The Board of Governors of the prestigious NIFT has been reconstituted by Textile Ministry as the tenure of the previous Board expired on 31.03.2010. Thiru. Dayanidhi Maran, Textile Minister has included very prominent Textile industrialists and professionals figure in the newly constituted Board of Governors.
Thiru. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman TVS Motor Co. and Managing Director Sundaram Clayton Ltd. is the new Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) now reconstituted. Thiru. Venu Srinivasan was the President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) during 2009-10 and is also a recipient of Padma Shri Award.
The new members are as under:-
1. Thiru. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Co./Managing Director, Sundram Clayton Ltd., Chennai - Chairman
2. Thiru. N.K. Singh, M.P.
3. Tmt. Deepa Das Munsi, M.P.
4. Kumari Saroj Pandey, M.P.
5. Director General, NIFT
6. Financial Adviser, M/o Textiles
7. Joint Secretary, M/o Textiles
8. Joint Secretary, M/o HRD
9. Thiru. A. Sakthivel, Chairman, FIEO, Tirupur
10. Thiru. Sanjay Jayavardhanevelu, Lakshmi Machine Works, Coimbatore
11. Thiru. Prashant Agarwal, Managing Director, Bombay Rayon Fashions Ltd., Mumbai
12. Thiru. Premal Udani, Chairman, M/s. Kaytee Corporation Ltd., Mumbai
13. Thiru. M. Ramaswamy, Warsaw International, Tirupur
14. Tmt. Rajshree Pathy, Director, Rajshree Spinning Mills Ltd., Coimbatore.
15. Thiru. Dilip B. Jiwrajka, Managing Director, Alok Industries Ltd., Mumbai.
NIFT being a Statutory Body formed in pursuance of the NIFT Act, 2006, approval for the appointment of Chairman and a few members of the Board of Governors is accorded by Tmt. Pratibha Patil, HonвЂ™ble President of India in her capacity as the Visitor of the Institute. Accordingly, the names proposed by Thiru. Dayanidhi Maran, HonвЂ™ble Minister of Textiles have been approved by the President of India.
NIFT has Centres at New Delhi, Kangra, Raibarelly, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kannur, Patna and Shillong. New NIFT Centres are coming up at Coimbatore, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar and Srinagar. There are in all 8400 students.