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.

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  • 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


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 Computer Total Eligibility
Certificate Course One Year 21,000 2,000 23,000 SSC or Equivalent Exam + Aptitude Test
Diploma Course One Year 24,500 2,500 27,000 Certificate Course in Fashion Designing
Advanced Diploma One Year 27,000 3,000 30,000 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 Stylist / Coordinator for television, films or theatre
  • Fashion Blogger
  • Work as wordrobe manager


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
  • Kno-Flage (Designer line)
  • Texports International Pvt. Ltd., Andheri
  • 10. Bombay Rayon India Ltd.
  • 11. Pink Fario (Boutique)


  • 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, PVP, SNDT Juhu, MBA with Fashion Specialization


Interior designers make indoor spaces functional, safe and beautiful by determining space requirements like appropriate planning, zoning, applying all elements and principles of design concepts and selecting essential and decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials which plays a major role in visual appeal of the space in individual mind. They must be able to draw, read and edit blueprints and required schematic and working drawings. They also must be aware of building codes, inspection regulations and other consideration, such as accessibility standards. This course includes all aspects expected to be a sound interior designer to perform a good and qualitative designer.

Course Duration Fees Computer Total Eligibility
Certificate Course One Year 20,500 2,500 23,000 SSC or Equivalent Exam + Aptitude Test
Diploma Course One Year 23,500 3,500 27,000 Certificate Course in Fashion Designing
Advanced Diploma One Year 25,500 4,500 30,000 Diploma Course in Fashion Designing

Note: The course requires additional expenses for practical materials which shall be borne by the students.


  • Working an interior designing or architectural firms as Interior designer, estimator, project executor etc
  • Working as a marketing executive and Design solution provider for ready made furniture showrooms, Kitchen Showrooms, Interior furniture manufacturing units etc.
  • Working as 3D visualizers - CAD and 3D design provider.
  • Working as an as an entrepreneur and opening own firm to design and execute residential and commercial Interior Design Projects
  • Working as a Set Designer, Product Designer, Landscape Designer, Furniture Designer, Freelance Designer, Interior Consultant, Exhibition Set Designer etc.


Certificate Course Diploma Course Advance Diploma Course
Elements of Design Material Survey and Estimation Public Space Design
Residential Interior Design Commercial Interior Design Furniture Designing
Geometry and Drafting Working Drawing Set Designing
Building Construction Building Services Product Design
Building Materials Furniture Construction 3D Max and sketch up
Computer Drafting Computer Aided Design Internship – Professional Application

Field Trips / Site visits / Industrial Visits / Exhibition Visits etc
Attending seminars / Workshops / Participating in interior college competition etc will remain as a compulsory extracurricular activity and may incur extra costing as per event


  • Flat/Apartment/Nano Housing Design - first year level
  • Bungalow/Raw house/Weekend House/Varied leveled spaces- Second year level.

Commercial Designs
  • Retail/Showroom/Store Design-Second year level
  • Restaurant/Cafe/Fine dine - Second year level
  • Clinic/Spa/Parlors- Second year
  • Office Design- Second year

Public Space Design
  • Emporium design/Super market/ Hospitality/ Institutional-third year level
  • Exhibition space design/Set design/Event space Design-Third year level
  • Furniture Design- Third year level
  • Product design-Third year level

Other Activities
Other areas of activities in the third 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).


Two months internship in the Advance diploma course is a compulsory component of the course. Our past students have successfully completed their internship at following places:

  • Interior and Exterior associates- Mulund
  • Arch - aid (Ar. Neilesh Kankre) – Mahim
  • Ajit Bhuta & Associates-Ghatkopar
  • Ar. Harnit Gulati – Sion
  • Sleek Kitchens - (different branches)
  • Classic Interiors
  • Haefle Pvt. Ltd.
  • Godrej Interio
  • Juzer Garii design
  • Jagruti Shah
  • Nikhil Rai & Associates
  • Linus-Dombivali
  • Ar. Shashi Sharma and Ar. Raj Sharma associates
  • Ar. Ravi
  • Mr. Dhanesh Savla and Associates
  • Neki Kitchen solution

And many other similar firms


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


Ms. Meena Jain –
Advanced Diploma Interior Design

Ms. Amita Lodaya –
Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration from Sophia college MSBTE affiliated, BA in psychology with from Somaiya college Mumbai University , MA part 1 in philosophy from Mumbai University , Certificate and Diploma in Jainology 1st class Mumbai University, Certificate in yoga philosophy Distinction Mumbai University, Post Graduate Diploma in Indian Aesthetics Mumbai University, 2 years training in vocal classical music from Gandharva University, Certificate in bakery and confectionery from Catering College.

Ms. Dimple Parekh –
B.sc in resource management, Diploma and advanced 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 Computer Total Eligibility
Diploma Course One Year 14,500 500 15,000 HSC or Equivalent examination UG Students


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 Eligibility
Diploma Course One Year 15,000 SSC or Equivalent Exam + Aptitude Test
Advanced Diploma Course One Year 20,000 Diploma Course in Beauty Treatments
* 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


  • Structure and function of skin.
  • Human body anatomy.
    • Study of Cytology.
    • Cell division in human body.
    • Lymphatic drainage and lymph nodes.
    • Muscles of face.
    • Types of tissue.
    • Motor Points of face.
    • The nail structure and its function.
  • Galvanic positive treatments for face.
    • Galvanic positive pole treatment:
      • Marine facial treatment.
      • Colistin loose muscle tone treatment.
      • Melasma treatment.
    • Galvanic negative pole treatment:
      • Detoxification treatment.
      • Acne treatment.
      • Orange facial treatment.
  • High frequency machine treatment for face.
  • Vacuum machine treatment for face.
  • Brushing unit treatment for face.
  • AHA pigmentation treatment for face.
  • Spa manicure.
  • Spa pedicure.
  • Body massage.


  • Structure of hair.
  • Terminology.
  • Hair analysis.
  • Permanent hair perming.
  • Permanent hair re-bonding.
  • Permanent hair smoothing.
  • Permanent hair straightening.
  • Hair spa techniques.
    • Hair coloring.
    • Primary colors.
    • Secondary colors.
  • Complimentary colors
  • Natural highlighting of colors.
  • Permanent highlighting of colors.
  • Dandruff treatment.
  • Hair-fall treatment.
  • Hair-cuts.
    • Long layered feather cut.
    • Flicks cut.
    • Fringes cut
    • Over-direction cut.
    • Disconnected long layer cut.
    • Long layer texturies.
    • Rap style haircut.
    • 1-2-3 Layer haircut.
    • Modern mushroom haircut.
    • Sleek with long bang.


  • Professional makeup techniques.
  • Analyzing the features of the face.
  • Corrective makeup techniques.
  • Face study and balance techniques.
  • Knowledge of face structure and face shapes.
  • How to prepare vanity box.
  • Knowledge of concealers and foundations.
  • Make brush techniques.
  • HD [high definition] make techniques.
  • Professional bridal makeup look.
  • Sangeet and mehendi bridal look.
  • Creative makeup look.
  • Old age makeup look.
  • Injury makeup look.


  • 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)


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.

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
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