Punjab Industry Minister Mr. Manoranjan Kalia disclosed that the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has extended its affiliation to Northern Indian Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) of Punjab.
The state government of Punjab had raised up-gradation issue of three NIIFTs in Jalandhar, Mohali and Ludhiana, with the Union textile ministry, he added.
Degree courses would be introduced in these three NIIFTs in approaching academic session, informed Mr. Kalia, while addressing reporters.
He cited this introduction of new degree courses in the institutes as a вЂњmajor developmentвЂќ as Ludhiana has emerged as a major textile hub and graduates of NIIFT, have, now a opportunity to develop a good career within the state.
A formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be signed with NIFT soon, for the up-gradation of NIIFTs, informed Mr. Kalia.