Updated on Jan 16, 2023 18:50 IST

Top 30 Design Colleges in India 2023: Ranking, Fees, Admission

There are above 1,000 fashion design colleges in India. Out of these, there are only 30 colleges that are top-ranked in India in which 54% are Public and the rest 46% are Private.

Top 30 Design colleges in India Highlights

Particulars

Parameters

No. of Colleges

30 (Approx.)

Fee

Annual Fee < INR 1 lakh: 10%

Annual Fee > INR 5 lakh: 80%

Top Specialisations

Fashion Design, Apparel Design, Automotive Design, Graphic Design, etc.

Admission Process

Entrance Based: UCEED, CEED, : NIFT 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 30 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 30 Design Colleges in India

There are almost 28 top design colleges in India. There are top 15 Public and 13 Private colleges in India.

List of Top Private Design Colleges in India

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

Private Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

CEPT University

INR 16.80 lakh

Srishti Manipal Institute of Arts

INR 22.09 lakh

MIT ADTU

INR 12.80 lakh

Pearl Academy, Rajouri Garden

INR 8.04 lakh

JD Institute of Fashion Technology

INR 7.50 lakh

List of Top Public Design Colleges in India

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

Public Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

IIT Delhi

INR 4 lakh

NID

INR 14.68 lakh

IIT Guwahati

INR 8 lakh

NIFT, Delhi

INR 6.16 lakh

IIT Kanpur

INR 20,000

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed view:

Location-wise Top 30 Design Colleges in India

There are almost 28 top design colleges in India. Out of which, Bangalore and Delhi/NCR has the maximum top design colleges in India.

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed view:

ROI of Top 30 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

IIT Guwahati

INR 8 lakh

INR 18 LPA

IIT Hyderabad

INR 8 lakh

INR 16.25 lakh

IIT Delhi

INR 4 lakh

INR 15.50 LPA

IIT Kanpur

INR 20,000

INR 14.50 LPA

IIITDM Jabalpur

INR 5.25 lakh

INR 9.43 LPA

Top Recruiters for 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

IIT Kanpur

4.6

Microsoft, Dr.Reddy's, Schlumberger, Reckitt Benckiser, Futures First, JSW, Axis Bank, Wipro, EXL services, etc.

IIT Delhi

4.5

RBS, KPMG, Bristlecone, Vedanta, Infosys, HCL, Mazars, Cognizant, ICICI Bank, Kelton Tech, TCS, etc.

IIT Hyderabad

4.4

Microsoft, Qualcomm, Oracle, Goldman Sachs, ISRO, HPCL, BPCL, Samsung, Honeywell, and many more.

IIT Guwahati

4.3

Google, Microsoft, Uber, Tower Research, D. E. Shaw, Nutanix, Amazon, Flipkart, Samsung, JP Morgan, etc.

IIITDM Jabalpur

3.8

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Zeta Suit, Myntra, Samsung, Cisco, AmEx, Cognizant, Oracle etc.

Note: Above Statistics are based on latest data.

How Affordable Studying Design in India?

Based on pie chart below, it is estimated that studying design in India is expensive. Nearly, 80% of colleges have their annual fee ranging > INR 5 lakh and some of them are:

Approx. 10% of colleges have their annual fee ranging INR 3-5 lakh and some of them are:

Approx. 10% of colleges have their annual fee ranging < INR 1 lakh and some of them are:

Specialisations offered by Top 30 Design Colleges in India

There are several specialisations offered by top fashion design colleges in India are Fashion Design, Apparel Design, Automotive Design, Graphic Design, Information Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Visual Communication, Web Design.

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed view:

Which are the most popular exams accepted by Top 30 Design Colleges in India?

The most popular exams accepted by top 30 design colleges in India are UCEED, CEED, NIFT Entrance Exam, SAT India, IIAD Entrance Exam, MITID DAT, NATA, NID Entrance Exam, Pearl Academy Entrance Exam, etc.

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed view:

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

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Industrial Design Centre - IIT Bombay
3.2

Placements

5.0

Infrastructure

3.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.0

Value for Money

1.0
(1)
Fees: 1.00 Lakh
2
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IIT Delhi - Indian Institute of Technology
4.5

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.7
(418)
Fees: 4.00 Lakh
Salary : 15.50 Lakh
3
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National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
3.8

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

4.0
(4)
Fees: 14.68 Lakh
4
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IIT Guwahati - Indian Institute of Technology
4.5

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.7
(244)
Fees: 8.00 Lakh
Salary : 18.00 Lakh
5
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National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
4.4

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.3
(57)
Fees: 5.86 Lakh
6
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IIT Kanpur - Indian Institute of Technology
4.7

Placements

4.6

Infrastructure

4.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.8
(242)
Fees: 20,000
Salary : 14.50 Lakh
7
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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: 5.86 Lakh
8
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IIT Hyderabad - Indian Institute of Technology
4.5

