Updated on Jan 16, 2023 15:56 IST

Top Ranked Fashion Design Colleges in India 2023

There are almost 45 top ranked fashion design colleges in India which provide full-time fashion design courses in India. Among these, 71% are Private and 29% are Public.

Top Ranked Fashion Design Colleges in India Highlights

Particulars

Parameters

No. of Colleges

45 (Approx.)

Fee

Annual Fee < INR 1 lakh: 6%

Annual Fee > INR 5 lakh: 63%

Top Specialisations

Fashion Design, Apparel Design, Textile Design, Jewellery Design, and Knitwear Design.

Admission Process

Entrance Based: NIFT Entrance Exam, Pearl Academy Entrance Exam, etc.

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 a 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 differ as per the course and branch selected by the candidate. However, given below is 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.

List of Private and Public Top Fashion Design Colleges in India

There are almost 30 Private and 12 Public top fashion design colleges in India.

List of Top Private Fashion Design Colleges in India

Below table showing list of private colleges with their annual fees:

Private Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

Pearl Academy, Rajouri Garden

INR 21.80 lakh

Symbiosis Institute of Design

INR 16.20 lakh

Army Institute of Fashion and Design

INR 9.38 lakh

Pearl Academy, Jaipur

INR 12.08 lakh

Amity School of Fashion Technology

INR 8.32 lakh

List of Top Public Fashion Design Colleges in India

Below table showing list of public colleges with their annual fees:

Public Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

NIFT, Delhi

INR 12.78 lakh

NIFT, Mumbai

INR 11.74 lakh

NIFT, Bangalore

INR 12.34 lakh

NIFT, Chennai

INR 12.34 lakh

NIFT, Patna

INR 12.34 lakh

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed view:

Location-wise Top Fashion Design Colleges in India

There are almost 45 top ranked fashion design colleges in India. Out of which, Bangalore, Delhi/NCR and Mumbai (All) has the maximum number of top fashion design colleges in India.

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed view:

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. Check Below the table given below with colleges annual tuition fee and their annual salary package offered by colleges.

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Average Salary Package

Symbiosis Institute of Design

INR 16.20 lakh

INR 8.70 LPA

Amity School of Fashion Technology

INR 8.32 lakh

INR 4 LPA

PSGCAS

INR 96.850

INR 2.76 LPA

HICAS

INR 2.10 lakh

INR 3.46 LPA

Sardar Patel Mahavidayala, Chandrapur

INR 68,694

INR 3.15 LPA

IIS

INR 2.58 lakh

INR 2.80 LPA

Top Recruiters for Fashion Design Students

Given below are the college-wise top recruiters for Fashion Design graduates along with their placement rating:

College Name

Shiksha Rating

Top Recruiters

PSGCAS

4.2

CTS, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Dell, etc.

NIFT, Delhi

4.1

Lifestyle Apparel Shirts, Blackberrys, Caveman Wood Products Pvt Ltd and Decathlon, etc.

Amity School of Fashion Technology

3.8

Aditya Birla Group, Label Ritu Kumar, Bestseller, Only, Gap, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, etc.

HICAS

3.8

CTS, Infosys, TCS, Amazon, Wipro, Dell, etc.

IIS

3.8

Axis Bank, Infosys, etc.

Pearl Academy, Rajouri Garden

3.6

Myntra, Capgemini, IBM, Nykaa, and many others

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

READ MORE:

Top Ranked Fashion Design Colleges in Delhi/NCR

Top Ranked Fashion Design Colleges in Pune

Top Ranked Fashion Design Colleges in Mumbai (All)

Top Ranked Fashion Design Colleges in Bangalore

How Affordable is Studying Fashion Designing in India?

Based on pie chart below, it is estimated that studying fashion designing in India is expensive. Nearly, 63% of colleges have their annual fee ranging > INR 5 lakh and some of them are:

Approx. 13% of colleges have their annual fee ranging INR 3-5 lakh and some of them are:

Approx. 12% of colleges has their annual fee ranging INR 2-3 lakh and some of them are:

Approx. 6% of colleges has their annual fee ranging INR 1-2 lakh and some of them are:

Approx. 6% of colleges has their annual fee ranging < INR 1 lakh and some of them are:

Specialisations offered by Top Ranked Fashion Design Colleges in India

There are several specialisations offered by top fashion design colleges in India are Fashion Design, Apparel Design, Textile Design, Jewellery Design, and Knitwear Design.

Refer to the infographic for the detailed view:

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. Rest colleges accepts AIFD WAT, CAT, GAT, NIIFT Entrance Exam, SEED, SOFT CET, etc.

