NIFD Dharwad

National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) is the world’s largest network of design Institutes, with 2 decades of existence, over 4 lakh pass-outs, and approximately 20,000 students passing out every year. NIFD has centers across the world and associations with prestigious national and international events like Lakme Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week etc.. Since the Inception, it’s kept providing great career opportunities, along with a fresh perspective in Fashion and Interior Design to the students. INIFD is the world’s first educational institute to completely digitize education, changing the learning landscape for thousands of students across all INIFD centers.

At Dharwad, NIFD started its journey in the year 2019, and never looked back-becoming the first choice of the students interested in Design Education.

One of India’s premier public institutions, NIFD is a globally recognized Institute for Fashion and Interior Design. We offer focused training for aspirants of all levels, with courses perfected over the past 22 years in Dharwad. We strive to provide quality pedagogy to the masses, thus imprinting the world with the artistic trends and innovative designs that will reinvent the status quo, create personal and professional opportunity, and have a lasting and sustainable global impact.

Our pioneering guidance programs are designed to pave the way for a generation of creative thinkers and imaginative doers, through our holistic, extraordinary and adaptable academic programming, experiential learning opportunities, academic and industry alliances, and commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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Our Mission

Our Vision

NIFD - A Global Network

NIFD Students every year display their work at the world’s biggest fashion week, in collaboration with Govt. of India.

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London Fashion Week

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Lakme Fashion Week

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New York Fashion Week

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Femina Miss India

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London School of Trends


Indian Institute of Interior Designer

Courses Offered at NIFD

Learn from the Pioneers, from the world of Fashion & Interior Designing!
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Fashion Design

Fashion is Art and Clothes are your Canvas. Fashion Design is a multidimensional profession that involves the seamless blend of one’s design skills and creative imagination. It is an art that involves designing clothes keeping in mind the consumer’s tastes and preferences.


Interior Design

Interior Design is a versatile career that involves designing aesthetically-pleasing interiors along with optimal utilization of the available space. The course involves Practical-based learning backed by design theories that will help the students to understand and explore interior design at a larger perspective.

Message From the Desk of the Director

Our veiw of opening this college is to give the various opportunities to the students to study in these professional courses which is different from regular courses.

We have come up with a fashion and interior designing college which has over “five lakh ” plus students Alumni. That is NIFD DHARWAD (National Institute Of Fashion And Interior Design).

Our view of opening this institute in Dharwad is that there was no other national institute in Dharwad which would give such path breaking opportunity to the people in Dharwad and its surrounding places.

Specially in NIFD Dharwad the students will be thought by the academic staff who are professional practitioners. So that you will have the skills of entrepreneurship spirit and knowledge in fashion and interior designing courier which will help students to discover, learn and grow and noticed in the biggest fashion shows.


We are affiliated with London school of trends which have 1, 2, 3 years courses,
and Annamalai University

The students also have the opportunity to learn from celebrity mentors for fashion we have ASHLEY REBELLO , MANISH MALHOTRA . And for interior we have TWINKLE KHANNA.
And we also provide internship in various brand like Raymond’s, Shopper Shop, Reliance, Johnson Controls, Fenesta.

Events Conducted at NIFD DHARWAD

We conduct various events like – Knock Off fashion show ( 3 to 7 years kids)

Mom and me event.

Articles from cement.

Clay workshops

Educational visits

Designer workshops

Soft skill and motivational speakers

Practical training by our machine experts.

Commercial and residential site visits for interior students.

Outskirt Nature painting

Industrial visit

Women empowerment workshop

and many more..

We NIFD DHARWAD believe in giving the professional and practical knowledge to the students in and fashion and interior designing fields.
And giving them confidence to stand up by them self.
For Any queries you can

Mr. Nagraj Kotagi & Mrs.Vasundhara Maram

Directors, NIFD Dharwad.