NIFT continuously endeavours to have excellent industry – alumni interface to enable the development of future ready, competent professionals. Invigorating thought leadership, research stimulus, industry focus, creative enterprise and peer learning have always reinforced the institute’s academic bedrock. NIFT has also been able to contribute to the Industry through consultancy projects which have provided capacity building and business analytics support to the Textiles Industry.
Learning at NIFT encompasses knowledge, skill and its practical application with consideration to social concerns. These are enhanced through industry internships, classroom projects, talks and panel discussions with Industry experts, and other collaborative activities including conduct of competitions, and coordination for job placements of graduating students.
NIFT Industry & Alumni Affairs unit facilitates campus placements for graduating students of NIFT to enable them to start their career in challenging positions. The profile of companies attending Placements have expanded substantially with diverse segments of Industry like large retailers, Brand marketers, manufacturers, consultancy organizations, e-retailers, textile mills, home furnishing companies, design & knowledge process outsourcing, technology solution providers, International Brands and Start-up firms. Graduating students also often take jobs with institutions where they did internship or for whom they did graduation projects.
Leading national and international companies strive to recruit NIFT professionals. Star employers, to name a few include
|United Colours of Benetton||Provogue||Weekender||Schullers|
|Urban yoga||Be::||Van Huesan||Louis Phillip|
|Nike||Adidas||Reebok||Park Avenue and Parks|
|Excalibur||Wills Lifestyle||Lifestyle||Shopper's Stop|
|AMPM international Pvt. Ltd.||Arvind Lifestyle Brands Limited||August Jewellery (Melorra)||Avenue Supermarts Ltd.(D-Mart)|
|Banswara Garments||Bestseller||Birla cellulose- Grasim Industries||Blackberry’s|
|Dorling Kindersley Publishing Pvt. Ltd.||Genesis Colors Ltd.||Gini & Jony||Intellosol software India Pvt. Ltd|
|K.Mohan & Company (Exports) Pvt Ltd.||Laguna Clothing Private Limited||Lalit Dalmia||Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd|
|Maharani of India||Manglam Arts||Method Apparel ConsultancyIndia Pvt. Ltd.||Monte Carlo Fashions Ltd.|
|MUST Garment Corp Limited.||Nandan Denim Ltd.||Orient Craft Limited||PUMA Sports India Pvt. Ltd.|
|Raymond Limited||Reliance Brands Limited||Sabyasachi Couture||Shahi Exports Private Limited|
|Shantanu & Nikhil||Silver Spark Apparel Limited||Amazon||Snapdeal|
|Flipkart||Myntra||Zomato||TCNS Clothing Company Pvt. Ltd.|
|Wazir Advisors et.al.|
NIFT has to its credit more than 23000 Alumni since its inception in 1986, working with the industry in key decision making positions and who have been instrumental in shaping the future of fashion business as change agents in India and abroad. They are working at various levels in more than 2000 organizations across the worldas Brand Managers, Quality Controllers, Designers, Fashion Coordinators, Merchandisers, Production Managers, and Marketing Heads, etc in leading national and international organisations. Several NIFT alumni have become entrepreneurs and successful brands themselves.
The NIFT alumni have presented their work on the ramps of Milan, Paris, New York and other fashion centres. They are also active in the fields of media and films. Celebrities and fashion icons across the globe attest to the designers' success in styling and dressing them. Alumni are also active in taking their knowledge to the grass root levels, working with NGOs across India to connect the craftspersonwith modern technology, design and markets.
Illustrious Alumni of NIFT, to name a few:
|Anjali Kalia||Atul Ujagar||Anavila Misra||Aneeth Arora|
|Devangshu Dutta||Gaurav Jai Gupta||Gulshan Devaiah||Hemang|
|Harish Gupta||Jaideep Grover||Kirti Goyal||Manish Arora|
|Nitin Mohan||Nidhi Dua||Narendra Kumar Ahmed||Neha Sharma|
|Pallab Banerjee||Pooja Kapoor||Prabal Gurung||Raghavan V Santhanam|
|Rajesh and Payal Prathap Singh||Ritu Beri||Romi Agarwal||Sabyasachi Mukherjee|
|Sanjay Garg||Samant Chauhan||Shivaji Dutta||Shantanu Goenka|
|Sneha Bhatnagar||Sunita Shanker||Suket Dhir||Tanya Gyani|
|Uma Prajapati||Rina Dhaka|
The Alumni of NIFT have been giving back to their alma mater, by way of time, collaboration, awards and incentives, and mentorship of the students passing through the portals of the Institute.