Amaravati: The National Institute of Design (NID) Amaravati is trying its luck to take part in the capital design works, with the collaboration of NID Ahmedabad. Addressing a press conference here in the city on Friday, NID Amaravati Officiating Director Pradhyumna Vyas said that they were holding talks with the State government over the involvement of NID team in the capital design works like information systems, industrial themes etc.
Pradhyumna Vyas further said that the students of National Institute of Design transit campus at Acharya Nagarjuna University were coming up with fresh and vibrant ideas of design technologies, to turn Amaravati as the design capital of southern India. “As part of National Design Policy 2007, we have come up with four other NIDs across the country, but NID Amaravati is the first one to get in action and start the academics. At present, three courses are being offered in NID Amaravati. Soon we will be starting another course IT Integrated Design’ and Incubation and Innovation Centre. By the end of this year, we are going to commence the construction works of the NID campus and likely to move by 2018,” Vyas further added.
Addressing the media, NID Governing Council Chairman Udayant Malhotra said that Amaravati region has got a great scope of development and it would be a great privilege to witness the capital formation in the 21st century.
“Amaravati has got a rich heritage to inspire the younger generations. We have preferred to establish NID in Amaravati to take part in the glory of the capital city. In future, every individual would be coming forward to invest in design which would also show the impact on the quality of the output. At present, our Textiles department is embracing the design technology of Mangalagiri handlooms,” he said.