Deepak Wasule, professor and head of, Division of Beauty Know-how, Girl Amritbai Daga (LAD) Faculty for Ladies, Nagpur, tells that LAD was the primary Indian institute to introduce a Bachelor’s in Beauty Know-how in 1980. “A Grasp’s diploma within the course was launched in 1997 whereas college students have been in a position to go for a doctoral programme from 2010 onwards,” he says.
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Initially, the course had been launched as a part of the Division of Residence Science. Ketki Misar, assistant professor and head, Division of Beauty Know-how, Kamla Nehru Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, says that round 5 years in the past, college students of Bachelor’s (Beauty Know-how) began getting a level from the institute’s Science and Know-how division.
Wasule says that college students who’ve carried out their class XII with a mixture of Physics, Chemistry, and Arithmetic/Biology are eligible to use for the Bachelor’s course. “We have now a merit-based entry into the four-year course. LAD takes in 30 Bachelor’s college students and 15 Grasp’s college students annually,” he provides.
Kamla Nehru has 40 seats for the Bachelor’s course and 15 seats for the Grasp’s course, says Misar. “Getting a Masters diploma stays a well-liked possibility for college students. This yr, we obtained 36 purposes for entry into our Grasp’s course, which was stuffed on the primary day of admission,” she provides.
Farhat Daud, former college, Division of Beauty Know-how, LAD, says that there are a number of short-term programs out there to college students of Beauty Know-how. “We’re nonetheless not as superior because the western world, the place college students get a chance to take a specialised course resembling perfumes and many others. A number of short-term programs assist candidates change into specialists of their chosen discipline,” she says.
With solely a woman’s faculty providing the course initially, the idea was that the topic is women-oriented, says Wasule. “From a discipline that was believed to solely cope with magnificence, as we speak Cosmetology is extra about healthcare, science, and know-how. Many co-education faculties have additionally began providing the course, step by step extra boys are getting within the topic,” he provides.
Indian males have all of a sudden woken as much as using cosmetics and private grooming, which has made males within the topic. “Earlier, beauty merchandise have been unisex, however the cosmetologists have recognized the distinctive requirement for women and men. Thus, there’s an added requirement for professionals to work on totally different product ranges. This has led to an increase in curiosity within the discipline amongst a combined group of scholars,” she provides. “The BTech batch has a mean of 25-75% ratio of female and male college students respectively. Up to now 5 years, the variety of male college students has been step by step rising,” she says.
Beneath the Bachelor’s in Beauty Know-how course, college students get skilled in topics resembling Anatomy, Pure Science, Diet and Dietetics, Pores and skin Remedy, Entrepreneurial Improvement, and Persona Improvement.
The rising want for skincare in a polluted world is bringing an enviornment of job alternatives to the fore, says Wasule.
“Quite a few pharma industries, in addition to main beauty industries, are part of our annual placement course of. They arrive to recruit for each managerial and officer stage roles in a plethora of fields, together with high quality management and assurance, analysis and growth, manufacturing, advertising and marketing, and extra,” tells Misar. She provides that whereas many ladies desire a profession in analysis and growth, boys are inclined to lean in direction of advertising and marketing, technical advertising and marketing, and manufacturing. Manufacturing, software (the way to use merchandise), advertising and marketing, engineering, technical advertising and marketing, authorized, and medical testing are different widespread choices out there to graduates within the discipline, provides Daud.
One other widespread possibility is to change into an entrepreneur. “College students are displaying a bend in direction of opening their very own industrial items, whereby they’ve a say over the components of cosmetics, uncooked supplies (synthetics, pure supplies, and many others), and even the manufacturing course of,” says Wasule.