McGan understands the need of our student´s aspiration, to keep pace with the trend, technology & knowledge pertaining to their chosen field of studies. Hence, the institution has put forward an assortment of salient features, at various levels with diverse subjects and exposure, suitable for both the architecture and fashion design students.

The institute expects every student to utilise these opportunities and obtain invaluable experience and certifications, as they would definitely stand above and be the best in the job market, compared to other students who probably, would only have a B.Arch or a B.Des graduation.


  • Additional Courses in Diploma & Certificate (Value Addition)
  • International Recognition
  • International Education Trips


McGAN´S has identified a multiple of courses in Diplomas & Certificates, which the students can opt to study simultaneously along with their regular graduation programmes. Certain courses are offered with 100% / 75% / 50% Scholarships (as applicable), while the student pursue their graduation programmes.


McGAN´S has identified a multiple of courses in Diplomas & Certificates, which the students can opt to study simultaneously along with their regular graduation programmes. Certain courses are offered with 100% / 75% / 50% Scholarships (as applicable), while the student pursue their graduation programmes.


What better way to visit the Mecca of fashion, a trip to the capital of Couture, Celebrating Avant-garde delving in Italian fashion and indulge in some retail designer outlets, to soak up in an atmosphere of innovation that cultivates the creativity, which leads the global fashion industry with a memorable trip. This should easily be, one of the best educational trips for the students to mesmerize into the history and business of clothing in the birthplace of haute couture and home of fashion house’s head quarters.

The students of McGAN’s Ooty School of Fashion & Design, taking admission in the first year are all eligible without making any additional payment, as the fees are inclusive of their international tour package. Students are expected to keep their passports ready while pursuing their second year at college.

exclusively for students taking admission, this year!

The Value Addition Courses are a few select courses, which the students taking admission in the first year of B.Arch or B.Des can simultaneously study along with their regular graduation course. The students can choose the course, according to their career plan & interest. If they desire to tune, equip & explore their chosen field of studies, these Value Addition Courses can shape up their forthcoming career path, while pursuing their Under Graduation. The students can simultaneously undergo these diploma/certificate courses with 100% SCHOLARSHIP, and fulfil their goals of having qualified with additional Certificates and Diplomas, alongside their under graduation Degrees.

We expect every student to utilise these FREE courses and obtain invaluable certificates and diplomas, as this would definitely help them stand apart from the rest, in the job market, compared to many other students who would have only a B.Arch or a B.Des Graduation.

The courses are offered by the COUNCIL FOR INNOVATIVE SKILLS IN DESIGN. The Value added Diplomas & Certificates would be awarded along with their degrees, post successful completion of their under graduation.



  • Duration : 6 months
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or 10 + 3 Years Diploma

This Course gives an overview on journalism and documentation in the field of architecture and planning. The subjects educate the students on analysis of historical and contemporary examples of written and journalistic criticism of architecture, including select writings by Indian and overseas critics on Structure of Architectural journals. The course also emphasize on writing descriptive and analytical reports, Editing write ups. Photo journalism, book reviews page compositions, printing process, electronic media and e-journals. Discursive techniques, analysis of major critical themes, thematic categories in architectural writing.

With the diverse media domains increasingly crossing over, the programme encourages students to inculcate cross disciplinary approaches, and discount genre specific formulaic methodologies. The Photography Design Course focuses on making the students understand these dynamics at the core level, and helps them in making informed choices based on their learning in the classroom and a robust industry interface. The pedagogical structure relies heavily on a thorough understanding of the historic processes, contemporary practices, emerging technologies, sociology, politics, literature, philosophy, and visual culture. The programme emphasizes on contextual understanding of the subject matter, and a balance of rational and intuitive processes is encouraged.

Fashion Photography Program is designed to augment a student's photographic skills and give them a 360-degree advantage which combines the entire subject matter from the Basics to Advance, Digital Photography & Editing. Workshops with additional emphasize on Fashion, commercial Photography and Digital Photography. The students will also learn how to set up a Fashion Shoot in terms of management & technicalities that brings out the art of professional photography.

This programme is designed to develop those creative journalists, whose love for writing along with their interest in fashion. It educates how to communicate their message, research, build long-lasting relationships with a myriad of members of the industry while Blogging or Advertising, or handling Media and Public relations. A new position for fashion journalists has been evolving in new or digital media, where blogging, reporting for website and social media are just some of the online communication styles important to this international industry. Fashion journalists may focus in one specific function or they may work for a variety of media types, fulfilling numerous roles, holding a variety of job titles, sometimes at the same time!

