Swadhar Career Institute is a unit of Smt. P. N. Doshi Women’s College was established in the year 2004, and is managed by SPRJ Kanyashala Trust whose aim is to enhance and improve women’s education, so as to liberate and empower them.

The conventional degree courses alone are often not enough to guarantee a job to a graduate. Also many women students do not get to do these degree courses because of financial, family and social constraints. Hence a career institute was started to train these students in a particular skill which will give them more opening in industry, service and self-employment sectors which will make them financially self reliant. These career oriented courses were designed to be part-time courses so that students already pursuing a degree course can also take advantage of it simultaneously.

Swadhar Career institute offers part time Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses in various fields. The syllabi for all these courses have been designed carefully, keeping in mind the requirements of the industry. The objective of these courses is to impart necessary skills to the students and make them confident and professionally competitive. All the courses give special emphasis on the practical component which gives the students hands on experience. Students are also taken for industrial or field visits to get realistic insights in their chosen fields.

The institute has tied up with various related industries and corporate houses to provide practical training and internship for the students. Many students get job placements in the firm or organization where they go for their internship.


  • Courses are open for women only, of any age, who have passed SSC or equivalent examination (only for pre-primary teachers’ training HSC or equivalent exam is required)
  • Students must be punctual and regular.
  • Minimum 75% attendance will be required to appear for the final examination.
  • Fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Course once selected cannot be changed or transferred to another name.
  • Students should familiarize themselves with the syllabus and time table.
  • Students should cultivate a habit of reading the notice board for any announcement.
  • Students should take care of the institute’s property and help keep the premises neat and clean. Any littering or willful damage may incur strict disciplinary action and fine.
  • Students should be careful about their own belongings and should not bring expensive items, gadgets or cash with them.
  • Eating and using cell phone is strictly prohibited in the college building, except in the canteen. If a student is caught using her cell phone in any other area of the college campus, there will be a fine of ` 500.
  • All courses have continuous assessment throughout the year. If a student has n ot passed in the internal assessment, she will not be allowed to appear for the final examination.
  • Internship is compulsory and has to be completed at the industry / institute assigned within the academic year.
  • Certificate or diploma will be given to the student only after successful completion of the course, the internship and the final examination.


Certificate Course


1 Year

Diploma Course


2 Years

Advanced Diploma Course


3 Years


Certificate Course :
S.S.C. Pass

Diploma Course :
Completion of one year certificate course.
Admission for second year will be on the basis of the portfolio of first year.

Advanced Diploma Course:
Completion of Diploma Course.


1. Fashion Designing

2. Interior Designing & Decoration

3. Pre Primary Teacher’s Training

4. Beauty Treatments

5. Nutrition and Food Service MAnagement


Fashion (clothing) is an integral part of human lifestyle today. Fashion designing is a lucrative and glamorous career. It is a dynamic profession as fashion changes with change in time, environment, culture and attitude to life. A Fashion Designer is one who visualises different dressing styles to suit different personalities on different occasions and transforms these visuals into realities in the form of dresses by using various techniques. It is an art and science of making a personality pleasing, impressive and admirable through conventional and non-conventional dressing styles. A fashion designer is a trend setter and not a trend follower. This course has been designed by a panel of experts and offers the science and magic of colours, designs, materials and creations of clothes for those with a flair for Fashion. It covers the concepts, principles, theories, techniques and trends of Fashion Designing.


Course Duration Fees Eligibility
Certificate Course One Year 19,000 SSC or Equivalent Exam + Aptitude Test
Diploma Course One Year 23,000 Certificate Course in Fashion Designing
Advanced Diploma One Year 25,000 Diploma Course in Fashion Designing


  • Work as a free-lancer designer
  • Establish and run one’s own Boutique
  • Work for a Garment Export Firm
  • Work as Fashion Merchandiser
  • Work as Fashion Consultant
  • Work as Fashion Coordinator
  • Work as Costume Designer / Coordinator for television, films or theatre


