Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Why Choose NIFT For a Career in Design?


NIFT

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has been a pioneer in the field of fashion and design since its inception in 1986. It is one of India’s most prestigious and oldest design schools. With campuses spread across the country, NIFT provides education in design to students from varied regions! It also offers a diverse set of courses along with a competitive environment for students to study in.

Courses offered at NIFT 

Candidates who have predilections for fashion and design and who want to set their foot in this industry can choose NIFT as their college. NIFT offers courses under both UG as well as PG program. Courses offered under UG are Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology. Bachelor of design has its own ramifications which include, fashion design, leather design, accessory design, textile design, knitwear design and fashion communication. Courses offered under PG program are Master of Design(M.Des), Master of Fashion Management(M.F.M) and Master of Fashion Technology(M.FTech). To give wings to the dream of making a mark in the field of fashion and design candidates have to take the NIFT entrance exam.

Placements

NIFT industry and Alumni Affairs units facilitates on campus placement for graduating students of NIFT to enable them to start their career in challenging positions. Leading national and international companies participate in placement to recruit NIFT professionals.

For the last year’s placement, the major recruitment was done by retail companies followed by brands. A total of 35% of the total graduates recruited were placed in retail companies. This was followed by fashion brands (20%), designer houses (18%), export houses and agencies (15%).The average annual salary offered to the students of Master’s program was Rs. 4.7 lakhs and bachelor’s program was 3.85 lakhs.

Some unconventional sectors like Bollywood production houses, media and entertainment and television production houses also visit campus for recruitment.

NIFT Alumni

NIFT has produced several talents in various fields like design, bollywood, quality control etc. since its inception in 1986. Following are the names of some of the NIFT alumni who have etched their names in different industries

  • Sabyasachi Mukherjee 
  • Ritu Beri 
  • Shivaji Dutta 
  • SujitMeher 
  • Manish Arora 
  • Nikita Anand 
  • GulshanDevaiah 
  • Shantanu Goenka 
  • Prabal Gurung 
  • Tanya Gyani
Unique features of courses offered

Courses offered under both UG and PG programs focus on holistic development of the students. Syllabuses for the courses are so designed that it helps to educate students in such a way so that students learn to face professional/job challenges in an effective manner. NIFT focuses on practical knowledge and helps bolster students in a way which train them to play leadership roles in their fields. Teachers and students share a friendly bond which makes learning more interesting. Contemporary syllabus and teaching techniques are used at NIFT to keep students in keeping with the trend.

Global connect

NIFT has strategic agreements and partnerships with about 34 leading international fashion institutes and organizations that share the same academic direction, integrating NIFT students with global mainstream of fashion. International collaborations allow students to experience ‘study abroad’ options through exchange programs.

Infrastructure

NIFT has a physical environment that reflects the institute’s academic ideals. The institute provides state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment to impart both theoretical and practical training to its students. The facilities and services offered to the students allow them the freedom to explore, experiment and create. NIFT has a library with lots of books, well equipped laboratories, spacious classrooms, modern cafeteria, sports ground etc.

Scholarships

The financial strategy of the institute places student development as a key priority. A considerable sum from NIFT fund is effectively put to use in this core area every year. To maximize the potential of students the institute’s Means-cum-Merit financial assistance scheme allows students from humble backgrounds to avail subsidized tuition fee at every centre.

Dual degree opportunity

NIFT had entered into strategic alliance with Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, USA. This partnership allows select meritorious students from NIFT, to obtain dual degree from both NIFT and FIT. Twenty two students have completed the dual degree program in the last 3 years. Due to this partnership students get to explore new opportunities and learn about new trends that is going on in the world.

Apart from the variety of courses offered by the institute, NIFT also provides opportunities for good placements, internships and great infrastructure! Therefore, pursuing a career in design from NIFT is deemed as a phenomenal option for aspiring candidates.

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