National Institute of Fashion Technology Kolkata was established in 1995 by Established by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. NIFT Kolkata is an autonomous institute of Fashion Technology. The NIFT Kolkata was ranked among ‘Top 10 Fashion Technology Institutes’ by Outlook Survey 2016. NIFT Kolkata has sign on MoU with leading International fashion schools for student-faculty exchange, training, etc.
The institute has focused its activities on professional development of students through activities like educational visits, fashion shows, internships and craft surveys, etc. The institute has placement cell which facilitates on-campus placements for graduation students.