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national institute of fashion technology
National Institute of Fashion Technology

A Centre of Excellence and Innovation

in Fashion Technology

Our website address is: www.niftindia.com

© 2006. National Institute of Fashion Technology January 27, 2006

genesis
Genesis

With the objective of proactively catalysing the growth of fashion business, the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, established NIFT as an autonomous society in 1986 at New Delhi, in technical collaboration with FIT, New York and with partial UNDP funding.

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network
Network

In response to escalating demand for trained professionals in the industry, the Ministry of Textiles with the support of the State Governments expanded the institute to a network of professionally managed Centres at New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai during the years 1995-97.

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Management Structure

CHAIRMAN

BPFC

BOG

(Secretary, M/O

Textiles)

AAC

DIRECTOR GENERAL

Proposed Structure under the Bill (Clause 11)

Chairperson

BOG

of the B

oard

DG

-

NIFT

Any other Authority to

Senate

Chairperson

be declared under the

of Senate

Statutes

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DIRECTOR GENERAL

CENTRE DIRECTORS

SLAC

HEAD OFFICE

Centre Level

Ad

visory &

ACADEMIC

Consultative

ACADEMICS

DEPT.

Central

CENTRAL

Committees

-

Centre

-

Advisory &

Dean (A)

ACADEMIC

Coordinator#

Consultative

STANDARDS

-

Head (AA)

Resource Centre

-

Faculty

Committees

-

Chairpersons*

COMMITTEE

Coordinators##

-

Head of Units**

Computer Centre

LOCAL

ASC

-

Establishment

-

Admissions

Executive

-

Administration

-

Finance

Council

-

Accounts

-

Building &

Infrastructure

Organisational Structure

*

Chairpersons of AMIT, F&A, F&LA, F&T, FC, FMS, FP

** Head of Units of IIA, IC, CFTR, PGDFF, MDP/EDP, FOTD,

# Centre Coordinators o

f AMIT (PG), DAT

-

PG(IT), F&A, F&LA, F&T, FC, FMS, FP

##Coordinators of RIC, CIC, EAC & SDAC

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vision
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.

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thought leadership
Thought leadership
  • NIFT has been instrumental in bringing about a paradigm shift in the perception of Fashion in India and integrating it with every aspect of lifestyle Industry like fabric, garments, craft products, accessories and media
  • NIFT has contributed significantly in envisioning professional fashion education responsive to the needs of the Industry and the craft sector .
  • It has evolved structures, systems and processes in the field of Fashion Technology education, through learnings from international best practices.

This has all been possible due to the autonomy enjoyed by NIFT in curriculum design and revision, faculty recruitment, craft & industry interface and multidisciplinary approach.

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Holistic Education Experience

Internationally Benchmarked Curriculum

  • Research & Development
  • Industry Linkages
  • International Linkages
  • Concern for Social & Human Values
  • Student Development Activities

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unique curriculum
Unique Curriculum
  • Education at NIFT is contextual and integrative across design, technology, marketing and communication, making forays into specialized areas offered as electives .
  • Fashion education at NIFT encompasses both creativity and functionality.
  • Incorporates polarities of the fashion spectrum ranging from concept to marketing, fibre to product, high fashion to mass production and from the organized industry to the craft sector.
  • NIFT follows a blend of pedagogical tools encompassing learning by doing, field studies, case study methods, participative discussions, demonstrations and lectures.
  • NIFT has evolved a frame work of evaluation that achieves a fine balance between objectivity and qualitative evaluation.

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academic restructuring
Academic Restructuring
  • In the year 2003, NIFT in its quest for International benchmarking, NIFT restructured the course curriculum.
  • Foundation Programme was introduced to bring in synergy between Design, Management & Technology inputs and specializations aligned with emerging opportunities.
  • Industry projects, internships and hands-on field/ craft experience are integrated with the curriculum.
  • An evaluation framework that achieves a fine balance between objectivity and qualitative evaluation.

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4 year undergraduate programmes
4 Year Undergraduate Programmes
  • DESIGN
    • Fashion and Apparel
    • Fashion and Textiles
    • Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories
    • Fashion Communication
  • TECHNOLOGY
    • Apparel Manufacturing & Information Technology

2 Year Post-Graduate Programmes

  • MANAGEMENT
  • TECHNOLOGY

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ug programme
UG Programme

Year 4

Elective / Research Projects / Final Collection

Twinning/ Industry Internship

  • FD
  • Leather
  • TDD
  • Knitwear

Year3

Centre Wise Specialisation

  • Possible Specialisation
  • AM
  • IT

Craft & Industry Internship

Year2

Fashion &

Textiles

Fashion &

Apparel

Fashion & Lifestyle

Accessories

Apparel Manuf.

& Info. Tech

Fashion

Communication

Year1

Foundation Course

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PG Programme

Final Research Project

Semester 4

Core courses and Electives

Fashion Industry market

survey (FIMS)

Research Based core

courses & Electives

PG (Technology) PG (Management)

Semester 3

Twinning / Industry Internship

Semester 2

Core courses and Electives

For specialization

Core Courses and

electives for specialization

Introductory Core Courses,

skill based course & Winter

Internship

Introductory Core &

Modular courses

Semester 1

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Student Strength

  • Around 1200 students are admitted annually in professional education programmes at NIFT.
  • NIFT has near 100% placement record for its professional education programmes.
  • 5487 students have graduated from NIFT who are today working as leading professionals in various segments of the lifestyle fashion industry like textile, garment, made-ups, accessories, crafts and media

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intellectual capital
Intellectual Capital
  • A pool of qualified, committed and dedicated faculty drawn from diverse backgrounds like art, design, international trade, manufacturing technology and crafts with rich hands on experience.
  • Trained at leading design and fashion schools of international repute like Fashion Institute of Technology, New York; Royal Melbourne Institute of Textiles, Australia; Nottingham Trent University and London College of Fashion, UK.

