Hyderabad, Sep 30: Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD), the world’s largest network of Design Institutes will open 300 plus franchise centers during the next two years, its CEO Anil Khosla said.
Talking to media on the sidelines of INIFD-Hymayatnagar Annual Graduation ceremony held at a private hotel here on Sunday, Anil said that at present INIFD has 184 centres and planning to open franchise centers in tier-2 and tier-3 cities. “ Our target is to reach 500 centers during the next two years period”.
INIFD Region Director Sanjay Saraswath said that the group has posted Rs 400 crore turnover last year. The group has only two centers in Hyderabad currently. “We are looking to open 40 more franchise centres in two telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh including the cities of Guntur, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Karimnagar, Warangal, Kakinada, Khammam, Nalgonda and other potential cities. Our aim is to take Fashion Designing to masses, that is where the talent is” Sanjay said.
INIFD Director Ritu Kochchar said INIFD just launched “Learn from Manish Malhotra”, an online fashion design course, where Manish Malhotra shares all his experiences and insights into the world of Fashion. It will be a 52 week, 9 modules program, she added.
"Our major aim in launching it is taking Fashion Design to masses. The portal already has 3500 students. We aim to reach one lakh enrolments in next one year. The fee is out most reasonably at Rs 10,000. We are the only institute in the country of offer online certificate program. Manish Malhotra will give a certificate at the end of the program," she said and added that the company was contemplating to launch an exclusive online portal for fashion designers.
INIFD and INIFD Academy of Interiors are the well known institutes in India have achieved a remarkable degree of excellence in training student for both Fashion and Interior Designing. It has 183 centers across India and has global presence in 13 countries spreading 4 continents. With 24 years of legacy, over 5 lakh students passed out and approximately 25,000 students passing out every year. (UNI)