A Review of NIFT Delhi

 

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi is one of the most renowned fashion colleges in the country. It is considered as a leading institute in providing benchmark performance in the Fashion industry. A lot of the now famous Fashion fraternity owes their allegiance to this revered institute, as an alma mater. This institute that marked a turning point in the history of the Fashion world was established way back in 1986, and was well recognized by the Government of India, Ministry of Textile with the collaboration of FIT, New York. Did you know that NIFT was empowered by the Government of India in 2006 for granting its own degrees and other distinctions? Pretty cool, huh?

The institute provides a common platform for Fashion education, research as well as training. Most of the common people just associate Fashion with good clothes. But it is way deeper than that. Going by the number of Departments NIFT has, goes on to show how much knowledge and detail is first needed before creating anything fashionable. If you are planning to study at NIFT, you might deal with some or all of departments like Accessory Design, Textile Design, Fashion, Leather, Apparel etc. You can find more about the courses offered at NIFT at Collegedunia. And if that makes you think about a lot of study and heard work, be rest assured because NIFT is fully equipped with the latest collection of famous Designers’ books, visual resources, and design community. It is also, undoubtedly, the best place for getting all information possible about Indian Contemporary and International Fashion.

Do you know that NIFT is the originator member of “Founder of the World” fashion school which has 34 fashion houses in all over the world? Can you imagine the kind of exposure its students would get in exchange programs? It already boasts of collaboration with biggies like De Montfort University, UK, Mod Art International, France, Royal Academy of Arts, London and the likes. No wonder it has received the status of most desirable and fashionable institute by none other than the Parliament of India. Some of their world renowned alumni include designers Prabal Gurung, Rahesh Pratap, Manish Arora, Ritu Beri, Ashish Soni and J.J.Valaya

NIFT has many a fabulous achievements under its very fashionable belt. Studying at NIFT would be a dream for all you budding fashionistas out there, right? In that case, another good news is that NIFT also gives you scholarship if you do not have the means to pay the entire fees. (Check out the 

feestructure of NIFT

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So why wait? Get out those scissors and fabrics and don your creative hats and prepare yourself for a fashionable entry in the industry where, who knows, you would be dressing up the superstars of tomorrow!

FMS Delhi- a note on placements!

FMS, Faculty of management Studies, one of the pioneering Business Schools of India was established in 1954. Since then, FMS has shown immense growth and commitment to the development of management professionals providing exchange programs and collaborative arrangements with industrial and business houses, management institutions and professional associations in India and abroad. It is also one of the oldest business schools in India to offer a full time MBA program.

FMS Delhi

has a huge network of more than 10,000 alumni which gives its students unparalleled access to information, mentors and careers. A few of their noteworthy alumni include Girish Sharma, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Income Tax Department, Salil Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer, Dish TV India Ltd., and Shivani Hegde, General Manager-Foods, Nestle India Ltd. Their other noteworthy achievements include representing India in KPMG in International Case competition in the International Finals, being the National winners of Pepsi’s become Indra’s Advisors contest and Bloomberg Ambassador of the month International winners. That is quite a formidable list, no?

 Now which company wouldn’t want managers from such a college whose credentials have such have weight names? And the statistics of

FMS Delhi placements

year on year prove just that, both in terms of the diversity of profiles as well as in the compensation offered to the students. You can gauge the credibility of the above statement from the fact that, this year, a total of 212 offers were made by companies for a batch where 205 students participated in the placement process. If that is not 100% placement, then what is?

Almost a 107 companies participated in the whole process, and 38 offers were made even before the placement process started. And if you are itching to know the numbers (read salary), then here is the deal. The average salary of the total offers made is INR 16.18 LPA.  And if that still doesn’t impress you, take this: The average salary of the top 50% offers is INR 19 LPA. Impressed much?
Almost all the big names in the market like Tata, Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd., Amway, India Today, Godrej, CSC, Dabur, Whirlpool, Heinz, Kellogg’s, Maruti, P&G were a part of the 107 companies.
Makes you think it is all about serious study? FMS also carries out its annual festivals and events like Fiesta (Annual Management Festival) and Annual Leadership Summit. It also offers features like Library, computer centre, hostels and a dedicated research centre.

 

All MBA aspirants in the house, looking forward to more details on FMS ? Do log on to

Collegedunia

and let us know if any of your questions still goes unanswered.

Where Beauty meets Intellect. Are you coming?

Do you know a place where you can watch TV actors like Mahi Vij, Jay Bhanushali, Bollywood faces like Ranveer Singh and Farhan Akhtar, model Gul Panag, rapper Hard Kaur and other such host of celebrities under one roof? Well, you can not only see them per se, you can also hear them talk about issues related to the youth of today and also interact with them. Have I got you excited enough to reveal the secret?

The list of speakers!

Well, all this and more will be happening at the India Today’s Mind Rocks Youth Summit to be held on September 21, 2013 at the Siri Fort auditorium in New Delhi.

