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NID Placement Report 2013

NID had organized the annual placement week 2013 in three phases as per the following schedule:nift PLACEMENT

Overview of NID placements 2013:

No. of participating industries: 121

Type of participating Industries/companies: Multi-national companies, start-ups including studios / firms founded by NID alumni, academic institutions and couple of NGOs.  These institutions participated in the annual placement week for multi-disciplinary hiring in terms of full time placement and final semester placement.

Highlights of NID Placement 2013:
NIFT CAREERPlacement Summary as of now:
No of companies participating in placement process 121
No of students opting for placements through the institute 222
No of placement offers till date (companies are still reverting back) 205
Highest salary package offered 36 Lakhs p.a.
Median salary package offered 8 Lakhs p.a.

Last year Toshiba, Japan has offered an International package of Rs 38 lakhs p.a. to 2 students, whereas the domestic package was Rs 13 lakhs p.a. While this year Trident Group has offered Rs 36 lakhs p.a. to 15 students as Domestic package.

Salary Details:
Details Domestic Package
Highest salary package Rs 24 lacs p.a. Rs 36 lacs p.a.
Median salary package Rs 12 lacs p.a. Rs 18 lacs p.a.
Average salary package Rs 6.0 lacs p.a. Rs 7.5 lacs p.a
Lowest salary package  Rs 5.0 lacs p.a.  Rs 6.5 lacs p.a.
 Some industries that participated in the NID Placement Week 2013:FASHION ILLUSTRA
Future Group VIP Industries Ltd
Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited LNJ BHILWARA GROUP
Wipro technologies Adobe
adidas Group India SAP Labs, Bangalore
Titan Human Factors International
Philips Honda R&D (India) Pvt Ltd
TI Cycles Of India Malabar Gold & Diamonds
Whirlpool of India LTD Red bus
Godrej & Boyce Pathways World School
Tata Motors Ltd XOX Design (A division of The Flagship Advertising Pvt. Ltd.)
SAMSUNG R & D Institute India, Bangalore TATA Consultancy Servics Ltd
York Transport (Equipment) India Pvt. Ltd – A Tata Enterprise Infosys Limited
Trident Group Design Factory India
DDecor Exports Bombay Design House
Cognizant Technology Solutions Navin Group
Nalli Silk International rehwa society
Clarice Technologies
10 students from National Institute of Design get record Rs 36 lakh offer

TNN | Dec 7, 2013, 02.00AM IST

AHMEDABAD: Not one or two, but ten students have been offered a pay package of about Rs 36 lakh a year at the placement drive being held at National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad from Friday. This is a huge rise from 2012, where the highest package was around Rs 13 lakhs. Trident Group is the company offering the largest pay package this year.

Around 40 companies will participate in the NID placement drive, between December 6 and 8. Students from both campuses, at Paldi and Gandhinagar, will apply to companies like Adidas, Schneider Electric, Trident, Cognizant, Whirlpool, SAP Labs, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, Samsung, Honda Motors, Godrej, Relaxo, Wipro and Adobe.

While Trident has offered Rs 36 lakh per annum to ten students, Cognizant recruited the highest number, 20 students. “We have only domestic brands this year. The stupendous growth in the highest salary offered between 2012 and 2013, that too by a domestic company, shows that people want design in every sector now. A marriage of technology and design is happening all over the world and NID offers quality design students,” said Sujitha Nair, NID’s industry relations and placement officer.

NIFT  Placement Report (Source NIFT website)

NIFT Placement Cell facilitates on campus placements for graduation students of NIFT to enable them to start their careers in challenging positions. Leading national and international apparel companies vie with each other to recruit NIFT professionals. The star employers of NIFT professionals in the past from domestic companies have been United Colours of Benetton, Provogue, Weekender, Schullers, Urban yoga, Be::, Van Huesan, Louis Phillip, Spykar jeans, Lacoste, Gap, eSpree, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Park Avenue and Parks, Excalibur, Wills Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Shopper’s Stop, Pantaloons, Tommy Hilfiger, Triburg, etc. have been regularly offering key decision making positions to our graduating students.

Placement 2012 organized in January 2012 at NIFT Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore reflects the growing confidence of the industry in NIFT graduates. About 200 companies participated in the placement and nearly 600 students were placed in 12 days.

The portfolios of the companies attending placements have expanded substantially with diverse segments of industry like large retailers, brand marketers, manufacturers, consultancy organizations, textile mills, home furnishing companies, design BPO’s, technology solution providers, and large apparel manufacturing companies along with international brands visiting the campus absorb the Institute’s talented graduates to meet their specialized needs.

