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  1. 1. 2010 Institute of Design Management Technology VISION To emerge as a centre of excellence and innovation proactively catalysing growth of fashion business through leadership in professional education with concern for social and human values.NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, MINISTRY OF TEXTILES, GOVT. OF INDIA .....
  2. 2. messageThe World has been moving amazingly fast and becoming fiercely competitive in all spheres of human activity. This situation calls for massive expansionof career-focused education, particularly in the field of Fashion, Design, Management, Technology and such other professional areas. The urgent need ofthe times is to lay emphasis on quality education and to strive vigorously for global excellence and acceptability.NIFT has been maintaining an excellent academic track record for more than two decades. The institute has also recently launched Ph.D. programme,Faculty Development Programme and Bridge Programmes.Excellent faculty, vibrant environment and opportunity that NIFT provides for its students, are unparalleled. I invite you to join this excellent institution.D.P Singh .Chairman, Board of Governors of NIFTforewordIt is 24 years since NIFT took a small step into the, then exotic and unfamiliar, field of fashion education in India and today occupies a unique andchallenging position in its chosen fields, both domestically as well as internationally.From certificate programmess NIFT steadily progressed to Diplomas and finally, after the passage of the NIFT Act in 2006, NIFT today proudly offers a widevariety of Design, Technology, and Management programmes at the Undergraduate as well as the Post Graduate levels.In 2009, NIFT has added the Ph.D. and the Faculty Development Programme to its repertoire.NIFTs international linkages continue to grow and flourish and serve the purpose of providing students with exposure to the latest trends and systems fromall over the world. In keeping with our emphasis on remaining rooted to traditional Indian arts and crafts, the NIFT students are closely associated withidentified craft clusters all over the country where they live and interact with artisans and imbibe the best of traditional India.Also in keeping with the NIFT commitment to providing quality education and training to students most conveniently NIFT is, in collaboration with variousState Governments, expanding its geographical ambit and new centres with state-of-the-art facility are being set up.Welcome to NIFT.Rajiv TakruDirector General, NIFT
  3. 3. THE INSTITUTE 4 ACADEMIC INFRASTRUCTURE 6 NIFT CENTRES 8 PROGRAMMES OFFERED 9 CENTREWISE PROGRAMMES OFFERED 10 BACHELOR PROGRAMMES 12 BACHELOR PROGRAMMES (B.Des.) - DESIGN Fashion Design 14 Leather Design 16 Accessory Design 18 Textile Design 20 Knitwear Design 22 Fashion Communication 24 BACHELOR PROGRAMME (B.FTech.) - TECHNOLOGY Apparel Production 26 MASTER PROGRAMMES M.Des. (Master of Design) 28 M.F.M. (Master of Fashion Management) 30 M.FTech. (Master of Fashion Technology) 32 STUDENT WELFARE SERVICES 34 FEE STRUCTURE 36 NIFT COMMUNITY 38 ADMISSION GUIDELINES 43 ANNEXURE I: List of VRCs for PHP Candidates 53 ANNEXURE II: Proforma for OBC Certificate 54ANNEXURE III: Declaration/Undertaking for OBC Candidates 55 Contents
  4. 4. The Institute National Institute of Fashion Technology was TEACHING METHODOLOGY set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry Teaching at the Institute involves a cohesive, contextual and nurturing of Textiles, Government of India. It has emerged environment for learning. The emphasis is on professional development as the premier Institute of Design, Management providing a competitive edge by using standardised pedagogy and teaching methodology. It also involves sharing of work as well as learning processes and Technology, developing professionals for with peers and faculty, whose feedback and guidance is crucial to the taking up leadership positions in fashion student’s understanding, development, and maturity. Students undertake business in the emerging global scenario. classroom and workshop assignments, conduct field studies, make presentations and participate in group discussions and seminars and are The Institute is a pioneer in envisioning and encouraged to develop industry linkages. evolving fashion business education in the The students get an opportunity to work in an intellectually stimulating country through a network of thirteen environment on projects focusing on integrative abilities that use skills professionally managed centres at ranging from technical expertise to creative exposure and conceptualisation. Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Gandhinagar, The interactive mode of teaching is supplemented by latest visual aids and IT tools. Hyderabad, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Raebareli and Shillong. EVALUATION The evaluation system aims at evaluating student’s knowledge, skills and NIFT has set academic standards and excelled encourages self improvement. It also closely monitors student’s evolution in thought leadership by providing a pool of as a competent professional. The evaluation scheme focuses at an entire creative genius and technically competent gamut of learning and corresponding evaluation tools like task-based professionals. The Institute provides a common assignments, interactive industry projects, internships, research surveys and platform for fashion education, research and training. written examinations throughout the year. Various juries like end semester, graduation project, design collection and viva-voce etc., comprising of academicians and industry professionals, judge student’s work and provide NIFT Act 2006 published in the Gazette of India on qualitative evaluation and feedback in terms of overall growth and 14th July, 2006 confers Statutory Status on NIFT. performance. The evaluation tools also assess the student’s ability to The Act came into effect from 1st April, 2007. correlate and apply learning from various inputs as a demonstrated outcome The President of India is the ‘Visitor’ of through the work of a student as well as levels of proficiency in the Institute under the Act. The Act empowers individual/specific modules during the semester. the Institute to award degrees and other academic distinctions. NIFT will be the first premier Institute in the world to award its own FACULTY Degrees in the field of fashion education. The NIFT faculty trained at some of the leading design and fashion institutes of international repute, bring to the classroom professional capabilities, wide exposure and years of hands-on industry experience. Committed to grow in their profession, the faculty constantly upgrade their knowledge and skills through sustained interaction with the industry and research work in relevant areas. Students enhance their talents by working with faculty and foreign experts on various real life projects, thereby gaining invaluable knowledge, experience and awareness about the latest global trends.4
