Department of Costume Design and Fashion"COSTUME DESIGN AND FASHION” Help Students To Obtain The Knowledge And Skills Which Is Necessary To Work In The Field of Textile and Design Environment.

The Department of Costume Design and Fashion has been functioning since 1996 with 3 years of Undergraduate program. The Post graduate program was started in 2008. Department has five laboratories with well sophisticated instruments to meet the needs of UG & PG program. We have qualified and experienced faculty members. Our department mainly focuses on Fashion designing and Textile industry. The department is providing the quality and value based education. Practical and research skill are being developed to motivate the students. Industrial visits are also being arranged by the department for students to acquire industry oriented prospect.

Vision
The department of Costume Design & Fashion is a world which cultivates creativity, builds imagination, co-ordinates innovation and directs knowledge that together brings out future fashion leaders.

Mission
The course aims at enabling the students to keep pace with the rapid advancements in the industry by providing an opportunity to obtain an insight into the actual working of the industry by way of Fashion shows and Exhibitions organised by the students themselves, Industrial visits and Internship in textile mills and fashion houses.

Objectives
Creativity is the base of fashion. The main objective of the Costume Design and Fashion department is to inculcate the students to make their ideas into a reality, without losing sight of the concept in the process.

Department offers 

  • B.Sc. Costume Design and Fashion

To become a costume designer, enrolling at a bachelor degree programme in “COSTUME DESIGN AND FASHION” can help students to obtain the knowledge and skills which is necessary to work in the field. In addition to learn about the history of costumes and clothing construction, students are taught to analyze character traits to determine the costuming choices.

Eligibility:  A pass in +2 (Academic / Vocational Stream) conducted by the Government of Tamilnadu or any other examination accepted as Equivalent by the Syndicate of Bharathiar University

  • M.Sc. Costume Design and Fashion

Students have hands-on exposure to sewing, dyeing, printing and recent trends in fashion. It's about capturing someone's essence, representing life in a particular time or place, and making a statement about performers that inspires fantasy and distinguishes them from the rest of us. The duration of the course is two years and it is career orienting.
 

Eligibility  Candidate with an overall average of B Grade or equivalent (55%) marks in B.Sc. Textile Science & Apparel Design. The students with the following undergraduate degrees viz., B.Sc. Apparel Design, B.Sc. Textiles & Clothing, B.Sc. Fashion Design, B.Sc. Fashion Apparel Design, B.Sc. Composite (Home Science) are also eligible.

Special Features

Our CDF Department having the following Features:
1. Well- furnished Garment Construction lab, Draping lab and CAD lab for fashion designing.
2. Well- equipped Textile Testing lab, Printing & Dyeing lab.

Career Opportunities

  • Fashion Designer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Textile Testing Laboratories
  • Textile Research Associations
  • Processing / Printing Units
  •  Accessory / Artificial Jewellery Designer
  • Merchandiser
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Fashion Co-ordinator
  • Quality Controller
  • Production Supervisor
  • Personal Stylist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Colour Matching Advisor
  • Teaching in Colleges and Fashion Design Institutes
  • Apparel Production Manager
  • Interior & Upholstery Designer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Show Organizer
  1. R.Geethadevi M.Sc., M.Phil Asst. Prof & Head  
  2. C.Divya M.Sc., M.Phil Asst. Prof  
  3. S.P.Mythily M.Sc., Asst. Prof  
  4. P.Yamunadevi M.Sc., Asst. Prof  

2018 - 2019
Industrial Visit - Dyeing Unit
     The Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organised A ONE DAY INDUSTRIAL VISIT to DIVYAR Garments Pvt Ltd, Tirupur for UG II & III year students along with our faculty members Ms.S.P.MYTHILY & Ms.P.YamunaDevi on 20-07-2018 (FRIDAY). They get an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the field of Dyeing Techniques and its process. It provides an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices.

2017 - 2018
Our Fashion club has organised with our III-B.Sc CDF and II-M.Sc CDF students JIGSAW PUZZLE event for 70 students of I-B.Sc CDF and II-B.Sc CDF students on 20/1/2018, at CDF Printing Lab. These activities boost-up the overall brain activity of the students and also increase the concentration of the students.

