The award of PhD degree is in recognition of high academic achievements, independent research and application of knowledge in various areas of Fashion. Creative and productive enquiry is the basic concept underlying the research work.
NIFT offers part time PhD in the areas of design, management and technology as applied with broad reference to textiles, fashion, lifestyle and apparel sectors of the industry. The programme is designed for the purpose of creating a body of original knowledge for the use of academia and industry at large.
Programme Structure- The programme has two phases: course work and thesis research. The first phase covers the first two years of course work (compulsory and selected). Successful completion of the first phase requires passing the comprehensive exam. The student then begins the second phase, i.e. thesis research work.
Areas of Research-PhD scholars at NIFT have worked in the areas of Anthropometry and Fit, Product Development, Technology Development, Textiles, Sustainability, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Trend Studies and Craft Studies.
PhD Program was launched in 2009 with 7 students and currently 53 students are pursuing PhD from NIFT. 31scholars have been awarded PhD till now.
03 students were conferred with the doctoral degree in 2021. The areas of research of the thirty-onePhD awardees are:
NIFT PhD Degree Awardees
|S.No.||Name of the Scholars||Batch||Topic|
|1||Vandana Narang||2009||Pattern Development for Menswear using Block Method – A Fresh Approach|
|2||Varsha Gupta||2009||Study of Recycling of Post-Consumer Textile Waste in a Selected Area of North India and Framing a Model for Sustainable Development|
|3||Shalini Sud||2009||Determinants of Fashion Trends for Salwar, Kamiz, Dupatta (SKD): A Delhi/National Capital Region (NCR) Perspective|
|4||SuruchiMattar||2010||Impact of human resource management practices on organizational performance in the garment manufacturing firms in Delhi/ NCR|
|5||Suhail Anwar||2010||Impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on Students’ Performance: A case of India’s Higher Education in Fashion Design|
|6||Shinju Mahajan||2009||Design and development of toddler’s footwear- a user centric approach|
|7||Pavan Godiwala||2009||Development of daylight harvesting device|
|8||Vidya Rakesh||2010||Standardization of body measurements for urban women of Uttar Pradesh|
|9||Malini Divakala||2010||Contemporary articulation and sustainability of painted textile tradition of south india – A case study on kalamkari/vraatapani|
|10||Jagriti Mishra||2010||Impact of store attributes on consumer buying behaviour in Indian luxury apparel fashion segment|
|11||Monika Gupta||2009||Formulating Contouring Increments For Varied Bust Sizes|
|12||Vandana Jaglan||2010||Costuming in Hindi Films (1950-2010)|
|13||Manoj Tiwari||2010||Size Chart Standardization of Bottom-Wear for Indian Male Youth (18-29 Years)|
|14||Priyanka Gupta||2009||Studies on Bacterial Contamination of White Coats and Design of Uniforms for Hospital Nurses|
|15||Vandita Seth||2010||Study of Tangaliya Craft of Saurashtra - A Model for Sustainable Development through Design Intervention|
|16||Vikas Kumar||2010||Influence of social media in promoting sportswear brands and consumer decision making|
|17||Ankur Saxena||2011||Prospects of Green Manufacturing in Delhi/NCR Apparel Industry|
|18||Kaustav Sengupta||2010||An integrative analysis on values and lifestyle (VALS) of Indian youth in Metro cities and its impact on their clothing colour preference, colour - emotion and colour-image association.|
|19||Jaspal Singh Kalra||2014||Design Education for Chikankari Artisans: A Tool for Social Innovation|
|20||Hemalatha Jain||2014||A study on the PattedaAnchu sari of North Karnataka and it's revival for sustenance of the craft|