  5. 5. reputed institutes/universities like University of NIFT honours students in three the Arts London, UK; University of Leeds, UK; categories of Awards which are De Montfort University, UK; Ryerson University, conferred at the time of the Canada; Royal Melbourne Institute of Convocation: Technology, Australia; Domus Academy, Italy lAcademic Performance Award BestALUMNI and University of Philadelphia, USA to name in each programme at each NIFTNIFT has to its credit more than 7500 Alumni since its a few. centreinception in 1986, who are working with the industry in key NIFTs strategic alliances allow its students to l Academic Excellence withdecision making positions and are instrumental in shaping the undertake the Twinning (study abroad) Community Service Performance: onefuture of fashion business as change agents in India and opportunity in the leading international fashion student at each NIFT centreabroad. Alumni are working at various levels as Entrepreneurs, institutes. The study abroad opportunity can be lAll Round Performance: one BestBrand Managers, Quality Controllers, Designers, Fashion undertaken by the students of different student at each NIFT centreCoordinators, Merchandisers, Production Managers, and disciplines across NIFT centres in Semester All three awards carry a citation on aMarketing Heads etc in leading national and international III/IV of the Master Programmes and Semester designed certificate, a gold medal and aorganisations. Some of the alumni have become successful VI/ VII of Bachelor Programmes. To provide an cash component. NIFT also institutesbrands themselves. The design alumni have presented their academic gradient, NIFTs international linkages awards in various categories forwork on the ramps of Milan, Paris, New York and other fashion allow the students to participate in international respective programmes which are givencapitals. They are also active in the fields of media and films. competitions/seminars/research forums/ at the time of their graduationCelebrities and fashion icons across the globe attest to the exhibitions et al. show/presentation. These awards aredesigners’ success in styling and dressing them. Alumni are NIFT is also one of the founding members of the decided by an external jury and givenalso active in taking their knowledge to the grassroot levels, International Foundation of Fashion Technology to the student getting highest marks inworking with NGOs across India to bring together the craftsman Institutes (IFFTI), a body of 26 fashion schools the corresponding categories ofand modern technology and design. from across the world. To facilitate exchange of evaluation criteria.The NIFT Alumni Association provides a platform for an active teaching pedagogy, concepts, and professionalmutually beneficial contribution to the alma mater. The strong ideas, the faculty at NIFT participates in CURRENT AND FUTURE ENDEAVOURSnetwork of alumni with NIFT and among themselves is academic exchange programmes; international NIFT is facilitating the flow of thefacilitated through the NIFT website and emails. fairs, seminars, exhibitions, conferences and fashion industry and fashion education trade shows thereby bringing their substantial through a number of initiatives. There isNIFT AND THE INDUSTRY experience to the classroom and thus enriching now a focus on new areas of opportunityThe education programmes at NIFT are extensively integrated the knowledge pool at NIFT. such as IT empowered fashionwith fashion business. The intense and dynamic interaction education, global sourcing and buying,between the industry and academics provides requisite insight AWARDS AND RECOGNITION business process outsourcing andand appreciation of business diktats. Internship and industry NIFT students at all centres are encouraged to intellectual property rights with thevisits as well as real life projects, seminars and interactions participate in a number of international and aim of creating new age fashionprovide opportunities for students to appreciate and understand national events and competitions. The students organisations.the working of the industry. NIFT conducts Continuing have won laurels in several prestigious In an effort to integrate the knowledgeEducation programmes, in-house training programmes, competitions like Mittelmoda Premio, Crespi being imparted at NIFT and theseminars and workshops for the industry on emerging and ITS, Italy; Gifu and Asia Makuhari Grand grassroot level of the craft sector inconcerns and current developments. The Institute also Prix, Japan; Asia Pacific Young Designers, Hong India, NIFT has put forward a nationalundertakes research and consultancy projects for the industry Kong; World Gold Councils Swaranjali and level Cluster Development Project. Thiswith its expertise in design, management and technology at design competitions instituted by brands like project strives to initiate a selfstrategic and operational levels. NIFT also provides Shoppers Stop, IWS Design Competition etc. sustaining programme for overallforecast/trend information for the benefit of the industry. Meritorious students from NIFT have been development of craft, cottage industry awarded scholarships for further studies by and small & medium enterprises. EachTHE GLOBAL CONNECT prestigious international institutes from time to centre of NIFT coordinates this project inWith a vision to have a strong global connect, NIFT has entered time. These institutes include Domus Academy, their particular region with theinto collaborations with leading fashion institutes and Italy; Textile Institute International, Manchester involvement of all students and facultyorganisations across the globe. NIFT has signed MOU with and Nottingham Trent University, UK. of the centre. 5
  6. 6. Academic Infrastructure The National Institute of Fashion Technology, a premier DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTRES In the new millennium, the success of fashion In the 21st century Information is the academic institute of design, management and professionals rests on their ability to integrate most important resource and Knowledge technology, aims at establishing the benchmark for the fashion and information technology in a Management is the most crucial quality of professionals that go into the fashion industry. meaningful way. The Department of Information function in an organisation. The The Institute provides comprehensive and state-of-the- Technology is playing a key role in providing an Resource Centre (RC) in each NIFT art infrastructure and equipment to impart both practical IT-enabled learning environment, with the centre provides the necessary and theoretical training. The facilities and services objective of developing computer-savvy, well- infrastructure to collate and disseminate offered to the students allow them the freedom to rounded professionals. The Department of this critical input. experiment and generate creative ideas. Information Technology works closely with other departments to integrate IT into the course The Network of NIFT Resource Centres curriculum and update the IT content on a is the only Fashion Information System regular basis. in India serving the fashion The classrooms are equipped with audio-visual professionals, would-be professionals equipment like LCD, Slide Projector, Television etc. Each NIFT centre now has an independent, fully and fashion educators. Its