|Cutting and Tailoring (Theory and Practical) in Hindi
|Development of the Cutting and Tailoring Book
|The Institute’s Cutting and Tailoring curriculum has been developed over the period of more than 23 years. It has emerged
out of a major challenge that there are a vast array of books on cutting and tailoring available in the market but mostly these
are either professional courses for colleges and higher level or they are aimed at the level of students who have studied at
least 8 -10 years or more at school.
Barli Institute’s priority target population being approximately 80 % of the illiterate tribal and rural women, the rest of them are
just literates/semiliterate and school drop outs, and thus it was very hard to train them using those books which were available.
Barli Institute prepares its students for successful passing of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) Examination,
therefore it has made a systematic effort to align its curricula according to the requirements of NIOS. National Institute of
Open Schooling, an autonomous organisation of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
Even the NIOS handbook does not give complete instruction in a manner easily understood to the trainees. At the Institute,
curriculum material is developed and then each session is tested on the trainees. The main indicator was understanding the
content and put it into practice. In an interactive process of writing, field testing, consultation with experts in the field, and
rewriting, the manual has been developed and refined over the years.
The manual is more comprehensive in approach to cutting and tailoring in that it also explains why certain techniques should be
Goals of Cutting and Tailoring Manual
This manual is focused on development of human capacity to obtain the means of livelihood
|Published by Barli Development Institute for Rural Women