International Polytechnic for Women offers a wealth of courses at further education, undergraduate level & post graduate level.
The disciplines we cover include: fashion & textile; interiors; fine art; communication & media; advertising & p.r.; tourism; teachers’ education; office management; etc.
All courses combine creative development with strong vocational training.
Our entrepreneurial graduates can be found in every part & at every level of the creative & cultural sectors, from head of businesses to self-employed practitioners.
‘Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.’
The IPAC has been formed to do just that…inspire you!
Educationally we want students to get good grades.
Professionally we want them to be employable.
Balancing these two things is key.
The IPAC members are renowned experts in their own fields & will not only be an asset to the institute but also act as a guiding light for the students.
Advisory Council Members
Being the undisputed debonair of modeling world for last 12 years, she is the uncrowned princess of Indian fashion industry , known for her alluring and seductive look. It’s hard to imagine the ramp scorching Amanpreet Wahi asking choreographers to tell her the way she should walk but this super model from Delhi was literally shuddering when she alighted on the ramp for the first time. Walking on the corridors of Jesus and Mary College, learning French and dreaming of exotic lands, modeling came to her as a pleasant serendipity, with which she fell in love , a little later. It was in her final year in the college, that she got a chance to host a show for Doordarshan and then a ramp show for famous choreographer, Rashmi Virmani which paved the way to the kaleidoscopic world of fashion. She soon won the Gladrags Supermodel Contest and stormed into the fashion world due to her ‘femme fatale’ looks.
Apart from fashion, she is also associated with many social issues like Breast Cancer, Children’s Education, Female Foeticide , etc . But the cause she is mainly concerned about is AIDS awareness. She has also been a part of Mr. and Miss Teen competition for youth, organized in wake of AIDS awareness.
An entrepreneur and designer by profession and traveller and explorer at heart, Anu P.D. aka Anuradha P. Dhawan—is the Co-Director, Corporate House of A4A. The company provides all soluons in the lifestyle space– Hospitality, Travel and Design.
This mul-potenalite is a supporter of the Hindustan Times campaign against ‘Age-shaming’ and believes that you are who you choose to be and not how old you are. She has worked as part of CSR with disadvantaged Girls, development of Lesser-abled and with Women’s Self-help groups.
Anu P.D.’s extremely rich and first hand involvement and collaboraon with Ministry of Texle, Naonal Jute Board, DLF group, Starwood Hotels, Embassy of Turkey, Zoya House of Tatas, to name a few, and firm belief that trends come and go but style is here to remain, has made her an acve promoter of Slow Fashion movement.
Avant-garde fashion label, ‘Anu PD’ is her brainchild and stands for ‘Youth’, as a fresh-take on the regular and aims to create a sustainable brand by addressing Versale Men and Women with funconal lifestyle needs. Given that the global cizen is more than a name, some specificaons and a skin tone — the aesthec of Anu PD is about believing in style as a means to tell your story.
WITH 17 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE UNDER HIS BELT, ANUJ HAS EMERGED AS AN EXPERT CALIBERED STYLIST AND RENOWNED FASHION DESIGNER .AN ALUMNI OF THE PRESTIGIOUS NIFT IN NEW DELHI, HIS PRET & COUTURE LINES RETAIL IN STORES ACROSS DELHI, CHENNAI AND KOLKATA.
ANUJ’S EXPERIENCE LIES IN STYLING, FASHION DESIGN & RETAIL PROCESSES INCLUDING REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION, PROTOTYPING, AND PROOF OF CONCEPT DESIGN, INTERFACE IMPLEMENTATION, TRIALS, SHOP FLOOR MANAGEMENT, SHOP FLOOR STYLING, WINDOW STYLING, RETAIL, SALES, PROMOTION AND MARKETING.
HE SPEARHEADED JABONG ONLINE FASHION WEEK (JOFW), A UNIQUE INITIATIVE TO HONE UPCOMING TALENT, SELECTED FROM A NATIONWIDE HUNT, SPECIALIZING IN VARIOUS GENRES SUCH AS DESIGN, MODELLING, HAIR STYLING, MAKEUP AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY.
ANUJ ALSO WORKS EXTENSIVELY ON PHOTO SHOOTS, EDITORIALS, ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS INVOLVING A WIDE RANGE OF ESTABLISHED BRANDS AND CELEBRITIES LIKE SUSHMITA SEN,SHRADDHA KAPOOR, KALKI KOECHLIN, SURESH RAINA, PRAVEEN KUMAR, NEHA DHUPIA AND MANY MORE .
SOME OF HIS EXCLUSIVE CLIENTELE INCLUDE PRESTIGIOUS TOP NOTCH BRANDS AS HYUNDAI, MONTE CARLO, HORLICKS, DA MILANO, CHEVROLET, GRAVIERA AND MANY MORE.
With 15 years experience Gaurav Arora is known for seamlessly melding together the art of design and decorating with the business of a project management. Having traveled all over, his refined designs reflect different architecture, arts & cultures Gaurav Arora studied Economics (honors) at Hansraj College in New Delhi. Instead of taking the conventional route of doing Masters in Economics or an MBA he opted for a career path where his heart leads him. Gaurav studied Interior Design and during the course tenure started working at a design firm. In 2001 he decided to do something of his own, that’s when Market Craft (Interiors and beyond) was founded. Gaurav Arora is the founder and Head Designer at Market craft , a leading Delhi based Interior Design firm for Residential and Commercial projects. Market craft has decorated and designed interiors for some of the biggest and most respected personalities. A non stereotype approach has made it possible for them to be entrusted with a variety of projects, ranging from – Corporate Interiors, Showrooms, Restaurants, Private Housing for High Profile Individuals, Professionals, NRIs, and Farm Houses, Exhibition spaces for national & international events.
One of India’s Leading Bollywood Fashion Show Director and Celebrity Show Host. He has directed and hosted more than 2000 Prestigious Fashion Shows, Fashion Weeks, Beauty Pageants and Bollywood Shows All over the World with Leading International and Indian Fashion Brands, Leading Designers, GO’S and For International Organizations LIke-Unicef, World Wildlife Fund, World Bank and United Nations. Kaushik Ghosh’s Fashion Shows Features India’s and International Leading Fashion Models, Miss. India’s, Miss Universe Miss World and Renowned Bollywood Stars. Beside India— Kaushik is Very Popular with Number of His Shows and Beauty Pageants in North America, Australia, China, Malaysia, Europe, Thailand and Singapore, Nepal and in Mauritius His Recent Brainchild Created and Conceptualized by Him-The Spectacular Palaash Miss India 2015 Beauty Pageant made him India’s Highest Paid Beauty Pageant Director. Beside Hosting Numerous LIVE Shows All over the World Soon Kaushik Ghosh Will be Hosting an International Travel Show for an International Television Channel. He is the Official Fashion Show Director for International Polytechnic for Women’s annual fashion event, ‘KALEIDOSCOPE’, since the Year 2005.
Naresh Kapuria is one of the most creative contemporary artists whose understanding of the arts spans diverse disciplines. He has been awarded with the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French Government, one of the highest recognitions in the field of art; Award of excellence from the Romanian Government; the Order of the Crown from the Government of Belgium; the Charles Wallace Trust award UK and the Triennial of the India Award. Having more than 40 years of experience in the field using different mediums he has also designed several Festivals in India and abroad, Naresh Kapuria is an artist by soul.
