NIFT may set up new centre in Rae Bareli
December 13, 2006
The government is proposing to set up a National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) centre in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, constituency of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
Formalities for the proposal to set up a NIFT centre at Rae Bareli in UP will be completed in about two months, Textile minister Shankersinh Vaghela said on Tuesday night.
He said his ministry has received proposals to establish more centres of the prestigious fashion institute from various state governments including Punjab, Haryana, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
We can consider a proposal if a state government is willing to invest Rs 25 crore and provide land for the institute, Vaghela said at the NIFT convocation here.
With its hub located in Delhi, NIFT has already established six other centres in Gandhinagar, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai.
From academic year 2007, NIFT will be able to award its own degrees as the institute has been conferred statutory status by an act of Parliament, passed in May.
On reports that there is shortage of teaching staff in some of the centres, Vaghela said he has asked the institute authorities to fill up the vacancies.
If there is shortage of staff, the institute can appoint teachers on a temporary basis or take loans to increase staff, he added.