In a bid to give impetus to the traditional skills in the region, the National Institute of Fashion Technology will be setting up its first centre in the northeast in Shillong this year.
A comprehensive proposal for the centre is being drafted, and the proposed sites have been identified. "We hope to get it cleared from the Union Government very soon so as to start the centre from this academic session itself", NIFT Director General Rajiv Takru told reporters here.
Takru said the mechanism to start the first session from a temporary accommodation has been put on fast track and going by the pace of the organisation of the logistics, the first session could be started from June-July this year.
He said the centre would have the entire gamut of courses from two-year post graduate, four-year graduate to short duration courses and the initial intake capacity would be 40 students per course.