FAQs

  • Q: I am interested in joining Pearl Academy. What are the main timelines for admission tests?
  • Q: How do I apply?
  • Q: What all courses are offered at Pearl Centres ?
  • Q. How the result will be communicated ?
  • Q. What is Selection Criteria ?
  • Q: What is the eligibility criteria/entry requirements for admission?
  • Q: Can I apply for all Admission Cycles?
  • Q: How can I schedule a meet with an admission counselor?
  • Q: I need guidance to choose my course choice?
  • Q: Where do we send the form?
  • Q: Do I get an acknowledgment of form submission?
  • Q: What is the pattern of admission test?
  • Q: How can I prepare for the written examination?
  • Q: Where all would we have the test centres?
  • Q: How will I get the Admit card?
  • Q: Is there another criterion where I can qualify for admissions without giving entrance exams?
  • Q: What if I am staying abroad and can’t appear for test/interviews?
  • Q: What is the admission criterion for international students?
  • Q: What if I don’t get admission in any of the Admission Cycles?
  • Q: What if I don’t get my 1st choice of pathway / campus?
  • Q: Can I get admission with advanced standing / credit transfer for other studies I’ve done?
  • Q: Can I block my seat through the Industry Sponsored category?
  • Q: What is the process to get my fee refunded?
  • Q: What if I have changed my mind again and want to come back after I got the refund, do I have to appear for the Written Test and Personal interview again?
  • Q: Which are the test centers where Pearl Academy's entrance examination will be conducted?

Admissions are open from November 2017 till June 2018 for the academic year commencing from July 2018.

ADMISSION CALENDAR - 2018

Entrance Exam Date - 6th July, 2018

 

4-YEAR UNDER GRADUATE PATHWAY

Mumbai

Delhi NCR (West)

Delhi NCR (East)

Jaipur

FD

Fashion Design (Fashion Design/ Fashion Accessories/ Fashion Textiles)

v

v

v

v

FSID

Fashion Styling & Image Design

v

v

v

 

CD

Communication Design (Graphics/Interaction/Animation-VFX)

v

v

v

 

ISD

Interior & Spatial Design (Interior Architecture/ Interior design)

v

v

v

v

FMC

Fashion Media Communication

v

v

 

 

PLD

Product & Lifestyle Design (Industrial Products/ Lifestyle Accessories)

v

v

 

v

           

 

3-YEAR UNDER GRADUATE PATHWAY

Mumbai

Delhi NCR (West)

Delhi NCR (East)

Jaipur

FLBM

Fashion & Lifestyle Business Management

v

v

v

 

GLBM

Global Luxury Brand Management

v

v

 

 

MC

Media & Communication (Journalism / Entertainment)

v

v

 

 

AM

Advertising & Marketing

v

v

 

 

           

 

2 - YEAR POST GRADUATE PATHWAY

Mumbai

Delhi NCR (West)

Delhi NCR (East)

Jaipur

PGFD

Fashion Design (Fashion Design/ Fashion Accessories/ Fashion Textiles)

v

v

v

v

PGIDS

Interior Design & Styling

v

v

v

v

PGFSID

Fashion Styling & Image Design

v

v

   

PGFBMM

Fashion Business (Marketing & Merchandising)

v

v

v

 

PGLB

Luxury Brands

v

v

 

 

PGCD

Communication Design

v

v

 

 

PGFC

Fashion Communication

v

v

 

 

           

 

1 - YEAR POST GRADUATE PATHWAY

Mumbai

Delhi NCR (West)

Delhi NCR (East)

Jaipur

PGMC

Media & Communication (Journalism / Entertainment)

v

v

   
           

 

2-YEAR MASTERS

Mumbai

Delhi NCR (West)

Delhi NCR (East)

Jaipur

MAFT

Design (Fashion & Textiles)  

v

 

 

MAFMG

Fashion Marketing

 

v

 

 

           

 

11 MONTHS PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

Mumbai

Delhi NCR (West)

Delhi NCR (East)

Jaipur

Regular (9am - 12pm / 1pm - 4pm)

FD

Fashion Design

v

v

v

 

FMM

Fashion Media Make Up

v

v

v

 

PP

Professional Photography

v

v

 

 

ISD

Interior Styling & Decoration

v

v

 

 

CBHM

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

v

v

 

 

DG

Advertising & Graphics

v

v

 

 

Weekend (Alternate Saturdays)

wFWW

Fashion Women’s Wear

 

v

 

 

wPSG

Fashion Styling

 

v

 

 

wID

Interior Decoration

 

v

 

 

Result & Admission letter will be available on pearl website

UG/PG - Selection is based on entrance exam & personal interview.