integrated The Institute invests in the latest equipment to acquaint operational Department of Information collection of print, visual and creative students with the latest manufacturing technology. Technology with qualified and experienced IT material resources is the only The laboratories are equipped with requisite machinery professionals. The computer labs are well systematically documented source of for garment construction, pattern making, dyeing, equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and information available in India for study printing etc. software like Macintosh server and workstation, of international and contemporary Indian Pentium Computers, Plotters, Digitisers, Image fashion. The system is a decentralised Scanners, Wide Format Printers, Sound Mixers, network, partially automated and is NIFT realises the significance of the role of Information Digital Cameras, etc. NIFT has set up a campus coordinated by the National Resource wide fibre 100 mbps switched network Centre (NRC) at NIFT, New Delhi. Technology in modern technical education. The IT backbone that connects all the departments. infrastructure provided to support academics in NIFT is The Resource Centres also provide an object of envy for any other fashion institute in India. The CAD software for Apparel Design, Textile information services to the design The Institute also understands the value of information in Design and Accessory Design are extensively community, industry practitioners and fashion education and has developed a network of well- used as part of the curriculum in addition to entrepreneurs. stocked Resource Centres at all centres. Graphics Design, Animation, 2D/3D Modeling, Photo Imaging and Editing, Statistical Analysis The Resource Centre at NIFT, New Delhi and Market Research etc. was established in 1987. The Resource Department of Information Technology is Centres at Chennai, Gandhinagar, constantly upgrading and encashing new ideas Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai were of education. established in 1995. The Resource Centres at Bengaluru and Raebareli were set up in 1997 and 2007 respectively; Resource Centres at Bhopal, Kannur, Patna and Shillong were set up in 2008 and that of Kangra was set up in 2009.6
  7. 7. Resource Centre Collections Services Reprographic ServiceThe printl collections include books and periodicals All the RCs use library management software for Selective reprographic service is pertaining to fashion studies and related disciplines. collection management and dissemination of provided to the users at all RCs. information. These offer numerous proactiveAll thel RCs subscribe to leading international forecast information services. The online libraries Thematic displays and exhibitions are services and fashion and textile journals. operate on multi-user library management regular features of the activities of RCs. software. The highlights of the systems are Access through web is being provided toThe audio-visuall materials in CDs, DVDs, slides and videos Article Index, Selective Dissemination of the services of RCs for effective use and are primarily used as teaching aids. The materials pertain Information (SDI) and Barcode based greater access. to history of costumes, history of art, fashion illustrations Circulation System. etc., lessons on garment manufacturing and design Digitisation of Valuable Resource collections of NIFT graduates. Reference Service Collection Highly qualified professional staff members are A futuristic programme is that ofThe referencel collections of RCs comprise of regional at reference desks. Besides the print collection, converting the valuable print and non- clippings documentation; trade catalogues from the staff also browses the Internet for reference print collections into electronic format. manufacturing industries and retailers; manuals, company queries. The entire reference collections of profiles; standards, prospectus and other information diploma project reports, audio-visual sources. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) materials, textiles and costumes spread RCs using multi-user version of the library across the network of RCs are beingThe RCsl showcase designer clothing, regional costumes of management software offer the catalogues of all digitised into an interactive multimedia India and other nations. International collections in NRC print and non-print collections online. All RCs format. include works of eminent designers such as YSL, Chanel, are in the process of offering the same service. Armani, Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. Among Indian (Collections and services vary from designers, there are Ritu Kumar, Hemant Trivedi, Rohit Bal, Bibliographic Service centre to centre.) Sunit Verma and several others. Creations of students of Subject bibliographies on topics relevant to the NIFT are documented and inventoried in all RCs. fashion industry are available online and print out of bibliographies on any topic is providedThe Textilel collections in RCs have fully documented and on demand. methodically arranged collection of fabrics: export fabrics and latest international fabrics procured from leading Indexing Service trend services. An important research tool for easy retrieval of literature on fashion and related areas in theThe RCsl also have collection of Fashion Accessories NIFT library is the online periodicals index. Findings Collection containing all the materials required to complete a garment. Current Awareness Service Lists of new additions to books and audio-visual collections are available online. Circulation Service All RCs offer circulation services for selective collection of recommended reading materials. The bar-coded charging system in some of the RCs has ensured data accuracy and fast check- in & check-out at the circulation counter. 7
  8. 8. BENGALURU KOLKATA NIFT CAMPUS, C.A. SITE NO. 21st SECTOR 1, 27th MAIN ROAD HSR LAYOUT BENGALURU - 560 034 NIFT CAMPUS, PLOT-3B, BLOCK - LA, NEAR 16 NO. WATER TANK, SECTOR III, SALT LAKE CITY, NIFT KOLKATA - 700 098 Tel: (080) 25632550-55 Fax: (080) 25632566 Tel: (033) 23358872 / 2890 / 8348 / 7332 / 8350 Fax: (033) 23355734 Centres E-mail: E-mail: Contact: Ms. K. Usha, Director Contact: Ms. Barnali Biswas, Director MUMBAI BHOPAL NIFT CAMPUS NIFT BLOCK PLOT NO.15, SECTOR - 4 MP BHOJ OPEN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS KHARGHAR KOLAR ROAD - 462 016(MP) NAVI MUMBAI - 410 210 Tel: (0755) 2493736 / 667 / 385 / 636 Tel: (022) 27745549 / 5892 / 0575, 27747000 / 7100 Fax: (0755) 2493635 Fax: (022) 27565386 E-mail: E-mail: Contact: Mr. Deepak Ratan, Director Contact: Mr. I.B. Peerzada, Director CHENNAI NEW DELHI NIFT CAMPUS NIFT CAMPUS RAJIV GANDHI SALAI HAUZ KHAS, NEAR GULMOHAR PARK TARAMANI NEW DELHI - 110 016 CHENNAI - 600 113 Tel: (011) 26867704, 26542149 Tel: (044) 22542755, 22542756 Fax: (011) 26542151 Fax: (044) 22542769 E-mail: E-mail: Contact: Mr. Dhananjay Kumar, Director Contact: Dr. S. Devadoss, Director Mr. L. Subramanian, Registrar GANDHINAGAR PATNA NIFT CAMPUS NIFT CAMPUS GH-O ROAD 2nd FLOOR, UDYOG BHAVAN BEHIND INFO CITY EAST GANDHI MAIDAN, GANDHINAGAR - 382 007 PATNA - 4 Tel: (079) 23240832, 23240834 Tel: (0612) 2300087, 2300064 