National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It has emerged as the premier Institute of Design, Management and Technology, developing professionals for taking up leadership positions in fashion business in the emerging global scenario. NIFT has been granted statutory status under the act of Parliament of India in 2006, empowering the Institute to award degrees and other academic distinctions.
The Institute is a pioneer in envisioning and evolving fashion business education in the country through a network of fifteen professionally managed domestic centres at Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Raebareli and Shillong.
NIFT has set academic standards and excelled in thought leadership by providing a pool of creative genius and technically competent professionals. The Institute provides a common platform for fashion education, research and training.
The curriculum at NIFT allows students to easily blend into a global network, as well as acquire a greater appreciation of local industry trends. The multidisciplinary and broad-based structure aims at an all-round development of students. Deriving from the changing paradigms of industry and commerce, its content as well as the methodology is constantly reviewed by academia and industry experts.
NIFT offers four-year bachelor and two-year master programmes in the areas of Design, Management and Technology.
Teaching at the Institute incorporates a cohesive, contextual and nurturing environment for learning. The emphasis is on self-motivated learning by using information, experience and practice. The teaching methodology aims at using the inputs from core functional areas to inter-disciplinary issues and problem solving. Students undertake classroom and workshop assignments, conduct field observations, make presentations and participate in group discussions and seminars and are encouraged to develop industry linkages.
Continuous evaluation and assessment is undertaken throughout the semester by way of assignments, projects, internships and presentations. Juries comprising academicians and industry professionals assess students’ work and capabilities. The aim is to closely monitor students’ evolution as competent professionals and provide critical feedback to students on their performance and development.
Important Academic Activities
Craft Survey and Documentation: As part of the Craft Cluster initiative of NIFT, students undertake field visits to closely interact and work with craftsmen to add value to their products.
Educational Visits: Students frequently visit industrial units to integrate theory with practice. They also visit museums, art galleries, exhibitions, and trade fairs to keep abreast with latest fashion trends.
Industry Internship: Students intern for six to eight weeks to understand the structural and functional constituents of the industry. During the internship, students learn to adapt to real industry situations and are assigned practical projects, which equip them for decision-making in a realistic environment. The internship also helps strengthen the relationship between industry and students.
Design Collection/Diploma Project: The graduation project undertaken by students encapsulates the various skills imbibed during the course of study. The industry-sponsored project provides a challenging platform for students to extend and demonstrate academic learning.
NIFT’s prime objective has been to spawn a critical mass of highly competent technical professionals in the area of Fashion Design, Technology and Management capable of providing leadership to the Indian Fashion industry, to enable it to compete better in the global economy.
NIFT professional are some of the most creative mind a country can offer with a burning desire to excel, who go through a very stimulating and challenging academic schedule that sharpens their faculties and prepares them to face any challenge in the ever changing world of fashion.
NIFT Industry Linkage Unit facilitates on campus placements for graduating students of NIFT to enable them to start their careers in challenging positions. Leading national and international companies participate in Campus Placements to recruit NIFT professionals.
The profile of companies attending placements have expanded substantially with diverse segments of industry like large retailers, brand marketers, manufacturers, consultancy organizations, e-retailer, textile mills, home furnishing companies, design BPO’s, technology solution providers, and large apparel manufacturing companies along with international brands.