Fashion Club Activities – 2018
Department of Costume Design & Fashion organised a club activity through Fashion club with II-B.Sc CDF and II-M.Sc CDF students have organised TRY TO WIN – Riddle solving event for 66 students of I-B.Sc CDF and III-B.Sc CDF students on 5/1/2018, at CDF Printing Lab. It is considered as an Universal Art and the most valuable benefits of riddle solving for students is that it helps to improve the critical thinking and IQ scores. 

International Conference on “Fashion Techniques And Trends For New Era” & Fashionova’17
Department of Costume Design and Fashion Organised an International Conference on “Fashion Techniques and Trends for New Era” & Fashionova’17 on 01.08.2017 at Abdul Kalam Arangam. The Chief Guest of the programme was Mr.M.R.KARTHIKEYAN, Expatriate Lecturer, Industrial Chemistry Department (Textile Specialisation), Arba Minch University, Arba Minch Campus, Ethiopia. Around 185 Students and 20 Faculty members from 19 colleges took part in the conference. Winners were awarded with certificates and shields at the end of the programme.

Terracotta Jewel Making Workshop
Department of Costume Design and Fashion has conducted a one day workshop “Terracotta Jewel Making” was held on 03-07-2017 at CDF department - Draping lab. This workshop was conducted for all the UG and PG students of CDF department by the CDF faculty members. They learnt the methods and techniques of jewel making and clay baking. The students were participated curiously and prepared decorative Neck chains with pendant, Earrings, etc.  This workshop enhances the student’s creativity which will develop their co-curricular skills.

Fabric Painting Workshop
Department of Costume Design and Fashion has conducted a one day workshop “Fabric Painting Workshop” was held on 03-07-2017 at CDF department - Draping lab. This workshop was conducted for all the UG and PG students of CDF department by the CDF faculty members. They learnt the methods and techniques of jewel making and clay baking. The students were participated curiously and prepared decorative Neck chains with pendant, Earrings, etc.  This workshop enhances the student’s creativity which will develop their co-curricular skills.

“Students PowerPoint Presentation - Enhancement Activity”
Our Department of Costume Design & Fashion has arranged a “POWERPOINT PRESENTATION” for CDF students as a student’s enhancement activity on 30.06.2017. Our CDF Department III-UG and II-PG students were presented their topics like “Innovation in Textiles”, “Types of Weave” and “Fashion Portfolio Presentation”. The outcome of the presentation programme is to motivate the student’s individual presentation skills in and off the Dias.

Certificate Course on Illustration – Fashion Figure Sketching & Painting – 2018
Our Department of Costume Design & Fashion organized a certificate course on “ILLUSTRATION – FASHION FIGURE SKETCHING & PAINTING” at our department.  89 members of the B.Sc CDF students were participated in the duration of 30 Hrs which was held from the month of July to September 2017. Different types of techniques were demonstrated by R.KAPANA, Fashion Illustrator of Turika Kalaikoodam, Coimbatore. This programme creates job opportunities among the students in the field of fashion designing and also in the field of interior decors and motivates to become a business man during their period of study.

2016 - 2017
Fashion Attire - Designer Contest- 2017 
The Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organised “Designer Contest – FASHION ATTIRE 2017” on 21-02-2017(Tuesday) at UG Seminar Hall. The Resource person was Ms.S.NARMADHASUBRAMANIAM, Costume Designer & Proprietor of Vibhaa Stitching House, Erode. Our Final year UG students and First year PG students were participated and presented the creative talents in their Costumes, Accessories and Ornaments. Our students, T.S.Tajmila of III-B.Sc(CDF) got the Best Designer Award and G.Pavithra of  I-M.Sc(CDF) got Best Creativity Award.

Consultancy & Extension Activity
Our Department of Costume Design & Fashion organized a One–Day “Consultancy Service” on “Hand Embroidery Stitches”. It was a free camp for the rural women of Bhavani area (Erode) on 14-02-2017. 30 members of women and men were participated. Nearly 8 types of hand embroidery stitches was demonstrared and taught by our department faculty members namely, Ms.S.P.Mythily, Ms.K.Abirami & Ms.P.Yamunadevi. This programme enhances and aims to cause awareness on the various job opportunities women can avail themselves off.

