B.Sc. in Fashion Technology is a full-time, 3-year longundergraduate course, designed for interested students having a Senior Secondary (10+2) qualification and interest in learning about the fashion industry on an advanced level.
Admission to the program is provided on the basis of the candidate’s obtained score in the last qualifying exam, i.e. class XII, and also mostly, a relevant entrance examination.
The course is sub-divided into six semesters, spread over six months each, and can be pursued in India at an average course fee ranging between INR 3 and 14 Lacs, with the fee varying across institutes. The course involves advanced study of the art of the application of design and aesthetics to clothing and accessories. It aims to prepare eligible candidates for contributing significantly to the booming domain of fashion technology.
Successful graduates of the course are lucratively employed in various sectors such as export houses, garment manufacturing units, leather companies, textile mills, jewelry houses, media houses, colleges & universities, and such. They are offered in India an average initial monthly pay ranging between INR 30K and 70K, depending upon the candidate’s expertise and skillset in the field.
Tabulated below are some of the important highlights of the course.
|Minimum Qualification Required||Senior Secondary (class XII), completed from a recognized educational Board.|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ Counseling after qualification of a relevant entrance test|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Total Course Fee||INR 3 to 14 Lacs|
|Average Initial Salary||INR 3 to 10 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Areas/Fields||export houses, media houses, fashion industry, textile mills, brands like Gucci, Zara, H&M, etc., jewelry houses, colleges &universities, and such.|
|Job Positions||Project Manager, Fashion Designer, Logistic Executive, Lecturer, Fashion Designer Faculty trainer, Business Development Officer, e-Commerce Manager, and the like.|
|Top Recruiters||Levis, Fashion Magazines, Lifestyle, Film & TV Production Units, Tommy Hilfiger, Indus Fila, etc.|
Fashion Technology is concerned with the art of manufacturing cloth material that is both pleasing to eye and pleasant to wear. The course has been designed to familiarize enrolled students with core garment manufacturing technologies, and their many applications. Successful graduates of the course interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for pursuing any of M.E., M.Sc., M.Tech., etc. in the subject.
The program consists of course components structured to provide students hands-on expertise with apparel manufacturing technology, along with practical exposure in terms of industry-based training. The course encompasses a vast field of advanced learning in fabric design, concept management, design process management, quality control, printing, fashion accessory design, fashion merchandising, color mixing, textile science, marketing, and such concepts and related processes.
One of the main objectives of the course is to prepare enrolled students for successfully operating in, and contributing to the modern world of fashion, as also for pursuing advanced research in the discipline. The course’s curriculum proportionately blends theoretical and practical components of study.
Aspiring eligible candidates having interest in designing, sketching and learning about the fashion technology are ideally suited for the course. They would ideally possess:
Listed below are some of the top institutes where eligible candidate can pursue the course, along with the corresponding locations and average fees charged by each, annually.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEES|
|Pearl Academy||New Delhi||INR 3,50,000 (course)|
|JD Institute of Fashion Technology||New Delhi||INR 1,00,000 (course)|
|Global Institute of Fashion Technology||Kolkata||-|
|IIFT Naraina||New Delhi||INR 40,000 (course)|
|National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)||Bangalore||INR 2,14,000 (course)|
|National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)||New Delhi||INR 2,20,000 (course)|
|ITM IFDT||Mumbai||INR 1,00,000 (course)|
|Pearl Academy of Fashion||Jaipur||INR 3,00,000 (course)|
|Fergusson College||Pune||INR 3,420 (course)|
|Hans Raj College (HRC)||New Delhi||INR 16,000 (course)|
|National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)||Mohali||INR 2,13,000 (course)|
|Miranda College||New Delhi||INR 17,800 (course)|
|National Institute of Fashion technology (NIFT)||Mumbai||INR 2,50,000 (course)|
|National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)||Hyderabad||INR 2,10,000 (course)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)||Pune||INR 1,56,000 (course)|
|Gargi College||New Delhi||INR 8,305 (course)|
|National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)||Chennai||INR 2,14,000 (course)|
|Elphinstone College||Mumbai||INR 23,188 (course)|
|Hindu College||New Delhi||INR 16,173 (course)|
|National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)||Kolkata||INR 2,13,000 (course)|
Candidates wishing to pursue B.Sc. in Fashion Technology are required to fulfill the below-mentioned minimum eligibility criteria.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant institutional/ State/ national-level entrance exam. Students qualifying the exam with the set minimum eligible cut-off score are invited for the subsequent round of counseling, based on which, the final selection is made.
The counseling process consists of rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined, and a merit list is made, allotting seats to the qualifying candidates.
Some institutes in India also provide admission to diploma holders in Fashion Technology, who have completed a Diploma in the subject upon completion of the Higher Secondary (class X) education.
Some of the major entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course are listed below.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Essential and Applied Language Skills||Computer Application|
|Design Concept||Introduction to Fashion|
|Basic Textiles||Fabric Manufacturing|
|Elements of Design||Textile Craft|
|Fashion Modeling Drawing||Basic Sewing|
|Pattern Making & Construction 1||Material Studies|
|Environmental Studies||Fashion Marketing|
|Indian Textiles||World Costumes|
|Dyeing & Printing||Advance Fashion Illustrations|
|Fashion Illustration||Pattern Making and Construction 3|
|Pattern Making & Construction 2||Home Textiles|
|Textile Design||Fashion presentation|
|Fashion Merchandising & Retailing||Garment Machineries|
|Fashion Communication||Apparel Production & Quality Control|
|Computer Aided Design||Advance Computer Aided Design|
|Fashion Accessories||Draping & Grading|
|Line Development||Fashion Research|
Essentially, graduates of this course professionally create original designs per the constantly evolving trends of the market, besides studying such market and fashion-related trends. They may work as Fashion Designers, Fashion Coordinators, Quality Control Managers, across fashion-related domains.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of Fashion Technology are tabulated below, along with the corresponding salaries and basic job duties.
|JOB PROFILE||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL PAY|
|Fashion Designer||They design garments which are functional as well as attractive and in keeping with trends, market predictions, and the going climate. They are adequately informed about fabric, skilled in weaving and draping, and possess material, color, and design-based acumen. They are up-to-speed with the latest fashion trends.||INR 3 to 10 Lacs|
|Project Manager||They plan, budget, oversee, and document all aspects of the specific fashion project. They work closely with upper management to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule, as well as co-ordinate with other departments for support.||INR 2.5 to 8 Lacs|
|Business Development Officer||They help the organization acquire new customers and sell additional products or services to existing ones. The role is a crucial one for any business, directed at expanding or diversifying its clientele.||INR 3 to 7 Lacs|
|Lecturer||They teach at undergraduate and graduate level in areas allocated by, and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department.||INR 2.5 to 7 Lacs|
|Logistic Executive||They are responsible for the overall supply chain management, and for organizing and monitoring the storage and distribution of goods. The primary duty is to manage the entire order cycle so as to enhance business development, and ensure sustainability and customer satisfaction.||INR 3 to 8 Lacs|
|Fashion Coordinator||They are responsible for a wide variety of tasks that are directly associated with fashion coordination, management, and promotional activities.||INR 3 to 9 Lacs|