Fashion and Interior designing have always been sought after courses for young ones with a creative bent of mind. Catering to the fashion aficionados of the eastern India, INIFD, Kolkata, has created a niche in the sector. Established in the year 1995, INIFD, Kolkata is a leading player among Interior Designing Institutes of the country. The institute attracts students especially from Eastern India and is a one-stop destination for young fashion aspirants. The institute provides world class curricula in Interior Designing, Fashion and Fashion Designing. The modules are seamless, cutting edge, industry specific and relevant, painstakingly designed by the veteran faculty members and industry connoisseurs.
Stoodnt.com got in touch with Arnab Ray, Centre Manager, INIFD Salt Lake, to know what makes the institute a sought after one in the country. A graduate from St Xavier’s College and an MBA from AIS St Helens in New Zealand, Ray joined INIFD Salt Lake in 2013, before which he was associated with different education organizations for over 15 years.
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3 things that make INIFD Salt Lake the institution it is today?
Quality Delivery with experienced faculty members
Internships and Placements with reputed designers, exporters, retailers and manufacturers
INIFD, Salt Lake Kolkata boasts of a long standing presence in fashion and interior design domain. We aim to take education in fashion and Interior design to the common man in India while providing industry focused, relevant, seamless and quality design education.
The institute is the official Knowledge Partner of India’s premier fashion and lifestyle event – Lakme Fashion Week and Femina Miss India. We offer our students vast exposure and opportunities. The talent pool is further steered, honed and cultivated by the best of faculty members. Additionally, an array of industrial visits and design meetings with the industry experts build the skills of our students making them ready for the global market. The aim is to take education in fashion and design to everyone who aspires to be in the space.
3 reasons why a career in fashion or interior design is a great idea
Vast range of work opportunities
The wide range of products in fashion industry entails a fantastic variety of professional roles to choose. Designing suits to people having creative eye; other choices include costume designer, fashion photographer; those who enjoy being more hands-on throughout the garment production process, there are roles such as upholsterer, sample machinist and pattern graders; those targeting people management and social skills roles such as stylist and personal shopper are plenty, where as those looking to exercise their authority could pitch in as production manager, marketing manager or head of innovation.
Fashion industry is a place where one must learn nitty-gritty of ground level work as well as management mantra of top ranks. Starting your career from junior level simply refines you as a professional. The journey of reaching to high rank from junior level let you acquire fine details, relevant knowledge and skills to enhance your overall performance and confidence. The fashion industry has ample room for progression in terms of profile and money.
Learn and relearn
The fashion industry is fast paced, exciting and full of creativity and glamour. Higher positions in industry include opportunity to travel, which is one of the reasons why such profiles are most sought after. Besides a chance to travel, one gets the chance to work with clients from different background and culture, thus adding to work experience. But this also means increasing work pressure to perform and deliver the best. It is important to weigh pros and cons of the profile before choosing your work area.
What does the institution look for in students while admitting?
We look for enthusiastic people with creative mind and having the desire to learn and adapt.
What is the success rate of campus placement of the institution?
The success rate is 89% and the highest salary was 40,000 per month in Burberry. Companies like Tommy Hilfiger, West Bengal Khadi Board, Pantaloons, Burberry, Manyavar, Duravit, Asian Paints comes to our institute for campus recruitment which generally starts from March.
How are the students being prepared for campus placement?
The students are mentored by the HODs, The Centre Head, The Placement Manager for campus placements. They are given special training on how to clear GD/ PI rounds, communication skills etc. Mock interviews are conducted before the placement drive to train the students properly. Students are sent for various industry visits to gain practical knowledge and exposure.
5 unique things that INIFD students possess as new age professionals
The ability to spot and develop trends
The ability to solve problems