Professional Certificate - Selection is based on personal interview only.

MA Applicants:

  • MAFT Course: Selection is based on personal interview & portfolio evaluation.
  • MAFMG Course: Selection is based on written exam (GPT) and personal interview.

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

For 2 Year PG Course / 11 Months PG program: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.

For 11 Months Professional Program: 10+2 or equivalent

Yes. Applicants may apply for any or all admission cycle simultaneously by applying separately for each cycle.

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. 1800 103 3005.

Our counseling team will be happy to guide you on the courses which would be relevant and suited for you. Please visit any of our Centres and contact our Counseling Team (Toll Free No. 1800 103 3005).

Applicants using Offline Application are required to submit the completed form to the address below within the stipulated time-frame:

For Draft

Applicants using Online Application (with Demand Draft as payment option) are required to send the print out of the online application form (duly signed) along with a valid DD in favour of ‘Creative Arts Education Society’ payable at New Delhi at the following address latest by the stipulated date & time stated:

Admissions Department

Pearl Academy A-21/13, Naraina Industrial Area, Phase-II,
New Delhi 110028
Tel: 011 49807100 / 101

Candidates are advised to retain a copy of the application for future reference.

Applicants using Online Application (with Debit / Credit Card as payment option) are not required to send a print out of application.

On receipt of your completed application, an acknowledgement email will be sent to you. This acknowledgement email is not a confirmation that you are eligible for the further screening process. It mainly confirms that your application has been received. Application form submission status can be checked at www.pearlacademy.com also.

Stage 1: Written Admission Test GPT and DAT

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.

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 centre /Personal Interview centres mentioned on their Admit Card.

For MAFT Pathway: Selection is based on personal interview & portfolio evaluation

A set of indicative questions is available on the Pearl Academy website www.pearlacademy.com for reference purposes.
One can also do an online course to learn how to crack interview, design portfolio or prepare for an interview. Enroll yourself at pearlacademy.com/design-prep

Below are the tentative exam cities

January Exam April Exam
New Delhi New Delhi
Jaipur Jaipur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Lucknow Lucknow
Kolkata Kolkata
Mumbai Mumbai
Ahmedabad Ahmedabad`
Noida Noida
Pune Pune
Patna Patna
Bangalore Bangalore
Bhopal Bhopal
Kochi Kochi
  Chennai
  Ranchi
  Guwahati
  Dehradun
  Varanasi
  Moradabad
  Kanpur
  Raipur
  Surat
  Ludhiana
  Nagpur
  Hyderabad

Note:
– The exam centre for MA applicants will be ‘NEW DELHI’ & ‘MUMBAI’ only.
– Other centres may also be added and such information, as well as the exact location of the centres, will be notified later.
– Pearl Academy reserves the right to cancel / add / change any entrance test center(s) due to administrative reasons.

The Admit Cards will be available Online with complete details of the date, time and venue of the Written Test and/or Personal Interview normally 4 days before the Entrance Examination for each admission cycle on pearlacademy.com

Yes, if you have qualified for following tests:-

Waiver of Written Test (GPT)

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 (2017 / 2018)
  • CAT (2017)
  • GMAT (2014-2018)

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 2017 / 2018

Applicable only for 4 Year Course in Interior & Spatial Design (Interior Architecture / Interior Design) and 4 Year Course in Product & Lifestyle Design (Industrial Products / Lifestyle Accessories)

Please enclose a copy of NATA score card 2017 / 2018 (whichever applicable) along with the Application form.

