Goyal inaugurates NIFT Panchkula, calls it “the pivot of the development of the textile sector”

Union Minister Piyush Goyal, in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, on Tuesday inaugurated the 17th campus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Panchkula and expressed hope that it will introduce hybrid courses to extend its reach.

“It will be the hub for the development of the entire textile sector,” Goyal said, adding that the campus will help create a comprehensive textile ecosystem in Haryana.

Khattar said, “With the inauguration of this campus, another step forward has been taken by the government of Haryana for the development of the state. Students who wish to pursue a career in the field of fashion design will not have to continue their studies. The institute will definitely give a boost to the textile, handicraft and handicraft industries in the state. In line with NIFT policy, 20% of the seats will be reserved for Haryana’s domicile”.

He said Smriti Irani, then Union Textiles Minister, laid the foundation stone for the campus on December 29, 2016. Rs 133.16 crore was spent on the construction of the institute building spread over 10.45 acres of land. Khattar said that he had requested the Center’s help for some works of the second phase of this institute, including the construction of the hostels and the auditorium, and that he could share the cost on the basis of a ratio 50/50 with the Ministry of Textiles.

Goyal, the Union Minister for Textiles and Trade and Industry, has asked NIFT to introduce hybrid courses to expand its reach. Three hybrid online courses – photography for e-commerce, social media marketing and digital design for textiles – will launch on the new NIFT campus, he said.

“In Jhajjar, I am told that woodcarving and pottery work is famous, similarly in Bhiwani, handwork is famous, in Ambala and Patiala, ‘phulkari’ work is famous, if we can connect these industries to NIFT, it will also help them to upgrade. ,” he said.

Developing a co-curriculum with institutes like the National Institute of Design and the National Institute of Packaging can be explored as part of “holistic training,” Goyal said.

He said he was told that after Delhi, it was NIFT’s second most desirable campus in northern India. Comparing it to towns like Gurugram, Goyal said Panchkula is also emerging as a township that will define Haryana’s development.

Khattar said that the Panchkula Institute will offer four-year degree courses in fashion design/textile design, garment production and two-year master’s degree courses in fashion technology, design and fashion management. fashion. Apart from this, there will also be certificate programs lasting one year and six months. He said this newly inaugurated NIFT campus will give a major boost to the state’s textile, handloom and handicraft industries.

He said the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ can be realized through the skill of people.