Name of few employers department wise
Masters of Fashion Management : 99 Labels, Aarvee Danim, Alok Industries, Arvind Mills, Bharti Walmart, Bhartiya International, Cairon, Catex Overseas Imp. Exp. Pvt. Ltd., CELIO, Design N Decore, Dhananjai Apparels Pvt Ltd, Dilli Karigari (Fab India), Fabindia, Fetise Retail, Fine Stitches, Fopping .Com, Forever New, GemPro, Gram Shree Trust, Impulse, In Leather, Indian Terrain, ITC, ITC Infotech, JJ Valaya, Just Linen Home Fashions, Karle International Pvt. Ltd., Kimaya Fashions, KSP India Pvt. Ltd., Laven, Li & Fung, Lifestyle International, Maatti Design, Marsil Exports, Maspar, MNR Exports, M’s World, Neerus, Next Steps, Pal Fashions, Payal Kalra, Portico, Priya Knit Faabs, Puma Sports India Pvt. Ltd., Radium Creations, Rave Fashions, Reliance Brands Limited, Reliance Brands Ltd., Rising Trade, Shree Bharat International, Snap Deal.com, Status Quo, Suditi Industries, Tata International, Texpert India Pvt. Ltd., Tommy Hilfiger, TPG Wholesale Pvt. Ltd. (Vishal Mega Mart), Tritan Leather Works, UCB, Vishal Mega Mart, Vishal Mega Mart, V-Mart, Yebhi.com
Masters of Fashion Technology : Alok Industries, Arvind Mills, Cairon, Impulse, Karle International Pvt. Ltd., KOLOR KONCEPTS INTL, Laguna Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Maspar, Next Step, Pal Fashions, Priyaa Knit Faabs, RK Fabric, Tata International, Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd., Texpert India Pvt. Ltd., V-Mart, Wooqer
Master of Design : CKS, GJGPL – India, ITC Infotech, karle International Pvt. Ltd., Kimaya Fashions, M’s World, Next Steps, OKS Boys, Pal Fashions, Pee – Empro, Posh Collection, Pure Earth Pvt. Ltd., Reliance Brands Limited, Reliance Brands Ltd., Reliance Trends, Thinking Bug, Vintage Shades
Bachelor of Design ( Fashion Design) : 99 Labels, Aakriti Apparels, Aamir Beading & Embroidery, Aavdat Apparels, Abhishek Gupta, Abroo Icore Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Adiv Exports, Alternate Clothing, Amrit Exports, Anubha Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Anushree Designs, Anvidha Designs, ASA fashion & Life style, Asharaa Inspired Living Pvt. Ltd., Bhartiya International, Boom Apparels, Catex Overseas Imp. Exp. Pvt. Ltd., Contact Communications, Creative Garments, CTA Apparels, DBSS Projects & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Designer Exports, Dhananjai Apparels Pvt Ltd, Earthy Myths, Ekru, Evolve Clothing, Fetise Retail, First Step Baby wear, Formal Clothing Company, Gaurav Gupta, Gesture Apparels, Gokul Das Exports, Green Gold, Impulse, In Leather, Indian Terrain, Indus League, J.J. Expo Impo, JJ Exports, Jole Clothing, K.S. Knit Fabs, Kalanjali Arts & Crafts, Kavita Bhartiya, Kimaya Fashions, Kreative Edge, KSP India Pvt. Ltd., Laven, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Lustrous/ Jaya Mishra, OM, Manyavar, Maybell, Metropoli Fashions Pvt. Ltd., Mischief Clothing, MM Design, Modstyle, Morphe Design, Myntra, N Y Studio, Neerus, Next Generation Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Next Steps, Noah Fashions, OKS Boys, P. Square, Pappa don’t preach, Peach Women’s Wear, Peppermint, Pingakash Trader Pvt. Ltd., PN Rao, Proline, R.Rathore, Ramsons (Dhruv Vaish), Rave Fashions, Raymonds, RB Enterprise, Red Orange, Reliance Trends, Retail Hub Solutions, RK Fabric, RmKV Silks, Rupa & Co., S.Dev Fashion, Sabyasachi Couture, Sadhna, Salasar Industries, Sasha associations for Craft producers, Shahi Exports, Shalini, Shoppers Stop, Snap Deal.com, Spirit Of India, Suditi Industries, Suneet Verma, Swift Projects Pvt. Ltd., The Shirt Company, Triburg Sportswear, USI, Varun Bahl, Venfield, Ventures Designer Exports, VIIA Dysn, V-Mart, VOI Jeans
Bachelor of Design ( Accessory Design) : Aamir Beading & Embroidery, Animika Studios Pvt. Ltd., Bag IT Today, Bhujodi Arts & Crafts, Blue Stone, Evergreen, Fetise Retail, Florence Shoes, Gram Shree Trust, Guptasons Jewelers, Home Shop 18, Jayaniya Exports Pvt. Ltd., K. P. Sanghvi, Laven, Leather Craft India Ltd, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Maatti Design, MNR Exports, National Centre for Design and Product Development, Peacock Jewelleries, R.B.Z.Jewellers, R.S.Z Jewellers, Rite Brand Retail, Sayee Leathers, Shoppers Stop, Snap Deal.com, Suneet Verma, Tommy Hilfiger, V-Mart, Yebhi.com
Bachelor of Design ( Leather Design) : Bird Retail, D2 International, Jalan Exports, Jayaniya Exports Pvt. Ltd., Leather Craft India Ltd, Metropoli Fashions Pvt. Ltd., MNR Exports, Pappa don’t preach, Raymonds, Sayee Leathers, Tritan Leather Works, Vouge & Hyde