[Only for PG Course Applicants]

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

Written test / Interviews are mandatory and Pearl Academy facilitates written exams at the candidate’s school / college (with prior agreement and approval), telephonic and online personal interviews via Skype / video conferencing for the international / overseas applicants.

A few seats are reserved for foreign nationals. Pearl Academy facilitates online personal interviews via Skype / video conferencing for the international / overseas applicants are conducted. Portfolio Evaluation if required may also be conducted.

For more information, please visit: pearlacademy.com

You can get in touch with our Counseling team (Toll free No. 1800 103 3005). They would provide assistance and guidance on alternate pathways or options available.

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

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.

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

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.

No refund will be entertained for the amount paid for purchase of the application form / prospectus.

Candidates selected in either of the Admission Cycles are not required to appear again for Written Test and Personal interview. They have to request for re-admission and upon acceptance. They can deposit the full fee again to re-join. Such candidates may be offered admission to a pathway based on availability of seats at the sole discretion of the Academy.

Below is the list of centres where entrance exam will be conducted.

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bhopal
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Patna
  • Kanpur
  • Chandigarh
  • Pune
  • Bangalore
  • Nagpur
  • Channai
  • Dehradun
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Ludhiana
  • Raipur
  • Surat
  • Varanasi
  • Q: When does the academic year begin?
  • Q: What qualifications do I get after studying Undergraduate Courses from Pearl? What is the validation?
  • Q: What is the association between Pearl Academy and Torrens University?
  • Q: Is this model as per UGC guidelines?
  • Q: What qualifications do I get after studying Post Graduate Courses from Pearl? What is the validation for the same?
  • Q: What is Pearl Academy’s association with IGNOU?
  • Q: What is the benefit of IGNOU degree along with Pearl Diploma?
  • Q: I would like to know about International exchange program of Pearl Academy.
  • Q: Is Attendance compulsory?

The Academic Year commences in July / August every year. Please refer to the latest updates on the website.

Students are enrolled for a Pathway of 11 month Diplomas which are internationally benchmarked, industry integrated and encourage interdisciplinary learning. These Diplomas culminate in a Professional Diploma.

Indian Qualification

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.

These are the IGNOU courses offered at Pearl-

Delhi-NCR

Mumbai

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in 

  • English
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Hindi
  • Psychology
  • Public Admin
  • Urdu

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in

  • History
  • Sociology
  • English
  • Political Science

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

Bachelors of Arts - Tourism Studies (BTS)

Bachelors of Arts - Tourism Studies (BTS)

Certificate in Guidance

 

BBA – RAI-IGNOU

 

BBA – RAI-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

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.

OR

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

Pearl Academy is also affiliated with Sector Skills Councils under National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) an initiative of Ministry of Skills, Government of India for following certifications.

Students will have the added option for availing these qualifications. More certifications will be added.

Course Level Sector Specific Certificate

Fashion Design

(Fashion Design/ Fashion Accessories/ Fashion Textiles)

UG & PG

Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing

Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC)

Fashion Business

(Marketing & Merchandising)

PG

Apparel Made-ups & Home Furnishing

Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC)

Communication Design

(Graphics / Interaction/ Animation-VFX)

UG

Media & Entertainment Skill Council (MESC)

Fashion Media Communication

UG & PG

Media & Entertainment Skill Council (MESC)

Fashion & Lifestyle Business Management

UG

Retailer Association's Skill Council of India (RASCI)

Product & Lifestyle Design

(Industrial Products / Lifestyle Accessories)

UG

Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI)

Torrens University (Australia) recognizes the learning outcomes of students completing Professional Diploma courses at Pearl Academy based on our internationally recognized curriculum and quality assurance processes and awards a degree in Australia.

Students are eligible to transfer out of Pearl Academy and go to Torrens University after the successful completion of Advanced Diploma.

Torrens University (Australia) degree makes students eligible to pursue post-graduation in any international institution.

Pearl Academy is not offering degrees and doesn’t fall under preview of UGC or AICTE.

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.

Pearl Academy has tied up with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the largest Open University in the world and a National Resource Centre for Open and Distance Learning in the Country with international recognition and presence.

