Pearl Academy, Bengaluru

No. 31, Residency Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India - 560025


Pearl Academy, Bengaluru is one of the premier design institutes in India. They have been functioning in the country since 1993. With over two decades of experience, they have become a revered design institute for design education that focuses on developing candidates that are appropriately trained to cater to the needs of the fashion, business, design, and retail industries.

Pearl Academy offers a diverse and detailed educational curriculum for its students that utilises classroom education alongside practical and digital modes of education. This helps students grasp the concepts of their education better and create a deeper understanding of the subject that inadvertently helps them in their career ahead. As an added bonus for students, the curriculum at Pearl Academy works in partnership with top companies around the world such as Adobe, RAI, Amazon, FDCI, and IIID to provide their students access to high-tech industry-standard technologies.

Over the years, Pearl Academy has garnered accolades and awards from the National and International forums. Most recently, they were awarded Excellence in Creative Arts by FICCI in 2021. They have also been awarded the Best Design Institute of 2021 in India by WLC, who awarded Pearl Academy in association with ET Now. The awards and accolades that Pearl Academy has received over the years are owed to the quality of education offered by the institute under the guidance of its excellent faculty. They have worked tirelessly over the last two decades to provide the students with international quality education to students in their native country.


Name of the InstituteIIRF Ranking 2023
Pearl Academy, Bengaluru# 6

Courses Offered

Pearl Academy offers a range of courses in Business, Design, Fashion and the Media industry. All the courses offered by Pearl Academy, Bengaluru, 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

Pearl Academy offers an array of creative courses that are unique and highly valuable for students. This includes courses such as Jewelry Accessory Design, Communication Design, and Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship.

Pearl Academy also offers part-time UG and PG courses for working professionals that cannot enrol full-time for education. Weekend courses are also offered for helping students, and working professionals get the best education possible on their own terms.

Pearl Academy nurtures students to the requirements of the professional industry. This is done through mentoring and international exposure that helps students learn the necessary skills and etiquette required to succeed in their professional careers.

Pearl Academy helps its students turn their passion into a profession. This is done by guiding their creative energies in the right direction and nourishing it with the knowledge to help them become icons of the industry that is ever 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 recognised university in any discipline, including Open Learning university. For the institute's professional certificate program, having 10+2 in any discipline is enough.


Pearl Academy is known to provide complete employment assistance and assurance to all the students that complete their courses from the institution. After successfully completing a course from Pearl Academy, the students are given access to the Career Services Placement Portal. Students can then apply for all the available jobs and internships that correspond to their course of study.

Pearl Academy provides full-time, part-time, and contractual employment for all its students for both domestic and international jobs. It is necessary to note that students can only apply for full-time jobs after completing their paid internship offers. Students are provided placement within nine months of their course completion at maximum.

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

Results 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-students 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

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

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