Fax: (079) 23240772 Fax: (0612) 2300068 E-mail: E-mail: Contact: Mr. Nitesh Kumar Vyas, Director Contact: Mr. B.K. Pandey, Director Mr. H.A. Rahi, Consultant HYDERABAD RAEBARELI NIFT CAMPUS NIFT CAMPUS OPPOSITE HI-TECH CITY, CYBERABAD, VIDYA MANDIR MADHAPUR ITI PREMISES, DOORBHASH NAGAR HYDERABAD - 500 081 RAEBARELI - 229 010 Tel: (040) 23114537, 23110630 Tel: (0535) 2702422 / 31 Fax: (040) 23114536 Fax: (0535) 2702425 E-mail: E-mail: Contact: Dr. K.S. Pratap Kumar, Director Contact: Mr. Munish Girdhar, Director Mr. D. Rajesham, Registrar Mr. R.K. Sharma, Registrar SHILLONG NIFT CAMPUS NORTH EASTERN INDIRA GANDHI REGIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH & MEDICAL SCIENCES OLD NEIGRIGHMS CAMPUS ‘C’ BLOCK, PASTEUR HILLS LAWMALI, SHILLONG- 793 001 MEGHALAYA Tel: (0364) 2590240 / 53 Fax: (0364) 2590253 KANNUR E-mail: IHTT CAMPUS, THOTTADA, Contact: Ms. W.A.M. Booth, Director KIZHUNNA - POST, KANNUR - 670 007 Ms. Laetitia Jean Syiemiong, Registrar KERALA Tel: (0497) 2837080 / 83 Fax: (0497) 2837084 E-mail: Contact: Dr. S. Devadoss, Director Mr. L. Subramanian, Registrar8
  9. 9. Programmes Offered PROGRAMME ELIGIBILITY BACHELOR PROGRAMMES (4 years) BACHELOR PROGRAMMES (B.Des.) - DESIGN 10 + 2 from a recognised Board of Education Fashion Design Leather Design Accessory Design Textile Design Knitwear Design Fashion Communication BACHELOR PROGRAMME (B.FTech.) - TECHNOLOGY 10 + 2 ( with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) Apparel Production from a recognised Board of Education MASTER PROGRAMMES (2 years) MASTER PROGRAMME (M.Des.) - DESIGN Master of Design B.Sc. (Textiles & Clothing) or Bachelor in Applied Arts (Fashion Design / Visual Communication / Graphic Design / Industrial Design / Interior Design / Multimedia Design / Product Design / Textiles & Accessories) or B.Arch. or Design Diploma / Degree from NIFT / NID / International University of repute (Additional Industry experience in the related field would be preferred) MASTER PROGRAMME (M.F.M.) - MANAGEMENT Master of Fashion Management Graduation from a recognised University or Diploma in Accessory / Fashion Design / FIT from NIFT only MASTER PROGRAMME (M.FTech.) - TECHNOLOGY Master of Fashion Technology B.E / B.Tech (Textiles / Apparel / Mechanical / Industrial / Production / Electronics / Computer / Information Technology) For further details, refer to Admission Guidelines on page 43 9
  10. 10. Centrewise Programmes Offered GANDHINAGAR TOTAL SEATS BENGALURU HYDERABAD RAEBARELI NEW DELHI SHILLONG KOLKATA CHENNAI KANNUR KANGRA MUMBAI BHOPAL PATNA Programmes BACHELOR PROGRAMMES (B.Des.) - DESIGN Fashion Design 330 Leather Design 60 Accessory Design Personal & Interior Accessories at New Delhi, Bhopal & Kangra Corporate & Business Accessories at Bengaluru Footwear & Leather Goods at Chennai 270 Jewellery & Precious Products at Gandhinagar Interior Products & Handcrafted Accessories at Hyderabad & Shillong Home & Fashion Accessories at Raebareli Textile Design 300 Knitwear Design 180 Fashion Communication 150 BACHELOR PROGRAMME (B.FTech.) - TECHNOLOGY Apparel Production 270 MASTER PROGRAMMES Master of Design (M.Des.) 60 Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M.) 240 Master of Fashion Technology (M.FTech.) 120 * Seats per programme may be added/deleted, the announcement of which will be made at the time of counselling.10
  12. 12. Bachelor Programmes Bachelor Programmes (B.Des.) - Design Fashion Design Leather Design Accessory Design Textile Design Knitwear Design Fashion Communication Bachelor Programme (B.FTech.) - Technology Apparel Production12
  13. 13. Foundation Programme programme structure foundation programme YEAR I Basic essential knowledge and skill (Common to all 4 year bachelor programmes in Design & Content based competencies, generic to Technology) · Design and Technology core will encompass The design towards conceptualisation a strong integrated skill and knowledge base and ideation. To meet the dynamics of fashion education, a Foundation essential to fashion industry. An overview of Programme is designed to orient and sensitise students apparel industry shall provide inputs on the towards understanding of fundamentals of fashion socio-economic, traditional and cultural aspects YEAR 2 Broad-based competencies generic business namely design, technology and management in of the industry, which would lead to ideation, to design discipline and the right socio-cultural perspective. The programme will conceptualisation and communication. introduction to industrial know-how, focus on building the base for future learning of the design Exploration with various materials and study of processes and materials. and technology function in the subsequent years. general and material science will enhance basic understanding and appreciation of manufacturing Objectives process leading to product realisation. To YEAR 3 Core competencies and · To provide an overview and orientation to the understand the intricacies of design, inputs on conceptualisation specific to fashion industry. geometry and visualisation and representation chosen disciplines. · To introduce the context and academic structure shall be part of the Foundation Programme. of the design and technology curriculum: its ·Management core will focus on the close The focus and contents. nexus between the manufacturer, consumer and YEAR 4 Specialisation, industrial internships · To provide for an enhanced environment for the commercial environment on one hand and and consolidation based on thinking, learning and gestation. the various infrastructure, administrative and research and innovation to acquire · To ensure a fundamental and common approach human resource management on the other. The professional competencies. for fashion industry in consonance with the inputs on fundamentals of computer science emerging challenges and needs of the industry shall be a part of the Foundation Programme. and the overall vision and goal of NIFT. ·Communications and Liberal Arts core will The · To provide uniform basic knowledge and skill address the essential socio-cultural perceptions competencies generic to the disciplines of and contexts: the evaluation and development. design and technology. Envisioning and inculcating ethical and aesthetic values would lead to understanding and expression of physical, psychological and ergonomic concerns. 13
  14. 14. Fashion Design introduction The Fashion Design programme has been instrumental in bringing about a paradigm shift in design Degree B.Des. perception in India today. It works closely with fashion professionals to help evolve a unique fashion identity universally relevant and acceptable, for a global audience. With this three-pronged Duration 4 years approach, the programme is strengthened with increased relevance to the fashion industry in India and with a mission to create a global identity in design. Centres Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Holistic inputs on generic design with more focused approach towards apparel inculcate the ability Hyderabad, Kangra, to develop and channelise creativity. The curriculum hones design sensitisation, which balances Kolkata, Mumbai, global fashion aesthetics with an Indian soul. It addresses needs of the export market as well as New Delhi, Raebareli, both couture and pret a porter clothing in India, expanding and categorising apparel design into Patna & Shillong niche segments. In tandem with the shifts in the industry where Design has become even more significant, the students are trained to anticipate and address relevant concerns and issues. A logical, sequential, hands-on experience enables students to conceptualise designs, make patterns, Total Seats 330 (30 seats each at drape and construct garments of impeccable quality. Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kangra, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Raebareli, Patna & Shillong)14
