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Pearl Academy students bag top spots at India Skills Competition 2016

July 21, 2016

Students from Pearl Academy – a leading private higher education institute in India, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses in design, fashion and business – bagged the first, second and third places at India Skills Competition 2016, the country’s largest skill competition, held on July 15, 2016 on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day. The students won these awards under the ‘Fashion Technology’ category. India Skills is an initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. NSDC, through its initiative, has been leading the country’s participation at WorldSkills International competitions since 2011. The three winners from Pearl Academy also got a direct entry into the WorldSkills International competition 2017 to be held in Abu Dhabi. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, minister of Skill and Entrepreneurship, handed out the awards to the winners.
Abhishek Dangi, the winner of the competition won INR 1,00,000 as cash award, Vivek Mishra won the second prize of INR 75,000 and Damanjeet Singh won the third prize of INR 25,000.

Commenting on this momentous achievement, Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy, said, “It is a moment of immense pride that our students have won the top spots in the nation’s biggest platform for skill development. At academy we have always understood the utmost importance of developing the right set of skills. On behalf of our faculty, I wish them success for the upcoming WorldSkills Competition. I am confident that our students will continue making Pearl Academy and India proud”.

The pan India competition under the ‘Fashion Technology’ category started with more than 300 participants from prestigious institutions such as Pearl Academy, NIFT, ATDC and others. Only 8 students were shortlisted for the final round out of which 4 students were from Pearl Academy and the final round was clean swept by Pearl Academy students by winning the top 3 positions.

The students were judged on 4 diverse modules given to them on the spot which included skills such as designing the garment, stitching the apparel, and draping the costume, among others.

The India Skills Competition 2016 saw more than 50,000 visitors. In order to select the best talent to represent India at IndiaSkills, MSDE and NSDC completed more than 80 regional competitions in 24 skills/trades including fashion technology, hair stylist, welding, car painting, auto body repair, graphic designing, robotics to name a few.

Close to 4820 candidates registered to participate in the competition this year. Around 40 organisations came together to make IndiaSkills a success.

With campuses in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Jaipur, Pearl Academy is India’s leading private institution in design, fashion and creative businesses, and has been a catalyst to success for students across these creative industries over the past two decades. For more information, please visit www.pearlacademy.com.

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