admissions 2013NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGYAn Institute of Design, Management & TechnologyA statutory body under The NIFT Act 2006
NIFTVISionTo emerge as a centre of excellence andinnovation proactively catalysing growthof fashion business through leadershipin professional education with concernfor social and human values.
messageThe abiding anxiety of career progression is expressed most often through‘alignment’. National Institute of Fashion Technology aligns itself with a creativeconfiguration that traffics in diverse directions arriving at unique solutions. Theinstitute thrives on agility and flexibility. With a focus on nurturing creative expression,innovation and independence of thought, we believe in freedom of inquiry.The stimulating learning environment inspires students to bring the insights of‘infrequent’ thinking into practice. This allows arriving at solutions that are refinedand perfected against requirements to figure out the best and most efficient way tobring it into being and ensure that the quality of the solution is not compromised.NIFT has a resolute belief in bringing real-world experiences into the classroom.Such experience is augmented by meaningful interactions with practicingprofessions via industry-led pedagogy. Whether you are considering anundergraduate or postgraduate Degree, the progressive curricula, the rigor ofthe programmes, the diversity within the student commune, and the expertiseof the faculty combine to make our institute a unique learning ground.I invite you to join our institute to be a part an unmatched educational experience.Venu SrinivasanChairman, Board of Governors of NIFT
forewordIn my considered opinion, there cannot be unique principles of learning acrossinstitutes of higher education. Not excluding the prescriptive models, National Instituteof Fashion Technology has constructed its philosophy of progressive thinking.The institute creates encouragement about the prospects of non-predictable thinking systems.We have adopted this approach both as a mindset and as a methodology, allowing studentsto realize the true potential of education as a development tool. Minimizing the constraintsin good learning, we encourage students to ‘think differently’ within a pragmatic frame.We have boldly explored the fusion of the articulated and the unarticulated styles ineducation. We have re-engineered design thinking, technological innovation and businessstrategy to develop a distinctive approach that accentuates the skills and qualitiesthat inherently drive academic excellence. This makes us unique. The institute has cutacross semantic gaps, conceptual blocks and barriers between different disciplines.This radical collaboration has developed a culture of innovation within the institute.Human values are at the heart of our academic approach. Real-world problems,constraints and commitments accelerate learning across 15 Centres of the Institute.The vision of the institute embraces attempts to maximize the concern for socialvalues with a view to provide solutions to the craft sector of the country.Our academic practices lead to future possibilities that are aplenty. May I invite you to joinus here at National Institute of Fashion Technology to explore new emerging dimensionsin learning and to leave behind a legacy our communities can truly appreciate.Prem Kumar GeraDirector General, NIFT
Contents THE CHRONICLE/ Our history THE BEACON/ Accreditation THE FORCE/ Our strengths 08 09 10 The Global Connect/ Our strengths 12 THE ENABLER/ Our assets 14 / The Infrasructure 16 Administration & Chairpersons 22 THE CHOICE/ Programmes offered 24 THE SPECIFICS/ Centrewise matrix 25 Programmes (B. Des.)- Design 26 Fashion Design Leather Design Accessory Design Textile Design Knitwear Design Fashion Communication Bachelor Programmes (B. FTech.)- Technology 40 Apparel Production Master Programmes 42 M.Des. (Master of Design) M.F.M. (Master of Fashion Management) M.F.Tech. (Master of Fashion Technology) THE ADVANTAGE/ Student utilities & benefits 48 THE KEY/ Admission guidelines 50 Fee Structure 63 Hostel Fee Annexure I Annexure II Annexure III Annexure IV Annexure V NIFT Centres 71
The CHRONICLEOur historyToday, National Institute of Fashion National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up inTechnology has emerged as a leader 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Governmentin fashion education with the ability to of India. Bringing in a wide range of aesthetic &integrate knowledge, academic freedom, intellectual orientations, the early instuctors includedcritical independence, creative thinking. A leading progressive scholars from Fashion Institute ofhistory of being in existence for 26 years Technology, New York, USA. The in-house faculty wasstands as a testimony to our fundamentals drawn in from a distinguished group of intellectualswhere academic excellence lies at the who put forth a sense of dynamism creating a pathwaycore. The institute has stood as a beacon of to effective learning. Pupul Jaykar Hall at the headserious critical engagement, a key enabler quarters in New Delhi is a reminiscence of manyin developing competent professionals. educational thinkers and visionaries who have been critical to the institute’s road map to success.
Academic inclusiveness has been a catalyst in theexpansion plans of the institute. Today, NIFT has spread The BEACONwings across the length and breadth of the country. AccreditationThrough its 15 professionally managed centres,National Institute of Fashion Technology provides a NIFT Act 2006 published in the Gazette of India on 14th Admissions 2013 | Our History | 09framework to ensure that prospective students from July, 2006 confers Statutory Status on the institute. Thedifferent parts of the country achieve their highest Act came into effect from 1st April, 2007. The Presidentpotential through the programmes offered. of India is the ‘Visitor’ of the institute under the Act. The Act empowers the institute to award Degrees and otherSince the early years of its inception, the institute has distinctions. NIFT is the first premier institute in the worldprovided a firm foundation in fashion education in to award its own Degrees in the field of fashion educationthe domain of Design, Management and Technology.Since then, NIFT has scaled high academic standards. CONFERRING DEGREESThe faculty resource of the institute has grown into a National Institute of Fashion Technology awards Degreescommunity of leading practitioners, education enthusiasts, for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies.entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, researchers & analysts. The Degrees awarded by the institute are recognised by the academia worldwide. The institute confers DegreesThrough its journey, NIFT has achieved a strong academic to the graduates in the Convocation Ceremony markingstrategy. Invigorating thought leadership, research stimulus, the occasion when the students leave the realms of theindustry focus, creative enterprise and peer learning have institute to take up key leadership positions in the industry.reinforced the institute’s academic bedrock. Fostering anew generation of creative thinkers, today, the institute BOARD OF GOVERNORSis empowered to award Degrees in undergraduate, post In accordance with NIFT Act 2006, the institute consistsgraduate and doctoral studies. Articulating the ideology of the Board of Governors comprising key officials andof world-class learning practices, the institute has entered experts from different areas of expertise. Membersinto strategic alliances with leading international institutes. of Parliament, representatives from the Ministry or departments in the Government of India, eminentNIFT is committed to academic excellence in industry experts and educationists broadly comprise thefashion education. The vision of the institute Board of NIFT. This board is responsible for the generalembraces challenges and provides the impetus superintendence of the institute and for steering thein setting highest academic standards. NIFT institute & providing direction in related matters.continues to strive to be nothing but the best.