  15. 15. department of fashion & apparel content Year 1 Common Foundation Programme in Design Year 2Introduces students to various aspects of Fashion Design education through subjects like Fashion Illustration and Design, Fashion Studies, Elements of Textiles, Surface Development Techniques and History of Costumes. Introduction to Pattern Making and Garment Construction contributes to Integrated Term Project. Year 3 Builds on learning from the previous year with greater departmental specialisation. The focus is on greater exposure to the complexities and nuances of different segments of the Apparel Industry. An industry internship during the year is an invaluable experience for students to interface between design and technicalities of production. Year 4 Focuses on niche specialisations and electives with a focus on Research and Development. The final semester culminates in a Design Collection, where students present their collections in a show. careersThe programme prepares students to pursue careers as Designers, Freelance Design Consultants, Design Managers, Stylists, Exhibition and Visual Display Experts, Forecasting and Fashion Trends Forum Organisers, Costume Designers, Illustrators, Pattern Engineers and Entrepreneurs. 15
  16. 16. Leather Design introduction Degree B.Des. Leather Design caters to the requirements of the leather industry both in terms of goods and apparel. The programme emphasises the integration of design concepts in leather apparel and Duration 4 years products with material knowledge to respond to the requirements of specific target markets. Centres Kolkata & New Delhi Exposure to the industry through field trips, tannery training and industry internship is an important part of the curriculum. The multidisciplinary approach including inputs ranging from Total Seats 60 (30 seats each at market research, material and technical knowledge for product development develops an Kolkata & New Delhi) ability in students to handle different materials for different product types in leather.16
  17. 17. department of fashion & apparel content Year 1 Common Foundation Programme in Design Year 2Focuses on understanding leather and non-leather materials, development of design skills and product realisation concepts. Students will study Fashion Illustration, Pattern Making and Construction, Leather Processing and Surface Techniques, Field Studies, Computer Applications, Retailing and Design Projects in garments and small goods. Year 3Builds on the learning of the previous year with additional focus on understanding of manufacturing processes, leather processing techniques and further applications ofdesign concepts and skills. Advanced Illustration and Technical Drawings, Advanced Pattern Making and Construction, Merchandising & Supply Chain, ProductionSystems and Analysis are the other areas of study. Students also undergo an industry internship for hands-on experience. Year 4 Focus on Research and Development in design with choices in electives. Students will undertake industry sponsored graduation projects in the areas of design and production. careers The programme equips students to pursue a wide range of careers in the LeatherIndustry in the areas of Product Development, Merchandising, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Retail and other areas. The programme also hones entrepreneurial skills enabling students to set up Manufacturing and Export / Domestic Units. 17
  18. 18. Accessory Design introduction specialisations The one of its kind programme in the Personal & Interior Accessories at NIFT New Delhi, Bhopal & Kangra Degree B.Des. country, Accessory Design has a well- Product range: Home Accessories, Luxury Products, Lighting and Lighting defined curriculum for developing Fixtures, Garden Seating, Bathroom & Kitchen Accessories and Utensils, Leisure Duration 4 years integrated expertise in design Accessories, Switches, Door Knobs, Toys and Children Products, Architectural methodology, materials and production Accessories etc. Centres Bengaluru, Bhopal, process, consumer behavior and market Chennai, Gandhinagar, dynamic trends and forecast Corporate & Business Accessories at NIFT Bengaluru Hyderabad, Kangra, interpretations, business practices and Product range: Office Accessories, Restaurant and Hotel Accessories, Perfume New Delhi, Raebareli project management in the field of fashion Packaging, Open Office Systems and Computer Furniture, Filing Systems, Cell- and lifestyle accessories. A strong industry Phones, Watches and Time pieces, Eye-wears, Cosmetic Knits, I-Pods and CD & Shillong orientation is reflected in its credo ‘Design Holders, Souvenirs, Trophies and Medals, Visual Merchandising for retail for Business’ with the most successful business environments. Total Seats 270 (30 seats each at industry education interface in student Bengaluru, Bhopal, learning. Footwear & Leather Goods at NIFT Chennai Chennai, Gandhinagar, Product range: Sports and Formal Footwear, Luxury and Fashion Bags, Travel The programme has gradually evolved to Accessories and Luggage Bags, Small Personal Goods like Wallets, Pouches, Key Hyderabad, Kangra, address the entire spectrum of accessories Holders and Card Holders, Fashion Gloves, Hats, Belts etc. using a range of New Delhi, Raebareli and lifestyle products, precious and materials such as leather, micro-fibers, PVC, Lycra mixed fabrics etc. & Shillong costume jewellery, leather goods, footwear, watches, giftware, tableware, Jewellery & Precious Products at NIFT Gandhinagar silverware, crystal ware/office furniture, Product range: Precious and Costume Jewellery, Silverware, Giftware using handicrafts, consumer interface design Precious Metals and Stones. and retail environment design. Interior Products & Handcrafted Accessories at NIFT Hyderabad & Shillong Each NIFT centre is expected to provide Product range: Home, Kitchen, Bar & Bathroom Accessories, Office Accessories, national leadership in the area of its Packaging Solutions including Handicrafts using materials like glass, wood, specialisation. This will enhance the leather, ceramic, natural fibres and mixed media etc. (Based on specific Indian intensity and the depth of each category of traditional craft techniques) specialisation and will address design, management, marketing and Home & Fashion Accessories at NIFT Raebareli technological issues, within specific Product range: Luxury Products for Home in Personal and Interactive Spaces product category. using rich materials and techniques; Fashion Accessories enhancing the body using new age materials, Costume Accessorisation for Performing Arts, Theatre, Cinema etc.18
