All set for the next step

Graduation Day

All set for the next step

Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology recently held its graduation day at Rotary Club of Bangalore.

Everywhere one looked, there was a sea of proud, smiling faces of the graduating students, parents and teachers, as they celebrated the culmination of their
college life.

After the speeches were over, the oath was administered by S Devaraj, the principal of VIFT. Thirty-seven graduates of BSc in fashion and apparel designing (FAD) and nine MBA graduates in fashion merchandising and retail management (FMRM) pledged to serve the fashion industry to the best of their ability.

After this, mementos and graduation certificates were handed over to each student by the chief guest, B K Chandrashekar, former minister, Government of Karnataka. After the speeches by the student representatives of each batch and the guests of honour were finished, M M Kariappa, chairman of VIFT, officially declared the students as graduates.

The graduation caps were thrown in the air and the students hugged each other and their parents.

 Tears were shed by some; others were smiling throughout.

“It feels great to complete the course and finally be a graduate. I loved the activities during classes which gave us practical knowledge, the excellent faculty members and of course, my friends. It was the first time I got to experience such a wide mix of cultures,” shares Sneka Gunaseelan, an MBA FMRM graduate.

Sharat Pidathala, the student representative for the BSC FAD graduating batch, feels the same.

“Being a part of an art and design institute like this was a lot of fun. We were encouraged to be free thinkers and our creativity was never restricted, only nurtured.

My biggest takeaway has been knowledge, both theoretical and practical. Another learning point has been working with people, since most of our presentations and projects were done as groups,” he says, adding that his future plans include doing costume and design for theatre productions.

It wasn’t only the students who left the venue beaming with pride; the teachers expressed their joy too.

“I feel extremely proud and honoured that my students have reached this stage. More than students, they are creative individuals and there’s a different energy when they are all together like this.

I want them to be independent and individualistic, two qualities that are hard to find in today’s world. I hope that they make their dreams come true,” notes Mandirakusha Poovian, the fashion designing professor.

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