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- Fifty-eight budding designers receive degrees, walk the ramp at NIFT convocation

There were plenty of takeaways from the NIFT-Patna convocation — apart from bagging awards, the students were apprised of the institute’s various achievements.

Abhinav Kumar was on cloud nine after receiving two awards. Abhinav received the best student award for academic excellence and community service, and a student of the year prize. He said: “It is a proud moment for me. I received the prize for my hard work and dedication.”

NIFT-Patna on Wednesday awarded degrees to 58 students at the convocation held at SK Memorial Hall. This was the second time that the convocation was held in Patna. Earlier, students had to visit New Delhi to receive their degree.

Apart from Abhinav, Bhaskar Ravi won the best student award in the postgraduate section of fashion management, while in the undergraduate course of fashion design, Sherya Dutta received the prize. The students also took part in a fashion show organised by the institute.

Chief secretary Ashok Sinha was chief guest at the convocation, while education department principal secretary Amarjeet Sinha was the guest of honour.

Delivering the convocation address, Ashok called upon the students to uphold the tradition of excellence inculcated in NIFT while carving out careers for themselves in their chosen fields. Amarjeet said: “A fashion design course expects innovation from students. The journey might be difficult and challenging but the course is never boring.”

NIFT-Patna director Sanjay Shrivastava highlighted the academic excellence and achievements of the institute. He said NIFT-Patna had completed a project titled Tailoring and pattern making training, for Raymond. The institute had also organised a fashion show at Siri Fort Stadium in New Delhi to celebrate Bihar Divas. The fashion institute has also successfully completed a project for the state government’s department of industries.

He said: “The construction work of the NIFT campus at Mithapur is on in full swing and the institute is likely to shift there by the beginning of a new academic session in July or August.”

The institute’s placement record has also been positive achieving cent per cent record. Some companies, where students have been placed include Lee, Wrangler, Wills Lifestyle and others.