10 Government and Private Fashion Designing Colleges in India

In India textile sector is the second largest employment provider after agriculture. It contributes significant percentage of net foreign exchange earning of the country. Fashion technology offers professional educations in the field of design, technology and management of fashion, textile and apparel industry.

So here’s list of top 10 Government and private fashion designing institutes/colleges in India

1.National Institute of Fashion Technology-[NIFT],DELHI

Set up in 1986, NIFT is the pioneering institute of fashion education in the country and has been in the vanguard of providing professional human resource to the textile and apparel industry. The institute initially started with only one program of fashion designing in its first session. Currently, there are sixteen campuses and the NIFT, Delhi is the main campus (Headquarter and University head office). The institute offers various programs under design, management, and technology for the international fashion business. There are different buildings for different departments and separate IT labs are given to each department. Some of the highlights are mentioned below:


-The classrooms are big enough to accommodate a good number of students and are well furnished.

-The labs and libraries are well maintained. The computers are well connected through LAN and the library consists of a large number of informative books. The books are of the latest edition. And the library is equipped with the latest technology with all the instruments working in a proper condition.

-Hostel facilities are given to the students coming from out of the city. Though currently, the institute does provide only Girls’ hostel and no hostel facility for boys is available.

-The food provided at the cafeteria is of good quality and pocket-friendly too. It has a large variety of food including North Indian and South Indian food.

2.National Institute of Fashion Technology-[NIFT], NAVI MUMBAI

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai was established in 1995. Later on, the institute received the status of “Institute of Excellence.’’ This autonomous institute has developed an association with foreign universities as well.

NIFT Mumbai offers many fashion courses on different academic levels such as undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate. These courses include B. Des, B.F. Tech, M. Des., M.F.M. etc. All these courses are offered in full-time options and include subjects like Fashion Communication, Fashion Management, Apparel Production etc.

Key Specifications:

-The institute has highly trained faculties with strong industry connect. NIFT Mumbai offers employment opportunities to aspirants across all NIFT Centres.

-NIFT Mumbai offers UG and PG level courses to aspirants in design stream.

-The infrastructure of NIFT Mumbai is equipped to cater to requirements of different design courses offered at the college. The design school has nine computer labs, an auditorium with seating capacity of 350 people and highly equipped labs as well as machine rooms.

3.National Institute of Fashion Technology [NIFT], BANGALORE

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore was established in 1986. Under the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, this institute was set up in Bangalore. Since its establishment, the institute is working on creating geniuses in the fashion industry by delivering them the knowledge of handlooms and handicrafts.

NIFT Bangalore courses offered both at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level of study. It offers a B.Des and B.F.Tech course with a duration of four years. NIFT college Bangalore also offers Master of Design Space or M.Des, Master of Fashion Technology or M.F.Tech and Master of Fashion Management or MFM with a duration of two years at the Postgraduate level of study. In addition to that, it offers continuing education programmes in different specializations and for different durations.

Campus Facility:

-Well-equipped classrooms use advanced teaching methodology, designed for highly interactive sessions.

-IT support is a critical feature at all NIFT centres and the computer labs are equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.

  • NIFT Bengaluru also provides other facilities like canteen, library, cafe, music room, gym, hostel for girls, basket ball , badminton courts & bus facilities.

4.National Institute of Fashion Technology [NIFT], CHENNAI

NIFT Chennai was established in the year 1995. Completing a wonderful journey of more than two decades, the center has set up a remarkable and ideal platform for the aspiring and creative young generation in the field of Fashion with Design, technology and Management.


-NIFT Chennai is known to have state-of-the-art infrastructure with dedicated computer labs, machine rooms, material workshops. The design school also offers hostel facility to students.

-Art rooms and class rooms for all the required courses are well set up. Specialised labs and workshops for Knit (Flat knitting, Circular knitting, Shima seiki etc.,) & Leather products and Lifestyle accessories add values.

-A well-structured Photography studio and a Mac lab as graphic design studio are also part of NIFT Chennai.

