1. Indian fashion industry to be worth Rs 750 cr by 2012

The domestic fashion business is expected to become a Rs 750-crore industry by 2012 from the current level of Rs 270 crore, given the increased demand for designer clothes and huge investments being planned by companies, industry body Assocham on Friday said.

It was projected that the domestic fashion industry would grow to a level of Rs 500 crore in the next five years but the growth of the sector would be much more, it said in a paper on ‘Indian Fashion Industry’.

2.The highest package in 2011 is Rs 11.07 lakh offered by Bajaj Auto

Source : Times of India, Dt. 10.12.2011

AHMEDABAD: Campus placement at National Institute of Design (NID) winded up on Friday. While around 15 companies took part in the recruitment process on Friday, a large number of them were first time recruiters. Companies like, and Logitech were some of the recruiters that visited the campus for the first time this year. The highest package this year remains Rs 11.07 lakh which was offered by Bajaj Auto.

3. NIFTian selected as trend forecaster for European design firm

NIFTian selected as trend forecaster for European design firm NIFT fashion management students get 100 pc placement; 60 pc got pre-placement offers. On an average, each student received 3 offers Megha Thomas, a final year Fashion Management student from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Gandhinagar, is a trend-setter. She has become one of the first students from her course for clinching the challenging job of a fashion and trend forecaster with an European firm called Promostyl, an international trend research and design agency. Prior to being offered the job of a trend forecaster with a pay package of $1,08,000 (Rs 49.24 lakh) per annum, Thomas worked as a trainee forecaster for 12 weeks with the agency’s New York office. Her take on Spring 2011 runway trends and the shopping list she drew up for New Yorkers got her this internship opportunity.

4. Rustom Mazda : NID Student to Design For Ferrari Maker

A graduate from the National Institute of Design, Paldi has landed a job in world’s leading automobile design house Pininfarina as a consultant designer.

Rustom Mazda, who graduated from NID’s product design department in 2010, is the first NIDian to join the Italian auto-design firm which caters to auto giants such as Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar and Fiat. Talking to Minor from Turino in Italy, Rustom, who joined Pininfarina earlier this month, says, “I feel overwhelmed and honoured to be working at the ‘Mecca of auto-designing’.

5. NID students get internships with Italian automobile firm Three National Institute of Design students have won three-month internships with Pininfarina — an Italian automobile design firm with customers like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Rolls Royce — after winning a competition to design a possible successor of the Indian autorickshaw

“There is no sign of economic slowdown in the placements. The package of Rs 11.07 lakh is the highest since 2005, when we started placement department. We believe that the average salary this year will also surpass last year’s average salary of Rs 6.20 lakh,” Sujitha Nair, industry relations & students’ placement officer of NID told ET. In 2009, NID received highest offer of Rs 9.90 lakh, while in 2008, it got highest offer of Rs 7 lakh

. NID has rolling placement process where any company can recruit any candidate any time during the year. “A number of students have received Pre Placement Offers (PPOs) and they have also received good packages.Yahoo, Samsung, Nokia Research and Cinema Vision etc visited NID campus for the first time for hiring this year. Samsung and Nokia visited the campus on Wednesday while Yahoo will make offers.

6. On Day 1, NIDian bags 38 lakh annual package – Dec. 8, 2012, TOI

AHMEDABAD: The campus placements at National Institute of Design (NID) started on Friday. In Ahmedabad campus, more than 100 students and 32 companies are participating in the process. The highest package of Rs 38 lakh was bagged by a student of product design who will join Toshiba Japan. The process will continue for another two days.

The NID officials said that for the first time, they have integrated student portfolios with the placement and industry interface website where the prospective employers can review the work of the students.

NIFT’s prime objective has been to spawn a critical mass of highly competent technical professionals in the area of Fashion Design, Technology and Management capable of providing leadership to the Indian Fashion industry, to enable it to compete better in the global economy.

NIFT professional are some of the most creative mind a country can offer with a burning desire to excel, who go through a very stimulating and challenging academic schedule that sharpens their faculties and prepares them to face any challenge in the ever changing world of fashion.

NIFT Industry Linkage Unit facilitates on campus placements for graduating students of NIFT to enable them to start their careers in challenging positions. Leading national and international companies participate in Campus Placements to recruit NIFT professionals.

The profile of companies attending placements have expanded substantially with diverse segments of industry like large retailers, brand marketers, manufacturers, consultancy organizations, e-retailer, textile mills, home furnishing companies, design BPO’s, technology solution providers, and large apparel manufacturing companies along with international brands.

