April 3, 2017
Udita Mittal – Sponsor – Mr. Andrew Galloway
She qualified for admission at IIFA as one of the first batch of Arts for India’s Scholarship Scheme beneficiaries and graduated in year 2015
Udita hailed from Aligarh, where her father was a Cloth Vendor and sold small pieces of Cloth. Udita from her childhood, exhibited exceptional talent in creative works especially in stringing together colourful cloth pieces into wall hangings and dresses for dolls. However, after Schooling, she faced a dilemma as she knew that the earnings of her father were very meager and barely enough to sustain the family. Udita wanted to be a fashion designer. While she qualified for admission to IIFA’s academic session of 2010 but her parents found the costs of study at IIFA prohibiting. Arts for India was not launched till then. So Udita was forced to join a certificate course available locally. However, in year 2011, she learnt about the Scholarship Scheme and qualified for admission at IIFA as one of the first batch of Arts for India’s Scholarship Scheme beneficiaries and graduated in year 2015.
Udita has now joined as Assistant Faculty – School of Fashion Design at Aligarh Muslim University and from all reports – she is a well respected junior faculty.