The University is committed to quality in teaching, research and training and acts as a national resource centre for expertise and infrastructure in the Open and Distance Learning system.

Pearl Academy is an authorised IGNOU Study Centre (SC 38037) where in the students can study for a Bachelor’s degree in various streams. Courses offered by IGNOU at Pearl Academy are

Delhi-NCR

Mumbai

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in 

  • English
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Hindi
  • Psychology
  • Public Admin
  • Urdu

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in

  • History
  • Sociology
  • English
  • Political Science

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

Bachelors of Arts - Tourism Studies (BTS)

Bachelors of Arts - Tourism Studies (BTS)

Certificate in Guidance

 

BBA – RAI-IGNOU

BBA – RAI-IGNOU

As a study centre, Pearl Academy will provide extensive and efficient student support services to its learners. Students enrolling in Pearl Academy will also be registered for IGNOU degree at no extra cost, the completion of which will be facilitated and will be a part of their timetable during the course study.

It is a UGC recognized degree and makes students eligible for higher studies in India.

Pearl Academy has international tie-ups with the world’s leading fashion design universities and institutions for student exchange and study abroad programmes.

Types of International exposure :

  • 8-12 weeks reciprocal exchange
  • International Summer School programme scholarships to deserving students
  • Study Abroad Programmes
  • Participation in global events in international Universities & partner institutions
  • Opportunities for international internships

Student Exchange / Study Abroad arrangements

Name of University Country

Heriot Watt University

UK

London College of Fashion

UK

LDT Nagold

Germany

University for the Creative Arts

UK

University of the West of England

UK

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

USA

NHL University of Applied Sciences

Netherlands

Amsterdam Fashion Institute

Netherlands

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Netherlands

Domus Academy

Italy

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA)

Italy

Ecole Duperre

Paris

BTK Berlin

Germany

Manchester Metropolitan University

UK

All students going abroad for semester exchange/ study abroad will get a certificate from the college they study at e.g. London College of Fashion, Media Design School, Domus Academy etc.

Students are encouraged to maintain a 100 percent attendance for each semester. However, a minimum of 70% attendance is mandatory to be eligible for assessments. Attendance may mean full presence in all scheduled contact hours between the tutors and the students and will consist of lectures/tutorials/seminars/ practical/workshops/mentoring sessions and any other contact between the tutor and the students.

  • Q: How much do the pathway cost?
  • Q: Do I get Financial Aid/ education Loan? If Yes, from which banks?
  • Q: Are there any scholarships available?
For the fee structure, please follow the link pearlacademy.com/admissions/fee-structure
Yes. Applicant is requested to contact the campus counselor for updates on the same. We do have tie ups with AVANSE Education Loans and HDFC Bank.

The scholarship is constituted to support the deserving economically less privileged students joining Pearl Academy’s Courses each year. The objective of this Scholarship is to support & reward new students constrained by economic limitations.

Eligibility :

(i) Annual gross parental / family income from all sources – maximum Rs. 6,00,000/- (INR Six lakhs only)

(ii) or as approved by Committee on individual case to case basis.

Preference to wards of Single parents

Based upon the above stated eligibility criterions, individual applicants shall submit their request for Means Scholarship in the prescribed format along with the following documents:

In case of student having single parent, please provide relevant supporting documents

Parents ITR copy of last 2 years as proof of income

NOTE: There is no concept of automatic renewal.

Notwithstanding anything under this Scholarship, Pearl Academy’s Management has right to continue or abandon this Policy going forward at any given point in time, without any prior written intimation. The CEO will be the final deciding authority for all scholarship decisions.

Chairman’s Scholarship

The scholarship is constituted under the Chairman’s fund to support the deserving economically less privileged students joining / undergoing Pearl Academy’s Courses each year.

Eligibility :

Academic Performance; and No attendance shortfall or disciplinary proceedings against the proposed awardee; and Preference to wards of Single parents; Any deserving student falling under any one of the objectives or as recommendation of the board on case to case basis.

Based upon the above stated eligibility criteria, individual Campus Directors shall nominate the students for Chairman’s Industry Scholarship.

