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NIFT, Panchkula officially inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal

 NIFT, Panchkula officially inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal


The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and the Panchkula Regional Centre of Panjab University were formally inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal on 14th January, 2019. The two institutes were started with an investment of Rs. 1,000 crore by the Government of India. The objective of NIFT is to nurture talent in the field of fashion design and to promote research in this field. At Panchkula, the institute will offer courses in Fashion Design, Textile Design, Apparel Design, Interior Design etc.


NIFT, Panchkula officially inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal


NIFT, Panchkula, the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), was inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday. The institute is located in Panchkula district and is a part of the Ministry of Textiles. The inauguration was attended by Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal and other dignitaries.

NIFT offers graduate and postgraduate programmes in fashion design and management. It has a faculty of more than 180 professors, including several international experts. It has a library with more than 25,000 books and magazines. The institute has an annual intake of 120 students who are offered scholarships.


NIFT, Panchkula inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal


NIFT Panchkula, one of the premier institutes of India for technical education, was inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday. The institute has been set up at an investment of Rs. 1,000 crore and offers courses in engineering, business administration, hotel management and information technology. With a enrolment capacity of 10,000 students, the institute is expected to contribute significantly to the growth of technical education in the state.


NIFT Panchkula is located in Panchkula district, about 30 km from Chandigarh and 100 km from Lahore. The institute has an area of 180 acres and will have a library with over 7 lakh books. The institute aims to become a centre of excellence in technology education within five years.


The highlights of the inauguration


NIFT Kochi is India's first 'Nano Institute of Technology'

Panchkula, Haryana: The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Piyush Goyal inaugurated the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Panchkula on July 26. The institute, which was earlier known as National Institute of Textiles and Fibre Technology (NITTF), was inaugurated by the minister with an aim to provide quality education in fashion design, textile engineering, and related fields.

The institute has been set up at a cost of Rs. 210 crore and offers courses in various disciplines such as fashion design, textile engineering, textiles management, marketing, and retail management. It also has a research centre that offers opportunities to the students to conduct their own research projects.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Goyal said that NIFT Kochi is India's first 'Nano Institute of Technology' and that it would play an important role in developing the country's fashion sector. He also said that the institute would help create more jobs in the country and boost economic growth.


The importance of NIFT, Panchkula


NIFT, Panchkula is an important centre of education and research in India. It was established in the year 2006 by the Government of Haryana with the aim to provide quality higher education opportunities to the students of Haryana. The Centre offers various courses in arts, commerce and sciences. It also offers specialised programmes such as MSc in Tourism Management, MCA, MS in Information Technology, Master of Business Administration (MBA) etc.


The Centre has a strong emphasis on research and has produced many eminent scholars. Some of the notable alumni of NIFT include Mrinal Pandey, a professor at Texas A&M University and Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal, a former chairman of IIT Delhi. NIFT is a constituent of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) and is ranked among the best universities in India.


Future plans for NIFT, Panchkula


The National Institutes of Technology (NIFT), Panchkula were inaugurated by Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday. The institute will offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering, management and business. With the inauguration of NIFT, Panchkula, the country’s three NITs – Allahabad, Kanpur and Roorkee – will have an institute under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.


Speaking on the occasion, Goyal said that NIFT would play a crucial role in ushering in “reshaping of the academic landscape” in India. He added that the institute would help develop talent in various fields, including information technology, civil engineering, management and business. The minister also emphasised on the need to focus on research and development (R&D) initiatives at NIFT.


Apart from Goyal, present on the occasion were union ministers Smriti Irani and Kiren Rijiju as well as Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

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