The School of Fashion Technology was established in 1998 by Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS), in collaboration with National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), with a mission to identify young women with professional, managerial, technical and entrepreneurial aspirations, talents and determination. The empowerment of women through education, to make them self-reliant and to bring them into the main stream for the upliftment of the society, has remained the School’s primary goal. The School is committed to providing professional education and training to women in the field of fashion business, as per the needs and demands of the fashion industry and to provide quality professional services to the industry by planning and conducting required programs with excellence, innovation and customer satisfaction.
Apart from imparting theoretical knowledge and practical skills, the training methodology is structured to develop the students’ ability in diverse fields. From right approach and team work to communication and inter personal skills, everything is part of the curriculum. The programs are a balance of theory and practical sessions, and are designed to give ample hands-on experience. Special tutorials are held from time to time by the experts of their fields. As a part of the curriculum, students are expected to present seminars and work on projects, which give them experience on critical issues of concern.
School of Fashion Technology is situated in Pune. Pune has been called the Queen of the Deccan; Oxford of the East, and cultural capital of Maharashtra. Pune is a city with a future. Surrounded by verdant hills and beautiful lakes, Pune has a temperate climate and is among the greenest urban areas in the country.
The environment strikes the right chord for learning and overall development of the students. The wide range of activities gives students the much wanted break while ensuring their all round development. A well-designed campus overwhelmed with light and fresh air gives an added advantage in learning.
The School is equipped with infrastructural facilities in terms of a computer center with latest softwares and tools, state of the art machinery, design studios, art rooms, cutting, sewing and finishing lab, dyeing and printing lab and weaving studio, and imparts education comparable to the best in its field.
The computer center is equipped with latest Pentium computers supporting all softwares and hardwares, which are part of the curriculum offered through different programs. The CAD/CAM cell has workstations for textiles and apparel design with dedicated high-end softwares including Lectra, Fashion Studio.
The library in the institute consists of books and other published resources covering the educational program. It subscribes to world's leading fashion forecast services. The library also has the valuable audio-visual collection of videotapes, slides, CD-ROMs and photographs.
The Material Wing of the resource center consists of textiles, costumes, findings and accessories.
SOFT has well-designed semi furnished hostel for girls subject to its norms and conditions.