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Top 20 fashion designing colleges in India

The Fashion Industry is one of the hottest industries right now, with avid aspirants trying to get in. Scroll down to check the best fashion industry in India.

1. National Insitute of Fashion Technology, Delhi

The mecca of Fashion study in India, the NIFT Delhi was the first National Institute of Fashion established in 1986. The campus initially started functioning from a temporary two-room set-up in its formative years and shifted to a full-fledged campus in 1994. The Govt institute is affiliated to the Ministry of Textiles under the Government of India. 

Courses Offered: National Institute of Fashion Technology offers MDes, MFM and MFTech programmes at the postgraduate level.

Admission Process: Admissions are done on the basis of a valid score obtained in the written test, followed by a GD/ PI round.

Website: National Institute of Fashion Technology

2. National Insitute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai 

One of the most popular NIFTs in India, NIFT Mumbai is spread over 10 acres of area in Navi Mumbai. The campus offers state-of-the-art hostel facilities for girls and boys students, world-class infrastructure, highly equipped labs and machine rooms. The institute has highly trained faculties with strong industry connections. NIFT Mumbai offers employment opportunities to aspirants across all NIFT Centres.

Courses Offered: National Institute of Fashion Technology offers B.Des, B.F.Tech at the Graduate level and M.Des, MFM, and M.F.Tech at the postgraduate level.

Admission Process: Admissions are done on the basis of a valid score obtained in the written test, followed by a GD/ PI round.

Website: National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai

Also read: Fashion Degree Career Path

3. Perl Acadamy of Fashion Management, Delhi

The fashion institute also has been ranked among the top 25 Fashion Colleges in the world. Over the past few years, the Pearl Academy Rajouri Garden has been ranked under multiple streams namely Management, Media, Design, and others. 

Courses Offered: At the UG level, the institute offers three-month to four-year UG diploma courses to students. At the PG level, the college offers two-month to two-year PG diplomas and two-year MBA courses to students. The college also offers three to 11-month certificate courses to students

Website: Perl Acadamy of Fashion Management, Delhi

4. Inspiria Knowledge Campus, Siliguri

Inspiria Knowledge Campus is a next-generation management college in Siliguri, West Bengal, affiliated to MAKAUT offering industry-oriented courses that promise to make you employable. Inspiria Knowledge Campus combines world-class infrastructure with the latest state-of-the-art training inputs. 

To provide exposure to the students Inspiria conducts trade fairs, fashion shows, industry internships, seminars and conferences.

In terms of placement, the college provides the students with communication and leadership training alongside industry-specific knowledge.

Courses Offered: At UG level Inspiria various management courses and technical courses such as School of Management, Computer Science, Design and Media and Hospitality. The college also offers two-year MBA courses to students.

Admission Process: The mode of application at the institution is both offline and online, and admission to various courses is merit-based.

Also read: Department of Fashion at Inspiria Knowledge Campus

5. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata

One of the oldest centres among the NIFT fraternity, NIFT Kolkata is on of the most noted educational institute in the Eastern Part of India for providing education in the field of Design, Technology and Management. 

Courses Offered: The institution offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels with a specialization in fields of design, management and technology. At the UG level, it offers B.Des. and B.F.Tech. At the PG level, it offers MFM. 

Admission Process: Admissions to all the courses are based on a written examination.

Website: National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata

6. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna

NIFT Patna came into existence in the year, 2008 and is one of the most affordable and best colleges for students who seek careers in fashion design and education. It is located in Patna city and provides various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Fashion design.

Courses Offered: NIFT offers courses such as  Bachelor of Design (B.DES), B.F.Tech (Apparel Production), Master of Fashion Management 

Admission: The mode of application at the institution is both offline and online, and admission to various courses is entrance exam-based or merit-based.

