I watched as my seniors were getting placed in NIFT New Delhi. NIFT has a common placement process all across its centres where a student from any centre can attend the campus placement interview in any other centre. Like, many students from Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, etc. had come to attend the placements process in NIFT New Delhi. Similarly, many students from the Delhi centre went to attend the placements in centres like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai etc. Here’s the report of the placements that took place in January 2009.
As we all know, every industry was hit by the recession factor early this year. Economy has just started to get stabilize and grow. Hence, the average pay package of the campus placements fell marginally compared to the previous year’s average pay package.
Bachelor’s: 2.5 lacs approx.
Master’s: 3.7 lacs approx.
Most of the students were already placed off-campus by the time the campus placements took place. Even my then roommate Akshay from Knitwear Department had already been working in the same company where he did his final year internship.The case was same with the most of the seniors I knew.
Around 109 companies participated for the placements programme. The list includes companies like Lifestyle, Bombay Rayon Fashion Ltd, Rana Gill, Color Plus, Impulse, etc. It’s almost an year since the placement process has taken palce. As far as I know, almost ever senior I knew are placed either in campus placements or off campus placements.
More than 75% of the students were placed in Manufacturing/export houses. Other students were placed as/in designer, consultant, retailer, media, education, brand, buying house etc.
Fashion Design : Many companies like Pantaloon, Spykar, Swarvoski India, Uni Style, ITC Ltd, Levis, Lifstyle, United Colors of Benetton, Madhura Garments etc. recuruited various students. Even designer brands like CUE by Rahul Khanna and Rohit Gandhi, Rohit Bal etc. recruited students.
Fashion Communication : Students were placed in companies like Femina, Lifestyle, United Colours of Benetton, Tanishq, Vogue, Madhura Garments, Freelook, Liberty, Lifestyle, Christian Dior, MTV, Headlines Today and several other companies.
Textile Design : Companies include Madhura Garments, Indian Terrain, Arvind Mills etc.
Accessory Design : Companies recruited students from AD incude Tanishq, Titan, Pantaloon, United Colors of Benetton, Adidas etc.
Knitwear Design : Companies include Madhura Garments, Indian Terrain, Arvind Mills, Impulse etc.
Leather Design : Companies include Lifestyle, Liberty Footwear, Kabir Leathers etc. Designers like JJ Valaya etc. recruited various students.
Apparel Production : Companies like Pantaloon, Madhura Garments, Gini & Jony, etc recruited students.
Fashion Management : Companies like Wills Lifestyle, Landmark, Levis, Lifestyle, Aditya Birla Group, Arvind Mills, Marks & Spencers, Calvin Klein, Indian Terrain, FCUK etc. recruited various students from the department.
Technology (Masters) : Companies like Blackberrys, Adidas, Nike, Madhura Garments, Arvind Mills, Pantaloon, etc. recruited various students from the department.