About School of Fashion Technology

As approved by AICTE, Recognized by UGC, KIIT in its endeavour of excellence has always believed that one must march forward to be followed by others. KIIT has established School of Fashion Technology from the academic session 2009. The School caters to the national and international students aspiring to be Textile & Fashion Design Graduates. KIIT School of Fashion Technology fulfils the long felt need of such school under a reputed university in this part of the country. The Institute is  also dedicate and focus itself  for creating  professionals of par calibre who would  like to make  a mark  in the booming Fashion Retail Sector & Manufacturing Sectors . The course offered by School of Fashion Technology will enable the students to learn design through extensive theory classes, intensive practical, field visits, market survey, Craft Documentation, Industry Internships & Portfolio Development. The School is determined to create a centre of excellence with qualitative education, creative exposures, conceptualization skills and technical expertise, well-researched teaching methodology, industry Linkages and intellectually stimulating cosmopolitan environment.

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KIIT University has created a place in the globe an Indian academic map in a short span of two and a half decades. It started with small seed money of Rs.5000/- in 1992-93.  It began speeding its wings and become a vibrant educational hub and conglomerate by1997 with an addition of several other institutes- KIIT Polytechnic (Diploma Engineering School), KIIT School of Computer Application, KIIT School of Management, KIIT School of Technology, School of Medicine, School of Design (Fashion & Textile), School of Mass Communication, School of Film & Media Sciences, School of Biotechnology, School of Law, School of Architecture etc.

Today , the University, comprising 28 schools stands majestically on an area spread of over 25 square kilometres with 23 aesthetically laid out, independent but contiguous campuses which offer graduate, post-graduate , doctoral and post-doctoral programmes in all important  branches of Engineering, Computer Application, Business Management, Rural Management, Law, Medicine , Nursing, Dental Sciences, Public –health, Humanities, Language, Fashion, Film , Nursing, Dental Sciences, Public-health, Humanities, incredible that within a time span of 17 years.

Vision

To   Create   an  advanced center  for professionals  learning  in the field of Fashion & Textile Design  emphasize   on Sustainable and  Eco friendly  Fashion  compatible to Changing Environments in  Apparel & Textile  Industry .

Mission

Critical Thinking: To bring the Creative Idea into Product development through the Design process and brainstorming together for the benefit of Society

Effective Communication: To transform Creativity Ideas with tools & techniques for Design Creation and effective communication through Creativity.

Social Interaction: To exhibit Art & Creativity in Apparel & Textile Design to the world and benefit for its end users.

Effective Citizenship: To use the Design Education for national building and contribution to the economic development of the nation.

Ethics: To adhere to morality while expressing ideas in the Design Creativity.

Environment and Sustainability:    To Understand the issues having environmental context and sustainable development and use these in Design & development for the protection and preservation of our environment.

Demonstration and Continue Learning: Design is a Creative process to acquire the ability of lifelong learning in the broadest context in Socio-, Economical and technological changes

Individual and team work: To learn and work effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary approach for creativity in Design settings.

Understanding Design Creativity:  To Analyze, appreciate and learn all aspects of the Design thinking process & creativity development

Creative Skill Development: To transfer the ideas and concepts from all nature & evolution processes to design development in different stages of the development process.

Managing responsibilities: Effective use of Design Creativity knowledge as mass benefits with time management and cost-cutting and managing finance in achieving creative excellence.

The Fashion Design programme at KIIT School of Fashion Technology, KIIT University,  provides students with a comprehensive vision where students gain practical hands-on experience in their course enabling them to confidently enter career paths in fashion design, pattern making, garment manufacturing, craft studies, fashion merchandising and so on.

This is overseen by a team of professional faculty who instruct, inspire and mentor students utilizing their technical and design expertise while also encouraging the development of individual style. This has ensured that SFT holds a coveted position among the top fashion design schools in the country as per the “Higher Education Digest”  ‘Top 10 Most Promising Fashion Institutes in India 2021

The four year B. Des. Programme in Fashion Design provides students with well- rounded knowledge of Indian as well as the global fashion industry that encompasses design, trends, manufacturing, marketing and retail. The programme provides an insight into the remarkable efforts that go into building a successful fashion business, and helps students to develop their skills, confidence and imagination. Internship, workshops, guest lectures and Industry visits are an integral part of the curriculum.

KIIT has achieved incredible feats by being ranked almost the topmost institutions in the Country and globe.

  • It has been recognized as an ‘Institution of Eminence’ by the Govt. of India.
  • KIIT has been ranked No.1 among self –financing institutions of the country in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), 2020 of the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.
  • KIIT’s Computer Science Faculty has been ranked in the band of 501-600 by The times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021.
  • It is also pertinent to mention that KIIT has been ranked in 601-800 bands for its Engineering and Technology streams.

Leadership

Gipsita Nayak

Deputy Director ,
KIIT School of Fashion Technology

Born & brought up in India and lived in New York for 8 years, Gipsita has been exposed to the experiences of both worlds. She has served as the Sr. Executive Director Show Production – Plitzs Fashion Marketing, NewYork, From Nov 2013 – Feb 2019

Being in the Fashion Industry, as a Designer, Show producer, Stylist & Image Consultant in New York City Gipsita has been working with various professionals from all over the world. She learnt the skills from one of the best schools in the world, Fashion Institute of Technology, NewYork. Hugo Boss, Greg Lauren, Calvin Klein, Max Mara, Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera, Desigual, Todd Snyder, Zimmerman, Rodebjer, Idan Cohen, Noon by Noor, Bibhu Mahapatra, Pamella Rolland, Oudifu, Georgine, Skingraft, Protagonist, Reem Acra, Fashion for relief by Naomi Campbell, Vivienne Tam, J. Lindberg & Lucio Castro, Calia by Carrie Underwood, Anne Barge, JLM Couture, Naeem Khan, Inbal Dror & Vera Wang are few of the Brands she has worked with as a stylist during the NewYork Fashion Week. Her skills were very much appreciated at the Brands like GAP & Links of London. She is the 1st Odiya Designer to showcase Odisha Handlooms in western formals in PLITZS NewYork City Fashion Week during the NewYork Fashion Week September 2017. She is a Dale Carnegie certified career developer and leader who has helped hundreds of people discover a career that they both enjoy and flourish in. She has coached a few thousand employees in companies like Plitzs Fashion Marketing, Visa, Infosys, Wipro & Capgemini on Image consulting and personal development.