About The Department


KCG College of Technology was awarded an award titled as “”The Emerging College for Fashion Technology Studies” during the Namma Chennai Fashion and Business Awards 2020-2021″, held on 26th February 2021.

School of Fashion Technology, KCG College of Technology has been awarded as the “Outstanding Fashion Institute with Best Infrastructure” in the 22nd World Education Summit & Awards held on 17-18th December 2021.

KCG College of Technology has 4 years B. Tech. Fashion Technology program, which  aims to inculcate technical expertise and a creative edge amongst the students who aspire to become fashion technocrats. The students will be trained to produce innovative, aesthetic and functional fashion products paving way to establish sustainable fashion business.

The Department aims to provide hands on experience on the best practices followed in the global apparel industry. Apart from classroom lectures, the students will be given opportunities to interact with industry experts through lectures, seminars, analytical and problem solving exercises, case studies, courses offered by industry, intensive internships, and real time research projects,. This value added education of the institute drives the students to professionally survive in the international apparel arena too.

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Vision & Mission

Vision

The Department of Fashion Technology aims to be a centre of excellence to create fashion technocrats by inculcating creativity, technical expertise and managerial proficiency for contributing innovative, aesthetic and functional fashion clothing to the society.

Mission

  • Impart comprehensive technical knowledge with ethical values in all fashion apparel domains to contribute sustainable fashion products to the society.
  • Imbibe professional approach and hands-on-experience through state-of–the-art infrastructure.
  • Inculcate creativity and analytical thinking to provide techno-economic solutions for the advancement of apparel industry.
  • Instill life-long learning to build excellent careers in higher education, employment, research and entrepreneurship.

Programme Educational Objectives

Bachelor of Fashion Technology curriculum is designed to prepare the graduates having attitude and knowledge to

PEO1 Have powerful base to pursue a successful professional and technical career.
PEO2 Have strong foundation in basic sciences, mathematics, engineering and experimentation skills to comprehend the manufacturing processes and provide practical and innovative solutions.
PEO3 Have knowledge on the theory and practices in the field of fashion technology and allied areas to manage apparel industry and provide techno-economic solutions to the problems.
PEO4 Engross in life-long learning to keep abreast with emerging technology.
PEO5 Practice and inspire high ethical values and maintain high technical standards.

Program Outcomes

PO 1: 1.Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PO 2: 2.Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO 3: 3.Design / Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO 4: 4.Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research based knowledge and methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions
PO 5: 5.Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations
PO 6: 6.The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO 7: 7.Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
PO 8: 8.Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO 9: 9.Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO 10: 10.Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO 11: 11.Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO 12: 12.Lifelong Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

Bachelor of Fashion Technology curriculum is designed to prepare the graduates having attitude and knowledge to

PSO-1 Ability to acquire creative and innovative skills to design apparels as per the market requirements.
PSO-2 Apply the knowledge, skill and attitude in executing fashion business in the areas of design, manufacture and entrepreneurship.
PSO-3 Ability to engage in life-long learning and keep abreast with the technological changes in the apparel field technological changes in the apparel field.
Course Offered
UG (Under Graduate)
B.Tech. – Fashion Technology – 4 Years  (Started in 2018) Regulation 2017 Curriculum & Syllabus Course Mapping

Textile Technology

Basics of Textile Technology
Technology of Spinning Processes
Characteristics of Textile Fibres
Textile Chemical Processing
Fabric Manufacturing
Knit Fabric Production
Textile Quality Evaluation
Woven Fabric Structures

Fabric Analysis Laboratory
Textile Chemical processing Laboratory
Textile Quality Evaluation Laboratory

Fashion Designing

Concepts of Fashion and Design
Fashion Evolution

Fashion Illustration Laboratory
Fashion Design Laboratory

Apparel Technology

Fundamentals of Garment Manufacturing
Pattern Engineering
Garment Production Machinery
Garment Construction
Industrial Engineering in Apparel Industry
Apparel Production Planning and Process Control
Apparel Costing
Garment Finishing and Clothing Care
Garment Accessories and Embellishments

Pattern Engineering Laboratory
Garment Construction Laboratory
Garment Machinery Laboratory
Computer Aided Garment Design
   Laboratory

Management

Apparel Marketing and Merchandising

Professional Elective

Computer Application in Apparel Industry
Knit Wear Development
Denim Manufacturing
Protective Garments
Apparel Size and Fit analysis
Intimate Apparel
Clothing Comfort
Production and Application of Sewing Threads
Home Textiles
Fashion Photography
Fashion Portfolio Development
Application of ERP and MIS in Apparel Industry
Disaster Management
Quality Assurance in Fabric and Garment Production
Fashion Management
Fashion Management
Operations Research in Textile Industry
Intellectual Property Rights
Professional Ethics in Engineering
Retail Management and Visual Merchandising

Infrastructure & Facilities
Charles Frederick Worth Fashion Designing laboratory
  • Fashion designing lab, houses drawing tables and display boards.
  • This lab helps to nurture the creativity and sketching skills inevitable for the fashion technologists.
  • This lab paves way for the students to explore the application and efficacy of various colours, drawing media, substrates and the impact of their combinations.
  • They learn to develop model drawing, attractive and communicative fashion sketches, fabric rendering and informative technical drawings.

