Shahi Exports and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) recently signed an MoU to establish Chair in Department of Fashion Technology (DFT), NIFT, New Delhi.
The objective behind signing the MoU is to promote excellence and leadership in teaching, research and development in the area of apparel manufacturing technology and to facilitate wider and deeper interaction between Shahi Exports and the NIFT faculty and students.
This initiative is the first-of-its-kind for any apparel exporter in India. Employing over one lakh workers, Shahi Exports is India’s top apparel manufacturer while NIFT is the premier institute of fashion education in the country. Jalandhar D. Giri, Director, Shahi Exports; Sarada Muraleedharan, DG, NIFT and its faculty members were present during the signing of MoU.
“The Chair in DFT, NIFT shall develop and execute a high-impact research agenda, develop multi-investigator programmes and multi-disciplinary laboratories and innovative training programmes and curricula, fostering collaboration across the industry and academia,” said NIFT.
As per the MoU, this collaboration will act as a meeting point between industry and institutions for discussion and debate for generating innovative ideas, initiatives for conducting advanced research in the area of apparel manufacturing.
The Chair will be a scholarship for students to carry out cross-disciplinary research, industry survey and benchmarking studies, execute high-quality fundamental research, create intellectual property and spread new knowledge apart from providing fellowship to doctoral research scholars working in the area of apparel industry 4.0.