The four year Bachelor programme is multidisciplinary, technological in character and is designed to meet the requirements of ever emerging challenges of the apparel industry. This programme has been designed, keeping in mind the core apparel manufacturing technology, with emphasis on best practices in Apparel Manufacturing. The programme prepares professionals who can significantly contribute to the fashion technology domain of the apparel industry.
The industry responsive course curriculum, state-of-the-art infrastructure, practical insights in real world through constant interaction with apparel industry alongwith experienced faculty helps the department to stay competitive and maintain the long standing tradition of providing highly trained personnel in garment manufacturing setups.
The first Foundation year the emphasis is on the understanding of the fundamentals & concepts of Design, Management & Technology for Fashion Industry. This creates a ?rm foundation for the students to understand the fast changing multidimensional fashion industry.
The second year lays the foundation for the specialization of apparel technology subjects like understanding the raw materials through the working of the machine fundamental to apparel manufacturing. Introduction to statistical tools and softwares related to the apparel industry. The students also get hands on experience of how to transform the raw material from 2D to 3D through pattern making and garment construction.
The third year progresses from basics to a more complex and diverse subjects to impart the knowledge in production planning, operations management, quality management, fashion merchandising, costing and work study. The subjects of pattern making and garment construction move from basic garments to specialized products. The departmental electives offered in diverse and contemporary topics like Sustainable Production and IT applications give the required edge to the students. The understanding and comprehension of the textile fabric as raw material is enhanced with a four week textile internship during the 3rd year.
The ?nal year equips students to not only learn through an intensive 14 week apparel internship but also introduces them to application based subjects like Plant layout, Ergonomics, Lean Manufacturing, Product Analysis and Development, Apparel CAD and Grading. The students learn about how to put their learning into action by undertaking a research based project in the ?nal semester. Working on the real live projects and the implementation of their project gives them a comprehensive learning experience thus preparing them for their careers as apparel professionals. During the 3rd and 4th year, NIFT also offers a chance for the students to undertake twinning programs for a semester with fashion universities abroad and thus get a global exposure.
The programme equips students to pursue wide range of careers in areas of garment Production, Quality Assurance, Garment Fit, Industrial Engineering, Product Development, Sourcing, Project Analysis, Production Planning, Entrepreneur, Human Resource Management, System Analysis, Software Application and Merchandising (retail and export).
Levi Strauss; Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd; NSL Pvt Ltd; Amabattur Clothing Company; AYN Accessories (Hong Kong);Bombay Rayon Fashions Ltd.; Celebrity Fashions ; Color Plus; Reliance Retail ; Reliance Trends; Gokaldas Exports; ITC LRBD; Inditex; Decathlon ; Laguna Clothing; L T Karle; Madura Garments; Pantaloon ;Taffles ; Texport Overseas; Third Eyesight ;Komal Tex Fab ;Modern Denim ;Orient Craft; Arvind Mills;Scotts Apparels Group; Neeti Clothing; Matrix Clothing ;Rajesh Bheda Consulting; Pokarna Group, Gini & Jony, Integra Apparels, Taffeles, ColorPlus, Celebrity Fashions, Amabattur Clothing Company, Texport Syndicate, Gokaldas Exports, etc.