Srinagar: Union Minister of State for Textiles and Railways, Smt Darshana Vikram Jardosh on Monday visited the upcoming campus of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Srinagar at Ompora Budgam and took the review of the construction work.
Smt Jardosh directed the officials and the executing agency to complete the project at the earliest possible time so that the academic work of NIFT Srinagar can be started from the new campus soon.
The Director General NIFT, Shri Shantmanu informed the Minister that the new campus of NIFT Srinagar will be one of the largest NIFT campuses in the country among total 17.
The new campus will run six courses including Bachelors level courses in Fashion Designing, Fashion Communication, Textile Designing, Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories Design and Masters programme in Fashion Management and Designing. It shall be fully residential with hostel facility for 720 students and 90 staff quarters.
It will have the space for administrative block, academic block, auditorium, incubator, guest accommodation, sports facilities, canteen and food courts.
Dr Javid Ahmad Wani, Director NIFT Srinagar informed the Minister that the campus shall be made functional by the end of this year (2021) as per the commitment of JK SIDCO, which is the executing agency of the project.
The Minister directed the executing agency that the campus should be completed at an earliest as it’s the prestigious project of Government of India.
She also stated that NIFT Srinagar shall provide world class education to aspiring youth of J&K and other states who want to pursue designing, fashion, communication and textiles as career.
She also directed the officials to incorporate integral components of Kashmir’s arts, crafts and heritage in its architecture and aesthetics.
The officials of the district administration Budgam, police and SIDCO etc were also present during the visit of the minister.