The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is recognized as premier institute for fashion education that continuously evolves it self to keep abreast to the changing market trends. Set up in 1986, NIFT is the pioneering institute of fashion educationin India and has been in the vanguard of providing professiona lhuman resource to the textile and apparel industry through its 16 campuses. NIFT was made a statutory institute in 2006 by an Act of the Indian Parliament with the President of India as ‘Visitor’. The emphasis has beento train students to derive from the core strength of art and culture andapply it to the modern and dynamic world of fashion.
At NIFT, we are proud of the dynamic and motivated students who are mentored and supported to take on the challenges andopportunities that await them in the Industry. The graduates of NIFT understand the nuances of fashion business spanning art, craft, technology and strategy and have acquired the skill sets that will make them adapt to the growing needs of the industry.
Graduates of NIFT have been provided cutting edge understanding through exposure to emerging challenges, developments, techniques, technology and practice from all over the world.During their programme at NIFT, the students undergo ametamorphosis for unfolding their potential, developing skills andstimulating intellectual growth. Their latent potential is honed bycommitted and skilled faculty drawn from the academia and industry. We are aware of the fact that fashion industry wants professionals having multi-skill sets and we have trained our students accordingly.
The Campus Placements provides a platform for the graduating students from variousdisciplines of the two years post graduate, and four years undergraduate programmesto realise their professional dreams and ambitionsand thus requires the keen and sustained participation of employerorganisations. NIFT graduates carry the energy,creativity, skill, technical know-how and the legacy of theirpredecessors to merge as invaluableassets to the organisations that they are inducted into.
The new curriculum of NIFT attempts to give the student a rich repertoire of experience and understanding that will hopefully inculcate a desire and a capability for lifelong learning and will stand him or her in good stead in these disruptive times of change. Industry engagement is envisaged as a learning process which, by providing exposure to the students in real life working environment as part of an academic curriculum helps them to develop and enhance academic, personal and professional competencies coupled with deeper understanding of the ethics and values that distinguish a good professional. A significant part of the engagement programme is based on regulated exposure of the students to the industry environment as part of the course curriculum under the guidance of both academia and industry.
The revised curriculum structure of NIFT arrived through deliberations, workshops and interactions involving internal experts and eminent academicians, industrialists and NIFT Alumni envisaged the necessity and importance of Industry engagement through
to be transacted within the curriculum structure. Critical to this new perspective would be the planning of Industry Engagements and scheduling them in coordination with the industries as per the requirement to transact the new curriculum in the UG & PG Programmes offered by NIFT and its campuses.
Placement Process at NIFT
The National Institute of Fashion Technology has a centralized placement process. Companiescan employ students from any campus or course of the institute through two routes which arefacilitated by the institute:
On Campus Placements
Companies can register for campus placements, the schedule of which is given for 2018. Uponbeing given a confirmed time and date, they may come to the campus for the placementprocedure.
Pre-Placement Offers (PPO)
Companies can extend a job offer to students before the on-campus placement. Acceptance ofthe offer is considered as job placement. In order to provide fair opportunity to all, such students are not allowed to participate in the On Campus placement. These offers may be madeon the basis of internships/ training/ projects undertaken by the students in the said company.
Eligibility Criteria for Firms for Campus Placements
The companies visiting the campus shall match the eligibility criteria listed as under forregistering to recruit through NIFT Campus Placement:
A company registered under Companies Act of 1956/2013 or a multinational company or globalfirm having or not having its operations in India conducting business in the fashion or alliedsector dealing in the design, manufacturing or distribution.The company may fall under any of the categories mentioned below:
1. First Categorisation -> Product Group
2. Second Categorisation -> Type of Firms
3. Third Categorisation -> Type of skill sets/functions
Past Recruiters at NIFT
NIFT has always been a favourite destination for impeccable designers, creative managers, tech savvy fashion professionals and not only for the leading core companies in fashion business, but also for leading technology, FMCG, media, journalism, consulting and other companies.
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