Most of the Design and Technology students were placed with Manufacturer-Exporters. The Fashion Management graduates were primarily placed with the Retailer and Brand Owners.

The salary packages offered in Placement is as given below

(Rs. Lakhs / annum)

Highest Lowest
International Companies 7.2 5.76
Indian Companies 6.0 1.8

Average Salaries (Stream-wise) (Rs. Lakhs / annum)

M. F. Tech ( Apparel Production) 4.28
M. F. Tech ( Management) 3.42
B. F. Tech (Apparel Production) 2.74
B. F. Tech (Design) 3.14

Average Salaries (Sector-wise) (Rs. Lakhs / annum)

Foreign Companies
(mainly Middle East)
6.6-7.2 + shared accommodation, once
a year air fare to and fro and allowances
Indian Brands & Retailers 3.13 ++
Indian Sourcing and Buying Companies 3.54
Indian Consulting Companies 2.07 ++
Indian Designer Houses 2.00
Indian Exporters / Manufacturers 2.64 ++

(++ other benefits like medical, transportation, shared accommodation, etc.)

Fashion & design institutes ‘trend’ with placements

While the economy economy has not shown robust growth this fiscal, human resource consultants are seeing direct impact on jobs in ‘niche’ roles, fashion technology, design institutes have seen good placements

Rajeev Garg, a 20-year fashion design student is thanking his stars for taking a wise decision to take a one year break in 2009 before pursuing a course in the field of fashion designing. While his friends took away an offer of Rs 4 lakh package after completing their three-year course last year, Garg has been offered a Rs 6 lakh job with a retail firm. This is considering the fact, that all of them pursued the course in the same institute.

While the Indian economy has not shown a robust growth this fiscal, and human resource consultants are seeing a direct impact on jobs in ‘niche’ roles, fashion technology and design institutes have seen a good placement season. In fact, institutes including National Institute of Design (NID), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and Pearl Academy have seen better placements this year, in terms of salary and number of companies visiting the campus, compared to last year.

Take Pearl Academy in New Delhi, for example. This year, 90% of their students have been placed in reputed firms, compared to 85% last year. Rohit Sharma, Head-Corporate Relations, Pearl Academy, New Delhi said that the number of companies visiting their campus has increased substantially. “While the total count of recruiters was over 70 last year, this year we have recorded more than 100 companies coming to our campus and hiring students from Pearl Academy,” he said.

The average salary for an entry level position for a student qualified in fashion technology or design ranges from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 6 lakh, depending on the size of the firm. If a student manages to get placed with a design companies run by celebrity designers including Satya Paul, Ritu Kumar and Tarun Tahiliani, the starting salary is 20-30% higher than other firms, according to industry experts.

While NIFT placements are currently underway and will get over only by June 2013, Sibichan K. Mathew, Head (Industry & Alumni Affairs) at NIFT said that the number of firms recruiting from the campus increased from 186 last year to 192 in 2013. He, however, added that the number of students participating in the placement decreased from 1615 to 1601. “The number of students confirmed so far is 689 compared to 802 last year,” he said.

NIFT has seen changes in the type of firms visiting the NIFT campuses too. The new firms that visited the campus included Trident, Adidas, Samsung, Hennes & Mauritz, Brand Marketing India, apart from new start ups.

The average salary at NIFT is Rs 3.2 Lakhs per annum. Mathew further informed that the median salary for under graduate students ranged from Rs 2.4 lakh to Rs 3 lakh with Fashion Communication and Accessory Design bagging the highest offers and Leather Design and Textile Design students taking the lowest. The median salary for post graduate student ranged from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 3.7 lakh with Master of Fashion Management students getting the highest and Master of Design the lowest.

NID has also seen a surge in pay packages over last year. In the placement week in December 2012, (all three campuses), a total of 100 companies attended it. A total of 234 offers were given in the pay range of Rs 6.5 lakhs to Rs 13 lakhs per annum. Industry sources said that the packages at NID have risen by almost 20%, with companies from sectors like IT also making their presence felt.

Entrepreneurship has also been a preferred choice by some of the students in this field. NIFT, for instance, has a structured curriculum to equip students to become entrepreneurs. Mathew explained that though the exact number of students pursuing their own business would be known only after May 2013, he added that fashion business as such provides a lot of opportunities for start ups.

At Pearl Academy too, students have been enthusiastic about starting their own ventures. While the exact details of this year’s batch were not available, since the placements are still on, last year they had almost 20% students who opted to start their own business enterprises.

