Top Ranked Fashion Design Colleges in India 2022

NIFT Delhi, NIFT Mumbai, NIFT Bengaluru, NIFT Chennai and NIFT Patna are the top Fashion Design colleges in India as per India Today Rankings 2021.

In total, there are about 1,200 Fashion Design colleges in India. Here, you will get all details about the top ranked Fashion Design colleges in India.  

Top Ranked Fashion Design Colleges in India Highlights

Parameters

Particulars/ Statistics

No. of Fashion Design colleges in India

Nearly, 1,200 colleges in India

Fees

 

- Annual fee < Rs 1 lakh: 4%

- Annual fee > Rs 5 lakh: 69%

Admission Process

Entrance-based

Merit-based for few courses

No. of top Fashion Design colleges in India

18 NIFTs

Fashion Designing is considered as an exciting career option in India. Aspirants can pursue Fashion Design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Aspirants can pursue degree, diploma or certificate courses in Fashion Design.

In order to become a successful Fashion Designer, candidates are advised to pursue a bachelor’s degree in design. Some popular courses that candidates can pursue in Design to become a Fashion Designer include Bachelor of Design (BDes) in Fashion Design, Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech), BSc in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, etc. 

Top Fashion Design Colleges in India Eligibility Criteria

Fashion Design courses can be pursued at UG and PG levels. The eligibility criteria differs as per the course and branch selected by the candidate. However, given below is a broad eligibility criteria for UG and PG Fashion Design courses for the reference of candidates:

  • UG level: Candidates from any stream (Science/ Commerce/ Humanities) are eligible to pursue a Fashion Design course offered at the UG level, provided they have completed their Class 12 from a recognised institute and board. The courses duration ranges from three to four years depending on the course.
  • PG level: To pursue a Fashion Design course at PG level, aspirants should have completed their graduation with passing marks from a recognised institute in a related field. The courses duration is of two years.

Top Ranked Fashion Design Colleges in India with India Today Ranking & Shiksha Rating

Agencies like India Today release annual rankings to rank top colleges in different streams. Shiksha rating for colleges is based on student reviews on different parameters such as infrastructure, faculty, curriculum and placements.     

Name of the College

India Toady'21 Ranking

Shiksha Rating (Aggregate)

NIFT Delhi

1

4.1

NIFT Mumbai

2

3.6

NIFT Bangalore

3

3.9

NIFT Chennai

4

3.9

NIFT Patna

5

4.0

NIFT Gandhinagar

6

4.0

NIFT Hyderabad

7

3.9

NIFT Kolkata

8

4.3

Pearl Academy, Delhi

9

4.0

Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune

10

4.0

List of Top Private and Government Fashion Design Colleges in India

List of Top Government Fashion Design Colleges in India

College Name

Course Fee (in Rs)

NIFT Delhi

11.09 L

NIFT Mumbai

11.09 L

NIFT Bangalore

11.09 L

NIFT Chennai

11.09 L

NIFT Patna

11.09 L

List of Top Private Fashion Design Colleges in India

College Name

Course Fee (in Rs)

Pearl Academy, Delhi

26.75 L

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), Pune

16.20 L

Army Institute of Fashion and Design, Bengaluru

5.53 L

Amity School of Fashion Technology, Noida

6.36 L

JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru

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Top Private and Government Fashion Design Colleges in India

Location-Wise Top Fashion Design Colleges in India

The top Fashion Design colleges in India are located in different location across India. Among all the cities, Bengaluru has the maximum number of top ranked Fashion Design colleges in India.

Refer the infographic below for complete insights:

Location-Wise Top Fashion Design Colleges in India

ROI of Top Fashion Design Colleges in India

ROI helps candidates understand how much beneficial is it for them to pursue a course from a particular college in terms of the annual fee invested and placement package got in return.

As evident in the table below, NIFT Mumbai followed by NIFT Kolkata and NIFT Delhi are the best Fashion Design colleges in India based on ROI. All the three colleges have the maximum average placement packages for students as compared to the annual fee invested.    

College Name

Average Annual Fee (in Rs)

Average Placement Package (in Rs)

NIFT Mumbai

11.09 L

6-7 L

NIFT Kolkata

11.09 L

5.7 L

NIFT Delhi

11.09 L

5.5 L

NIFT Chennai

11.09 L

4-5 L

NIFT Hyderabad

11.09 L

4-5 L

NIFT Gandhinagar

11.09 L

3-4 L

NIFT Patna

11.09 L

3.5-4.5 L

NIFT Bangalore

11.09 L

3 L

Pearl Academy, Delhi

26.75 L

3-4 L

Note: Above statistics are based on the latest available data.

