Fashion Industry has always been a major contributor to Indian economy. However, it is yet to be fully rationalized and exploited so as to compete in the global arena.

The Indian Apparel Industry is in the process of consolidating itself for scaling greater heights. A major aspect of this mission is generation of qualified manpower. They not only need to equip themselves with the state-of-the-art technical know-how of their domain but also need entrepreneurial abilities which make them a class apart.

The need of the hour is innovative skillful thinking, which gives one an edge over the rest in the business. We at IFTK produce such leaders, who with their acquisition of varied talents, can serve in any area of the industry.

In addition to excellent instruction, we offer our students a great lifestyle with world class facilities.

I feel privileged to welcome you to the world of fashion and lifestyle.


Principal (i/c), IFTK




Education has now become a mandatory bliss for the emerging generation. And employment turned out to be a requisite for the sustenance in this competitive world. In Kerala, with the rise in educated to employed ratio, a career progress with an evergreen business is always desirable. Apparel and fashion lifestyle industry demands plenty of professionals to braid value to the clothing trade with a pinch of glamour from poor to the rich.

In this era, when customization and parity is canned together for societal eminence, fashion is becoming a common man language. This approach upholds the exclusivity of attire knowledge which enables engagement and self-employment.

Institute of Fashion Technology Kerala (IFTK) set up by Government of Kerala under the Centre for Continuing Education Kerala (CCEK) has the vision of crafting individuals to an elevated level in fashion industry with the latest technologies and vast industrial exposure. This blooming institute in the revitalizing atmosphere gives birth to novel full-fledged entities.

A warm welcome for all the adept and keen aspirants.


V.Vigneshwari IAS





The Institute of Fashion Technology Kerala (IFTK) is established by the Government of Kerala in technical collaboration with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. IFTK has been set up under the aegis of Centre for Continuing Education Kerala (CCEK), with the intention of developing professionals for taking up leadership positions in fashion business in the emerging global scenario.

The Fashion industry in India is mainly driven by growing exposure of  domestic designers at International forums, but growth is also supported by another important factor, focused fashion education courses for the emerging designers. Today fashion industry, like many other global industries engage special designing techniques, production methods, marketing & IT tools, it demands specially trained peoples for these. Courses designed and delivered at IFTK, located at the beautiful surroundings of Vellimon, Kundara, Kollam District, Kerala, fulfills these demands through its professionally managed campus. Institute of Fashion Technology Kerala is the first of its kind in Kerala established by the Government of Kerala. The Institute aims at providing a common platform for fashion education, research and training.

Apart from providing one of the basic necessities of life, the textile and clothing industry also plays a pivotal role through its contribution to industrial output, employment generation, and the export earnings of the country. Currently, it contributes about 14 percent to industrial production, 4 per cent to the GDP, and 13.50 percent to the country's export earnings. It provides direct employment to over 35 million people, which includes a substantial number of SC/ST, and women. The Textiles sector is the second largest provider of employment after agriculture. Thus, the growth and all round development of this industry has a direct bearing on the improvement of the economy of the nation.