Pearl Academy, Delhi

Lotus Tower, Friends Colony, New Delhi, Delhi, India – 110025


The Pearl Academy was established in 1993 in Delhi by an education arm, Little People Education Society, of the House of Pearl Fashion. Formerly known as the Pearl Academy of Fashion, it started offering degrees that the United Kingdom’s Nottingham Trent University validated in 1995. However, in July 2012, the University Grants of India instructed the Pearl Academy to completely put a stop to awarding joint degrees validated by the UK’s Nottingham Trent University for getting various complaints against private institutions. 

Because of the validation of programmes by foreign universities, the Pearl Academy has evolved into a globally renowned institution. The academy focuses on higher education employability, entrepreneurship and internationalism. Also, the academy caters to the requirement of Business, Design, Fashion, Media and Retail Industry. Since 2019, it has been owned by Global University Systems, a for-profit education group. 

The Pearl Academy, Delhi, is ranked in the top 10 fashion colleges in many journals in India. Among the best fashion colleges in India, it was ranked 3rd by The Outlook, 7th by India Today and 8th by The Week. The academy in Delhi is known for providing students with international exposure via its student exchange programme. 

The academy is known for developing courses that specially provides what all the essential industries require. It also aims to bring all the individuals, professionals and students under one roof who are passionate about social development and innovation. 


Name of the InstituteIIRF Ranking 2023
Pearl Academy, Delhi# 4

Courses Offered

Pearl Academy offers a range of courses in Business, Design, Fashion and the Media industry. All the courses offered by Pearl Academy, Delhi, are given in the table below.


UG Programs

Accessory Design
Global Program in Digital Business Management
Fashion & Lifestyle Business Management
Fashion Design
Fashion Communication
Fashion Communication
Fashion Styling & Image Design
Textile Design
Communication Design
Interior Design
Product Design


PG Programs

Accessory Design
Advertising & Marketing
Global Program in Digital Business
Fashion Business
Fashion Communication
Fashion Design
Fashion Styling & Image Design
Communication Design
Interior Design & Styling
Luxury Brand
Interaction Design (UI/UX)


Professional Programs

Fashion Design for Women’s Wear
Personal Styling & Image Consultancy
Styling for Interiors
Fashion & Celebrity Makeup
Performing Arts
Digital Filmmaking
Advertising & Graphics
Professional Event & Experience Management
Postgraduate-Working ProfessionalCreative Business for Experienced & Working Professionals

Course Highlights

Unique courses such as Communication Design, Jewelry Accessory Design, Professional Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship, and Events & Experiential Marketing are offered by the Pearl Academy. 

The academy provides UG, PG, Part-time and weekend courses for those students who require them.

Through mentoring, research and international exposure, the academy aims to shape the students in their respective fields of studies.

The academy also targets turning creative individuals into spearheads of new and innovative industries currently developing and growing. 

Admission Process

For all the UG Programs that the Pearl Academy offers, the admission criteria involve Pearl Academy Entrance Test or NATA. The candidate for admission must have passed their 10+2 examination in any discipline to apply for the UG courses. For PG courses, candidates might need to have a CAT/MAT/GMAT result and be a graduate in any discipline. 

Candidates applying for the PG courses can also have a graduate degree from any recognized university in any discipline, including Open Learning university. For the institute's professional certificate program, having 10+2 in any discipline is enough. 


The Pearl Academy provides 100% Employment assistance and assurance, but they are subjected to a few conditions that are described as follows. After successfully completing any Pearl Academy Course (PAC), students will be able to have access to Career Services Placement Portal. On this portal, students will be able to apply for jobs and internships that are listed there. 

Students who are eligible for any qualifying job will be able to get full-time, part-time, contractual, consultant jobs anywhere in India or outside the country. This is only applicable to those qualified for the job and who have completed paid internships. The qualifying period where a student will be able to get placement is 9 months after the completion date of PAC.  

Some of the most popular names where the Pearl Academy offers internships and placements are:

  • Arvind
  • Richa Global
  • ITC
  • Shades of India
  • Péro
  • Gaurav Gupta
  • Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd.
  • Abraham & Thakore
  • Apparel Resources
  • Brahaan Blue Tag
  • Urbania
  • H&M
  • StalkBuyLove
  • Shantanu & Nikhil
  • Ridhima Bhasin
  • Amazon
  • IBM
  • Pankaj & Nidhi
  • Craftsvilla
  • Moksha
  • Pearl Global
  • Walt Disney
  • Future Group
  • Aditya Birla
  • Myntra
  • Capgemini
  • Accenture
  • The Times of India
  • Red Chillies
  • FabIndia
  • OYO
  • Eventwala
  • Fables
  • Colors
  • Sony
  • NDTV
  • Zee TV
  • 92.7 Big FM
  • Red 93.5 FM
  • ScoopWhoop
  • Adidas
  • Bata

Result and Cut-off

To get admission into the Pearl Academy in the business programs, candidates will need to have at least 60 % or above in CAT or a minimum score of 450 and above in GMAT. For other Fashion and design courses, the candidate needs to have passed 10+2 in any discipline. Other than that, the candidate will need to have a combined score based on the Pearl Academy Entrance Exam and the personal interview round. For the MAFT courses, the candidates may need to go through a profile evaluation round and a personal interview. 

Alumni Network

The Pearl Academy in Delhi has a dedicated Alumni Network which celebrates its ex-student's ideas, talent and creativity. With this network, the Pearl Academy aims to bring the dreams, aspirations and collective power of the alumni of the institute and the faculty to create a strong community of Pearlities that are well-connected and resourceful. 

Campus Facilities

Through a partnership with CoHo, the Pearl Academy provides a home away from home for its students with comfortable accommodations. It is like a second home for students, aiming to bring a peaceful ambience to the students living in this accommodation by providing a safe and healthy environment. 

All the outstation students who come here to stay and study at Pearl Academy might find it a dream come true. They have all the required amenities which a student might need like electricity, in-room amenities like AC rooms, study table and a single bed for students and self-help amenities like an automatic washing machine for laundry, ironing board and dining area.

Standard and practical amenities are there, such as security, WiFi, House Keeping, Meals that are served three times a day and a mini lounge area for entertainment. The Campus is sprawled across a huge area and is close to landmarks such as the nearest Railway Station, Bus Stop and Airport for convenience.

IIRF Ranking

Placement Performance (PP)

Teaching Learning Resources & Pedagogy (TLRP)

Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)

Industry Income And Integration

Placement Strategies & Support (PSS)

Future Orientation (FO)

External Perception & International Outlook (EPIO)

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