Thursday, 16 June 2011

Syllabus for Diploma in Apparel Merchandising - Bharathiar University Community College - 2011


 Introduction to field of textiles, classification of fibers,-Natural and chemical- Primary and Secondary Characteristics of textile fibers. Identification of textile fibers - manufacturing process- properties and uses of natural fibers and manmade fibers.
Spinning, definition, classification-Chemical and mechanical spinning- short staple spinning .Yarn – definition, Classification- Simple and fancy yarns, Sewing thread and its classification. Woven- basic weaves- Fancy weaves-  Weaving technology- process sequences- machinery details- non-woven fabrics

   Introduction- knitting- loop structure- Mechanical elements of weft knitting: needles-sinker-Jacks-Cams- Cylinder- Feeder and Take up – their function and operation. Warp knitting and weft knitting, Comparison of warp and weft knitting, Machineries and mechanisms. Warp knitting machines – types.

  Functional finishes-Sizing, De-sizing, Singeing, Mercerizing, Scouring        Bleaching,Dyeing-Different types of dyes –  methods of dyeing. -  Printing –Print types -   Methods of printing –Tie &  Dye. Aesthetic finish.

 Introduction to textile testing and quality control Humidity - Wet and dry bulb Hygrometer, Moisture regain - moisture content - conditioning oven. Fiber Tests - Yarn tests- yarn strength-Knitted Fabric - Loop Length - Course Length - Course/inch, Wales/inch - GSM - testing of color fastness washing rubbing, perspiration, dry cleaning bleaching,


1.      Textiles- Fiber to fabric Corbman B.P. International Students edition
      McGraw Hill Book Co. Singapore.
2.      Fabric Science 5th Edition-Joseph J. Pretel- Fair Child Publications New York [1990]
3.      Textiles. Ninth Edition- Sara.J.Kadalph.
4.      Knitting technology-David J Spencer
5.      Principles of Knitting-D.B.Ajgoankar
6.      Technology of Dyeing and Printing- Dr.V.A.Shenai
7.      Technology of Textile Finishing-Dr.V.A.Shenai

Merchandising – Functions of Merchandiser – Programming Accessories Arrangement - Approvals – Pattern Approvals – Size set Approvals – Pre Production follow up – Buyer Communication – Reporting – Record maintenance
Estimating, aims of estimating - costing, aims of costing - difference between estimating and costing - types of estimates. Elements of cost - material cost - Lab our cost different types of expenses - cost of product - advertisement cost.
. Material cost -cost of yarn, cost of fabric production, cost of processing width of fabric, and design affecting cost - lot size, and cost of components - cutting cost - making and trim cost [CMT cost]. Simple problems
Programming – fabric consumption calculation – Scheduling – Concepts of scheduling - Types of Scheduling.
Learn fitting and Construction in the industry. Seam Types-Introducing fullness-Pleats-Gathers-tucks-seam Finishes-Hem types.
Export Procedures - Import/Export Documentation –FOB, C&F, CIF-–Shipping mark– Certificate of Origin- - Letter of Credit - Bill of Lading – Export License- Packing list – Commercial Invoice.

1. Laing, R.M and Webster, J.Stitches and Seams, The Textile Institute, Manchester, 1998.
2. Glock R.E. and Kunz G.I., apparel manufacturing; Sewn Product Analysis, Prentice Hall, 1995.
3. Mehta P.V. An Introduction to Quality Control for the Apparel Industry, Marcel Dekker, 1992.
4.  Cooklin F. Garment Technology for Fashion Designers, Blackwell Science, 1997.


Basic concepts of Quality –Meaning of quality- Dimension of Quality – Quality Planning- Elements of Quality Cost – Optimum cost performance- Trend analysis- Pareto analysis.
Inspection – Raw material inspection – Fabric inspection – Sewing threads – Zippers – Buttons-Buckles –Snap fasteners – interlinings -In-process inspection- Patterns – Spreading – Cutting – Sewing – Pressing /Finishing-Final Inspection – Garment Specifications – How much to inspect – 100% inspection – Spot Checking – Arbitrary sampling – statistical sampling-CSP1 – MIL –STD -105 – AQL –AOQL – Comparability checks.
How to start a quality control program? - Seven Tools of Quality [Q-7]– Check sheet[data collection sheet]-Histogram-Cause and effect Diagram[or Fishbone diagram] – Pareto Diagram – Stratification  Analysis – Scatter diagram – Control Chart.
Continuous process improvement –Introduction –Input/output process model –Juran’s quality Trilogy – PDCA cycle [Deming wheel]. 5W2H Method – 5S house keeping – Kaizen –Bench marking – Six Sigma Principle – Total Productive Maintenance – Failure Mode Evaluation Analysis.
TQM-Quality Assurance -Definitions – Basic concepts – Characteristic – Elements – Principles – Barriers – Benefits -ISO-Introduction to quality management system –What is ISO?- ISO 9000 Series Standards – How to get certified ISO 9000? – Advantages of ISO Certification.
  1. Textile Testing lab
  2. Industry Training

Introduction to computer:  Windows: Introduction to windows, working with desktop, managing files & folders.
MS WORD: Explain a word processor, Create a Word Document, Edit a word document, work with text boxes, Create Header and Footer, Print a document, use office Assistant Insert a word art object, Add auto shapes, Insert a picture from the Clip Art Gallery, Insert Bullets and Numbers, work with columns,
MS EXCEL: Create  new file, Enter and format text, Add borders, work with cells, Add header and footer, Print  a worksheet, work with Templates, Formatting numbers, using  functions, sorting data, Filtering data, Create and Format charts. Short cut keys
MS POWERPOINT: Create a slide presentation, use differ rent slide views, work with slide master, work with text in slide, Create header and Footer, work with pictures, Print slides, Create Organization Charts, Insert charts, Add Slide Transition, Add slide Animation, Add slide Timings, Set up a slide show. Short cut keys
INTERNET: What is Internet?  Application areas of Internet, E-mail, Requirements for an Internet Connection.
Business Communication and types - barriers to communication, methods of communication. Mass media in communication.Nature and scope of Business English, Introduction meaning, importance, characteristics of good commercial letters.  Essay writing - introductory remarks and hints on essay writing. Drafting of Business reports.
Morale – Ethics – Human values – Posting thinking & goal setting – Problem solving and decision making – Time management – Coping with Anger – Failure – Leadership and team work – Entrepreneurial skills – Personality Development -Attitude to success.
1.      MS-Office - BPB Publication.
2.      Internet – Robert E.Kahn and Vinton G.Cerf.


Pattern preparation – Method of marker planning- Spreading- seam allowance- Bias cutting- CMT –Sewing – Stitching process-Fusing-Pressing-Finishing.
T-Shirt & Polo T-Shirt- Preparation of paper pattern and method of stitching the garment
Raglan sleeve & Shorts- Preparation of paper pattern and method of stitching the garment
Track suit & Ladies Top - Preparation of paper pattern and method of stitching the garment
Developing the designed garment

1. Clothing construction 1&2-Mary Mathews.    
      2. Sewing for Apparel Industry-Clair Shaiffer


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