BA (Fashion & Apparel Design)

BA (Fashion & Apparel Design)

3 Years – 6 Semesters – Full Time

Fashion Your Creative Dreams


The Fashion Design Course curriculum is based on a design sensitization that balances global fashion aesthetics with an Indian soul. It addresses the needs of the export market as well as both couture and prêt-à-porter in India. 

Holistic inputs on a generic design with a focused approach towards apparel inculcate the ability to develop and channelize creativity. A sequential hands-on experience enables students to conceptualize design, pattern making, draping, and construction of the garment of impeccable quality.

Admission to our institute will ensure a well-balanced structure of classroom training and practical application is the highlight of the course at our Fashion Design Institute. 

The course incorporates traditional rural craftwork by working with indigenous rural artisans via the cluster program. Students gain valuable insight into the broad spectrum that Indian fashion encompasses through internships at leading fashion houses/ manufacturing units to improve knowledge and overcome the practical challenges faced. This versatility is evident in the final year through the graduating fashion collections, conceptualized and constructed by the students at the Design Collection showcase.

Outcome On successful completion of BA (Fashion and Apparel Design) programme at VU (A&D) the student will be able to :
1 Get a detailed view of the overall working of the Fashion Industry and its various components.
2 Contributed hands-on knowledge and skills by interface with various craft sectors.
3 Practically manage design thinking and the ability to visualize.
4 Handed over the knowledge of the software used in the fashion industry across all levels starting from concept development to retail.
5 Equipped with core competence in the hand skills used in communicating the concepts, designing and manufacturing
6 Allocated a novel stage to its students changing them into experts and setting them up for a wide assortment of vocations.
7 Demonstrate managerial skills (Work collaboratively, communicate effectively, present professionally, etc.)
8 Apply analytical and critical thinking abilities for problem-solving.
9 Procured a capacity to examine fashion and design with insight and logical interface regarding issues identified with it and its business universally and broadly.
10 Comprehend the market structure, operational methods of the business, customer prerequisites, and assumptions as far as national and international market patterns and quality principles winning in the fashion and textile industry.
11 Accomplish capability in proficient presentations and exhibit the capacity to work with innovative skills and presentation creativity.
12 Apply calculated and down-to-earth configuration cycles to make imaginative fashion products as per the clients.



Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation Communication Ethics 2
AECC Visual Culture in Fashion 2
CC Design Fundamentals 4
CC Pattern Making & Draping 4
CC Workshop on cultural studies 4
Open Elective Hand Knitting Techniques / Crocheting Techniques / Knotting Techniques 3
Open Elective Miniature Design / Magic of Alphabets 3
Compulsory Audit Course Design Thinking 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation Personal Grooming 2
AECC Fashion Graphics 2
CC Environmental Studies 4
CC Design Process & Construction 4
CC Workshop on Craft Studies - Craft cluster, indigenous art 4
Open Elective Woven Design Techniques/ Print Design Techniques/ Embroidered Design Techniques 3
Open Elective Texture & Painting / Doodling Art 3
Compulsory Audit Course MOOC's- 1 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation Basics of Marketing & Management 2
CC Visualization and digital Representation 4
CC Costume designing and styling 4
CC Fashion Art & Design 4
CC Fashion Communication & Promotion 4
Open Elective Project- Capsule Collection / Project- Uniform Design / Project- Eco-chic Collection 3
Open Elective Remedial Vastushatra / Folk & Tribal visual art 3
Compulsory Audit Course MOOC's- 2 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation Consumer Psychology 2
CC Design for sustainability & Craft 4
CC Fabric Styling for Apparels 4
CC Trend Research & Forecasting 4
CC Lifestyle Accessories - Project 4
Open Elective Fashion Styling and Photography / Fashion Journalism / Fashion Journalism / Fashion Accessories 3
Open Elective Basics of Furniture design / Puppet Design 3
Compulsory Audit Course MOOC's- 3 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation Design & Business 2
CC Sustainable design Project 4
CC Design collection & Presentation 4
CC Design Project -Fashion Subculture 4
CC Shadowing 4
Open Elective Bespoke Clothing / Theatrical Costumes / Couture Design 3
Open Elective Fundamental of Space Planning / Audio &Visual Fundamentals 3
Compulsory Audit Course MOOC's- 4 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation Intellectual Property Rights 2
Major Project Internship / Graduation Project 16
Open Elective Fashion Catalogue Design / Brand Management for Fashion Label / Fashion Ethics & Management 3
Open Elective Soft Furnishing / Portfolio and Presentation Techniques 3
Compulsory Audit Course MOOC's- 5 2

  • Prepare graduate students for various career avenues in the Fashion Industry. This includes Designers, Fashion Merchandisers, and Managers in Fashion Production Units, Fashion Stylists, Fashion Retail Buyers, and Visual merchandisers.
  • Achieve the technical and practical skills required to execute and analyse a design related to Fashion and Apparel.
  • Attain a strong sense of imagination to flourish in the Fashion and Apparel Industry.
  • Learning through diverse pedagogical approaches.