Placement officials of other institutes in Maharashtra and NCR region, who are yet to begin the placement process, also expressed optimism about the qualify of offers being doled out to students and increase in number of companies taking the ‘campus recruitment’ route. Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune, for example, will begin the final placement process in April and have invited companies to visit the campus and conduct interviews on the same day, in the latter half of April.

1. Indian fashion industry to be worth Rs 750 cr by 2012

The domestic fashion business is expected to become a Rs 750-crore industry by 2012 from the current level of Rs 270 crore, given the increased demand for designer clothes and huge investments being planned by companies, industry body Assocham on Friday said.

It was projected that the domestic fashion industry would grow to a level of Rs 500 crore in the next five years but the growth of the sector would be much more, it said in a paper on ‘Indian Fashion Industry’.

2.The highest package in 2011 is Rs 11.07 lakh offered by Bajaj Auto

Source : Times of India, Dt. 10.12.2011

AHMEDABAD: Campus placement at National Institute of Design (NID) winded up on Friday. While around 15 companies took part in the recruitment process on Friday, a large number of them were first time recruiters. Companies like, and Logitech were some of the recruiters that visited the campus for the first time this year. The highest package this year remains Rs 11.07 lakh which was offered by Bajaj Auto.

3. NIFTian selected as trend forecaster for European design firm

NIFTian selected as trend forecaster for European design firm NIFT fashion management students get 100 pc placement; 60 pc got pre-placement offers. On an average, each student received 3 offers Megha Thomas, a final year Fashion Management student from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Gandhinagar, is a trend-setter. She has become one of the first students from her course for clinching the challenging job of a fashion and trend forecaster with an European firm called Promostyl, an international trend research and design agency. Prior to being offered the job of a trend forecaster with a pay package of $1,08,000 (Rs 49.24 lakh) per annum, Thomas worked as a trainee forecaster for 12 weeks with the agency’s New York office. Her take on Spring 2011 runway trends and the shopping list she drew up for New Yorkers got her this internship opportunity.

4. Rustom Mazda : NID Student to Design For Ferrari Maker

A graduate from the National Institute of Design, Paldi has landed a job in world’s leading automobile design house Pininfarina as a consultant designer.
Rustom Mazda, who graduated from NID’s product design department in 2010, is the first NIDian to join the Italian auto-design firm which caters to auto giants such as Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar and Fiat. Talking to Minor from Turino in Italy, Rustom, who joined Pininfarina earlier this month, says, “I feel overwhelmed and honoured to be working at the ‘Mecca of auto-designing’.

 5. NID students get internships with Italian automobile firm
Three National Institute of Design students have won three-month internships with Pininfarina — an Italian automobile design firm with customers like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Rolls Royce — after winning a competition to design a possible successor of the Indian autorickshaw.

“There is no sign of economic slowdown in the placements. The package of Rs 11.07 lakh is the highest since 2005, when we started placement department. We believe that the average salary this year will also surpass last year’s average salary of Rs 6.20 lakh,” Sujitha Nair, industry relations & students’ placement officer of NID told ET. In 2009, NID received highest offer of Rs 9.90 lakh, while in 2008, it got highest offer of Rs 7 lakh.

NID has rolling placement process where any company can recruit any candidate any time during the year. “A number of students have received Pre Placement Offers (PPOs) and they have also received good packages.Yahoo, Samsung, Nokia Research and Cinema Vision etc visited NID campus for the first time for hiring this year. Samsung and Nokia visited the campus on Wednesday while Yahoo will make offers.

6. On Day 1, NIDian bags 38 lakh annual package – Dec. 8, 2012, TOI

AHMEDABAD: The campus placements at National Institute of Design (NID) started on Friday. In Ahmedabad campus, more than 100 students and 32 companies are participating in the process. The highest package of Rs 38 lakh was bagged by a student of product design who will join Toshiba Japan. The process will continue for another two days.

The NID officials said that for the first time, they have integrated student portfolios with the placement and industry interface website where the prospective employers can review the work of the students.

NIFT’s prime objective has been to spawn a critical mass of highly competent technical professionals in the area of Fashion Design, Technology and Management capable of providing leadership to the Indian Fashion industry, to enable it to compete better in the global economy.

NIFT professional are some of the most creative mind a country can offer with a burning desire to excel, who go through a very stimulating and challenging academic schedule that sharpens their faculties and prepares them to face any challenge in the ever changing world of fashion.

NIFT Industry Linkage Unit facilitates on campus placements for graduating students of NIFT to enable them to start their careers in challenging positions. Leading national and international companies participate in Campus Placements to recruit NIFT professionals.

