The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched a scheme on skills development based higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) Degree with multiple exits such as Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma under the NSQF(National skill Qualifications framework). The B.Voc programme is focused on universities and colleges providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles along with broad based general education. This would enable the graduates completing B.Voc to make a meaningful participation in accelerating India’s economy by gaining appropriate employment, becoming entrepreneurs and creating appropriate knowledge.
With the grant from the UGC, MES College Marampally started the Department of Vocational studies in 2014 with two B.Voc degrees. Following the success of these two courses, The UGC granted 3 more vocational courses in 2018. Thus the Department of Fashion Design & Management came into existence in November 2018. The department offers a B.Voc degree in Fashion Design & Management. Adhering to the concept of B.Voc degree as conceived by the UGC, the department strives to equip students to fill the skill gap in the Fashion Industry. Apart from skill development, the department also caters to the holistic development of students. Various curricular, co curricular, technical and social extension,and eco friendly activities are carried out by the department to enable this.
The department has adequate infrastructure like a Garment Construction Laboratory with industrial sewing machines, Draping Lab, Visual Merchandising Studio and spacious classrooms for conducting the Activity Oriented Courses (AOC).
The department also offers consultancy service to the public.
In 2020 an Add on course in Surface Ornamentation was also launched for the public.