Education has been very important for the State as well as Central Government. There have been many efforts in this sector so that the youth of the country can get employment opportunities. With the increasing number of candidates for jobs, it has become difficult to provide jobs to all of them. There has been a drop in the placement in the recent times. The students from the higher educational institutes are struggling to get a suitable job opportunity. This has been the case for almost many of the institutes. In the same context, the placement in National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has also dropped.
It is important to know that there are 15 National Institute of Fashion Technology in the country and the institutes place its graduates once they complete their studies. In the recent years, the placements of graduates from 15 National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) campuses of the country have fallen significantly. The fall in the placements has been for the academic year 2018-19. The placements have fallen in comparison to the previous year. The information has been shared by the Textiles Minister Smriti Irani while she was replying to a question in the Parliament. In her reply, she said that the percentage of graduates from New Delhi campus getting placement has fallen down to 37 per cent in 2018-19.
Talking about the earlier placements trends, it can be said that there had been almost 100 per cent placement in the preceding year. However, this year the trends have fallen down and the percentage of placements has fallen to a low. In the same way, the placement percentage at Kolkata campus has reduced to almost half as compared to 98 per cent during 2017-18 academic year. On the other hand, the placement percentage at Bengaluru’s NIFT is only 38 per cent during 2018-19 as against 97 per cent in 2017-18.