Introduction to NIFT and its campuses:
The National Institute of Fashion Technology also commonly known as NIFT is the best fashion institute in the country. NIFT was established in the year 1986 under the Ministry Of Textiles, Government of India. In 2006, it was declared as an autonomous institute and now has the power to grant its degree, according to the Act of Indian Parliament.
Currently, NIFT has around 17 campuses across the country. The first campus was established in the capital of Delhi in 1986. The campuses at Chennai, Kolkata, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad and Mumbai were set up by 1995 and the Bangalore campus in 1997. NIFT at Bhopal was set up in June 2008, Kangra in 2009, Bhubaneshwar and Jodhpur in 2010, Kannur in 2012 and Patna in 2008. The other NIFT campuses are Raebareli, Shillong, Srinagar and Panchkula.
NIFT across all its campuses offers various undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes in design, management and technology. Below are the programs offered to fashion aspirants at NIFT
- NIFT Bachelor in Design (BDes)
- NIFT Bachelor in Fashion Technology (B. FTech)
- NIFT Masters in Design (M.Des)
- NIFT Masters in Fashion Technology (M.FTech)
- NIFT Masters in Fashion Management (MFM)
NIFT Industry Engagement
NIFT has recently introduced a new curriculum that aims to give students a very natural learning experience, so that they can not just learn, but understand the process of the fashion industry. Industry engagement is all about providing the aspirants with an adequate amount of exposure to the real-life working environment of the fashion industry so that they can grow in their desired path, and become efficient and successful professionals in the future. With this, students have the opportunity to engage and work under existing professionals in the industry and also receive guidance from both the industry and also the institute.
What activities are conducted under industry engagement?
Under industry engagement, students can interact with the industry leaders and the alumni while being in the classroom. They will receive classroom projects that are sponsored, access to various exhibitions and fairs, exclusive internships, practical learning experience from the industry and industrial visits too. All these activities are a part of the curriculum at NIFT campuses in different parts of the country.
How is the placement process at NIFT?
The placement process at NIFT is centralized. Fashion companies can have the chance to employ any student from any course and any campus of the institute through two mediums.
Under this process, companies can offer a job to students before the on-campus placement. If the student accepts the offer, then it is said to be placement. Keeping in mind that all the students should have an equal opportunity, students placed through this above process are not permitted to participate in the on-campus placement. Companies make these offers based on internships, training and projects.
For on-campus placements, companies have to get themselves registered first. They can visit the campus for placements, after confirming a date and time.
How can firms become eligible for campus placements?
The eligibility criteria for companies visiting NIFT for campus placements are as follows:
A company must be registered in India under the Companies Act or should be a multinational company or a global firm with or without operations in India and conducting business in fashion, design, manufacturing or distribution. There are certain categories that the companies must fall under. These categories are as follows:
- Product Group- First Category
- Type of Firms- Second Category
- Type of skill sets/functions- Third Category
How have the recruiters at NIFT been so far?
NIFT being a premier design institute, has been a favourite for designers, managers, technology-driven fashion professionals. Recruiters from various backgrounds like technology, FMCG, media and journalism have also shown interest in students from NIFT.
What is the placement percentage at NIFT?
The placement percentage at the NIFT campuses increases and decreases every year. Click on the link to know the placement percentage at NIFT during the last five years.
If you are a design aspirant and want to build a career at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, you must crack the NIFT entrance exam conducted every year. We at Silica help you with the right coaching, study material, digital supports, mock tests and advice from experts to crack the entrance exams and reach your goals to be a fashion professional.