Fashion Designing Courses & Fashion Designing Colleges in India

by Ankita Sabharwal

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This article lists the Fashion Designing Courses & Fashion Designing Colleges in India and the reasons behind the growth of the Fashion Industry. There are many design colleges which offer fashion designing courses along with other design courses. This article will give details about all Design Colleges & the fashion designing courses offered by them.

Growing Fashion Designing Industry: Indian Fashion Industry is undergoing a rapid growth and there is a shift in trends and fashion every six months . All this has become a prominent part of the Indian Fashion Industry.  One of the major contributing factors is the Economic growth in the country which is giving a major push to the fashion industry. The increasing purchasing power of the middle-class families has led to a sudden boom. People are shifting towards branded clothing and have increased their budget of spending on clothing. International Brands are targeting the Indian market by selling their products at economical prices thereby improving the growth of brand awareness. 

Marriages & Special Functions have created a good demand for Fashion Designers and the designer clothes. An attire by Sabyasachi is a dream for many and similarly, a lot of designers have come in recent times and they are not only selling offline but also online on many of the reputed websites. All these factors have created a demand for Fashion Designing Courses resulting increase in the number of fashion designing institutes in India.

Fashion Designing Colleges in India

Fashion Designing Colleges 

 These colleges fashion designing courses as well as other design courses 

Name of the College  Fashion Designing Other Design Courses

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

 Yes Yes 
NID  No Yes 

JD Institute of Fashion Technology

 Yes Yes
Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF)  Yes Yes 
Apeejay Institute Of Design  Yes No 
Footwear Design & Development Institute Noida (FDDI)  No Yes 
IDC, IIT Bombay  Yes No 
MAEER’s MIT Institute of Design, Pune  Yes Yes 
AIFD  No Yes 
Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune  Yes Yes 
School of Fashion Technology, Pune  Yes  Yes 
International Institute of Fashion Design, Chandigarh  Yes Yes 


Fashion Designing Courses at Undergraduate Level

The Undergraduate degree offered by these institutes is known as B.Design and under that degree, these institutes offer many specializations and fashion designing is one of them.




  • Product Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Ceramic & Glass Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation Film Design
  • Film & Video Communication
  • Exhibition (Spatial) Design
  • Textile Design


  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Communication
  • Accessory Design
  • Knitwear Design
  • Leather Design
  • Textile Design
  • Apparel Production


  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Styling & Image Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Media Communication
  • Interior Architecture and Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Fashion and Lifestyle Business Management- (3 yrs)
  • Luxury Brand Management (3 yrs)
  •  Online Business (3 yrs)
  • Interior Product Design

The growing influence of budding designers studying in India or abroad have made the students choose Fashion Designing as their career A lot of students in India wishes to become a Fashion Designer or Interior designer and thus there is a huge demand Fashion Designing Colleges in India. In India, Fashion Designing is a 4 years course which leads to a B.Des. Degree and is considered a professional technical course.

Fashion Industry is dominated by the Private Institutions instead of the Government Institutions as private institutions are more in number.

Eligibility for Fashion Designing Courses

The candidates who have passed Class 12 examination or any other corresponding examination from any background are eligible to apply for the admission into Top Fashion Designing Colleges in India. For most of the fashion designing colleges, the candidates are chosen on the basis of Entrance Exams conducted by the individual colleges /Universities. No Common Entrance exam is conducted for admission to B.Design. programs.  

It is very important for every student to decide the best Design college, so here is a list of Top Fashion Design colleges in India. The order of the Design College in the given list doesn’t imply its rank or credentials.

Fee Structure for a 4 Years Fashion Designing Course

The Average Fee Structure for a 4 Years Course differs from Institute to Institute and whether the institute is private or Government.

For Example, the fees charged by NID Ahmedabad for B.Design Course for 4 years is somewhere around Rs. 8,43,200 while that of Symbiosis institute of Design is approx. Rs. 11,72,000

Name of the Institute




National Institute of Design (NID)


NID Entrance Exam

  • Ahmedabad Campus B.Design

National Institute of Fashion and Technology (NIFT) - 15 campus


NIFT Entrance Exam

  • Bengaluru 
  • Bhopal 
  • Chennai 
  • Gandhinagar 
  • Hyderabad 
  • Kannur 
  • Kolkata 
  • Mumbai 
  • New Delhi 

Apeejay Institute of Design


Aptitude Test

  • New Delhi

JD Institute of FashionTechnology



It has 26 campuses spread across India

Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF)


PAF Entrance Exam

  • Delhi
  • Noida
  • Mumbai
  • Jaipur

Footwear Design & Development Institute Noida (FDDI)


FDDI Entrance Exam

  • NOIDA,
  • Fursatganj (UP)
  • Guna
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata 
  • Rohtak 
  • Chhindwara, M.P. 

Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune


SET Exam

  • Pune

IDC, IIT Bombay



  • Mumbai

MAEER’s MIT Institute of Design, Pune

Autonomous Institution


  • Pune




  • Bangalore

School of Fashion Technology, Pune 


Online Test

  • Pune

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