Career in Fashion and Designing

For developing human resources necessary for development of the nation, the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who had global approach, established National institutes which exist in Gujarat.

  1. National Institute of Design
  2. National Institute of Fashion Technology.

Design is integral part of our life. Result of a process can be helpful to an object, product or environment. Designing is a sensible activity which include creativity. The person should have understanding about the object or design to be created is aimed for whom? Why? And from which material? And such person has to act with knowledge of utility, detailed knowledge of material and technology. Therefore, fashion designers are in great demand now a days by large industrial houses, fashion institutes and Government of India enterprises.

Government of India’s National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in the fashion industry :

The main component of competition in these days is fashion which is full of imagination and creativity. This art of fashion if blended with proper guidance through education, ensures win win situation. Like other parts of the world, scientific approach towards fashion is being developed in people of our country also during last couple of years.

NIFT is a reputed fashion technology institute functioning under Textile Ministry of Government of India. NIFT is Triveni-Sangam of design, management and technology. NIFT courses are more colorful than colors of fashion world. Those who aspire to make bright and fashionable career in fashion world must have important qualities such as ambition to touch the sky, severe passion to influence the world, sharp observation capability, foresighting new trends, technical mind and creativity.

Colleges of NIFT :

NIFT has seven colleges in entire country. NIFT’s colleges are situated at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennial and Gandhinagar in Gujarat.College at Gandhinagar is considered to be top ranked in entire country.

Significance of NIFT :

Getting admission to NIFT is a matter of proud like ‘moving ahead of time’. Method of imparting education and training cannot be challenged by any fashion institute across the globe. All the courses offered at NIFT are good. There are ample job opportunities available after completion of course at NIFT. Albeit, if you are financially sound, you can set up your own manufacturing project and having earning where you can afford to employ tens of people of your caliber.

Admission process :

Notice of admission to NIFT ordinarily publish in the month of December. Admission forms are available at all the colleges of NIFT or can be downloaded from website. Entrance examination is being conducted by NIFT. The candidates shortlisted through entrance test are called for situation test and group discussions. During the intereview, candidate’s awareness about fashion, interest, aptitude, self-confidence, ideas on fashion, approach etc. are assessed.

Note : The written test is of objective type questions. There is no negative marking system.

Course :

Under-graduate Program in Designing (4 years)

Fashion and Apparel

  • Fashion Design
  • Leather Design

Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories

  • Fashion and lifestyle accessories design
  • Personal products and interior accessories
  • Footwear and Leather products
  • Jewelry products
  • Interior products, Handicrafts, mix media and glass

Fashion and Textile :

  • Knitwear design
  • Textile Designs

Fashion Communication

Under-graduate Program in Designing (4 years)

Post-graduate Program in Fashion Management (2 years)

Post-graduate Program in Fashion Technology (2 years)

Eligibility for Admission :

  • Standard-12 pass from recognized Education Board for Under-graduate Program in Design.
  • Standard-12 (10+2) pass with physics, chemistry and maths from recognized Education Board for Under-graduate Program in Fashion Technology.
  • For Post Graduate Program in Fashion Manager, graduate of any recognized University or Diploma holder of NIFT in Accessories or Fashion Design or FIT.
  • For Post Graduate Program in Fashion Technology, BE/B.Tech. (Textiles / Apparels / Mechanical / Industrial / Production Electronics / Computer / Information Technology) For further information, visit