The President of Tirupur Exporters Association set up the National Institute of Fashion Technology Tirupur Exporters Association – NIFT TEA College of Knitwear technology in 1997. The institute teaches detailed techniques and procedures in garment technology to Graduates and Under Graduates. The institute is unique because of its focused approach and niche subject.
The syllabus its self is laid down by leading industrialists and accomplished professors and is aimed at imparting knowledge required for Apparel Production, Knitting Technology, Fashion Design, Processing and even Management and Marketing. This institute is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is reputed nationwide to be a Centre of Excellence with skilled faculty, both resident and visiting, conferences and experience in the industry itself. NIFT TEA has both Bachelor and Master Degree Courses on offer across six subjects for specialisation it also offers Diploma Courses.
NIFT TEA enjoys a locational advantage of being situated between the TEKIC (Tirupur Export Knitwear Industrial Complex) and THADCO (Tamil Nadu Adidravidar Development Corporation). Abundant learning opportunities present themselves as the complex’s house 300 textile, garment and fabric production units. Stipends under the “Earn While Learn” programme are a great help to students as well.
Well equipped departments with laboratories having modern instruments for testing and experimenting meet international standards. Yarn, raw material, fabric and apparel can be spun, dyed, woven, colour matched, striper knit and sampled by state of the art equipment. Computerised and precise engineering is used by students increasing familiarity. Industrialist and Management gurus lecture the batches giving excellent grounding for successful careers.