National Institute of Fashion Technology, a leader in fashion education with the ability to integrate knowledge, academic freedom, critical independence and creative thinking has a history of being in existence for 28 years stands as a testimony to its fundamentals where academic excellence lies at the core. The institute has stood as a beacon of serious critical engagement, a key enabler in developing competent professionals. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), set up in 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, is a Statutory Institute Governed by the NIFT Act 2006. Bringing in a wide range of aesthetic & intellectual orientations, the early instructors included leading progressive scholars from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. The in-house faculty was drawn in from a distinguished group of intellectuals who put forth a sense of dynamism creating a pathway to effective learning. Pupul Jaykar Hall at NIFT headquarters in New Delhi is a reminiscence of many educational thinkers and visionaries who have been instrumental to the institute's road map to success. Academic inclusiveness has been a catalyst inthe expansion plans of the institute. Over this period, NIFT has spread its wings across the length and breadth of the country. Through its 15 professionally managed campuses, National Institute of Fashion Technology provides a framework to ensure that prospective students from different parts of the country achieve their highest potential through the programmes offered. Since the early years of its inception, the institute has provided a firm foundation in fashion education in the domains of Design, Management and Technology. Since then, NIFT has scaled high academic standards. The faculty of the institute has grown into a community of leading practitioners, education enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, researchers & analysts. Through its journey, NIFT has strengthened its academic strategy. Invigorating thought leadership, research stimulus, industry focus, creative enterprise and peer learning have reinforced the institute's academic bedrock. Fostering a new generation of creative thinkers, the institute is empowered to award Degrees in undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral studies. Articulating the ideology of world-class learning practices, the institute has entered into strategic alliances with leading international institutes. NIFT is committed to academic excellence in fashion education. The vision of the institute embraces challenges and provides the impetus in setting highest academic standards. NIFT continues to strive to be nothing but the best.
The study at NIFT commences with a two semester Foundation Program. The program offers foundation studies for "Bachelor in Design" and "Bachelor in Technology" and is designed to orient and sensitize students towards understanding of the fundamentals of fashion business namely Design, Technology and Management in a socio-cultural perspective. The program inculcates conceptual thinking and creates an awareness of the fashion business.
The program allows students from various mindsets to come together as a mix group. The mix group allows each student to understand critical support mechanism and share their experiences together for overall development. The program orients students towards multi-disciplinary nature of design and providing an enhanced environment for thinking and learning and ensuring a fundamental and common approach for fashion industry in consonance and requirements of the industry. The program provides uniform basic knowledge and skill competencies generic of design and technology discipline.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from National Institute of Fashion Technology that are published in OMICS International journals.