More Bihar students opt for fashion tech trade

Work on the Mithapur farm campus of National Institute of Technology, Patna (NIFT-P), is expected to be over by July 2013, NIFT-P director Sanjay Shrivastava informed on Thursday. He said, once the institution stabilises on the new campus, it would give a fillip to fresh activities.

Meanwhile, the NIFT intends to launch two new bachelor courses - one each in fashion textile and technology - from the next session, he said. To familiarise people and potential students with NIFT courses, the institution has organised an open house interaction session on November 3 at its campus in Udyog Bhawan to apprise aspirants of the career opportunities in the fashion industry.

Information regarding courses and programmes offered at all NIFT centres would be provided at the session. In addition, mock NIFT entrance tests, grooming and styling session, assistance in applying online and in procuring student loans and exhibition of works by NIFT students would also be held.

"This year, students from Bihar constituted almost 30% of the total strength in different NIFT centres. In NIFT-P, this yearfs batch of 70 student comprises 45 local students," said NIFT-P director Sanjay Shrivastava on Thursday, adding, "It indicates that more students are taking interest in a career in fashion. This event would help such aspirants understand the career prospects in the industry and let them earmark their areas of interests."

The session would be open for class 12 students and undergraduates. Deliberations on careers in fashion designing, fashion management and technology would mark the event. Health check-up and blood donation camps would also be held. A similar event would be held on November 30.

"During the session, specialised faculty members and alumni of the institute would address studentsf queries. Parents are also invited to attend the sessions to understand the activities of NIFT-P," informed Shrivastava.

"Fashion industry and NIFT are not only about making clothes. It is also not for the elite alone. There are many facets to it and everyone can join it. All they need is interest," he said.


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