Top Recruiters for Fashion Design Graduates

A Fashion Design graduate passing from a top college gets an average placement package of Rs 3-7 lakh. Check out the table below for insights on the college-wise top recruiters for Fashion Design graduates along with their Shiksha placement rating:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

NIFT Kolkata

4.4

Adidas, Wills Lifestyle, Globus, Nike, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, Raymond, Park Avenue, Proline

NIFT Chennai

3.9

Ampm Fashions Pvt. Ltd, Artex Apparels, Bata India Limited, Cactus Menswear Fashion Pvt. Ltd, Decathlon, Monte Carlo, Nykaa.com

NIFT Delhi

3.8

Monte Carlo, Future Group, Amore Magazine, Chitrakosh, Fabric Monde, H&M

NIFT Gandhinagar

3.8

Flipkart, Westside, Amazon, Raymond, Shoppers Stop, Indian Terrain, Arvind Brands

NIFT Patna

3.7

Indian Terrian, Mura Fabrics, Triburg, Tanishq, Impulse, Pantaloon

Pearl Academy, Delhi

3.6

Myntra, Future Group, Craftsvilla, Aditya Birla Group, Pankaj & Nidhi

SID Pune

3.6

Tommy Hilfiger, Ultimate Mango, Tata Elxsi, Deloitte, Teach for India

NIFT Hyderabad

3.5

Ampm Fashions Pvt. Ltd, Decathlon, Nykaa.com, Monte Carlo, Bata India Limited, Artex Apparels

NIFT Bangalore

3.4

Bata India Limited, Amore Magazine, Decathlon, Chitrakosh, H&M, Nalli, Fabric Monde

NIFT Mumbai

3.0

Bata India Limited, Future Group, Monte Carlo, Nykaa.com, Decathlon, Artex Apparels, Ampm Fashions Pvt. Ltd

How Affordable is Studying Fashion Design in India?

Refer to the infographic below for breakup of top Fashion Design colleges in India basis fee:

How Affordable is Studying Fashion Design in India?

As evident in the infographic above, majority of the top Fashion Design colleges in India are expensive as their fee structure is over Rs 5 lakh. Check out some such colleges below:

  • NIFT Delhi
  • NIFT Mumbai
  • NIFT Bangalore
  • NIFT Chennai
  • NIFT Patna
  • Pearl Academy, Delhi

The fees of about 10 per cent colleges each range from Rs 3-5 lakh and Rs 1-2 lakh. Some such colleges include:

Which are the most popular Fashion Design Exams accepted by colleges in India?

The most popular entrance exam for Fashion Design admission in India is NIFT Entrance Exam. Through this exam, candidates can secure admission in all the NIFTs in India and other private Fashion Design colleges accepting the exam scores. NIFT is followed by Pearl Academy Entrance Exam.

Check out the infographic below for complete insights:

Which are the most popular Fashion Design Exams accepted by colleges in India?
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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

1
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology
4.2

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(35)
Fees: 11.09 Lakh
1
The Week ' 20
2
Outlook ' 19
2
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai
3.7

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

3.4
(23)
Fees: 11.09 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
1
Outlook ' 19
3
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore
3.8

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.8
(21)
Fees: 11.09 Lakh
2
The Week ' 20
4
Outlook ' 19
4
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai
3.9

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.3
(10)
Fees: 11.09 Lakh
3
The Week ' 20
5
Outlook ' 19
5
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna
4.1

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.0
(16)
Fees: 12.78 Lakh
6
The Week ' 20
8
Outlook ' 19
6
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar
3.9

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.6
(28)
Fees: 11.09 Lakh
4
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
7
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad
3.9

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.7
(24)
Fees: 11.09 Lakh
5
The Week ' 20
7
Outlook ' 19
8
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata
4.3

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(21)
Fees: 11.09 Lakh
7
The Week ' 20
6
Outlook ' 19
9
India Today ' 21
Pearl Academy Rajouri Garden
4.0

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.5
(30)
Fees: 26.75 Lakh
8
The Week ' 20
3
Outlook ' 19
10
India Today ' 21
Symbiosis Institute of Design, Symbiosis International, Pune
4.0

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.6
(9)
Fees: 16.20 Lakh
Salary : 8.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
20
Outlook ' 19
11
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Raebareli
3.4

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.4

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.0
(7)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
12
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Shillong
4.3

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

5.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.0
(3)
Fees: 11.09 Lakh
9
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
13
India Today ' 21
Army Institute of Fashion and Design
3.8

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.0
(1)
Fees: 5.53 Lakh
11
The Week ' 20
14
Outlook ' 19
14
India Today ' 21
Pearl Academy, Jaipur
4.0

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

3.3
(7)
Fees: 17.22 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
15
India Today ' 21
Amity School of Fashion Technology, Amity University, Noida
4.1

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.1
(10)
Fees: 8.32 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
15
Outlook ' 19
16
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kangra
3.8

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.8
(9)
Fees: 11.09 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
17
India Today ' 21
JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Brigade Road
4.2