  19. 19. department of fashion & lifestyle accessories content Year 1 Common Foundation Programme in Design Year 2 Orientation to programme specialisation familiarity, appreciation and insight ofvarious accessory types. Development of skills and basic understanding of materials and processes, construction principles, anthropometrics, principles of sizes and proportions, with broad orientation to socio-cultural and historical context of the sector. Orientation to Indian as well as global in the context of fashion, trends, consumers and market. Application of learning through basic design projects. Year 3 Development of core competence and knowledge through research and applied experiences. Capability to develop realistic design approach within limited constraints inherent in accessory products. Ability to evolve strategy of design, which integrates technical complexities and fashion influences. Ability to generate systems thinking towards range development and design collection in relation to fashion identity and prevailing fashion trends. Develop competence in handling marketing and retail environment, product merchandising, and consumer interface issues within design context, integrating finer aspects of technology, materials and processes as well as various levels of production from precision oriented to vendor based manufacturing. Year 4 Consolidation and real life application of holistic professional competence. Professional capabilities and values to realise and execute design development projects within a business context. Develop broad based approach towards specific design capability and application to multi-product and multi-materials in areas of fashion accessories and lifestyle products. Develop capabilities to induce design perspective and potential in the industry mindset. Comprehensive application and demonstration of professional competence for integrating design in business. careers The programme prepares students for careers as Designers, Brand Managers, Visual Merchandisers, Product Managers and Entrepreneurs in the broad areas of precious and costume jewellery, leather goods, giftware, tableware, watches, footwear, handicrafts and lifestyle products within the specialisation offered at different centres. 19
  20. 20. Textile Design introduction Textile Design forms the core of the whole business of fashion. The rapidly Degree B.Des. expanding activities in the export and domestic sectors of the Indian apparel and Duration 4 years home fashion industry demands professional inputs in design and development Centres Bengaluru, Bhopal of textiles and raw material, which is responsible for 60-80% of the cost of the Chennai, Gandhinagar, product. Textile Design today is that strategic value adding activity that can make Hyderabad, Kangra, all the difference in transforming a fashion business into an economically viable Kannur, Mumbai, and profitable proposition. New Delhi & Raebareli Total Seats 300 (30 seats each at Bengaluru, Bhopal Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kangra, Kannur, Mumbai, New Delhi & Raebareli)20
  21. 21. department of fashion & textiles content Year 1 Common Foundation Programme in Design Year 2Focuses on introduction to textile terminology namely, weaving, printing, embroidery and dyeing. It will also lay emphasis on fundamentals of graphic softwares and its usage for image creation. Field visits and internship with textile mills, printing units and other processing houses will be an important part of the curriculum. Year 3 Strengthens the knowledge base of students, imparting design, technical, marketing and communication skills. Areas of study are Dyeing, Printing & Finishing, Quality Analysis & Assurance, CAD & Weave Design, Print Design and Marketing &Merchandising. The students will also undertake a Craft Survey and Documentation to be exposed to a craft environment. Year 4Students will undertake a number of elective subjects to fine tune their understandingof the industry and also an independent research based project. In the final semester, students will undertake a Graduation Project with an industrial client, export house, designer or a NGO. During this period the students will be required to work on the brief given by the sponsor. The programme will culminate into a Graduate Show. careers The programme prepares students for a wide range of careers in textile mills and export houses, with fashion designers, design studios, mills, buying houses,handloom cooperatives and buying agencies as Design or Fabric Managers, or work independently as Designers or Entrepreneurs. 21
  22. 22. Knitwear Design introduction Degree B.Des. The Knitwear Design programme is the synthesis of Design and related Technology. The four year Bachelor programme is structured keeping in view the Duration 4 years requirements of the knitting industry in India and abroad. Students are exposed to deal with challenges of circular knitting, flat bed knitting and hand knitting for the Centres Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, domestic and global market. An industry sponsored 22 weeks Graduation Project, Mumbai & New Delhi in the final semester provides a challenging platform to extend and apply the academic learning into a professional mindset. Total Seats 180 (30 seats each at Bengaluru, Chennai, The main areas of study are Fashion Studies, Fashion Art and Illustration, Pattern Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai & New Delhi) making and Grading, Garment Construction, Surface Techniques, Knitting Technology (Circular and Flat Bed), Advanced Knitting Technology, Computerized Flat Knitting, Design Process, Product Development, Apparel Production, Fashion Marketing & Merchandising, Craft Research & Documentation, Industry Internship, Final Graduation Project/Design Collection.22
  23. 23. department of fashion & textiles content Year 1 Common Foundation Programme in Design Year 2 Students will be introduced to Fashion Art & Illustration, Basic Weaving & Hand Knitting. Textile Science, Processing & Knitting Technology. They will also get inputs in Computer Aided Design & Presentation, Traditional Textiles, Pattern Making & Construction, Surface Techniques and Product Development Project. The second year will culminate into an industry internship. Year 3Students will get further inputs in Fashion Art & Illustration, Pattern Making, Draping & Construction, Computerised Knitting, Digital Portfolio, Product Realisation,Merchandising & Marketing and Advanced Knitting Technology. The students will also undertake a Craft Survey and Documentation Project along with other design projects. Year 4 Students will undertake a number of elective subjects to fine tune their understanding of the industry and also an independent research based project. In the final semester, students will undertake a Graduation Project with an industrial client, export house,designer or a NGO. During this period the students will be required to work on the brief given by the sponsor. The programme will culminate into a Graduate Show/ Design Collection. careers The Knitwear Design curriculum prepares students to undertake jobs as Academicians, Entrepreneurs, Knitwear Designers, Product Developers, Merchandisers, Fashion Writers, Managers, Stylists, in various export houses, buying houses, retail brands, designer labels and craft sector. 23
