NIFT Rae Bareli was established in the year 2007. The Centre started functioning from a temporary campus in a building/land measuring 11.46 Acres taken on lease from M/s Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) Ltd. The Institute currently has a sprawling campus resplendent with lush greenery and non polluting ambiance. The main academic and administrative blocks are situated in multi-storied buildings having adequate classrooms, studios, laboratories, and a resource centre which includes library.
The Centre is strategically located 3 kms from Rae Bareli Jn. and 82 kms from Lucknow amidst a rich cultural heritage of Awadh. The Institute can be reached by road following the Lucknow – Allahabad National Highway 24B.