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    IAM introduces new courses on apparel

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    To cater to the trained manpower requirements of the textile industry in India, , in association with AEPC (), sponsored by ministry of textiles, government of India, has announced post-graduate and under-graduate programmes to be commenced from August 2008.

    The PG programmes include:

    — Apparel Marketing and Merchandising (18 months, full-time)

    — Entrepreneurship Programme for Apparel Industry (18 months, full-time)

    — Apparel Export Merchandising (1 year, full-time)

    — Apparel Retail Merchandising and Store Operations (1 year, full-time)

    For the UG programme, the institute has tied up with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. In this, students will be offered Fashion and Textiles Merchandising – Bachelor of Applied Science (2+1 year, full-time UG Programme).

    A graduate in any discipline or a holder of a three-year recognised diploma (after 10+2) is eligible for the post-graduate programme, while for the under-graduate programme a candidate should be 10+2 in any discipline from a recognised board of education.

    For summer placements, the institute has tied up with various fashion and apparel companies including Bharti, , Blackberrys, , Ebony, Fusion, Impulse, ITC, Lacoste, Lifestyle, , Maya Exports, Modelama, Nee Tee Clothing, Orient Craft, , Pee Empro, Reliance, , Triburg, and Vishal Retail.

    The institute has also initiated partnerships and training agreements with international institutes in fashion and apparel management including Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia; Nottingham Trent University, UK; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; LDT, Nagold, Germany; Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore; and London College of Fashion, UK.