Fostering International Collaboration for Academic Excellence Pearl Academy Hosts Executive Council Meeting of International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes Iffti in Delhi
Pearl Academy, India’s leading institute in design, fashion, business and media today hosted members of the Executive Council of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) at its Rajouri Garden Campus in New Delhi. Pearl Academy is the only Indian institute to be on the Executive Council of IFFTI.
This visit assumes significance as Pearl Academy is celebrating its 25 glorious years of creative impact in India and has lived up to its reputation of preparing industry ready professionals every year. Pearl encourages its students and faculty to get global exposure by participating in exchange programs and by collaborating with education institutions of international repute. As a step towards this direction, students at Pearl interacted with international experts in Master Class sessions organized to instill global learning for them. The event also saw the unveiling of new logo of “25 years of Creative Impact by Pearl Academy”
Some of the eminent members from IFFTI present on the occasion included Professor Robyn Healy, Head, RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textiles, Melbourne, Dr. Deirdre Sato, Dean, FIT, New York; Professor Colin Renfrew, Director, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; Professor Jun Li, Doctoral Professor, Donghua University among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy said “We are extremely honoured to have the executive council from IFFTI at our Delhi campus. IFFTI has grown as one of the most prestigious international organization representing leading higher education institutions in areas of design, technology and business. Engagements like these are essential to provide our students an opportunity to come face to face with international educators. In an environment of intense competition, it is interactions like these and more, that set us apart from other educational institutes and helps our students polish up their skills and get industry ready for the real world.”
The event also saw the launch of a special book “What’s Next: Education for Tomorrow”. The book is a culmination of the work done over a series of workshops where leading educationists from reputed schools and industry stakeholders came together to discuss how to make the students future ready. The book addresses the key question: Can we collaborate to craft a curriculum that taps into the potential of every student? The intention is to break stereotypes in learning methodologies & classroom instruction, by throwing students into the unknown. Most importantly, if we open their minds, we are creating future leaders who will make communities stronger.