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Career Guidance / Textile and Apparel Production

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“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” ~Miuccia Prada The textile industry is primarily concerned with the design, production, and distribution of yarn, cloth, and clothing. After agriculture, it is the only industry to have created jobs for both skilled and unskilled labor. The textile industry continues to be the second-largest employment generating sector in India. It offers direct employment to over 35 million population in the country. Clothing industry or garment industry summarizes the types of trade and industry alongwith the production and life chain of clothing and garments, starting with the textile industry (producers of cotton, wool, fur, and synthetic fiber) via fashion industry to fashion retailers up to trade with second-hand clothes and textile recycling.

Career Way

Bachelor of Design (B.Design)-Textile Design/Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) Apparel Design/ Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) (B.FTech.)/B.Sc (Textiles)/B.A. in Apparel Design & Merchandising
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 2½-4 years
Eligibility XII pass in any stream– Arts/Commerce/Science/Home Science/ Minimum Competency Vocational Course (MCVC) including National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), or A Pass in the Plus two examination or equivalent of any recognized board in India with 60% marks (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology) for general category, 55% marks for OBC (Non-creamy layer) and 50% marks for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Entrance Exam Some institutions conduct their own entrance tests like: NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) Entrance Exam, Pearl Academy Entrance Exam, CEED (Common Entrance Exam for Design), UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design), NID (National Institute of Design) Entrance Exam, AIEED (All India Entrance Exam for Design), Indian Institute of Crafts and Design
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹3,00,000 to ₹10,00,000
Mode Regular/Distance
Goal Textiles Production Manager, Quality Assurance Manager of Textiles, Research and Development Analyst, Costume Designer, Junior Textile Designer


Amity University (AU), Jaipur
International Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi
National Institute of Design(NID), Ahmedabad
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mumbai
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi
Pearl Academy, Mumbai
Pearl Academy, New Delhi
Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi

Key Skills

Analytical Skills
Commercial Awareness
Communication Skills
Creativity in Pattern/Colors
Detail Oriented
Innovative Skills
Negotiation Skills
Organization & Time Management
Team work

Career Prospectous

Textiles Production Manager
Quality Assurance Manager
Research and Development Analyst
Supply Chain Manager
Marketing Manager
Costume Designer
Junior Textile Designer


Like in any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification, experience, and area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of ₹12,000 to ₹30,000 per month. The salary increases with experience and skills. 

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