Charles Frederick Worth is an English fashion designer. He is considered as the father of haute couture and also credited with revolutionizing the business of fashion.

Ebenezer Butterick Pattern Making Laboratory
  • This laboratory is equipped with cork top tables, dummies and mannequins of varied sizes.
  • The students understand the ways of measuring various body measurements of male, female and kids on humans.Dummies help students to acquire affluence in the art of draping and the skill of taking body measurements.
  • The cork top tables help the students to draft basic garment patterns and practice flat pattern techniques to derive new garment designs from basic garment styles.
  • An exclusive retail window also has been set up for students to display garments styles produced by them and also showcase the creative skills of visual merchandising.

Ebenezer Butterickan American manufacturer and a tailor is regarded as the inventor of standardized paper patterns for clothing (1859). His innovation created graded patterns.

Elias Howe Garment Construction Laboratory
  • The garment construction labs have been furnished with state-of-the-art infrastructure to accomplish the requirements of a stand-alone garment unit and can cater to the production requirements as well as students’ training.
  • The sewing machineries in the labs are Single needle lock stitch machines, flatlock machines, overlock machines, button stitching & holing machines, feed-off-the-arm machines, embroidery machines, computer-controlled sewing machines and fabric cutting machines.
  • The students will be given intensive hands-on-training in operating and troubleshooting of all the machines.
  • They will be given intense training in performing various garment construction techniques in the sewing machines as per quality and techno-economics expected by the industry.

Elias Howe is an American inventor who patented the first ever practical lockstitch sewing machine. His invention revolutionized mass manufacturing of garments and sewing machines.

Joseph Marie Jacquard Fabric Analysis and Textile Quality Evaluation Laboratory:
  • Garment manufacturing involves several raw materials and many production processes, and the quality of each of them contributes to the final performance of the garment.
  • To achieve expected performance of the garment, the specification of the raw materials and parameters of the processes have to be stringently maintained through various testing methods.
  • The laboratory is well equipped to hone the students in the testing and analysis of fibre, yarn, fabric, garments and trims as per various standards followed in the textile and garment industry.
  • Beesley’s balance, fibre fineness tester, twist tester, yarn/fabric/seam strength tester, yarn evenness tester and various fabric testing equipment like tearing, thickness, stiffness, crease recovery bursting, abrasion, pilling, air permeability are some of the major equipment in the laboratory.

Joseph Marie Jacquard is a French weaver and merchant who invented the jacquard loom. This served as the impetus for the technological revolution of the textile industry and also an inspiration to the invention of computers.

John Mercer Textile Chemical Processing Laboratory:
  • Colors, patterns and various types of value addition are very significant Unique selling propositions (USP) of garments, which have the ability to influence mood, reflect the wearer’s personality and make them presentable and comfortable.
  • The laboratory is equipped with facilities for sample dyeing, finishing, printing and fastness testing.
  • The students will be trained in preparatory processes, dyeing and printing in different styles and methods on various textile raw materials.
  • Some of the major equipment are Vats, pilot padding mangle, HTHP beaker dyeing machine, pilot curing chamber, spectrophotometer, laboratory drum machine etc.

John Merceris an English fabric chemist and who developed the mercerization process for treating cotton that improves many of its qualities for use in fabrics.

Levi Strauss Computer Aided Garment Designing Laboratory:

  • This lab facilitates the students to improve their skills in using the modern tools for designing garments, woven, knitted and embroidered fabrics & pattern making, grading and marker planning.
  • This lab has computers, digitizer, plotter, scanner and software for fabric designing, fashion designing, and garment designing.
  • This lab will help the students to develop the soft skills required in developing E-prototypes with the speed and quality expected by today’s fast fashion industry.
  • The skills acquired in this lab gives a great amount of confidence to the students as they can get multiple diversities and can sought careers in various coveted fashion fields.

