NIFT Counselling Experience
I still remember the first day when I stood scanning the busy mood in the air outside the New Delhi railway station. The buildings right opposite to the station looked dirty and dilapidated. The place was highly polluted. There was air pollution, noise pollution and pollution of every kind. An auto driver literally snatched my bag from my hand and asked me to take his autorickshaw.
I imagined in contrary, at Chennai Central, which was much more organised and cleaner than what I saw here. Undoubtedly it wasn’t the reception I expected in Delhi.
I had arrived at New Delhi to attend my NIFT counselling session. I was still confused about what course and centre to choose. I was finally heading towards the fruit I earned from months of handwork. I got rank 1 which meant the choices were right open for me to choose any course & centre that I wanted.
I spent the entire night debating if I should choose NIFT Chennai or NIFT Delhi.
I had finalised on my choice of course – Fashion Design. But I still had doubts about the centre, and with my NIFT counselling session awaiting the next day… ahhh, time for tough decisions.
NIFT Delhi centre without any doubt have the best everything. In fact, Delhi is the host of one of the most prestigious fashion week of India, the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. On contrary, In Chennai, people believe in a minimalist lifestyle. But, Chennai is my hometown; NIFT Chennai is hardly a kilometre away from my home. Is it worth travelling 2000km for the same education that I get here in Chennai???? Every NIFT senior otherwise suggested me to opt Delhi centre.
After having a small tour of New Delhi, we headed back to the railway station. I could finally breathe a sigh of relief when I reached home in Chennai. Delhi was a very different city & I knew life was gonna be different for the next 4 years.
To sum up: NIFT counselling session was just a small meet up with the college authorities to verify the original documents, choosing the department and centre and submission of the fee.