touch with our Campus Advisors at relevant campus.

What about Placements and Internships?

Academy ensures 100% placement assistance and has maintained an excellent record of 97% placements for its graduates. All industry placements, including industry internships, are handled through a centralized Career Services Department. Various brands from industry participate regularly in the campus placement services of the Academy. Please check our website for detailed information on placement.- https://pearlacademy.com/placements/placements-and-internship

What are the Terms and Conditions for 100% Employment Promise?

For detailed Terms & Conditions, Please click on the following link

https://pearlacademy.com/admissions/terms

What are the Terms and Conditions for 50% fee waiver for international post graduate programs?

For detailed Terms & Conditions, Please click on the following link

https://pearlacademy.com/admissions/terms