Refer to the infographic for the detailed view:

Top Fashion Design Colleges in India: Cut Off

Cut Off

NIFT, Delhi

NIFT, Mumbai

NIFT, Bangalore

NIFT, Chennai

NIFT, Patna

NIFT, Gandhinagar

NIFT, Kolkata

NIFT, Hyderabad

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

1
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
4.3

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.2
(52)
Fees: 12.78 Lakh
1
The Week ' 20
2
Outlook ' 19
2
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai
3.7

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

3.4
(24)
Fees: 11.74 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
1
Outlook ' 19
3
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore
3.7

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.7
(26)
Fees: 12.34 Lakh
2
The Week ' 20
4
Outlook ' 19
4
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai
4.0

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

3.5
(11)
Fees: 12.34 Lakh
3
The Week ' 20
5
Outlook ' 19
5
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna
4.1

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.0
(17)
Fees: 12.34 Lakh
6
The Week ' 20
8
Outlook ' 19
6
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar
3.9

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.5
(30)
Fees: 12.34 Lakh
4
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
7
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad
4.0

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.7
(27)
Fees: 12.34 Lakh
5
The Week ' 20
7
Outlook ' 19
8
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata
4.4

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.0
(24)
Fees: 11.74 Lakh
7
The Week ' 20
6
Outlook ' 19
9
India Today ' 21
Pearl Academy, Rajouri Garden
4.0

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.5
(22)
Fees: 21.80 Lakh
8
The Week ' 20
3
Outlook ' 19
10
India Today ' 21
Symbiosis Institute of Design, Symbiosis International, Pune
4.2

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

3.9
(17)
Fees: 16.20 Lakh
Salary : 8.70 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)
Fees: 12.34 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
12
India Today ' 21
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Shillong
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.8
(4)
Fees: 11.74 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: 6.12 Lakh
11
The Week ' 20
14
Outlook ' 19
14
India Today ' 21
Pearl Academy, Jaipur
4.0

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.4
(8)
Fees: 12.08 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

3.8

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.0
(12)
Fees: 8.32 Lakh
Salary : 4.00 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: 11.74 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)
Fees: 7.50 Lakh
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
Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha's School of Fashion Technology
Salary : 3.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
21
India Today ' 21
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
4.3

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.0
(649)
Fees: 1.00 Lakh
13
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
22
India Today ' 21
T. John Group of Institutions
3.4

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

3.4

Value for Money

3.4
(18)
Fees: 2.70 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
17
Outlook ' 19
23
India Today ' 21
Vogue Institute of Art and Design
3.4

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

3.0
(9)
Fees: 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
22
Outlook ' 19
24
India Today ' 21
Pearl Academy, Mumbai
4.5

Placements

4.6

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.1
(19)
Fees: 20.32 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
25
Outlook ' 19
25
India Today ' 21
IMS Design and Innovation Academy
4.0

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.0

Value for Money

4.0
(1)
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: 2.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
27
India Today ' 21
PSG College of Arts and Science - PSGCAS
4.3

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.4
(127)
Fees: 96,850
Salary : 2.76 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
28
India Today ' 21
Amity University, Lucknow
4.0

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.6
(319)
Fees: 5.76 Lakh
16
The Week ' 20
19
Outlook ' 19
29
India Today ' 21
Axis Colleges
3.8

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.7
(72)
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: 3.12 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
9
Outlook ' 19
31
India Today ' 21
Garden City University
4.0

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.7
(69)
Fees: 3.05 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
32
India Today ' 21
Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies
4.3

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.2
(47)
Salary : 2.40 Lakh
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)
Salary : 1.44 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
35
India Today ' 21
Dr. N.G.P. Arts and Science College
4.2

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.2
(23)
Salary : 2.17 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
36
India Today ' 21
BBK DAV College for Women
3.6

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.7
(21)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
37
India Today ' 21
Sri Krishna Arts and Science College
4.4

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.2
(98)
Salary : 4.20 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
(236)
Salary : 2.66 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
18
Outlook ' 19
39
India Today ' 21
J.D Birla Institute (JDBI)
3.8

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.6
(133)
Fees: 4.13 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
23
Outlook ' 19
40
India Today ' 21
Rathinam College of Arts and Science
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.1
(15)
Fees: 1.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
41
India Today ' 21
Hindusthan College of Arts and Science [HICAS]
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(42)
Fees: 2.10 Lakh
Salary : 3.46 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
42
India Today ' 21
The Oxford College of Science
3.9

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

4.0
(45)
18
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19

FAQs

Q. How many Top Fashion Designing colleges are there in India?

A. There are almost 45 top ranked fashion design colleges in India which provide full-time fashion design courses in India. Among these, 71% are Private and 29% are Public.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for Top Fashion Design colleges in India?

A. Fashion Design courses can be pursued at UG and PG levels. The eligibility criteria differ as per the course and branch selected by the candidate. However, given below is 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.

Q. Which top college has the highest placement in fashion design in India?

A. The top fashion design college has the highest placement in India are Symbiosis Institute of Design (INR 8.70 LPA), Amity School of Fashion Technology (INR 4 LPA), PSGCAS (INR 2.76 LPA), HICAS (INR 3.46 LPA), Sardar Patel Mahavidayala Chandrapur (INR 3.15 LPA), IIS (INR 2.80 LPA).

Q. Which are the top recruiters for top fashion design colleges in India?

A. The top recruiters for top fashion design colleges in India are Lifestyle Apparel Shirts, Blackberrys, Caveman Wood Products Pvt Ltd and Decathlon, Aditya Birla Group, Label Ritu Kumar, Bestseller, Only, Gap, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, etc.

Q. Which city has the maximum number of top fashion design colleges in India?

A. There are almost 45 top ranked fashion design colleges in India. Out of which, Bangalore, Delhi/NCR and Mumbai (All) has the maximum number of top fashion design colleges in India.

Q. Which are the most popular exams accepted by top fashion design colleges in India?

A. 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. Rest colleges accepts AIFD WAT, CAT, GAT, NIIFT Entrance Exam, SEED, SOFT CET, etc.

Q. 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

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