As the name suggests, this day long conference aims at stimulating young minds through ideas, music and art. There will be stalwarts from all walks of life sharing their success mantras, while also addressing some key youth issues plaguing the society today. You can listen to them, interact with them and agree to agree or disagree with them. Does it sound like “all work and no play?” Don’t worry. There is also going to be lots if entertainment with activities like

  • Live Rock Band session
  •  Digital RFID; Photo Booth; Like-man; Gesture Music Game Kiosk etc. powered by TagLabs
  • The ‘Real Youth Icon’ an initiative to recognize and reward the ‘Unsung Heroes’ in our society in association with UNICEF India
  • ‘SingAlong’ – Online KARAOKE Contest and their winners singing Live at the event in association with Singchana (indiatodaymindrocks.com/SingAlong)

 I intended to go for this summit last year, but somehow the plan didn’t materialize. However, I am going to be there this year. If you are planning to visit at this happening do in the capital city, here is how you can do it. You can click here to register yourself.

You can also check out the Mind Rocks website for some other cool contests happening and register to participate.

Leaving you with some pictures from the MindRocks Delhi 2012 summit to.have a dekko to decide for yourselves if you wish to join us or not this year.

“Test cricket is the real thing”: Kapil Dev and Mohd. Ahzar

 

“I have no Godfather in Bollywood” : Priyanka Chopra

 

Beautiful ladies Sonam Kapoor,and  Huma Quereshi discussing the “Raaz of relationships” with Koel Purie and Vir Das!

A Valentine’s Day gift!

It’s Valentine’s week. Even though H and I are not too big on celebrating these “days”, we aren’t immune to them either. So, while we ‘go out celebrating it in a big way, we do give each other a small-little something as a V-day gift. This time, I got mine a little earlier. A good thing, you’d say. I thought so too. And so this happened on a fine evening.

H: I got you a surprise gift.

Me: (suitably surprised) really? What’s it?

H: It’s a little different. You have to take a guess.

Me: uhmm..Ok. (How difficult can that be, I thought)

H: So, what do you think it is?

Me: uhmm….Chocolates?

H: No

Me: A book? (or even better, books :-))?

H: nopes.

Me: Flowers? cards? A dress?

H: No, no and NO!

Me: Ok, give me a hint..

H: It’s good to keep it with you, but bad to use it!!

Me: (confused) What kind of a show piece is that? That I can only keep it? and NOT use it!
Ok, Can I give it to a friend? And can she use it?

H: No, it’s kinda harmful for everyone.

Me: What kind of a gift is that? (By this time, I was thoroughly miffed)

H: Ok, I ll give you one more hint.

Me: Sure. Go ahead

H: You will need to carry it with you all the time

Me: (Aghast)A pepper spray?

H: U got it babes!

And with that, H fished out a can of pepper spray from his bag and explained to me in detail, how it was to be used in a “situation”. 

I didn’t know whether to be happy or sad. I mean, it’s a good thing when your husband/boyfriend/friend/parents worry about your safety, but really? A pepper spray? Cynics would say that is a bad gift to give a woman on V-day. It kind of gives you a sinking feeling about your own well being  But now, are we still living in that age when we actually celebrate anything/any day, or for that matter, even go out of our houses feeling safe about it? 

Not only the incidence of rape cases is going higher by the day, their brutality too is lurking around a dangerous bend. The brutal rape of the Delhi medico student Nirbhaya jolted everyone out of their wits, but so what? The Govt. says the “juvenile” cannot be punished. I do not understand the logic behind this. If he was adult enough to plan and execute a rape in the most grotesque manner, how come he is not adult enough to be punished? And even if the entire nation showed their anger, and disapproval against this by coming out on the streets in full strength for almost a week and demanding a strong anti-rape law, things have hardly changed in our country. And in fact, if you have been reading the newspapers, the rapists have taken the December case as a benchmark, and brutalizing a woman while raping her is becoming a trend now.

A 19-year old girl was recently raped in the Lajpat Nagar area of New Delhi, and the rapist inserted an iron rod in her mouth. You can read about it here
Another minor gang raped in Jalandhar (details)
This trend seems to be catching on worldwide. Recently, there was a brutal rape case reported in South Africa. You may want to read the details at your own risk.

Gifting a pepper spray to your woman on V-day might not be the most romantic idea ever, but it does show that our men are as scared of our safety as we are. He might tell me sometimes that I act paranoid, but deep down I guess, he understands. He knows he cannot be with me 24*7. There will be so many times in a single day that I will be alone in the house, or alone on the streets. Words of caution and advice are no longer a woman’s shield. It’s sad that humanity has stooped down to such a level. Women ventured out of the house to become independent, and take the society and nation forward in terms of development. Little did she know, certain men looked at it in a completely opportunistic way.

