The educational offer will include an in-depth long term (24 weeks) as well as short-term (one week) courses focused on a range of topics.
Italy headquartered fashion and design school Istituto Marangoni has opened its first educational facility in India in Mumbai. This campus will offer both short-term as well as long-term courses for students in the areas of fashion design, fashion business, brand management and fashion buying.
Roberto Riccio, Group Managing Director, Istituto Marangoni said that the Mumbai facility will have faculty from Italy flying in to teach apart from Indian faculty. He added that they will also be looking to develop ties with various local brands and fashion associations.
The educational offer will include an in-depth long term (24 weeks) as well as short-term (one week) courses focused on a range of topics. Riccio said that their aim is to ensure that the same qualitative teaching experience offered across their campuses in Milano, Firenze, Paris, Shanghai, London and Shenzhen will also be available in Mumbai.
Tarun Pandey, COO-India Subcontinent, Istituto Marangoni said that they students will continue the first two years of the programme in India and the last one year in Milan or any other location of their choice. He added that in the future (after three to four years), they may look at partners.
“The interest for entrepreneurship among students is increasing. The crucial question being asked in the job market is the institute where an individual has graduated from. That is where we will be able to offer a difference,” said Riccio.
Pandey added that there will also be 50 percent and 100 percent scholarships offered to Indian students based on merit. In terms of the courses, he said that there will be a good mix of theory and practical exposure for students.
Both students who are starting from scratch and executives who want to get to the next big jump in their career can take the courses.
Riccio explained that there is a demand for professionals in the area of fashion and design from emerging markets like India. He added that there have been several Indian alumni at the institute who have not only set up their own ventures but have also received support from Istituto Marangoni for the same.Set up in 1935, the institute offers a mix of classroom learning and practical exposure to the fashion market of the world.