Name of few employers department wise

Masters of Fashion Management : 99 Labels, Aarvee Danim, Alok Industries, Arvind Mills, Bharti Walmart, Bhartiya International, Cairon, Catex Overseas Imp. Exp. Pvt. Ltd., CELIO, Design N Decore, Dhananjai Apparels Pvt Ltd, Dilli Karigari (Fab India), Fabindia, Fetise Retail, Fine Stitches, Fopping .Com, Forever New, GemPro, Gram Shree Trust, Impulse, In Leather, Indian Terrain, ITC, ITC Infotech, JJ Valaya, Just Linen Home Fashions, Karle International Pvt. Ltd., Kimaya Fashions, KSP India Pvt. Ltd., Laven, Li & Fung, Lifestyle International, Maatti Design, Marsil Exports, Maspar, MNR Exports, M’s World, Neerus, Next Steps, Pal Fashions, Payal Kalra, Portico, Priya Knit Faabs, Puma Sports India Pvt. Ltd., Radium Creations, Rave Fashions, Reliance Brands Limited, Reliance Brands Ltd., Rising Trade, Shree Bharat International, Snap, Status Quo, Suditi Industries, Tata International, Texpert India Pvt. Ltd., Tommy Hilfiger, TPG Wholesale Pvt. Ltd. (Vishal Mega Mart), Tritan Leather Works, UCB, Vishal Mega Mart, Vishal Mega Mart, V-Mart,

Masters of Fashion Technology : Alok Industries, Arvind Mills, Cairon, Impulse, Karle International Pvt. Ltd., KOLOR KONCEPTS INTL, Laguna Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Maspar, Next Step, Pal Fashions, Priyaa Knit Faabs, RK Fabric, Tata International, Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd., Texpert India Pvt. Ltd., V-Mart, Wooqer

Master of Design : CKS, GJGPL – India, ITC Infotech, karle International Pvt. Ltd., Kimaya Fashions, M’s World, Next Steps, OKS Boys, Pal Fashions, Pee – Empro, Posh Collection, Pure Earth Pvt. Ltd., Reliance Brands Limited, Reliance Brands Ltd., Reliance Trends, Thinking Bug, Vintage Shades

Bachelor of Design ( Fashion Design) : 99 Labels, Aakriti Apparels, Aamir Beading & Embroidery, Aavdat Apparels, Abhishek Gupta, Abroo Icore Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Adiv Exports, Alternate Clothing, Amrit Exports, Anubha Apparels Pvt. Ltd. , Anushree Designs, Anvidha Designs, ASA fashion & Life style, Asharaa Inspired Living Pvt. Ltd., Bhartiya International, Boom Apparels, Catex Overseas Imp. Exp. Pvt. Ltd., Contact Communications, Creative Garments, CTA Apparels, DBSS Projects & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Designer Exports, Dhananjai Apparels Pvt Ltd, Earthy Myths, Ekru, Evolve Clothing, Fetise Retail, First Step Baby wear, Formal Clothing Company, Gaurav Gupta, Gesture Apparels, Gokul Das Exports, Green Gold, Impulse, In Leather, Indian Terrain, Indus League, J.J. Expo Impo, JJ Exports, Jole Clothing, K.S. Knit Fabs, Kalanjali Arts & Crafts, Kavita Bhartiya, Kimaya Fashions, Kreative Edge, KSP India Pvt. Ltd., Laven, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Lustrous/ Jaya Mishra, OM, Manyavar, Maybell, Metropoli Fashions Pvt. Ltd., Mischief Clothing, MM Design, Modstyle, Morphe Design, Myntra, N Y Studio, Neerus, Next Generation Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Next Steps, Noah Fashions, OKS Boys, P. Square, Pappa don’t preach, Peach Women’s Wear, Peppermint, Pingakash Trader Pvt. Ltd., PN Rao, Proline, R.Rathore, Ramsons (Dhruv Vaish), Rave Fashions, Raymonds, RB Enterprise, Red Orange, Reliance Trends, Retail Hub Solutions, RK Fabric, RmKV Silks, Rupa & Co., S.Dev Fashion, Sabyasachi Couture, Sadhna, Salasar Industries, Sasha associations for Craft producers, Shahi Exports, Shalini, Shoppers Stop, Snap, Spirit Of India, Suditi Industries, Suneet Verma, Swift Projects Pvt. Ltd., The Shirt Company, Triburg Sportswear, USI, Varun Bahl, Venfield, Ventures Designer Exports, VIIA Dysn, V-Mart, VOI Jeans