THE FORCEOur strengths Integrated learningThe academic strategy of the institute places thestudents as one of its prime assets. The institute We stand for the value of inquiry-based teaching and learning.capacitates an enrolment of about 7000 students The academic core is designed to facilitate multidisciplinaryacross fifteen Centres of study. The institute is study that assimilates aesthetic and industrial dynamicscommitted to providing a stimulating environment across levels and disciplines. It is this integratedto encourage learning in first year of study. learning at NIFT that provides a unique platform to its students transforming them into professionals andShifting the frame: Exploring preparing them for a wide variety of careers. Cuttingnewer dimensions across specialisms, the students are encouraged to work with a cohesive approach to learning.Education can be used to investigatenew dimensions, which are aimed at Industrial dynamicspedagogical affordances of altered waysof thinking. Educationists have ordered The emphasis is on professional development of students.a range of methods and accounts in The teaching methodology promotes interactivity, critical tofashion education. Identifying principles students’ understanding, development and maturity. Studentsof good learning, NIFT has constructed its undertake classroom and workshop assignments, conductphilosophy of progressive thinking. Over field studies, participate in group discussions and critiquethe years, the institute has emerged as a sessions. Hands on experience on live industry projectshub of innovation in the realm of design, allows the students to brace themselves for the industrymanagement & technology. We prepare and other entrepreneurial possibilities. The courseour students to produce solutions nearly to curriculum accommodates student interaction withany challenge within our domain specifics. the industry through internships, ringing in requisite insight and appreciation of industry diktats.
Admissions 2013 | Our Strengths | 11Grassroot connect Critical appraisal Team buildingNIFT has emerged as a Centre of Critical appraisal at every step With a view to encourage teamexcellence & innovation with a encourages self improvement. The building, trust & motivation amongdistinctly conscious concern for evaluation system closely monitors the students, the institute conducts ansocial responsibility. Connecting students’ evolution through the course outbound workshop for students aswith the grassroots, the institute study. The evaluation pattern focuses a part of the academic plan. Thehas built the ‘Craft Cluster on the gamut of learning practices workshop aims to put the ‘biggerInitiative’ into its curricula and corresponding evaluation tools picture’ in front of the studentsthat enables the students to work like task-based assignments, research and helps them individually toin collaboration with the artisans papers and written examinations introspect and discover themselvesand weavers from different throughout the academic calendar. from a fresh perspective.pockets of India. On one end, the Interactive juries and viva-voice ‘Behavioural training’ complements‘Craft Cluster Initiative’ engages provide qualitative evaluation the classroom inputs to maximizeartisans & weavers to broaden their in the overall growth of the learning. The workshop integratesknowledgebase and channelize their students. The critical aspects like teamwork, planningefforts into more market friendly and appraisal also assesses the students’ & co-ordination, personal & socialprofitable ventures. On the other, it ability to collate and correlate communication, lateral thinking,promotes a culture of understanding learning from various inputs as a self exploration and self realization.and appreciation of the arts & demonstrated outcome through The facilitators use campsites andcrafts of India amongst students presentations and displays. other tools like adventure activities,with a view to provide sustainable camp games, natural settings, localsolutions to the craft sector. people & their habitat to provide qualitative learning experiences.
The Global ConnectOur strengthsThe academic strategy of NIFT embraces NIFT students at all centres are encouraged tointernationalism. The core activities of the participate in international events and competitions.institute have enhanced its international The students have participated and won laurels invisibility and standing. NIFT has strategic several prestigious international competitions likeagreements and partnerships with about Mittelmoda Premio, Crespi and ITS, Italy; Gifu and Asia26 leading international fashion institutes & Makuhari Grand Prix, Japan; Asia Pacific Young Designers,organisations that share the same academic Hong Kong; World of Wearable Art, New Zealand;direction. This integrates NIFT students Arts of Fashion Foundation USA; Lindstorm awards inwith the global mainstream of fashion. Helsinki; Triumph Inspirational awards in Shanghai.The international collaborations allow the students to The institute also attracts international students whoexperience ‘study abroad’ options through exchange come and experience its academic and cultural richness.programmes. This initiative provides an excellent Through the exchange programmes, students fromopportunity to NIFT students, selected for the exchange overseas institutes have developed valuable insightprogramme, to interact with students from various not just into Indian culture, arts & crafts but havegeographies, encouraging them to broaden their vision also understood the Indian market and its dynamics.and understand different cultures. The ‘study abroad’ The students of Management & Technology have hadopportunity can be undertaken by the students across NIFT invaluable exposure to production techniques that catercentres and all course disciplines. To provide an academic to high fashion demands of the global marketplace.gradient, the institute’s international linkages allow thestudents to participate in international competitions / The strategic alliances encourage academic enhancementseminars / research fora/ exhibitions and other events. at faculty level as well. Faculty exchange and joint research initiatives ensure that the institute’s teaching
Admissions 2013 | Our Strengths | 13methods and facilities are constantly updated & upgraded DUAL DEGREE OPPURTUNITYto be at par with the best institutes in the world. Tofacilitate exchange of teaching pedagogy, concepts NIFT has entered into a strategic alliance withand professional ideas, the faculty at NIFT participates Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA.in academic exchange programmes, international fairs, The partnership encompasses a landmarkseminars, exhibitions, conferences and trade shows achievement and first of its kind at NIFT. Thisthereby bringing their substantial experience to theclassroom thus enriching the knowledge pool at NIFT. new international dimension will allow select meritorious students from NIFT, the uniqueSome of the key institutes with whom NIFT has an opportunity to obtain a Dual Degree from bothassociation are London College of Fashion (UK), NIFT and FIT. Students from NIFT will undertakeQueensland University of Technology (Australia), De two years study at the home institute interceptedMontfort University (UK), Swiss Textile College (Zurich), by one year of study at FIT. Thereafter, the studentsMod Art International (Paris), NABA (Milan), School of resume their studies at NIFT to obtain the DualArt & Design, University of Wolverhampton, ColoradoState University (USA), Academy of Arts (San Francisco), Degree from both the institutes. Currently,Philadelphia University (USA), University of Southampton four students from various B. Des disciplines(UK), Saxion University of Arts (Netherlands), are pursuing the Dual Degree opportunity.Utrecht School of Arts (Netherlands), Royal Academyof Arts (Netherlands), BGMEA Institute of Fashion andTechnology (BIFT), Dhaka, Bangladesh amongst others.
THE ENABLEROur assetsTHE ALUMNI THE FacultyAs leading agents of change, NIFTgraduates are reconfiguring the institute’s The Inspirationconstellation of achievements and success Faculty of the institute articulates a sensestories. The alumni are adding value in of expertise & dynamism inspiring thedifferent work scenarios, both in India students to realize their full potential. NIFTand overseas. About 14985 alumni are faculty builds critically engaged teachingworking with the industry in key decision practices while testing its relevance throughmaking positions and are instrumental in a wide range of projects and contexts.shaping the future of fashion business. Students enhance their talent by working with the facultySome of them have become brands themselves. on various real life projects gaining invaluable knowledge,Others are excelling in the domain of entrepreneurial experience and awareness on design application anddynamics. NIFT alumni are also actively taking their industry dynamics. In the recent past, faculty & studentknowledge to the grassroot levels, working towards teams have undertaken varied research and consultancyenhancement of the craft pockets of the country. projects for the industry. Few prime projects include visual branding for TRIBES, a TRIFED initiative, Ministry ofThe linkage between graduates and their alma mater Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India; international collaborativecontinues. NIFT has the significant opportunity to benefit design project with Academia Costume e di Moda,from the network of its graduates. NIFT has always Rome showcased at Altaroma; designing saris forvalued this resource and has involved the alumni in the air hostesses and ground staff of Air India; designingfuture direction of the institute. NIFT Alumni Association uniforms for Delhi Metro. The faculty is a constant sourceprovides a platform for mutually beneficial contribution of inspiration to the student commune encouragingto the alma mater. The students pursuing their studies them to integrate function with specialized knowledge.also benefit from this network, as the alumni providea stimulating ground for learning through internships,graduation projects, joint research initiatives.
