A parliament for creative education was founded in year 1960. By three dynamic young architects whose mission was to promote education in the field of Art, Architecture, Building Technology and other allied disciplines.
This education journey began in 1955, when Prof. S. H. Wandrekar, Prof. C. K. Gumaste and late Shri V. G. Mhatre founded a part-time college of Architecture viz. Academy of Architecture, to assist the employed young men and women to undergo articulated training in Architecture. This enabled middle-class enthusiasts to study while earning their livelihood and obtain a Government Diploma in Architecture, to practice as professional Architects.
The Founders created the Educational Trust, namely, Rachana Sansad in 1960. Gradually with experience, other sister institutions blended into the Sansad, making it a progressive educational entity.
The School of Fashion & Textile Design conceptualized in the year 1970, today is one of the leading fashion & textile design institutions in Mumbai with glorious history of 45 years, institute has numerous alumni in the industry who are making their mark as successful professionals in fashion, textile, management and design.
As an institute we believe that fashion is second skin to human and exist in every core of our lives. Rachana Sansad’s School of Fashion & Textile Design dedicated to the specialized training in fashion and textile design is an extraordinary combination of Indian cultural heritage and international fashion.
The college was founded 44 years back and had started as a vocational course for training in surface ornamentation of industry professionals and house wife for skill development. The institute has come a long way climbing up the ladder being from a part time hobby course to currently running a fulltime degree in fashion & textile design. A course which is industry oriented, and host a curriculum which enable the students stand out in the industry and add an extra niche to current fashion scenario in India and abroad.
First land mark in the history of college was in the year 1993 when the school of Textile Design hosted two years part-time Diploma Course in Textile Designing. Their onwards there was no looking back. In year 2003 the college obtained a grant from Director of Technical Education, to host 3 years part time diploma in Fashion & Textile Design affiliated and supervised by Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education.
The next land mark was acquiring grant to host Bachelor in Fashion & Textile Design from India’s leading university Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University in year 2010.
The journey continues and in year 2015 we establish Textile Design & Surface ornamentation short term courses.