About the Department

The Department of Apparel & Fashion Design was constituted in the year 2014. It offers a five year integrated programme M.Sc. Fashion Design & Merchandising. The programme is the first of its kind at the university level, offered to meet the creative and technological manpower needs of the industry. This programme primarily aims at equipping the students to face the intellectual demands imposed by the complex fashion and apparel industry. The department also focus on the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to develop the latent talent in students. The department is equipped with laboratories furnished with latest equipment and software in par with industrial requirements.

Facilities

To give hands-on experience with industry-standards, the laboratories are equipped with the latest machinery and software.
Pattern Making Laboratory
Pattern Making Laboratory is equipped with the facilities and tools for drafting and has dress forms for fit analysis and draping.
Garment Construction Laboratory
This Laboratory is equipped with industrial sewing machines like single needle lock stitch machines, over lock machines and flat lock machines.
Computer-aided Fashion Designing Laboratory
The CAFD laboratory trains the students in enhancing their creativity in fashion designing with the help of software like Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Colour Matters and Speed Step. It is also equipped with license of WGSN – a leading website for trend forecasting, which bestows the students a wealth of information in different areas of fashion research.
Surface Embellishments Laboratory
This laboratory is equipped with free style embroidery machines. It mainly caters to enrich the creative skills of the students by helping them to style and develop new products, give value addition and surface embellishments to apparel and accessories.
Fashion Photography Laboratory
This laboratory is equipped with the state of art cameras, different lightings, soft boxes, reflectors, green room etc to enable the students to take pictures of their garments/accessories/products and present it attractively.
PSG Fashion Design Studio
The studio provides a platform for research and consultancy activities. It aims in customized design creation for target consumers, design and development of apparel and accessories, etc. It also offers a space for students to display clothing and accessories developed by students and build their confidence level.
Department Library
The department is equipped with state of art library with latest books, magazines and journals in the area of fashion design, art, craft, photography, production, and management. It is also equipped with computers having access to e books, journals and magazines.

Apparel & Fashion Design Association

AFDA functions as a forum for students to organize design and technical events; and thereby facilitate interaction with experts from industry and academia. Students actively assist in organizing national /international conferences, seminars, workshops, symposia and participate in the proceedings. Eminent speakers from industry and academia deliver lectures on current trends in the apparel and fashion industry.
Co-curricular & Extra Curricular Activities
Students take part in various intra/inter college competitions such as product design development, illustration, logo designing, draping, paper presentations, painting, quiz and debate. They also take part in events organized by retailers and export industries. Apart from the co-curricular activities, students are also encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities in various clubs in college, sports, NCC and NSS to enhance their personality and character development.

About the Programme

Fashion Design & Merchandising is a five year integrated degree programme started in the year 2015. The programme consists of ten semesters (8 semesters of theory and practical courses and 2 semesters of project work associated with apparel manufacturing industry/retail industry/product development/consumer studies). The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates with a solid understanding and expertise required to enter professional practice in the challenging and competitive fashion industry. After completing the programme, the students will be moulded as “Complete Professionals” bestowed with design competence and managerial acumen, enabling them to face the industrial and managerial demands in the fashion arena. The uniqueness of the programme is providing opportunity to the students to access the industry through well structured cluster visits, international and national invited lectures, industrial visits and internships thereby enabling them to be abreast with the industry and its practices. The curriculum is set with the following Programme Educational Objectives:
  • To provide a strong grasp of fashion evolution and cultural relevance of clothing to encourage design output generated by inspiration and research.

  • To provide students with a thorough comprehension of the design process through critical creative thinking, computer aided design, along with conceptual and experimental exploration.

  • To address specific areas of apparel manufacturing, marketing, management and research related to the fashion industry.

  • Industry Interaction Embedded in the Curriculum
  • Internship
  • Students undertake Project Work I during the seventh semester and Project Work II during the tenth semester. The Project Work I and II are undertaken in leading industries/ boutiques/ universities (national / international) / research organization or in the college. The students choose their area of interest (designing, production, merchandising and management) and select relevant industry/ organization to undergo a six months internship. The internship provides them a platform to understand the industrial practices and carry out a project based on the real-time problems. I help the students in enriching their knowledge and improving their designing, problem solving, communication and presentation skills.
  • Craft Training and Documentation
  • The students undertake two weeks of craft training at the end of the fourth semester in a cluster. The crafts include pottery, metal embossing, wood carving, weaving, painting, knitting, embroidery, etc. The students develop innovative products with the skill acquired from the craft cluster.
  • Industrial Visit and Lecture
  • Industrial visits and guest lectures will be arranged by the department relevant to the courses, students study in the particular semester. This will enable them to have a practical exposure to the concepts that they learn in the theory course and help them to have an experience of the industry practices.

