India’s leading creative education institution, Pearl Academy, today announced that fashion and image expert Prasad Bidapa has joined the academic advisory board of its Bengaluru campus. The advisory board, with eminent veterans from diverse creative fields, is responsible for bringing industry insights and global best practices that can be incorporated in the curriculum and pedagogy to ensure that the students receive the most relevant education.
On joining the Pearl Academy Bengaluru advisory board, Prasad Bidapa said, “I strongly believe that contributing to the education of the youth is one of the best ways to make your years of expertise and experience count and hence, I am delighted to collaborate with Pearl Academy. The institute’s seriousness towards nurturing creative minds in a way that prepares them for professional lives while retaining their unique identity and passion for the chosen craft is exemplary. I am looking forward to engage with the young creators, innovators, dreamers and disrupters. My mission is to sensitize our young minds into appreciating & using the vast wealth of our indigenous textiles & techniques, and helping them achieve global recognition”.
With 40 years of experience, Prasad is undoubtedly amongst the iconic fashion gurus of India. He has been revolutionizing the fashion industry by curating various high-profile fashion events like India Men’s Fashion Week, Colombo Fashion Week and Rajasthan Heritage Week. He is also committed to the cause of reviving the traditional textiles of India.
Welcoming him on the advisory board, Dr Sanyogita Chadha, Campus Director, Pearl Academy Bengaluru, says, “An industry icon and a true Bangalorean by heart, Prasad was our obvious choice for the advisory board when we opened our Bengaluru campus. We are grateful to him for partnering with us because our students and faculty members will benefit immensely from his knowledge, expertise and the practical insights that he will bring in. Industry-academia connect is one of the strongest pillars of pedagogy at Pearl Academy and a reason why our students excel”.
Pearl Academy opened its Bengaluru campus in 2020 and is situated on Residency Road, next to the Opera House. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in fashion, design, business and media through School of Design, School of Fashion, School of Contemporary Media and School of Creative Business.