The Department of Costume Design and Fashion was established in the year 2002 and M.Sc Costume Design and Fashion was introduced in the year 2012. The curriculum consists of Fashion Illustration, Textile Science, Garment Designing and Construction, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Retailing and Quality Control. The laboratories namely the Pattern Making lab, Garment Construction lab, Textile Testing lab, dyeing and Printing lab, Garment Production lab, computerized pattern making lab are equipped with latest technologies.
As a part of the curriculum, Special lectures, Industrial visits to Garment Units, Industrial Internships, Garment Fairs, workshops, Outbound Programmes, Fashion Show etc are organized. The students of this department are placed in India as well as in foreign countries.
The department is the centre for Distance Education - Bharathiar University, for conducting PCP and practical classes for UG and PG courses in CDF.