As they say, desperate times call for desperate measures. I think we are living in those desperate times. Where women, apart from looking after a household, working alongside men in MNCs, bearing children for them, will also have to learn self-defense to be able to defend her honor. Until then, maybe the gifting trends on Valentine’s day will change. The next thing you know, your luxurious spa voucher will be replaced by a form enrolling you in martial arts. But so what, isn’t it all, still about Love? 

*All images sourced from Google

Will the Real Men please stand up?

Even as I write this, there are thousands like me and you who are out there on the streets of New Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Simla, Mumbai, Patna and various other states in India for they are angered. Nirbhaya or Damini or whatever name you want to call her with, the girl who was brutally gang raped in Delhi in a moving bus last week finally succumbed to her grave injuries today. Her death has instilled a fear in each one of us that we could be the next.

Even as her death is deeply troubling, so are some other issues that have happened since the incident.

I wrote about the gang rape just after it happened, and the article and my subsequent post on FB saw a lot of men taking offence.

They said I was attacking their gender.

Why didn’t I write about the cases where women harass men and even kill them?

That women are misusing dowry laws to take advantage of men.

A virtual reader Partha goes on to say that “Whatever has happened in Delhi is barbaric (if true and no media exaggeration)”.
Partha also says that “on one hand women always object to objectification and on the other hand they want to look sexy and wear all those revealing clothes to show off how independent they are. If men look at them or call them sexy that becomes harassment for them. If men do not look at them, those become impotent.”

I was quite mortified after hearing Abhijeet Mukherjee’s comments on young women whom he called hypocrites because they held candle light marches in the day and wore make up and went to discos at night. He also called the women “dented and painted”. A few hours (and possibly a kick in the ass) later, an apology was issued by the President’s son and the way he said “I want to withdraw my statement. It was not meant to hurt anyone’s sentiment” clearly showed how it was just a cover up and he was completely unapologetic about it. But it did give us a fair amount of idea what kind of minds are ruling our country. But then, we have known that for a pretty long time. We are not new to moral diktats from the police or the govt. like “she invited rape by dressing in a certain way”, or “by being out of the house after 9 P.M.” and so on and so forth.

But what really churned my gut was when some fellow virtual people started attacking me for my blatant article which said that “anatomically having b***s doesn’t make you a real man. If you are a real man, learn to protect and respect your women. Otherwise you are just another animal. One that needs to be herded and chained and invariably killed one day.”

I still stand by it. And I also want to address the above questions one by one.

Attack on a gender: 

Now, I am really confused here. Are women raped by women? No. Raped by men? Yes. Who am I targeting here? Men. Isn’t LHS = RHS? What gender am I attacking? I am just stating the facts.

It’s quite sad that because of a large population of indecent, lewd, uncultured men, a whole gender is being targeted here. BUT. If you are a real man, I expect you to understand that. I didn’t expect some of you to have such shallow egos that got hurt at the mere mention of rape. Did you ever think about countless women who have to experience something as horrendous, then face police and system apathy and get on with their lives?

YOU come out of your cozy bedrooms and get real.

2) Why didn’t I read write about the cases where women have harassed women? 

Tell me, if your house was on fire, would you call up the fire extinguisher first or get your faulty plumbing fixed first?

The point I am driving at is the country and it’s women are facing an unprecedented number of sexual exploitation cases in the form of molestation rapes, gang rapes and forced prostitution. In this regard, a lot of laws have been made and maybe a handful of women misused them for their own benefit. But does that take it away from the real issue its brutality? Don’t you realize the gravity of the situation, if gangrapes start happening in the heart of the city, inside public transport ? What is the working class women supposed to do? Sit at home, to defend her honor? Not venture out of the house at all?

I did say in my article that we need the strictest punishment for the culprits. So what’s wrong with it? I still demand it and I stand by it!

And we HAVE to address and fix this issue; before we go on to amend the existing laws at a human level and not on a gender bias.

3) Mr.Partha or whoever you are:
You don’t quite believe in all the cases of women harassment that media has reported because you think that they are possibly dented and painted too like the women of this country.

You seem to be a spurned lover whose advances got a sharp reaction from a girl. Let me tell you something. The way you have the right to look at a girl (to admire or to scorn at her), the same way, the girl has an equal right to either allow your advances or put an end to it. Be man enough. Learn to take it in your stride.

If your ego is the size of a dinosaur, it’s better to turn to men who will understand your signals better. May be you will never have to “prove” your (im)potency to anyone, ever again.

People like these guys have no right to tell us women what we do/don’t do right! Even if a women walks naked on the street, NO man has to right to force himself on her. We live in a civilized society, not in a jungle, where you pounce on anything that looks like a prey.

I don’t know if capital punishment is a deterrent, or chemical castration is, or efficient policing and fast track courts et al. What I do know for sure is that if all the men around us pledge to protect us, to see us as equals and not as objects of sexual gratification, this country will be a far better place to live in. Where no mother will ever have to loose a bright and brave girl like Nirbhaya at the hands of drunk and perverted men.