Bachelor of Design ( Accessory Design) : Aamir Beading & Embroidery, Animika Studios Pvt. Ltd., Bag IT Today, Bhujodi Arts & Crafts, Blue Stone, Evergreen, Fetise Retail, Florence Shoes, Gram Shree Trust, Guptasons Jewelers, Home Shop 18, Jayaniya Exports Pvt. Ltd., K. P. Sanghvi, Laven, Leather Craft India Ltd, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Maatti Design, MNR Exports, National Centre for Design and Product Development, Peacock Jewelleries, R.B.Z.Jewellers, R.S.Z Jewellers, Rite Brand Retail, Sayee Leathers, Shoppers Stop, Snap, Suneet Verma, Tommy Hilfiger, V-Mart,

Bachelor of Design ( Leather Design) : Bird Retail, D2 International, Jalan Exports, Jayaniya Exports Pvt. Ltd., Leather Craft India Ltd, Metropoli Fashions Pvt. Ltd., MNR Exports, Pappa don’t preach, Raymonds, Sayee Leathers, Tritan Leather Works, Vouge & Hyde

Bachelor of Design ( Textile Design) : Aamir Beading & Embroidery, Aavdat Apparels, Abroo Icore Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Alternate Clothing, Asharaa Inspired Living Pvt. Ltd., Atira Design, Beekalene Fashion, Bharath Silks, Catex Overseas Imp. Exp. P. Ltd., Centex, Contact Communications, Formal Clothing Company, Govardhan, Gram Shree Trust, Home Shop 18, J.J. Expo Impo, Jayaniya Exports Pvt. Ltd., Kreative Edge, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Lustrous/ Jaya Mishra , Manyavar, MNR Exports, Modern Danim, M’s World, Nalli Silk International, Narula, Next Generation Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Next Step, Pal Fashions, Rangoli Sarees Ltd., Raymonds, Sabyasachi Couture, Sandiya Exports, Shree Bharat International, Spirit Of India, Swift Projects Pvt. Ltd., Tommy Hilfiger, Trident Home Furnishing, Welspun,

Bachelor of Design ( Knitwear Design) : Abroo Icore Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Anubhav Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Bag IT Today, Boom Apparels, Enfield Apparels, Evolve Clothing, First Step Baby wear, Gesture Apparels, Group – Indigo, Ice Fire Clothing Co. Pvt. Ltd., Impulse, Kimaya Fashions, KTF Fashion, Lata Apparels, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, MNR Exports, M’s World, OKS Boys, Peppermint, PN Rao, Priyaa Knit Faabs, Raymonds, RK Fabric, Rupa & Co. Pvt. Ltd., Shree Bharat International, Suditi Industries, Swapan & Seema (Vachi), The Shirt Company, Turtle Limited, Venfield,

Bachelor of Design ( Fashion Communication) : 23 Carat, Animika Studios Pvt. Ltd., Cairo International, Creative Gaga Magazine, Fetise Retail, Indian Myra, Kimaya Fashions, Lana Clothing, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Modstyle, M’s World , Neerus, Next Step, Omega, Raymonds, Reliance Trends, Rolling Dice, Shoppers Stop, Small Design Company, Snap, Studio Thorn, Suditi Industries, USI, Wishbox,,

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) : Aakriti Apparels, Celebrity Fashion Limited, Centex, Chandramukhi Impex, Contact Communications, CTA Apparels, Dhananjai Apparels Pvt Ltd, Edcon Exports, Formal Clothing Company, Gokul Das Exports, Home Shop 18, Impulse, Indus League, Intimate Fashion (India) Pvt. Ltd., KOLOR KONCEPTS INTL, KSP India Pvt. Ltd., KTF Fashion, Laguna Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Leather Craft India Ltd, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Lime Road, Magnum Clothing Private Limited, Mahajan Overseas Pvt. Ltd., MNR Exports, Neeti Clothing, Next Generation Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Next Steps, Omega, Orient Craft Ltd., Pal Fashions, Raymonds, Retail Hub Solutions, RmKV Silks, Sabyasachi Couture, Sandiya Exports, Shahi Exports, Shree Bharat International, TCNS, The Shirt Company, Turtle Limited, Welspun.

Source and copyright – NIFT Website for NIFT related article

6. NIFT Placement Report
Salary Range in Lakhs per annum
NIFT Placement 2011
NIFT Placement 2012
Master’s Programme Rs. 1.8 to Rs 5.95 Rs. 1.8 to Rs. 5.0
Bachelor’s Programme Rs. 1.4 to Rs. 5.0 Rs. 1.4 to Rs. 5.0