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Department of Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing (DDGM)

Founded in 1970

Sophia Polytechnic it is run by the Society for the Higher Education of Women in India (SHEWI), a Trust belonging to the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Polytechnic is part of an international network of Sacred Heart schools and colleges, which share a 200-year old philosophy of education that was promoted by a visionary educationist, Madeleine Sophie Barat, who founded the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1800 in France. Sophia Polytechnic is predominantly a women’s polytechnic.

The Department of Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing (DDGM), which conducts a three-year diploma course recognised by the Directorate of Technical Education.

  • Excellent Facilities
  • Experienced Staff
  • Industrial Visits
  • Guest Lectures
  • Industrial Training
  • Placement Assistance

About the HOD

Forward thinking, innovative and enterprising describes Ms. Shah aptly. In the years she has taken responsibility she has been instrumental in upgrading the department by initiating far reaching changes.

An M.Sc in Clothing & Textile, she has in-depth knowledge of both the subjects. Currently, she has submitted her Phd project to theUniversityofMumbaion ‘eco friendly innovative printing for fashion fabrics in small scale industries’ with the aim to bring widespread awareness of the dangerous effects of chemicals used in Printing and the possibility of viable alternatives.

  • Dr. Jignasa Shah

    HOD, DDGM

  • Dr. Sister Anila Verghese

    Director

Mission

To empower women to bring about social transformation by providing them with a dynamic and caring environment for acquiring professional skills, through an education that is holistic, student-centred, value-based and creative in the pursuit of excellence.

  • 1Quality
  • 2Creativity
  • 3Productivity
  • 4Sustainability
  • 5Durability

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Media Coverage


The 23rd Annual Fashion Show was held on 24th February, 2019.

Exclusive coverage by FILMORA NEWS@2019.

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  30-Aug-2019 00:00

INSTITUTE REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER - 2019

    REGISTRATION FORM   NAME: ______________________________________________________   NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORGANIZATION :  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   CONTACT NO: _______________________________________________     EMAIL ADDRESS: ____________________________________________     WILL BE PRESENT FOR:    Conference on 26th September 2019       Yes: ___        No: ___   Fashion show on 27th September 2019   Yes: ___        No: ___     REGISTRATION FEE Rs. 300/- PER CANDIDATE   PAYMENT MODE: tiny.cc/artrystddgm            

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  20-Aug-2019 00:00

FIRST YEAR DRESS DESIGNING & GARMENT MANUFACTURING ADMISSIONS - 2019-2020

SOPHIA SHREE B. K. SOMANI MEMORIAL POLYTECHNIC DTE Code : D3024 (Approved by AICTE, DTE, Govt. of Maharashtra  & Affiliated to MSBTE) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026                         Tel. No. : 23514147 / 23513157         Website : www.sophiapolytechnic.com    (A Christian Minority Institute)   Applications are invited for Post SSC Diploma course in Dress Designing & Garment Manufacturing for the Academic Year  2019-2020 through CAP rounds as per DTE’s Admission Brochure   Sr. No. Course Sanctioned Intake Filled Seats Vacant Seat 1. 3 year full time Diploma Course in Dress Designing & Garment Manufacturing (AICTE Approved) 40 39   01   For details of online admission procedure refer to, DTE website : https://poly19.dtemaharashtra.org/diploma19/ or http://www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in/index.html   For any other details contact the Administrative Office between 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Director      

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  22-Jul-2019 00:00

JOB OPPORTUNITY AT TRENT - WESTSIDE JULY 2019

Interested students please forward your resume at fashionddgm@gmail.com and send a message to Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah head of the department.

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  15-Jan-2019 00:00

COURSE EVALUATION BY ALUMNI

Greetings from Sophia Polytechnic!We are in the process of re-structuring our curriculum and so we are conducting a Survey to identify skills required to work efficiently in the industry. The data collected will be utilised only for framing of the curriculum, and so request you to spare 15 mins of your time to fill it. For any further clarifications you could email us at fashionddgm@gmail.com or contact Mrs. Manisha Saji on Mobile No. 9820584772. Click Here

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  15-Jan-2019 00:00

COURSE EVALUATION BY INDUSTRY

Greetings from Sophia Polytechnic!We are in the process of re-structuring our curriculum and so we are conducting a Survey to identify skills required to work efficiently in the industry. The data collected will be utilised only for framing of the curriculum, and so request you to spare 15 mins of your time to fill it. For any further clarifications you could email us at fashionddgm@gmail.com or contact Mrs. Manisha Saji on Mobile No. 9820584772.   Click Here

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  21-Sep-2018 00:00

Important Questionnaire - To be filled by 30th Sept 2018

Below questionnaire should be filled by respective role holders by 30th September 2018. This is mandatory straight from the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE).   Perspective Plan 2019-2024 Sr. No. Questionnaires   1.  Institute Questionnaire   2.  Faculty Questionnaire   3.  Student Questionnaire   4.  Industry Questionnaire   5.  Parent Questionnaire   Important Circular-  Important Circular & Guidelines Regarding Questionnaires for Perspective Plan By Order,HOD, Sophia DDGM    

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  31-Jul-2018 00:00

The 22nd Annual Fashion Show was held on 25 th February, 2018. This year too students had worked on handlooms and art forms of different Indian states as their theme.

