Garment Manufacturing Technology (GMT) Program
Duration : 2 Years
Centres : Mohali
Total Seats : 60 (60 at Mohali)
Garment Manufacturing Technology is a two year Post-Graduate program which develops in the students the ability to make intelligent business like decisions with prudence. The program focuses on strengthening of key technological functions of apparel industry and understanding of industrial engineering and ergonomic techniques. The emphasis is on production, planning, control and management practices applicable in the apparel industry. The continuous interaction with the industry and visits to leading manufacturing units not only create an enriching learning environment for the students but also widen the horizons of their experience. Equipped with competent technical knowledge, the students are able to anticipate and address the concerns and issues of the emerging manufacturing principles.
The basic objective of this program is to enhance the students' perception of the commercial environment and matching it with professional understanding of manufacturing technology, marketing and management principles related to the Garment industry.
The students of this program are technocrats equipped to manage all the variable resources of a manufacturing unit through rational business decisions. Thus the curriculum is designed in such a manner that all the pivotal disciplines of technology and management are incorporated judiciously throughout the learning period.
Phase 1: Development of Basic Technical Skills:
The students are introduced to varied subjects encompassing all the core topics, such as Pattern Making, Basic Garment Construction, Garment Production Machinery & Equipment, Textile Science, Basic Applied Science, Dyeing & Printing, Introduction to Knitting, Fabric and Garment Finishing, Computer Science and Information
Phase2: Development of Managerial Skills:
Along with the technical skills, the students are also exposed to the modern management practices through the subjects such as Statistics, Industrial Organization and Management Practices, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Operations Research, Accounts, Managerial Economics, Trade Documentation, International Finance, Project Management and Research Methodology.
Phase 3: Development of Professional Skills:
The final stage of the student's development requires concentrated inputs in the intrinsic features of garment manufacturing .The subjects covered at this stage include Spreading & Cutting of Apparel Products, Apparel Standards, Specifications & Quality Control, Work Study for Apparel Manufacturing, Apparel Production & Control, Costing of Apparel Products, Survey of Apparel Marketing & Merchandising, Plant Layout and Computer Aided Designing.
This course also has inherent features, which augment the development of competent professional traits of the students.
The students are required to undertake field surveys on diverse topics to understand the forces influencing the garment industry. This enables the students to interact with all the segments of the supply chain and study the relationship.
Seminars and Presentations:
The students are encouraged to conduct research and analyse topics related to the garment industry and make presentations. Such sessions enhance their knowledge besides building up self-confidence in the students.
Industrial Visits and Interaction:
The students are taken to prominent industries which enable the students to conjunct the theory principles in the actual working environment. The institute also invites experts from the industry to interact with the students.
Important features of the Curriculum
The students of this course are required to undertake a 6-8 weeks internship program in a Garment Manufacturing Unit, after the second semester. Students get a first hand exposure of the work environment of the Apparel manufacturing system. Thus they are prepared to accept the challenges of the industry and can correlate the theory with practice.
Seminars, Conference, Trade Fairs
Workshops, trade fairs, conferences and seminars are important elements of the study program. They also get a chance to work with the faculty on consultancy projects.
In the fourth semester, the students have to work on a diploma project taking up topics of concern to the garment industry. The diploma project provides a challenging platform for the students to extend and demonstrate their analytical skills necessary for decision making. The projects are continuously monitored by the faculty and supported by the industry. During the diploma project presentations, eminent professionals from the apparel industry are invited to evaluate the performance of the students.
Scholarships - Recognizing the contribution made by the institute in Apparel field, M/s Groz-Beckert Asia Ltd., a leading giant in manufacturing needles has instituted a Scholarship for Garment Manufacturing Technology students, which is awarded on the basis of their academic performance.
The GMT trainees can opt for challenging jobs of Production Managers, Export Managers, Merchandisers and Quality Controllers in the Domestic and Garment Export Industry and can also aspire to become budding entrepreneurs by virtue of their steadfast resolve to achieve success.