NIFT now offers BCA course

By : |May 4, 2001 0

NEW DELHI: National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), the country’s
premier fashion institute, has always been setting international benchmarks in
teaching Indian fashion education. Keeping in tune with this trend, the
institute has decided to adopt information technology in all its areas of

It recently tied up with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), to
offer Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) course to enhance the existing
Fashion Designing and Information Technology (FDIT) course. The curriculum is a
blend of subjects, approved by IGNOU and NIFT. Any student, who enrolls with
IGNOU for a regular BCA course, can also appear for an entrance exam in NIFT for
the FDIT course.

The docket designed course that will help students to get acquainted with the
developments in the field of fashion and IT at NIFT. Apprentices will thus
acquire a diploma in Fashion and IT from NIFT and a BCA degree from IGNOU.

The course is Mathematics-specific, making it tough for students who opt for
Humanities in the secondary level to choose Fashion Designing as a career option
after completing the intermediate. This will help in streamlining the admission
process, and thereby assure quality students. The course is limited to only 60

Some of the subjects that will be covered in the course are – elements of
design, surface ornamentation, fashion art and illustration, history of
Indian/Western costumes, pattern-making, draping, grading and marker-making,
garment construction, fabric science and marketing. These will also include
diploma projects, industry training and graduate fashion show.

The course will come under the purview of the Department of Information
Technology (DIT) at NIFT. The course aims at blending IT with fashion to give a
wide exposure to the student in this field. NIFT has also set up a campus-wide
fiber of 100 MBPS switched network backbone that connects all the departments.
NIFT is an authorized training center for Autodesk, Corel, Info-Design of
France, Bentley Corporation of USA, and Lectra of France.

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