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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

Latest from Sophia DDGM

  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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  31-Jul-2018 00:00

Ongoing activities at Sophia

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  01-Jan-1970 00:00

Community Polytechnic update

Our Institution has been selected to implement the Project "Scheme of Community Development through Polytechnics" under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Higher Education). The key objectives are to impart skill development training and support services to rural masses and slum dwellers. Currently, 5 Centres have been opened where courses in tailoring, embroidery, mobile repairing, computer skills etc. are being provided.

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  31-Oct-2018 00:00

FACTORY VISIT TO AL – RKAYAN APPARELS AND EXPORTS PRIVATE LIMITED

The class of second year Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing had an industrial visit to Al Rkayan, a garment manufacturing factory at Goregaon which specializes in Denim wear. They got to learn about the different devices and instruments used in the sewing and finishing process as well as the workings of the factory. This visit was very helpful to the students in understanding the subject Garment Production Technology.

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  31-Oct-2018 00:00

LECTURE ORGANISED ON SURGICAL STRIKE

The department of Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing had an interactive session with Commodore Aspi Marker (Ex Naval officer) on the 26th of October, 2018 as per the circular from AICTE. Cmdre. Marker explained about the working and importance of the army, navy and the air force in an interesting manner. The students keenly paid attention to his talk and did not hesitate in quenching their curiosity regarding the manner being spoken. The students were transfixed by the mostly discussed topic ‘Surgical Strikes’ and the role the army, navy, and air force played in it. The talk was also accompanied by a few videos which made it really enjoyable. The session ended with the songs of the defence forces being played. A sense of respect and patriotism could be seen on the faces of the students as well as the faculty regarding the saviours of our country.

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  18-Oct-2018 00:00

GREEN FASHION INDIA CONFERENCE - 2018

The class of second and third year along with the faculty of the Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing department of Sophia Polytechnic had visited a conference in Goa on the 5th and 6th of October. The conference was organised by the School of Fashion Technology (SOFT) Pune, regarding sustainable practices in fashion. This conference titled GFI (Green Fashion India) takes place every year and works towards the sensitization towards the Green fashion which is the need of the hour. Many International and popular Indian designers attended the conference and proposed ideas that they were working on for upgrading the industry in terms of green fashion. The HOD – Dr. Jignasa Shah and her colleague Mrs. Manisha Saji of the department presented an interesting paper on the sensitization of our students in taking up sustainable practices in designing. The students of third year – Ms. Palak Wadel and Serin Sheikh also had presented a paper during the event of paper presentation titled ‘The Alchemy of Nature’ which spoke about imprinting fabrics with natural materials such as waste temple flowers and other vegetation. This paper achieved success and won the first prize. Another student Devi Meddishetty who participated in developing innovative weaves  won the second prize. This made our Polytechnic very proud. There was a hearty response from the students and a lot of exchange of ideas and interests took place among the designers and students.

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  05-Oct-2018 00:00

CLEAN UP DRIVE

On 2nd October, the students and faculty of first and second year, Dress Designing and Garment Manufacturing department went for a clean up drive at Dadar beach on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. This is in keeping with Gandhiji’s cherished idea of a clean India. The students joined hands with ‘Aarna Foundation’, an NGO to undertake the beach cleaning. The team was given the name ‘Beach Warriors’. The participating students showed tremendous enthusiasm in fulfilling the task after intensive effort of approximately 3 hours. The students achieved the goal of getting rid of all the waste on the beach. The NGO appreciated the sincere participation of the students and awarded them with merit certificates. Due to the team spirit it was a great success and the students were left with a deep sense of satisfaction.

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  01-Jul-2018 00:00

International Yoga Day

The department had organised a yoga session on International Yoga Day. Celebrity & "Z' Marathi host of "Phatafat Yoga", Ms. Dipti Deshpande conducted the session in a fun filled manner. She explained the importance of yoga and health care in today's world. It was a wonderful and refreshing session where the girls were able to concentrate on their inner selves amidst their busy lives. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1QKJ7peRdY&ab_channel=PrimeMinisterNarenderModi

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  27-Jun-2018 00:00

Creative Designing

The students of the 3rd semester had a fun and creative session during their Design Process class conducted by Ms. Vishwa Shah (FIT graduate). The students had to select a shape and create multiple copies of it in various sizes which would further be used to create designs. The aim of this session was to think out of the box while creating 3D designs. The classroom was a flurry of students running around, enthusiastically creating, and experimenting designs full of colour. The end result was more than satisfactory. Students were looking at their creations with pride and happiness and the teachers were reflecting these emotions too. According to the students it was a necessary step to bring out their creativity and passion into reality.

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  24-Mar-2018 00:00

TERM END GARMENT JURY

Term end garment jury for the second semester was conducted on 22nd March, 2018. The garments were designed and created by the students themselves.

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  01-Mar-2018 00:00

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2018

The 2nd Year students developed their own fabric by using different dying techniques and the emphasis was on using Natural dyes. Using these fabrics they developed garments for different age group which they put on sale during the Annual Exhibition 2018. The best collections are decided by an external jury, comprising of industry experts. The Final Year Students create an interesting display for their Tvashtar collections during these days

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  22-Feb-2018 00:00

Max Design 2018

Congratulations! to Ms. Cyron Rodrigues, our final year student was chosen as a finalist amongst the top 15 contestants across India to showcase her creations during the ‘Max Design Awards 2018 ’. The theme this year was ”Craftivism” which focuses on sustainability and saving the environment. Cyron’s perspective was to give discarded clothes a new life by recycling them into a new fabric. She also used denim which was dyed using the traditional method of underground pit dyeing with vegetable dyes. She showcased her garments on 21st February, 2018 at Delhi. We are very proud of her.   Click on link . https://maxloves.maxfashion.in/fashion/tête-à-tête-top-15?archive_id=60#utm_source=Instagram&utm_medium=brand&utm_campaign=wc-SpringCampaign&utm_term=InstaStory&utm_content=Blog-t%C3%AAte-%C3%A0-t%C3%AAte-top-15 for face book of Max Design Awards. YOUTUBE LINK https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9QOzcovQuBr1aSPmGfYtSA

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