NIFT is India’s premier institute of fashion education set up by the Act of the Indian Parliament in the year 2006. NIFT, which stands for National Institute of Fashion Technology, comes under the Ministry of Textiles of the Government of India. The institute was set up in 1986 to provide quality teaching to students interested in pursuing fashion studies and provide the country with a workforce dedicated to the textile and apparel industry. The national capital of New Delhi serves as the head office of NIFT.
The fashion institute also has 17 campuses spread across the country, serving many governmental and non-governmental agencies through its fashion prowess. With over 35 years of service to the country, NIFT has produced many students and well-known alumni through its state-of-the-art infrastructure, providing theoretical and practical learning.
The learning imparted by NIFT is recognised worldwide. The lab facilities provided by NIFT are Photography, computer, pattern making & draping, Technology, Dyeing & printing, and weaving labs, among many others. The institute’s campuses are well equipped with a hostel and residency, Canteen and Café, health care facilities, incubation cells, auditoriums, theatres, a gym, and sports and recreational centres.
In 2022, the new digital pattern of the camouflage uniform that the Indian Army adopted was designed by NIFT.