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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


  • Dr. Sister Anila Verghese



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


    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:            

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  20-Aug-2019 00:00


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 :    (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 : or   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


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

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  15-Jan-2019 00:00


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 or contact Mrs. Manisha Saji on Mobile No. 9820584772. Click Here

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  15-Jan-2019 00:00


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 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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  23-Dec-2019 00:00


The department proudly recognized and celebrated success on the 7th of December, 2019 by earning a collaboration to create and help with ‘STARTUPS’ for its students, with one of the most reputed designers of this age, Mr. Wendell Rodricks! The staff, students as well as the alumnae - check all gathered to announce about the this collaboration with Mr. Manish Kelshikar, a representative of Mr. Rodricks. The crowd of students emitted a sense of excitement and determination as this seemed to be a great opportunity. This was possible only due to the vision of our HOD, Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah who has a desire to see her students grow.  

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  04-Oct-2019 00:00


The department in association with School of Fashion Technology (SOFT), Pune had organised Pre-launch conference on ‘Green Fashion India’ which is an initiative of SOFT. This conference was held on 26th of September 2019. The theme for the conference was “Leading Sustainability through Collaboration and Co – Creation”.  A meaningful association in the form of Collaboration and Co-Creation between Academia, Industry, Crafts and NGO to enhance the future.  The conference got a very good response from the industry as well as from the fashion institutions all through the country. Total 21 institutions across India participated in the conference. We had 635 registrations from the young generation students of various institutions from the age group of 18 to 25 years. Apart from this approximately 100 guests including academic professionals and well wishers were invited for the conference. Through this conference we highlighted the damage caused due to chemicals and also guided students not to get attracted towards fast fashion be aware of art of India and follow slow fashion The chief guest and the key note speaker for the conference was Mr. Kumar Rajgopalan – CEO RAI (Retailers Association of India) and the other key note speaker was Mr. Sudhir Soundalgekar – Director Projects, Raymonds. Esteemed personalities from the fashion world like Arch. Ms. Mohana Kadam - President Green Fashion India, Ms. Krishna Mehta – Creative Director, Mr. Rahul Bhajekar – Managing Director (Global Organic Textile Standard), Mr. Hemang Agrawal – Designer / Creative Diretor (Surekha Group / Entrepreneur), Mr. Sai Ganesh – Vice President Marketing Colors Business, Ms. Nivedita Saboo – Fashion Designer, Mr. Jagdeep Shokeen – Vice President (Design & Product Development, Eastman Exports), Ms. Ruma Devi – President Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan, Barmer and Ms. Daina Linda – Fashion Designer had graced the conference with their presence.                 The students went back with lot of confidence in our art & artforms and lot of awareness regarding sustainability. Through this conference following two strong messages were communicated to bring about the changes most needed in today’s society. Ø  Awareness about saving the environment and Promoting the artisans.  The department is very proud and happy to achieve the objective of the conference.

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  19-Sep-2019 00:00


A heartfelt Congratulations! On Ms. Aishwarya Shetty’s well-deserved success and the force behind her success head of the department Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah who has the vision of accomplishing great things. Ms. Shetty along with a few students of the final year participated in RAI – Retail Association of India, a competition which promoted sustainable clothing in a commercially viable way. She was one amongst the 3 chosen finalists. On 28th August, the finalists were judged for their work at the MMR – Manning Modern Retail conference. The jury panel consisted of esteemed personalities from the industry such as designer Anita Dongre, the director of RAI, Raymonds to name a few. Ms. Aishwarya was placed first and awarded the trophy for the most commercial and sustainable collection. She was also awarded an internship for 3 months with RAI.

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  10-Sep-2019 00:00


A hearty Congratulations!! to Ms. Samia Ansari, Ms. Iqra Khot and their expert Ms. Vishwa Shah for winning the bronze in Ekansh. Also, Warmest Congratulations! to the head of the department Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah for guiding, mentoring and encouraging the students at every stage to make this achievement possible. Their win was an accomplishment to the department itself. The finale for the same was held at Hyat – Pune on 16th August, 2019.   The journey started when groups of final year students applied for Ekansh, a competition for designing ‘Adaptive Clothing’ for the differently abled.   The students were prepped for the competition by the H.O.D Dr. (Mrs.) Jignasa Shah and the Design Process faculty Ms. Vishwa Shah and Ms. Zainab Ayaz. Faculty Ms. Rizvana Ansariya and 12 student participants also attended the finale competition.   Through the guidance given and the hard work done, 5 groups from the department, namely, group 1 (Ms. Drishti Bhatia & Ms. Shifa Petiwala), group 2 (Ms. Anuja Tika & Ms. Mansi Makwana), group 3 (Ms. Saima Shaikh, Ms. Shrutika Kuralkar & Ms. Khushboo Shah), group 4 (Ms. Miloni Dedhia, Ms. Naitri Satra & Ms. Saba Sheikh) and group 5 (Ms. Samia Ansari & Ms. Iqra Khot) got selected. We congratulate! all the participants for their great efforts and success.

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  01-Aug-2019 00:00


On 18th of July the second-year students had an opportunity to attend the Biannual CMAI fair held at NESCO Bombay exhibition center. The students got an access to different types of target audiences through the lens of the exhibitors. It was an educative experience for the students.

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  01-Jul-2019 00:00


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


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


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


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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