Launch of Certificate courses of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Panchkula on 28.02.2019 by Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Textiles, Government of India
Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Textiles, Government of India, has launched the Continuing Education (CE) Programmes/Certificate courses in the temporary campus (Building of Government Polytechnic Sector-26) of Panchkula on 28.02.2019, in coordination with Technical Education Department, Haryana.
The one-year Certificate Programmes to be offered at the temporary campus are:
- Fashion Clothing and Technology
- Design Development for Indian Ethnic Wear
- Fashion and Media Communication
- Textile for Interiors and Fashion
- Fashion Knitwear Production and Technology
The students possessing 10+2 (without any upper age limit) will be eligible to take admission in these programmes. Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles on 29 December 2016, had laid the foundation stone of the NIFT campus at Panchkula. The NIFT campus is being built over a piece of land measuring 10.45 acres in Sector 23, Panchkula, with state-of–the-art infrastructure, equipped with modern professional resources for catering to the textile, handloom and apparel industries. The State Government has allocated a budget of Rs. 133 crores for establishment of NIFT, Panchkula. The building of NIFT in Sector-23, Panchkula is under construction, through Haryana Police Housing Corporation, at full swing and is likely to be completed by December 2020.
The establishment of NIFT, Panchkula is proposed to develop textile, handloom and cottage industries in Haryana as well as for the development of the local area. As per the policy of NIFT, 20 percent seats for Haryana domicile would be reserved for admission in NIFT, Panchkula.
NIFT offers, at all its campuses across the country, a learning experience of the highest standards in fashion pertaining to design, technology and management and encourages the remarkably creative student body to draw inspiration from India’s textiles and crafts, while focusing on emerging global trends relevant to the industries. Besides conducting regular professional undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in design, management and technology, NIFT also offers short duration courses under Continuing Education (CE).
The Continuing Education Certificate Programmes are aimed at complementing the practical knowledge of industry professionals with formal technical education in their respective areas of work. The flexible schedule enables the participants to pursue the programme without interrupting their professional activities. With a focus on interactive learning, the CE programmes provide a congenial environment that integrates theory with practice.