New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved upgradation of existing NIFT campuses for implementation of reservation for OBC students – extension of timeline for utilization of fund.
With this, extension of timeline is effective for utilization of balance available fund of Rs. 90.13 crore, by two years beyond 31.03.2015 that is upto March 2017. This will enable upgradation of facilities for implementation of OBC reservation in NIFT and operating the campuses more effectively and efficiently.
The NIFT was set up by the Ministry of Textiles in the year 1986 as an autonomous society under the Societies Registration act, 1860 for imparting quality education in fashion technology. NIFT has been running full time degree programmes through its fifteen campuses located at different parts of the country.
The scope of the scheme for upgradation of existing NIFT campuses and implementing reservation for OBC students is to create additional infrastructure facilities at existing NIFT campuses, construction of additional class rooms, laboratories, hostel accommodation for students, purchase of machinery and equipments etc. (ANI)