Textile Ministry Reconstitutes Board of Governors of NIFT
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
The new members are as under
Thiru. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Co./Managing Director,
Sundram Clayton Ltd., Chennai - Chairman
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, Hon’ble President of
India in her capacity as the Visitor of the Institute. Accordingly, the
names proposed by Thiru. Dayanidhi Maran, Hon’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.