The top 10 fashion design colleges in India

The top 10 fashion design colleges in India

Are you a creative person who wants to explore his or her natural flair for fashion? If you are passionate about creating designs that are original and extremely stylish, then fashion designing is the perfect career choice for you.

Pursuing a career in fashion designing will not only satisfy your creative urge but also give you a chance to become famous by entering the glamorous fashion design industry. For people who manage to hit all the chords right, fashion designing offers a decent paycheck.

The best way to meet the right people and establish a career in this field is by joining a good fashion designing institute. Owing to the ever growing demand of this course, more and more fashion design training institutes are opening up. And in such a scenario it is advisable to know which institute /colleges offer the best training and education in this field.

National Institute of Fashion Design, Delhi

Admission: NIFT Entrance exam

Established in 1986 by the ministry of textiles, government of India in technical collaboration with FIT, New York, National Institute of Fashion design, Delhi is one of the best design colleges in the country.

The head office of NIFT is also present in New Delhi. As per the official website the institute, “offers a variety of Regular as well as CE programmes. It has the oldest and richest Resource Centre having rich collections of print and non-print materials”.

Courses offered:

MDes

MFM

MFTech courses

BDes courses in Accessory Designing, Fashion Communication, and Knitwear Design and Leather design

BDes courses in Fashion design, Textile Design

BFTech in Apparel Production

PhD programme

Pearl Academy, Delhi

Admission: Pearl Academy entrance test

Established in 1993, by the Little People Education Society and registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, Pearl Academy of Fashion was initially promoted by an Indian export house known by the name of House of Pearl Fashions Ltd.

Pearl Academy’s first campus was set up in Okhla at South Delhi but later the college moved to a much larger campus in West Delhi’s Naraina.

Pearl Academy in 1995 collaborated with Nottingham Trent University, a UK based institute which then became the validating body for all Pearl Academy courses.

Courses Offered:

UG courses on offer at Pearl Academy, Delhi are as follows:

BA Fashion Design

BA Fashion Styling and Image Design

BA Fashion Media Communication

BA Communication Design (choice of four pathways: Experience Design, Graphic Design & Advertising, Interactive Media Design and Film & Animation)

BA Interior Architecture & Design

BA Interior Product Design

BA Fashion Business Management

BA Fashion Marketing and Retail Management

BA Branding and Advertising Management

BA Luxury Brand Management

BA Jewellery Design

National Institute of Fashion Design, Mumbai

Admission: NIFT entrance exam

Established in 1995, NIFT Mumbai is presently located at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. Being located in the fashion capital of the country, NIFT Mumbai provides students apt exposure and training which they require to make a mark for themselves in the fashion industry.

As per the official website, “NIFT Mumbai provides state-of-the-art infrastructure in terms of class room equipment’s, computer labs and class rooms. Apart from the academic infrastructure, the students have been provided with a recreation centre, world class Gymnasium and Indoor & Outdoor sports facility”.

Courses Offered:

BDes Accessory Design

BDes Fashion Design

BDes Knitwear Design

BDes Textile Design

BDes Fashion Communication

BFTech Apparel Production

National Institute of Fashion Design, Bengaluru

Admission: NIFT entrance exam

Considered to be one of the best fashion schools in the country, NIFT Bangaluru’s campus is fully equipped with lecture rooms, resource centres, design studios and labs, gym, hostels and activity centres.

As per the official website, “NIFT has entered into MOUs with various member institutes of IFFTI. Some of the prominent ones being Hogeskolan I Boras, Sweden, Birmingham School of Art & Design, UK and RMIT, Australia, etc.”.

Top recruiters who visit NIFT Bangalore 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.

Courses Offered:

BDes Fashion Design

BDes Accessory Design

BDes Textile Design

BDes Fashion Communication

BDes Knitwear Design

BFTech Apparel Production

National Institute of Fashion Design, Hyderabad

Admission: NIFT entrance exam

The foundation stone of NIFT Hyderabad was laid in 1995. As per the official website, “The initial days began at Chenetha Bhavan, Nampally, Hyderabad with a strong team empowering the center”. Further it is informed that, “The Institute rejuvenated itself with its sprawling five-acre campus at Madhapur inaugurated on 20th May 1999”.

The architectural grandeur as well as the aesthetic appeal of NIFT Hyderabad’s new campus is widely admired by one and all.

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.

