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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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  03-Mar-2020 00:00

SEMINAR BY ISTITUTO ITALIAN DESIGN

On the 21st of February, 2020 a seminar for the class of third year was held wherein, representatives of the Istituto Italian Design enlightened the students about the Masters in Fashion and Italian Crafts program available in their institute. The session was graced by a member of the Italian Consulate who shared the portfolio developed by the students of their institute and the activities performed. The working of the institute in support for a sustainable apparel industry was presented through a short video on “forest to fashion”. The video was highly inspring and attention seeking. The students were contented with the session which opened up the doors for their future endeavors.

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  02-Mar-2020 00:00

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020

The annual exhibition was held from 20th to 23rd of February, 2020. The final year students displayed their Tvashtar collections for the exhibition. Fabrics using Batik / Tie-and -Dye / Silk printing techniques etc studied in Textile Art subject were on display by second year students. They also displayed their creativity using various draping techniques and presenting it by means of short Trunk shows. These were modelled by the students of first and the second years. It was well appreciated by visitors on all four days.

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  27-Feb-2020 00:00

PROJECT INSTITUTE FOR CURRICULUM REVISION

Project Institute for Curriculum Revision

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  27-Feb-2020 00:00

ANNUAL PARENTS MEET

Annual parents meet for the first years was held on 21st February, 2020. The overall performance of the candidate was discussed with their parents.

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  26-Feb-2020 00:00

ANNUAL PARENTS MEET

Annual parents meet for the first years was held on 21st February, 2020. The overall performance of the candidate was discussed with their parents.

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  30-Jan-2020 00:00

LOVE FOR KHADI – A TRIBUTE TO MAHATMA GANDHI

To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Sophia Polytechnic in collaboration with Sophia college, organized a state-level Seminar titled “The Relevance of Gandhi in the 21st Century” in memory of his love for Khadi. It was kickstarted with a conference attended by eminent speakers like Mr. Tushar Gandhi, the great grandson of Mr. Gandhiji, Dr. Usha Thakkar, Dr. Kannama Raman and the head of the department Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah who also presented a thought provoking paper on Khadi titled “Khadi: India’s Signature Fabric”.Dr. Shah conveyed the message to the audience to atleast have one garment of Khadi in their wardrobes rather than running behind “fast fashion” -imported brands / low cost garments. This act would benefit the world as these are not only sustainable but also unique in nature which can strengthen our country too. Following it, under the guidance of faculty Mrs. Manisha Saji and Ms. Rizvana Ansariya,the final year students showcased their ‘Tvashtar’ collection that was based on sustainability to highlight the importance of this event. The first year students modelled the ensembles as well as groomed themselves to present the collection enthusiastically. This program hence, brought forth the significance of the use of sustainability and Gandhiji’s teachings of the same.

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  24-Jan-2020 00:00

MARATHON – UNIVERSITY IN DIVERSITY

Under the guidance of the head of the department Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah and Mr. Sourav Ghosh, 10 students had an opportunity to participate in the TATA MUMBAI MARATHON, in association with the SORT club. Each college or group had to support a social cause. The Sort club undertook the Ideology of - Unity in diversity. Our students have won medals as well as certificates for their participation and competing the dream run of approximately 5.9 kms for such a great initiative. 

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  22-Jan-2020 00:00

ROAD SAFETY WEEK

The 31st National road safety week was observed from 11th to 17th January 2020. Looking into the magnitude and gravity of the problems in road safety, there is a need for the society at large to take cognizance of the issue to join hands to make road safety a social movement. With the help of the library’s efforts, the DDGM department also made a conscious attempt to make the students aware and mindful about the road safety week. The student’s along with the faculty pledged to follow the safety rules.

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  14-Jan-2020 00:00

CREATIVE HAND PRINTING WORKSHOP

A hand printing workshop was organised twice this year -  First in April 2019 and Second on 8th January, 2020 for the students of final year. This workshop was led by the head of the department Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah and Mr. Avadhoot. A number of techniques regarding hand printing were taught. The students benefitted immensely as techniques that usually work on paper were also experimented on fabric resulting in wonderful results. After a short demonstration, the students were given full freedom to express their creativity and play with different techniques and prints leading to an array of colourful fabrics.

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