Diploma Programs

Postgraduate Diploma in Apparel Manufacturing

Program Introduction

Post Graduate Diploma in Garments Manufacturing is essential for individuals aiming to excel in the textile and apparel industry. It offers specialized training in garment construction, quality control, and production management, aligning with industry standards and best practices. Graduates gain practical skills and knowledge, enhancing their employability and enabling them to pursue rewarding careers in garment manufacturing or related fields.

Program Mission

Postgraduate Diploma in Apparel Manufacturing program is to empower professionals with comprehensive knowledge, innovative strategies, and practical skills essential for transformative impact and sustainable growth in the textile and apparel sector. Through rigorous coursework and experiential learning, the program aims to equip students with the expertise needed to address industry challenges, drive innovation, and promote sustainability. By nurturing industry-ready professionals, the program contributes to the advancement and long-term viability of the textile and apparel sector.

Program Duration

This program spans one (1) year and consists of two (2) semesters.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Postgraduate Diploma in Apparel Manufacturing are as follows:

  1. Professional Development: To facilitate the continuous professional development of graduates by instilling a strong foundation in garment construction techniques, production processes, quality control measures, and management principles specific to apparel manufacturing.
  2. Innovation and Problem-solving: To foster an innovative mindset and problem-solving abilities among graduates, enabling them to address challenges, implement process improvements, and drive innovation in apparel manufacturing practices.
  3. Leadership and Management: To develop leadership and management capabilities in graduates, empowering them to lead teams, manage resources, and make strategic decisions to optimize production efficiency, quality, and sustainability in apparel manufacturing operations.
  4. Ethical and Sustainable Practices: To promote ethical and sustainable practices in apparel manufacturing by educating graduates about social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and compliance with industry regulations and standards.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

The Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) of the Postgraduate Diploma in Apparel Manufacturing are designed to ensure that graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed in the apparel manufacturing industry. These outcomes include:

  • Proficiency apparel Construction: Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in garment construction techniques, including pattern making, cutting, sewing, and finishing, producing high-quality apparel products.

  • Understanding of Production Processes: Graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of apparel manufacturing processes, from raw material sourcing and preparation to final product assembly and packaging.

  • Quality Control and Assurance: Graduates will be able to implement quality control measures and procedures to ensure that apparel products meet industry standards and customer expectations for fit, finish, and durability.

  • Application of Lean Manufacturing Principles: Graduates will apply lean manufacturing principles and techniques to optimize production efficiency, minimize waste, and improve throughput in apparel manufacturing operations.

  • Knowledge of Apparel Materials and Technologies: Graduates will possess knowledge of a wide range of apparel materials, fabrics, and technologies used in garment production, including their properties, characteristics, and applications.

  • Management and Supervisory Skills: Graduates will demonstrate effective management and supervisory skills, including team leadership, communication, problem-solving, and decision-making, to oversee apparel manufacturing processes and operations.

  • Compliance with Industry Standards and Regulations: Graduates will understand and adhere to industry standards, regulations, and ethical guidelines governing apparel manufacturing, including issues related to labor rights, environmental sustainability, and product safety.

  • Continuous Learning and Professional Development: Graduates will demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and professional development by staying abreast of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in apparel manufacturing and related fields.

Overall, the Program Learning Outcomes of the Postgraduate Diploma in Apparel Manufacturing prepare graduates to excel in their careers, contribute effectively to the apparel manufacturing industry, and adapt to the evolving demands of the global marketplace.

