Placed amidst Ghatkopar, a suburb in eastern Mumbai, INIFD Ghatkopar, Mumbai is a part of the prestigious International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), which is known as the largest network of design institute launched in 1995. INIFD has a record of generating over 5 lakhs graduates with every year 25,000 students passing from different INIFD centers. INIFD Ghatkopar, Mumbai being established in the year 2017 is an emerging institute which is all set to give birth to a new and innovative breed of professionals who can put in the institute’s name in the world map of designers. Despite being young, INIFD Ghatkopar, Mumbai’s students are already proving the quality of training that they receive during their course tenure in the form of awards and recognitions on various platforms across cities, such as Inter-College Fashion Show “Happenings 2019” held up in Pune wherein students won 1st and 2nd prizes, to name a few.
“The collective efforts put each day inside and outside the classroom allow the students to develop holistically and as per industry demand. We are proud to mention that one of our fashion design students was honored at Indian High Commission, London and few other students got selected as RUNNER UP of Fashion Design in LAUNCHPAD EVENT at LAKME FASHION WEEK. Additionally, in its maiden year of operation, INIFD Ghatkopar Mumbai’s student with his knowledge and training got selected as a Set designer for Gen Next @ LAKME FASHION WEEK Winter/Festive 2018, Mumbai,” shares Ritika Singh, Centre Director, INIFD Ghatkopar, Mumbai. The institute offers a wide range of courses divided into Masters, Bachelors, and International Certification Programs in fashion design and interior design domain. The students are also encouraged to undergo an online fashion design course called Learn from Manish Malhotra where Manish Malhotra shares his experiences and insights into the world of Fashion.
Singh pinpoints, “Having associated with LST – LONDON SCHOOL OF TRENDS, INIFD always strives to provide an international edge to its programs offered. Together LST and INIFD make it a point to reach out to the candidates of foreign origin and ensure that they get the best Fashion and Interior training that a city like London has to offer, at an affordable cost.” The students of INIFD Ghatkopar, Mumbai gets ample opportunities where they can exhibit their talents. Arranging exhibition named as “Kshitij” for the Fashion & Interior design students and organizing Annual Fashion Show is some of the platforms that the students are provided letting them showcase their works and expertise and gain practical experience.
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At INIFD Ghatkopar, Mumbai students are not always kept consumed in classroom learning, instead, they are indulged in optimum practical activities by organizing regular workshops and seminars which are been conducted by world-class faculties & renowned experts from the industry. “We have some of the best brains of the country in-house as our faculty members. They make every possible effort to upgrade the students’ design skills and empowering their imagination by pushing them to think out-of-the-box. It is also taken into consideration that the students’ obtain a deep clarification of the concepts inside the classroom,” proudly says Singh. For further taking the students into an ultimate journey of professional experience, the institute has tied-up with brands like Asian Paints and Duravit, making sure of their quality learning, internships, and placements.
Additionally, the institute arranges guest lectures where corporate heads are invited to deliver talks on varied topics and industrial visits as a part of the curriculum targeting to provide the students good knowledge regarding the real-time workplace environment that will later help them to adjust in the job without any fear in their minds. The students are welcomed in a well-equipped campus with comprising Wi-Fi, AC classrooms, computer lab, machines for hands-on experience, to name a few. “We believe that every individual makes a difference: No idea too insignificant, No person too inconsequential. And based on this belief, we encourage our students to realize their highest potentialities,” opines Singh. Given the proficiencies, knowledge, and training that the students earn during their course tenure, enable them to get placed in renowned companies like H&M, Globus, Hello Kitty, Tomy Hilfiger, Asian Paints, Shoppers Stop, Decorex, Duravit, and the list hardly gets an end.
Apart from academics, the students of the institute are provided substantial room for participate and enjoy grand Fresher’s Party, New Year, Diwali, Navratri, Independence Day, Holi and so on that are celebrated in a large margin, which also assists the students in rejuvenate their energy and take a break from the monotony of the routine sessions. “Receiving great response and feedback from the different stakeholders of the design education arena, we have decided on intensifying our infrastructural facilities in the coming future,” concludes Singh.
Ritika Singh is the Centre Director of the institute. She has done her Post Graduation in English Literature & PG Diploma in Fashion Designing. She is also into philanthropic activities and has been associated with many charitable institutes. She was awarded Women Entrepreneur Award in 2018 by Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. OF India. She has been awarded by the many other renowned institutes for her contribution towards the society.
An Eminent Entrepreneur & Business Leader, Ashok Daryani is in the field of education since last 15 years and presently is handling the position of Director at INIFD Vashi & INIFD Deccan, Pune. Holding such extensive experience in the field of education, he is also passionate about Design and sees it as an excellent and fulfilling career opportunity for today’s youth.