Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design Top Colleges, Syllabus, Jobs and Salary

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Content Curator | Updated on - Apr 5, 2022

B.Des. in Fashion Design is a 4-year undergraduate course, the minimum eligibility for which is a Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) qualification with a minimum aggregate score of 50%. The program is spread over 8 semesters, with the final semester being based on the candidate’s chosen stream of study.

Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant qualifying examination. Some institutes such as NIFT conduct their own entrance test for assessing and shortlisting candidates for admission.

Such graduates are hired in capacities such as Fashion Coordinator, Cutting Assistant, Costume Designer, Graphic Designer, Fashion Consultant, Personal Stylist, Fabric Buyer, Technical Designer, Show Room Sales Representative, Illustrator, Fabric Quality Control Manager, Fashion Show Organizer, Fashion Show Coordinator, among others.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 2,000 and 7 Lacs for a span of 3 years, whereas the average annual salary offered to such professionals ranges between INR 2 and 10 Lacs, increasing with experience and expertise.

B.Des. in Fashion Design: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course level Undergraduate
Duration 4 years
Examination Type Semester
Eligibility Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) qualification with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
Admission Process Direct Admission in private institutes. Entrance test conducted by institutes such as NIFT.
Course fee INR 1.6 to 12 lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 7 lacs
Top Recruiting Companies Van Huesan, Louis Phillip, Spykar jeans, Lacoste, Gap, eSpree, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, and various such.
Job Positions Graphic Designer, Costume Designer, Teacher, Cutting Assistant, and many such

B.Des. in Fashion Design: What is it About?

Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design builds in eligible candidates a foundation in design and fashion towards creating competent and professional designers and managers in the field of fashion. Its curriculum’s core-content consists of an integrated approach to design, technology, management, and communication.

The course’s focus is on providing candidates greater exposure to the complexities and nuances of different segments of the Apparel Industry. Designers learn to integrate design elements within appropriate social, cultural, ethical and environmental contexts. The course provides an integrated approach to design rather than producing specialists, and is flexible with a broad range of skills allowing them to work across a wide range of design disciplines.

The program caters to aspiring candidates wishing to explore their creative side and proficient in expressing creative ideas. Ideal candidates of the course would possess sharp observation skills as well.

Top Institutes offering B.Des. in Fashion Design

Tabulated here are the names and corresponding details of some of the top institutes in India offering Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design:

Name of Institute City Average fees
NIFT Mumbai Mumbai INR 4 lacs (course)
National Institute of Design Ahmedabad INR 3 lacs (course)
NIFT New Delhi New Delhi INR 4 lacs (course)
International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) Mumbai INR 5 lacs (course)
Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) Mohali INR 2.6 lacs (course)
International Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT) Chandigarh INR 1.6 lacs (course)
Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) Pune INR 12 lacs (course)

Eligibility for B.Des. in Fashion Design

Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Senior Secondary (10+2) qualification completed from a recognized educational Board in any stream.
  2. A minimum aggregate score of 50% at the 10+2 level.

B.Des. in Fashion Design: Admission Process

Mostly in India the, private institutes offering Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design admit students based on their performance in the High Secondary School exam. However, NIFT conducts its own entrance exam which is divided into 2 parts:

  1. CAT (Creative Ability Test)
  2. GAT (General Ability Test)

Students are offered admission based on the cumulative score in these two tests.

Some other institutes in India which provide admissions on the basis of entrance test are as follows:

  1. National Institute of Design (NID) Exam is conducted by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
  2. CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design) is another national level exam. MIT Institute of Design Examination is another exam conducted by MIT.

B.Des. in Fashion Design: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.



Introduction to Pattern Making & Draping Introduction to Fashion Sketching & Illustration
Introduction to Textiles I History of Fashion
Introduction to Fashion design & Fashion Technology Apparel Development I
Fashion Theory Current Trends and Forecasting
Social science -I Social Science -II
Management- I Computer Aided Design -I



Apparel Development II Knitwear design For Fashion
Fashion Illustration Men's wear Design
Children wear Design Advanced Draping
Introduction to Textiles II Model & Prototype Development
Design Process -I Computer aided Design II
Internship- I -



Advanced Draping II Design Minor Studio
Design II Design Minor Seminar
Management II Research & Communication
Internship-II History of Art



Element of Colour & Design Fashion Design Thesis Studio
Fashion Model Drawing -
Fashion Accessory -
Art Appreciation -

B.Des. in Fashion Design: Career Prospects

Successful B. Des. graduates are lucratively recruited in both private and public sectors, besides exhibitions and auctions of creative works in India and abroad.

Such graduates are hired as Graphic Designers for advertisement agencies, publishing house, etc., or may opt for teaching jobs in the discipline. As a Fashion Designer, one specialises in a particular area of design such as sportswear, children's wear, footwear or accessories.