Graphic design is the creative planning and execution of visual communication. One learns to create a combination of shapes and forms, words and images, in order to reproduce them in some flat medium (two dimensional - paper, cardboard, cloth, plastic, video, computer, or projection screen, on poster, billboard, or other signage) or in a three-dimensional form (fabricated or manufactured) in order to convey information to a targeted audience. All graphic design has a purpose or function. Usually its purpose is commercial to explain aesthetically something -- to express, inform, and influence the thoughts and actions of its audience

The ability to draw by hand - both to create precise technical design and expressive sketches - has been central to the design profession.
The Certificate Course in Visual Arts aims to impart basic knowledge and skill in drawing, medium and composition with the development of creative and aesthetics sensibilities. The course motivates people to communicate effectively and provides skills and a broad set of tools for expressing ideas in the design process. The course tends to inculcate creativity, precision and use of tool and materials.


  • Duration : 1 year
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or 10+3 Years Diploma

It is important to appreciate that the ultimate criterion of success in lighting is the human response, i.e., whether what is to be seen clearly, easily and without discomfort." Lighting designers are often specialists who must understand the physics of light production and distribution, the physiology and psychology of light perception by humans, the anatomy of the human eye, and the response of the rods and cones to light.

The Garment Industry in India has come a long way since the past two decades. Given the vibrant economy and dynamic market forces, the apparel industry will only grow exponentially. This programme provides focussed inputs with logical, hands-on experience & enables students to conceptualize designs, make patterns and construct garments of exemplary quality. This course covers most technical aspects of a garment designing process and is apt for those students who desire to acquire professional awareness, on Presentation, Costing, Production, besides Marketing & Merchandising.

This course introduces the basic principles of garment construction applied through the use of commercial patterns. The students learn to conceptualize and create apparel using illustration, pattern-making and sewing techniques. Emphasis is on woven fabrics. Elements of design and its application using the principles of design are also covered.


• The VALUE ADDITION COURSES are offered by ‘COUNCIL FOR INNOVATIVE SKILLS IN DESIGN’ exclusively for the students of McGAN´S
• Students taking admission in the first year degree programme, either in Architecture or Fashion can avail 100% / 75% Scholarship
• 100% Scholarship is applicable, for any TWO Certificate courses & ONE Diploma course.
• For pursuing other courses, apart from the courses mentioned above in Note: 3, students can avail 75% scholarships.

for students at McGAN´S

The Value Add-on Courses are a few select Diploma & Advanced Diploma courses, which the students taking admission in the first year of B.Arch or B.Des can simultaneously study along with their regular graduation course. The students can opt these courses, according to their future career plan. These Value ADD-ON Courses can fine-tune their prospect, which they desire to portray in their forthcoming career path. They can simultaneously undergo these Diploma & Advanced Diploma courses with 50% SCHOLARSHIP, and prepare themselves for the Job market with additional invaluable Diplomas & Advanced Diplomas.

The courses are offered by the HERITAGE COUNCIL (Research & Development). The Value added Diplomas & Certificates would be awarded along with their degrees, post successful completion of their graduate programmes.



  • Duration : 1 Year
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or 10+3 Years Diploma

Landscape Designing is one profession which mixes both art and science. Landscape designers contribute to the quality of human life in terms of improving the richness and beauty of our surroundings. Landscape Designers are concerned with the design and development of land around a building (such as a hotel, commercial complex, educational campus etc) or open space (such as dens, children's play areas, public recreational places etc.) Landscape designers use a combination of skills and look in to the natural elements and the requirements of the users. Trends indicate that there will be an increasing demand for Landscape Designers in the coming years. The course is structured in a way that students can get an opportunity to design as well as execute the landscape projects with expertise and confidence.

The diploma in Heritage Conservation allows you to develop specific skills required for work with valuable heritage sites. These skills include the assessment, interpretation, management, documentation and formation of policy for culturally significant places, including buildings, sites and cultural landscapes. These core skills are taught by focussing on the duality of historic buildings – their construction (in terms of design and materials) and significance (culturally, historically, economically and socially). You will be introduced to methods and practices of conservation, designing and building new buildings in old settings, the history, theory, law and policy of this unique area.
This program combines the technical and aesthetic principles of architecture and architectural history with the social value of our past. Through this program students will understand the social value and embedded capital of significant sites and determine what should be preserved for future generations.

