The first and foremost thing in pursuit of our career is that we must understand that we should try to make our career in the area where we have interest and aptitude. This is very crucial as one can put best efforts in the work for which one is having passion. It is good that you are able to identify an area where you appear to be interested to work. There is nothing to shy or confuse and let all your creative energy and labour be channelized in that line to make it a successful career.
Yours so far achieved academic credentials will be helpful to you in one way or another and do not worry thinking that all those efforts in acquiring an engineering degree will go as waste.
Now coming to your query, you can do some diploma in fashion designing and learn the skills and subtleties of the subject before joining an organization where you can get to acquire on the hand's experience in this line. Generally, the diploma in fashion designing is for a one-year duration to prepare the candidates for entering into the industry or start a franchise or even a humble beginning of own business. If it is a PG diploma then it may be for two years also. There will be various subjects for specialization like Apparel designing, Jewellery designing, Leather designing, Fashion communication, Boutique management, Lifestyle accessories designing, Textile designing etc.
Some of the institutes in India for a diploma in fashion designing are -
1. MKSSS School of Fashion Technology, Narhe, Pune.
2. Pearl Academy, Andheri East, Mumbai.
3. Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida, U.P.
4. Indian Institute of Fashion Technology, Vijayanagar, Bangalore.
5. Dream Zone, School of Creative Studies, Kukatpally, Hyderabad.
6. Pearl Academy, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Knowledge is power.