The Design & Technology education at NIFT, commences with a two semester Foundation Programme. The programme is designed to foster creativity, sensitivity and skills to form a strong foundation. The students are sensitized towards Design & Technology fundamentals, to enrich conceptual creative thinking and create an awareness of the fashion business.The programme aims at encouraging students to explore their interest through a broad range of activities and courses. Students are offered a range of options for developing skills in specific area to develop their individual strength through engagement with lectures, workshops, field visits and projects. Students can build their areas further through number of electives offered to them during their foundation period.
The Design and Technology core encompasses a strong integrated skill and knowledge base essential to the fashion industry. An overview of apparel industry provides inputs on the socio-economic, traditional and cultural aspects of the industry, which would lead to ideation, conceptualization and communication.
To sensitize Foundation programme students to our socio- cultural ethos, self and society has been included in the Foundation programme. Students will observe the relationship between the people and their environment to understand their co-existence and co-creation.