The profile of companies attending placements have expanded substantially with diverse segments of industry like large retailers, brand marketers, manufacturers, consultancy organizations, e-retailer, textile mills, home furnishing companies, design BPO’s, technology solution providers, and large apparel manufacturing companies along with international brands.
Name of few employers department wise

Masters of Fashion Management : 99 Labels, Aarvee Danim, Alok Industries, Arvind Mills, Bharti Walmart, Bhartiya International, Cairon, Catex Overseas Imp. Exp. Pvt. Ltd., CELIO, Design N Decore, Dhananjai Apparels Pvt Ltd, Dilli Karigari (Fab India), Fabindia, Fetise Retail, Fine Stitches, Fopping .Com, Forever New, GemPro, Gram Shree Trust, Impulse, In Leather, Indian Terrain, ITC, ITC Infotech, JJ Valaya, Just Linen Home Fashions, Karle International Pvt. Ltd., Kimaya Fashions, KSP India Pvt. Ltd., Laven, Li & Fung, Lifestyle International, Maatti Design, Marsil Exports, Maspar, MNR Exports, M’s World, Neerus, Next Steps, Pal Fashions, Payal Kalra, Portico, Priya Knit Faabs, Puma Sports India Pvt. Ltd., Radium Creations, Rave Fashions, Reliance Brands Limited, Reliance Brands Ltd., Rising Trade, Shree Bharat International, Snap, Status Quo, Suditi Industries, Tata International, Texpert India Pvt. Ltd., Tommy Hilfiger, TPG Wholesale Pvt. Ltd. (Vishal Mega Mart), Tritan Leather Works, UCB, Vishal Mega Mart, Vishal Mega Mart, V-Mart,

Masters of Fashion Technology :  Alok Industries, Arvind Mills, Cairon, Impulse, Karle International Pvt. Ltd., KOLOR KONCEPTS INTL, Laguna Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Maspar, Next Step, Pal Fashions, Priyaa Knit Faabs, RK Fabric, Tata International, Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd., Texpert India Pvt. Ltd., V-Mart, Wooqer

Master of Design : CKS, GJGPL – India, ITC Infotech, karle International Pvt. Ltd., Kimaya Fashions, M’s World, Next Steps, OKS Boys, Pal Fashions, Pee – Empro, Posh Collection, Pure Earth Pvt. Ltd., Reliance Brands Limited, Reliance Brands Ltd., Reliance Trends, Thinking Bug, Vintage Shades

Bachelor of Design ( Fashion Design) : 99 Labels, Aakriti Apparels, Aamir Beading & Embroidery, Aavdat Apparels, Abhishek Gupta, Abroo Icore Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Adiv Exports, Alternate Clothing, Amrit Exports, Anubha Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Anushree Designs, Anvidha Designs, ASA fashion & Life style, Asharaa Inspired Living Pvt. Ltd., Bhartiya International, Boom Apparels, Catex Overseas Imp. Exp. Pvt. Ltd., Contact Communications, Creative Garments, CTA Apparels, DBSS Projects & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Designer Exports, Dhananjai Apparels Pvt Ltd, Earthy Myths, Ekru, Evolve Clothing, Fetise Retail, First Step Baby wear, Formal Clothing Company, Gaurav Gupta, Gesture Apparels, Gokul Das Exports, Green Gold, Impulse, In Leather, Indian Terrain, Indus League, J.J. Expo Impo, JJ Exports, Jole Clothing, K.S. Knit Fabs, Kalanjali Arts & Crafts, Kavita Bhartiya, Kimaya Fashions, Kreative Edge, KSP India Pvt. Ltd., Laven, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Lustrous/ Jaya Mishra,  OM, Manyavar, Maybell, Metropoli Fashions Pvt. Ltd., Mischief Clothing, MM Design, Modstyle, Morphe Design, Myntra, N Y Studio, Neerus, Next Generation Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Next Steps, Noah Fashions, OKS Boys, P. Square, Pappa don’t preach, Peach Women’s Wear, Peppermint, Pingakash Trader Pvt. Ltd., PN Rao, Proline, R.Rathore, Ramsons (Dhruv Vaish), Rave Fashions, Raymonds, RB Enterprise, Red Orange, Reliance Trends, Retail Hub Solutions, RK Fabric, RmKV Silks, Rupa & Co., S.Dev Fashion, Sabyasachi Couture, Sadhna, Salasar Industries, Sasha associations for Craft producers, Shahi Exports, Shalini, Shoppers Stop, Snap, Spirit Of India, Suditi Industries, Suneet Verma, Swift Projects Pvt. Ltd., The Shirt Company, Triburg Sportswear, USI, Varun Bahl, Venfield, Ventures Designer Exports, VIIA Dysn, V-Mart, VOI Jeans