Admissions 2013 | Our Assets | 15THE ENABLERS THE PATH FINDERSNIFT faculty is the strategic enabler in In the near future, NIFT intends to addresstransforming the vision of the institute questions of major importance to globalinto reality. Trained at some of the leading society. The institute aims to have researchfashion institutes of international repute, the studies centered around human importance.faculty brings to the classroom professionalcapabilities, wide exposure and years The strategy shaped by the faculty aims at a distinctiveof hands-on industry experience. ability to create an influential research-intensive environment. Effectively playing the pathfinder’sEngaging in doctoral studies, the faculty is committed role, the faculty pool is working towards enhancingto grow in their profession. The faculty constantly the research profile of the institute, fostering aupgrade their knowledge & skills, creating a stimulating new generation of ‘leaders of the future’.learning environment for students. Faculty paperpresentations in the international circuit, participationin seminars & symposia of high repute enable world-class academic discourse and knowledge transfer.
THE ENABLERThe infrasructureThe vision of NIFT ensures that it has a and is co-ordinated by the National Resource Centre (NRC)physical environment that reflects the at NIFT, New Delhi.institute’s academic ideals. The Instituteprovides comprehensive State of the Art The Resource Centres also provide information servicesinfrastructure and equipment to impart to the design community, industry practitioners andboth theoretical and practical training to entrepreneurs.its students. The facilities and servicesoffered to the students allow them the The Resource Centre at NIFT New Delhi was establishedfreedom to explore, experiment and create. in 1987. The Resource Centres at Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai were established in 1995.RESOURCE CENTRE The Resource Centres at Bangalore, Rae Bareli were setupIn the 21st Century information is the most important in 1997 and 2007 respectively and Bhopal, Kannur, Patnaresource and knowledge management is the most crucial and Shillong were set up in 2008. The Resource Centre atfunction in an organization. The Resource Centre (RC) in Kangra was setup in 2009 and that of Bhubaneshwar andeach NIFT centre provides the necessary infrastructure to Jodhpur were set up in 2010.collate and disseminate this critical input. CollectionsThe Network of NIFT Resource Centres is the only * The print collections include books and periodicalsFashion Information System in India serving the fashion pertaining to fashion studies and related disciplines.professionals, would-be professionals and fashion * All the RCs subscribe to leading international forecasteducators. Its integrated collection of print, visual and services and fashion and textile journals.creative materials resources is the only systematically * The audio-visual materials in CDs, DVDs, slides &documented source of information available in India for videos are, primarily used as teaching aid. Thestudy of international and contemporary Indian fashion. materials pertain to history of costumes, history of art,The system is a decentralized network, partially automated fashion illustration etc.; lessons on garment
Admissions 2013 | The Infrastructure | 17 manufacturing and design collections of NIFT Services graduates. All the RCs use library management software for* The reference collections of RCs comprise regional collection management and dissemination of information. clippings documenting; trade catalogues from These offer numerous proactive information services. manufacturing industries and retailers; manuals, The online libraries operate on multi-user library company profiles; standards, prospectuses and other management software. The highlights of the systems information sources. are –Article Index, Selective Dissemination of Information* The RCs showcase designer clothing, regional (SDI) and barcode based circulation system. costumes of India and other nations. International collections in RC include works of eminent designers * Reference Service such as YSL, Chanel, Armani, Christian Dior, Dolce & Highly qualified professional staff members are at Gabbana are included in the international collection. reference desks. Besides the print collection the staff Among Indian designers there are Ritu Kumar, Hemant also browses the Internet for reference queries. Trivedi, Rohit Bal, Suneet Verma & several others. * Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) Creations of students of NIFT are documented and RCs using multi-user version of the library inventoried in all RCs. management software offer the catalogues of all print* The Textile collections in RCs have fully documented and non-print collections online. All RCs are in the and methodically arranged collections of fabrics process of offering the same service. (displayed fabric and region-wise), export fabrics and * Bibliographic Service latest international fabrics procured from leading Subject bibliographies on topics relevant to the trend services. fashion industry are available online and print out of* The RCs also have collections of Fashion Accessories bibliographies on any topic is provided on demand. Findings Collection containing all the materials * Indexing Service required to complete a garment. An important research tool for easy retrieval of journal
THE ENABLERThe infrasructure literature on fashion & related areas in the NIFT library project reports, audio-visual materials, textiles and is the online periodicals index. costumes spread across the network of RCs are being* Current Awareness Service digitized into an interactive multimedia format. Lists of new additions to books and audio-visual collections are available online. * Collections and services vary from centre to centre.* Circulation service All RCs offer circulation services for selective COMPUTER LABS collections of recommended reading materials. The In the new age of technological advancements, the bar-coded charging system in some of the RCs has success of fashion professionals rests on their ability ensured data accuracy and fast check-in & check-out to integrate fashion and information technology in a at the circulation counter meaningful way. The information technology infrastructure* Reprographic Service is playing a key role in providing an IT-enabled learning Selective reprographic service is provided to the users environment, with the objective of developing computer at all RCs. savvy, well-rounded professionals. All course disciplines maintain computer labs integrating IT with the academics. Thematic displays and exhibitions are regular features of the activities of RCs. Access through web is being The computer labs are well equipped with State of the provided to the services of RCs for effective use and Art hardware and software like Macintosh server and greater access. workstation, Computers, Plotters, Digitizers, Image Scanners, Wide Format Printers, Sound Mixers, Digital Cameras,Digitization of valuable Resource Collections etc. Majority of NIFT centres are a part of NKN (NationalA futuristic programme is that of converting the Knowledge Network) that will connect to the Nationalvaluable print and non-print collections into electronic Knowledge Network at speeds of 100 Mbps /1 Gbps.format. The entire reference collections of diploma
Admissions 2013 | The Infrastructure | 19NIFT has a fully Wi-Fi enabled setup across the campus. PHOTOGRAPHY LABThis allows learning to move outside the classroom where The Department of Fashion Communication maintainsstudents can discuss, learn and grow. It helps to maintain a photography lab that includes the most advanceda wire free campus area with access to secured Internet hardware used by domain experts. It is equippedfor the students as well as the faculty. All course disciplines with State of the Art suspended Elinchrom lightsoffer IT application as part of their curriculum. NIFT and motorised backdrops, various accessories likeimparts teaching inputs in industry specific CAD software diffusing materials, extensions & radio triggers,for Apparel Design, Textile Design, Graphic Design and Manfrotto tilt-pan tripods to enhance the learningAccessory Design programmes. Apart from the specialized experience for students. The infrastructure provided,industry specific software, IT inputs for Animation, 2D/3D not only helps students develop awareness of oldModeling, Photo Imaging & Editing, Enterprise Resource and new photography practices but also assists themPlanning, Product Lifecycle Management, Production in realizing ambitious production based projects.planning and scheduling, Statistical Analysis, WebProgramming are integrated into the academic curriculum. PATTERN MAKING & DRAPING LAB Course disciplines imparting inputs in apparel design &ART LABS & STUDIOS apparel technology, maintain pattern making & drapingThe institute promotes brilliance without boundaries. labs. These labs are stocked with specialized patternStudents from different disciplines are encouraged making tables & dress forms sourced internationally. Theto use art labs & studios across specialisms. infrastructure provides an environment that allows theThis integrated approach to learning promotes students to rigorously apply and contextualise conceptsinteractivity, arriving at one creative language. The and processes of realizing garments. These labs are theInstitute invests in the latest equipment to introduce breeding ground for heightened creativity, unique approachthe updated teaching practices to the class set. and innovative perspectives in relation to garment making.
