Founded in 1995, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata is a leader in the Eastern Part of India for providing education in the field of Design, Technology and Management. NIFT Kolkata is one of the five oldest Centres among the NIFT fraternity. With a symbiotic balance amongst the state government and the garment industries, NIFT Kolkata stands as a pioneer of fashion training and research.
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata was initially housed at Manjusha Bhavan, ICMARD Building and later moved to the premises of College of Leather Technology on temporary basis. With a strong team empowering the Centre, two Courses, namely Three Year Under Graduate Diploma Programme in Fashion Design and Two Years Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Garment Manufacturing Technology were started at the time of inception. Subsequently, another Two Years Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Leather Apparel Design & Technology (LADT) was commenced.