NIFT Kangra To Attract Attention On Himachal costumes

weaversShimla: Not just to conserve hill area costumes, the proposed National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) at Chheb in Kangra district would provide a platform for innovation and research that would bring about international attention on traditional Himachali costumes.

State government efforts in creating leadership opportunities in the fashion world have culminated in setting up of a NIFT in Himachal, the foundation stone for which was laid on 21st January, a government spokesman said.

Besides the 12 other NIFT’s in the country, this would be the first one in North India.

The National Institute of Fashion Technology to be set-up with an estimated expenditure of Rs 60 crore, aims at establishing the benchmark for the quality of professionals that go into the fashion industry.

Professionals would be nurtured in the field of design, management and technology>

The states rich traditional woolen costumes, other apparels, jewellery and accessories would stand to benefit and get international exposure. The Institute would provide a common platform for fashion education, research and training.

The new NIFT would be having computer labs with well-equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.

The curriculum would allow students to easily blend into a global network, as well as acquire a greater appreciation of local industry trends.

Deriving from the changing paradigms of industry and commerce, its content as well as the methodology would be constantly reviewed by academic and industry experts, the spokesman said.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik has nurtured Hill Post for over a decade. A chequered path had him drift from managing family owned apple orchards, to turning a documentary filmmaker, to a journalist - with India’s leading television networks and newspapers, to boot strapping in founding Start-Ups. He lives in Shimla.

12 Comments

  • This comes as a very good news,i happened to get this news as i was surfing the net ..here in Ireland i wouldnt have got this news as quickly as i would have in India,its a very good venture and i am sure this would lead to educating the aspiring students of fashion in Himachal to be good designers in the future,i would be thankful to yourselves if you could provide me with the contact details of the Director,as on my return i would like to be a faculty here.
    Thanks for this story,Sincerely Abhinav Vats.
    fiveabhi@yahoo.com

  • Hello Arman,
    You would need to give an entrance test-that would be the same for all the NIFT centers,it would include written tests and interviews to check you aptitude,you could mention the Kangra center as your choice of college to study at.
    In case of passing these exams and coming in merit-i believe NIFT will offer you your choice.
    You could visit the official website of NIFT and send them an e-mail inquiring more about the same.
    Sincerely
    Abhinav Vats
    This is NIFT’S website address-
    http://www.nift.ac.in/

  • I have completed my B.sc in F.D from inifd hamirpur.I am interested in taking admission in nift kangara.What would i do…

      • there is a joint entrance test for NIFT… entrance tst… it has 2 parts.. if yu clear them … you cn gt d required place according to your rank in d exam…! the forms gnrlly cum out in decmbr…n dey hv deir first exam in feb..!

  • It,s very good news for Hiamchali people. Now course is avaiable here in Himachal Pradesh. How we take addmission where is locted in kangra . We couldn,t get any details and contact number. Pls send us details programme and contact ..
    thanks and reagrds
    Anita

  • I’m a science graduate and a fashion designer from nifd 2years diploma and doing cpt from nift can I apply for phD prog? pl reply.

    • Hi Anchal,

      Scope of jobs iz nt bazed on ur center u hv choosn
      its totly on ur creativty level dear….nnnn yeess m a studng in NIFT Kangra n its an osm place to study …
      gudluk[:)]

  • hey guys i hv been called in Nift Kangra to get admission for my Bachelar degree.. i hv no idea about the place it is situatd n its study environment.. Frankly speakin thought its newly situated, i have some doubts on its study background, “PLACEMENT FacilitieS”, hostel facilities, faculties..
    pls any one can help in giving a genuine n fair rply for all my queries..
    it would be helpful for me to descide.. please reply soon.. thanku

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