THE ENABLERThe infrasructureWEAVING LAB KNITWEAR LABTextile Design Department maintains a weaving lab The Department of Knitwear Design is equipped withthat is equipped with tabletop sample looms, offering state of the art machinery required to familiarize thean effective integration of theoretical and practical student with industry set-ups. This includes specializedinputs to students. The infrastructure provides a machines for seaming and finishing fine-gauge circularcreative space for students to arrive at a wholistic knit fabric as well as manual flat-knitting and linkingapproach to enquiry and exploration from an individual machines. The laboratories house computerizedperspective in relation to materials, processes and flat and circular knitting machines, facilitating anmethods within the domain of woven structures. understanding of CAD. This infrastructure provides the students with an opportunity to explore practicallyDYEING & PRINTING LAB and develop design possibilities in their field.Most NIFT centres are equipped with a Dyeing & Printinglab that is maintained by the Textile Design Department. GARMENT TECHNOLOGY LABThe lab provides a stimulating learning environment Most NIFT centres are equipped with specializedwhere the students test their theoretical knowledge by labs specific to garment technology. RFID fittedgaining practical insight and exposure. The infrastructure lab, ETON system lab, patternmaking lab provide aallows the students to understand, appreciate and complete learning environment to students creatinglearn different dyeing and printing techniques. a pathway to unmatched career opportunities in the apparel industry. The infrastructure providesTECHNOLOGY LABS an ideal sensitization to contemporary practice inNIFT realises the significance of the role of Technology apparel technology methods and techniques.in modern technical education. The technology labsnot only support the classroom teaching but alsoenhance academic deliverance by providing practicalinsight to the students. The Institute has developedwell-stocked Technology labs at all centres.
Admissions 2013 | The Infrastructure | 21ACCESSORY DESIGN LAB AMPHITHEATRES & AUDITORIUMSOwing to a strong industrial approach, Accessory NIFT aims at providing an exceptional student experience.Design Department maintains a state of the Art lab that The institute promotes academic inclusiveness but with anhouses machines & equipment essential to material equal focus on student development through co-curricularhandling techniques, model and prototype making. opportunities. In most centres, the amphitheatre is theLaser cutting machines and metal & wood lathes hub of all student activity. Interesting architecture andallow the students to integrate theoretical knowledge high-end infrastructure allows students to indulge in awith substantial practical learning. Determined by the variety of activities in the amphitheatre. Film nights, dancecentre specific course specialization, the lab provides recitals, music shows, intra-collegiate & inter-collegiatea stimulating workspace for students to acquire a events are mostly conducted in the amphitheatre.wholistic understanding of machinery and material. Emphasizing on all round development of its students, theLEATHER DESIGN LAB institute houses State of the Art auditoriums. Some NIFTThe Department of Leather Design allows students to centres are equipped with world-class hydraulic rampsgain hands on experience in processes and methods in that provide an in-house infrastructural framework forrelation to handling leather as a material. The department fashion shows and other creative pursuits. The auditoriumsmaintains a well-equipped lab that houses the latest provide the venue for peer and industry interactiontechnology in sewing and finishing for leather apparel & through talk shows, seminars, exhibition & display.accessories. Infrastructural framework of machinery forcutting, sewing, fusing, engraving, embossing, skiving, etc.helps students develop an understanding of practicalknowhow to realize their design potential to the fullest.
THE AdministratorsBOG MEMBERS NIFT Officers Head OfficeShri Venu Srinivasan Shri Sunil Sethi Chairman, BoG NIFT & Chairman, President, Fashion Design Shri Prem Kumar Gera, IASTVS Motors Co. & Managing Director, Council of India, New Delhi Director GeneralSundaram Clayton Ltd., Chennai Shri Prashant Agarwal Ms. Archana Sharma AwasthiShri N.K. Singh Managing Director, Bombay Director (HO) & Director (F&A)Hon’ble M.P. Rajya Sabha Rayon Fashion Ltd., Mumbai Ms. Neelam Shami RaoKumari Saroj Pandey Shri Premal Udani Chief Vigilance OfficerHon’ble M.P Lok Sabha M/s. Kaytee Corporation Limited, Mumbai Sr. Prof. (Ms.) Banhi JhaSmt. Deepa Dasmunsi Smt. Kavita Bhartia Dean (Academics) & Head (AMS & NRC)Hon’ble M.P Lok Sabha Designer, M/s. Ogaan, New Delhi Prof. Suhail AnwarSmt. Anita Agnihotri Head (Academic Affairs)Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor Smt. Rajshree Pathy Ministry of Textiles, New Delhi Director, Rajshree Spinning Ms. Bhavna K. Verma Mills Ltd. Coimbatore Registrar (Estt.) & Board SecretarySmt. Monika S Garg Joint Secretary, Ministry of Shri Dilip B. Jiwrajka Prof. (Dr.) Prabir JanaTextiles, New Delhi Managing Director, Alok Head (IT) Industries Limited, MumbaiShri Prem Kumar Gera, IAS Prof. (Dr.) Sibichan MathewDirector General, NIFT Head (Industry & Alumni Affairs)Shri R.P. Sisodiya Prof. (Dr.) Anitha ManoharJoint Secretary (HE), Ministry of Head (Research)Human Resource Development Prof. Sharmila DuaShri A Sakthivel Head (IL & DL)Chairman, Apparel ExportPromotional Council Prof. Malini DivakalaC/o Poppys Knitwear Pvt. Ltd. Head (FOTD, FDP & Bridge Programme)Tirupur (Tamil Nadu) Prof. Sudha Dhingra Head (Cluster) Prof. Shalini Sud Head (CE, Diploma Programme & CCC)
Chairpersons NIFT Officers - CentresProf. Sanjay Srivastava BENGALARUDept. of Fashion Design Ms. Kakarla, Usha KANGRA Director Mr. S. K. Bala SiddarthaMs. Shinju Mahajan Mr. Muthukumar, M. DirectorDept. of Leather Design Deputy Director (F&A) KANNUR Mr. Rajeev PantMs. Preetha Hussain BHOPAL DirectorDept. of Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories Mr. M.P. Nigam Mr. K. Chandra Choodan Director Joint DirectorMs. Savita S. Rana Mr. B.K. MaheshwariDept. of Textile Design Deputy Director (F&A) KOLKATA Mr. Bibekanand Bannerji Admissions 2013 | The Administrators | 23Prof. (Dr.) Vandana Bhandari BHUBANESWAR DirectorDept. of Knitwear Design Dr. K.C.S. Ray Mr. Rajat Kumar Bose Director Joint DirectorMs. Vibhavari Kumar Mr. P. SahuDept. of Fashion Communication Deputy Director (F&A) MUMBAI Mrs. Nilima Rani SinghMs. Varsha Gupta CHENNAI DirectorDept. of Design Space Dr. Devadoss, S. Mr. P K Jha Director Deputy Director (F&A)Ms. Bharti Moitra Mr. Narasimhan, B.Dept. of Fashion Management Studies Deputy Director (F&A) NEW DELHI Ms. Monika GuptaProf. Pavan Godiawala GANDHINAGAR DirectorDept. of Fashion Technology Ms. Sameeta Rajora Ms. Neenu Teckchandani Director Joint DirectorProf. Laxmi Reddy Ms. N.B. VaishnavDept. of Foundation Programme Joint Director PATNA Prof. Sanjay Shrivastava HYDERABAD Director Dr. K.S. Pratap Kumar Director RAEBARELI Mr. E. Venkat Reddy Dr. A.K. Khare Joint Director Director Dr. Govind Bhargava JODHPUR Joint Director Mr. Jabber Singh Director SHILLONG Ms. W.A.M Booth Director
