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February 28, 2019

India Textiles Minister launches Short Term Courses at NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) Panchkula

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Photo: India’s Minister for Textiles, Smriti Irani, launched short term courses at NIFT Panchkula via video link from New Delhi on February 28, 2019.

New Delhi / Panchkula, February 28, 2019 — India’s Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, launched five short term courses at NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) Panchkula, Haryana, through a video link from New Delhi today.

The NIFT Panchkula permanent campus building is under construction and is expected to be completed by June 2020. Till the completion of the permanent campus, the Institute will function from a temporary school in Polytechnic-cum-Multi Skill Training Centre in Sector 26 Panchkula. The school is being set up with the support of the Department of Technical Education, Government of Haryana.

The Textiles Minister, Smriti Zubin Irani, expressed the hope that the students joining the new campus will not only be able to learn technology but also understand the process of entrepreneurship. The Textile Minister thanked the Haryana Government for providing land and infrastructure support. The Minister also released the brochure of the courses offered at NIFT Panchkula.

The proposed one-year Certificate Programmes are:

• Fashion Clothing & Technology

The programme is tailor-made for professionals from the areas of fashion, apparel design, construction, and technology. The curriculum has been designed to help the aspirants who would like to join the fashion industry.

• Design Development for Indian Ethnic Wear

The programme focuses on dressmaking, value addition, pattern making and surface techniques for Indian ethnic wear.

It also aims to develop entrepreneurial skills for successfully cracking the bridal wear, groom wear, and marriage anniversary wear markets in the Chandigarh region.

• Fashion & Media Communication

The course aims at providing knowledge of the fashion industry, fashion editing, styling, fashion ethics, and computer-aided designing and animation techniques and will benefit the existing and upcoming business in the vicinity.

• Textile for Interiors & Fashion

The programme aims to train professionals and young enthusiasts to pursue careers in interiors and the apparel industry.

• Fashion Knitwear Production and Technology

The programme aims to impart intensive training to prepare professionals for the knitwear garment industry, especially in the area of knitwear fashion coordination, merchandising and production.

The Continuing Education Programme will enroll students of any age group. A pre-requisite of 10+2 years of schooling is mandatory. The students will be selected based on their performance in the entrance examination and interview conducted by NIFT. The total numbers of students proposed in each programme will be 30.

NIFT Panchkula would expose the students to experiential learning through laboratory and projects. It would also arrange visits to nearby industries to make the students more prepared to take up jobs locally.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a group of fashion colleges in India established in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles. It is an institution of design, management, and technology for the international fashion business.

With its main campus (headquarter and university head office) in New Delhi, NIFT currently has 16 colleges: NIFT Bangalore, NIFT Bhopal, NIFT Bhubaneswar, NIFT Chennai, NIFT Gandhinagar, NIFT Hyderabad, NIFT Jodhpur, NIFT Kangra, NIFT Kannur, NIFT Kolkata, NIFT Mumbai, NIFT Patna, NIFT Raebareli, NIFT Shillong, and NIFT Srinagar. The Ministry of Textiles is setting up the new 17th NIFT Campus at Panchkula, Haryana.

NIFT’s notable alumni include Nikita Anand, Manish Arora, Ritu Beri, Gulshan Devaiah, Shivaji Dutta, Shantanu Goenka, Prabal Gurung, Tanya Gyani, and Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Source: Ministry of Textiles, India

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