M.Sc Fashion Design & Merchandising

Department of Apparel and Fashion Design

M.Sc Fashion Design & Merchandising

Five Year Integrated Programme
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 laboratories are equipped with the latest equipment and software in par with industrial requirements.

About the Programme

M.Sc 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 and internship, 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.


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, flat lock and heavy duty 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: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel draw and SpeedStep. It is also equipped with the license of WGSN - a leading website for trend forecasting, which bestows the students a wealth of information in different areas of fashion research. This laboratory also offers internet browsing facilities to the students.

  • Surface Embellishments Laboratory
    This laboratory is equipped with free style embroidery machines. It mainly caters to enriching the creative skills of the students and to develop creative products, with surface embellishments and value addition.

  • 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.

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.

  • Apparel & Fashion Design Association 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.

The Curriculum

  • Applied Geometry
  • Applied Sciences
  • Textile Science
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • English for Professional Skills
  • Surface Embellishments Laboratory I
  • Surface Embellishments Laboratory II
  • Fashion Illustration Laboratory I
  • Material Exploration Laboratory

  • Textile Manufacturing
  • Fabric Structure
  • Indian Art and Craft
  • Fashion Business
  • Pattern Making I
  • Faashion Illustration Laboratory II
  • Surface Embellishments Laboratory II
  • Apparel Production Laboratory I
  • Industrial Visit and Lecture I

  • Dyeing and Printing of Textile Materials
  • History of Costumes
  • Process Flow in Apparel Manufacturing
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Pattern Making II
  • Computer Aided Textile Design Laboratory
  • Fashion Illustration Laboratory III
  • Apparel Production Laboratory II
  • Industrial Visit and Lecture II

  • Textile and Apparel Quality Evaluation
  • Finishing and Clothing Care
  • Fashion Design Process
  • Fashion Communication
  • Principles of Management
  • Computer Aided Fashion Design Laboratory I
  • Textile and Apparel Quality Evaluation Laboratory
  • Apparel Production Laboratory III
  • Industrial Visit and Lecture III

  • Knitwear Design and Manufacture
  • Apparel Production Planning and Control
  • Apparel Marketing
  • Apparel Costing
  • Professional Elective I
  • Computer Aided Fashion Design Laboratory II
  • Fashion Photography Laboratory
  • Apparel Production Laboratory IV
  • Craft Training and Documentation

  • Research Methods
  • Fashion Retail Management
  • Apparel Merchandising
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Professional Elective II
  • Computer Aided Fashion Laboratory III
  • Fashion Draping and Styling Laboratory
  • Apparel Production Laboratory V

  • Project Work I

  • Fashion Branding
  • Ergonomics in Clothing Design
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Professional Elective III
  • Open Elective
  • Computer Aided Apparel Design Laboratory
  • Fashion Accessories Laboratory
  • Portfolio Development Laboratory I

  • Financial Management
  • Store Planning and Display Techniques
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Professional Elective IV
  • Open Elective II
  • Retail Planning Laboratory
  • Speciality Wear Laboratory
  • Portfolio Development Laboratory II

  • Project Work II

  • Footwear Designing
  • World Art And Craft
  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Creative Thinking In Fashion Design
  • New Product Design
  • Fashion Show Management
  • Fashion Styling
  • Fashion Journalism
  • Intimate Apparels
  • Sports Wear
  • Fashion Denim Wear
  • Garment Size And Fit Analysis
  • Ergonomics In Apparel Industry
  • Threads And Needles For Sewing
  • Smart Textiles
  • Garment Trims And Accessories
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Strategic Business Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Fashion Advertising And Promotion
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Fashion Consumer Behavior
  • Color Science
  • Plasma Technology In Textile Industry 
  • Environmental Science
  • Green Chemistry
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • English And Soft Skills For Employability
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Data Base Management System
  • Web Designing
  • Python Programming
  • Non Woven Fabrics
  • Industrial Engineering Techniques For Apparel Industry
  • Lean Manufacturing For Apparel Industry
  • Theatre And Film Costumes

A good academic record in Higher Secondary examination (any group) of the (10+2) curriculum prescribed by the appropriate authority of the Government of Tamil Nadu or any other examinations recognised as equivalent.

Based on ranking, as per the total marks obtained in the HSC examinations, candidates will be called for counselling cum admission and will be intimated through the applicants' registered e-mail.

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    Akshaya AS

    Production Leader Quality, Prodin sporting goods, DECATHLON, Coimbatore
    M.Sc FDM (2017-2022)

    Studying at PSG College of Technology was a pivotal experience in my life. From the moment, I stepped onto the campus, I knew that I was in for a transformative experience. I was excited to meet new people, learn from knowledgeable professors, and explore all that the college had to offer. I was particularly impressed by the amount of hands-on experience that was available. In addition to lectures, we had the opportunity to participate in lab experiments and projects that gave us a deeper understanding of the material. I had the chance of meeting people from diverse backgrounds and interests, which helped me broaden my perspectives. It was amazing to be surrounded by individuals who were just as passionate about learning as I was overall, my experience at PSG College of Technology was one that I will never forget. I am grateful for the opportunities I had to learn, grow, and connect with others. As I move forward in my career, I will always carry the lessons and memories with me.

