About Fashion Designing:

Fashion Designing is a very attractive field which requires candidates to have the creative aptitude and unique imaginative ability to attain success. Fashion designing courses are offered to students who are 12th passed. There are numerous institutes in India that take in students for the graduate course in fashion designing. After the completion of these courses, it is possible for students to get lucrative jobs with top-notch fashion designing firms as well as other with leading fashion magazines.

Entrance Examination

Students who desire to become a fashion designer are required to appear and pass in an entrance exam as well as a situation test. The NIFT entrance exam is one of the most popular exams carried out by the National Institute of Fashion Technology as for the admission to various courses related to fashion. Upon clearing the written test, the candidates will be needed to undergo Group Discussion. Subsequent to this, the students will be needed to be present at a personal interview with the board.


  • Candidates who have a pass in class 12 from a recognized board are entitled to apply for this exam.
  • Candidates who have a pass in the general certificate education exam at the advanced level or in any other board/university in our country or foreign countries that are accepted by the Association of Indian universities are suitable to write this exam.
  • Candidates who have a passing grade in the class X exam that is carried out by any National Open School are eligible to appear for this exam.
  • Candidates who have a three or four years diploma that is accredited by the State Board of Technical Education or the AICTE can appear for this exam.


Course Name Duration No. Of Colleges Offering
B. SC. – Fashion Designing 3 Years 56 Colleges
B.Des in Fashion Design 4 Years 36 Colleges
B.A. – Fashion Designing 3 Years 10 Colleges
BFA – Fashion Design  4 Years 4 Colleges
B.A. (Hons.) Fashion Design 3 Years 4 Colleges
Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design  4 Years 3 Colleges
BBA – Fashion Design  3 Years 3 Colleges
B.Sc + M.Sc (Design) in Fashion Design 5 Years 1 College
B.Sc Hons. In Fashion Designing 4 Years 1 College
Bachelor of Fashion Design  3 Years 8 Colleges
Diploma + B.Design in Fashion (Dual Program)  6 Years  1 College

Jobs and Career Opportunities

There are several opportunities in Fashion Designing, Firstly, export houses jobs who are dealing with Textiles, garments and handloom exports. Secondly, Retail business in Men/Women/kids garments which include sportswear, casual wear, and formal wear. Thirdly, Part and parcel of Haute Couture. Also, you can be a part of Government and semi-government- handloom/textiles manufactures. Get an opportunity of being Fashion Publisher or organizer of fashion shows. You can also teach designing as a tutor and so many more.

Earning Scale: beginners or fresher can easily earn Rs 20,000 to Rs 50,000 per month or more than this, depends on the capability of a person. This will surely rise 4-5 times with experience and the placement.

Application Process

NIFT Admission 2019 dates have been announced by the National Institute of Fashion Technology for the Bachelor and Master Courses including Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) – 4 years, Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) – 4 Years, Master of Design (M.Des.) – 2 years, Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) – 2 years, Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.) – 2 years courses. The detailed NIFT Admission Program is given below as:

Fashion Design Course Admission Form Dates (NIFT)
Online Application 20th October  to 29th December
Last Date for submission 29th December,
Last date for online registration with a late fee of Rs.5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fee) through Credit/Debit Card only. In case of Demand Draft, the print out of application along with Demand Draft should reach the given address before 02nd January 2019 02nd January 2019
Window to edit/update the Application Form From 30th December,  Saturday (12:00 hrs) till 2nd January 2019 Tuesday (16:00 hrs)
Admit Card (Online only) 09th January 2019 (1300 Hrs)
Written Entrance Examination for all UG & PG Programmes 21st January 2019
The result of the Written Entrance Examination February/March 2019
Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ Interview April – May 2019
Declaration of Final Result (Online) End of May/ June 2019
Counseling End of May/June 2019 onwards
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