SOFT- School of Fashion Technology

Sr.13/1/2, Narhe Ambegaon, Pune, Maharashtra, India - 411041


Known to be the 4th best fashion school in India by a 2012 survey of India Today, School of Fashion Technology (SOFT), Pune was established in 1998. SOFT aims to produce exemplary graduates eligible to shoulder the responsibilities of the fashion industry and meet the challenges based on the changing time.  

SOFT, Pune is a premier institute imparting fashion education in areas of fashion design, production, merchandising, communication, textile design, and sustainable fashion with the vision of women empowerment through education. They aim to create fashion professionals empowered with sound knowledge, diversified skills, and fair practice.

The highly qualified faculty and mentors of the school use their expertise to train the students and endow them with professional skill sets required to rule the fashion industry. Besides, guest lecturers and highly experienced industry experts are invited to conduct lectures for the students. This is done to provide the students with exposure to the current fashion industry requirement and help them prepare themselves according to the needs of the industry.


Name of InstituteIIRF Ranking 2023
SOFT School of Fashion Technology, Pune# 32

Courses Offered

SOFT provides its students with a variety of courses on international fashion education under autonomous (industry integrated programs with international exposure) and university courses in affiliation with S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai. These courses include diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level which are as follows:


Diploma (1 year)Soft autonomous diploma program in Indian Fashion Art
UG- Diploma (3 years)Pearson BTEC higher national diploma in Art and Design Fashion + soft autonomous diploma in fashion design
Pearson BTEC higher national diploma in Art and Design Digital Design + soft autonomous diploma in fashion communication
PG-Diploma (2 years)Soft autonomous postgraduate diploma program in fashion design and merchandising
Undergraduate (B. Design)Fashion Design
Fashion Communication
Textile Design
Jewellery Design
Postgraduate (M. Design)Inter-disciplinary

Course Highlight

  • Major project works are allotted to the students to help them enhance their abilities.
  • Lectures and seminars by industry experts with in-depth knowledge are organized to enhance the dimensions of design and technical awareness for students and faculty.
  • The students are provided access to the computer and resource centres of the school for helping them explore the field of their course study.
  • The CAD / CAM cell of the school consists of workstations for textiles and apparel design with high-end software.

Admission Process

For acquiring admission in any one of the varieties of autonomous and university-affiliated courses offered by SOFT. Students are required to pass the following screening exams:

  • General ability test
  • Studio test
  • Personal Interview, which includes portfolio evaluation and statement of purpose evaluation

Every year students from various corners of India apply for taking admission in various courses under the school. The admission procedure under diploma courses begins with registration for the Common Entrance Test (CET), followed by enrollment. For admission under the University-affiliated courses, the candidate needs to download the registration form and guidelines of the desired course of Bachelors in Design and Masters in Design. This is followed by online payment and filling of the form in legible handwriting, followed by sending the scanned form and the payment proof at the provided college mail ID.


The SOFT placement and internship cell work its level best to provide the extraordinary brains of the school with amazing placement opportunities at companies belonging to national and international industries. Besides their role in acquiring established companies to offer placements to the students, the placement cell also prepares the students for the best professional expertise and makes them industry-ready. The school annually organises recruitment and internship drives at the campus and organises industry visits to the best companies. Some of the companies that visit the campus are as follows: 

  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Myntra
  • Pantaloons
  • H&M
  • Calvin Klein
  • Van Heusen
  • Raymond
  • Reliance Retail
  • Landmark Group

Results and Cut-off

Admission at SOFT under its various Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses are possible if the candidate is 10+2 pass from a registered board under any stream. For admission under undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the candidate must clear the general ability test and studio test conducted online on the same day. Upon selection, the candidate is invited by the school for a personal interview, which includes evaluating the portfolio and statement purpose provided by the candidate. On clearing all these rounds of admission, the candidate is offered a seat in the desired course. But for diploma courses on both UG and PG levels, the candidate needs to fill the form and pass the CET.

Alumni Network

As evident from the testimonials available on the official website, the school's alumni network is very vast and diverse. They are spread across the nation, working with the leading garments organization in export and domestic market sectors. The alumni of the schools stay connected with the school no matter where they go. With their continuous interactions with their juniors, they help them nurture their skills, confidence, and personality. The experienced and expert profiles of the alumni reveal their artistic insights with technical discipline and creative expression. Their market expertise acquired from the university helps the new batches to emerge as the best designers and entrepreneurs in the vast fashion industry.

Campus Facilities

The students at the campus are provided with various engaging facilities of labs, workshops, and studios to equip their extraordinary minds with creativity, intellect, and confidence that will open doors for a promising future in the fashion industry.

The SOFT campus provides a 4-floored, highly secured hostel complex to the students, situated amidst the lush green-shiny atmosphere. The hostels, fitted with all the required amenities, ensure each student's health, fitness, comfort, and entertainment. Besides, the hostel mess provides students with wholesome, tasty, and nutritious Indian cuisine food at affordable rates.

A variety of events like Inspiro, youth festival, NSS, CGF, and promo style-foretelling fashion are organized by the university over the year to refresh the student's minds and enhance their personality through different challenges in each event.  

 Once you enter the college, rest assured to enjoy every campus facility with timely discussions and idea-sharing with your peers at the well-furnished and wifi-enabled canteens and sitting areas.

IIRF Ranking

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External Perception & International Outlook (EPIO)

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Top 40 Design Schools (Private)

Key Stats

Yes Scholarship Availability
Excellent Research Perspective