National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in the year 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Since its inception, NIFT has set a benchmark in fashion education, emerging as a premier institute of design, management and technology.
Through a network of 17 professionally managed campuses, NIFT sets academic standards and excels in thought leadership with its unique integration of creative genius with technological competence. The NIFT Act 2006 has empowered the institute to award degrees and other academic distinctions.
The Graduate Showcase of National Institute of Fashion Technology – New Delhi Campus was held on 31st May, 2022 at the campus of NIFT – Delhi. The event titled ‘*Preview’ encased the graduating works of the Class of 2022 in its glorious detail. In an impressive exhibition, the Graduation Projects on display brought creativity and innovation to the fore. Shri Upendra Prasad Singh, IAS, Secretary – Textiles was the Chief Guest. While interacting with the young graduates, he encouraged the students to uphold the tradition of excellence inculcated in NIFT while they carve out brilliant careers for themselves in their chosen fields.
During the pandemic, the institute embraced newer ways of teaching and learning, ensuring the best for the students even in these testing times. The Campus warmed up to online teaching mode and the faculty members demonstrated superlative efforts so that the students could reach their full potential from the confines of their homes. The efforts of the faculty and the graduating students were on display in the event and received much applause and recognition from the industry and academia alike.
Mr. Shantmanu, IAS, DG – NIFT, complimented the faculty members for providing a stimulating breeding ground to the students. Ms. Manisha Kinnu, IRS, Director – NIFT, Delhi Campus congratulated the young graduates on the successful completion of their Degrees.
While interacting with the graduating students in the exhibition, she urged the young minds to be ethical and mindful in their new careers and “to keep the NIFT flag soaring high”. Exhibition was attended by industry experts from different domains. Mr. Khitij Pandya from Eco Tusser; Ms. Anjali Kalia from Divine design; Mr. Sanjay Shukla from Triburg; Mr. Manoj Tuli from P&G Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.; Ms. Pratima Pandey; Mr. Gaurav Gupta; Mr. Joy Mitra; Ms. Ambar Paridhi from Mine of Design; Mr. Sahil Malik from Da Milano; Mr. Sanjay Leekha from Alpine Apparels Pvt. Ltd. amongst others attended the exhibition.
Across specialisms, the exhibition showcased industry-ready; real-time projects that dabbled with wide ranging concepts. While some Projects attempted to provide tech-age solutions to some of the industry specific issues; the other Projects excelled in innovation driven processes and techniques. Creating Technopreneurs, Techno Summit 2022, the industry seminar anchored by the Department of Fashion Technology highlighted entrepreneurship in technology The energy among the students was the main highlight of the event. The young graduates were delighted that despite the odds ushered in by the pandemic they all came out winners. ‘Trekking Trunks’ from the Department of Fashion Communication presented a trunk full of memories and the challenges of transitioning from pre-Covid world to the times of the pandemic. The feeling of victory visibly translated across all Departments and brought the
students in creative union.
In toto, 357 graduates of 10 streams of study from Delhi Campus graduated on this momentous day. The Class of 2022 will be receiving their Degrees and the Awards of excellence in the forthcoming Convocation Ceremony.