He has been a topper in Physics and English which enticed to take literature as major after graduating in sciences. His intense interest in literature (both contemporary and classic) made him come out with flying colors in academics scoring 4th position in MA (English) in the university. Currently he is also pursuing Phd in English (his topic being studies in Indian Cinema). He has also attended various state and international level workshops and camps on theater, journalism, social and humanitarian issues, stress management and spirituality…. Known as Rj Rahul Makin he reflects and represents the YOUTH of Delhi. Born and brought up in the foothills of Himalayas, he has rightly been named as RAHUL by parents as he symbolizes not the guide but the RAH (the path) itself… Rahul has done many popular shows on radio like Love Guru, Ishqiya on RED FM and the current hot favourite PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA which airs on Fever 104 FM. His rich baritone voice and natural poetic style has won the hearts of many.. and has also won him many awards, like the RJ OF THE YEAR …
Rahul also features in the ‘Limca Book of Records” for hosting a radio show for 105 hours, continuously, in the year 2009
After Education at The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Rajdeep went on to graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi in 2000. He gained vast exposure and experience with a French fashion house based in Paris, ’ISHWAR, S.A’ and trained himself in European embroideries, colors and silhouettes under the guidance of various commercial French designers. Thereafter he was appointed as the ‘chief designer’ for a New York based fashion house, and designed for the likes of brands such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, etc.. only to give him enough aptitude to launch his own brand label in 2004 for the domestic and the overseas markets. He fused European culture in terms of colors & embroideries, combined the feel of the Orient, the commercial charm of Vintage and the essence of the generic cuts of his silhouettes that ooze elegance and create stance for all…. ‘Rajdeep Ranawat’, the label first launched in Oct’2004 is synonymous to women with an aura of glamour and charisma. Concentrating on ‘art to wear’, deeply inspired with nature as the foremost mentor, the embellishments and embroideries with the use of exquisite materials in terms of silk and metallic threads, beads, pearls, sequins and SWAROVSKI elements. With silhouettes generic to all sizes, fabrics only pure, prints that are original, embellishments so rich, indeed enough to make a dazzling statement…
Rajdeep Ranawat is a famous luxury pret, resort, couture clothing & home furnishings designer.
Rohit Suri is a self taught creative photographer and filmmaker. Born in a family which had a legacy of photography as its business, Rohit started learning photography and image processing at a very young age, he started a manual colour lab with an enlarger at the age of 16, his quest for perfection and technical knowledge took him to Mumbai and overseas ,where he got trained under various photographers and technical masters in processing labs. The famous photographer from Mumbai, Hari Mahidhar, inspired him to create a modern studio in ‘Delhi’ which resulted in establishment of Studio V18, in Delhi, in 2004. Rohit is also the member of the Photographic Society of India, member of the Photographer’s Guild of India, and member of the Photo Marketing Association International.
His friend, the late eminent fashion photographer, Jagdish Mali groomed him in fashion photography, with the result of which, he has been the official photographer for various fashion weeks such as Wills India Fashion Week, Dubai Fashion Week and many more for the past few years.
Rohit has photographed various artists, film and media personalities, writers and industrialists. He has also commissioned coffee table books and photographed for the Ministry of Tourism of Finland and Germany, he has also shot for magazines such as Asia spa, Millionaire Asia, Vogue and many more. There are 15 films in the Art World which have been directed and produced by Rohit, which include films on FN Souza, Himmat Shah, VidyaSagar Upadhyay, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, etc.
He has also been conducting workshops in Delhi at the National Gallery of Modern Art, NIFT, MGIHU- Wardha etc. He has also been on the board of Times Shoot Talent Management, IPW Delhi and jury at various photography and fashion events.
He is Presently the Vice President- Combined Buying Group (Asia Pacific & Middle East) of COX & KINGS INDIA LTD. A leading global travel company based in United Kingdom and Mumbai founded in year 1758 with offices in 13 countries having multiple brands dealing in global travel & tourism with specialization in customized itineraries with 160 offices in India He has previously worked at KR PETERS, Victoria, Australia as a Development Consultant. Before this, he worked as CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, TAMANI HOTEL MARINA, DUBAI In the past, he has served as the GENERAL MANAGER, DESTINATIONS OF THE WORLD, which is the only dedicated global online wholesale travel company based in Dubai which connects travel agents, tour operators, wholesale travel companies and airlines in over 600 cities worldwide Mr. Sanjeet Joher also has the rich experience of working in Taj Group of Hotels for a period of 16 years , in the beginning of his career.
