Established in the year 1986, NIFT is a deemed institution providing education in the fields of design, management and technology in the fashion business, under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles. The institute has been providing graduate, postgraduate, doctoral degrees as well as training programs, empowering budding designers in the field of fashion. Through the decades, NIFT has carved for itself a unique identity with its varied contributions in the fields of design development and positioning of handlooms and handicrafts. Today, NIFT has 16 campuses spread across the country, educating more than 10000 students and ranking within the top twenty fashion schools around the world. Its motto to appreciate creativity and strive for perfection lives on.
The annual sports and cultural event 'Converge' is an inter-campus gala, wherein all the centres of NIFT spread across the country come together to celebrate bonding, victory and the spirit of competition. The three day college fest provides a platform where participants from each centre are pitched against to prove their mettle and earn accolades for their respective centres. The fest caters to a variety of interests, including events across the fields of sports, music, dance, drama and literary.
Converge is a common ground encouraging healthy interaction and inculcating amongst the students a spirit of esprit and a sense of unity chorusing through participants from each and every of its 16 campuses. This year, the much awaited fest would be hosted by NIFT Raebareli, scheduled on 27, 28 and 29th of December,2018.