NIFT is working on a plan to offer hybrid courses: Piyush Goyal

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is working on a plan to offer hybrid courses to students, in addition to its regular on-campus courses that will allow young people to benefit from the expertise offered by the institute, Trade and Industry and Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal said.

“In the future, NIFT will offer hybrid courses. In the summer, when students (enrolled in regular campus courses) return home for two months, students studying in the hybrid model can do their practical training on campus. The rest of the studies they could do online,” Goyal said during a media interaction on Saturday.

The Ministry of Textile is also discussing with NIFT officials the possibility of opening small labs across the country, possibly partnering with local universities to provide hands-on training for students who will enroll in hybrid courses once that they will be launched.

NIFT is one of the top fashion design institutes in the country and has a network of 16 professionally run campuses in New Delhi, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubneshwar, Jodhpur, Kangra , Kannur, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong and the newly added one in Srinagar.

Earlier on Saturday, the minister hoisted the national flag at the Gandhi Darshan Museum and distributed flags on the occasion of Har Ghar Tiranga Mahotsav. “The campaign will generate a sense of patriotism in every citizen. Come on, let’s all be part of this campaign,” he said. Goyal also asked people to use products made in India to boost domestic production.

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August 14, 2022