  24. 24. Fashion Communication introduction Degree B.Des. Today, the success of a brand is marked and understood largely through its uniqueness in identity. With a multitude of pret and luxury brands mushrooming in the Indian retail scenario, it has become Duration 4 years essential for each one of ‘them’ to develop a unique brand identity for maximum impact in the domain of Fashion and Lifestyle. Thus, ‘Fashion Communication’ forms the core of the whole Centres Bengaluru, Hyderabad, business of Fashion. One of the newest and most exciting avenues in the Industry, Fashion Kangra, Mumbai & Communication encompasses integrated course study relating with areas such as Graphic Design, Fashion Journalism, Visual Merchandising, Styling and Photography, Advertising, Public Relations New Delhi and Space Design. Total Seats 150 (30 seats each at Thus, at the exit level equipped with an intensive skill, knowledge and concept base, Fashion Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Communication students emerge as dynamic professionals qualified to offer the most effective and Kangra, Mumbai & financially viable communication solutions for the fashion and lifestyle industry. New Delhi) Internship, Diploma Projects, Industry Projects, Juries, Integrated Term Projects, Guest Faculty, Eminent Speakers and Placements are a few of the avenues through which student interact with the industry. Some of the notable industry experts, professionals and organisations that have been associated with Fashion Communication Department include Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Anshu Arora Sen, FTV, MTV, Times of India, Hindustan Times, Couture Asia, Images, Pantaloon, Shoppers Stop, FDCI, Lopez Design, Vivek Sahni Designs, Ilum Designs, Good Relations, ITC Wills, IMG, Lintas, Ogilvy & Mather, JWT, Percept, Levis, Verve, Kimaya, Madura Garments, Steve & Berry, Bombay Dyeing, Beautiful People, Marks & Spencer, Christian Dior, Lifestyle, United Colors of Benetton, Liberty, Freelook, Marie Claire, Asian Age, Femina, NDTV, Times Now, Headlines Today, Perfect Relations, Wizcraft, Encompass Events, Vogue, Creative Crest, Tanishq, Reliance, Future Group, Lemon Design, Elephant Design, INTACH, Dastakari Haat Samiti among others.24
  25. 25. department of fashion communication content Year 1 Common Foundation Programme in Design Year 2 Students will receive inputs in the fundamentals of communication and design through courses that employ the pedagogical tools of theory, exploration andapplication. Spread over two semesters, the process of introduction and orientation to communication design is addressed through subjects like Fashion Studies,History and Philosophy of Design, Communication Concepts & Processes, Writing Skills, Consumer Behaviour in Fashion, Computer Application, Graphic Design, Visual Merchandising, Photography, Design Methodology and Integrated Term Project. Year 3The third year delves deeper into the core discipline areas with greater emphasis on creatives. In the fifth and sixth semesters, the approach evolves from cognition to problem solving. Subjects like Visual Merchandising, Graphic Design, Styling and Photography, and Fashion Journalism are studied in more detail, with emphasis on project work. After the fifth semester, students explore craft clusters in the interior states of India to understand the richness and the needs of the craft sector: Communication Design solutions are proposed for promotion and upliftment of thecrafts. At the end of sixth semester, students go to the industry to take up Internship projects, so as to understand the actual industry environment and also apply their learning. Year 4 The students will develop a deeper understanding of their area of specialisation through further research, contextual studies, seminars and design projects. careers Fashion Communication is a specialised programme that enables students to acquire communication skills pertinent to the Fashion and Lifestyle Industry. Five exit levels are envisaged overall: Graphic Design, Visual Merchandising and Retail Space Design, Styling and Photography, Fashion Journalism, PR/Events & Fashion Advertising. 25
  26. 26. Apparel Production introduction Degree B.FTech. The four year Bachelor programme is designed to train students in the core apparel manufacturing technology. With emphasis on best practices in Apparel Manufacturing coupled with understanding Duration 4 years and application of Information Technology, the programme prepares professionals who are capable Centres Bengaluru, Chennai, to significantly contribute to the fashion technology domain of the industry. Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, The programme imparts practical knowledge pertaining to apparel manufacturing technology. The Mumbai & New Delhi students learn about equipment and processes through hands-on training in laboratory, classroom sessions and industry exposure. The information technology input helps students to appreciate, Total Seats 270 (30 seats each at Bengaluru, Chennai, evaluate and apply information and communication technology in apparel manufacturing. Through Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, the four years of intensive learning the Fashion Technology students develop capability to offer Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, tactical solutions. Mumbai & New Delhi)26
  27. 27. department of fashion technology content Year 1The first year is geared to make students aware of theories, concepts and processes, build a foundation that synergises design, management and technology for fashion industry. Year 2Basic skills are imparted to understand fabric properties, manufacturing process and machinery, statistical tools, software related to apparel industry, pattern making andconstruction of garments. At the end of the fourth semester students go to the textile industry for two weeks internship. Year 3 The third year prepares students to comprehensively understand processingtechniques, develop skills in production planning and control, management of trade, skills to construct specialised garments, supply chain and IT applications. Tocomprehend the theoretical inputs given in the classrooms, students undertake eight weeks internship in apparel manufacturing unit after the sixth semester. Year 4 The final year equips students to handle decision-making oriented subjects with anopportunity to choose from a wide range of elective inputs including Advanced Java,E-Commerce, Project Management, Ergonomics etc. The departmental and common elective subjects provide an opportunity to students to further explore their areas of interest and help them appreciate interdisciplinary challenges. The programme culminates with students submitting an in-depth research project undertaken in various areas. careers The programme equips students to pursue wide range of careers in Production, Quality Assurance, Garment Technology, Industrial Engineering, Product Development, Sourcing, Project Analysis, System Analysis, Software Development, Intranet Administration, Internet Programming, Database Application and Network Management. 27