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.9
(27)
14
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
18
India Today ' 21
NIFT - TEA College of Knitwear Fashion (NIFT - TEA)
3.5

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

3.0

Value for Money

3.8
(4)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
10
Outlook ' 19
19
India Today ' 21
21
India Today ' 21
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
4.3

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.0
(566)
Fees: 1.00 Lakh
13
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
22
India Today ' 21
T. John College
3.4

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

3.4
(15)
Fees: 2.58 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
17
Outlook ' 19
23
India Today ' 21
Vogue Institute of Art and Design
3.5

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

3.0
(7)
Fees: 10.74 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
22
Outlook ' 19
24
India Today ' 21
Pearl Academy, Mumbai
4.5

Placements

4.6

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.1
(18)
Fees: 28.02 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
25
Outlook ' 19
25
India Today ' 21
IMS Design and Innovation Academy
2.6

Placements

2.8

Infrastructure

3.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.0

Crowd & Campus Life

1.8

Value for Money

2.7
(4)
Fees: 8.00 Lakh
15
The Week ' 20
24
Outlook ' 19
26
India Today ' 21
Whistling Woods International
4.5

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.5
(9)
Fees: 11.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
27
India Today ' 21
PSG College of Arts and Science - PSGCAS
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.3
(85)
Fees: 96,850
Salary : 2.49 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
28
India Today ' 21
Amity University, Lucknow
4.0

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.6
(292)
Fees: 5.67 Lakh
16
The Week ' 20
19
Outlook ' 19
29
India Today ' 21
Axis Colleges
3.7

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.6
(45)
Fees: 3.63 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
30
India Today ' 21
Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali
3.7

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.4

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.6
(5)
Fees: 1.49 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
9
Outlook ' 19
31
India Today ' 21
Garden City University
4.0

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.8
(64)
Fees: 4.66 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
32
India Today ' 21
Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies
4.2

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.1
(38)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
34
India Today ' 21
Kanya Maha Vidyalaya
4.5

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.5
(183)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
35
India Today ' 21
Dr. N.G.P. Arts & Science College (DRNGPASC)
4.1

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.1
(16)
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
36
India Today ' 21
BBK DAV College for Women
3.5

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

3.6
(18)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
37
India Today ' 21
Sri Krishna Arts and Science College
4.3

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.1
(77)
Salary : 4.15 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
38
India Today ' 21
Nehru Arts and Science College
4.3

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(214)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
18
Outlook ' 19
39
India Today ' 21
J.D Birla Institute (JDBI)
3.7

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

3.5
(107)
Fees: 4.13 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
23
Outlook ' 19
40
India Today ' 21
Rathinam College of Arts and Science - RCAS Coimbatore
3.4

Placements

2.8

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.3
(4)
Salary : 2.44 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
41
India Today ' 21
Hindusthan College of Arts and Science [HICAS]
4.0

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.0
(33)
Fees: 1.80 Lakh
Salary : 3.46 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
42
India Today ' 21
The Oxford College of Science
4.0

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.0
(36)
18
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19

FAQs

Q1. Which is the top Fashion Design college in India?

A. NIFT Delhi followed by NIFT Mumbai and NIFT Bengaluru are the top Fashion Design colleges in India.

Q2. Which are the top ranked Fashion Design colleges in India apart from NIFTs?

A. Pearl Academy, Delhi (Ranked 9 in India Today Rankings 2021) and SID Pune (Ranked 10 in India Today Rankings 2021) are the top ranked private Fashion Design colleges in India.

Q3. What are the different specialisations offered by Fashion Design colleges in India?

A. Top specialisations offered by Fashion Design colleges in India are:
  • Fashion Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Lifestyle Accessory Design
  • Apparel Design
  • Textile Design
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Knitwear Design

Q4. Which are the best colleges for Fashion Design in India based on placements?

A. Top 5 Fashion Design colleges in India based on placement trends are:
  • NIFT Kolkata
  • NIFT Chennai
  • NIFT Delhi
  • NIFT Gandhinagar
  • NIFT Patna

Q5. Are there any job opportunities for students who pursue Fashion Design Courses in India?

A. Yes, there are several job opportunities available. Some of them are listed below:
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Technical Designer
  • Fashion Consultant/ Personal Stylist
  • Fashion Concept Manager
  • Fashion Marketer
  • Fashion Show Organiser
  • Quality Controller

Q6. Which are the popular exams to qualify for Fashion Design courses in India?

A. Various exams accepted in India for Fashion Design courses include NIFT Entrance Exam, Pearl Academy Entrance Exam, NID Entrance Exam, SEED, etc.

Q7. Which are the top companies in India that hire Fashion Design graduates?

A. Top companies that are known to hire Fashion Design graduates are listed below:
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • BlackBerry Clothing
  • Sabyasachi
  • AND Design
  • Lifestyle
  • Raymonds
  • Adidas
  • Decathlon
  • Levis

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