THE CHOICEProgrammes offeredPROGRAMME ELIGIBILITYBACHELOR PROGRAMMES (4 years) BACHELOR PROGRAMMES (B.Des.) - DESIGN Fashion Design 10 + 2 from a recognised Board ofLeather Design EducationAccessory DesignTextile DesignKnitwear DesignFashion CommunicationBACHELOR PROGRAMME (B.FTech.) - TECHNOLOGY 10 + 2 (with Physics, Chemistry &Apparel Production Mathematics) from a recognised Board of Education.Master PROGRAMMES (2 years) MASTER PROGRAMME (M.Des.) - DESIGN SpaceDesign Space is an advanced course that demands an understanding Undergraduate Degree from anyof fundamentals in design and presupposes that candidates would be institute / university recognised byfamiliar with the basic skills and theories for successful completion of the law in India or Diploma in UG Designprogramme. from NIFT / NID only.NIFT programme would not provide any basic knowledge and skilldevelopment in design as a part of Master programme.MASTER PROGRAMME (M.F.M.) - MANAGEMENT Master of Fashion Management Undergraduate Degree from any institute / university recognised by law in India or Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.MASTER PROGRAMME (M.FTech.) - TECHNOLOGY Master of Fashion Technology B.FTech. from NIFT or B.E / B.Tech from any institute / university recognised by law in India* The medium of instruction in NIFT is English and all aspirants applying to NIFT must possess working knowledge of English language.* All aspirants applying to NIFT Must possess basic computing knowledge and skill as applied to operating system, word processing, text editing, spread sheet, data base application, presentation as well as net surfing abilities* For further details, refer to Admission Guidelines
BachelorPROGRAMMEsThe rapid changes due to globalisation, PROGRAMMES OFFEREDadvance technology and communicationare affecting the nature of society at large. Bachelor Programmes (B.Des.) - Design Fashion DesignDesign belongs to a transient moment Leather Designin history, continuously evolving and Accessory Designconditioned by the country’s socio-cultural Textile Designand economic environment. Suspended Knitwear Designbetween tradition and modernity, art Fashion Communicationand technology, craftsmanship andindustrialisation, design education in Bachelor Programme (B.F.Tech.) - TechnologyIndia is characterised by a two-fold thrust Apparel Productionharnessing available and indigenous human,material and technological resources on CONTENTone hand and aligning itself with globaltrends and influences on the other hand. Design Basic design skills and processes leading toIt is towards this objective of providing a conceptual skills and ideation for creative mobilisationsound foundation in design and fashion of processes and strategies for innovation.with a strong industry orientation thatNIFT has introduced a four-year Bachelor Technologyprogramme that will create competent Production processes, tools and equipments Material sciences.and professional designers and managersin the field of fashion. It will also lead to Management and Marketingenhancement of core-content through an Research, trade and professional practicesintegrated approach to Design, Technology, Marketing, promotion and merchandising IndustryManagement and Communication. orientation and business management. Liberal Arts and Communication Socio-cultural history of fashion, art and design. Field Study/Internship/Projects Production environment, structures and processes through hands-on experience and research.
Foundation Programme(common for all 4 year bachelor programmes in Design and Technology)To meet the dynamics of fashion education, Objectivesa Foundation Programme, common to all * To provide an overview and orientation to the fashion industry.4 year Bachelor programmes in Design is * To introduce the context and academic structure of the designdesigned to orient and sensitise students and technology curriculum.towards understanding of the fundamentals * To provide for an enhanced environment for thinking, learningof fashion business namely design, and gestation.technology and management in a socio- * To ensure a fundamental and common approach for fashioncultural perspective. The programme focus industry in consonance with the emerging challenges andis to build the base for future learning of needs of the industry and the overall vision and goal of NIFT.the design and technology function. * To provide uniform basic knowledge and skill competencies generic to the disciplines of design and technology. Admissions 2013 | Programmes Offered | 27YEAR 1 CONTENTBasic essential knowledge and skill based competencies, The Design and Technology core encompass a stronggeneric to design for conceptualisation and ideation. integrated skill and knowledge base essential to the fashion industry. An overview of apparel industryYEAR 2 provides inputs on the socio-economic, traditional andBroad-based competencies generic to design cultural aspects of the industry with relevance to thediscipline and introduction to industrial Indian Apparel sector. Exploration with various materialsknow-how, processes and materials. enhance basic understanding and appreciation of manufacturing process leading to product realisation. ToYEAR 3 understand the intricacies of design, inputs in GeometryCore competencies and conceptualisation and Visualisation and Representation and Elements ofspecific to chosen disciplines. Design are included in the syllabus of the Foundation Programme. The ability to think from multiple perspectivesYEAR 4 through creative thinking is encouraged, leading toSpecialisation, industrial internships and ideation, conceptualisation and communication of design.consolidation based on research and innovationto acquire professional competencies. The Communications and Liberal Arts core address the essential socio-cultural perceptions and contexts: the evaluation and development. Envisioning and inculcating ethical and aesthetic values lead to the understanding and expression of physical, psychological, professional and ergonomic concerns.
