Academy of Design and Management was founded in Cochin, Kerala in the year 2016 under the umbrella of JD Educational Trust (established in the year 1988), which has 30 years of experience in imparting design education to serve the aspirants who want to pursue a career in Art and Design. The Design institute caters various certified courses in the design segment including, Fashion Designing Courses, Interior Designing Courses, Jewellery Design Courses, Fashion Photography Courses, Makeup and hair styling, Visual Merchandising, CAD, Fashion Styling, Fashion and Lifestyle Entrepreneurship, Fashion Business Management, Fashion Communication, Graphic Design, Spatial Design.
Building an integrated community and effective leadership which endeavors social, economical, and environmental development. Committed towards academic excellence with the state of art facilities, research & development and global partnership. Fostering individuals, groups and organisations to collaboratively work for individual and academic excellence!
To provide a holistic learning experience for creating empathetic future leaders and skilled man force in Design Industry who will meet the Global Education standards of Design, Art and Media.
Nealesh Dalal Since 1991, Nealesh Dalal, has been driven by a strong belief in the power of ‘Imagination’. Through his work since then, he has made immense contributions in the field of Art and Design education in the country. In 2002, he became the Managing Trustee of JD Educational Trust. The systematic approach by him, involves the integration of design, innovation, communication, technology, style and market intelligence. Being a frequent commentator on fashion and design, he lends his expertise to various events in the industry. Mr. Nealesh Dalal is also a wonderful mentor for students and help in carving them into an ideal professional. “We would like to see our students make the best of higher quality of learning and gain access to cutting edge technologies in the field of design education”, says Nealesh. His creative leadership has contributed to making JD Institute of Fashion Technology, a pioneering art and design school in India, thus setting the benchmark in academic standard and for being pivotal in creating an educational system that recognizes, nurtures and promotes talent.
Sandra Agnes D Souza, the Founder of Academy of Design & Management, is is a holder of Master degree in Social Work (Medical and Psychiatric, Family and Child Welfare and Counseling) from School of Social Work, Roshinilaya, Mangalore. She has also attained a Diploma in Public Communication and Fund Raising from Murray Culshaw Consulting (sponsored by Ford Foundation). She is currently working as the Director, South with JD Institute of Fashion Technology. With an experience of 5 years in Dalit Microfinance Federations as Regional Training Coordinator and 2 years as national fundraiser for National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, she has been instrumental in visioning new dimension to societal responsibilities based on humanitarian grounds. Her journey into the creative field of Art and Design for the last 10 years, has significantly contributed to art and design education system in terms of management and marketing. Her specialization lies in developing interpersonal relationships, team and leadership management, strategic and risk management, business development plans and establishing industry connect.