Shillong, May 26: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma handed out the degree certificates to 60 students who passed out from tiol Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) at a grand annual convocation for the class of 2015 held at its Shillong Campus, Lawmali here today. The degrees were conferred to the students in three categories - Master of Fashion Magement, Bachelor of Accessory Design and Bachelor of Fashion Design. Special awards were also conferred to selected students in categories like NIFT Best Academic Performance Award, NIFT Extraordiry Service Award and NIFT Student of the Year Award on the occasion. Delivering the convocation address, Dr. Sangma congratulated the degree recipients and lauded them for being bold and ambitious enough to have taken this altertive career option “which requires bringing out the best of their creative minds”. Speaking about the huge business opportunities in textiles and fashion industry, the Chief Minister said “this is one sector which is connected to hundreds and thousands of people as the vibrant culture of this region is linked to this sector”. Informing that there are 32,000 families having skilled workforce registered in Sericulture & Weaving sector, he said that if these young graduates from NIFT connect with these 32,000 skilled workforce, they would have effective readymade partners and would be able to create that value chain for them.
CM hands out degree certificates to 60 NIFT graduates in city