  28. 28. Design Space introduction The objective of ‘Design Space’ is to create a new avenue for professionals for higher education. Degree M.Des. The programme will have across discipline students who are able to work beyond boundaries and Duration 2 years bring together their skills and ideas in new exciting ways in the fashion industry. Students would draw on each other’s diverse professional background and provide a critical approach to solution of Centres Mumbai & New Delhi future problems; as well as provide design innovations and inventions for the growing fashion Total Seats 60 (30 seats each at industry. The multidisciplinary programme of design would encourage design thinking and would Mumbai & New Delhi) give a wider perspective and a broader perception to the thoughts and ideas of tomorrow. The programme will provide an opportunity to choose design specialisations for research as major and minor subject areas. A research environment provided here would give a much-needed platform for answering questions, which may arise twenty years hence. Foreign Direct Investment has opened all boundaries and it is now our top most agenda to capture it all. More and more industry professionals are required to hold key positions at higher level. So keeping in mind the requirements of tomorrow and forthcoming years, where need for top level executives is more, a master programme is designed for the growing fashion space. The word ‘Space’ is being used to define the broad professional environment and opportunities created in the areas of Fashion, Textile and Communication Design.28
  29. 29. department of design space content YEAR 1 Semester I: Contextual Studies: To provide a common platform of Fashion to all the students with varied backgrounds. Introduction to Design Space (in context of fashion) Design Methods I Sociology, Psychology & Ethics in Fashion Language of Design & Fashion Fashion & Law - IPR Principles & Methods of Design Research I Industry Exposure Semester II: Creative & Technical Development: Improve technical, practical, analytical skills through specialisation. Design Methods II Trends & Forecasting Principles & Methods of Design Research II Introduction to Specialisations (in chosen design area) Project I (in chosen design specialisation) Innovation in Fashion Professional Communication YEAR 2 Semester III: Design Research, Development & Projects in specialisations Industry Internship (Between Semester I & II) Design Methods III Research, Development & Design Future in Fashion (Project - II) in design specialisation Product Development (Project - III) in design specialisation Seminars / Conferences Academic Contribution Project Planning Semester IV: Graduation Project - Research, Product Realisation and Dissertation careers The graduates from this programme would become innovators in the field of fashion and textiles as well as communication design, holding key positions in large fashion and corporate houses. The employment opportunities also include Trend Predicting and Forecasting, Fashion Styling, Design and Management of Fashion Brands etc. The graduates will be able to make contributions in Research and Development through their work in Government and private agencies. They can also become Scholars andcontribute to the teaching community, or find themselves placed as Entrepreneurs running their own studios. 29
  30. 30. Fashion Management introduction programme structure The objective of the two year Master Programme in Semester I Degree M.F.M. l Principles of Fashion Marketing, Merchandising & ‘Fashion Management’ (erstwhile AMM) that started Management & Retailing Duration 2 years in 1987 is to develop managerial talents in the field l Product & Manufacturing related Knowledge: Basic Design, Fabric, Patterns, Garment Manufacturing etc. Centres Bengaluru, Chennai, of fashion marketing, merchandising and retailing l Economic Analysis Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, best suited to the requirements of the garment export l Information Technology Kolkata, Mumbai, and fashion retail sectors. Students undergo rigorous l Research Project Minor New Delhi & Patna education in buying, merchandising (retail and Total Seats 240 (30 seats each at export), retail operations, advertising, forecasting, Semester II l Marketing Research & Consumer Behaviour Bengaluru, Chennai, international marketing, international trade practices l Statistics and Statistical Software Applications Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, and project formulation. They are exposed to l Textiles & Apparel Product Market Characteristics Global Kolkata, Mumbai, l Merchandising & Advanced Export Merchandising Retail creative merchandising/marketing, innovative Operations Research New Delhi & Patna) l fashion management practices, direction of fashion l Management Accounting l Intellectual Property Rights trends and business practices through field l Information System visits and industry internships. They have the right blend of hard and soft skills and possess the right Semester III attitude to enter the middle management of any l Marketing Strategies & Brand Management growing organisation. l International Marketing l Fashion Forecasting & Product Development l Financial Management & International Finance l Resource Management Human l Chain Management & E-Business Supply l Customer Relationship Management l Merchandising Visual l Fashion Buying & Sourcing l Fashion & Lifestyle Products Appreciation l & Distribution Management Sales l Entrepreneurship Management in Fashion Technology Semester IV l Graduation Research Project30
  31. 31. department of fashion management studies content Year 1 In the first year, the programme introduces concepts and principles of marketing,retailing, merchandising and management with a focus on fashion business. Product related knowledge and marketing and merchandising skills are the thrust areas. Towards the end of the year the students are exposed to the dynamics of an organisation through an eight week fashion industry internship and training programme with an organisation engaged in either manufacturing, sourcing, marketing or consulting activity with their Merchandising, Marketing, Sales and Distribution, Supply Chain or other related departments, which enables the students to integrate classroom learning with practical experience. Year 2 In the second year, the emphasis is on application of knowledge and skills acquired in the first year. As part of the curriculum, the students carry out sectoral studies and involve themselves in rural development social responsibility projects.They undertake company sponsored graduation research project with an organisation of their choice to integrate the learning of previous semesters. careers The programme offers a solid platform for those wishing to pursue careers in International Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Brand Management, Retail Buying and Global Sourcing, Product Development, Retail Management, VisualMerchandising, Export Merchandising, Management Consulting, Fashion Education, Retail Technology, Supply Chain, Customer Relationship, Advertising etc. 31