NIFT, the college of design, technology and management provides professional education in the field of fashion designing and garment industry. It has emerged as a premier training Institute in India to train professionals to meet the Human Resource Development requirements of the apparel industry. The collaboration of NIFT with National Institute of Design -
Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Leather Products - Madras, Central Leather Research Institute - Madras, Jute Manufacturers Development Corporation - Calcutta, Clothing Manufacturers Association of India - Mumbai and Tirupur Exporters Association - Tirupur are mutually beneficial to each other. National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The Institute is a pioneer in envisioning and evolving fashion business education in the country through a network of seven professionally managed centres at Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. NIFT offers various full time diploma, bachelors and masters programs. Entry to these programes are made through the entrance test conducted by the institute usually in the month of February/ March.