* Nearly 95% of its students from the 2022-23 batch have been placed with some of the leading Fortune 500 companies
Lovely Professional University (LPU) has once again proven its mettle in providing quality education and skill development in the field of fashion design. Nearly 95% of its students from the 2022-23 batch have been placed with some of the leading Fortune 500 companies. This is a testament to the university’s commitment to equipping its students with the necessary skills and industry knowledge to succeed in the competitive world of fashion design.
One of its students, Aditya Gidhuri is placed as a ‘design merchandiser’ at Simba Fashions with a salary package of Rs 20.50 lakhs. This is a Rs 1500 crore group that has marketing offices in New York, and Hong Kong with massive production facilities in Bangladesh. Aditya shares: “It has been a tremendous learning curve for me at LPU. Not only do I now understand the importance of product development for buyers but also the huge canvas of sourcing that is available in the international market.”
Similarly, Fortune 500 sportswear giant PUMA, a German brand, has recruited many LPU students with great packages. Another student Tushita Tripathi has joined the Fortune 500, Japanese conglomerate ‘Uniqlo’ at an initial package of nearly 10 lakhs.
Professor & Dean Dr Bhaskar Mitra says: “LPU’s fashion design program has been designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the industry, covering all aspects of fashion design, from conceptualization to production. The program provides students with hands-on experience through various projects and internships, allowing them to apply their knowledge in real-world situations.”
Prof. Rajat Bhattacharya, Placement Advisor- Fashion, mentions that we are exploring further possibilities of placing our students in international markets such as the UAE, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Bangladesh. The different areas of jobs in the Indian and international industries are for merchandising analysts, fashion product developers, production planners, retail associates, fashion and sourcing merchandisers, visual merchandisers, marketing managers, and e-commerce managers.
The placements are a result of the university’s strong industry partnerships, which provide students with the opportunity to network and gain exposure to the industry. The university’s dedicated placement cell also plays a critical role in connecting students with potential employers, providing them with the necessary resources and support to secure job opportunities.
LPU’s fashion design program has been consistently ranked among the top programs in India, and this latest round of placements is further proof of its success. The university’s commitment to providing students with a comprehensive education and practical skills training has resulted in a high placement rate and a strong reputation in the industry.