FashioNDesignThe Fashion Design department has beeninstrumental in bringing about a paradigmshift in design perception in India. Itworks closely with fashion professionals inorder to evolve a unique fashion identityuniversally relevant and acceptable, for aglobal audience. With a three – prongedapproach, the programme is strengthenedwith an increased relevance to the fashionIndustry in India and with a mission tocreate a global identity in design.Holistic inputs on generic design with focused CAREERSapproach towards apparel inculcate the ability todevelop and channelise creativity. The curriculum The programme prepareshones design sensitization, which balances global students to pursue careersfashion aesthetics with an Indian soul. as Designers, Freelance Design Consultants, DesignIt addresses needs of the export market as well as both Managers, Stylists, Exhibitioncouture & pre-a-porter clothing in India, expanding and and visual display experts,categorizing apparel design into niche segments. In forecasting and fashion trendstandem with the shifts in the industry where design has forum organizers, costumebecome even more significant, the students are trained to designers, illustrators, patternanticipate and address relevant concerns and issues. engineers and entrepreneurs.A logical, sequential, hands-on experience enablesstudents to conceptualise designs, make patterns, drapeand construct garments of impeccable quality. DegreE Bachelor of Design Duration 4 Years centres Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kangra, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Rae Bareli, Patna, Shillong & Bhubaneswar seats 390 (30 seats each at Bengaluru,Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kangra, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Rae Bareli, Patna, Shillong & Bhubaneswar)
Admissions 2013 | Programmes Offered | 29COURSE CONTENTYEAR 1 YEAR 3Common Foundation Programme in Design Builds on learning of the previous year, by strengthening and building on departmental specialization. The focusYEAR 2 is on greater exposure to the complexities and nuancesIntroduces students to various aspects of Fashion Design of various segments of the apparel industry. An industryeducation through subjects like Fashion Illustration internship is an invaluable experience for students toand Design, Fashion Studies, Elements of Textiles, interface between design and technicalities of production.Surface Development Techniques, Design Processand History of Design & Fashion, Pattern Making, YEAR 4Draping and Garment Construction culminate into Focuses on niche specializations and electives with adevelopment of prototypes. Students are given hands focus on Research, Design & Development. The finalon exposure to the craft heritage of the country. semester culminates in a Design Collection, where students present their apparel creations in a show.
LEATHERDesignLeather Design Programme of NIFT isunique as it offers advanced study in Leathergarments, goods & accessories, footwearand lifestyle accessories. The course ishighly structured and extremely focusedon the human resource requirement ofthe Indian leather industry aiming at thedevelopment of a holistic professional.The programme emphasises the integration of designconcepts with material knowledge to respond to therequirements of specific target markets. Exposure tothe industry through field trips, tannery training, and CAREERSindustry internship as well as graduation projects is anintegral part of the curriculum. The multidisciplinaryapproach strengthens the spectrum of the various product The programme equips studentscategories being dealt with in the curriculum. In sync to pursue a wide range ofwith the rapidly changing fashion scenario the students careers in the Leather Industryare also given inputs in areas like non leather materials, in the areas of Design, Productvisual merchandising and entrepreneur development. Development, Merchandising, Manufacturing, Retail andWith emphasis on hands on learning, the graduates have other areas. The programmea holistic knowledge of the materials, construction and also develops entrepreneurialpresentations and are able to conceptualize professional skills enabling students todesign collections for global brands and markets. set up businesses geared for Export / Domestic markets.The graduates are absorbed in niche areas of fashionbusiness as designers, entrepreneurs, productdevelopers, production managers, merchandisersetc. The program primarily focusses on Design forthe Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories sector. DegreE Bachelor of Design Duration 4 Years centres Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Rae Bareli seats 120 (30 seats each at Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Rae Bareli)
Admissions 2013 | Programmes Offered | 31COURSE CONTENTYEAR 1 YEAR 3Common Foundation Programme in Design Builds on the learning of the previous year with understanding of manufacturing processes, advancedYEAR 2 leather processing techniques and further applicationsFocuses on understanding materials, development of of design concepts and skills. Subjects include Advanceddesign skills and product realisation concepts. Students Illustration and Technical Drawings, Advanced Patternstudy skill based subjects like Fashion Illustration, Making and Construction, Merchandising & Supply Chain,Pattern Making and Construction, Leather Processing Production Systems and Analysis are the other areasand Surface Techniques, Computer Applications and of study. Students also undergo an industry internshipDesign Projects in garments and small goods. for hands-on experience. Inputs in Design softwares give the students an edge to compete in the industry. YEAR 4 The final year focusses on Research and Development in design and technology with choices in electives. Students undertake industry sponsored graduation projects in the areas of design, management and technology.
ACCESSORYDesignThe one of its kind programme in the country,Accessories Design has a well- defined curriculumfor developing integrated expertise in designmethodology, materials and production process,consumer behavior and market dynamics trendsand forecast interpretations, business practices andproject management in the field of fashion and lifestyleaccessories. A strong industry orientation is reflected inits credo ‘Design for Business’ with the most successfulindustry education interface in student learning.The programme has gradually evolved to address the entire spectrum ofaccessories and lifestyle products, precious and costume jewellery, leathergoods, footwear, watches, giftware, tableware, silverware, crystal ware/office furniture, consumer interface design, & retail environment design.Each NIFT centre is expected to provide national leadership in the areaof its specialization. This will enhance the intensity and the depth of each CAREERScategory of specialization and will address design, management, marketingand technological issues, within each specific product category. The programme preparesSpecialization: students for careers asAccessory Design at NIFT New Delhi, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Designers, Brand Managers,Bhopal, Chennai, Hyderabad, Rae Bareli, Shillong and Kangra: Visual Merchandisers,Product range: Home Accessories, Luxury products, Lighting, & Lighting Product Managers andFixtures, Garden Sitting, Bathroom & Kitchen Accessories and Utensils, Entrepreneurs in broad areasLeisure Accessories, Switches, Door Knobs, Toys & Children Products, of precious and costumeArchitectural Accessories, Corporate & Business Accessories, Handcrafted jewellery, leather goods,Accessories & Visual Merchandising for Retail Business Environments. giftware, tableware, watches, footwear, handicraftsJewellery & Precious Products specialisation at NIFT Gandhinagar: and lifestyle products.Product Range: Precious & Costume Jewellery, Silverware,Giftware using Precious Metal & Stones. DegreE Bachelor of Design Duration 4 Years centres New Delhi, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Rae Bareli, Shillong, Kangra, Kolkata, Mumbai & Jodhpur seats 390
Admissions 2013 | Programmes Offered | 33COURSE CONTENTYEAR 1 systems thinking towards range development and designCommon Foundation Programme in Design collection in relation to fashion identity and prevailing fashion trends. Develop competence in handlingYEAR 2 marketing and retail environment, product merchandising,Orientation to programme specialisation familiarity, and consumer interface issues within design context,appreciation and insight to various accessory types. integrating finer aspects of technology, materials andDevelopment of skills and basic understanding of processes as well as various levels of production frommaterials and processes, construction principles, precision oriented to vendor based manufacturing.anthropometrics, principles of size and proportion,with broad orientation to socio-cultural and historical YEAR 4context of the sector. Orientation to Indian as well as Consolidation and real life application of holisticglobal context of fashion trends, consumers and market. professional competence. Professional capabilitiesApplication of learning through basic design projects. and values to realise and execute design development projects within a business context. Develop broadYEAR 3 based approach towards specific design capabilityDevelopment of core competence and knowledge and application to multi-product and multi-materialsthrough research and applied experiences. Capability in areas of fashion accessories and lifestyle products.to develop realistic design approach within limited Develop capabilities to induce design perspectiveconstraints inherent in accessory products. Ability to and potential in the industry mindset. Comprehensiveevolve strategy of design, which integrates technical application and demonstration of professionalcomplexities and fashion influences. Ability to generate competence for integrating design in business.
