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Cabinet approves NIFT Bill in Parliament winter session

19
Nov '05
The Union Cabinet approves its introduction of a Bill in Parliament to confer statutory status on National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

There is an acute need to professionalise, standardise and internationally benchmark the professional business education in India so as to take full advantage of opportunities opening up for the Fashion Industry both in domestic as well as in international markets.

The NIFT was set up by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India in the year 1986, as an autonomous society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 fully funded and supported by the Government as a national-level Institute for Design, Management, and Technology to prepare and train professionals to meet the challenges of the dynamic global market in promoting India's exports in textiles, garments, lifestyle products and other fashion goods.

NIFT has been running full-time Diploma programmes in fashion design, garment manufacturing technology, apparel marketing and merchandising, accessory design, leather garment design and technology, knitwear design and technology, textile design and development and fashion communication through seven centres at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar and Bangalore.

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