Certificate Course Diploma Course Advance Diploma Course
Design and Fashion History Management Fashion Industry Language Principles of Export
Fashion Prints Knowledge and Illusions Fashion Strategies Fashion Production Management
Art and Techniques of Sketching Business Operation and Accounting Financial Roles and Customer Knowledge
Introduction to Fashion Illustration and its Application Specification of Fashion Garments Operation and Research for Forecasting
Anatomy and Drawing Designing with Inspiration and Research Fashion and Brand Management
Photo Analysis Future Trends Fashion Forecasting Self Grooming
Sketching Posture Accessories Boutique Management Textile Science
Practical Practical Practical
Introduction to Drafting and Pattern Making Adaptation of Basic Blocks to High Fashion Variations Draping Style
Introduction to Garment Stitching Haute Couture – Samples and Finishes Men’s Croqui, Children’s Croqui and designing a Collection on Computers
Drafting and Pattern making of Basic Garments Fabric Construction Techniques Designing a sequence – Fashion Show
Sampling of various hand stitches, Fabric Structuring Techniques Sewing India and Western Wear Field Trips to Trade Fairs and Fashion Exhibitions
Introduction to Computers Participation in sequence of the Annual Fashion Show – Reflection NX Online Management Marketing
Basic Croqui on Computer Fleshing of Croqui and Garment Styling  


  • Designing Fashion Portfolio
  • Industrial visits
  • Visits to esteemed Fashion Weeks


Fashion show is arranged to show case the designs created by Advanced Diploma Students. This gives good exposure to the creativity and talent of the students. The show is attended by famous people in Fashion Industry which provides opportunities for the students for better job placements and interactions.


Students are given two months work experience in a fashion industry after completing the Advance Diploma course. The industrial training is provided at one of the following outlets:

  • Roman Arts, Mumbai
  • Roop Milan Sarees, Marine Lines
  • ‘K’ line, Ghatkopar (E)
  • Chaitali, Vikhroli
  • Pink City, Ghatkopar (E)
  • New Excel Wear, Dadar
  • Sweet Fashions, Santacruz
  • ZigZag Fashions, Ghatkopar
  • Texports International Pvt. Ltd., Andheri


  • Internal Assessment throughout the year
  • Annual Theory and Practical examinations
  • Minimum passing marks are 40%
Students failing or defaulting in the internal assessment will not be permitted to take examination.


Ms. Kinnari Chande –B.Com.,
Diploma in Fashion Designing Commercial Programming, MBA in Marketing

Ms. Riya Mehra – B.Sc (Home Science)
Textile Designing, Diploma in Apparel Manufacture and Design, MBA with Fashion Specialization


Interior Designing describes a group of various yet related projects that involve turning an interior space into an effective setting for a vast range of human activities to take place there. An interior designer is someone who conducts such projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, liaising with the stakeholders of a project and the management and execution of the design. In interior designing, there is more emphasis on planning, functional design, effective use of space, arranging the basic layout of spaces within a building as well as projects that require an understanding of technical issues such as acoustics and lighting. Types of interior design include residential design, commercial design, exhibition design, spatial branding temperature, etc.

Course Duration Fees Eligibility
Certificate Course One Year 21,000 SSC or Equivalent Exam + Aptitude Test
Diploma Course One Year 23,000 Certificate Course in Fashion Designing
Advanced Diploma One Year 27,000 Diploma Course in Fashion Designing


  • To work in an interior designing firm or architect’s office.
  • To have one's own firm to design and execute residential and commercial Interior projects.
  • A professional consultant for planning & designing Interior projects.
  • As a visual merchandiser, product designer, landscape designer, furniture designer


Certificate Course Diploma Course Advance Diploma Course
Foundation of Design Design Theories / Survey Design Thesis
Residential Interior Design Commercial Interior Design Public Space Design
Basic Geometry Working Drawing Furniture Designing
Rendering and Presentation Building Services Set Designing
Building Materials Professional Practice Product Design
Building Construction Furniture Construction Landscape Design
Computer Aided Design
(2 Dimensional Drawing)
Computer Aided Design
(3 Dimension Drawing)
3D Studio Max
Field Trips / Site visits Field Trips / Site Visits  


Certificate course - Residential Designs
Residential design is the design of the interior of private residences. As this type of design is very specific for individual situations, the needs and wants of the individual are paramount in this area of Interior Design. The interior designer may work on the project from the initial planning stage or may work on the remodeling of an existing structure.

Diploma Course - Commercial Design
Retail: includes malls and shopping centers, departmental stores, specialty stores, visual merchandising and showrooms.
Visual and Spatial Branding: The use of space as a media to express the Corporate Brand
Corporate: Office design for any kind of business
(Any two projects will be taken up)

Advance Diploma Course - Public Space Design

  • Healthcare: The design of hospitals, assisted living facilities, medical offices, dentist offices, psychiatric facilities, laboratories, medical specialist facilities
  • Hospitality and recreation includes hotels, motels, resorts, cafes, bars, restaurants, health clubs and spas, etc
  • Institutional: Government offices, financial institutions (banks and credit unions), schools and universities, religious facilities etc.
(Any one project will be selected as a thesis topic and survey)


