National Institute of Fashion Technology

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is an autonomous[2] fashion design and technology institute, Head Office located in New Delhi, India.[3]

National Institute of Fashion Technology
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New Delhi (Headquarter), India

23°06′46″N 72°22′28″E / 23.1128°N 72.3745°E / 23.1128; 72.3745Coordinates: 23°06′46″N 72°22′28″E / 23.1128°N 72.3745°E / 23.1128; 72.3745
AffiliationsMinistry of Textiles, Government of India


NIFT was established in 1986 under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It was declared a statutory institute in 2006 and empowered to grant its own degree by the NIFT Act of the Indian Parliament.[citation needed] NIFT currently has 17 campuses spread across the country. The first campus at New Delhi was established in 1986. The campuses at Chennai, Kolkata, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, and Mumbai were set up in 1995, followed by the Bengaluru campus in 1997.[4] The campus in Bhopal was set up in June 2008,[5] Bhubaneshwar in 2010,[6] Jodhpur in 2010,[7] Kangra in 2009,[8] Kannur temporarily in 2008 but permanently in 2012, [9] and Patna in 2008.[10] Raebareli, Shillong, Srinagar,[11] and Panchkula[12] were established in the last decade.[when?][citation needed]


NIFT offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programmes in design, management, and technology.[13]The list of programmes offered by NIFT is as under:

  • NIFT B.Des: NIFT Bachelor in Design
  • NIFT B.FTech: NIFT Bachelor in Fashion Technology
  • NIFT M.Des: NIFT Masters in Design
  • NIFT M.FTech: NIFT Masters in Fashion Technology
  • NIFT MFM: NIFT Masters in Fashion Management


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  2. ^ Annual Report. Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. 2009.
  3. ^ Crossette, Barbara (21 June 1989). "New Fashion School in India Draws From a Rich Heritage" – via
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  11. ^ "Home | Srinagar". Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  12. ^ Jul 10, TNN |; 2019; Ist, 10:14. "NIFT Panchkula's first batch to start from August 20, admissions begin | Chandigarh News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 July 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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