Milton Glaser, a famous American designer, said “There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” This inspiring quote is a perfect piece of motivation for aspiring designers who want to create a mark in the industry with their exceptional work. The first step towards this journey is to pursue design studies from a good college. Careers360 lists here top design colleges in east India that include reputed institutes from West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.
Read below to know top design colleges in east India so that you can make more informed decision when it comes to taking admission, and chase your dream of becoming a successful creator one day.
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata was established in 1995. The Institute’s permanent campus is spread over an area of five acres. It offers four-year undergraduate and two-year postgraduate programme in the field of design. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the popular Indian fashion designer, completed his graduation from NIFT Kolkata in 1999.
The Institute is known for providing great learning environment along with a state-of-the-art infrastructure. Hi-tech labs, resource centre, National Knowledge Network (NKN), etc. enable the students to have wholesome experience.
Fashion Design (FD)
Bachelor of Fashion Technology BFT (Apparel Production)
Accessory Design (AD)
Textile Design (TD)
Fashion Communication (FC)
Master of Fashion Management (MFM)
Master of Fashion Technology (MFT)
Founded in 2008, the Patna campus of NIFT started functioning from a transit campus at Udyog Bhavan, Gandhi Maidan (east). Now the Institute has all the modern facilities required for all-around skill development of students. Its accessory design lab, photography studio, Mac lab, garment construction lab, pattern-making lab, textile design studio, etc. are well-maintained. Moreover, the Resource Centre (RC) of NIFT Patna has a rich collection of journals, periodicals, e-books, and a lot more.
The Bhubaneswar campus of NIFT started operating from a temporary campus located on the outskirts of the city. The Institute was shifted to its permanent campus on March 31, 2012, formally inaugurated by the former Minister of Textiles, Shri Anand Sharma and the Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik along with other dignitaries. The campus is spread across ten acres of land. Its resource centre covering 1500 square feet area has a total of 3,218 books, eight online databases, 50 periodicals along with subscription of Magzter for 4,000 online magazines, 215 swatches, 35 numbers of costume, and 80 numbers of fabrics sample.
Moreover, NIFT Bhubaneswar reserves 20% seats for domicile of Odisha.
Lifestyle Accessory Design (AD)
J.D. Birla Institute, Kolkata
J.D. Birla Institute is a private unaided girls college affiliated to Jadavpur University, Kolkata since 1963. In 2010, the University has been re-accredited with an ‘A’ grade (CGPA-3'11) by NAAC. Gold medals are awarded by the University to toppers in all B.Sc. (Hons.) courses. The Research Committee of the Institute makes great efforts to boost in-depth research.
B.Sc (Hons) in Interior Designing
B.Sc (Hons) in Textile Science, Clothing & Fashion Studies
M.Sc in Textiles & Clothing
KIIT School of Fashion Technology, Bhubaneswar
KIIT School of Fashion Technology (KSFT) under KIIT University was established for bringing out professionals in the fields of fashion and textile design to cater to the needs of this dynamic industry. The Institute offers design programmes as per the UGC guidelines. It enhances the creativity, knowledge and skills of students so that they can get prepared in a better way to enter the fashion industry.
Bachelor of Design (Fashion)
Bachelor of Design (Textile)
PhD (Fashion Technology)
WLCI School of Fashion, Kolkata
The Kolkata campus of WLCI is counted among premier design schools in India. It is easily accessible; located amid the commercial hub of the city. The campus has all the required modern facilities including dedicated classrooms, library, auditorium, IT labs, etc. Whether it is undergraduates, postgraduates or working professionals, the Institute offers them extensive exposure to the commercial environment. Aspirants can enroll for pursuing foundation, higher, advanced and professional level programmes at WLCI School of Fashion, Kolkata.
Foundation Diploma in Fashion Technology
Higher Diploma in Fashion Technology
Advanced Diploma in Fashion Technology
Professional Diploma in Fashion Technology
Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design)
BTEC – HND in Fashion & Textile
Master of Design (Fashion Design)
The University offers Postgraduate Design Programme (for women only) at Patna Women’s College. It is NAAC accredited at ‘A’ grade with CGPA 3.58 out of 4. The course is of one-year duration. The total seat intake is 40.
PG Diploma in Fashion Designing
Amity University, Kolkata
World class infrastructure and high-tech green campus of Amity Kolkata is unmatched in the region. The Institute has amphitheater-style classrooms, hi-tech labs, advanced sports facilities, and a lot more for its design students. The strong placement cell along with a large team of the Amity corporate resource centre are engaged in interaction with corporate bodies, and also aid the students in planning their career.
B. Des. (Fashion Design)
Bachelor of Architecture
National Institute of Fashion Designing, Bhubaneswar
Established in 2002, NIFD is affiliated to Utkal University of Culture and recognised by Government of Orissa. The Institute is engaged in promoting fashion education to meet the need of the industry for trained design professionals. Apart from the expert faculty, it also has scientifically designed laboratories, audio-visual chambers, etc. for all-round development of students. NIFD also arranges field trips, ramp shows, exhibitions and industry interaction as well. It offers degree courses in all three major disciplines- Fashion Design, Interior Design and Textile Design.
International Institute of Fashion Technology, Ranchi
IIFT Ranchi was established in the year 2002 with the aim of imparting knowledge in the fields of fashion, interiors, and other design related courses. Counted among the biggest fashion institutes of Asia, the Institute upgrades its curriculum on a regular basis as per the current scenario. All the students are given equal placement opportunities so that they get placed in leading export houses and production units. IIFT also organises various fashion events regularly in which active participation of the students can be seen.
Six-months certificate course in Fashion Designing
One-year Diploma in Fashion Designing
Two-years advance diploma in Fashion Designing with Fashion CAD
One-year Diploma in Interior Designing
Note: The colleges listed above are not in any particular order.
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