-To hold, organise, conduct and perform various presentations and cultural activities, the campus has two auditoriums. For sports, the campus is equipped with an outdoor basketball court

-Not to miss the in-campus popular ‘Outer courtyard’ for all beautiful amalgamation of various activities!

5.Pearl Academy, DELHI

Pearl Academy has completed more than two decades of empowering creative minds. Since its inception in 1993, the academy has evolved into a globally renowned institution of higher learning with a focus on Internationalism; entrepreneurship and employability; catering to the needs of the design, fashion, business and retail industry.

Pearl Academy has metamorphosed into an industry leader that develops courses with a pulse on the needs of the entire spectrum of the industry. The academy ensures that the industries it caters to, are equipped with people who have the required skill set to spearhead growth, innovation and social development. Pearl Academy is a pioneer in the Indian market, combining hybrid blended learning and real time lectures in a structured manner, thus making learning more effective and engaging.

6.National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad

Established in 1999, NIFT Hyderabad offers UG, PG and continuing education (CE) programmes in design stream to students.

Key points:

-Facilities offered at NIFT Hyderabad include wifi campus, 350 seater auditorium, well-equipped labs and design studios, stationery store, mini-gym, clay tennis court, basketball court, throw ball court, two cricket practice pitches, recreation room, indoor sports facility, canteen and mess, Nescafe cafeteria and spacious resource centre.

-NIFT Hyderabad campus offers hostel facility to its students. NIFT Hyderabad’s hostel has 238 rooms which can accommodate 476 students. Apart from this, the design school has eight guest rooms.

7.Amity School of Fashion Technology, Amity University[ASFT], NOIDA

Established in 2006, Amity School of Fashion Technology (ASFT), Noida is affiliated to the Amity University. Amity School of Fashion Technology offers professional education in the field of Design, Technology & Management of fashion, textile and apparel industry.The institute endeavors to create professionals who can understand the dyfunctional areas of Fashion & Apparel Industry.


-Amity University has world class infrastructure & dedicated faculty team comprising of regular & visiting (Industry) faculty to offer various programmes namics of global business environment of the fashion & apparel industry in post quota & liberalized textile economy

-Air-conditioned classrooms for delivering satisafactory lectures.

8.Army Institute of Fashion and Design (AIFD), BANGALORE

Army Institute of Fashion & Design, Bangalore was set-up by the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) in the year 2004. The chief focus of the Institute is to offer excellent technical and professional education in the field of Fashion Designing and Apparel Management.

-Quality Control lab for all testing & measuring equipment’s pertaining to fibre, yarn, fabric , garment and accessories.

-Dyeing & Finishing lab for Basic Dyeing & Finishing, Garment Dyeing & Finishing, Tumble Dryer – Equipment’s.

-AIFD encourages and provides both outdoor and indoor sports facilities.

-A hygienic and well maintained cafeteria to provide meals and snacks to the students.

9. Symbiosis Institute of Design [SID], PUNE

Established in 2004, Symbiosis Institute of Design offers UG design courses in eight specialisations to students. The four major disciplines in which SID offers BDes course are Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Communication.


Facilities on offer at Symbiosis Institute of Design include an auditorium, amphitheatre and campus plaza, sports facilities, gymnasium, healthcare, mess, canteen, stationery shop, ATM and hostel.

Symbiosis Institute of Design offers hostel facility for female students only. The capacity of SID hostel is 980 students.

10. National Institute of Design – NID, AHMEDABAD

The National Institute of Design (NID) is internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. The Business Week, USA has listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian programmes in the world. NID has been declared ‘Institution of National Importance’ by the Act of Parliament, by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act 2014.

NID has been a pioneer in industrial design education after Bauhaus and Ulm in Germany and is known for its pursuit of design excellence to make Designed in India, Made for the World a reality. NID’s graduates have made a mark in key sectors of commerce, industry and social development by taking role of catalysts and through thought leadership.


At National Institute of Design (NID) the students are endowed with all convenient amenities that make their life ‘go easy’ in college hours, alongside make learning more interesting. Some of the facilities include well ventilated classrooms, recreational areas, hostel facility for boys and girls, indoor and outdoor games, stocked library, seamless internet/wifi connectivity, medical facilities etc.

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