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National Institute of Fashion Technology is a fashion institute in India. It was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business. 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.Ranked as the premier institute of fashion management and technology in India, is the founder member of "Fashion Schools' Foundation of the World", which comprises 34 fashion schools worldwide. Many notable designers like Prabal Gurung, Ritu Beri, Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh, JJ Valaya, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, to name a few, are NIFT alumni. In 2006, the Parliament passed the National Institute of Fashion Technology Bill, 2006, thereby receiving a statutory status and empowering the institute to grant its own degrees and other academic distinctions. It also counts among the coveted list of an Institute of National Importance by the Parliament of India.With its head office in New Delhi, NIFT has centers at Mumbai, Kolkata, Kangra, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Raebareli, Patna, Shillong, Bhopal, Kannur, Bhubaneswar and Jodhpur where it offers four-year bachelor and two-year master programmes in the areas of Design, Management and Technology.In 2013, NIFT Gandhinagar was allotted an extra 30 seats in Fashion Design department under NRI quota in response to its the center's ever-growing demand and quality. Latest surveys rank NIFT Delhi, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar as the top 3 centers in terms of education and placement.A new NIFT Campus at Ludhiana, Punjab has been announced by Minister of Textiles.A new center in Ompora Industrial area, Kashmir, too, is expected to come up. This would be NIFT's 17th center across India including upcoming Ludhiana center. Wikipedia.

Sasirekha A.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
Life Science Journal | Year: 2013

The need for converting human resource into human asset is gaining mammoth importance in organizations in the present day competitive world. This conversion results in the growth of organisations and the country as well. This is possible only if the employees of an organization are satisfied with their organization. That is, the HRD climate prevailing in the organization must be satisfactory to the employees. Hence, the present research was made to study the prevailing HRD climate in the study unit and to suggested measures to improve the same.

Janaa P.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research | Year: 2011

Functional garments have higher functional properties and lesser aesthetic properties. They can be work wear, active sportswear, medical wear, personal protective garments, and smart garments. The fibre contents used are mainly polyester, polyethylene, kevlar, and spandex blends which can be woven, knitted and nonwoven, albeit the list is increasing day by day to include speciality fibres like bamboo, banana to name a few. These garments are made up by joining several pattern pieces together and the pieces, in turn, are joined with accessories comprising membranes, linings, buttons, zippers, tapes and waddings to create a composite garment. While fabric can be joined by sewing, seam welding or bonding technique, accessories can be joined by sewing, welding, pasting or using combination method. Some functional garments are made seamless thus requiring little or no assembling technologies. Different new technologies for joining fabric pieces and assembling of accessories have been explored so far. There is a distinct shift towards use of welding and bonding technologies in functional clothing because of the reduced bulk and weight, cleaner appearance and sealing qualities offered by them. Some challenges still continue to exist. This paper reports the distinguished characteristics and developments in assembling technologies, such as sewing, welding and bonding along with the challenges ahead in this area.

Anand N.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research | Year: 2011

Garments conventionally address the protective, social and aesthetic needs of individuals but they can also be engineered to carry out a range of specific functions. Besides incorporating the features to meet the specific demands of a particular function, the garment must meet the basic requirements of protection and comfort. Pattern engineering for functional clothing involves applying technical, scientific and mathematical knowledge of patterns to modify and develop patterns with the objective of developing a garment which meets the function specific requirements, is comfortable to wear and contributes to maximize the efficiency and performance of the wearer. This paper explores, through examples, use of pattern engineering for functional garments to achieve these stated objectives. It establishes pattern engineering as the first step of planning a purposeful, efficient and aesthetic functional garment. It shows how the techniques of pattern engineering can be used to find solutions to challenges posed by the anthropometry of the human body and how these techniques are used to generate the blueprint of a functional garment incorporating all functional and aesthetic components.

Ganguly D.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
Man-Made Textiles in India | Year: 2012

After 1980 a number of unconventional printing process were popularized to make print fabric for fashionable wear. Some of the printing especially pearl printing, metallic printing, khadi printing, fluorescent printing, puff printing, foil printing, plastisol printing are popularly used upon the garments. In this paper a detail study on foil printing is done.

Venktaraman N.,National Institute of Fashion Technology
ICDC 2015 - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Design Creativity | Year: 2015

Creative endeavours often need more than one mind in conceptualization and execution.With the shrinking global space and increased network of communication, Collaborative Design is seen as an effective medium to explore this aspect of Creativity towards producing viable Design solutions. However, insight into simple practices which have been followed in the Indian way of life , exhibit the ebence of Collaborative Design. These practices have not only been able to generate optimum utility , but have also been able to foster a spirit of community enterprise among the participants-most of whom follow this tenet unconsciously due to generations of practice. This paper seeks to explore the facet of Collaborative Design on the simple art of Rangoli or Kolam making, and aims to raise curiousity on the relevance and existence of Collaboration in other traditional practices.

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