Levi Strauss is an American merchant. He is one of the inventors of the blue jeans manufacturing company in 1873. Blue jean is a classic garment which has stayed in vogue ever since its invention.

Students
Surya Bharath,4th year won First Prize in a multi-disciplinary project conducted by Pragati 2022, National level Business Plan Competition and Exhibition. Nausheen AL ,2nd year won First Prize in a Fashion Illustration contest conducted by Texvalley,Erode
Surya Bharath of 4th year won Best project Idea Bachelor’s category ,IMP 2021 by IIT Hyderabad
Surya Bharath,4th year won First Prize in a multi-disciplinary project conducted by Pragati 2022, National level Business Plan Competition and Exhibition. Nausheen AL ,2nd year won First Prize in a Fashion Illustration contest conducted by Texvalley,Erode
Dr. G. Mohamed Zakriya, Faculty of SoFT was awarded National Societal Innovation Award of the year 2019 Surya Bharath,4th year won First Prize in a multi-disciplinary project conducted by IUCEE foundation.
Surya Bharath of 3rd year, has been awarded as
Runner Up and a cash prize of Rs.50,000 at
KCG PITCH FEST LIFT OFF 2021
Surya Bharath of 3rd year, has been awarded
First Prize in the YOUTHZEST 2021
Surya Bharath of 3rd year, has been awarded
First prize in the IUCEE NEP Student Competition 2021
T.Swetha, L.Prathiksha and C.Jeevitha of
2nd year were the winners of KCG Ideathon 2021 ,
Theme: Green Technology
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Surya Bharath of 3rd year, who is a part of a multi-disciplinary project on “Pineapple Leaf fiber extraction” has been awarded second place in the INDinnovate 2021
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Surya Bharath of 3rd year, who is a part of a multi-disciplinary project on “Pineapple Leaf fiber extraction” has been awarded as the winner of the competition PALS innoWAH 2021
Surya Bharath,3rd year, who is a part of a multi-disciplinary project on “Pineapple Leaf fiber extraction” won 2nd prize in VISAI-11th International Project competition on 24.02.21
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Hemavarthini Sivakumar,3rd year was awarded as the Winner of the 2021 Seoul International Meditation Festival Art Exhibition.
Namma Chennai FB (Fashion and Business) Awards 2020-21 happened at Holiday Inn Chennai with many celebrity personalities from the film and fashion field. An award titled as "The Emerging College for Fashion Technology Studies"- was awarded to KCG College of Technology by the film actress Sakshi Agarwal in the event. A Fashion and Business magazine was also launched in this event. This was organized by the duo Faiza Khan and Benita Alex who have earlier organized FB Namma Chennai’s Largest Fashion walk. This was a charity event for cancer patients, which was an Asia and India Book of record in 2020 with 453 no of models on ramp.
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This sketch is by Surya Bharath third year B.Tech.-FT , won first prize in World Mental Health Day 2020.
Department Events
“Industry visits to White House, Chennai
International conference on AI in fashion and design, Bangalore
Skill Development Training Program-2022
Poster presentation
COLOURICIOUS 2022-Inter school Embroidery contest
SoFT Department Inauguration
SoFT Department Inauguration
Industrial Visit to Weavers’ Service Centre (WSC), Chennai
Guest lecture by Ms.Aishwarya Raghunath,A celebrity fashion and costume designer
Tie and Dye Workshop (06.03.2021)
SEI GAI Brand Launch Virtual Fashion show
COVIDESTA Campaign Fashionista-National level school fest for school students
pattern making workshop Tie & Dye workshop
Madras Coture Fashion 3D Printing
Conceptualization Creation and Application of Textile Design Texvalley Weave Event
Industrial Visit to Department of Textile Technology, Anna University (AU), and Weavers’ Service Centre (WSC), Chennai Industrial Visit to Magnum Clothing Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
Industrial Visit to Department of Textile Technology, Anna University (AU), and Weavers’ Service Centre (WSC), Chennai Mr. Surya Bharath, Second Semester student attended ‘Fashion Tech 2020’ organised by Garden City University, Bangalore
Student’s profile

Student start ups

Surya Bharath,4th year along with the team incubated PALFTEC R&D PVT LTD start up in the college

School of Fashion Technology signed an MoU with M/s. Thanuja’s Exim, Chennai .Thanuja’s Exim has offered a consultancy on the topic.

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SEI~GAI a Tamil word meaning “action” or” helping hand”, is a brand inspired by the tireless and selfless service of our COVID Frontline Warriors. It is an initiative of the students of the Fashion Technology Department of KCG College of Technology, Chennai.

Click Here : https://kcgfashiontech.wordpress.com/seigai/

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