NIFT National Institute of Fashion and Technology (New Delhi, India)
Programs: Design (Fashion, Leather, Textile, Accessory, Knitwear), Management, and Technology (Apparel Production)
For Indians: Rs 67,800 (or $1,070 at the current exchange rate)
For Non-Resident Indians and International Students: Rs. 515,000 (or $8,130 at the current exchange rate)
Misc: You can’t apply for undergraduate programs if you’re over 23 years old.
Famous Grads: Prabal Gurung, Manish Arora, Rohit Bal, J.J. Valaya and Sabyasachi Mukherjee
What the Students Say:
“The course is extremely intense and they're strict about the attendance, however all this leads us to manage stress better and it prepares us well for professional practices.”
"The institute has got a very diverse cultural environment. A stint there is life transforming. Using the resources and the guidance provided, you can grow leaps and bounds."
"Don't go to NIFT, just go abroad and study."
The Bottom Line: The biggest design school in India, it has cooperative agreements with international schools including RNIT, University of the Arts London, and Ryerson.
More Info: www.nift.ac.in
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