Bachelor of Design ( Accessory Design) : Aamir Beading & Embroidery, Animika Studios Pvt. Ltd., Bag IT Today, Bhujodi Arts & Crafts, Blue Stone, Evergreen, Fetise Retail, Florence Shoes, Gram Shree Trust, Guptasons Jewelers, Home Shop 18, Jayaniya Exports Pvt. Ltd., K. P. Sanghvi, Laven, Leather Craft India Ltd, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Maatti Design, MNR Exports, National Centre for Design and Product Development, Peacock Jewelleries, R.B.Z.Jewellers, R.S.Z Jewellers, Rite Brand Retail, Sayee Leathers, Shoppers Stop, Snap, Suneet Verma, Tommy Hilfiger, V-Mart,

Bachelor of Design ( Leather Design) : Bird Retail, D2 International, Jalan Exports, Jayaniya Exports Pvt. Ltd., Leather Craft India Ltd, Metropoli Fashions Pvt. Ltd., MNR Exports, Pappa don’t preach, Raymonds, Sayee Leathers, Tritan Leather Works, Vouge & Hyde

Bachelor of Design ( Textile Design) : Aamir Beading & Embroidery, Aavdat Apparels, Abroo Icore Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Alternate Clothing, Asharaa Inspired Living Pvt. Ltd., Atira Design, Beekalene Fashion, Bharath Silks, Catex Overseas Imp. Exp. P. Ltd., Centex, Contact Communications, Formal Clothing Company, Govardhan, Gram Shree Trust, Home Shop 18, J.J. Expo Impo, Jayaniya Exports Pvt. Ltd., Kreative Edge, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Lustrous/ Jaya Mishra, Manyavar, MNR Exports, Modern Danim, M’s World, Nalli Silk International, Narula, Next Generation Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Next Step, Pal Fashions, Rangoli Sarees Ltd., Raymonds, Sabyasachi Couture, Sandiya Exports, Shree Bharat International, Spirit Of India, Swift Projects Pvt. Ltd., Tommy Hilfiger, Trident Home Furnishing, Welspun,

Bachelor of Design ( Knitwear Design) : Abroo Icore Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Anubhav Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Bag IT Today, Boom Apparels, Enfield Apparels, Evolve Clothing, First Step Baby wear, Gesture Apparels, Group – Indigo, Ice Fire Clothing Co. Pvt. Ltd., Impulse, Kimaya Fashions, KTF Fashion, Lata Apparels, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, MNR Exports, M’s World, OKS Boys, Peppermint, PN Rao, Priyaa Knit Faabs, Raymonds, RK Fabric, Rupa & Co. Pvt. Ltd., Shree Bharat International, Suditi Industries, Swapan & Seema (Vachi), The Shirt Company, Turtle Limited, Venfield,

Bachelor of Design ( Fashion Communication) : 23 Carat, Animika Studios Pvt. Ltd., Cairo International, Creative Gaga Magazine, Fetise Retail, Indian Myra, Kimaya Fashions, Lana Clothing, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Modstyle, M’s World, Neerus, Next Step, Omega, Raymonds, Reliance Trends, Rolling Dice, Shoppers Stop, Small Design Company, Snap, Studio Thorn, Suditi Industries, USI, Wishbox,,

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) : Aakriti Apparels, Celebrity Fashion Limited, Centex, Chandramukhi Impex, Contact Communications, CTA Apparels, Dhananjai Apparels Pvt Ltd, Edcon Exports, Formal Clothing Company, Gokul Das Exports, Home Shop 18, Impulse, Indus League, Intimate Fashion (India) Pvt. Ltd., KOLOR KONCEPTS INTL, KSP India Pvt. Ltd., KTF Fashion, Laguna Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Leather Craft India Ltd, Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd, Lime Road, Magnum Clothing Private Limited, Mahajan Overseas Pvt. Ltd., MNR Exports, Neeti Clothing, Next Generation Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Next Steps, Omega, Orient Craft Ltd., Pal Fashions, Raymonds, Retail Hub Solutions, RmKV Silks, Sabyasachi Couture, Sandiya Exports, Shahi Exports, Shree Bharat International, TCNS, The Shirt Company, Turtle Limited, Welspun.

Source and copyright – NIFT Website for NIFT related article
6. NIFT Placement Report

Salary Range in Lakhs per annum
NIFT Placement 2011 NIFT Placement 2012
Master’s Programme Rs. 1.8 to Rs 5.95 Rs. 1.8 to Rs. 5.0
Bachelor’s Programme Rs. 1.4 to Rs. 5.0 Rs. 1.4 to Rs. 5.0