KIIT School of Fashion Technology (KSFT) was established in 2009 to produce professionals in Fashion Design and Textile Design to cater to the needs of the industry. With an expected target to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 13% over a ten year period, the future of the textile and garment industry looks promising. In this background, KSFT is striving to create skilled manpower, development of entrepreneurship and to encourage and enhance the creativity, skill, knowledge and research for a better industrial environment at the regional and national level. To achieve these objectives, the curriculum is designed with extensive and wide variety of theory classes.
It is designed to develop skill through intensive practical, field visits, market survey, craft documentation, industry internship. Skill development is the key approach for grooming the students into accomplished designers. From 6th Semester onwards, the students carry out independent design projects during the semester followed by product development during end-term project. Fashion students have the projects on women’s wear, men’s wear, kids wear, teen wear, corporate wear, western wear, sports wear, knit wear, bridal wear and ethnic wear. Likewise, textile design students have the projects on woven design, colour design, print design, knit design and home textile. To reinforce the skill development, the school gives utmost importance to industrial interaction.
KSFT is being developed as a national and international level centre of excellence. It has become the centre of activity for Eastern India members of Textile Institute (EISTI), UK; The Textile Association (India) Odisha Unit for all activity of textile, garment and fashion in the state as well as in Eastern Region of India. With a responsibility for the society, the School also conducts training program on basic garments, appliqué and patachitra painting, sponsored by Development Commissioner Handicrafts), Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India.