The Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.) is one of the flagship programmes offered by NIFT. The programme is exclusively designed for engineers and aims to develop young dynamic talent capable of providing techno-managerial solutions to the industry with a balanced amalgam of operation and strategic thinking capabilities.
The programme is designed to facilitate students to excel in understanding and integrating the areas of technology and management for the garment industry. The curriculum is planned to inculcate a truly global trade oriented perspective in its students in the areas of Operations and Strategy. The students with ‘Operation’ specialisation are equipped with tactile / hands-on knowledge of the apparel sector. Those with ‘Strategy’ specialisation are equipped to provide best strategic solutions.
The industry responsive course curriculum, state-of-the-art infrastructure, practical insights in real world through constant interaction with apparel industry alongwith experienced faculty helps the department to stay competitive and maintain the long standing tradition of providing highly trained personnel in garment manufacturing setups.
In the 1st year students are exposed to different dimensions of sewn product manufacturing industry which gives them a comprehensive understanding of the fashion world. The main areas of study in this semester include basic understanding of Fabrics, Introduction to Manufacturing Process, Apparel Quality Management, Professional Practices, Pattern Appreciation and Technology for Apparel Production. At the end of the this semester students have an option to select a career either in Operations or Strategy. The subsequent semester is designed to equip the students to gear up for their chosen specializations. In this semester students have common inputs in the areas of Fabric processing, Production Process, Apparel Marketing, Merchandizing, Costing, Plant Layout & Facility Design. Apart from these common inputs, 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. At the end of 1st semester all the students undertake a 2 week winter internship with either textile or other allied industry in the apparel supply chain.
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 ?rst hand exposure of the shop ?oor 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 ?nal semester students learn the techniques of how to carry out a research in a professional & scienti?c manner by studying the research methodology subject. Students undertake research project in the areas of their expertise in association with the industry / speci?c areas of interest to develop capabilities of analyzing the situations, gap identi?cation, problem solving and offering an effective rational solution.
The programme 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.
Technopak, Triburg, Busana Apparel Group, Arvind Mills, Pantaloon, ITC LRBD, H&M, Madura Garments, Gokaldas Images, Ambattur Clothing Company, Epic Design, Orient Craft; Shahi Export House; Arvind Mills; Future Group; Kimaya; Alok Industries; Infinite Solutions; Texport Garments; Simon and Calland ;J.J Export Import; Laguna clothing ; Naina Export House; Royal Datamatics;Must Garments, Bahrain ;KwunTong Apparels, Bangladesh;Neelkamal Traders – Dubai; Isex Fashion; Decathalon, Inditex; Exodus Knitwear; Denimach Limited Bangladesh; Impulse; Triburg; Rupa & Co;Scotts Apparels Group;Neeti Clothing; Matrix Clothing etc