The Future Belongs to Creatives: Director NIFT Srinagar
GK: Since its inception, NIFT has operated out of a rented building. When will it have its own campus?
Dir NIFT: We will most likely move to our own campus at Ompora Budgam in July 2022. 90% of the construction is complete. The campus is coming at an estimated cost of Rs 287 Crores. Apart from high-end laboratories and classrooms, it has all the facilities such as a business incubator, amphitheater, auditorium, sports fields, cafe, canteen, hostels, guest house, etc. hosts, residential quarters, a community center, etc.
GK: How do you view the success rate of NIFT in terms of student placement?
Dir NIFT: NIFT mainly provides professional human resources to the textile and fashion industry. We have different academic programs in design, fashion technology and management. Globally, the textile industry is bouncing back after Covid 19. Internships are resuming. Our graduates take up jobs in different roles such as fashion designer, fashion illustrator, fashion forecaster, brand manager, graphic designer, UI/UX designer, etc. The industry offers good salary packages. This year, we have already placed 50% of our Graduating Batch 2022 via Campus placement. The placement process is ongoing.