Postgraduate Diploma in Apparel Manufacturing Job Placements

Graduates of a Postgraduate Diploma in Apparel Manufacturing can pursue a wide range of career opportunities in the textile and apparel industry. Some common job placements for diploma holders include:

  1. Production Manager: Overseeing the entire manufacturing process, from planning and organizing production schedules to ensuring quality control and managing resources efficiently.
  2. Quality Assurance Manager: Implementing and monitoring quality control procedures to ensure that apparel products meet industry standards and customer requirements.
  3. Garment Technologist: Working closely with designers and production teams to develop garment prototypes, conduct fitting sessions, and ensure that designs are translated into production effectively.
  4. Production Supervisor: Supervising production teams, monitoring workflow, and coordinating activities on the factory floor to ensure smooth operations and timely delivery of apparel products.
  5. Supply Chain Manager: Managing the flow of materials, components, and finished products throughout the supply chain, optimizing inventory levels, and coordinating logistics to meet production deadlines.
  6. Technical Designer: Creating detailed technical specifications and drawings for garment construction, ensuring that designs are feasible for mass production and meet quality standards.
  7. Sourcing Specialist: Identifying and evaluating suppliers of raw materials, fabrics, and components, negotiating contracts, and managing relationships with vendors to ensure a reliable supply chain.
  8. Research and Development (R&D) Specialist: Conducting research, testing new materials and technologies, and developing innovative solutions to improve garment quality, performance, and sustainability.
  9. Compliance Officer: Ensuring compliance with industry regulations, labour standards, and environmental regulations governing apparel-manufacturing operations, and implementing ethical and sustainable practices.
  10. Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner: Starting their own apparel manufacturing business or consultancy firm, leveraging their knowledge and expertise to offer specialized services to clients in the textile and apparel industry.

Overall, the Postgraduate Diploma in Apparel Manufacturing prepares graduates for diverse career opportunities in various sectors of the textile and apparel industry, including production, quality assurance, design, supply chain management, research and development, and entrepreneurship.


First Semester

Course Code

Course Title



Cr. Hrs.


Apparel Merchandising and Sourcing





Product development and Digital Apparel Pattern Designing





Apparel Production Processes and Techniques





Total Credit Hours



Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title



Cr. Hrs.


Supply Chain Management and PPC in Apparel Industry





Lean and IE in Apparel Industry





Quality Management Processes in Apparel Manufacturing





Total Credit Hours



Course Description

Course 1: Apparel Merchandising and Sourcing

Module 1: Introduction to Apparel Merchandising and Sourcing

  • Overview of apparel merchandising and sourcing
  • Role of merchandiser in sourcing

Module 2: Apparel Market research and product analysis

  • Assessment of Market trends
  • Organizational Context and technical knowledge

Module 3: Vendor Management and Product Evaluation

  • Vendor identification
  • Requirements of order inquiry

Module 4: Order Costing

  • Costing Strategies
  • Costing sheets preparation

Module 5: Prototype Preparation and Merchandise plan

  • Prototype Preparation (Specification sheet follow ups)
  • Merchandise Plan

Module 6: Pre-production Management

  • Updating Time and action Calendar
  • Preparation of Pre-production meeting

Module 7: Shipment and Documentation Management

  • Buying House Coordination
  • Coordination and Management of shipment

Module 8: Importance of IT in apparel merchandising

  • Explore the new technologies to ease the merchandising process
  • R &D concept in merchandising

Recommended Books

  • Apparel Costing by Andrea Kennedy, Andrea Reyes, Francesco Venezia, 2020
  • Visual Merchandising for Fashion by Sarah Bailey, Jonathan Baker, 2021
  • Apparel Merchandising by R. Rathinamoorthy, R. Surjit, 2018


Course 2: Product development and Digital Apparel Pattern Designing

Module 1: Introduction to Apparel Product Development

  • Fundamentals of Apparel Product Development
  • Concepts of Apparel Product Lines

Module 2: Analysis of Product Development

  • Role of Product Analysis from professional & consumer perspectives
  • Processes of Product Analysis

Module 3: Product Standards and Specifications

  • Development and use of product standards
  • Content of product specifications

Module 4: Creative and Technical Design

  • Nature of design process and product development
  • Apparel design technology

Module 5: Three-dimensional Body Scanning Technology

  • Types of body scanning technology
  • Use of body scanning in the apparel industry

