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Diversified career options for Leather Design

The Leather Design Program at NIFT is unique in its structure and application to the Fashion, Footwear and Accessories Industry. Initially focussed on leather products, in tune with changing times the programme now encompasses the areas of Fashion goods, Personal Lifestyle accessories and Footwear across the four campusesof Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Raebareli.Emphasis is laid on the integration of design concepts with material knowledge. A multidisciplinary approach and exposure to the industry through field trips, tannery training, Craft Cluster programs, Industry internship and Graduation Projects are an integral part of the curriculum whereby students explore and innovate with materials, Techniques, Forms and components.


Leather Design graduates have opportunities in areas of Fashion business as Designers, Merchandisers, Range Developers, Buyers, Production Managers and Entrepreneurs. The Target industries include Export and Domestic Manufacturing, Retail, Buying and Sourcing. The Alumni of the Department are trendsetters in their respective areas and have evolved the modern paradigm of the industry, making it an integrated part of the Global Fashion and Lifestyle arena.