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National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) centre opens in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD), one of Indiaís premier most fashion and design institutes with over 160 branches within India and abroad comes to Hyderabad. The A.Pís first centre was inaugurated here at Himayatnagar this evening by beauty queen Ms. Parmita Katkar, Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 2003.

The NIFD Centre at Hyderabad will provide quality education in the field of Fashion Design, Textile Design and Interior Design with Computers as an integral part of the Curriculum. It will offer Two Year Advance Diploma and One Year Diploma Courses in Fashion Design, Interior Design and Textile Design to the students in morning and afternoon shifts. It also offers One Year Diploma Course in Apparel Manufacturing, Marketing and Merchandising, Knitwear Design and Technology, Garment Manufacturing Technology.

Speaking at the press conference Ms. Parmita Katkar said, "I am happy to know that NIFD is providing quality education in the field of Fashion & Design. As fashion has spread all over the country and opportunities available in the field are many. By training youngsters in this field provides NIFD various opportunities for their advancement.

Mr. Sanjay Saraswat, Mr. K. Sreekanth both Centre Heads of NIFD Hyderabad said "NIFD is an organized revolution to provide education to the people at their doorstep. It firmly believes nurturing local designers enables to exploit the traditional local heritage". Our aim is to bring local talent to the national forefront.

NIFD is a trend setting institute known as "The Cradle of Designers" among the glamour world. It is for those who dream of joining the fascinating fashionable world, and for those who wish to become fashionable themselves. One will learn the basics of fashion and train to develop his/her own spirit of a designer, with a view of the world and the designer collection. Fashion design course prepares students for careers in merchandising fashion, coordination, client servicing,marketing and many more fields. NIFD promises to make its students real professionals having an integrated personality. Besides, students will learn how to make themselves known and to make a living. It was born to fulfil the twin objectives of promoting fashion awareness and meet the growing need in the industry for trained professionals. NIFD was inaugurated by one of Indiaís leading fashion designer Ritu Beri. Since then NIFD has become the harbinger of a design revolution. Beside India, it has centres in countries like Bangladesh, Canada, Nepal and Dubai.

The centre at Hyderabad is located at Himayatnagar in 3000sft campus. The faculty is drawn from the best of the institutes in India. One of the centre heads Mr. Sanjay Saraswat is already a Master Franchisee for the couple of years in Rajasthan. He has two centres of his own at Ajmer and Sri Ganganagar. He has five sub-franchisees at Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Alwar, all in Rajasthan. The various courses at Hyderabad will commence immediately. The annual fee for each course if Rs 24,000/-. Entry is restricted to only 90 students, ten in each batch and discipline.


Maju Kuriakose
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