NIFT- Daman becomes the 18th campus in the NIFT network of campuses across the country. Presently located in the Govt. Engineering College Campus, Mota Falia, Varkund, Nani Daman; the campus organized its first Orientation Batch on 22nd August 2022 for the students of B.Des-Textile Design and Master of Fashion Management. The vision of setting up the campus was realized with the generosity and support of the UT administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu under the leadership of Hon. Minister of Textile Shri. Piyush Goyal, and Hon. Administrator Shri. Praful Patel.
The Orientation Programme of NIFT Daman was graced by Shri. Shantmanu IAS, DG NIFT; Shri. Vikas Anand, Advisor to Hon’ble Administrator; Smt. Tapasya Raghav IAS, Collector, Daman; Smt. Ankita Anand IAS, Secretary (Higher and Technical Education); Prof. Dr. Vandana Narang, Dean (Academics), NIFT; Prof. Dr. Pavan Godiawala, Director NIFT Mumbai, Prof. Dr. Jomichan S. Pattathil, Director (i/c), NIFT Daman. After briefly outlining the phenomenal progress made by NIFT in the field of fashion education; DG-NIFT ended on a personal note by stressing the need to remain connected to the roots and create new meaningful associations as these students progress in their academic life. He also congratulated the students and their families for becoming part of the NIFT fraternity.
It was a special day for the management, staff, students, and parents as was evident from the excitement and enthusiasm witnessed on the campus. Officials of the UT administration and industry delegates from Daman also attended the inauguration event to celebrate the successful commencement of the first academic session and give their best wishes.
NIFT Daman has been established to develop home-grown leaders with unique and distinctive competencies who will contribute to the country’s future. The NIFT curriculum is designed to promote academic excellence in emerging areas, leadership skills, social responsibility, and an inclusive outlook with the highest international standards. The institute will provide leverage to the existing industrial hub in Daman by nurturing talent and creating a human resource that can effectively navigate the challenges of an interconnected planet with diverse global communities while addressing the gaps in the trained manpower requirement of the local industry. It will help to achieve the National Educational Policy (NEP) target of 100% Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education in 10 years. The campus will also provide a platform for collaborative R&D by industry and academia fostering an environment of innovation and incubation. DG NIFT Sri. Shantmanu thanked Hon. Minister of Textile Shri. Piyush Goyal, Hon. Administrator Shri. Praful Patel & Hon. Secretary Textiles Shri. U.P. Singh for their constant support & guidance in setting up NIFT at Daman.