If you have a keen sense of fashion and want to make the world a trendy place to live in, you can take this responsibility over your shoulder by becoming a fashion designer. Fashion designing is a great career choice, especially if you are seeking to study in a metropolitan city like New Delhi. There are several institutes that offer fashion designing courses in Delhi. Some of these institutes are highly popular for their teaching methodologies and see students taking admission from across the country. Let us take a look at some of the famous fashion design institutes of Delhi NCR.

1. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

Founded in 1986, NIFT Delhi is one of the most prestigious fashion design colleges in Delhi/NCR. There are a total of 12 professionally managed branches of NIFT in India along with an overseas branch in Mauritius. The institute provides fashion education, practical training and research opportunities to the students. The fashion designing programs at NIFT include B.Des. in Fashion Design, B.Des. in Accessory Design, B.Des. in Leather Design, B.Des. in Textile Design, B.Des. in Knitwear Design, B.Des. in Fashion Communication and B.FTech. in Apparel Production.

2. Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI)

Commonly known as FDDI, this is a premier Indian design institute that was set up for the purpose of footwear designing and its education. It was established by the Ministry of Commerce with an aim to provide professional knowledge and training related to this field. The institute has set up an International Footwear Museum within the campus. This museum is open for the general public. FDDI teaches a wide range of courses from the field of footwear design, retail management, technology management, leather goods, fashion merchandising and accessory designing.

3. Apeejay Institute of Design

Popularly called AID, this is an institute of excellence for the field of design and its education. Founded in 1992, it teaches a variety of programs ranging from professional designing courses to post-graduate diploma programs in several specializations. Apart from the regular teaching faculty, the college also invites guest faculty like fashion designers, fashion illustrators, landscape designers, furniture designers and jewelry designers.

4. LISAA School of Design

LISAA School of Design is a French school that has set up its campus in the Indian capital. It is accredited by UGC in India and France’s Ministry of Culture and Communication and is affiliated to KSOU. Established in 2011, the institute deals in Fashion, Architecture, Design and Graphics providing global opportunities and international exposure to the students. The design school offers three-year diploma programmes in fashion and textile design, interiors, environmental and product design, and graphic designing.

5. Satyam Fashion Institute

Affiliated to Mumbai-based SNDT Women’s University, Satyam Fashion institute is a well-known design institute offering various fashion design programs in Delhi. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled and the amenities offered include hostel facilities and high-end facilities for e-learning. The college offers admission to only girls and claims to provide 100% placement assistance for all.

6. Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF)

Founded in the year 1993, Pearl Academy has emerged as a highly revered institute for seeking education in fashion designing. It caters to the requirements of the fashion industry, design industry, retail industry and other businesses. In 2008, Mint ranked this sought-after institute in the best five fashion institutes of India. Lately, Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF) has been collaborating a number of national and international institutes, including Domus Academy (DA), Italy’s NABA, Manchester-based Textile Institute, UK’s Nottingham Trent University (NTU).

7. WLC College India

The WLC College is considered amongst the biggest professional training institutes of India. It has been imparting education for more than 16 years and has built a strong reputation for itself. The flagship WLCI campus of Delhi is situated in Sainik Farms in South Delhi and is spread across an area of 80,000 square feet. The campus is fully-equipped with internet, a well-stocked library, an auditorium, a design studio, a fashion lecture room and projection facilities. Every design course at WLC has been designed in partnership with the industry and gets modified twice a year.

Other popular fashion design colleges of Delhi are International Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT), JD Institute of Fashion Technology and IMS-Design & Innovation Academy.

Author bio: Devika Arora is an avid writer who compiles relevant facts and analyzes the current state of affairs pertaining to the domain of educational courses and careers. The above article discusses about Fashion Designing programs in Delhi and the colleges offering them.