Chandigarh, May 21, 2019 (Kulbir Singh Kalsi)
Students of M.Sc in Fashion Marketing & Management (FMM) as well as Garment manufacturing Technology (GMT) of Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali presented their final Degree Projects in the campus.
The jury evaluating the Degree projects comprised of eminent personalities Sh. Anil Sharma,VP,HR,Nahar; Sh. Shashi Kanwal,Consultant to Groz Beckert Asia Pvt. Ltd. And Ms. Sumita Sikka,HOD,FD Dept.,SD College.
Master’s in Fashion Marketing and Management has been designed to fulfill the requirements of the Retail Sector and Garment Manufacturing Technology fulfills the need of garment manufacturing industry.
The students work in conjunction with the known names of the industry for a period of three months and find out areas of concern thereby giving suggestions, implementing and helping the units to resolve the problems being faced by the factory or management in order to compete in the market.
Three months of research work is scrutinized and monitored by the industry experts and faculty at NIIFT. Evaluation after every month results in giving refined work which provides practical solutions to industrial problems and also help in enhancing productivity.
Research work, is a part of the project, which provides a challenging platform to the students to extend and demonstrate the analytical skills necessary for decision making.
This year a total of 12 research projects from FMM department and 10 projects from GMT department were presented. The research of students in FMM department focused on different areas like Analysis of the consumer preferences with respect to kids brand in relation to color, Understanding the consumer preference towards premium women’s brand – a quantitative research at Rare Rabbit brand, impact of buying behavior of customers for smart and organic fabrics, while in GMT department students undertook research on areas as Inventory management analysis through forecasting techniques etc.
NIIFT is under the administrative control of the Department of Industries and Commerce, Punjab and is functioning under the dynamic leadership and able guidance of the Hon’ble Industries & Commerce Minister ,Government of Punjab, Sh. Sunder Sham Arora, Smt. Vini Mahajan, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary to Govt. of Punjab,Dept. of Industries and Commerce & Chairperson,NIIFT and Sh. M S Brar,IAS, Director, Industries and Commerce,Punjab & Director General,NIIFT.
Institute offers Degree Programs-
M.Sc in Garment Manufacturing Technology after Graduation
M.Sc in Fashion Marketing and Management after Graduation
B.Sc in Fashion Design after 10+2
B.Sc in Textile Design after 10+2
B.Sc in Fashion Design (Knits) after 10+2
Admissions to the Degree Programs is based on clearing the entrance test which is scheduled for 2/6/2019. This year the last date of submission of applications is 26/05/2019. The entrance test is followed by the situation test/ interviews and counselling respectively. Details are available on the website www.niiftindia.com.
Students of GMT and FMM worked with the most reputed export and Retail houses like Shahi Exports,Kapsons, Vero Moda, Rare Rabbit,Active clothing,Gini & Jony to name a few.
Sh. K.S. Brar, Director, NIIFT said, “The presentations made by the students gave a deep analysis of the market conditions and manufacturing competitiveness and were of a very high order.”
S. Inderjit Singh, Registrar,NIIFT said , “The projects presented by the students are the need based industry projects. The M.Sc programs at NIIFT are the support systems for garment industry wherein the students under the direct supervision of industry and their faculty members are doing research projects.”
The Awards were given by the Director, Registrar and Eminent Jury Members. The Award categories for this year were as follows-
1. Best Degree Project
2. Most Innovative Project
3. Most Industry Relevant Project
The presentation ended with vote of thanks by Mr. Kamaljit Singh Rana,HOD,GMT and Dr. Meeta Gawri ,HOD,FMM department to the Jury,press and other members present on the occasion.