National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT Chennai) was established in 1995 as the status of the autonomous body. NIFT Chennai is one of the topmost Fashion Design Institute in India. According to the survey by Outlook Magazine; NIFT Chennai is consistently retaining the 5th position among top 10 Fashion Institutes of India since 2014. In 2016, India Today also rating as the NIFT Chennai is Rank 5. The primary objective of this institute is to assist the fashion industry in India.
The NIFT Chennai offers various Undergraduate (UG) programs such as B.Des. (Textile Design), B.Des. (Leather Design), B.Des. (Fashion Design), B.Des. (Accessory Design), B.Des (Knitwear Design ), B.Des (Fashion Communication ) and B.FTech. (Fashion Technology). The NIFT Chennai also offers Postgraduate (PG) programs. M.F.M (Master of Fashion Management) and M.F.T (Master of Fashion Technology).