Module 6: Computerized Pattern Making in Garment Production

  • Principles of pattern making
  • Technological advances in pattern making

Module 7: Computerized Pattern Design Software

  • Introduction to Digital Pattern Design Software
  • Overview of Popular Tools (e.g., CAD software)

Module 8: Integrated digital processes for pattern design and development of apparel

  • Simultaneous design of garment utilizing digital technology
  • Future of integrated digital apparel design and development processes

  • Apparel Design through Patternmaking by Injoo Kim , Myoungok Kim, Zachary Hoh, 2022
  • Advances in CAD/CAM/CAE Technologies By Panagiotis Kyratsis, Konstantinos Kakoulis, Angelos P. Markopoulos · 2020


Course 3: Apparel Production Processes and Techniques

Module 1: Garment Manufacturing Fundamentals

  • Overview of apparel industry and types of articles
  • Apparel product development process

Module 2: Garment Preparatory Process

  • Fabric Spreading and cutting, Sewing Process, Sewing Machine Fundamentals, Garment Washing, Finishing and Packing,
  • Apparel Accessories & Work Aids, Material Handling Techniques.

Module 3: Cutting techniques and equipment’s

  • Spreaders and spreading tables, capacity calculations, cutting equipment’s, automatic cutter and numbering equipment’s. Malfunctioning of auto cutters and spreaders.
  • Garment software application: Lectra, Gerber and Tukatech techniques and uses.

Module 4: Sewing techniques, machines and maintenance

  • Stitches, seam classification, and their implication. Pleats, flares, flounces, smocking, tucking.
  • Sewing machine Types: Causes of machine malfunction, classification of machine maintenance, sewing machine cleaning and troubleshooting sewing problems.

Module 5: Apparel Production Techniques

  • PBS
  • Intelligent sewing systems: Application of electronic control systems in sewing machines design.
  • UPS

Module 6: Garment finishing and washing

  • Capacity calculations, quality in finished goods, line concepts, identification and rectification of sewing faults, shading and sizing techniques.
  • Packing techniques and types, reporting systems. Chemical requirement, Effects of chemical, concept of wash and neutralization process. Types of equipment for dry finishing; whisker and scrapping techniques.

Module 7: Automation in Apparel Production

  • Use of CNC machines and robotics in apparel production
  • Laser Technology: Heat control mechanism during laser process. Design and implication of grading software applications.

Module 8: Module-IV: Workplace Safety Management Practices

  • Health and safety instructions – Importance of sound health, hygiene and good habits. Ill-effects of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.. Occupational health and safety risks. Signage related to health and safety.
  • Personal protective equipments & its use. Method of write report on the hazards and risks / threats faced at workplace. Event of a mock drills, evacuation procedures, accident, emergency or fire Environmental management system (EMS) - EMS procedures. Proper disposal system for waste and by-products. Identification, handling and storage of hazardous substances.

Recommended Books

  • Advanced Technology in Textiles: Fibre to Apparel by Md. Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Mashud, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, 2022
  • Apparel Manufacturing Technology By T. Karthik, P. Ganesan, D. Gopalakrishnan, 2017
  • Automation in garment manufacturing by Nayak, Rajkishore, Padhye, Rajiv, 2017


Course 4: Supply chain Management and PPC in Apparel Industry

Module 1: Clothing Supply Chain Management

  • Supply chain management in apparel industry
  • Effect of demand-activated manufacturing architecture on the apparel industry.
  • The role of control, communication. And collaborating in supply chain management

Module 2: Sourcing Process

  • Domestic sourcing process
  • Factors that are evaluated in making domestic sourcing decisions.
  • International sourcing process
  • Factors that are evaluated in making international sourcing decisions.
  • Problems associated with managing the sourcing function

Module 3: Sourcing Strategies

  • Global sourcing for apparel
  • Role of merchandiser in the development of sourcing strategies.
  • Analyze internal manufacturing, domestic sourcing and offshore sourcing options