The 22nd Annual Fashion Show was held on 25 th February, 2018. This year too students had worked on handlooms and art forms of different Indian states as their theme. The show was planned to promote handloom and various crafts of India. The preparations started way back in April 2007 when they were sent to meet the artisans for documentation of the craft. They have worked with the grass root artisans from Kerala, Hyderabad, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Banaras and Bihar. The students had not only designed their fabrics but also constructed the garments

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  31-Jul-2018 00:00

The Style Agenda: 10 Ways To Get Ahead On The New Season

As autumn approaches, bringing with it a host of box-fresh ideas set to transform your wardrobe, Vogue rounds up the style rules for the season ahead. From the perfect animal-print trench coat to the newly stacked mule, these are the autumn/winter 2018 trends to buy into now and wear later.

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  31-Jul-2018 00:00

Artistic views

Suit and crafting

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  01-Jul-2019 00:00

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 21ST JUNE 2019

Keeping in mind the spirit of international yoga day alive across the world the department organised yoga sessions both for students as well as faculty in two separate batches. On 21st June 2019 the session was conducted by Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah (Head of the department). Mrs. Deepti and Mr. Saurabh Ghosh took over the second session on 24th of June. The students were educated about the importance of yoga and were also taught different asanas and pranayamas for relieving stress. Many Asanas to enhance one’s concentration were also taught. Faculty were enlightened with short asanas to relieve themselves in between sessions of hectic classes. Fruitful eating, drinking water and sleeping techniques were shared by Mr. Saurabh Ghosh for maintaining good health.  

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  02-May-2019 00:00

CONCEPT JURY FOR THE FINAL YEAR - APRIL 2019

A concept jury was held for the final years on 30th April 2019 which was in regards with the annual fashion show ‘Tvashtar -2019’ to be held in September. Students presented their fashion show concepts that they had diligently worked on under the guidance of subject expert Ms. Vishwa Shah.

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  30-Apr-2019 00:00

EVALUATION OF INTERNSHIP BY INDUSTRY

Final year students presented their experience of their 3 months industrial training to the external jury on 5th April, 2019.

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  30-Apr-2019 00:00

HRISHIKRUT - JURY FOR EXHIBITION CUM SALE

This year’s theme for the fourth semester exhibition cum sale was inspired from the Motto of the year, “Education is the process of Humanisation” and “One’s Deepest Darkest Secrets” along with an Indian Art form with the intension of popularising and revival of said art form.  The Design Process was mentored by Ms. Vishwa Shah, an industry expert. A trip to the place of selected art forms was made by the students in order to interact with, and document the art they create as well as their struggles and hardships.  

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  30-Apr-2019 00:00

TERM END GARMENT JURY – 3rd SEMESTER

The students from third semester were given an opportunity to create and present the Term end garment an “Evening Gown” on 19th October, 2019. The jury judged creative works consisting of unique themes as well as different kinds of fabric texturing and manipulation. The gowns turned out to be a wonderful creation and the students themselves wore the gowns for the presentation.

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  30-Apr-2019 00:00

PARTICIPATED IN THE MSBTE PROJECT COMPETITION

The 2nd year student's Project work was shortlisted and hence they had an opportunity to participated in the MSBTE Project Competition at Vidyalankar Polytechnic on 12th March, 2019. It was a very different and a very enriching experience.

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  16-Apr-2019 00:00

INDUSTRY INTERACTION 25TH TO 29TH MARCH 2019

This year too the students of first years as well as second years were sent for the dealers meet for the brand TWILLS – Winter 2019 at ‘The Lalit’ in Mumbai which gave them the insight of the industry functioning. This also helped them to apply their soft skills, communication skills and grooming while handling the buyers across India.

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  12-Apr-2019 00:00

TERM END GARMENT JURY – 2ND SEMESTER

A Jury was conducted on 5th April, 2019 for the 2nd semester students. In this jury students were judged on their tailored garment – Indian wear Kurti and leggings, inspired by different art forms and artifacts of the Prince of Wales museum. The entire process helped students to learn the Design development and the Technical aspects of a tailored design.

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  25-Mar-2019 00:00

WON 1ST PLACE AT INTER COLLEGIATE COMPETITION

On 16th March, 2019 the second year students of the Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing department Ms. Samia Ansari and Ms. Iqra Khot proudly received the FIRST place along with their mentor Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah at the inter Collegiate Fashion show competition themed 'Trend Sustain" at Nirmala Niketan, college of Home Science. The students won the award for their collection on reviving the "Chatapati Work" of Lucknow.

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