Set up in 1986, NIFT is the pioneering institute of fashion education in the country and has been in the vanguard of providing professional human resource to the textile and apparel industry. It was made a statutory institute in 2006 by an Act of the Indian Parliament with the President of India as ‘Visitor’ and has full fledged campuses all across the country. Over the years NIFT has also been working as a knowledge service provider to the Union and State governments in the area of design development and positioning of handlooms and handicrafts.
NIFT was set up at Delhi in 1986 and had only one programme of Fashion Design in its first year. The campus initially started functioning from a temporary two room set up in its formative years and shifted to a full-fledged campus in 1994. The building designed by Dr. B.V. Doshi is based on the concept of a central step-well to conserve rainwater, a traditional Indian Baoli and is listed as one of the modern Iconic architecture of Delhi. NIFT at that time had only four programmes, two at master level (Garment Manufacturing Technology & Apparel Marketing and Management) and two at bachelor level (Fashion Design and Accessory Design). Delhi is the largest campus that offers all programmes of NIFT i.e. seven bachelor and three master programmes and has the largest student strength.
National Institute of Fashion Technology is situated in New Delhi in Delhi state of India. Established in 1986, it is accredited from AICTE Hostel facility is available for its students. Additional campus facilities such as Math Lab, A/C, Auditorium, ATM, Canteen, Computer Lab, CSC, Convo. Hall, Counselling, Fest are also there.