Bachelor of Design ( Textile Design) : Aamir Beading & Embroidery, Aavdat Apparels, Abroo Icore Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Alternate Clothing, Asharaa Inspired Living Pvt. Ltd., Atira Design, Beekalene Fashion, Bharath Silks, Catex Overseas Imp. Exp. P. Ltd., Centex, Contact Communications, Formal Clothing Company, Govardhan, Gram Shree Trust, Home Shop 18, J.J. Expo Impo, Jayaniya Exports Pvt. Ltd., Kreative Edge, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Lustrous/ Jaya Mishra, Manyavar, MNR Exports, Modern Danim, M’s World, Nalli Silk International, Narula, Next Generation Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Next Step, Pal Fashions, Rangoli Sarees Ltd., Raymonds, Sabyasachi Couture, Sandiya Exports, Shree Bharat International, Spirit Of India, Swift Projects Pvt. Ltd., Tommy Hilfiger, Trident Home Furnishing, Welspun, Yebhi.com
Bachelor of Design ( Knitwear Design) : Abroo Icore Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Anubhav Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Bag IT Today, Boom Apparels, Enfield Apparels, Evolve Clothing, First Step Baby wear, Gesture Apparels, Group – Indigo, Ice Fire Clothing Co. Pvt. Ltd., Impulse, Kimaya Fashions, KTF Fashion, Lata Apparels, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, MNR Exports, M’s World, OKS Boys, Peppermint, PN Rao, Priyaa Knit Faabs, Raymonds, RK Fabric, Rupa & Co. Pvt. Ltd., Shree Bharat International, Suditi Industries, Swapan & Seema (Vachi), The Shirt Company, Turtle Limited, Venfield, Yebhi.com
Bachelor of Design ( Fashion Communication) : 23 Carat, Animika Studios Pvt. Ltd., Cairo International, Creative Gaga Magazine, Fetise Retail, Indian Myra, Kimaya Fashions, Lana Clothing, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Modstyle, M’s World, Neerus, Next Step, Omega, Raymonds, Reliance Trends, Rolling Dice, Shoppers Stop, Small Design Company, Snap Deal.com, Studio Thorn, Suditi Industries, USI, Wishbox, Yebhi.com, Zomato.com
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) : Aakriti Apparels, Celebrity Fashion Limited, Centex, Chandramukhi Impex, Contact Communications, CTA Apparels, Dhananjai Apparels Pvt Ltd, Edcon Exports, Formal Clothing Company, Gokul Das Exports, Home Shop 18, Impulse, Indus League, Intimate Fashion (India) Pvt. Ltd., KOLOR KONCEPTS INTL, KSP India Pvt. Ltd., KTF Fashion, Laguna Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Leather Craft India Ltd, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Lime Road, Magnum Clothing Private Limited, Mahajan Overseas Pvt. Ltd., MNR Exports, Neeti Clothing, Next Generation Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Next Steps, Omega, Orient Craft Ltd., Pal Fashions, Raymonds, Retail Hub Solutions, RmKV Silks, Sabyasachi Couture, Sandiya Exports, Shahi Exports, Shree Bharat International, TCNS, The Shirt Company, Turtle Limited, Welspun.
NIFT Placements-2014- Average Salary per annum
NIFT Placement 2014
Rs. 4.10 lakhs
Rs. 3.34 Lakhs
NIFT Campus, C.A. Site No. 21st,
Sector 1, 27th Main Road,
Bengaluru – 560 034
Contact: Ms. Kakarla Usha, Director
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT),
Behind Info City
Gandhinagar – 382 007
Tel: +91-79-23240832, 23240834
Contact: Ms. Sameeta Rajora, Director
Opposite Hi-tech City,
Hyderabad – 500 081
Tel: +91-40-23110630, 23110841/42/43
Contact: Dr. N. J. Rajaram, Director
Old Nagar Nigam Building,
Inside Sojati Gate,
Jodhpur – 342001
Contact : Prof. Dr. A K Khare, Director
Old Govt. Polytechnic Residential Campus,
Himachal Pradesh – 176001
Contact: Prof. S. K. Bala Siddhartha, Director
Kannur, Kerala – 670 564
Contact: Ms. Sameetha Rajora,
Plot – 3B, Block-LA,
Near 16 No. Water Tank,
Sector III, Salt Lake City,
Kolkata – 700 098
Tel: +91-33-23358872/ 2890/ 8348/ 7332
Contact: Prof. Bibekananda Banerjee,
Plot No. 15, Sector – 4
Kharghar, Navi Mumbai – 410 210
Tel: +91-22-27747000 / 7100 / 5549,
27747000 / 7100
Contact: Smt. Nilima Rani Singh, Director
Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park,
New Delhi – 110 016
Tel: +91-11-26867704, 26542139
Contact: Mr. Arindam Das,
2nd Floor, Udyog Bhavan,
Opposite Gandhi Maidan,
Patna – 04
Tel: +91-612-2300087, 2300064
Contact: Professor Sanjay Shrivastava, Director
ITI Premises, Doorbhash Nagar,
Raebareli, UP – 229 010
Tel: +91-535-2702422 / 31
Contact: Dr. A.K. Khare, Director
North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute
of Health & Medical Sciences (Old NEIGRIHMS
‘C’ Block, Pasteur Hills
Lawmali, Shillong – 793 012, Meghalaya
Tel:+91-364-2590240 / 53
Contact: Ms.W.A.M. Booth, Director