Ajita Reddy and Neeta Lulla,Chief Executive Officer and Chief Mentor

Ajita Reddy and Neeta Lulla

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Mentor

Fashion is something that is very subjective and individualistic in nature. For many decades the Indian fashion industry was not given the proper recognition that it deserved. Today, many fashion aspirants are not able to pursue their career in fashion because people still believe that fashion and its allied sub-industries are not mainstream professions and that there are no real advantages of taking fashion as a career. Hamstech was established to help and guide young individuals to turn their passion in fashion into a profession. Through their unique courses and curriculum, Hamstech is creating awareness about the unparallel scope and opportunity that the fashion industry has to offer and after starting their operation in 1992 the institute was able to start resurgence in the Indian fashion industry that has significantly reduced the social stigma that was previously surrounding the industry. The institute has also been awarded on numerous occasions including a Forbes Listing which deems them as a 'Great Indian Institute.'

Nurturing Creativity through their Creative Curriculum
Hamstech was founded with the main objective of helping students realize the possibilities in the realm of creative education especially in the fashion and interior design space. The core ideology and vision of the institute have always been pinpointed towards turning a creative passion into a fruitful and successful career for the students. Hamstech encourages its students to pursue unconventional professional fields through their motto of 'Learn-Believe-Create'. The fashion institutes unconventional and barrier-breaking approach is clearly visible in the courses they offer. "We offer a plethora of creative courses such as fashion design, interior design, photography, graphic design, accessory and jewelry design, fashion styling and baking. Besides degree courses, we also provide 1-year certificate, short term and weekend courses which give the students the flexibility to learn as per their convenience and pursue their passion, irrespective of their age and occupation", avers Ajita Reddy, Chief Executive Officer, Hamstech.

Hamstech always makes sure that they add unique features to
make their students industry-ready. Recently the institute has launched an e-commerce platform named 'The Hlabel.com' which is exclusively developed for their fashion design students to launch their own label. The students of Hamstech get a wide variety of opportunities to showcase their works through the Hlabel fashion show exhibition. Hamstech makes sure that the uniqueness of their courses and curriculum are maintained and one of the biggest strong points of all the courses offered by the institute is the real world training along with regular industrial exposures and other special training and mentoring sessions with some of the best innovators and designers from the professional realm.

"The teaching pedagogy and infrastructure provided by Hamstech are one of the best in its class and the combination of both of these helps the students of the institute to be ahead of the creative curve"

The institute understands the importance of extracurricular activities in improving the creativity of their students and the students of Hamstech are given ample opportunities and platforms to participate in various extracurricular activities. "Hamstech prepares its students for the practical world and builds their confidence to showcase their creative abilities. That is why we conduct many shows that help them reveal their artistry, uniqueness and skills. Some of our students have achieved great heights at an early stage in their careers due to their consistent hard work and determination. We believe every young mind is a creator, an artist and hence we encourage them to enhance their skills and gain all the expertise needed to excel in their field", says Ajita. This strive for constant innovation and improvement have helped the students of Hamstech to achieve global recognition including their students participating and winning in many global competitions like the London fashion week and many others.

Betting Big on their Abilities
The teaching pedagogy and infrastructure provided by Hamstech are one of the best in its class and the combination of both of these helps the students of the institute to be ahead of the creative curve. "We take great pride in our fortified body of faculty members. All our teachers and mentors chalk out a comprehensive curriculum which incorporates innovative teaching tools, practical on-site exposure, events and competitions serving as a launch-pad for our students' careers. Like every other educational institution, we value the importance of having a robust collective of faculty members. That's why each one of these members comes with vast
experience and technical knowledge in his/her respective field", says Ajita.

Talking about the infrastructural facilities offered by Hamstech, Ajita adds "Our state-of-the-art infrastructure includes modern design studios, fashion and textile labs, extensive libraries, photography studios, culinary studios for baking and many such facilitations. We have 7 campuses across the city, which helps the students opt for a center that is accessible and convenient for them. Our students also get the opportunity to train and learn from the best in the industry and our fashion designing students have the opportunity to attend a 3-week study program in Singapore and a chance to intern with the 4-time national award-winning fashion designer and celebrity mentor, Neeta Lulla."

All these opportunities along with the strong industry tie-ups and an impeccable placement record help the students of Hamstech to excel in their career. "Hamstech's advisory board members consist of eminent personalities from the industry. Our students also attend regular seminars and workshops conducted by top professionals of the industry like Wendell Rodricks, Yeshwanth Rama Murthy, Kavita Daryani, Anand Kabra and so many others. Our major recruiters are top brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, United Colors of Design, Asian Paints, Pantaloons, Shoppers Stop, Stanza, Diesel and so much more", states Ajita.

Adding about the future plans of Hamstech Ajita says, "Apart from having appended 3 new courses to our ever-growing portfolio of creative programs, Hamstech has also envisioned venturing into more unconventional creative paths which can become the calling for many young and passionate individuals. To add to our 7 centers across the city, we also hope to build a university campus which can become home to inspiration, innovation and ideation."

Ajita Reddy, Chief Executive Officer
Ajita completed her BTech from Osmania University. She is the founder of Hamstech and her guidance has been crucial for the Institutes' success.

Neeta Lulla, Chief Mentor
Four time National Award Winning Fashion Designer, Neeta Lulla is Hamstech's Chief Mentor for Fashion Design. She is renowned for her work in famous movies like Devdaas, Jodha Akbar, Manikarnika and many others. Her national and international acclaim makes her one of the most sought-after Costume Designers of this country.
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