A productive interface between industry and academia, in the current
era of knowledge driven economy, is a critical requirement. The
DCI - I3 Plan is all about knowledge sharing, knowledge
transfer and transfer of experience and technology.
The curriculum being taught at most of the educational institutes
and the skill-set required by industry do not match, and there
exists a gap between what is available and what is required. This is
the result of minimal or almost non-existent interaction between
industry executives and students of professional courses. The
students remain unaware of employer expectations and industry needs
and the employers find the fresh incumbents lacking in various ways.
There is a strong need to have continuous exchange of knowledge and
information between the Industry and institutes in order to improve
the faculty's understanding of the specific needs of industry, and
to appraise the industry executives with the work and potential of
students, so as to enhance the employability of professionals, and
to minimize the problems faced by the industry in absorbing these
The I3 Plan by DCI is an attempt to bring together the
Industry and Institutes - with the objective of enabling students of
textile, apparel, fashion, and design streams to get opportunities
to work directly with the industry - guided by seasoned technicians
and professionals - in a systematic and organized way, in the
specific context of denim fabric and denim garments.
The Denim Club India shall draw strength for the I3 Plan from
its extensive network of denim mills, denim garmenting companies,
buying and trading houses, and the retail segment.
Under the I3 Plan, Denim Club India shall, on one hand,
interface with the faculty members of reputed textile, apparel,
fashion and retail institutes, and develop a library of minor and
major projects based on the curriculum in place. On the other hand,
Denim Club India would interact with the industry executives and
decision makers and identify the possible areas in which the fresh
and innovative thought-process and ideas of the young
professionals-in-making students can be utilized.
Denim Club India shall facilitate the interaction between institutes
and industry, and make it possible for the industry to identify and
nurture talent, and for the institutes to build up long-term
relationships with industrial and business houses.
Roadmap for Students
The ideal roadmap for students would be to start with a summer
internship and subsequently carry out their minor as well as major
projects in continuation of the work done in the initial stages,
which would give the students a clearly defined and focused line for
carrying out the research related work.