Also read: Fashion Designing as a career in India

7. Northern Indian Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali

Founded in 1995 the Institute offers both PG and UG-level courses. It was ranked 19 for Private Fashion Design by India Today 2020 and ranked 9 for Fashion Design by Outlook 2019. The curriculum of NIIFT is based on “learning by doing”. Apart from Mohali, NIIFT has two other centres which are located in Ludhiana and Jalandhar.

Courses Offered: NIIFT Mohali offers BSc in Fashion and Textile design, MSc in Garment Manufacturing Technology and Fashion Marketing and Management. The duration of BSc programme is three years, whereas MSc and MDes programmes are offered for a duration of two years each.

Website: Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology

8. Perl Acadamy of Fashion Management, Jaipur

A private institute established in 2007, the Perl Academy of Fashion Management is run by the Creative Arts Education Society. Over the year it is globally recognized institute for offering higher-level education in the field of Fashion, Business, Design and Media. 

Courses Offered: The Perl Acadamy of Fashion, Jaipur offer a wide variety of courses in the area of Design and Fashion, including Graphic Design, Jewellery Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, and Craft & Design.

Admission Process: The mode of application at the institution is both offline and online, and admission to various courses is entrance exam-based or merit-based.

Website: Perl Acadamy of Fashion Management, Jaipur

9. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhubaneswar 

NIFT, Bhubaneswar was established in the year 2010 and formally established in 2012. The college has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has also been approved by the All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Courses Offered: National Institute of Fashion Technology offers various courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels namely B. Des, B.F tech and MFM. There is another programme that NIFT Bhubaneswar offers which is known as Continuing Education (CE) programme under which two courses are offered – Fashion Retail Management and CE Programme Fashion and Clothing Technology.

Website: National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhubaneshwar

10. School of Fashion Technology, Pune

School of Fashion Technology (SOFT), Pune was founded in 1998 and is affiliated with SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. SOFT is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a computer centre, resource centre, library, auditorium and health club. 

Courses Offered: School of Fashion Technology, Pune offers courses such as Fashion Design, Technology, Production, Merchandising, Communication, Textile Design and Sustainable Fashion.

Admission Process: The mode of application at the School of Fashion Technology is merit-based followed by a Personal Interview.

Website: School of Fashion Technology, Pune

11. Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune

Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune, formerly known as SID was founded in 2002 in Pune, India. Students can pursue degree programs in design, fashion, and technology from the college. The institute offers various undergraduate design courses available at the college including Fashion Designing.

Courses Offered: From the array of professional courses, Symbiosis also offers courses in F.Des specialing in communication, fashion communication, fashion design, and industrial design. 

Admission Process: The admission process of Symbiosis includes an entrance exam, a screening round, and a personal interview.

Website: Synbiosis Institute of Design, Pune

12. Axis Institute of Fashion Technology, Kanpur

Affiliated with APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, AIFT is one of the foremost centres of fashion education in Uttar Pradesh. The aim is to impart relevant skills and knowledge to the youth according to their career goals and provide them with a healthy environment with the best infrastructure and world-class facilities. 

Courses Offered: The Programs offered at AIFT are a Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design, a Diploma in Textile Design, and a Diploma in Fashion Design & Garment Technology. The courses offered at the Postgraduation level are Fashion and Technology and Fine Art – Photography and Media Communication. Website: Axis Institute of Fashion Technology, Kanpur  

13. Amity School of Fashion Technology, Noida

Established in 2006, the institute is affiliated with Amity University. Amity School of Fashion and Technology offers professional education in the field of Design, Technology & Management of the fashion, textile and apparel industry. 

Courses Offered: Amity School of Fashion currently offers Diploma, B.Des, MA, M.Des., MBA and PhD in different fields of fashion technology. 

Admission Process: The institute conducts both online and offline modes of the application processes. For admission in B.Des., candidates must have passed 10+2 in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks. For MA and M.Des. courses, candidates are required to have obtained a bachelor’s degree in fashion design or any other stream with at least 50% marks.

