Orientation Programme for Masters students at UIFT: Fun filled and Informative Lectures and Workshops
On October 3, the University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development hosted an orientation programme for the students of M.Sc. batch 2022–2024. Students were enthusiastic on their first day.
Chandigarh October 4, 2022: On October 3, the University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development hosted an orientation programme for the students of M.Sc. batch 2022–2024 . Students were enthusiastic on their first day. They were warmly welcomed by the Dr Anu H. Gupta, Chairperson, UIFT & VD along with other faculty members and scholars of the department.
Dr. Jayanti Dutta, Deputy Director, Human Resource Development Centre, Panjab University Chandigarh, gave a very creative and engaging talk entitled "Fun in Research" to kick off the orientation. She demonstrated to the students how engaging and original research can be. She also exhorted students to think creatively and unconventionally. According to her, "Research can made easier if we only don't notice things but observe it." . She added ‘ we have been doing research in our day to day life on small things and it’s fun in a way’. She used the word "fun" in reference to research quite well. Students were motivated after learning a new way of doing it.
A workshop on "Creative Thinking" by Ms. Gargi, Guest faculty, UIFT & VD, was taken up in the next session. She explained the importance of creativity in the field of design with a help of the activity of brain storming the name of fashion brands. She stated ‘ creativity generates trends. Layman follows it and designers make it’. She also explained the importance of colour theory in that activity. She described the psychology behind choosing colours for different brands and how to layout a business plan to start and venture.The workshop saw significant participation from the students.
Further, Dr. Ramandeep Sodhi, a guest faculty at UIFT & VD, delivered a second lecture on "The Art and Technicalities of Visual Merchandising." This facilitated the learners' understanding of the concept and significance of display windows. Additionally, she covered the components and significance of visual merchandising.
The final workshop on "Writing A Blog" by Ms. Harleen, Guest faculty UIFT & VD, concluded the orientation programme. She discussed ways and methods of writing a blog which students were very interested in it since content writing has become a full grown profession. Students interacted very actively in this workshop.
The orientation programme came to a successful conclusion with lots of photos and best wishes for their upcoming session.