Mrs. Reena Pandey
Faculty of Art & Design

Mrs. Reena Pandey
Assistant Professor
Ms. Nisha Khandekar
Faculty of Art & Design

Ms. Nisha Khandekar
Assistant Professor
Mrs. Vaishali Wagh
Faculty of Art & Design

Mrs. Vaishali Wagh


Indicative Probable Designations:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Visual Merchandiser
  • Production Manager
  • Pattern Maker
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Writer/Journalist
  • Fashion buyer
  • Textile designer

Indicative probable areas of Career:

  • Fashion merchandising
  • Fashion buying
  • Fashion Marketing & PR
  • Fashion journalism & publishing
  • Apparel Production
  • Couture Design

Indicative probable avenues for Employment / Entrepreneurship:

Fashion Houses, Designer’s Boutique, Export houses dealing with garment/textile, Retail and wholesale garment businesses, Government/Semi-government-handloom/textile manufacturers, Fashion show organizers/Fashion publishers, TV/Film fashion program producers/costume designers, Teaching design etc.


"I Miss Vinamrata Sonawane from the Department of Fashion would like to express my thoughts towards “Vishwakarma University” for contributing to my success. Vishwakarma is a good example of an ideal place for students who want to pursue excellence in their desired stream. I thank our HOD and the entire team of VU faculties who always supported me and motivated me to have a positive attitude of a go-getter, who always pushed us to improve our knowledge and perception better than before."

-Vinamrata Sonawane, BA FAD, Alumna


“Vishwakarma University is a good example of an ideal place for students who want to pursue excellence in their desired stream. To add a feather to the cap it focuses on rigorous training to develop the employability of every student and also offers excellent employment opportunities. The relationship between faculties and students is very cordial, which allowed me to excel in my area of interest."

-Nikita Badgujar, BA FAD, Alumna 

  • As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. These rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Vishwakarma University is conferred with the Emerging University of the Year award in Western India by ASSOCHAM in its 13th Higher Education Conclave 2020.
  • Vishwakarma University Pune has been declared Winner for Excellence in Design Education Award at the World Education Award, 2021(Higher Education) held on March 6, 2021 for the project “ Industry on Campus and Industry Connect”

Option 1- In Person 

Option 2 – Online 

Note: Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune charges application form fee.

  • Basic Qualification Required: Passed 12th/ 10+2 with English as a passing subject or 3 years Diploma or equivalent qualification from any recognized Board / University 
  • Minimum % of marks at Qualifying Exam for Open Category: 45%
  • Minimum marks at Qualifying Exam Reserve category: 40%

Intake : 30.

Programme Commencement Date : 16th August, 2021.

As applicable for UG / PG Programme

For Reserved Category Students – Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, are additionally required (over and above listed documents).

Last date of submitting all / pending documents: 30th September 2021.

  • Rs. 1,35,000/- Per academic year (annual fees). The fees will remains same for the subsequent years of the batch.
  • Hostel fees (if applicable) and Examination Form Fee will be charged separately.

Click Here to know the applicable Annual Fees and Amount to be paid in instalments.

Note: Postdated cheques (PDCs) are to be submitted for Installment II and III at the time of provisional admission along with payment of Installment I.


Option I – Visit Accounts Section, Vishwakarma University Office, Pune, and deposit only DD or Cheque of requisite amount. No Cash Payment. DD / Cheque should not be deposited directly into the bank. It is to be deposited to University’s Accounts Section (Monday – Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). DD or Cheque is to be drawn in the name of “Vishwakarma University” Payable at Pune.

Option II – EDC Machine (Card Swipe Machine). Use Debit or Credit Card to swipe for payment of requisite fees at Accounts Counter, Vishwakarma University, Admissions Office, Pune.

Option III – RTGS / NEFT / IMPS (Immediate Payment Service - Interbank Electronic Fund Transfer)

Institute Name Vishwakarma University
State Maharashtra
District / City Pune
Bank HDFC Bank Limited
Branch Kondhwe, Khurd, Pune 411 048.
Type of Account Current
Account Number 50200027418843
IFSC Code HDFC0000029 (Fifth to Ninth character is “Zero”)

After completion of the transaction, inform the accounts section at the earliest on email ( or visit the accounts section with the following details.

  1. Student’s Full Name
  2. Programme & Year
  3. Date of Transaction
  4. Amount of Transaction
  5. Bank Name
  6. UTR No. and / or Transaction Id

After receipt of said information, the accounts section will issue a payment receipt.

Separate accommodation and food facility for Boys and Girls on a first come first serve basis.

  • Boys Hostel (Grade A & B) with capacity more than 140 Beds
  • Girls Hostel with capacity more than 70 Beds.
  • Food (Compulsory) – Vegetarian
  • Booking Amount : Rs. 10 Thousand
  • Refundable Deposit : Rs. 5 Thousand
  • Laundry Charges : Charged separately
  • Transport : Hostel to VU (To and Fro) Rs. 1 Thousand - (bi-monthly) subject to minimum number of seats.

Note : Refer photo gallery for Hostel facilities.

Counselling & Admission Officers :

Mr. Ganesh Thite / Mr. Vinayak Shinde

Vishwakarma University, Main Building, Room No. 1006, Survey No. 2, 3, 4 Laxmi Nagar,

Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune - 411048.

Maharashtra, India.

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