About ATDC

APPAREL TRAINING AND DESIGN CENTRE(A society for skilling in apparels)

Glorious 25 years of service to apparel industry pursuing skills-excellence Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) has emerged as India’s largest quality Vocational Training Provider (VTP) dedicated to the Apparel Sector under the aegis of AEPC. Registered as a Society under Societies Act in 1991 ATDC, was approved as a Nodal Agency by the Ministry of Textiles, GoI in the year 2010 for implementing Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India including about 100 plus ATDC centres Pan-India. ATDC is a unique skill training organization offering Shop-Floor, Supervisory and Managerial Level training courses i.e. 300 hrs. to 3000 hrs. ranging from NSQF level 01-03 to 05-07 i.e. from ISDS (MOT, GOI) short term entry-level certificate courses to longer-duration Bachelor Degree (B.Voc) programs in collaboration with RGNYID (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports) through the ATDC-SKPs approved by the AICTE (MHRD,GOI)

ATDC a society has already trained over 4 lakh Trainees and has transformed lives by providing gainful employment to youth, women & disadvantaged sections of the society and in particular over the pilot project period of ISDS, MOT, GOI since October 2010 (till Dec 2013) above 1,00,000 candidates have been enrolled and over 75% have been placed in the apparel industry with 45% in large & SME and also 25-30% in domestic industry units /self-help group and the rest for self-employment. and by training over 3 Lakh candidates under ISDS and during the decade. ATDC participates in RFP of various Central and State Government Agencies in 23 states across India including the State Skill Missions, NSDC, MSD&E etc.

ATDC has also established 65 Vocational Institutes as “VTPs” aligned toNSDC, 30 SKP’s aligned to AICTE’s NSQF (National Skill Qualification Framework) and collaborated with RGNIYD (Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development) to impart level 5, level 6 & level 7 of NSQF for two B. Voc. Programmes viz. B. Voc in Apparel Manufacturing & Entrepreneurship and B.Voc in Fashion Design & Retail. This makes ATDC the only organization offering shop floor, supervisory and managerial level courses within the education and training eco- system i.e. SMART training for taking care of courses of 1 month to 4 month duration (Skill Level 01-02) and ATDC Vocational Institutes (Skill Level 03-04) for offering MES courses of six months to one year and now offering three year B. Voc courses (Skill Level 05-07) based on the “National Vocational Qualification Framework’ of AICTE. The impact potential of ATDC is outlined in the comprehensive Skill Pyramid Model for the Apparel sector which provides a comprehensive training Eco-system for the apparel sector and has accorded a leadership position to ATDC in the sector.

Creation of such a comprehensive training Eco system has accorded a leadership position to ATDC by transforming as India’s largest vocational training provider for the apparel sector and has won 4 prestigious awards- the “ASSOCHAM Award” for Best Institute Innovation 2015, ATDC Ranchi being Awarded “Educational Excellence Award 2014.” by ASSOCHAM, Best Vocational Institute 2014 by Assocham and the UK-India Skills Forum Award in 2011(in the Government Funded Category) for demonstration of outstanding commitment to the skills agenda by providing employable skills to youth, woman & disadvantaged section of the society.

ATDC’s Major Vocational Streams
  • B.Voc Programme in collaboration with RGNIYD
  • AVI Long Term courses aligned with NSDC.
  • ATDC Online Certificate Programmes
  • ATDC Training of Trainers’ (TOT) Academy
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL)