Advisor Baseer Khan inspects NIFT Complex at Ompora, Budgam; directs for its early completion
SRINAGAR : Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan today visited the new campus of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) here at Ompora, Budgam.
The Advisor directed the Administration and the Executing agency to complete all the civil works of the campus forthwith. Baseer Khan impressed upon the officers to work in double shifts so that the campus is ready for operations from the next academic session. He directed them to take in hand the electrification and sanitary works simultaneously so that maximum work is accomplished within the least possible time.
The Advisor asked them to fix timeline against each component of the work and complete few blocks so that gradual shifting of the Institute is taken in hand immediately. He also exhorted upon them to ensure making the campus functional from the month of October and culminate the process by March. He directed them to have dedicated work force with strict targets so that the stipulated time line is adhered to.
The Advisor also asked the district administration to submit weekly reports about the progress made therein. The Advisor directed for proper landscaping and aesthetic overview of the campus surroundings. He asked them to construct drainage and allied sewerage treatment network so that the campus becomes functional as per the targeted timeline.
Director, NIFT, Dr Javid Ahmad Wani informed the Advisor that it is a prestigious project of national importance to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 326 Crores. He further said that NIFT Srinagar shall be the largest campus out of 17 existing campuses in the country.
It was also given out that the institute is currently operating from its temporary campus at Rangreth, Srinagar and is offering two UG programs viz Fashion Design and Fashion Communication. It was further said that once shifted to permanent campus at Ompora, Budgam, the Institute shall offer additional four programs namely MFM, M Des and B Des Textile Design and B. Des Accessory Design.
The Advisor was also apprised that the campus shall have facilities of Auditorium with a seating capacity of 830 and a facility of Amphitheatre etc. It was added that these facilities shall be available to other stakeholders also for organizing events and functions in the facilities created within the campus.
The campus is fully residential with hostel facility for 720 students and 100 staff quarters. The construction work shall be completed in March, 2022 as was revealed on the occasion by the administration of the National Institute.