Other areas of activities in the year includes exhibitions, visits, attending various seminars and workshops, study tours, field visits, factory visits etc. this may be compulsory for students to attend at required time (occasionally at additional cost)


For two months in Advanced Diploma Course (III year) at following firms:
Interior and exterior Associates – Mulund
Arch – Aid Neilesh Kankre
Ajit Bhuta and Associates
Harnit Gulati – Santacruz
Sleek Kitchens (Different branches)
Classic Interiors
Haefle Pvt. Ltd.
Godrej Interio
Juzer Garii Design
Jagruti Shah
Nikhil Rai and Associates and many other similar firms


  • Continuous internal assessment throughout the year
  • Annual practical and theory exams
  • Minimum passing marks is 40%
Students failing or defaulting in the internal assessment will not be permitted to take final examination.


Ms. Bhadrisha Shah: M.Sc. in Interior Designing, GDID, IGBC
Ms. Meena Jain:Advance Diploma in Interior Designing


The needs of the preschool children are very different from the school children. During the early years of life, their physical, motor, mental, emotional and social developments are taking place at a rapid rate. Careful and thoughtful nurturing of children at this stage of life can create a sound foundation for the rest of life. Properly trained personnel who know the requirements of preschool children can make a lot of difference in the personality of the child. This Vocational course is intended to prepare students to get trained in catering to the needs of these children and become entrepreneurs in managing quality day-care centers and pre-schools (Play School / Nursery).

Course Duration Fees Eligibility
Diploma Course One Year 12,000

SSC or Equivalent Exam


Two months long Internship at various schools and centres

  • Euro Kids
  • Jumbo Kids
  • Mumbai Mobile Creche
  • Edu Kids
  • Smart Beez


Paper I – Child Development
Paper II – Curriculum for young (Theory)
Paper III – Curriculum Planning (Practical)
Paper IV – Organization & Management of Centre (Theory)
Paper V – Management of Centre (Practical)


  • Opening Pre-School, Play Group, Daycare, KG
  • Conducting enrichment classes for children
  • Job as teachers in pre-schools
  • Job as Coordinator / Supervisor in pre-schools / Curriculum Developers at school
  • Organizing summer camps
  • Organizing Children’s events


Various workshops / guest lectures are arranged throughout the year on some of the following topics:

  • Personality Development
  • Time Management
  • Sex Education
  • Puppet Making Workshop
  • Story Telling Workshop
  • Music Workshop
  • Teaching Aid Making Workshop
  • Sessions with Pre-School Owners


  • Internal Assessment throughout the year
  • Annual Theory Exam: 100 marks
    Internship: 200 marks
    Minimum Passing Marks: 40%
Students failing or defaulting in the internal assessment will not be permitted to take final examination.


Campus interviews are conducted in the month of April for placement at schools / summer camps / child development centre


Dr. Ritu Bhatia, M.Sc.(Home Science / Human Development) , Ph.D. (Home Science)
Ms. Kamini Panigraphy (B.Com, EEC.Ed.)


Looking beautiful has always been a need of mankind from very ancient times. People go to great lengths to look beautiful. With the advent of modern times people have become more and more conscious about the way they look and so require professional help to enhance their good features and repair or camouflage their bad features. This course has been designed to enable the students to learn the different beauty treatments and the theory behind them, develop necessary skills to work as a beautician.

Course Duration Fees Add on Course* Eligibility
Diploma Course One Year 12,000 Advanced hair dressing 4,000 SSC or Equivalent Exam
* The add on course is optional


  • Work in a Beauty Parlour or from home
  • Start your own Parlour
  • Work as beautician / make up consultant for TV, Films, artists, Celebrities.


Students do the internship in the beauty lab itself which is kept open for customers five days a week

Skin Treatments Hair Treatments Salon Management
Introduction to skin physiology Hair Wash and Conditioning History of Make up
Facial Procedure Blow Drying Basic Knowledge of Beauty
Facial Massage Ironing Cosmetology
Makeup Roller Setting Salon Etiquettes and Attire
Bleaching Head Massage Art of Communication
Threading Temporary hair setting (Tong and Creeping) Salon Maintenance
Waxing Hair Colouring Ethics and Moral Responsibility
Manicure Heena Dyeing Consulting and Retailing
Nail Structure, Nail Art Hair Cutting Personality Development
Pedicure Hair Styling Machines for Facial Treatments


  • Internal Assessment throughout the year
  • Annual Theory and Practical examinations
  • Minimum passing marks are 40%

Ms. Rita Betkar: MA (Marathi), Advanced Diploma in Beauty Treatments, Beauty Therapist, Professional Make-up and Hair Stylist, Beauty Adviser (from Loreal Beauty Academy)


Our stress full life styles and changed attitude towards life often results in stress related health conditions like high bold pressure, diabetes, coronary heart problems, asthma etc. In today’s world more and more people are becoming victims of these health problems. There is need for people to be more aware about their diet and nutritional status. This course will impart the basic information to the students in diet therapy for certain common conditions.