Module 4: Clothing Quality Management

  • Understand the role of quality in apparel products.
  • Identify consumers’ quality expectations.
  • Identify the apparel company’s role in meeting the needs of its targeted consumer

Module 5: Function of PPC

  • Basic structure of the subject and function of PPC
  • Characteristics of Intermittent production system
  • Characteristics of Continuous Production System
  • Factors effecting the choice of manufacturing system

Module 6: Project preplanning and planning

  • Project preplanning and planning
  • Types of planning
  • Labor planning & Thread Consumption
  • Trim calculations

Module 7: Planning and execution

  • Planning and execution
  • Types of control
  • Quality control

Module 8: PPC Management software

  • MIS
  • ERP
  • ABC analysis

Recommended Books

  • Design of Clothing Manufacturing Processes, A Systematic Approach to Developing, Planning, and Control, 2nd Edition - February 8, 2022, Author: Jelka Geršak
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics in the Global Fashion Sector, 1st Edition, by Rajkishore Nayak


Course 5: Lean and IE in Apparel Industry

Module 1: Introduction to Lean and Industrial Engineering

  • Lean and IE major tasks
  • Scope of Lean and IE in apparel industry

Module 2: Productivity & Improvement technique

  • Productivity and Improvement techniques
  • Work Study

Module 3: Productivity & Improvement technique

  • Method Study
  • Motion Economy

Module 4: Work Measurement Techniques

  • Line Balancing
  • IE calculations

Module 5: Lean Manufacturing Techniques

  • Supporting tools for lean
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Eight Wastages

Module 6: Lean Manufacturing Techniques

  • Work place organization (5’s)
  • Line balancing Through takt time

Module 7: Lean Manufacturing Techniques

  • Kaizen & ppcat
  • Key performance indication (KPI)

Module 8: Lean Manufacturing Techniques

  • SMED (Quick change over)
  • Total product time

Recommended Books

  • Industrial Engineering in Apparel Manufacturing by Dr. Prabir Jana, Dr. Manoj Tiwari · 2020
  • Lean Tools in Apparel Manufacturing (The Textile Institute Book Series) 1st Edition by Prabir Jana (Editor), Manoj Tiwari (Editor), 2021


Course 6. Quality Management Processes in Apparel Manufacturing

Module 1: Introduction to Quality Management

  • Components and basic dimensions of quality
  • Quality management by testing and inspection

Module 2: Quality control

  • Raw material testing and inspection
  • Product inspection (In-line & off-line) and auditing

Module 3: TQM Process in Apparel Industry

  • Basic principles of TQM, its importance and quality circle
  • Deming’s concept of TQM

Module 4: Basic Quality Tools

  • 7 quality control tools (including SPC, and brainstorming)
  • PDCA, Six Sigma, and 5S implementation

Module 5: Cost of Quality

  • Cost of conformance
  • Cost of nonconformance, and hidden costs

Module 6: Quality Culture in Apparel Industry

  • Components of quality culture
  • Need for cultural transformation

Module 7: Continuous improvement

  • Quality function deployment (QFD)
  • Kaizen (Muda, Gemba, Poka-Yok, and JIT), Lean practices (VSM, Kanban, TPM, JIT, value and non-value-added analysis)

Module 8: Current scenario and future trends

  • Current situation of the apparel industry w.r.t. quality practices
  • Recommendations and future trends

Recommended Books

  • Quality Characterisation of Apparel by Subrata Das, 2021
  • Handbook of Managing Apparel Production and Quality (Woodhead Publishing India in Textiles), by B. Purushothama (Author)

16 years of education from a recognized university or institute in any discipline, preferably with industrial experience.

Open Merit Fee - 1st Semester

Fee HeadsFee (Rs)
Admission Fee (Once at admission) 5,000
Tuition Fee (Per Semester) 50,000
TOTAL 55,000

2nd Semester

Fee HeadsFee (Rs)
Tuition Fee (Per Semester) 50,000
TOTAL 50,000