While, the integration of education and experience universally results in a rewarding outcome, JD Institute of Fashion Technology with over 28 years of incredible journey in the field of design education has already imprinted its metaphor. JD Institute is one of the first institutes in Asia to cover the entire suite of design courses. The institute offer courses in fashion, interiors, jewellery, fashion photography, make-up, hair artistry, visual merchandising, event management, and fashion business management. Adding feather of laurels to its hat, JD Institute of Fashion Technology recently received the title of 'Best Vocational Education Institute of the Year - Fashion Design' at the 7th Indian Education Awards by Indian Education Congress, 2017 and 'Best Fashion and Interior Design Institute in India' by Blindwink.
JD Institute of Fashion Technology is one of the first institutions to begin specialized software training in 3D Rhinoceros, AutoCAD and other software programs. Apart from being the first institute to provide software training in 3D Rhinoceros with rendering plug-ins like Grasshopper and V-Ray, the institute has tied up with Medini, the authorized partner for AUTODESK to provide students with the specialized training in Autocad.
"We do not encourage the students to follow the monotonous course curriculum, rather they are asked to indulge themselves to learn through participating in different pilot projects. The foremost priority throughout the course duration is given on improvising the 'creative instinct' of the learner," states Sandra Agnes, Director South, JD Institute of Fashion Technology. Interior designers are creative souls and they live in a world of inspiration. They invariably shot to create ideas that are innovative and captivating. All the hard work of the students of JD Institute of Fashion Technology are paid off when they get the opportunity to display their design in the 'JD Annual Design Awards,' which is conducted yearly by the institution.
The students of JD are bestowed with an extremely active placement cell, which works interminably to achieve 100 percent rate of placement.
Tuning with the Global Demands and Expectations
With 36 campuses spread across India including major cities like Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi, JD Institute's creative classrooms are easily accessible to the aspiring students as well as industry professionals across the country. Well-known experts from the industry keep visiting the institute in substantial interval. They essentially enlighten the students regarding all the happenings and facts of the industry. The institute is also enthroned with faculty members who are experienced professionals from the industry and holds the full length of not only theoretical knowledge but also are accustomed with the real world of art and design.
JD Institute's Interior Design programs, however, are not limited to the classrooms. Instead, the students are meant to move around and engage themselves with clients, suppliers, contractors and so on. "We encourage the students to accept challenges from different vendors and modify and improvise the interiors in accordance to the needs of the vendors. This builds the practical knowledge of the students and vitalizes their imagination capability," shares Sandra.
JD is also one of the first institutes in India to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships for the benefit of its students. It has strategic alliances not just with local organizations like Bangalore University but also with international entities like KOEFIA, Italy's #1 design school and Cumulus, the only global association to serve art and design education and research.
Delivering a Productive Career
Grasping an apt job that is matching with one's aspirations in this consistently fluctuating economy is an icing on the cake. The students of JD are bestowed with an extremely active placement cell, which works interminably to achieve 100 percent rate of placement. "We have created a first of its kind job portal, 'Creative Career,' which is exclusively for the students of JD ushering direct recruitment and internships with Nolte Interior, Homelane, Livspace studio and more," claims Sandra.
The rapid growing name of JD institute validates that it is merely the beginning of writing and bringing a revolutionary change in the area of design education. "There are oodles of objectives we envision to achieve. We aspire to associate with global institutions and become an autonomous university. Along with that, we want to initiate strong 'Indian heritage programs' aiding the students an understanding of the rich and varied culture of our country," concludes Sandra. While, maximum number of institutes are hooked up to a dormant curriculum design, JD institute of Fashion technology with its regular revising policy of curriculum, is certainly confronting the dynamic nature of interior design education.
Sandra Agnes, Director South
Sandra holds a Master degree in Social Work (Medical and Psychiatric, Family and Child Welfare and Counseling) from School of Social Work, Roshinilaya and a Diploma in Public Communication and Fund Raising from Murray Culshaw Consulting. With an experience of 5 years in Dalit Microfinance Federations and 2 years for National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, she has been instrumental in giving new dimension to societal responsibilities based on humanitarian grounds. She has significantly contributed to art and design education system in terms of management and marketing for the last 10 years.