National Institute of Fashion Technology [NIFT], Chennai

National Institute of Fashion Technology - [NIFT]

NIFT Campus, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu   |   ESTD : 1986   |   Approved By: AICTE   |   Type: Public
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About College

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Chennai established in the year 1986.It is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion brand. The institute located in Chennai where it offers four-year bachelor and two-year master programmes in the field of Design, Management and Technology. NIFT has set academic standards and excelled in thought leadership by providing a pool of creative genius and technically competent professionals

  • The college has an environment of education through innovation, creativity and excellence
  • NIFT, Chennai has been ranked 5 according to India Today Survey 
  • It was set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
  • NIFT has been granted statutory status under the act of Parliament of India in 2006, empowering the Institute to award degrees and other academic distinctions
  • The institute has an aim of objective of assisting the apparel/fashion industry in meeting the industrial competitiveness on a global plane. Over the years NIFT has created a learning environment that encourages innovation, creativity and excellence
  • The Resource Centre of NIFT Chennai committed to provide the quality service upto the expectation of the users by implementing and maintaining excellence in the library services
  • The Premises of the NIFT Chennai on Rajiv Gandhi Salai on OMR – IT Express Way is a multi-faceted building which won a National Award

Projects – NIFT has initiated with  following projects:

  • KVIC Project
  • DTP - TEAP Project
  • IPR Project
  • Kerala Project DDHPY
  • Designing of Uniforms for employees of corporation of Chennai
  • SGSY Special Project- Medicom - Training on Fashio Apparel Manufacturing

Placement –  Various students are placed from NIFT, Chennai in the reputed organization like Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd, India Connection, Go Go International Bangalore,Celebrity Fashion Ltd etc


No. of Students Placed

Accessory Design


Apparel Production


Fashion Design


Knitwear Design


Master of Fashion Management


Textile Design


Resource Centre - NIFT  facilitate resource centre contain vital fashion information of the Institute and the Apparel Industry of the region. NIFT Resource center act as catalyst, both for the academicians and the practicing fashion professionals in the industry .

  • The resource centre has  125 domestic and international  journals/magazines.
  • It also subscribes to various online journals/ data base related to design , technology and management

Library- Library of the college is well equipped with books, journals, A-V materials, CD-ROMS etc. It subscribes to :

  • Books on subjects like arts & Crafts, Fashion, Garment Manufacturing, Leather, Footwear, Leather Goods, Jewellery, Management, Merchandising etc 
  • Indian/Foreign Journals in the areas of Fashion, Garments, Textiles, Footwear, Leather Goods, Fashion Accessories etc

Resource centre offers various services:

  • Circulation of Books
  •  Audio-Visual Materials and CD-ROMS
  • Book reservation
  • Document Clippings
  • Forecast Service
  • Photocopying Services
  • Sale of color chips
  • Scanning of Documents
  • Document Delivery Service



 The Institute facilitates indoor and outdoor   activities for its students. It has inner   courtyard and outer courtyard attached   with table tennis, basketball court,   badminton court and a gymnasium


 The institute also provides a regular   transport facility to convey students to do   their industry visits

 Computer Center

 Computers with Broad Band Wi-fi   internet facility are available


 Auditorium has a seating capacity of about   800 in which college fest, graduation shows   and the Convocations are celebrated.


 NIFT , Chennai has following well-equipped   labs :

  • Weaving Lab, Dyeing and Printing Lab
  • Knitting Lab
  • Leather Design Lab
  • Accessory Design Lab
  • Garment Technology Lab


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