Q. I am studying in B.A. II year. I want know about Fashion Designing. Whats are the needs, name of institutes and scope?

Answer: Every institute has an undergraduate and post graduate program. You ned to have passed the 12th / graduation from any field to be eligible for the courses.

Some reputed Institutes offering courses in Fashion Design

National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT campus, Near Gulmohar Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016. Website: www.niftindia.com

National Institute Of Fashion Design
NIFD House, SCO.-32-35, Madhya Marg, Sector-8-C, Chandigarh, U.T., India 160 018
Website: www.nifd.net
NIFD Network in Uttar Pradesh -
Kanpur, Noida, Lucknow, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Saharanpur, Allahabad.

Pearl Academy of Fashion
C-56/2 Okhla Industrial Area, Phase II, New Delhi-110020
Website: www.pearlacademy.com

JD Institute of Fashion Technology
Dehradun Centre: JD, 27, Chakarta Road, Capri Trade Centre, Dehradun - 248001.
Website: www.jdinstitute.com

* Above list are indicative only

The scope for Fashion Designers
Going by the increasing amount of fashion awareness among people in India, Fashion designing aspirants have a very bright future. The government is also encouraging expansion in garment export. Even the international fashion bigwigs are taking cues from the Indian fashion gurus. India is slowly but steadily being recognised as a trendsetter. Indian models are achieving accolades in international competitions and Indian clothes are being considered as fashion statements in the West.

The market for designer dresses is expanding very fast creating career opportunities for young minds with artistic inclinations.

Good luck and happy designing!!