Chairman’s Industry scholarship may be continued every subsequent year subject to funds/resources available. There is no concept of automatic renewal. However, same policy of fresh nomination, recommendations and approval by the board will follow every year, if not discontinued.

Notwithstanding anything under this Scholarship, Pearl Academy’s Management has right to continue or abandon this Policy going forward at any given point in time, without any prior written intimation. The CEO will be the final deciding authority for all scholarship decisions

Merit Scholarship (Course Toppers)

  • Merit Scholarship (Course Toppers) will be awarded annually to students who have topped (1st rank) their respective cohorts, subject to the class size of minimum 30 students.(What is the % of scholarship offered?)Merit Scholarship (Course Toppers) is subject to : – 
  • Course Topper achieving the minimum prescribed standards of achievement (Higher Second Class in UG/First Class in PG/Commendation in Masters Program – i.e. min. 60%)
  • Awardee maintaining the minimum prescribed aggregate attendance
  • No disciplinary proceedings against the awardee
  • In the case of class strength being below 30 (but not lesser than 20), the Merit Scholarship will be awarded to the Topper (1st Rank) subject to achieving [UG – minimum 70% marks, i.e., First Class and PG – Distinction].
  • Note:
  • A student will be eligible for award of only one type / scheme of Scholarship in a given academic year
  • The scholarship amount will be adjusted against student fees. No cheque will be issued
  • All Scholarship decisions will be at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee only and will be final & binding

Please note that this communication is without prejudice to any rights of Pearl Academy and this communication should not be considered as waiver of any rights of Pearl Academy in your favour

  • Q: Does Pearl provide hostel facilities?
  • Q: What are the other facilities provided on centres to the students?
  • Q: What about Placements and Internships?
  • Q: How about the fashion show / jewellery show and other graduating events?
Yes, Pearl Academy does provide hostel facilities for girls. For more information, please speak to our counselling team or refer our website www.pearlacademy.com.

Pearl Centres are fully equipped with facilities that provide the necessary infrastructure to deliver courses effectively Resources for students :

  • Student Development & Support Services
  • Well stocked library & Resource Centres
  • Recreation Rooms
  • Sports/Games Facilities
  • Medical Rooms
  • Corporate Resource Department (Placement & Career Counselling Services)
  • Cafeterias

For hands-on experience students may work inside our state of the art Design Studios, Drawing Studios, Art Rooms, Patternmaking Studios, Sewing and Cutting Labs, Weaving, Knitting, Printing and Embroidery Labs, Computer Labs, a Visual Merchandising Lab, a Photography Lab, Testing Lab, a Make-up Lab.

In addition, all our centres are fully connected with high-speed internet wifi facility, cutting edge softwares that make learning more advanced and exciting.

Academy has maintained an excellent record of 97% placements for its graduates in the last batch. All industry placements, including industry internships, are handled through a centralized Corporate Relations Department (CRD). Various brands from industry participate regularly in the campus placement services of the Academy.

Canvas – an incubation center has been set up as an ecosystem, which fosters and supports innovation, creativity and knowledge based entrepreneurship amongst Alumni and students leading to the creation of wealth and social value through successful ventures.

Immersion Cell is another exciting initiative by Pearl Academy for promoting design, fashion and business excellence. It is a platform created for interaction of the new talent pool from academy with the corporate world of sustained development through design & innovation. The aim of Immersion Cell is to help students grow and identify the industry requirements by giving them the firsthand experience of working within the corporate environment via learnings led project.

Along with obtaining a world-class education, Pearl Academy students are provided with platforms to showcase their creativity through strategic events / activities held both on-campus and off-campus throughout their pathways.

Landmark collaboration with FDCI provides the opportunity to our School of Fashion, Styling & Textiles students to showcase their work at FDCI organized fashion weeks across India.

Our annual graduating event PORTFOLIO provides a grand platform to our Design, Business & Fashion students to showcase their work in the presence of noteworthy designers, academicians & industry mentors and guests from the corporate. This mega event is one of the most awaited event of the year for us.