Founded in 1961, National Institute of Design (NID) is the highest ranked institute for Fashion Technology. It has been recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India.

It offers Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (4 years) and Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) (2 to 2.5 years). The Post-Graduate Diploma Programme is offered in a number of disciplines: Product Design, Furniture & Interior Design, Ceramic & Glass Design, Toy Design & Development, Apparel Design & Merchandising, Lifestyle Accessory Design, Textile Design, Animation Film Design, Film & Video Communication, Graphic Design, New Media, Software & User Interface Design, Information & Digital Design.

Top 15 Fashion Technology Institutes
as per Outlook survey for 2008:

1. NID, Ahmedabad

2. NIFT, Delhi

3. NIFT, Mumbai

4. NIFT, Hyderabad

5. NIFT, kolkata

6. NIFT, Chennai

7. NIFT, Bangalore

8. NIFT, Gandhinagar

9. Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi

10. Rachana Sansad College, Mumbai

11. Mod' Art College, Mumbai

12. SNDT University, Mumbai

13. School of Fashion Tech., Pune

14. NIFT, Mohali

15. JD Institute of Fashion Tech., Delhi

Source: Outlook survey

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