Established in 1974 Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd is India’s largest apparel manufacturer and exporter. Shahi operates 65 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities across 9 Indian states with a diverse workforce of over 100,000 people. Shahi is known globally for their vertically integrated operations, diversified product range, and a strong commitment to ethical operations and environmental sustainability.
The fashion technology courses of NIFT are among the first of their kind in the country. NIFT recently revamped its curriculum to include the disruptive technologies which have evolved at rapid pace, and are making their impact in many sectors including apparel and fashion.
On 4th June 2019, Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd signed MoU with NIFT to establish Chair in Department of Fashion Technology (DFT), NIFT, New Delhi in the area of Apparel Industry 4.0.
The key objective of the collaboration is to promote excellence and leadership in teaching, research and development in the area of Apparel Manufacturing Technology and to facilitate wider and deeper interaction between Shahi and NIFT faculty and students.
The Chair in DFT, NIFT shall develop and execute a high impact research agenda, develop multi-investigator programs and multi-disciplinary laboratories and innovative training programs and curricula, fostering collaboration across the industry and academia.
This collaboration will act as a meeting point between industry and institutions for discussion and debate for generating innovative ideas/ initiatives for conducting advanced research in the area of apparel manufacturing.
The other activities of the Chair will be -Scholarship to students for carrying out cross-disciplinary research, industry survey and benchmarking studies, execute high quality fundamental research, create intellectual property and spread new knowledge, provide Fellowship to Doctoral Research scholar working in the area of Apparel Industry 4.0.