List of top colleges of fashion designing to join different types of fashion designing courses
in India. Our Fashion institute’s list will help you to start your fashion industry journey as fashion designer & fashion innovator.

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10 Top Fashion Design Colleges in India

Fashion Designing is the field of art and innovation which provides an exciting career. If you have flair for fashion and you are passionate fashionista then fashion designing is for you.

Pursuing career in fashion designing will fulfill your creative urge. Besides, it will also make you famous and rich.Who doesn’t want to be “Richi Rich“?

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Getting admission in a good fashion designing institute is the best and the easiest way to establish a career in fashion industry. In this article we will introduce you to the top 10 fashion designing colleges of India. We have tried to give the ranking according to campus, courses and fees.

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#1 National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi

NIFT, National Institute of Fashion Technology, was set up at Delhi in 1986 by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in technical collaboration with FIT, New York. 

Delhi Campus is the largest campus that offers all fashion study programmes of NIFT and have largest student strength in all fashion study programmes. 

  • 7 Fashion Design Degree Programs
  • 3 Fashion Design Master Programs  programmes

Head Quarter of NIFT: New Delhi

Eminent Alumni: 

  • Rohit Ba
  • Ritu Beri
  • Manish Arora and the likes.

Campus AddressNIFT Campus, Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park, New Delhi – 110016
Course Counselor Contact:  +91-11-26867704, 26542148/49/59
Fax Number: +91-11-26542151

Official Website: NIFT Delhi

#2 National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai

Established in the year 1995 in “Fashion Capital of India”, Mumbai.Today NIFT Mumbai is spread over 10 acres of area in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.

As per the official website,

“It has state of the art hostel facilities for girls and boys students, world class infrastructure, highly equipped labs and machine rooms.Apart from the academic infrastructure, the students have been provided with a recreation centre, world class Gymnasium and Indoor & Outdoor sports facility”

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

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Campus AddressNIFT Campus, Plot No. 15, Sector – 4, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai – 410210, Maharashtra 
Course Counselor Contact: +91-22-27747000 / 7100 / 5549

Fax Contact: +91-22-27745386

Official Website: NIFT Mumbai

#3 National Institute Of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru

Located in the Silicon Valley of India,NIFT, Bengaluru is considered as one of the best fashion schools in India. The campus is fully equipped with design studios,labs, lecture rooms, resource centers, gym and activity centers.

Top recruiters who visit NIFT Bengaluru for campus placements are 99 Labels, Cairon, Dhananjai Apparels Pvt Ltd, Fine Stitches, Alok Industries, Pure Earth Pvt Ltd, ITC Infotech, Pal Fashions and Vintage Shades.

Campus Address: NIFT Campus, No. 21st, 16th Cross Street, 27th Main Road, Sector 1
HSR Layout, Bengaluru – 560 102 (Karnataka)
Career Counselors:  +91-80-22552550-55
Fax: +91-80-25632566

Official WebsiteNIFT Bangalore

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#4 Pearl Academy, Delhi

Pearl Academy, Delhi was founded in 1993. For almost 25 years the institution is imparting knowledge to the creative minds.

The Academy is the first fashion Academy in India to get the prestigious ISO 9001: 2008 Certification. It makes you aware of the fact that its quality standards are at par.

Campus AddressPearl Academy – Eros Building, District Centre, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
Career Counselor: 011 – 49807100 / 101

Official WebsitePearl Academy

#5 National Institute of Fashion Technology, 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.

The fashion institution offers state of the art facilities. The campus has, table-tennis court, gymnasium, basketball and badminton court.

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Campus Address: NIFT Campus, Rajiv Gandhi Salai Taramani, Chennai – 600 113, Tamil Nadu 
Career Counselor: +91-44-22542759
Fax: +91-44-22542769

Official Website: NIFT Chennai

#6 National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna

NIFT, Patna was established in the year 2008. It is located at Mithapur Farms, Patna near Mithapur Bus Stand. Earlier NIFT, Patna was operated from a transit campus at Udyog Bhavan, Gandhi Maidan(east).

This Fashion School has a beautifully designed campus. NIFT Patna’s campus “is well connected to every part of the city through bus and autos, besides the students’ bus of the institute. Security is of prime importance in the campus, which is also a strictly no-smoking zone”, informs the official website.

Campus Address: NIFT Campus, Mithapur Farms, Patna – 800001, Bihar 
Career Counselor: +91-612-2340032, 2366833/4
Fax: +91-612-2360078

Official WebsiteNIFT Patna

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#7 National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad

The NIFT Hyderabad campus sits between India’s IT hub – Hi-tech city and the state craft village, Shilparamam; appropriately epitomizing one of its core mottos, tradition meets modernity. 

With such close proximity to the IT industries and a vibrant city sphere, the campus boasts of modern amenities while still closely rooted to its cultural diversity. The architectural grandeur as well as the aesthetic appeal of NIFT Hyderabad’s campus is widely admired by one and all.

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The permanent campus was established in 1999 and the main building is noted for its architectural grandeur and versatility. The campus facilities provide an ideal environment for an all rounded learning experience and holistic growth.

Hostel facility at NIFT Hyderabad is offered only to girls and that too on first-come-first-serve basis. No hostel facility is offered to boys.

Campus Address: NIFT Campus, Opposite Hi-tech City, Cyberabad Post, Madhapur, Hyderabad – 500 081, Telangana 
Career Counselor: +91-40-23110841/42/43
Fax: +91-40-23114536

Official Website: NIFT Hyderabad

#8 Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali

The department of Industries & Commerce, Govt. Of Punjab, established Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, in 1995. It is located at Baddi, Lalru, Dera Bassi, in the vicinity of Chandigarh.

According to the official website, “An MOU was signed with the National institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi for steering and supporting in admission procedure, faculty recruitment and training as well as curriculum scheduling and upgrading.”

Campus Address: NIIFT, Phase I, Adjoining Police Station, Industrial Area, Mohali.

Career Counselor:  0172-5044994,0172-5044995, 0172-5093623,0172-5090669

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Fax: 0172-5044998

Official Website: NIIFT Mohali

#9 National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata was founded in 1995. It is a leader in the Eastern Part of India for providing education in the field of Design, Technology and Management.

NIFT Kolkata is one of the five oldest Centres among the NIFT fraternity. With a symbiotic balance amongst the state government and the garment industries, NIFT Kolkata stands as a pioneer of fashion training and research.

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The campus has more than 750 students and specialised studios, labs, auditorium and seminar hall.

Campus Address: NIFT Campus,Plot – 3B, Block-LA, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700 098 (WB)
Career Counselor:  +91-33-23357332
Fax: +91-33-23355734

Official Website: NIFT Kolkata

#10 Pearl Academy, Jaipur

The foundation stone for Pearl Academy, Jaipur was laid in 2007 by Honorable ex-President of India, Pratibha Patil.

It’s campus is spread over 3.28 acres. Pearl Academy’s Jaipur campus won the award for ‘Best Learning Building’ at the World Architecture Festival Awards- 2009.

Campus Address: SP-38A, RIICO Industrial Area, Delhi Road, Kukas, Jaipur-302028.
Career Counselor: 01426–414800

Official Website: Pearl Academy Jaipur

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Mansi Ragini

Mansi Ragini, mass communication student,wrote for her college magazine "Headway". She worked as an intern and contributed her write-ups to Hindustan Times, Patna. She also worked as a website content writer for Heritage Society a non-government organization.