|21||Rumpa Reshmi Munshi||2011||Development of lathe attachment to aid the artisan in product diversification at turn-wood lac ware cluster of Channapatna|
|22||Yuvraj Garg||2011||Mapping Awareness, Availability and Acceptability of Environment-Friendly Clothing|
|23||Amit Kumar Anjanee||2012||Skill Set Requirement for Sewing Machine Operations in Garment Manufacturing Units|
|24||Paramita Sarkar||2011||A Study on Tribal Costumes of Tripura and its Transformation|
|25||Richa Sharma||2014||Study on effect of luminescence of photo-luminescent specialty pigments on textiles for the home Fashion|
|26||Prerna Kaushal||2012||Sustainable practices in India’s domestic apparel supply chain: Industry and consumer study|
|27||JomichanPathathil||2013||Adoption of CAD in Indian Garment Manufacturing Sector: An Assessment of Stakeholders Perception|
|28||Arindam Das||2013||A Framework for Assessment of Creativity: A Case Research on Fashion Design Programme at NIFT|
|29||Anupam Kapoor||2015||Clothing consumption and disposal patterns of Indian women: A comparative study of NCR and Mumbai|
|30||Neetu Singh||2016||A study of factors influencing brand experience and brand loyalty: A case of lingerie buyers of India|
|31||Muthu Kumar||2014||A Study of Design Perception of Branded Sports Shoes|
Research by Faculty
NIFT faculty members are also engaged in innovation of systems and tools for apparel industry and continuously challenging the stereotypes. Some of the innovative researches include 3D printing of machine parts, sizing for baby diaper, self-defence wearables, computerised sewing skill evaluation system, to name a few.
Patent process has been initiated for
- A PRESSER FOOT FOR A SEWING MACHINE, invented by Ms. Abhilasha, Prof.Dr. Prabir Jana &Dr. Deepak Panghal et.al
- A Needle Replacement System, invented by Mr. Shubham Tilara& Prof. Dr. Suhail Anwar et.al
- Self Defence Wearable, jointly invented by Dr. Noopur Anand and Dr. Deepak Panghal
- Computerised Sewing Skill Evaluation System, invented jointly by Dr.Prabir Jana and Dr. Deepak Panghal with Mr. Dinesh Kumar of Design Innova
- Advance Needle Guard, Inventors -Inventors- Mr. Sirfraj Ahmed &Dr. Deepak Panghal
- Pedal-Less Attachment for SNLS Sewing Machine; Invented and self-funded by Mr. Abhishek Gangopadhyay, Mr. Ankur Makhija, NIFT Gandhi Nagar
- Automatic Detachable Cycle Time & Output calculator for Industrial Sewing Machine (ADCTOC); Invented by Ms. Meenakshi Gupta, Mr. Ankur Makhija, NIFT Gandhi Nagar; supported and sponsored by M/S. Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd, Faridabad
- An Automatic Sewing Needle Vending Machine, Patent Application Number: 201921006345, Patent Filing Date: 18.02.2019, Inventors: Ms. Akshita Mishra, Mr. Ankur Makhija, Applicant: National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
- An On Machine Broken Needle Collecting System for Sewing Machine, Patent Application Number: 201921006747, Patent Filing Date: 20.02.2019, Inventors: Ms. Ishita Upreti, Ms. Nitika Yadav, Mr. Ankur Makhija , Applicant: National Institute of Fashion Technology ( NIFT)
- Dr. Pavan Godiawala has joint patent (with three other inventors from ATIRA, Ahmedabad) to his credit on production monitoring system for sewing machines in a garment manufacturing unit (patent no. 206591).
- Indian Patent Application No. 201911053167, Filed on: December 20, 2019, the name of: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, Title: A NEEDLE REPLACEMENT SYSTEM, Inventors: Shekhar Ravi, Shubham Tilara, Prabir Jana & Suhail Anwar
NIFT faculty members are also actively engaged in writing books, chapters in books and research papers in journals. There are more than around 909 papers in leading academic research journals, 17 articles in commercial magazines/newspapers, 135 books/book chapters and approximately 791 paper presentations in seminars and conferences, and creative woks of 42 faculty were displayed in various exhibitions.