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Pearl Academy, Mumbai Admissions 2020

Pearl Academy is the leading global Institute catering to the needs of design, fashion, business and retail industry. Since its inception in 1993, Pearl Academy has become a pioneer in the Indian market to combine hybrid blended learning and real-time lectures in a structured manner. The core purpose of the Institute is to provide education and service for the development of society. Pearl Academy, Mumbai delivers quality education in the field of design, fashion and media.

Pearl Academy Admission 2020

Pearl Academy, Mumbai offers various courses under the Bachelors and Masters programmes. Numerous certifications under the Professional Certificate programme also forms a part of the courses offered in Pearl Academy admission 2020. The admission procedure depends on the candidate’s performance in the Entrance Test conducted either by the Institute or at the National Level followed by a Personal Interview. 

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Courses Offered by Pearl Academy

Pearl Academy, Mumbai provides a variety of courses at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Some of the courses with their specializations are listed in the table below:

Course Specialization
UGP (3 years)
Fashion and Lifestyle Business Management, Global Luxury Brand Management, Digital and Social Media Marketing, Media and Entertainment Management, Journalism (Media and Communication), Media and Entertainment Management, Advertising and Marketing
UGP (4 years)
Fashion Design, Fashion Styling and Creative Direction, Graphics and Communication Design, User Experience and Interaction Design, Animation and VFX, Game Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Communication, Accessory Design
PGP
Fashion Design, Costume Design, Fashion Styling & Image Design, Fashion Business (Marketing & Merchandising), Luxury Brands, Entrepreneurship and Startup Enterprise, Media & Entertainment Business, Graphics & Communication Design, User Experience & Interaction Design, Retail & Experience Design, Product Design, Accessory Design, Fashion Communication, Journalism (Media & Communication), Entertainment (Media and Communication), Advertising and Marketing, Branding and Digital Media
Professional Certificate
Fashion Design, Fashion Media Makeup, Professional Photography, Styling for Interiors, Celebrity & Bridal Hair and Make-up, Personal Styling & Image Consultancy, Wedding and Events Photography, Fashion Buying and Merchandising, Advertising & Graphics

Pearl Academy Application Form

The interested candidates can obtain the application form online from the official website or offline from the admission centre of the Institute. Once they are shortlisted, the aspirants must pay the required fees as per the Pearl Academy fee structure.

Online:

  1. Visit the official web portal of Pearl Academy, Mumbai.
  2. Select ‘Apply Now’ and register using a valid email ID and contact number for the course of choice.
  3. Login using the registered email ID and password and fill out the application form for the required details.
  4. Make a payment of INR 2000/- towards the cost of the application using a credit card/ debit card/ demand draft.
  5. The applicants must send a copy of the filled application form along with DD in the latter case.
  6. Upload the scanned copy of the prescribed documents and submit the application form online.

Offline:

  1. The application form can also be obtained from the admission office of the Institute upon payment of INR 2000/- either through cash or demand draft.
  2. Fill out the application form carefully.
  3. Attach a copy of the mentioned documents to the filled application form and submit it to the admission centre of Pearl Academy, Mumbai.

Documents Required for Admission:

  • Passport Sized Photograph
  • CAT / MAT / GMAT / NATA score card (if applicable)
  • 10th Marksheet
  • 12th Marksheet
  • Graduation Marksheet (for PG course)
  • Copy of the Demand Draft (if applicable)

Pearl Aptitude Test

Pearl Academy organises Pearl Aptitude Test with specific tests for different streams, namely General Proficiency Test (GPT), Media Aptitude Test (MAT) and Design Aptitude Test (DAT) which fetch admission to all Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. The syllabus and the examination pattern varies based on the programme opted for. The GPT is conducted for a duration of 60 minutes whereas DAT and MAT last for a period of 120 minutes.

Important Dates
Last Date to Apply Jan 5th, 2020
Examination Date Jan 11th, 2020

Entrance Examinations Accepted by Pearl Academy

Apart from the entrance test conducted by the Institute, the score of the National Level Entrance Examinations are also accepted for a few programmes.

  • A qualifying percentile in the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) fetches admission to the Postgraduate programme in Graphics and Communication Design.
  • The admission to interior design programme at the UG level is based on the NATA score.
  • A minimum score in CAT/ MAT/ GMAT as listed below is accepted for admission to all Postgraduate programmes:
    • MAT score of 500 or above 
    • CAT score of 60 percentile or above 
    • GMAT score of 450 or above

Pearl Academy UG Admission 2020

Pearl Academy, Mumbai provides Bachelor’s programme in seventeen different specializations under the field of design, fashion and media. The duration of the courses ranges from 3 to 4 academic years comprising of six and eight semesters respectively. 