This Interior design course gives the students a hand on experience of how the interior design trade functions. The students get to explore and experience walk through projects, both Indian and international. They are also given an insight on decor, colour hypothesis, presentation approaches, construction drawings of residential and commercial projects, gain knowledge of various materials and finishes, its usage, according to space and budget constraints.


  • Duration : 1 year
  • Eligibility: 10+2 or 10+3 Years Diploma

In response to today's climate change, this course aims to satisfy the demand for new skills in the areas of environmental sustain-ability and low carbon building design. It also educates one to identify and apply the correct measures and resources to design high-quality, cost effective architecture that contributes towards achieving a zero emission built environment. It will enable you to engage in current debates on the generation of sustainable architecture within our cities. The students would examine the complexities inherent in creating well-designed sustainable settlements and get the opportunity to produce their own sustainable designs.

Disasters are momentous events in the history of a place. They are momentous in people's memories, as well as momentous in the changes that occur in the built environment of the place. The field of disaster management studies hazards, risks, response and recovery in order to minimize trauma and loss after any disaster. This course is one of its kind and the only course offered in South India which will cover S Vulnerability Assessment and Seismic Strengthening of buildings, suggestive strategies, recommendation and also an action plan for disaster mitigation, prevention and preparedness & performance based design.

Vernacular architecture is a little known and less explored field that is concerned with holistic architectural building traditions/practices that are cost effective, ecologically sensible and culturally relevant. Every country has its own genius loci, its own uniqueness in terms of culture, traditions, materials and construction techniques.
Vernacular architecture is composed of local materials and derived from local customs, techniques that have been passed on from generation to generation. It is a category of Architecture based on local needs, construction materials and reflecting local traditions. Originally, vernacular architecture did not use formally-schooled Architects, but relied on the design skills and tradition of local builders. However, since the late 19th century many professional architects have worked in versions of the style.
We at McGAN's take the privilege in introducing this Diploma for the first time in the South India.

The project management in construction industry has an important role now-a-days. Globalization, industrialization and due to increase in density of population, for fulfilment of human needs the course is important in construction industry as it provides housing, infrastructure and all mega structures.

Digital Architecture is the new revolution in the history of architecture. The focus will be on invention rather than application of predefined ideas. With this approach this course is assumed to become a centre of innovative ideas as a solution for the conventional and future problems. This will bring the academic world of architecture in the forefront of design explorations and theories to have great impact on the professional world as an expected outcome. Course in Digital Architecture takes a first step with an agenda of “Parametric Explorations”. Based on this agenda, the studios, lectures and the supportive content will be channelized accordingly. The agenda is to update the knowledge of Digital Architecture by creating a responsive architecture for the particular time line.

The mobile ecosystem is one constantly changing and evolving based on experimentation and innovation, and there are a lot of approaches being designed every day. From reading applications, to photo sharing and productivity and to-do lists, there are all kinds of apps available to the user. Each and every one of these apps has a specific visual style and tone, depending on the objective and context of the app. The Mobile Application Design and Development Diploma program prepares students for careers in the expanding and evolving fields of mobile web and application development. The rapid proliferation of mobile devices combined with the demand for continuous information access by consumers is creating exciting employment opportunities. Graduates may find employment in all levels of government, including health care and education, as well as business, marketing and communications.

Pattern Making is one of the most prospective programs designed for students who wish to make their career in this domain. In this course you will learn accurate pattern making with excellent results in fit and form. There is no limit to your design ideas! Learn how to create your own style and how to bring your ideas to life. Proficiency in the art of sewing is an essential pre-requisite in garment making, which is essential to convert the design on paper into a garment. This course is not just an introduction to basic sewing but also studying body measurements, pattern making & draping, fabric laying and cutting, as well as machine operation. It is a very important skill that gives a hands-on experience in garment construction.


• Students taking admission in the first year of the graduate programme in Architecture or Fashion can avail 50% Scholarship
• The value ADD-ON courses are offered by ´Heritage Council (Research & Development)´¸ exclusively for the students of McGAN´S.