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Institute of Apparel Management weaving a new success story
Sep '08
India's first Institute of Apparel Management (IAM) promoted by AEPC Society for Human Resource Development under the aegis of Apparel Export Promotion Council was inaugurated on 18th Sep'08. IAM is an industry driven institution offering professional programmes with promising careers in apparel industry & has been conceptualized to provide cutting edge education required for managing apparel industry in new competitive era.

IAM - Salient features:
• A close partnership with approx 8000 apparel manufacturers / exporters
• Industry recognized & contemporary course curriculum
• Industry internships in India & abroad
• State of art Resource Centre
• Well qualified Internationally acclaimed faculties drawn from academicians & industry professionals
• Continuous mentoring by industry professionals
• Academic interaction with top universities in world
• 100% placement assistance
• Global networking for study, research & industry interaction

The institute has started offering various programmes from September 2007 at its own campus in Apparel House, Gurgaon.

i) For academic Session 2007-08
a) Apparel Marketing & Merchandising (1 year full time PG programme) – Sep' 07 onwards
b) Apparel Retail Merchandising (1 year part time PG programme) – Nov' 07 onwards
c) Apparel Marketing & Merchandising (1 year full time PG programme) – Jan' 08 onwards

ii) For academic session 2008 onwards
a) Apparel Marketing & Merchandising (18 months full time PG Programme) - Aug' 08 onwards
b) Bachelor of Applied Science “Fashion & Textiles Merchandising” (2+1 year full time UG Programme) in association with RMIT University, Australia – Aug' 08 onwards

All the students of 1st batch year full time PG programme “Apparel Marketing & Merchandising” have successfully completed their 8 weeks summer internships with leading Fashion & Apparel companies in the functional areas of Domestic/Retail/ Brands of apparel and in Export/Buying houses:
• Amans Alantic Ltd.
• AMS Fashions
• Ebony Retail Holdings Ltd.
• Fusion Consulting Services
• Impulse International Pvt. Ltd.
Lacoste (Sports & Leisure Apparel Ltd.)
Marks & Spencer
• Maya Exports Corporation
• Modelama Exports ltd.
• Mohan Clothing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
• Nee Tee Clothing Pvt. Ltd.
• Orient Craft Limited
Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd.
• Pee Empro Exports Pvt. Ltd.
• Reliance Trends Ltd.
Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
• TMS Fashion Pvt. Ltd
• Triburg Consultant Pvt. Ltd.
• V&S International (P) Ltd.
Vishal Retail Ltd.

There were confirmations from other leading organizations too for summer internships.

As a part of the programme various industry leaders & senior managers have visited IAM and interacted with students. Students have also visited the factories to have the understanding of functioning of garment units.

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