NIFT Master Programmes 2021- Check here M.Des Courses

NIFT [National Institute of Fashion Technology], There are many types of company visit for campus in Masters of Fashion Management : American Pacific, Adidas, Aditya Birla Group, Abhishek Industries, Arvind Mills, Ashima , Benetton, Arthur Anderson, Blackberrys, Body shop, Busana Apparel Group, Calvin Klein, Canary Blue, Carrefour, Colour Plus, Creative Group , Creatnet, Debenhams, Fabindia,  East-West, Esprit, FCuk, Federated Group, Francis Wacziarg, Future Group, GAP India, Give, Indian Terrain, Infosys, ITC Wills Lifestyle , JWT, Koutons, Lacoste, Landmark ,Levis, Li & Fung, Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Mast Lanka, McCann Erickson, Mckinsey, etc.

Master Programmes

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Master Programmes – 2 years

  • Master of Design (M.Des) – Design Space
  • Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)

1.Design Space

Students graduating from this program would be equipped to hold key positions in large fashion or corporate houses. They will work in fields like accessories, craft, textiles, furcating, special needs, publications, media, lifestyle products, new product development, and graphics. This will be based on the area of specialization pursued by the individual student. The graduates would be able to contribute to Research and Development in government and private agencies. The Master of Design program would enable the graduates to make a scholarly contribution to academia as well.

Course Content

  • Year 1

The preliminary semester forms a platform to bring students from diverse backgrounds at parity. The semester creates a foundation for research methodology, design thinking, digital design, professional communication, IPR, and builds on developing contextual knowledge in design through cultural studies, outbound workshops, and fashion language. The next semester reinforces advanced research methods and augments design focus through the introduction of specialized electives in a collaborative approach. Students choose from design electives cutting across disciplines such as Space & Interactive Design, Craft Studies, Costume Studies, Fashion Innovation, Interface Design, Ergonomics, and Design for Special Needs and Functional Textiles. Monitored research and design projects encourage students’ to ideate research and propose original approaches to existing research in the selected area of specialization. At the end of year one, the students undertake industry internship during the summer break to gain real-life industry experience.

  • Year 2

The second-year builds on progressive, futuristic applications through trend research and forecasting and projects to demonstrate clear evidence of originality of thought and approach towards the final individual outcome in their areas of specialization. Craft studies and sustainable systems embrace global concerns and practices into learning. Guided projects along with inputs on design entrepreneurship inculcate entrepreneurial abilities which the student proposes to the industry/governmental/ private/NGO/ international organizations. This approach encourages the student to act as an incubator for industry interface. The knowledge and skill acquired during the course work culminate in a final dissertation which is demonstrative of student’s personal ideas and investigation towards the realizations of an original body of work.

  • Degree – Master of Design
  • Duration – 2 Years
  • Campuses – Kannur, Mumbai, New Delhi
  • Seats – 90

2.Fashion Management

The program offers a solid platform for those wishing to pursue careers in Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Retail & Mall Management, Brand Management, Retail Buying, Global Sourcing, Product Development, Visual Merchandising, Export Merchandising, Management Consulting, Fashion Education, Retail Technology, Supply Chain, Customer Relationship, etc. in the sectors of apparel, lifestyle, accessories (watches, footwear, eyewear, jewellery), home furnishings and wellness.

Course Content

  • Year 1

In the first year, the program introduces concepts and principles of Fashion Marketing, Retailing, Merchandising, Management, Product related knowledge, and Soft Skills. The curriculum is relevant and updated through regular interaction with the stakeholders. Latest innovations in the program have been in the areas of Mall Management, E-Business, and Store Operations. Departmental electives offered to allow students to select areas of specializations according to their individual interests. Towards the end of the year, the students are exposed to the dynamics of an organization through an eight-week fashion industry internship and training program. This enables the students to integrate classroom learning with practical experience.

  • Year 2

In the second year, the emphasis is on the application of knowledge and skills acquired in the first year. Relevant new areas of study like Social Media Marketing, Luxury Management, Services Marketing, and the study of Special Product Groups provide the young minds with an opportunity to explore their areas of interest further. As part of the curriculum, the students carry out the sectoral studies and involve themselves in rural development social responsibility projects. They undertake a company-sponsored graduation research project with an organization of their choice to integrate the learning of previous semesters.

  • Degree – Master of Fashion Management
  • Duration – 2 Years
  • Campuses – Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Rae Bareli, Shillong
  • Seats – 420

3.Fashion Technology

The program equips students to pursue careers in areas of Apparel Technology Management, Industrial Engineering, Quality Management, Production Management, Garment Fit, Supply Chain & Logistic Management, Merchandising, CSR, Business Analysis, Research & Development and Consultancy in the global fashion industry.

Course Content

  • Year 1

In the first year, students are given exposure to dimensions of sewn product manufacturing industry to gain a comprehensive understanding. The areas of study in the first semester include a basic understanding of fabrics, introduction to the manufacturing process, apparel quality management, professional practices, pattern appreciation, and technology for apparel production. At the end of this semester, students have an option to choose between Operations and Strategy as a specialization. In the second semester, students from both specializations get common inputs in the areas of fabric processing, production process, apparel marketing, merchandising, costing, plant layout and facility design, along with specific subjects for chosen specialization. The students with ‘Operations’ specialization will study Maintenance Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Pattern Engineering & Garment Construction. Whereas students with ‘Strategy’ specialization will study Finance Management, Retail Management & Technology, International Business, Logistics & Supply Chain Management. The students also undertake a two-week winter internship in textile or allied sector.

  • Year 2

The next semester has been designed to equip students with problem-solving capabilities and cross-functional studies along with hardcore production exposure. In this semester, students undergo 12 weeks intensive apparel internship to gain first-hand exposure of the shop floor and understand the industrial practices. The common areas of study in this semester are ERP, entrepreneurship management, and business plan. The students with ‘Operations’ specialization are trained in Advanced Patternmaking & Construction, Ergonomics, and Apparel CAD. Students with ‘Strategy’ specialization are trained in Apparel Technology Management, Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Web-Based Data Management. In the final semester, students undertake a research project in the areas of their expertise in association with the industry/specific areas of interest to develop capabilities of analyzing the situations, gap identification, problem-solving and offering an effective rational solution.

  • Degree – Master of Fashion Technology
  • Duration – 2 Years
  • Campuses – Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, New Delhi
  • Seats – 100

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