Noida, May 4, 2018: Celebrating 25 years of creative impact, Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business and media, today hosted Pearl Portfolio 2018. The event was held at the Noida campus and saw a large number of students showcasing their masterpieces. Eminent personalities such as Madhav Raman, co-founder of Anagram Architects; Mohor Roy, Director, brand ideation & content lead designer at Codesign and Sumit Dagar, Design thinker, entrepreneur and product design lead at 1mg were present, among others.
The one-day event included an exhibition of ingenious projects by students from School of Design and School of Business. Surbhi Singhal displayed a unique concept of human café, her aim is to design a place that would help people come together and share their stories like travel experiences, survivors, strugglers, writers, poets and people with life changing experiences. Adding to it was a project by Sukham Sond that reflected the revival of Sukhna lake in Chandigarh, with a world-class aquarium on the backdrop. Vidhushi, a student of Interior Architecture design (IAD) created a homogenous space, including an interesting mix of recreational activities undertaken in a smog free environment. To cater to the needs to elite segment of the society, Krishna Verma displayed jewelry boutique designed to give a luxurious and exquisite treatment for people who like to indulge in the opulent pieces of jewels and watches. Similarly, through ‘#Redefine’, a deaf awareness campaign by Akangksha Sarmah, a communication design student, she made active efforts to address and gain understanding of the Deaf culture.
In the wake of advanced technologies, design has emerged as a new-age career option for students in today’s world. It offers myriad learnings in creativity backed by great career growth. Pearl Academy has always been at the forefront, providing students with matchless national as well as international exposure thereby making them industry-ready.
The exhibitions were followed by a panel discussion - ‘Failing to succeed’ with Madhav Raman, Mohor Roy and Sumit Dagar, among others. The event ended with an award ceremony felicitating the works of the students. On May 4, different workshops were also organized for students.
Commenting on the occasion, Prof. Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy said, “It was a proud moment to see the work of the graduating students. Our commitment to create industry ready young professionals was appreciated by the industry. I would like to congratulate campus director, Dr. Veena Dutta and all the faculty of Pearl Academy Noida.”
Pearl Portfolio is an annual event and a launch platform for its graduating students that mark their entry into the professional world. It provides them with a unique platform to showcase their masterpieces in front of mass audiences. Pearl Academy is the first Indian institute to be ranked number 21 among top 25 Graduate Fashion Colleges in the world.
About Pearl Academy
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 over two decades. With a legacy of 25 years, Pearl Academy offers over 30 uniquely designed under-graduate, post-graduate and professional development pathway through its campuses in Delhi, Noida, Jaipur and Mumbai. 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. Its path-breaking alliances with renowned organizations such as the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) have ensured that its faculty and students get an exclusive access to ‘industry in the classroom’.
The institution was ranked as the best private fashion college in India for the fourth consecutive year by India Today – AC Nielson survey, The Week – Hansa Survey and Outlook – Drshti Survey. Pearl Academy was awarded the ‘Best Design Institute in India’ in 2016 and 2017 by industry body ASSOCHAM. Jaipur campus of the academy was ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in India by India Today. The institution was also awarded as ‘Best Education Brands 2017’ in Fashion Design Category by The Economic Times. It is the only Indian institute to feature in Business of Fashion’s Top 25 Global Fashion School Rankings (Graduate) in 2017. Pearl Academy is a member of Laureate International Universities Network, a global network that has presence in 25 countries and is serving more than one million students. The Academy is also closely associated with renowned global institutions such as London College of Fashion (UK), Domus Academy (Italy), Media Design School (New Zealand) and NABA (Milan) amongst many others. For more information, please visit: www.pearlacademy.com
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