Q. Fashion Design institutes in India?

Answer: It is not a question of going to big cities for doing fashion design. It is a question of choosing the right institute, which could train you as a good fashion designer so that you are successful in your career. And if you have the right potentials, doing a course from a reasonably good institute will be sufficient for you. At the same time, it is true that big cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bangalore offer you the maximum number of job opportunity. If you want to work independently, then you can be based on any city depending on the potential market for your work in the city.

Following are a few of the good institutes in India:

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), NIFT Campus, P.O. Jubilee Hills, Opp. Hi-tech city, Madhapur, Hyderabad – 500 003; National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT Campus, Near Gulmohar Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016; other NIFTs are at Calcutta, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Bangalore, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, and Chandigarh

National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad (for courses in Apparel Design)

Pearl Academy of Fashion, C-56/2, Okhla Industrial Area Phase II, New Delhi 110 020

J D Institute of Fashion Technology, Sheriff House, 85, Richmond Road, Bangalore 560 02

All these institutes have courses for graduates as well as for students who have passed 1-+2. For example, at NIFT, minimum qualification for courses in Fashion Design and Accessories Design are 10+2 with 50% marks. Minimum qualification for Textile Design, Leather Accessories design, and Knitware design courses are graduate with 50% marks. As a B. Com graduate you can apply both type of courses if you have obtained the required marks.

* Above list are indicative only