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Top 10 Fashion Institutes in India: Highlights, Courses, Fees

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandPublished On: January 21, 2021

The Fashion industry is one of the most popular industries currently and plenty of aspirants are willing to establish a career in it. Scroll through the page to check out the list of top 10 Fashion institutes that have the potential to give wings to your dreams!

Top fashion institute in India

A career in Fashion Design has emerged as one of the most sought after careers amongst the Gen- X students. Creative minds from all across the nation are inclined towards studying from top Fashion institutes in India. Doing so, not only equips them with the necessary skills but also pushes them to the right career direction.

Considering the benefits, a large number of students register themselves every year to the top Fashion institutes in India. However, due to limited seat intake and tough competition, not everyone can get through the admission process of the top colleges.

Keeping the requirement of aspirants in mind, CollegeDekho has curated a list of top 10 institutes in India along with their courses and fees. Not only this but a list of other popular colleges has also been attached below that candidates can consider if they are unable to get through the top 10 fashion institutes.

A Quick Overview of Top 10 Fashion Institutes in India

Take a quick glance at the top fashion institutes in India in order to understand the reason for their popularity amongst aspirants.

1. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi (NIFT Delhi):

National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi was set up by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in technical collaboration with the FIT, New York. NIFT Delhi has produced a number of eminent alumni over the years like Rohit Bal, Ritu Beri, Manish Malhotra. It offers a variety of regular as well as CE programs. It has the oldest and richest resource centre having a rich collection of print and non-print materials.

2. Vogue Institute of Art and Design, Bangalore (VIFT):

Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology (VIFT), Bangalore a multidisciplinary, umbrella institute was founded in the year 1996. Vogue is the hub where designing is induced with passion & standards of design education are set with creative educational culture. 

3. Army Institute of Fashion and Design, Bangalore

Army Institute of Fashion and Design, Bangalore was established in 2004 by the Army Welfare Education Society to meet the educational needs of the wards and wives of Army Personnel. The aim of the institute is to inculcate technical and professional education in the field of Fashion and Apparel Designing. As per the Week, the institute has been ranked as the second-best college in Bangalore in the year 2019. In 2020, the Times of India awards the institute the 3rd position in the list of best colleges in Bangalore. 

4. Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune (SID):

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), Pune is one of the famed institutes of designing. SID is a constituent of Symbiosis International University. The Institute has a strong advisory board, which imparts research, and practical advice to design academics, business and students. Apart from these excellent amenities and serene campus atmosphere makes learning congenial for all students. It offers Bachelors and Masters degree. 

5. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad:

The National Institute of Design abridged (NID), Ahmedabad is one the leading Institutes in India. The Institute has around 500 students. The NID is internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. Business Week, USA has listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian programmes in the world. 

6. International Institute of Fashion Design, Navi Mumbai

Considered as one of the prominent fashion design institutes in Maharashtra, International Institute of Fashion Design, Navi Mumbai was established in 2003. The institute offers high standards of education and exceptional facilities to students pursuing UG, PG and certificate courses. The International Institute of Fashion is awarded as the Most Promising Fashion Designing Institute in Mumbai. It has also received the title of Best Fashion and Interior Designing Institute by the Global Quality Awards.

7. Amity Institute of Fashion Technology, Noida

Amity School of Fashion Technology, Noida promotes versatility in the field of fashion and offers Design, Technology & Management of the fashion industry. The aim of the institute is to equip students with skills, knowledge and ability to work as professionals in the fashion and apparel industry across the nation. The institute has been offered 11th position in the list of top Fashion Design Institutes in India by India Today 2020. Not only this, but Outlook 2019 has also recognised the potential of Amity Institute of Fashion Technology, Noida and has offered it 15th position. 

8. Pearl Academy, Delhi

Pearl Academy, Delhi (formerly Pearl Academy of Fashion) is a private higher education institute in India, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses in design, fashion and business. Starting with a campus in Okhla in South Delhi, the academy later moved to a larger campus in Naraina, in the West of the city. Pearl Academy has been accorded Educational Partnership of World Design Organization (WDO) and has been awarded Assocham Education National Excellence Awards for five consecutive years for being the Best Design Institute in India (2016 to 2020). 

9. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai due to the presence of glamour world, major national, international fashion brands and retail houses provides an ideal environment for fashion students in terms of industry exposure, classroom learnings, projects and placements. It is the perfect gateway to the fashion world in the country with its proximity to Bollywood and fashion hub. 

10. Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur

Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur is known for building skilful professionals for the fashion and apparel industry. The institute was established in 2000 and is located in Jaipur. The institute has always skyrocketed when it comes to quality education and world-class facilities.

Also Read: Course Comparison: Fashion Designing vs.Textile Designing

List of Top 10 Fashion Institutes in India: Courses, Fees, Recognition

Captured below are the top 10 Fashion institutes in India along with their recognition, programmes they offer and course fees.

Name of the Institute

Recognised By

Courses Offered

Fee Range (Annual)

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi (NIFT Delhi)







Rs. 80k to Rs. 2.7 Lakh

Vogue Institute of Art and Design, Bangalore (VIFT)








Rs. 93.5k to Rs. 3.58 Lakh

Army Institute of Fashion and Design, Bangalore




Rs. 13k to Rs. 17k

Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune (SID)



Rs. 3.8 Lakh

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India



Rs. 1.8 Lakh to Rs. 2.8 Lakh

International Institute of Fashion Design, Navi Mumbai




Diploma Certificate

Rs. 1.35 Lakh to Rs. 1.82 Lakh

Amity Institute of Fashion Technology, Noida






Rs. 1.3 Lakh to Rs. 3.4 Lakh

Pearl Academy, Delhi





Rs. 2.96 Lakh to Rs. 7.05 Lakh

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai

Ministry of Textiles, Government of India






Rs. 80k to Rs. 2.7 Lakh

Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur









Rs. 1.8 Lakh to Rs. 3.95 Lakh

Other Popular Fashion Institutes in India

The names of some other popular Fashion institutes that attract the aspirants are as follows.

College Name


International Institute of Fashion Design

Pune, Maharashtra

International College of Fashion (ICF)


Unitedworld Institute of Design

Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Tecnia Institute of Art and Design (TIAD)

New Delhi, Delhi

JD Institute of Fashion Technology

Navi Mumbai

World University of Design (WUD)

Sonepat, Haryana

Maeer's MIT Institute of Design (MITID)

Pune, Maharashtra

Centre for Design Excellence (CODE)


Lovely Professional University (LPU)


Aditya College of Design Studies (ACDS Mumbai)


Also Read: How is a Fashion Designer Different from a Fashion Stylist?

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