NIFT Srinagar Sees Strong Placement Season Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

SRINAGAR: Amidst the pandemic that halted normal life, students of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Srinagar have bagged almost 60 percent placements.  As the placement season continues, the institute hopes to achieve 100 percent placement by the end of 2021. In the last two years, NIFT Srinagar has placed 41 students with over 40 companies.

NIFT Srinagar Sees Strong Placement Season Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

The companies have hired students across its two programs Bachelors in Fashion Design (FD) and Bachelors in Fashion Communication (FC). Aditi Dange, a student from FC class 2021, received the pay package of 10 LPA.  Another student from FC, Manya Garg was offered a similar package. Garg works for Reliance Brands Limited, while Dange works for Wipro Limited.

Other top performers include Anubhav Saini who has been hired by AMPM Fashions Pvt Ltd, Nischay Sharma by AMARIS by Prerna Rajpal and Ishna Bisht by KHANJIO.

The interviews were conducted through offline as well as virtual mode with a selection process of shortlisting of portfolios, GD, an Aptitude test, case study submission, domain interview and an HR round.

“We feel proud that our students have completed their degrees in 2020 and 2021 within stipulated time despite the disruption by Covid-19,” stated campus Director Dr Javid Ahmed Wani.

“It also gives us happiness to announce that, despite the pandemic and economic constraints, more than 60 percent of students received placement offers within two years,” he said.

“In the current situation, NIFT is concentrating on placements in emerging areas such as digital marketing, online portals, and visual merchandising,” Dr Wani explained.

He expressed hope that students would embrace the offers and bring laurels to the institute.

NIFT is also introducing students to global exposure through exchange programs and dual degree programs in foreign universities and fashion institutes.  The institute has strategic agreements and relationships with around 26 prominent international fashion institutes and organisations that share the same academic direction, allowing NIFT students to be fully integrated into the global fashion mainstream.

“The exchange programme allows kids to learn about diverse cultures and locations. It enables students to adapt more and more, finally expanding their ability to modify, adapt, and learn,” stated Nayantara Singh, Faculty In charge of International Linkages.

“Students obtain a worldwide perspective on particular situations, which aids them in solving global concerns. This enhances their self-esteem, self-development, and awareness, all of which are reflected in their job interviews and numerous selection processes. Our students always have an advantage over other design students because of these varied exchange opportunities,” she remarked.

In 2018 and 2019, two NIFT Srinagar students attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, where they had similar experiences and are excelling in their jobs.

NIFT Srinagar is currently offering an exchange programme to its Fashion Design students in semester 5 at KEA- Copenhagen School of Design and Technology in Denmark.

Students are so enthusiastic about the programme that a special session with KEA alumni will be arranged shortly for all NIFT Srinagar students to address their worries about it.

NIFT Srinagar has a team of highly qualified faculty which gives an edge to students to perform better in the professional field.

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