At RUAS, collaborations with like-minded organisations and institutions are encouraged and promoted. Such partnerships open the door for the free exchange of ideas, knowledge, and resources. They also direct the collective efforts of multiple entities towards the betterment of the field and, by extension, of society.
St Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design, Russia
On 11 December, 2015, the Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences forged an MoU with St Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design, Russia. The agreement paves the way for a mutually benefiting relationship that will include student exchange programs and internship programs between the two institutions. This will give students from both universities the opportunity to explore a new country, a new culture, and a new way of thinking.
St Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design, Russia
An MoU was signed between the Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences and the St Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design. According to the agreement, both institutions will open their doors to students and faculty members of their partner institution, facilitating an international exchange of ideas, knowledge, and resources. The MoU also lays the foundation for collaboration in research and other activities.
Centre for Garment Design, Manufacturing, and Quality Control
Established in partnership with the Department of Handloom and Textiles, Government of Karnataka, the Centre for Garment Design, Manufacturing, and Quality Control aims to be an innovative textile centre. It offers a student-centric technical education that equips individuals with the relevant, contemporary knowledge they need to work in the areas of garment design, manufacturing, and quality control.
The Centre has 3 divisions — garment design, manufacturing, and quality control.
The Garment Design Division emphasizes the creation of different kinds of garments and apparels for individuals of all ages. Students begin with the basics, preparing bodice blocks for children’s clothing as well as for adults. They then learn to develop patterns manually and by using pattern-making and designing software.
In the Garment Manufacturing Division, the focus is on developing new and innovative processes to improve the efficiency of garment manufacturing. Students are taught to prepare miniature samples of seams, pleats, yoke, collars, plackets, sleeves, and gathers. They also learn to spread, cut, sew, and finish a garment, and to use the grade pattern to make garments of different sizes.
Testing and inspection of apparel is taught at the Department of Quality Control. Students learn to use portable testing equipment to test the quality of apparel for commercial purposes. They are also taught to test the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of fibers, yarns, and fabrics to determine quality and usability.
The Centre’s three divisions offer a comprehensive understanding of garment design and manufacturing, as well as quality control. These teachings are crucial for those looking to enhance their skills or to work or set up their own venture in the garment industry.