Bhubaneswar: A splendid Convocation ceremony of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) – Bhubaneswar was held at KIMS Auditorium here on Tuesday.
Degrees were awarded to as many as 185 graduating students of the class of 2019 at the NIFT-Bhubaneswar Convocation.
Union MSME Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi graced the occasion as chief guest along with Bhubaneswar MLA Sushant Kumar Rout and IIM-Sambalpur director Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal.
Speaking on the occasion, Pratap Chandra Sarangi said, “When the country is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Mahatma, the symbol of sustainability, the NIFT campus brings pride to the state by being registered as the world’s first sustainable fashion campus.”
Sushant Kumar Rout, MLA Bhubaneswar-North extended his support and appreciation towards the steps NIFT Bhubaneswar is taking and offered any future help needed to take the campus to the summits of success.
Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director IIM Sambalpur appreciated the spirit of innovation and creativity of students in the field of fashion.
Dr Binaya Bhusan Jena, Director NIFT presented the Annual Academic Report where he elaborated on what were the milestones achieved during the year and how the institute has very well managed to grow not just linearly but in a variety of aspects.
The NIFT academic curriculum incorporates internships, industry visits, outbound programmes as well as real-life projects, seminars and interactions that provide opportunities for students to appreciate and understand the working of the industry.
The NIFT-Bhubaneswar Convocation got extended by the administration of oath to the graduates by the Dean-NIFT. Shantmanu, Director-General NIFT addressed the crowd.
NIFT offers a meticulous training of 4 years to the undergraduates and of 2 years to the postgraduates. The course shapes the students to provide creative design, management and technological solutions for a plethora of problems and serve the fashion, management, technology as well as the communication industry to the best possible.
Students are exposed to work in stimulating environments with industry projects focusing on integrative abilities that use skills ranking from technical expertise to creative exposure.
With all the skillset the campus, as a whole never steps back in conserving the environment and using the resources available wisely and also has been recently in buzz for its attempt in going green. NIFT aims to be the only institution in the world where students can see the entire sustainable fashion value chain from farm to fashion.