Courses Offered:

BDes Accessories Design

BDes Fashion Communication

BDes Fashion Design

BDes Knitwear Design

BDes Textile Design

Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune

Admission: Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)

Established in 2006, Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), Pune is spread over an area of 80,000 sq. ft. The official website informs that, “The campus of Symbiosis Institute of Design at Viman Nagar houses state of the art design studios, laboratories, workshops, IT infrastructure, rapid prototyping lab, well-equipped class rooms, library, exhibition areas, seminar hall, conference hall etc. The campus also has an amphitheater, ultra-modern auditorium and academic plaza for various activities including design shows. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled”.

As per the official website, students from SID, Pune have been hired at firms such as “Infosys, Auto line Industries Ltd, Cognizant Ltd, Whirlpool, Mudra Communications, etc. Students have also been absorbed by Small and Medium scale enterprises like Elephant Design, Fitch Design, Ohio Design, Leaf Design, and several design corners”.

Courses Offered:

BDes Communication Design

BDes Industrial Design

BDes Fashion Communication

BDes Fashion Design

BDes Textile Design

National Institute of Fashion Design, Chennai

Admission: NIFT entrance exam

This fashion design college offers state-of-the-art facilities to its students. The campus of NIFT Chennai is such that students and faculty members have access to “inner courtyard and outer courtyard attached with table tennis, basketball court, badminton court and a gymnasium”.

Students are also offered (broadband) Wi-Fi internet facility round the clock. Also, students are offered free shuttle service for industrial visits.

Courses Offered:

BDes Fashion Design

BDes Leather Design

BDes Accessory Design

BDes Textile Design

BDes Knitwear Design

BDes Fashion Communication

BFTech Fashion Technology

National Institute of Fashion Design, Kolkata

Admission: NIFT entrance exam

Established in 1995, NIFT Kolkata was initially situated “at a hired accommodation on Manjusha Bhavan, Salt Lake with limited facilities”, informs the official website. Further the website states, “The Institute rejuvenated itself with its sprawling five-acre campus at Salt Lake layout in 1999. Today NIFT Kolkata has more than 750 students as its family and a host of facilities”.

Facilities offered to students at NIFT Kolkata include:

Seminar Hall for Management Dept.

Audio Visual Room with LCD Projector

Auditorium

Patternmaking / Draping Labs

Construction Labs

Flat Bed Knitting Lab

Computerized Knitting Lab

Design Studios

Weaving Lab

Textile Testing Lab

Cad Studio

Jewellery Design Studio

Library & Resource Center

Leather Processing Lab

Specialized Machine Lab

Courses Offered:

BDes Fashion Design

BDes Leather Design

BDes Accessory Design

BDes Textile Design

BDes Knitwear Design

BDes Fashion Communication

BFTech Apparel Production

Northern India Institute of Fashion Design, Mohali

Admission: Situation test followed by an interview round.

Established in 1995, Northern India Institute of Fashion Design (NIIFT), Mohali is located at Baddi, Lalru, Dera Bassi, in the vicinity of Chandigarh. NIIFT also has centres in Ludhiana and Jalandhar.

As per the official website, NIIFT Mohali has signed an MOU 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”. For this, a sum of Rs 48 crores was sanctioned to NIFT (for over a period of three years).

Courses Offered:

BSc Fashion Design

BScTextile Design

BScFashion Design Knits

Pearl Academy, Jaipur

Top 10 fashion design colleges in India

Admission: Pearl Academy entrance test

The foundation stone for Pearl Academy, Jaipur was laid in 2016 by Honorable ex-President of India, Pratibha Patil.

“Spread over 3.28 acres

, the state-of-the-art Jaipur Campus provides its students with advanced teaching facilities, making it the ideal place to learn the nuances of fashion and design”, informs the official website. Pearl Academy’s Jaipur campus won the award for ‘Best Learning Building’ at the World Architecture Festival Awards- 2016.

Courses Offered:

BA (hons) Fashion Design

BA (hons) Fashion Styling & Image Design

BA (hons) Interior Architecture & Design

BA (hons) Fashion Business Management

BA (hons) Communication Design

BA (hons) Luxury Brand Management

BA (hons) Fashion Media Communication

BA (hons) Fashion Marketing & Retail Management

BA (hons) Textile Design for Fashion & Interiors

BA (hons) Interior Product Design

BA (hons) Jewellery Design

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