National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It has emerged as the premier Institute of Design, Management and Technology, developing professionals for taking up leadership positions in fashion business in the emerging global scenario.
NIFT has set academic standards and excelled in thought leadership by providing a pool of creative genius and technically competent professionals. The institute provides a common platform for fashion education, research and training.
NIFT as a Institute is a pioneer in envisioning and evolving fashion business education in the country, and this endeavor saw opening of New Center in 2009 at Kangra. NIFT now has a network of fifteen professionally managed domestic centres at New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Raebareli, Bhopal, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, Shillong, Jodhpur and Bhubaneswar. NIFT has further spread its wings globally with the opening of an international centre at Mauritius.
The courses being offered in the institute at present include specialization in four disciplines of Bachelor of Design and one Bachelor of Fashion Technology course at the under graduate level. NIFT Bangalorehas the strength of more than 600 students in all the disciplines being offered.