The name “Namuna” in the context of fashion in Nepal conjures up a remarkable history that goes 4 decades (and counting) back !
It was all set in motion by our Founder Principal, Mrs. Gyani Shova Tuladhar, a name synonymous with fashion in Nepal and considered one of the nation’s most prominent and celebrated fashion designer of her time, in both the domestic and international circles.
It was the early 1970s and she having returned to Kathmandu after completing her designing course abroad established “Namuna Silai”, one of Nepal’s most oldest and famed designing/tailoring firm that has over the years catered to the general public, movie stars, socialites, high ranking diplomats/government officials and members of the former royal family.
The year 1997 saw the commencement of Namuna Institute of Technology (NIT), that is most probably Nepal’s first professional training institute to offer career and self – employment oriented crash courses in various aspects of fashion designing and clothing construction.
The year 2002 would be another milestone for “Namuna” and would forever be etched in the history of Nepal’s education system and the fashion industry as it witnessed the commencement of Namuna College of Fashion Technology (NCFT), the country’s 1st Fashion College and initiator of Bachelors education in Fashion in the country.