National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Calcutta, a college of Design, Management and Technology, a premier professional training institute, was established on 28th July, 1995 with its Headquarters at New Delhi, by Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Sri Jyoti Basu,. Since then it has been catering to the needs of the rapid growing ready-made garment industry that has to meet the challenges of the global market. The Director of its Calcutta office is Sri KN Chatterjee and the Executive Director of the institution is Mr. LV Saptarishi, IAS who holds office at Delhi. Apart from the regular courses of Fashion Design(FD), Garment Manufacturing Training (GMT) and Leather Design Technology (LDT), NIFT, Calcutta conducts evening industrial programmes. In view to achieve its objectives, the institution at Calcutta has a well equipped Resource Centre comprising of good collection of books, Foreign and Indian Journals, Swatches, cassettes and Technical Slides, Samples of Yarns, Fashion Accessories, Special types of Dresses, Research and Review articles and Newspaper Clippings service for the benefit of faculties and students.
NIFT has to its credit more than 6000 Alumni since its inception in 1986, who are working with the industry in key decision making positions and are instrumental in shaping the future of fashion business as change agents in India and abroad. Alumni are working at various levels as Entrepreneurs, Brand Managers, Quality Controllers, Designers, Fashion Coordinators, Merchandisers, Production Managers, and Marketing Heads, etc in leading national and international organisations. Some of the alumni have become successful brands themselves. The design alumni have presented their work on the ramps of Milan, Paris, New York and other fashion centres. They are also active in the fields of media and films. Celebrities and fashion icons across the globe attest to the designers’ success in styling and dressing them. Alumni are also active in taking their knowledge to the grass root levels, working with NGOs across India to bring together the craftsman and modern technology and design.
National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It has emerged as the premier Institute of Design Management and Technology
National Institute of Fashion Technology
(Ministry of Textiles, Government of India)
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