TExtileDesignTextile Design forms the core of the wholebusiness of fashion. The rapidly expandingactivities in the export and domestic sectorsof the Indian apparel and home fashionindustry demands professional inputs indesign and development of textiles and rawmaterial, which is responsible for 60-80% ofthe cost of the product. Textile Design todayis that strategic value adding activity thatcan make all the difference in transforminga fashion business into an economicallyviable and profitable proposition. CAREERS The programme prepares students for a wide range of careers in textile mills ,export houses, Trends and forecasting, Styling, fashion design studios, design studios, buying houses, handloom cooperatives and buying agencies as design or fabric Managers, or work independently as DesignersDegreE Bachelor of Design or Entrepreneurs.Duration 4 Yearscentres Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jodhpur, New Delhi & Patna.seats 390 (30 seats each at Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai , Jodhpur, New Delhi & Patna.)
Admissions 2013 | Programmes Offered | 35COURSE CONTENTYEAR 1 merchandising. The students also visit an identified craftCommon Foundation Programme in Design area to undertake a ‘Craft research and documentation’.YEAR 2 YEAR 4The second year primarily focuses on introduction The main stay of the final year course is the directto Textile design skills for weaving, printing and attachment of students with Textile and Home fashionembroidery. The courses offered lay emphasis on sector through a two month intensive internship.fundamentals of Graphic software and its usage for Elective subjects are also offered during fourth yearmotif development & image creation. Field visits for specialized course input within the departmentwith textile mills and other processing houses are and also from other design departments.an important part of the second year curriculum. In the final semester, students undertake a GraduationYEAR 3 project with an industrial client like export houses,The third year strengthens the knowledge base of mills, designers, NGO and design studios. Duringstudents by imparting design, technical, marketing this period students are required to work on theand communication skills. Areas of study include design brief given by the sponsor. The programmeprint design, woven design, dyeing, printing, finishing, culminates into design collections developed byquality analysis & assurance, CAD, marketing and the students for the client and are showcased as a static display during the Graduation show.
KNITWEARDesignKnitwear Design is a fast-growing global industryacross product categories such as garments,accessories, home fashion, industrial design andmedical equipment. In terms of fashion alone, itpresents the backbone for casual wear, sports wearperformance apparel and intimate apparel creatingopportunities much beyond the scope of woven fabric.The four year Knitwear Design Program at NIFT isgeared towards grooming of professionals whocan cater to the knitwear segment of the fashionindustry. It aims to provide the students with creativethinking, strong technical skills and a dynamic marketorientation. The course includes diverse subjects suchas Fashion Art & Illustration, Garment Construction,Pattern Making for Knits (Womenswear, Menswear andKidswear), Flat and Circular Knitting, Computerised FlatKnitting, Trends and Forecasting, Merchandising. CAREERSStudents apply their classroom learning to industry-simulated environments and undertake an eight-week The programme preparesindustry internship for flat and circular knits in order to students to pursueget an understanding of the real-time industry situation. careers as KnitwearIn the final semester, the students undertakes a Design Designers, Stylists,collection or graduation project that tests and puts to use the Entrepreneurs, Designknowledge and skills gained during the 4 year programme. Consultants Product Developers, ProductionThe graduates of Knitwear design provide support at Managers, Merchandisers,various positions within the fashion business – as Retail Planners,product designers and developers, stylists, forecasters, Business Developers,merchandisers and production managers. Forecasters, Fashion writers, Academicians. DegreE Bachelor of Design Duration 4 Years centres Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai & New Delhi seats 210 (30 seats each at Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai & New Delhi)
Admissions 2013 | Programmes Offered | 37COURSE CONTENTYEAR 1 for Knitwear Design is introduced with subjectsCommon Foundation Programme in Design like Technical Specification and Virtual Sampling, Draping, Print Design and Computerized Flat knitting.YEAR 2 Students also learn presentation skills with PortfolioThe student is introduced to the world of knitted Development, and the intricacies of category wiseapparel through subjects like Basic Pattern Making, planning for knitwear with Menswear, Kidswear,Flat knitting, Garment Construction, Design Application Sportswear and Fashion Merchandising. The thirdfor fashion and History of world costumes. They move year culminates into an industry internship.into core areas of knitwear with subjects like DigitalFashion Illustration, Circular Knitting, Pattern Making YEAR 4and Garment Construction for knits (womenswear). Students are introduced to elective subjects offering specialization across multiple areas of industryYEAR 3 requirements. These include Retail Buying, RetailUnderstanding of traditional design and crafts acumen Space Design, Fashion & Product Photography,is honed with a craft survey and documentation Image and Fashion Styling, Creative Design &at the beginning of the year. Advanced Techniques Development. They also study Entrepreneurship, and Design & Development for womens Intimate Apparel (knits). In the last semester every student undertakes a sixteen week Design Collection.
FashioncommunicationThe Department of Fashion Communicationdiscipline is richly contextual, concernedwith meaning, purpose and judgment. Anunderstanding of how design can intervenenaturally and help in general sense-makingof our world is therefore, the key to thisdiscipline. A “community of beginners”comprising industry-experienced facultyand enthusiastic students who exploreand experiment with art and designpedagogies, aesthetics, values and innovativepractices, constitute of the department.A multi-disciplinary approach inculcates self-initiatedlearning and independent thinking and expands perceptualperspectives. Regular interaction with industry expertsin areas like Visual Merchandising, Graphic Design,Fashion Photography & Styling, Fashion journalist, PublicRelation and Event Management forms a vital bridgebetween classroom teaching and relative experience. CAREERSThe word ‘Communication needs to be viewed in Fashion Communication is aa holistic manner to understand the vast range specialized programme thatof thought processes and activities. In fashion enables students to acquirecommunication, we have the resources to realize communication skills pertinentour students potential to the fullest. The numerous to the Fashion and Lifestylesuccess stories in the industry substantiate this fact. Industry. Four exit level profiles are envisaged overall: Graphic“Fashion Communication aims to create design Design, Visual Merchandisingprofessionals and entrepreneurs with the appropriate and Retail Space Design,sensitivity and sensibility to address societal needs” Styling and Photography, and Fashion Journalism. DegreE Bachelor of Design Duration 4 Years centres Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kangra, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Kannur & Kolkata seats 270 (30 seats each at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kangra, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Kannur & Kolkata)
Admissions 2013 | Programmes Offered | 39COURSE CONTENTYEAR 1 to problem solving. Subjects like Visual Merchandising,Common Foundation Programme in Design Graphic Design, Styling and Photography, and Fashion Journalism are studied in more detail, with emphasisYEAR 2 on project work. Just before the fifth semester, studentsThe process of introduction and orientation to are sensitized to craft clusters in the interior states ofcommunication design is addressed through subjects India: Communication Design solutions are proposedlike Fashion Studies, History and Philosophy of Design, for promotion and upliftment of the crafts. At the endCommunication Concepts & Processes, Writing Skills, of sixth semester, students work on Internship projectsConsumer Behavior in Fashion, Computer Application, with the industry, in order to understand the industryGraphic Design, Visual Merchandising, Photography environment and apply their learning in the final year.and Design Methodology. The pedagogical toolsemployed are of theory, exploration and application. YEAR 4 The students develop a deeper understandingYEAR 3 of their area of specialization through furtherThe third year delves deeper into the core discipline areas research, contextual studies and seminars. Allwith greater emphasis on creative thinking. In the fifth learning culminates into a final Graduation Projectand sixth semesters, the approach evolves from cognition showcased as the finale to the programme.