Pearl Academy UG Eligibility

The basic eligibility criteria for admission to UG course is the successful completion of 10+2 from a reputed board or council with a qualifying percentage. The admission process is based on the performance of the applicant in the General Proficiency Test (GPT) and Design Aptitude Test (DAT) followed by an Interview. The selection to Interior Design and Product Design is also based on the score secured in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA).

Course Eligibility
Admission Criteria
UGP (3 years) in Fashion and Lifestyle Business Management, Global Luxury Brand Management, Digital and Social Media Marketing, Media and Entertainment Management, Journalism (Media and Communication), Media and Entertainment Management, Advertising and Marketing
Passed 10+2 in a relevant stream from a recognized board or council
Based on the performance in the General Proficiency Test and Design Aptitude Test followed by an Interview
UGP (4 years) in Fashion Design, Fashion Styling and Creative Direction, Graphics and Communication Design, Animation and VFX, Fashion Communication, Accessory Design
UGP (4 years) in Game Design, User Experience and Interaction Design
Completion of 12th standard with an aggregate of 50% from a reputed board
UGP (4 years) in Product Design
Based on the performance in the General Proficiency Test and Design Aptitude Test followed by an Interview. The candidates with NATA score will be exempted from writing GPT and DAT.
UGP (4 years) in Interior Design Class 10+2 from a recognized board in a relevant stream

Pearl Academy PG Admission 2020

At the Post Graduation level, the Institute offers eighteen different courses for admission under the School of Design, Fashion, Contemporary Media and Creative Media. The duration of the Master’s programme is 2 academic years consisting of four semesters. 

Pearl Academy PG Eligibility

To seek admission to the Master’s courses, the Institute lays it mandatory for the applicant to hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any relevant stream from a statutory University. The selection is based on the General Proficiency Test (GPT) and Design Aptitude Test (DAT) conducted by Pearl Academy, Mumbai. The candidates with MAT/ CAT/ GMAT score will be exempted from writing GPT and DAT. The PG course in Graphics and Communication Design accepts the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) rank also for admission.

Course Eligibility
Admission Criteria
PGP in Costume Design, Fashion Styling & Image Design, Fashion Business (Marketing & Merchandising), Luxury Brands, Entrepreneurship and Startup Enterprise, Media & Entertainment Business, User Experience & Interaction Design, Retail & Experience Design, Product Design, Accessory Design, Fashion Communication, Journalism (Media & Communication), Entertainment (Media and Communication), Advertising and Marketing, Branding and Digital Media Graduation in any stream from a statutory University
Based on the performance in the General Proficiency Test and Design Aptitude Test followed by an interview. The applicants will be waived from GPT on securing: MAT score of 500 or above CAT score of 60 percentile or above GMAT score of 450 or above
PGP in Fashion Design A Bachelor's Degree in any stream from a reputed University. Lateral entry for Graduate Degree/ Diploma in the related domain/ any graduate with relevant industry experience in the second year is available.
PGP in Graphics & Communication Design Graduation from a recognized University in any field of study
Based on the performance in the General Proficiency Test and Design Aptitude Test followed by an Interview. The applicants with CEED score will be exempted from GPT and are directly required to appear for the interview.

Pearl Academy Professional Certification Admission 2020

The Institute offers a plethora of certificate programmes under Professional Certification. The duration of the courses is 11 months. The classes for Professional Certification is conducted on weekdays from 8:30 am to 1 pm.

Pearl Academy Professional Certification Eligibility

The admission to any certificate programme is based on the performance of the applicant in the personal interview. Only the candidates with a passing certificate in the higher secondary examination from a recognized board or council are eligible to apply.

Course Eligibility
Admission Criteria
Professional Certification in Digital Filmmaking, Fashion Design, Fashion Media Makeup, Professional Photography, Styling for Interiors, Celebrity & Bridal Hair and Make-up, Personal Styling & Image Consultancy, Wedding and Events Photography
Completion of higher secondary education (10+2) from a recognized board or council
Based on the performance in the Personal Interview
Pearl Edge in Styling for Home, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogging, Fashion Photography, Fashion Styling

Pearl Academy Admission Helpline

Pearl Academy, Mumbai Contact Details
Phone 022 – 40585400
Email
registrar.mumbai@pearlacademy.com
Address
Pearl Academy, SM Center, Andheri Kurla Road, Next to Marol Metro Station, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400059

Pearl Academy Admission FAQs

  • Is the Institute accredited?
    - No, since Pearl Academy is not a degree-granting Institute it is not accredited by the University Grant Commission (UGC), the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) or any other regulatory body. On the completion of the course, the applicant is awarded a Post Graduate Diploma from Pearl Academy.

  • What is the admission criteria for UGP in Interior Design?
    - The candidate seeking admission to UGP in Interior Design must appear for the General Proficiency Test (GPT) and Design Aptitude Test (DAT) conducted by Pearl Academy, Mumbai followed by an Interview. The applicants with a valid score in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) will be exempted from writing GPT and DAT.

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