    Eligibility

    Higher Secondary examination (any group) of the (10+2) curriculum prescribed by the appropriate authority of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu or equivalent.

    Based on the total marks obtained in the plus two examination, the students will be selected for admission and will be intimated through applicants' registered e-mail.

    How to Apply

    Application can be made only online by entering all the particulars including marks along with on-line payment through the Net banking/Credit card/Debit card. All dates are subject to change based on HSC examination results.

    Programme Outline



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    Testimonial

    Aathirai. S
    M.Sc. FDM 2015-2020

    For me, choosing M.Sc. Fashion Designing and Merchandising was one of the best decisions of my life. Though, initially I was skeptical about the programme, since, we were the first batch and I wasn’t into designing, day by day, year by year, it proved me wrong because FDM is more than just a normal designing programme. It is a carefully put together cusp of production, designing and management by experts. We have an amazing panel of faculty from whom we learn so much more than just the curriculum, including, time management, professionalism, leadership, inter-personal skills, all of which are crucial for both professional and personal growth. We have industrial visits, cluster visits, complete internship in two semesters (seventh and tenth semesters) all of which mould us into professional individuals by honing our key skills required by the industries. Overall, it’s a blue-chip programme designed to not only teach everything you need to know but lead you in the right direction to be able to succeed.

    PREETHI. S
    M.Sc. FDM 2015-2020

    I am very glad to share my five years bond with the Department of Apparel and Fashion Design at PSG Tech. It is one of the best and top ranked colleges in Tamil Nadu with good infrastructure and facilities. M.Sc. Fashion Design and Merchandising provides more career options such as designing, production, merchandising and management in the world of fashion. It has shaped my design skills and technical skills. The special attention and guidance of our extremely talented faculty has taken our creativities to a professional level by conducting various events such as guest lectures, workshops and conferences. The department has well equipped laboratories and library to improve our practical knowledge and also give immense opportunities to experience the practicalities of the industry by providing 6 months internship which has given me the confidence to pursue my career ahead. It has an outstanding placement team which has helped me to get a good career start.

    SRUTHI APARNA V
    M.Sc. FDM 2015-2020

    My time in the Department of Apparel and Fashion Design, PSG College of Technology, truly changed who I am. The five-year M.Sc. FDM journey took me through different phases of life both academically as well as personally. I am a believer that the heart of innovation lies on the border where diverse field intersect. The culture at PSG fostered sharing of ideas, critical discussion and collaboration among students and faculty across a range of interests. It is indeed rare to find, a large group of people with entirely different methodological and theoretical backgrounds enthusiastically discuss a common topic. The programme has a solid foundation in the field of Fashion Design providing a well-rounded, bird’s eyes view and in-depth knowledge on how the fashion industry functions. What I loved the most was that the faculties have always been motivating and resourceful in all my endeavor, giving a wider perspective for me to think creatively and thrive. Designing has always been my passion, and this programme has helped me showcase my talent and love for learning and to meticulously grow. It was indeed an amazing experience and outstanding knowledge I gained in these five years at PSG Tech.

    T. SK. MITHUN RAAJU
    M.Sc. FDM 2015-2020

    The five-year integrated M.Sc. Programme in Fashion Design and Merchandising in the Department of Apparel and Fashion Design at PSG College of technology has given me an opportunity to interact with one of the best creative minds and brought out the best in me by providing knowledge as well as guiding me towards a positive living. I am very grateful to the wonderful faculty of the department for grooming me a lot by enhancing my skills and placing me in a better position. Events like “Fashionova” & “Finesse” helped in bringing out our hidden talents in the most interesting way. Also, frequent guest lectures by professionals in the industry helped me in obtaining more practical knowledge. The internship semester in our curriculum acts as a perfect platform in starting our career. This half decade of student hood was a splendid and the most valuable period of my life.

    J. SWETHA JAYALAKSHMI
    M.Sc. FDM 2015-2020

    To study in PSG Tech is a dream for many students and I am one of them. My days in the Department of Apparel and Fashion Design at PSG Tech have provided me with a lot of opportunities in learning a wide array of subjects. Beyond textbooks, we were exposed with practical knowledge related to our studies where the large library, guest lectures, workshops helped us enormously. The M.Sc. Fashion Design and Merchandising programme is one among the innovative courses where students learn an amalgamation of designing, manufacturing, and management which in turn provides plenty of career options in the world of fashion. Other than theory and lab classes, industrial visits, internships, abroad summer schools, department association activities and various clubs of PSG Tech paint our college lives colorfully.