The Kanpur centre was established in 2010 by Ms. Namita Singh, who is a graduate in Fashion Business Management and Jewellery Designing & Manufacturing from JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi. She believed that there was no better option than one of the most successful design institute of India, i.e. JD. She led the institute as Centre Director from 2010 till 2013 and worked on establishing the brand in the city. Henceforth the responsibilities were taken over by Mr. Shakti Singh as the Centre Director in 2013.
The centre started 10 years back with 7-10 students and has provided more than 300 graduates in the industry since then. With exemplary placement graph, the students are placed at various positions in the export and design industry not only in metro cities but also locally. We have industry tie-ups with leading export houses and designer labels in and around the city which look forward to recruit our fresh graduates every year. Apart from engaging the students academically, we also organize industrial visits to different cities, conduct workshops and seminars by industry experts, which help in the academic as well as personality development of the students. We expect our students to participate in such events which are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
Mr. Shakti Singh is one of the leaders who has a vision and passion to deal with any situation. He is a graduate in Electronics & Communication and has completed Masters in Organization Theory from London School of Economics. He always encourages the students and faculties to develop their creativity and innovative ideas in accordance with the growing needs of the industry and the global community. He believes in providing the student community with well-equipped infrastructure and professionally qualified faculties who have wide experience in the field of designing and teaching. His vision is to create design graduates who would create a benchmark in the world of fashion and design. Apart from providing placement opportunities to the students, he also motivates them to develop their unique style and work towards their own label. He believes in creating young entrepreneurs with their unique style statement, creativity and Imagination who would create a benchmark in the design industry of Kanpur.