Mumbai, 26 November, 2018: Pearl Academy, India’s leading institute of design, fashion, business and media, organized annual convocation ceremony, to felicitate the graduating batch of 2018 at Manik Sabhagriha Auditorium in Mumbai. Mr. James Raphael, Executive Head at Retailers Association’s Skill Council of India, and Mr. Sujit Patil, Vice President and Head - Corporate Brand and Communications, Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies were the chief guests on the occasion. 253 students from under graduate and post graduate courses from various disciplines were felicitated.
99% students of Pearl Academy seeking jobs have been successfully placed in leading corporates and designer brands this year. Recruiters and designers brands such as Accenture, IBM, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Capgemini, H&M, Walt Disney, Ritu Kumar, Shantanu & Nikhil, Abraham & Thakore have visited Pearl Academy campuses and recruited young creative professionals. In the year 2018, 654 new companies visited Pearl Academy campuses to hire professionals from different streams.
Speaking at the convocation, Professor Nandita Abraham, President, Pearl Academy, said:
“It gives me immense pleasure to congratulate each one of you on the successful completion of your course. I am extremely happy that this year the first batch of undergraduate students are passing out from our Mumbai campus. Your dedication to learning and to innovate has been invaluable for our institute. The perseverance and hard work of our faculty has helped students excel in their fields. I would like to thank the industry for nurturing this talent over the years and our international partners for providing the much needed global exposure that has made our students ready to take on the world.”
James Raphael, Executive Head at Retailers Association's Skill Council of India, said, “It was a great experience interacting with young minds of Pearl Academy. They are the future entrepreneurs. Seeing the energy of today’s youth, it is evident that the talent is now moving towards creativity and in a positive direction.”
Sujit Patil, Vice President and Head - Corporate Brand and Communications, Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies, said, “Attending the convocation was a great experience. It was heartening to be around so much positivity. We have high expectations from Pearl graduates. I am sure they will have great careers.”
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