About National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFTC), Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu)   Estd : 1995 Approved by : Other Type : Private

About National Institute of Fashion Technology

Textile and Apparel Industry has been viewed as an engine of growth in most economies of the world. It is in this context that Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, set up the National institute of Fashion Technology in 1986 as a Registered Society with the status of an Autonomous Body. The prime objective of this institute is to assist the apparel/fashion industry in meeting the industrial competitiveness on a global plane. Over the years NIFT has created a learning environment that encourages innovation, creativity and excellence.
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.

Awards & Rankings

NIFT Chennai is consistently retaining 5th position among Top 10 Fashion Institutes of India since 2014 in the Survey by Outlook Magazine.

National Institute of Fashion Technology Vision and Mission


To emerge as a centre of excellence and innovation proactively catalyzing growth of fashion business through leadership in professional education with concern for social and human values.


“To establish NIFT as a centre of excellence in fashion business education, a nodal agency for benchmarking fashion education in India and apex body for training of trainees in fashion business education”. With the above mission we endeavor to:-

  • Create an environment of continuous learning with holistic interdisciplinary appreciation of various components of value chain and the ground reality.

  • Adopt international best practices from Institutes of higher learning and industry, on an ongoing basis.

  • Instill a passion for academic excellence with commitment to team building, inspired by national aesthetics and craft legacy with humility and sensitivity.


Director Message

Director Message:

Nearly three decades ago, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India set up NIFT envisioning future markets and career opportunities in the Indian and Global Fashion scenario. This vision has enabled NIFT to become the field expert in fashion education, providing new career options to accommodate the aspirations of Generation Z.
Today, having achieved a landmark number of fifteen campuses, the Institute continues upgrading course content, infrastructure and delivery to ensure Industry relevance at all times. NIFT has expanded its area of influence in the fashion and lifestyle section, creating employment
opportunities and positively contributing to economic growth. Over the years, our alumni have been active stakeholders in the fashion industry in India as well as globally. NIFT graduates from the class of 2015 carry with them a legacy of all their predecessors, energised by their fresh creative talent and equipped with the relevant technical know-how. I am confident that each of them has the potential to become a great asset to the industry, guided by visionary leaders and entrepreneurs. My best wishes for an exciting career - to the 1580 Bachelor Degree students and 531 Master Degree students who would be leaving the portals of NIFT this year.

Prem Kumar Gera (IAS)

Director General (NIFT)

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    NIFT Campus, Near Tidel Park and Software Technology Park of India, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Taramani , Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India- 600113