Entering a new phase

Special occasion

It was a proud moment for the outgoing batch of Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology (VIFT), which recently held its graduation day at The Sai Leela Hotel, Yelahanka. 

There was a sea of proud faces exchanging college memories and thanking the teachers who had guided them to this stage.

The chief guest for the occasion was Prakash Khincha, ex-vice chancellor, VTU. 
 
Other dignitaries included the likes of fashion designer Paresh Lamba; Vidhyadhar Wodeyar, president of the Architect Association and renowned academician Radha Krishna. 
 
MM Kariappa, chairman of the college, was also present and addressed the graduating batch about what the future holds for them. 

An oath-taking ceremony took place, where the graduates in their ornate robes promised to perform to the best of their ability in the professional world that they were about to enter into. 

Seventy-eight students from various disciplines were presented with certificates – 44 students graduated from BSC Fashion and Apparel Designing (BSc FAD); 13 students graduated from MBA Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management (MBA FM RM); and 21 students graduated from BSc Interior Designing (BSc ID). 

The best outgoing students were Satyaki from BSc FAD, Tanya from BSc ID and Angalia from MBA FM RM. 
 
Satyaki Chanda, the best BSc FAD outgoing student, said that he was pleasantly surprised with the award. 

“I didn't expect to win but it was a proud moment. At the graduation, my best moment was the group photograph with the teachers. I’m obviously going to miss my friends a lot but I’ll also miss the teachers because they supported us throughout the three years. They made us feel at home and had a personal approach to handling students. Another thing I’m going to miss is the canteen!” he noted.

Following the function, there was a lunch served for the students, parents and guests. 

“It was an immense pleasure to finally graduate. College life was a nice experience and now, it finally looks like a step towards a turning point. I don’t understand how the time has passed!” shared Abhishek Jogani, a graduate. 

Kiran Hukkeri, who graduated from the BSc ID department, said that the speech by Vidhyadhar Wodeyar was the highlight of the ceremony for her.

“As he’s from my industry, Vidhyadhar’s speech was insightful and got us excited about getting jobs and starting our professional lives. I joined college a year late after studying architecture and it has taught me a lot. And it wasn’t just the teachers from whom we learnt but fellow students too. I’m really going to miss this place but I’m equally excited about getting a good job!” she said. 

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