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5 Design exams to consider after your Fashion Technology degree from CGC Jhanjeri
How to elevate your LinkedIn profile?

5 Design exams to consider after your Fashion Technology degree from CGC Jhanjeri


Fashion is an enormous field; it’s impossible to include all the career and higher education opportunities. From jewellery to footwear to apparel, students can take any of the multiple paths available to them.

5 Design exams to consider after your Fashion Technology degree from CGC Jhanjeri

Have you graduated in fashion or a related field? Are you confused about what to do next? If a master’s degree is on the top of your plans, there’s an essential information for you. Below is a list of the top design entrance examinations in the country for a master’s degree in fashion.


Pearl Academy Entrance Exam

Pearl Academy is well-known for offering quality education in fashion. The Pearl Academy Entrance Examination includes a General Proficiency Test and a Design Aptitude Test. There is also a personal interview with the candidates. Students can opt for a Master in Fashion Marketing or a Master in Design (Fashion and Textiles). The academy has campuses in Mumbai, Delhi, and Jaipur.


NIFT Entrance Exam

The National Institute of Fashion Technology is one of the leading institutions in the country to offer multiple degrees in fashion. NIFT has campuses in Gandhinagar, Chennai, Srinagar, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai and several other cities. At NIFT, students can opt for the Master’s degree in Design, Fashion Technology or Fashion Management. A group discussion/ personal interview follow the written exam. Students who qualify both the stages become eligible for a counselling session.


NID Entrance Exam

The National Institute of Design has campuses in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, and Kurukshetra. It offers just one Master’s program, Master of Design. The NID exam has two parts: NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT Mains. Those who score above the cutoff in prelims are eligible to appear for the mains. The prelims include a written exam whereas the mains include an in-person interview and a studio test.



IIT Bombay conducts the Common Entrance Examination for Design. Institutes which accept scores from this exam include IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IISC Bangalore, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Hyderabad for the Masters in Design course. The exam has two parts to test the students on various aspects including visual perception, creativity, communication skills and logic and reasoning. Admission to individual courses requires institute specific entrance exams, along with the CEED score.



The Footwear Design and Development Institute conduct this exam. It has branches in over 10 cities including Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jodhpur, Patna, and Noida. It offers post-graduation courses in Design in Footwear Design and Production, Design in CAD and an MBA in Retail and Fashion Merchandise.


Preparing for these exams require months of focused study. These reputed fashion institutes only take the best of the best, so aim high and create a path for yourself that leads to success.


How to elevate your LinkedIn profile?


How to elevate your LinkedIn profile?

LinkedIn is an all-important tool for the students these days. It is a medium to look for jobs and opportunities and create a public resume. Therefore, just creating a LinkedIn profile with basic information is not enough. How do you make your profile stand out? How do you make it different so it catches the attention of recruiters and other professionals?

Find your answers right here. Here is how a few tweaks and additions can help you elevate your LinkedIn profile.

Professional headshot

A picture speaks a thousand words. A picture in formal attire will make a great first impression on anyone who looks at your LinkedIn profile. Invest in this one picture and you see it was worth it.

Ask for recommendations

Ask for recommendations from your co-workers, managers, and teachers. Recommendations are a way to showcase your skills from an external and objective source. A high number of recommendations mean many people vouch for you professionally, which is great. In this way, people who visit your profile can see how good you are at your skills.

Add a summary

Always add a short summary to convey what you are looking for, what skills you have and why you’re good at what you do. You might need a few drafts to get the perfect summary.

Highlight skills with endorsements

Endorsements from your LinkedIn collections are a great way to showcase your skills. Put the skills relevant to your profession on the top. Endorsements for generic skills such as Microsoft Office, Photoshop, etc. hold little weight.

Use a custom URL

Students are not aware that they can create a custom URL for their LinkedIn profile. This URL makes it easy for people to find you. Make sure your custom URL is professional and uses your names, and not nicknames.

Highlight your projects

For students, thesis projects, industrial projects, research projects and other projects are an important part of the curriculum. It is a great idea to add your projects in this section. You can add information, documents, images, and even other team members.

Mention special awards and certifications

Did you do a special course on coding? Did you give a specific exam in your field? Mention all your awards and certifications even if they are non-academic. This section is a good way to show your extracurricular activities, academic activities, and other interests.

Follow relevant groups

Lastly, follow relevant groups and personalities from your industry. This will show visitors what you are interested in. LinkedIn groups are a good source of information about the trends in your industry and new employment opportunities. Don’t be afraid to interact with other members of the group.

LinkedIn is a powerful tool if harnessed properly. It is essential for you, as a student, to make the most of it. It can be an incredibly helpful medium to learn new things and find a job you love.

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