She has 25+ years Multi industry corporate experience that includes Real Estate, Telecom, CSR & Hospitality. After 21 years in the corporate sector, heading communications & PR for companies like DLF, MTS, Paharpur, Radisson etc, Shalini launched “100 degrees Events & Entertainment” in 2010. The company focuses on conceptualizing events to build awareness for various social causes like Cancer, Autism and Child & Women welfare.
- Felicitated with the prestigious ‘Priyadarshini Award’ for Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur by the Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs & Federation of International Women Entrepreneur at the 12th Global Women Entrepreneurs Conference, New Delhi.
- Felicitated with ‘The Bharat Nirman Award’ for Entrepreneurship in 2013.
- Nominated as ‘Social Entrepreneur’ by the Indo British Business Council for the year 2014 – 2015.
- Mentor for the Business Divas
Shalini’s ventures include
- ‘Festival of Hope’ – A Cancer awareness Fashion event held in association with the Indian Cancer Society. The event celebrates the courage and spirit of Cancer Survivors. More than 15000 people have been associated with this event in the last three years. These include bollywood stars, designers, models, cricketers, doctors and many other professionals. Funds are raised to offer treatment to the needy and for the research and development via Indian Cancer Society.
- Co-founder of ‘Renge Art’ – A company that provides the “Emerging Artist”, a platform to promote their work via the right venue/audiences. Renge Art Walk, held in March 2012 was inaugurated by the Chairman of the DLF Group, at the DLF Golf & Country Club. More than 150 Artists from all over India & Abroad participated. International/ national events – DLF IPL; DLF Cup, Festival of Hope, Renge art walk etc
- PR and Communications campaigns on a national and international level for select clients.
Shalini has done Masters in Business Management As well as PG diploma in Advertising, Journalism and Marketing from IPW…SHE IS AN ALUMNA OF OUR COLLEGE..!!!
Since graduating in 2003 from NIFT has been making a mark for herself in the Indian Fashion Industry. In 2004, as a most promising Indian designer she was invited to showcase her collection at the festival ‘INDIAN PASSAGE’ celebrating India and its culture. She showcased her collection at the prestigious ‘Parsarya Grande’, in Jakarta. Thus began her journey as one of the most promising designers to a star in the India design industry. She started showcasing her designs at Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week from 2006 and continues to do so.
To evolve into a Master of Creativity while enjoying an entrepreneurial edge, is reflected in the outfits she designs. Her creations are popular as they are commercially viable and retailed in the well known fashion houses of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Dubai, Riyadh, Kuwait, Canada, etc. The outfits designed by her reflect a fine mix of elegance and sensuality which create a beautiful silhouette. Her style can be defined as a fusion of modern trends and artistic influences in the form of the colors, the expressions used, in the prints and the embroidery inspired from India’s rich heritage.
SONIA JETLEEY IS A FASHION DESIGNER & ARTIST, PAR EXCELLENCE
Couturier Varija Bajaj is a name to reckon with, in the Indian Bridal Segment. Her influence is Indian yet her clientele is global. She has designed for various actresses like Jacqueline Fernandez, Asin and Karishma Kapoor. Varija retails from her flagship store @ Defense Colony, in Delhi, apart from retailing from over 40 multi brand stores Pan-India. Being a successful entrepreneur, in an unorganized fashion sector, she is now a case study in ISB Hyderabad, the most reputed B-schools of the country. She has taught in over 12 fashion colleges apart from FMS, Delhi and Xaviers, Mumbai. Recipient of WOMEN’S ACHIEVERS AWARD IN FASHION’2011, Varija Bajaj is also an advisory council member of many other reputed institutes, apart from IPW.