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Intellectual Capital
  • Continuous up gradation of knowledge and skills through research and industry interaction.
  • NIFT encourages faculty to undertake research and many are pursuing doctoral research.
  • Over 100 research papers have been published in leading journals and presented at international and national forums.
  • NIFT faculty have also authored books in specialised areas like productivity, quality assurance , Indian costumes and marketing management.

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research at nift
Research at NIFT

Research and development, a crucial aspect of growth of any industry, is actively encouraged at NIFT.

  • Exploratory & Observational research has generated a valuable resource of over 200 research documents on Indian craft heritage.

2. Experimental and /or analytical researchhave led to over 777 research projects leading to an unparalleled knowledge base about the industry.

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internationally recognised publications based on research at nift
Internationally recognised publications based on research at NIFT
  • ‘Managing productivity in the Apparel Industry’ by

Prof. Rajesh Bheda, CBS Publishers

  • ‘Managing Quality in the Apparel Industry’ by

Mr. P. V. Mehta & Prof. S. K. Bhardwaj, New Age Publishers

  • ‘Effective Export Marketing of Apparel to the US, EU and Japan’ by Dr. D. O. Koshy, Global Business Press
  • World Gold Council Trend Book by Accessory Design Dept Faculty
  • ‘Costumes ,Textiles & Jewellery of India - Traditions in Rajasthan’ by Dr. Vandana Bhandari, Prakash Books

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industry linkages
Industry linkages

Education programmes at NIFT are extensively integrated

with the fashion industry through:

  • Curriculum development and delivery by industry experts
  • Classroom projects
  • Mentorships and evaluation juries
  • Internships and graduation projects
  • Placements and training

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global linkages
Global Linkages
  • International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI)

NIFT is the Founding Chairperson of IFFTI which is a consortia of 32 leading fashion schools of the world. IFFTI provides a platform for collaborating on international best practices in fashion education

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Global Linkages

Twinning opportunities for students have been formalised with twelve international fashion schools in USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Japan, France and Holland.

1)Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

2)Hogskolan Boras (University College of Boras, Sweden)

3)Birmingham Institute of Arts & Design, Birmingham, UK

4)University of Leeds, UK

5)De Mont Fort University, UK

6)University of Arts, London (London College of Fashion)

7)Domus Academy, Italy

8)NABA, Italy

9)The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), USA

10)istituto superiore di design, Italy

11)Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam

12)Nottingham Trent University, UK

13)University of Ulster, UK

14)University of Johannesburg, South Africa

15)Instituto Europeo di Design, Milan Italy

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craft cluster development initiative

Concern for social and human values

CRAFT CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
  • NIFT introduced craft documentation to sensitize design students in regional craft traditions of India in 1990.
  • It sparked off the imagination and creativity of the students leading to a greater urge to meaningfully contribute to the sector.
  • Realizing this as a mutually beneficial activity with immense potential to mainstream craft as India’s USP, NIFT planned a holistic intervention in the craft sector.

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Paradigm of rural development

DESIGN

MANAGEMENT

A HOLISTIC INTERVENTION

TECHNOLOGY

DESIGN LAB.

CREATING CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTS

HARNESSING MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

BUSINESS MODEL LINKED TO STUDENT CURRICULUM

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Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

  • NIFT has pioneered IPR education in all streams of fashion technology in India at both UG and PG levels.
  • Seminars and workshops have been conducted with WIPO.
  • An Intellectual Property Cell has been set up in NIFT.
  • To protect India’s traditional handicrafts, registration of crafts under Geographical Indications Act has been initiated in collaboration with DC, Handicrafts.
  • The coverage includes 28 states, including 8 north-eastern states.

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student development
Student Development
  • Co-curricular activities facilitate well rounded development of students and interaction with other institutes through various activities initiated through Students Clubs:
    • Social & Environment Club
    • Literary Club
    • Sports & Adventure Club
    • Cultural Club
  • Fashion Spectrum

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student support
Student Support
  • Around 200 deserving students are supported annually by NIFT with scholarships, grants etc on need cum merit basis, apart from State Scholarships.
  • In the year 2004-05, approximately Rs 58 lakhs was released from the General fund of NIFT for this purpose.
  • A Student Employment Programme has been designed to engage students on a part-time basis.
  • NIFT also facilitates provision of education loans to students by nationalized banks.

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International Awards.

  • International Design contest, 21(4) UNESCO, Paris
  • Makuhari Grand Prix, Japan
  • 9Th WFC International GIFU Competition, Japan
  • Singapore Fashion Week
  • Mittlemoda Design Competition, Italy
  • Its #3 International Design competition, Italy
  • Smirnoff International Fashion Awards
  • Alta Roma, Italy
  • PID Design Competition, Korea
  • Freshtex’05, Germany
  • IFFTI International Fashion Illustration Contest, Japan

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nift alumni
NIFT Alumni
  • NIFT Alumni are the change agents instrumental in shaping future of fashion business in India and abroad
  • Some of the who’s who of the Indian fashion industry are NIFTians

Entrepreneurs:

Rohit Bal

Ashish Soni

Ritu Beri

JJ Vallaya

Manish Arora

Pratap

Sabyasachi

Country Heads:

Sudershan Chakroborty, Adidas, Indonesia.

Shammy Jacob, Nike Netherlands

Nikhil Mohan , Blackberry’s India

Anup Nautiyal , H & M International

© 2006. National Institute of Fashion Technology January 27, 2006