Website: Amity School of Fashion Technology, Noida

14. National School of Fashion Technology, Shillong

Established in 2008, NIFT is a pioneer in envisioning and evolving fashion business education in the Northeast. The institute boasts of very close contact with the intellectual art and design sect of society all over the country. Due to the advantage of being one of the pioneer institutions coming in the state, the institute is now very well networked to satisfy the academic requirements of NIFT at Shillong.

Courses Offered: Undergraduate courses offered at NIFT, Shillong are B.Des in  Accessory Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, and Fashion Communication. Whereas the Postgraduation program includes, a Master of Fashion Management (MFM).

Admission Process: All courses’ admissions are based on a written examination.

Website: National School of Fashion Technology

15. JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore

Founded in 1988 as part of the educational wing of JD Educational Trust, JD Institute of Fashion Technology. The institution provides a variety of degree and certificate programmes in graphic design, fashion and apparel design, interior design, and other fields.

Courses Offered: Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Interior Design, Graphic Design, and Product Design are come courses JD Institute offer at UG, PG, Diploma and PG Diploma level. 

Admission Process:  Interested applicants need to visit the official website of the institute to fill out an application form students need to provide the basic details regarding their previous educational qualifications along with other personal credentials like their name and address. 

Website: JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Banglore

16. Vidya Institute of Fashion Technology, Meerut

VIFT established in 2008 is the first AICTE-approved institute in fashion and apparel design in India. VIFT aims to offer quality education in Fashion and Design with a view to producing creative professional designers to serve the fashion industry segments. The campus is spread across 450 acres of land combining world-class infrastructure. 

Courses Offered: From an array of professional courses, VIFT also offers courses such as a Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design, a Diploma in Fashion Design, and an Advance Diploma in Fashion Design. 

Admission Process: The mode of application at the institution is both offline and online, and admission to various courses is merit-based. 

Website: Vidya Institute of Fashion Technology, Meerut

17. Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali

The department of Industries & Commerce, Govt. Of Punjab, established the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, in 1995, comprehending and visualizing the need for trained professionals in the arena of the Textile and Garment Industry.

Courses Offered: Under the department of fashion, NIIFT offers courses such as B.Sc Fashion Design, B.Sc Knitwear Design and Technology, and B.Sc Textile Design.

Admission Process: The mode of application at the institution is both offline and online, and admission to various courses is merit-based.

Website: Northern Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali 

18. PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore

PSG College of Arts and Sciences, Coimbatore was founded in 1947. The College is accredited by UGC & AICTE [All India Council for Technical Education]. It also has an ‘A’ grade accreditation from the NAAC. It offers students a variety of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, diploma, and professional courses.

Courses Offered: From an array of professional courses, PSG College also offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Costume Design and Fashion.

Admission Process: Admission to various courses at the university is based on grades and entrance exams taken.

Website: PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore

19. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kannur

Located in Kannur, Kerala, NIFT was established in 2008 as a leading fashion education college. A renowned southern fashion design university with a complete infrastructure with modern facilities. The sprawling campus of 10 acres houses the academic block which is an architectural masterpiece raises like a spiral from 2 floors to 8 floors.

Courses Offered: Courses offered by NIFT are Bachelor of Design, B.F.Tech (Apparel Production), Master of Design (Design Space), Master of Fashion Management.

Admission Process: The mode of application at the institution is both offline and online, and admission to various courses is entrance exam-based or merit-based.

Website: National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kannur

20. Rachana Sansad, Mumbai 

Originally founded as an architecture college and converted into a fashion institute in 1960, Mumbai’s Rachana Sansad is another prestigious college for fashion design students.The institute is under the affiliation of the University of Mumbai and serves the best courses to Fashion Designing Aspirants.

Courses Offered: There are an array of diploma, online and degree programs to choose from Future of Fashion E – Commerce & Entrepreneurship, Certificate Course in Computer Aided Fashion Designing and 3 Year Govt. Diploma In Fashion & Textile Design,

Admission Process: Admission to various courses at Rachana Sansad is based on grades and entrance exams taken.

Website: Rachana Sansad, Mumbai

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