Fashion, in the last few decades, has emerged as a lucrative career. It is not just limited to creating apparels and accessories but has also expanded its arena to making a social and cultural statement. It is a field which is as creative as it is rewarding.
Bachelor of Fashion Technology or B.F.Tech. is a graduate degree which focuses on the art and science of fashion and design. Students who successfully qualify their Higher Secondary School examination are eligible for admission to this course.
The course is of 4 years duration and generally has two semesters in each year. The tuition fee for the course is about 6 Lakh INR for three years.
After the course is over, there are job opportunities available in the broad areas of Fashion Designing, Textile Designing, Apparel Merchandising etc. The initial salary for Bachelor degree holders in Fashion Technology ranges from 15,000 INR to 25,000 INR per month.
Bachelor of Fashion Technology is a one of its kind course which prompts a match between creativity and technology. Fashion Industry evolved tenfold in the recent years and so have the techniques and methods used to produced fashion garments and accessories. This course aims to provide students with the necessary insights about the techniques, methods and instruments used in the contemporary fashion industry.
Apart from the technical aspect of the fashion industry, this course also introduces students to the management aspect of the industry. After this course, students can expect to deal with conceptualizing, designing, managing and marketing fashion products.
Someone with a creative edge and desire to employ their imagination for production of fashion garments and accessories can opt for this course. As management skills are apart of the course, it is also appropriate for such candidates who desire to work in a fashion house in an administrative or managerial position. People with creative ability to imagine and trace out designs on paper successfully are ideal candidates for this course.
Fashion Design and Fashion Technology are both important aspects of fashion industry. There is, however, a fundamental difference between the two fields. Fashion Design mostly deals with creation of design and dress material from available fabrics. Fashion Technology deals with the science of creating fabric from available material. It also focuses on the techniques of producing fashion products and use of various equipment. So basically, fashion Design is about designing products and Fashion Technology is about the techniques and methods involved for production and management of goods produced.
This course is of 4 years duration with each academic year divided in two semesters each. Apart from the academic education, students also undergo an internship which lasts for about two to three weeks in between 4th and 5th semesters. C.E.T. College of Management, Science and Technology offers this program with a duration of 3 years.
For students who wish to continue studies in the field of fashion technology there are many options available in Indian Fashion Institutes. One of the obvious options is a Master degree in Fashion Technology. It is a post-graduate degree in Fashion Technology. Some other options are MA in Fashion Design, Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design etc.
There are many premier Institutes in India which offer Fashion and Design courses. However, there are fewer colleges which offer a specific course in Fashion Technology. Some of these institutes are listed below:
Name of Institutes
C.E.T. College of Management, Science and Technology
Mahatma Gandhi University
Among these institutes NIFT offers B.F.Tech. course in Apparel Production.
The qualifying degree for admission to B.F.Tech. program is a 10+2 or Higher Secondary School Examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with 50% aggregate marks.
Students with a 3 or 4 years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
B.F.Tech. is available at a handful of colleges in India. The process for admission ranges from entrance test to direct admission.
NIFT conducts its own entrance examination GAT for admission to B.F. Tech. program. GAT question paper consists of the following topics:
There is no negative marking for GAT and final selection is purely on the basis of performance in GAT.
Admission to C.E.T. College of Management, Science and Technology is merit based. The criteria for merit is decided by government approved agencies and education board of the institute.