Tirupur: A group of seven students from New Zealand visited NIFT TEA college of knitwear fashion in Tirupur on Monday. They were told about different courses offered in the institution and how they go together with the needs of the knitwear industry.

The group, comprising of diploma students and research scholars from two leading institutes in Auckland, is on an education tour sponsored by the New Zealand government. The group, in the three-month tour, will learn about Indian culture, arts, businesses and economy. The students are accompained by two tutors.

“They would learn how the textile industry functions and its contributions to the society. Tirupur hosts the largest knitwear industry in the country. They spent a day at NIFT TEA college to know about the role of the college to the industry,” said P V Sathyanarayanan, placement officer of the college, who coordinated the event.

The foreign students and faculties were amazed at the city. They were explained about how professional courses taught here were helpful in providing employment opportunities, as well as about researches in the industry. Besides, students were explained about how unskilled labourers were trained in the institute.

Tirupur exporters’ association president Raja M Shanmugham interacted with the visitors. He talked about the blossoming of the city from a village.

Published On : 23-01-2019

Source : Times Of India

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