Extension Activity on Fabric Painting & Fashion Illustration 
An Extension Activity was organised by the Faculty members Ms.B.V.Revathi and Ms.K.Abirami and II-M.SC Students of CDF Department from Bharathidasan College of  Arts and Science, Erode on 07th January 2017. The Government Hr. Sec. School – Thippampalayam, Chennimalai. XII-STD (VOCATIONAL GROUP) Students nearly 50 members were participated (Including Boys & Girls) learn a lot about “Fashion Sketching and Fabric Painting with different strokes”.  The school students felt useful and inspired to get creative artistic skill. This Extension activity exposes the school student’s talents in Fabric Painting strokes and Sketching techniques.

Placement Details - On-Campus Interview – September 2016
The Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organised an On-Campus interview for our Final year B.Sc CDF and M.Sc CDF on 26-09-2016. The Recruitment persons are from SCM Garments Pvt. Ltd., Tirupur. Totally 06 members got selected.

A National Level Technical Seminar and Fashionova’16  
A National Level Technical Seminar and Fashionova’16 held on 21-09-2016, The Resource Person was Ms.J.S.SUBASHINI, Assistant Professor of Knit-Wear Design Department, NIFT, Kannur, Kerala. The first session was carried out by the resource person regarding the advancements in the textile and apparel industry. The next session was carried out by the events like poster presentation and fashion show with different themes. Finally, the Best Designer award and Best Model was presented by the Resource Person.

A One Day Workshop on TUKA CAD & Wonder Weave Software
A One Day Workshop on TUKA-Cad & Wonder Weave Software was organised by the Costume Design and Fashion Department from Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Erode on 16.08.2016. The Resource person was Mr.S.Sathiyaraj from C-CUBE Technologies, Erode. Our B.SC CDF - 63 students, M.Sc CDF - 12 students were participated and practiced the shortcut methods and different techniques in the software’s.

One Day Workshop on Fashion Illustration
A One Day Workshop on Fashion Illustration was organised by the Costume Design and Fashion Department from Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Erode on 16.08.2016. Our Final year UG, 24 students were participated and understand the idea used for “Fashion Illustration” with different strokes. The Faculty member S.P.Mythily, Asst.Professor of CDF was demonstrated the workshop. The students felt that was worthy & valuable and also get inspired with the various illustration techniques.

One Day Workshop on Floral Ornamentation
A One Day Workshop on Floral Ornamentation was organised by the Costume Design and Fashion Department from Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Erode on 16.08.2016. the resource person was our UG Alumni- K.Vanmathi. Our I-B.Sc CDF and II-B.SC CDF 39 students, I-M.Sc CDF and II-M.SC CDF 12 students were participated and practiced the method of floral string making with different floral knottings. The students get inspired with the techniques and it makes a platform to develop as an entrepreneur through boutique management.

Educational Tour
The Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organised a two days education tour for all UG & all PG nearly 50 students along with our faculty members R.Geethadevi, C.Divya & R.Suresh to COCHIN from 04.08.2016 & 05.08.2016 at KERALA. Education Tours are very important for the overall development of a student. It gives them an opportunity to learn from their own experiences and from the experience of others. When a student visits a historic place and learns about the history of that place, it feels as if he is seeing the historic events from his own eyes. We also learn from the mistakes that were done by historic characters.

Industrial Visit - Printing Unit
The Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organised A ONE DAY INDUSTRIAL VISIT for UG II & III year students along with our faculty members P.Yamunadevi, R.Suresh & K.Abirami to JEEVA PRINTERS, Villarasampatti, Erode on 29.07.2016. They get an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the field of printing techniques. It provides an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices.

A One Day Workshop on "Beauty Care" & "T-Shirt Printing"
A One day workshop on "Beauty Care" was conducted for UG and PG girls students and "T-Shirt Printing" for UG and PG boys was held on 15.07.2016 at our depatment. The beauty care session was crried out by Ms.K.ABIRAM, Asst.Prof of CDF and the printing was carried out by Mr.R.SURESH, Asst.Prof of CDF.

