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Top 10 Fashion Colleges in India

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandUpdated On: July 14, 2022 04:06 pm IST

A blend of creativity and an eye for detail is what an individual must possess if he/she is willing to pursue a highly successful career in the field!

Top 10 Fashion Colleges in India

A blend of creativity and an eye for detail is what an individual must possess if he/she is willing to pursue a highly successful career in the field of fashion and designing. Up-to-date knowledge of key fashion trends and styles will not only help one in coming up with extraordinarily innovative and exclusive ideas but will also aid in attaining a competitive edge in the industry.

India is well known for its contribution to the fashion industry with its embroidery, weaving and printing styles, bandhani (popularly known as tie & dye), shisha (mirror embroidery) etc. There are many designers in the country who are continuously striving to make the industry a well-known platform for fashion lovers all around the world. It cannot be denied that fashion as a discipline of study calls for individuals with excellent communication skills coupled with a strong business sense.

Some of the prominent designers of India include Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Gaurav Gupta, Ritu Beri, Anamika Khanna, Suneet Verma, Tarun Tahiliani, Sabyasachi etc. The youth of present generations seem to gain inspiration from these highly reputed designers, thereby opting to make a full-time career in the fashion and garment industry. Fashion designing has a wide variety of fields that you can opt for - ranging from design, fashion merchandising, garment manufacturing, fashion communication, printing, accessory designing, marketing etc.

Not to forget, campaigns and movements of national importance like ‘Make in India’ & ‘Start-up India’ are only going to open further opportunities for those seeking employment in the industry. The main courses offered by fashion colleges are BDes and MDes in different specializations. 

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Top 10 Fashion Colleges in India

To help the aspirants and accomplish their goals, we bring to you a list of the top 10 fashion colleges in India that you can opt for while shortlisting colleges and institutes for the desired fashion course. The fashion colleges are mentioned below.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi

Location: Haus Khaz, New Delhi

Selection Process: NIFT entrance exam

Courses: Bachelor of Design (B.Des) degree course in Fashion Design / Leather Design / Textile Design / Accessory Design and also other streams like Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication; Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) degree course in Apparel Production; Master of Design (M.Des); Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) etc.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mumbai

Location: Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

Selection Criteria: NIFT entrance exam

Courses: Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in Fashion Design / Textile Design / Accessory Design / Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication ; Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) in Apparel Production ; Master of Design (M.Des) ; Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) etc. ; Diploma courses in Fashion Fit & Style / Apparel Production & Merchandising

Footwear Design and Development Instititute (FDDI) Noida

Location: A-10/A Sector 24 Noida Gate Number-1, Opposite of Kendra Vidyalaya, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301

Selection Process:UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design) /AIST (All India Selection Test)

Courses: Footwear Design and Production, Fashion Design, Leather Goods and Accessories Design

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Patna

Location: NIFT Campus, Mithapur Farms, Patna

Selection Process: NIFT entrance exam

Courses: Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in Footwear Design and Production, Fashion Design, Leather Goods and Accessories Design

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore

Location: HSR Layout, Bengaluru

Selection Criteria: NIFT entrance exam

Courses: Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in Fashion Communication / Fashion Design / Textile Design / Knitwear Design / Accessory Design ; Technology oriented Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) in Apparel Production ; Industry oriented Master of Design (M.Des) course ; Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) course etc.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Chennai

Location: Tharamani, Chennai

Selection Criteria: NIFT entrance exam

Courses: Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in Fashion Design / Leather Design / Textile Design / Accessory Design / Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication ; Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) in Apparel Production ; Professional degree courses such as Master of Design (M.Des) ; Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) etc.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Hyderabad

Location: Madhapur, Hyderabad

Selection Criteria: NIFT entrance exam

Courses: Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in Fashion Design / Accessory Design / Textile Design / Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication ; Bachelor of Fashion Technology degree course (B.F.Tech) in Apparel Production ; Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) etc.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata

Location: Salt Lake City, Kolkata

Selection Criteria: NIFT entrance exam

Courses: Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in Leather Design / Fashion Design / Textile Design / Fashion Communication / Accessory Design / Knitwear Design ; Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) in Apparel Production ; Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) etc.

Pearl Academy, New Delhi

Location: Rajouri garden, Delhi

Selection Criteria: Pearl Academy entrance exam

Courses: Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in Animation / Beauty and Fitness / Fashion Design / Apparel Design/ Graphic Design

Parul University, Vadodara

Location: P.O Limda, Ta. Waghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat

Selection Criteria: Direct/merit/entrance exam

Courses: Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and M.Des both with several specilaization

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