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    Sabitha R

    Production planner, Oshadi Collective, Chithode, Erode
    M.Sc FDM (2017-2022)

    I am a person who doesn’t have any idea what's my next choice after my schooling and I always kept my thoughts very narrow and planned to just study at whichever college I get. But fortunately, I got my admission to M.Sc Fashion Design and Merchandising Programme at PSG Tech and that's the crux that happened in my life and it made my career secure by enlightening me on which path I would taste success. The 5 years of my college life taught me to manage all of my responsibilities and still make time for the things I enjoy. Having to do everything for myself helped me to grow into a more confident person. I have learned to trust my own judgment and to stand up for myself when necessary. The main reason behind all these is the selfless faculties who put down all their efforts in sowing the seeds of knowledge which they believed would become a tree with strong roots. I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the Department of Apparel and Fashion design and PSG TECH family and thank you all the faculties and the management for nourishing me with great college experience and career opportunities.

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    Abirami Ashok Kumar S

    Designer & Proprietor, The Bee label, Coimbatore
    M.Sc FDM (2016-2021)

    I have always believed that the environment is the key to success. When you are not surrounded by the right people your goal will be delayed by 50%, so that's how crucial PSG Tech is for me and my milestones. Vision turned into reality of becoming a fashion designer when I took up the 5 year integrated M.Sc. Fashion Design and Merchandising programme. Though it was a huge step towards building a strong career yet the fear of studying 5 years straight in a row kept me petrified. But it turned out to be the place where I understood myself and learnt some life lessons, enriched by the constant guidance that was provided with efficient training. The department of Apparel and Fashion Design has nourished me with great knowledge by the supporting faculties and immense fun with my energetic peers. This college and the department has provided us the platform to build our character by enhancing our leadership and negotiation skills through various forum activities and events. It has the best curriculum that involves not just theoretical lectures but a lot of experimental and explorative opportunities to make learning more interesting, as well as to connect with new personalities which definitely will help groom one's future. This sure has been the amazing 5 years in my life and I owe a lot to PSG College of Technology for who I am today.

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    Nivedha C

    Fashion Designer, PH Project, Coimbatore
    M.Sc FDM (2016-2021)

    I have always wanted to be the best and so I chose to learn from the best. But when I entered PSG Tech, I was shocked. Guess what, it had more than what I expected. It was a great experience for me studying here. You laugh, you cry, you learn and you win. That’s exactly what happens here. All the faculties have been so friendly and keen on bringing out the talents from the fellow students. The five years at PSG Tech helped me to realise my skills and nourish them. Especially I’ve created a good network with lots of personalities which are really important in one’s life.

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    Ragamalya M

    Designer, Kolour Koncepts International, Bengaluru.
    M.Sc FDM (2016-2021)

    PSG College of Technology, an institution where studies are perfectly balanced with extracurricular activities helping us to reach heights of success in every field. Professors are all experts in their respective fields thus enables us to be technically sound in our area of interest. The curriculum was challenging and the completion of work had offered a valuable insight and hands on experience in real world. Thus by providing a cross functional platform, PSG college of technology is one of the superlative choice for college.

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    Kaviya Prabha V

    Proprietor, Vyara Bridal studio, Tiruppur
    M.Sc FDM (2016-2021)

    PSG College of Technology, an institution where studies are perfectly balanced with extracurricular activities helping us to reach heights of success in every field. Professors are all experts in their respective fields thus enables us to be technically sound in our area of interest. The curriculum was challenging and the completion of work had offered a valuable insight and hands on experience in real world. Thus by providing a cross functional platform, PSG college of technology is one of the superlative choice for college.

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    Mithun Raaju T. SK

    Production leader industrialization and Quality, Decathlon Prodin Sporting Pvt. Ltd., Mysore
    M.Sc FDM (2015-2020)

    “PSG College of Technology” always proves to be the top-ranking college in providing knowledge as well as guiding students towards a positive living. I am so grateful to the wonderful faculty of Apparel and Fashion Design department who groomed me a lot in enhancing my skills and placing me in a better position. My education from PSG College of Technology has allowed me to begin a successful and fulfilling career at Decathlon Company. I owe huge respect, love and devotion to entire faculty members and department. It's their efforts that make me to count myself into better professional. I am thankful to Training & Placement cell for providing a platform to enhance my skills and an opportunity to showcase them. Thanks to the department for helping me to get placed for moving in to my successful career.

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    Aathirai .S

    Designer, Sri Anokha Design Studio, Tiruppur
    M.Sc FDM (2015-2020)

    Choosing M.Sc. Fashion Designing and Merchandising is one of the best decisions of my life. Though, initially I was skeptical about the course, 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 course. It is a carefully put together cusp of production, designing and management by experts¬¬¬¬. We have an amazing panel of faculties 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 to be precise) all of which mould us into professional individuals by honing the key skills required by the industries. Overall, it’s a blue-chip course designed to not only teach everything you need to know but lead you in the right direction to be able to succeed. Altogether the complete learning’s from the course made to strive as an successful entrepreneur now.