Certificate Course – 2017
Our Department of Costume Design & Fashion organized a certificate course on “Hand Aari Embroidery” at our department. 42 members of B.Sc CDF were participated in the duration of 30 Hrs. Different types of Hand Aari Embroidery Stitches were demonstrated by our department faculty members. This programme creates awareness among the students and motivates to become a business man during their course – that is earned while you learn method.

Certificate Course on TUKA-CAD Software 
A Certificate Course on TUKA-CAD which includes TUKA DESIGN and TUKA-MARK SOFTWARE was organised by the Costume Design and Fashion Department from Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Erode. The Resource person was Mr.S.Sathiyaraj from C-CUBE Technologies, Erode. Our B.SC CDF – 26 students, M.Sc CDF - 07 students were participated and practiced the tools and techniques in the software.

2015 - 2016
The Designer Contest – Fashion Attire’2016
On 26th February 2016, our Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organized The Designer Contest Function – FASHION ATTIRE’16 at our PG Seminar Hall. The 22members of Final year UG students and 05 students of First year PG students were participated and exposed their fashionable garments. The special address was given by DR.P.RAMYA, Head & Associate Professor in CDF Department, Nandha Arts and Science College, Erode. The Best Designer Award and The Best Creativity Award were won by our final year UG students Ms.C.Manimekala and Mr.K.Kathiravan.

Terracotta  Jewel Making Workshop – 2016
Department of Costume Design and Fashion has conducted a one day workshop “Terracotta Jewel Making” was held on 22nd February 2016 (Monday) at CDF department - Draping lab. The Resource person is Mrs.P.Nithya, from Mughil Art Gallery, Erode. This workshop was conducted for all the UG and PG students of CDF department. They learnt the easy methods and techniques of jewel making and clay baking. The students were participated curiously and prepared decorative Neck chains with pendant, Earrings, etc.  This workshop enhances the student’s creativity which will develop their co-curricular skills.

Industrial Visit - Knitting Unit – 2016
Our Department of Costume Design and Fashion has arranged a one day industrial visit on 19th February 2016 (Friday). Our II and III year UG students were visited the Agathiyan Knitting unit, Tirupur. The process of knitting was clearly explained by the knitters. The various parts and functions of the advanced circular knitting machines and its techniques were clearly shown to the students. The Faculty members Ms.S.P.Mythily, Ms.C.Divya and Mr.R.Suresh of Costume Design and Fashion Department were co-ordinated with them. 

Industrial Visit –Weaving Unit – 2016
The Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organised a one day Industrial visit for UG I & II year-39 students were taken to HANDLOOM WEAVING UNIT along with our CDF faculty members P.Yamunadevi, R.Suresh & B.V.Revathi on 10.02.2016 at Savakaattupalayam, Nambiyur. It provides the opportunity for active/interactive learning experiences in-class as well outside the classroom environment. Students become more aware of weaving and regulations during industry visits.

Placement Details – On-Campus Interview – Feb’ 2016
The Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organised an On-Campus interview for our Final year B.Sc CDF and B.Sc Biochemistry students on 01-02-2016. The Recruitment persons are from SCM Garments Pvt. Ltd., Tirupur. Totally 3 members got selected in CDF department.

“Fashion Pradarsana’2k16” – Exhibition cum Sale
Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organised a one day Exhibition cum Sale – “Fashion Pradarsana’2k16”, which was held on 12th January 2016 at PG Department of Costume Design and Fashion, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Erode. Our students were participated enthusiastically and prepared variety of “hand craft products” which include accessories, ornaments, home furnishing items and articles, greeting cards and gift items.

Exhibition on Fashion Flash 2015
Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organised a Two day Exhibition– “Fashion Flash’2015”, which was held from 17-12-2015 to 18-12-2015 at Our Sewing lab, Printing lab & Draping Lab, Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Erode. Our students were prepared hand-craft products from waste materials which include accessories, ornaments, home furnishing items and articles, greeting cards and gift items.

A State Level Workshop on Intellectual Art and Fashionova’15
Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organised a State Level Workshop on Intellectual Art and FASHIONOVA’15 on 23rd September 2015. In this workshop, our department has conducted 5types of competitions and Fashion show – FASHIONOVA’15 for other college students. In this programme more than 200 students from various colleges have participated and exposed their talents and creativities. It was a great opportunity for the students to present their own performance.

