The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore, held an alumni meet here on Thursday.

With the increasing involvement of NIFT graduates in fashion and retail companies all over the world, most of the former students believed that the graduates of NIFT were not industry-ready and a major concern was the curriculum and its application in the outside world.

“The alumni meet was an attempt to bring students and members of the alumni together so that they could help each other progress in the industry. We wish to develop the course curriculum to reach an international level and that could be done with support from our past students,” said P.K. Gera, general director of NIFT.

An alumnus said, “There are subjects that students study but are not applicable once they work. Also, there are subjects that are not given sufficient emphasis, but are extremely useful in the industry. Focus should be directed towards those subjects.”

Another alumnus said students should make an attempt to unlearn what they learn in college and take in new things when they join the industry. Only then can they progress.