The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has earmarked Rs360 crore for upgradation of physical and academic facilities across all its centres, textile minister Dayanidhi Maran said today.
Addressing students at the convocation, Maran said this would help provide the students and faculty with better infrastructure facilities so as to enable them to compete with the best in the world.
The institute has a network of 15 centres at New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Bhopal, Shillong, Kannur, Jodhpur, Bhubaneshwar, Rae Bareli and Kangra.
NIFT has already started Ph.D programmes in design, technology and management from last year.
The National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up by the Government of India in 1986 as an autonomous society in collaboration with the Fashion Technology (FIT), New York, to train professionals to meet the requirements of the textiles industry.
Besides conducting regular professional undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in design, management and technology, NIFT also offers short duration part-time courses under its continuing education (CE) programme.