National Institute of Fashion Technology - NIFT
National Institute of Fashion Technology Kolkata laid its plinth stone in the year 1995. The initial days began at a hired accommodation on Manjusha Bhavan, Salt Lake with limited facilities but with a strong team empowering the center.
The inevitable success came in the form of a new campus. The Institute rejuvenated itself with its sprawling five-acre campus at Salt Lake layout in 1999.Today NIFT Kolkata has more than 750 students as its family and a host of facilities to its credit available at the disposal of every NIFT student. With a symbiotic balance amongst the state government and the garment industries, NIFT stands as a pioneer of fashion training and research.
NIFT Placement Cell facilitates on campus placements for graduation students of NIFT to enable them to start their careers in challenging positions. Leading national and international apparel companies vie with each other to recruit NIFT professionals. The star employers of NIFT professionals in the past from domestic companies have been United Colours of Benetton, Provogue, Weekender, Schullers, Urban yoga, Be::, Van Huesan, Louis Phillip, Spykar jeans, Lacoste, Gap, eSpree, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Park Avenue and Parks, Excalibur, Wills Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Shopper's Stop, Pantaloons, Tommy Hilfiger, Triburg, etc. have been regularly offering key decision making positions to our graduating students.
Placement 2012 organized in January 2012 at NIFT Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore reflects the growing confidence of the industry in NIFT graduates. About 200 companies participated in the placement and nearly 600 students were placed in 12 days.
The portfolios of the companies attending placements have expanded substantially with diverse segments of industry like large retailers, brand marketers, manufacturers, consultancy organizations, textile mills, home furnishing companies, design BPO's, technology solution providers, and large apparel manufacturing companies along with international brands visiting the campus absorb the Institute's talented graduates to meet their specialized needs.
Most of the Design and Technology students were placed with Manufacturer-Exporters. The Fashion Management graduates were primarily placed with the Retailer and Brand Owners.