Fashion designing is a lucrative, appealing and exciting career option. With its traditional textile and garment trade, India has become the cynosure of innovation in garment and fashion design. A fresh crop of Indian designers with their exquisite craftsmanship has caught international attention. For anybody who wants to pursue fashion education, NSHM Design School has emerged as one of the leading fashion designing colleges of Kolkata. The institute offers a plethora of fashion programmes including B.Sc fashion designing courses.

NSHM Design School is one of the most popular designing colleges to offer a 3-year full time degree programme in Fashion Designing, under MAKAUT. It is one of the leading fashion designing colleges of Kolkata, offering B.Sc. in Fashion Design & Management, one of the best fashion designing programmes available in Eastern India. Students will have access to state-of-the-art like Art Room, Pattern Lab, Production Labs, CAD Lab & Language labs. The pedagogy supports organizing interactive sessions with guest speakers, industry visits, summer internships & project works that gives students hands-on experience of the industry. The curriculum is a perfect blend covering elements of designing, managerial and manufacturing aspects of the textile and apparel sector.



Programme Education Objective

  • Prepare students for vocations after fashion designing courses and related industry where they will be able to contribute as a designer, manufacturer, event planner, manager, entrepreneur, and other areas involving creative, technical & business aspects.
  • Help them adapt to the changing fashion trends and contribute to new fashion trends by way of continuous learning and practice and upholding the cause of environment and sustainable development with commitment to morals, values and ethics.



Career Opportunities

The Indian retail market is expected to demonstrate a promising year-on-year growth of 6% to reach USD 865 billion, by 2023, from the current USD 490 billion. The share of apparel in India’s retail market is 8%, corresponding to a value of USD 40 billion. In addition to fashion apparel, the growing demand for fashion accessories makes the Indian fashion market both interesting and lucrative.

Whether you want to pursue your fashion education from the best fashion designing colleges of Kolkata or elsewhere in India, you can land a plethora of career opportunities-

  • Costume designer
  • Fashion consultant
  • Personal stylist
  • Technical designer
  • fashion coordinator.
  • apparel production manager
  • Fabric buyer
  • Fabric quality control manager
  • Showroom sales representative
  • Illustrator
  • Cutting assistant
  • Entrepreneur with own manufacturing / export unit

Programme Structure

Core Curriculum

Fashion Studies

Fashion Psychology & Grooming

in-depth understanding of the fashion, world of fashion, trends in Clothing, process involved in Clothing selection, fashion and human behaviour



Indian Costume

different traditional textiles, historical origins, study of costumes in relation to art, fabric, footwear, head dress & other accessories during different periods of time, Indian fabric, Indian Culture and fashion



History of Western Costume

evolution of clothing, obscure beginnings of the Paleolithic Age to the modern age, cross references in clothing between diverse civilizations in different centuries.



Textile Science

To gain knowledge about different types of textiles, its properties and suitability for different products in fashion & garment industry



Fashion Designing

Fundamentals of Design and its applications

To understand the design elements and principles and its application in fashion designing. To induce an organized methodology in developing a successful collection / line of garments, Embellishment Techniques,



Fashion Art , Drawing, and Stylization

introduce basic sketching techniques using various mediums and rendering life forms, basic fashion illustration croquis with proportion, body movements and various poses, illustration skills, signature style of sketching, various artists styles of illustration, textile rendering using different media.



Computer Graphics & Design

application suite of Ms-Office, Creative and graphic design software, Computer aided design, Computer Aided Textile Designing and Presentation Software, Computerized Pattern Making & Grading Software



Surface Ornamentation

To teach the basic hand embroidery techniques, surface designing and other ornamentation techniques .To introduce various traditional embroidery techniques of India.




principles of draping, training the eye to see proportion and design detail in relation to the human body, interpret and analyze more complex drapes.



Costume & Accessory Designing

costume for the movie, theater and advertisement industry, garment designs with appropriate accessories.



Portfolio Presentation

Capstone Project – work created through all semesters, portrayal on areas of interest, communicating the capacities and capabilities, showcasing of skills and talents, creative designing, sensibilities, developing ensembles – thematic presentations and interpretations.



Garment Manufacturing

Sewing Fundamentals

To introduce various industrial machines. To understand basic sewing techniques and to acquire the basic skills of operating industrial sewing machines



Garment Construction & Assembling

To learn the construction methods of different parts of a garment and different types of finishes.designing fashionable garments. To enables the student to execute complete garments.



Pattern Making & Manipulation

To familiarize with tools and methodologies of pattern making. To understand the language of pattern making and develop the ability to create designs through the flat pattern method. advanced methods of pattern making.



Apparel Production

Materials: key aspects of materials management, supply chain, optimization, logistics management, stock and inventory control, warehousing, sales and distribution, Production: functions and procedures of apparel production unit, understanding of the latest technological developments in the apparel industry, quality control parameters, basic economics



Business Management & Entrepreneurship

Fashion Marketing

businesses create value for customers by examining the process by which marketing builds on a thorough understanding of buyer behavior and how it works in the business world. To introduce different aspects of Domestic Marketing & Retail Merchandising



Export Merchandising

goods for sale in a foreign consumer market, definition and role of the merchandiser, merchandising department in the apparel industry, expertise for appropriate selection of fabrics, trims and other materials keeping the design/style/market in perspective, case studies



Retail Store Operation

scope, functions and processes in retail store operations, store management processes, Retail supply chain management, and measures of store performance



Multimedia & E-commerce

design-to-working prototype, multimedia showcasing, Digital marketing, web, internet and E-Commerce, E-Com/ M-Com business framework, strategy, marketing and business processes.



Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Start-up : Ideation, Incubation, Acceleration, business laws, enterprise venturing-regulatory laws, business planning, resources management, accounting and finance, risks, decision making, compliances, audit, Case studies, etc






Programme Type - UG

Duration - 3 years

Minimum Eligibility - 10+2 passed in any stream from a recognised board. Candidates appearing for Class XII final can also apply.




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