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.5
(74)
Fees: 8.00 Lakh
Salary : 16.25 Lakh
10
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IIITDM Jabalpur - Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing
4.2

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.4
(181)
Fees: 5.22 Lakh
Salary : 9.43 Lakh
12
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National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar
5.0

Placements

5.0

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

5.0

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

5.0
(1)
Fees: 9.97 Lakh
13
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Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design And Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
3.6

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.3
(5)
Fees: 22.09 Lakh
14
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MIT Institute of Design, MIT-ADT University
4.0

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

3.5
(12)
Fees: 12.80 Lakh
Salary : 4.54 Lakh
15
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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: 8.52 Lakh
16
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MSU - The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.4
(550)
Fees: 5.56 Lakh
Salary : 3.10 Lakh
17
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Banaras Hindu University
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.6
(1132)
Fees: 25,000
18
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DTU - Delhi Technological University
4.3

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(1796)
Fees: 6.06 Lakh
Salary : 11.00 Lakh
19
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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
20
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Unitedworld Institute of Design, Karnavati University
3.5

Placements

2.7

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

3.2
(15)
Fees: 22.00 Lakh
21
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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: 4.72 Lakh
22
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National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata
4.4

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(25)
Fees: 5.58 Lakh
23
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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
24
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INIFD, Indore
4.3

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.1
(8)
Fees: 3.42 Lakh
25
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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
26
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SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
4.0

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.7
(1742)
27
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Faculty of Art and Design, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
3.1

Placements

2.7

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.3

Crowd & Campus Life

2.3

Value for Money

3.3
(3)
Fees: 8.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
28
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VIT Vellore
4.2

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.0
(1695)
Fees: 6.92 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
29
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Indian Institute of Art and Design
4.7

Placements

4.6

Infrastructure

4.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.9

Value for Money

4.5
(12)
Fees: 20.26 Lakh
30
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Amity School of Fashion Technology, Amity University, Noida
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.9
(13)
Fees: 8.72 Lakh
Salary : 4.00 Lakh

Other popular Design colleges in India

28 Courses
41.3 K - 11.74 L
3.1

Top 20 in India

15 Courses
70.8 K - 12.34 L
3.6

Top 10 in Gujarat

16 Courses
35.4 K - 12.34 L
3.5
10 K - 10.03 L
30 K - 2 L
11 Courses
25 K - 12.34 L
3.6
70.8 K - 11.74 L
3.8
30 K - 10 L
3 L - 9.6 L
11 Courses
5.58 L - 11.74 L
3.5
96.85 K - 1.26 L
2.59 - 2.76 LPA

Top 10 in Tamil Nadu

8 L - 14 L
3.44 L - 7.8 L
1.57 L - 17.88 L
3.5

#10 India Today

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11.81 L - 25.12 L
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3.8
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10 L
3 L - 15 L
2.6 L - 8.4 L
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3 Courses
6.12 L
4.0

#11 The Week

9 Courses
5 L
3.8 LPA

#15 India Today

7.56 L - 16.8 L
2.43 L - 10.88 L
3.6

#16 The Week

25 K - 12.34 L
4.11 - 6.1 LPA
4.0
4.0

#15 The Week

1.2 L - 6.1 L
15 L

#18 India Today

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84 K - 5.6 L
4.15 - 6.8 LPA

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2.05 L - 3.05 L
3.0
5.52 L
29.6 L
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FAQs

Q. How many top design colleges are there in India?

A. There are above 1,000 fashion design colleges in India. Out of these, there are only 30 colleges that are top-ranked in India in which 54% are Public and the rest 46% are Private.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for top design colleges in India?

A. The eligibility criteria for top design colleges in India are as follows: 
  • 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 are the best government top 30 design colleges in India?

A. The best government top 30 design colleges in India are IIT Delhi, NID Ahmedabad, IIT Kanpur, NIFT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, NIFT Bangalore, IIT Hyderabad, IITDM, NID Bengaluru, NID Gandhinagar.

Q. Which are the different specialisations offered by top deign colleges in India?

A. There are several specialisations offered by top fashion design colleges in India are Fashion Design, Apparel Design, Automotive Design, Graphic Design, Information Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Visual Communication, Web Design.

Q. Which is the best top design colleges in India based on placements?

A. The best top design colleges in India based on placements with their annual package are IIT Guwahati (INR 15.50 LPA), NID Ahmedabad (INR 14.86 LPA), IIT Guwahati (INR 18 LPA), NID Delhi (INR 16.6 LPA), IIT Kanpur (INR 14.50 LPA), IIT Hyderabad (INR 16.25 LPA).

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

Q. Which are the various exams accepted by top 30 design colleges in India?

A. The most popular exams accepted by top 30 design colleges in India are UCEED, CEED, NIFT Entrance Exam, SAT India, IIAD Entrance Exam, MITID DAT, NATA, NID Entrance Exam, Pearl Academy Entrance Exam, etc.
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