Fashion institutes in Kolkata were actually few in number as compared to other disciplines of education. However, this is a thing of the past and nowadays fashion colleges in Kolkata are higher in number. Some fashion designing colleges have good reviews by students are like National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), The Indian Management Academy - Kolkata. The reason for the success of these fashion merchandising colleges in Kolkata are the best placement records. Like other degree courses, the duration of fashion designing courses in Kolkata is three years. Also, the PG courses in fashion designing in Kolkata generally last for two years.