National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT Hyderabad) was established in 1995 by the ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. The scope of Institute is teaching and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate students under various programs in the field of fashion design, technology, and management. There are more than 800 students are perusing UG, PG, Diploma and Certificate level courses. NIFT Hyderabad always focuses its activities on interacting with the artisans of various craft such as Gadwal Cotton Sarees, Karimnagar Silver Filigree, Handloom cluster, Etikoppaka Lacquerware, Warangal Durries etc.
The Institute also provide various extracurricular activities including Cultural Club, Literary & Dramatics Club, Sports, Adventure & Photography Club, Ethics, and Social Services & Environmental Club. The Institute honors students in 3 categories such as best academic performance award, academic excellence with community service and best all round performance.
The NIFT Hyderabad offers academic programs such as Bachelor of Design (Textile Design), Bachelor of Design (Knitwear Design), Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design), Bachelor of Design (Fashion Communication), Bachelor of Technology (Apparel Production), Fashion Management Studies and Bachelor of Design (Accessories Design).