Course Duration Fees Eligibility
Diploma Course One Year 12,000 SSC or Equivalent Exam


  • Start one’s own catering business / canteen / dabba service / snacks service
  • Employment in food industry
  • Employment with established caterers
  • Work as a free lancer


Theory Practical
Introduction to Nutrition Different cooking techniques
Basic Food Groups and its components Changes occurring in food due to cooking, storing etc
Recommended Dietary Allowances Standardization and costing
Functional Foods Scaling up, Packaging, Labeling, Pricing and Marketing
Nutritional requirements for different age groups – Pre-school children, School aged, Adolescence, Adulthood and Old age Record Keeping – Purchasing, Receiving, Storage, Preparation, Selling
Principles of Quantity Food Production Market – Consumer, Producer, Retailer, Marketing survey techniques
Menu Planning  
Types of small scale units  
Current trend of diets  
Management of Resources – money, time, energy, space, equipment, materials, staff  
Important Acts and Taxes  


Planning and preparing food for small gatherings and functions.


4 – 6 weeks at school / college canteen, Diet Tiffin Services, Tarala, Diet-a-diet

Other Activities:
  • Guest lectures related to specific topics
  • Recipe demonstration by expert
  • Visits to food industries, professional canteens etc.


  • Internal Assessment throughout the year
  • Annual Theory and Practical examinations
  • Minimum Passing Marks are 40%
Students failing or defaulting in the internal assessment will not be permitted to take final examination.

FACULTY: Ms. Deepali Shah:  M.Sc. (Nutrition)


These courses are being introduced from the academic year 2013-14 with the following objectives:

  • To provide extra knowledge and skill to the students which is beyond the scope of their regular syllabus.
  • To provide an opportunity to students with multi-faceted talent and interest for inter disciplinary learning.
  • To provide a facility to other working ladies or housewives to enhance their knowledge and develop additional skills.

It was decided to keep one Add on course per academic year in each department. However in Fashion Designing department there is no Add on course in the first year as the syllabus is giving the students basic knowledge of designing and pattern making. The Add on course for the second year is window display which connects with the syllabus of second year.

Course Who can join Benefits Course Duration Fees (`)
Styling Relevant to third year Fashion Designing Students Students will run different aspects of stylish presentation of their creation.  This will help them when they organise fashion shows. 10 turns of two hours each 2000
Sketching and Rendering Interior Designing Students; 7th pass students Students can visualise and sketch their imaginative ideas on paper with good presentation techniques and colour combination.  This will help them I entrance exam for any Visual Art oriented course. 3 months (Twice a week ) starting from August


Material cost to be borne by the student.
Model Making 7th pass students To improve hand modelling skills in students to create a 3 dimensional figure, model, object etc. This knowledge will be helpful in school projects and Pandal decorations. 3 months (twice a week) starting from August 2000 Material cost to be borne by the student.
Basic Make up, Hair style and Saree Draping Anybody interested (for Beauty treatment students, this is part of their syllabus) To be able to get ready by themselves for any occasion. Tohelp others in getting ready for any occasion. 10 turns of two hours each. Starting from August 2000
Advanced Make up, Hair style and Saree Draping Students who have done basic Make-up course To be able to apply makeup like professionals. To gain employment as Make-up artist. 10 turns of two hours each. Starting from November 4000
Basic hair treatments Anybody interested (for Beauty treatment students, this is part of their syllabus) To be able to style or cut other’s hair 10 turns of two hours each. Starting from December 2000
Advanced Skin and Hair treatment Students who have done basic Skin and Hair treatment To be able to manage creative hairstyles.  To be able to manage special machine treatments. 20 turns of 2 hours each. Starting in the month of December 10000
Fancy Cookery Anybody interested Students can learn different types of recipes and cuisines.  This will help them in taking up cooking professionally or at personal level. 10 turns of 2.30 hours each 2500
Children’s Event Management Students studying Child Care, Teachers’ Training, parents, teachers, anybody interested Students can learn about managing different kinds of children’s events like birthday parties, various festivals, theme parties, various types of camps etc. 10 turns of two hours each. 2000