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Indian Fashion Construction

One Year Course
This one-year UG Diploma course explores the fundamentals of garment construction in Fashion Design in an Indian context. The course will elaborate on the unique concepts of Indian Garment Construction that are relevant to the Indian Fashion Market. Students will learn theoretical concepts with an emphasis on practice-led learning hence improving their technical skills and marketability. Along with fashion fundamentals, students are also exposed to various self-management strategies to start their independent practices.
A female student taking measurements using scale with the cloth
  • Basic seams and stitches
  • Seam Finishes
  • Basic embroidery
  • Conventional garment construction
  • Drafting and construction of basic bodice
  • Dart manipulation, fullness, style-lines
  • Elements of garments and their variations
  • Indian women wear - Choli/blouse, salwar kameez, Anarkali
  • Indian menswear - Kurta pyjama, Nehru jacket, etc
  • Kidswear - Jabla, frocks, etc.


A student with a UG diploma in Specialized Indian Fashion Construction from DOT is well equipped to practice garment design and construction for the Indian market. The student can independently establish themselves as an entrepreneur or to be placed as an intern under a firm that specializes in Indian Fashion Wear. The students are encouraged to explore various areas of Indian Fashion such as Indian Fashion Label, Wedding Garments, indigenous material exploration, Tailor-made garments, Costume Designing, Fashion Stylist, Indian Artifacts Manufacturing, and many more. Through this one-year program, students will also gain an increased awareness of freelance practices and self-management techniques.


  • Fashion Design Fundamentals
  • Understanding of Color theory
  • Research & Development of Indian Fashion Concepts
  • Basic Sewing & Technical Skills
  • Pattern cutting & Garment Construction
  • Budget Organization & Marketing Techniques
  • Self-Management Strategies


What are the Selection Criteria to Join UG Diploma in Specialized Indian Fashion Construction at DOT School of Design?

DOT School of Design conducts DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) applicable for students interested to start their Design education at DOT. DOT-DAT comprises two levels –

  • Written Examination :
    Round 1 - Creative Quotient Test (CQ Test)
    Round 2 - On Table Test
  • Portfolio Submission

The students qualifying both the levels are selected for further counseling & admission procedures. For more information on DOT-DAT, Click here.

Who are all suitable for a UG Diploma in Specialized Indian Fashion Construction?
Any candidate with a keen interest in developing his/her/their skills in Indian Garment Construction is suitable for the program. Through the Diploma program, students gain the skills and the industry connections required to kickstart a lucrative career.
What is the eligibility for joining a one-year Diploma Program in Specialized Indian Fashion Construction?
The students are required to possess the following minimum qualification to be able to pursue a UG Diploma in Specialized Indian Fashion Construction. In addition, one needs to pass the DOT-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) to qualify. Know more details at https://www.dotsod.in/admissions/.
  • MODE OF SELECTION - DOT-DAT(Design Aptitude Test) & Portfolio Submission
  • PREREQUISITE/ELIGIBILITY - Successful completion of 10th std / Secondary school
How long does the Diploma Course in Specialized Indian Fashion Construction take to complete?
Specialized Indian Fashion Construction course is a one-year undergraduate diploma program.
What is the fee and are there any financial assistance programs for the students?
The fee prescribed for this course is Rs.60,000/- which is inclusive of the entire course of study. Deserving candidates from underprivileged backgrounds are eligible for Scholarships through our outreach program, the CLAP initiative. Click here for more details.
Is there accommodation available for stay in the college?
Yes, the college has its accommodation facility with a canteen.
Will we have any expert training sessions, workshops and internships?

As DOT believes in imparting hands-on knowledge to the students, the curriculum includes frequent expert training sessions, practical sessions, guest lectures from industry experts, workshops & internship opportunities. DOT also offers assistance programs to the students such as,

INCO - Industry Connect, which facilitates the students to directly interact & work with the industry professionals.
IRC - Incubation Research Centre, where the students are given 360° guidance to start up their own practice and to be entrepreneurs in this effervescent field.
Fablab - A fully equipped high-tech workspace that is accessible to the students as well as to any designer from the industry. The designers can also enlist the students as interns for their projects.

What is my future after completing a UG diploma in Specialized Indian Fashion Construction at DOT School of Design?
The students have a plethora of opportunities awaiting them after their graduation. Because of a graduate certification from a recognized institute, the students have more credibility once they enter the industry. Also, DOT offers various Industry connect programs that help the students get internships or placement options along with a strong foothold & contact database in the industry, even before entering it. Kindly refer to the career opportunities section on this page for more details.
How many seats are allocated for the Specialized Indian Fashion Construction UG Diploma course?
A total of 15 seats are available for this UG Diploma Course.
What are the facilities offered by DOT School of Design for the students of the UG Diploma course in Specialized Indian Fashion Construction?
DOT School of Design is equipped with a state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to train and inspire students. Students are provided with
  • open studios and lecture halls.
  • Fully equipped laboratories and research facilities.
  • Workshops & advanced equipments
  • Experienced faculties.
  • State of the art AV Room & Amphitheatre
  • Library & Interaction spaces
  • Locker storage
  • Hostel & Transportation Facilities
  • Wifi-enabled campus
To know more about the infrastructure at DOT, click here.
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