apparelproductionThe four year Bachelor programme is multi-disciplinary, technological in character andis designed to meet the requirements ofever emerging challenges of the apparelindustry. This programme has beendesigned, keeping in mind the core apparelmanufacturing technology, with emphasison best practices in Apparel Manufacturing.The programme prepares professionals who CAREERScan significantly contribute to the fashiontechnology domain of the apparel industry. The programme equips studentsThe Department of Fashion Technology over to pursue wide range of careersthe last 25 years has drawn its strength from in Production, Quality Assurance,industry responsive course curriculum, Garment Technologists,highly experienced faculty members, state Industrial Engineering, Productof the art infrastructure and continuous Development, Sourcing, Projectinteraction with apparel industry. Analysis, Production Planning, HR, System Analysis, Software application and Merchandising (retail and export).DegreE B.F. TechDuration 4 Yearscentres Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi & Patnaseats 330 (30 seats each at Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jodhpur & Patna)
Admissions 2013 | Programmes Offered | 41COURSE CONTENTYEAR 1 garment construction move from basic garments toThe first Foundation year the emphasis is on the specialized products. The departmental electives offeredunderstanding of the fundamentals & concepts of Design, in diverse and contemporary topics like SustainableManagement & Technology for Fashion Industry. This Production and IT applications give the required edgecreates a firm foundation for the students to understand to the students. The understanding and comprehensionthe fast changing multidimensional fashion industry. of the textile fabric as raw material is enhanced with a four week textile internship during the 3rd year.YEAR 2The second year lays the foundation for the specialization YEAR 4of apparel technology subjects like understanding the The final year equips students to not only learn throughraw materials through the working of the machine an intensive 14 week apparel internship but alsofundamental to apparel manufacturing. Introduction to introduces them to application based subjects likestatistical tools and softwares related to the apparel Plant layout, Ergonomics, Lean Manufacturing, Productindustry. The students also get hands on experience Analysis and Development, Apparel CAD and Grading.of how to transform the raw material from 2D to 3D The students learn about how to put their learningthrough pattern making and garment construction. into action by undertaking a research based project in the final semester. Working on the real live projectsYEAR 3 and the implementation of their project gives them aThe third year progresses from basics to a more comprehensive learning experience thus preparingcomplex and diverse subjects to impart the knowledge them for their careers as apparel professionals.in production planning, operations management, During the 3rd and 4th year, NIFT also offers aquality management, fashion merchandising, costing chance for the students to undertake twinningand work study. The subjects of pattern making and programs for a semester with fashion universities abroad and thus get a global exposure.
DEsignspaceThe program creates a new avenue forprofessionals for higher education andis designed to focus towards academia;PhD and industry practices inclusive ofIndustry related Research & Development.The nature of fashion has evolved beyond its associationwith only apparel and has become multi-disciplinary andmulti-dimensional. Likewise its approach to various concepts,material, technology, craftsmanship, culture, business,economics, promotion, consumption etc. has evolvedcreating grey areas that present immense scope for studyand response. The program has students across disciplinestudents who are able to work beyond boundaries and bringtogether their skills and ideas in new and exciting ways taking CAREERSthe existing skill set to a higher level of research and practice. Students graduating from thisStudents would provide a critical approach to solution of program would be equippedfuture problems; as well as provide design innovations for to hold key positions in largethe growing fashion industry. Opportunities created in an fashion or corporate houses,open market structure has created emergence of niche accessories, craft, textiles,areas in the Design industry. These areas are at a nascent forecasting, special needs,stage but form a base for opportunities in sunrise industries. publications, media, lifestyleAdditionally, there is a wider place for industry professionals products, new productin key positions at higher level in the established industries. development, graphics etc. basedThe Master’s program at NIFT is designed to cater to these on the area of specializationburgeoning requirements of industry in the forthcoming years. pursued by them. The graduates would be able to make(The above mandate is based on the assumption contributions in Research andthat the students applying for M.Des Program would Development in Governmentbe familiar with fundamentals of design.) and private agencies. The M.Des program would enable DegreE Master of Design the graduates to become scholars and contribute to the Duration 2 Years teaching community as well. centres Kannur, Mumbai, New Delhi & Chennai seats 120 (30 seats each at Kannur, Mumbai, New Delhi & Chennai)
Admissions 2013 | Programmes Offered | 43COURSE CONTENTYEAR 1 YEAR 2The preliminary semester forms a contextual platform This year builds on progressive futuristic applicationsto bring students from diverse backgrounds at par. The to demonstrate clear evidence of originality of thoughtsemester creates a foundation for research methodology, and approach towards the final individual outcomeskills required for undertaking research i.e. design in their areas of specialization. Craft studies andthinking, digital design, professional communication Sustainable systems embrace the global concernsand builds on developing contextual knowledge in and practices into learning. The minor guideddesign through culture studies and fashion language. project along with inputs on Design entrepreneurshipThe next semester reinforces advanced research methods inculcates entrepreneurial abilities which the studentand augments design focus through introduction of proposes to the industry/governmental/private/NGO/specialized electives in a collaborative approach. Students international organizations/ self for funding for anchoose from design electives cutting across disciplines original design idea. This approach encourages thesuch as ‘Trend Research and Fashion Forecasting’, ‘Space student to act as an incubator for industry interface.& Interactive Design’, ‘Craft Studies’, ‘Costume Studies’, The knowledge and skill acquired during the course work‘Fashion Innovation’, ‘Ergonomics’, ‘Design for Special culminates into a final dissertation which is demonstrativeNeeds’ and ‘Functional Textiles’. Monitored research of student’s personal ideas and investigation towardsprojects encourage students to ideate research and the realization of an original body of work.propose original approaches to existing research in theselected area of specialization. At the end of year onethe students undertake industry internship during thesummer break to gain real life industry experience.
FashionmanagementThe objective of the two year MasterProgramme in ‘Fashion Management’(erstwhile AMM started in 1987) is todevelop managerial talents in the fieldof marketing, merchandising andretailing best suited to the requirementsof the garment export andfashion retail sectors.Students undergo rigorous education inbuying, merchandising (retail and export),retail operations, advertising, forecasting, CAREERSinternational marketing, international tradepractices and project formulation. They The programme offers a solidare exposed to creative merchandising/ platform for those wishing tomarketing, innovative fashion management pursue careers in Internationalpractices, directions of fashion trends and Marketing, Fashion Merchandising,business practices though field visits and Brand Management, Retail Buyingindustry internships. They have the right and Global Sourcing, Productblend of hard and soft skills and possess Development, Retail Management,the right attitude to enter the middle Visual Merchandising, Exportmanagement of any growing organisation. Merchandising, Management Consulting, Fashion Education, Retail Technology, Supply Chain, Customer Relationship, Advertising etc.DegreE Master of Fashion ManagementDuration 2 Yearscentres Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna & Shillongseats 360 (30 seats each at Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi , Jodhpur, Patna & Shillong)