One Day Workshop on Fabric Painting – 2015
Department of Costume Design and Fashion has conducted one day workshop on “Fabric Painting” for our UG & PG students on 28th August 2015. M.Anusuya – Art and Craft maker from Tirupur, demonstrated and trained about the fabric painting and canvas painting in this workshop. It was a good platform to the students those who participated enthusiastically and made out their talents in their respective field.

Erode’s Expo Visit– 2015”
Department of Costume Design and Fashion has organised a one day Industrial visit for our UG- 65 & PG- 12 students along with our faculty members to attend the “ERODE’S EXPO – 2015” in Tex Valley on 6th August 2015 at Gangapuram, Erode. In this exhibition, National Level Manufacturers exhibited their textile achineries and demonstrated the working mechanism. It will be of great benefit for the success of student’s career and their subjective reference field.

2014 - 2015
The Department of Costume Design and Fashion Organized an Exhibition Cum Sale - FASHIONOVA on 21st and 22nd January 2014. The students exhibited their creative innovations in paintings and craft work. Students from various schools & colleges visited the exhibition.
 

Extension Activity on Fashion Illustration - 2018
An Extension Activity was organised by the Costume Design and Fashion Department from Bharathidasan College of Arts and Science, Erode on 03.02.2018. The 65 Girls students of XII-STD (Vocational Group), Government Girls Hr. Sec. School – Bhavani, Erode were participated and understand the idea used for “Fashion Sketching” with different strokes. The Faculty member R.Geethadevi, Asst.Professor & Head and 3 students namely G.L.Nanditha (II-M.SC CDF), S.Nivedhika (III-B.SC CDF) and R.Bharani of II-B.SC CDF were demonstrated the workshop. The school students felt that was worthy & valuable and also get inspired with the various illustration techniques.
 

An Extension Activity on “Mehandhi Designing
Our Department of Costume Design & Fashion organised An Extension activity on “Mehandhi Designing” for 2 Rural Self-Help Groups of Women - Vinayaga group and Thirupathi group at Puthuvelliyampalayam, Nathakkadaiyur, Tirupur held on 25.01.2018. it consists of 16 members and they learnt the easy way of mehandi designing methods through our II-MSC CDF students.

RANK HOLDER:
•    J.YAAZHINI B.Sc.,(CDF) of  2014-2017 Batch have secured V Rank 
 

Students achievements of 2017 - 2018:

S.No

Name of the Student

Class

Organiser

Date

Event

Place

Secured

1.

J.P.Karthikeyan

II M.SC.

Kongu Arts & Science College, Erode

17.08.2017

E-Graphic Designing

First

2.

T.S.Tajmila

III B.SC,

Bharathidasan College of Arts & Science, Erode

21.02.2017

Designer contest

Best Designer

3.

G.Pavithra

I M.SC.,

Bharathidasan College of Arts & Science, Erode

21.02.2017

Designer contest

Best Creativity

4.

J.P.Karthikeyan

II M.SC.

Kaamadhenu Arts & Science College, Sathyamangalam.

21.02.2018

Fashion sketching

Second

5.

J.P.Karthikeyan

II M.SC,

NIFT-T College of Knitwear Fashion, Tirupur

16.02.2018

Digital art

Second

6.

T.S.Tajmila

III B.SC.,

Nandha Arts & Science College, Erode

27.01.2017

Mehandi

Third

7.

D.Banumathi

III B.SC.,

Nandha Arts & Science College, Erode

27.01.2017

Rangoli

Third

8.

S.Madhumitha

III B.SC.,

Nandha Arts & Science College, Erode

27.01.2017

Rangoli

Third

9.

K.Ramesh

III B.SC.,

Nandha Arts & Science College, Erode

27.01.2017

Face paint

Second

10.

J.Yaazhini

III B.SC.,

Sree Amman  Arts & Science College, Chithode

27.01.2017

Face paint

Second

11.

L.Mubintaj

II B.SC

Sasurie Arts & Science College, Vijayamangalam

27.02.2018

Mehandi

Second

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