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NIFT Placement Cell facilitates on campus placements for graduation students of NIFT to enable them to start their careers in challenging positions. Leading national and international apparel companies vie with each other to recruit NIFT professionals. The star employers of NIFT professionals in the past from domestic companies have been United Colours of Benetton, Provogue, Weekender, Schullers, Urban yoga, Be::, Van Huesan, Louis Phillip, Spykar jeans, Lacoste, Gap, eSpree, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Park Avenue and Parks, Excalibur, Wills Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Shopper's Stop, Pantaloons, Tommy Hilfiger, Triburg, etc. have been regularly offering key decision making positions to our graduating students.
Placement 2012 organized in January 2012 at NIFT Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore reflects the growing confidence of the industry in NIFT graduates. About 200 companies participated in the placement and nearly 600 students were placed in 12 days.
The portfolios of the companies attending placements have expanded substantially with diverse segments of industry like large retailers, brand marketers, manufacturers, consultancy organizations, textile mills, home furnishing companies, design BPO's, technology solution providers, and large apparel manufacturing companies along with international brands visiting the campus absorb the Institute's talented graduates to meet their specialized needs.
Most of the Design and Technology students were placed with Manufacturer-Exporters. The Fashion Management graduates were primarily placed with the Retailer and Brand Owners.
The salary packages offered in Placement is as given below

(Rs. Lakhs / annum)

International Companies
Indian Companies

Average Salaries (Stream-wise) (Rs. Lakhs / annum)

M. F. Tech ( Apparel Production)   4.28
M. F. Tech ( Management)   3.42
B. F. Tech (Apparel Production)   2.74
B. F. Tech (Design)   3.14

Average Salaries (Sector-wise) (Rs. Lakhs / annum)

Foreign Companies
(mainly Middle East)

6.6-7.2 + shared accommodation, once
a year air fare to and fro and allowances

Indian Brands & Retailers   3.13 ++
Indian Sourcing and Buying Companies   3.54
Indian Consulting Companies   2.07 ++
Indian Designer Houses   2.00
Indian Exporters / Manufacturers
  2.64 ++

(++ other benefits like medical, transportation, shared accommodation, etc.)

Mr. Sandip Kumar Samanta
Associate Professor, Textile Design
& Regional Industry Coordinator