Graduates interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for M.Sc. in Fashion Designing or research degrees such as a Ph.D. in the subject.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

B.Des. in Fashion Design Average Salary
Job Position Job Description Average Annual Pay Scale in INR
Costume Designer Costume Designers combine elements of colour and fabric textures. Their work can also create fashion statements and is a critical element in television shows, theatre productions, and movies. 5 lacs
Fashion Assistant Some of their duties involve researching current trends, crafting new product ideas, and preparing colour boards. Sometimes, Assistant Designers also schedule and organize projects to ensure that they get finished in time for meetings and seasonal sales. 4 lacs
Fashion Show Organiser A Fashion Show Organiser establishes relationships with designers, manufacturers and merchandisers to showcase new collections and also stay abreast of current market trends. Marketing is also a large part of this job and the person is responsible for coordinating public relations for upcoming events. 7 lacs
Personal Stylist A Wardrobe/ Personal Stylist is someone who selects clothing for published features, print or television advertising campaigns, music videos, concert performances, and public appearances made by celebrities, models or other public figures. A Wardrobe Stylist can also be referred to as a Fashion Stylist, Fashion Editor, or Editorial Stylist. 3 lacs

Bachelor of Design [B.Des] (Fashion Design) Fee Structure in India

3.91 L (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES16.05 L  (Maximum Fee)
9.05 L (Average Fee)
1.05 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES18 L (Maximum Fee)
7.56 L (Average Fee)

Bachelor of Design [B.Des] (Fashion Design) Fee Structure By state


11.54 L
4 LPrivate COLLEGES16.20 L
9.56 L

Delhi NCR

8.56 L
5.49 LPrivate COLLEGES12.51 L
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1.81 LPrivate COLLEGES15.20 L
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8.58 L
4.40 LPrivate COLLEGES18 L
11.64 L

Uttar Pradesh

8.56 L
3.20 LPrivate COLLEGES7.56 L
6.14 L

Madhya Pradesh

5.50 L
2.40 LPrivate COLLEGES14.81 L
5 L


6.23 L
7.57 LPrivate COLLEGES12.51 L
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10.29 L
7.50 LPrivate COLLEGES11 L
8.71 L


6.23 L
3.60 LPrivate COLLEGES5.49 L
4.39 L


11.09 L
4 LPrivate COLLEGES7.31 L
6.04 L

Tamil Nadu

8.66 L
4.05 LPrivate COLLEGES8.98 L
7.23 L


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110 Reviews found out of 177344

8.8 /10

Campus Life :

My college Large in size bestest college in Banglore,sports room is restrictions to take any sports item, library is very large, peacefully we can study, equipment in labs a good. I enjoyed the Every moment in college.

Course Curriculum Overview :

Fantastic and fabulous.The teachers are very good there is nothing bored there.we will enjoy every moment.that to in labs it will be fantastic course is osm so the j have taken it. academic is fabulous.

Remarks :

Because it is girls college. mainly a good and best college to girls.I have heard lots of good news about it.the teachers will support for sports arts is such a wonderful clg

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8.7 /10

Faculty :

In my opinion, NIFT faculty is filled with highly educated teachers who teach in their own unique ways and also provide guidance during time of need. They are qualified and pass out from one of the best universities. Also, each department has their own chairperson who is incharge of the management of course curriculum.

Admission :

To get admission in NIFT, you have to give an entrance exam of CAT and GAT which tests your creative and general ability. If you pass these tests then for bachelors a situation test is taken and for masters a group discussion and personal interview is held. Those you pass all these are selected.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

Fee structure of every NIFT campus is the same. For my course I had to pay ?2,70,900 for the first year. Fees for all 4 years is approx 2.50 lakhs and it may seem a bit expensive as it offers placements by recruiters of top brands and with all the facilities and events, it seems to be valid.

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Campus Life :

The college excels in its extracurricular activities. They enrich their students and focuses on overall development of the students. They have various sports activities like football, basketball . They also organize cultural functions like fest and fates in which many other institutions take part and students get abundant exposure.

Admission :

FDDI is one the premier institution of Fashion Designing in India. To get admission, the student should have completed class 12 or equivalent from any recognized Indian Board. Then the students will have to give the entrance exam FDDI AIST. Based on the merit and the rank, the students will be given the admission.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

The fee structure of the course is around 5 lakh 40 thousand which is quiet feasible as per the needs and demand of the course in the growing industry. Hence, it will not be wrong to say that the fees is affordable as per the education and facilities provided by the institution.

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8.0 /10

Placement Experience :

The placement record of the SOFT is above good.I haven't go for placements as i want to start my own boutique but mostly students get placed and they are offered good amount of money.Average package of around 5LPA. Internships are also provided but some have to find companies for doing internship when collage doesn't provide one.

Admission :

I got admission after giving the common entrance test they have for admission in the college.After that they release the merit list on the basis of which students get selected.The exam is not much tough it all depends on how creative one mind is.And i am was very happy at that time when i got shortlisted.

Campus Life :

Fashion shows are one of the main and my favourite events that held. Students of different departments also participate in them.Sometimes models are the students themselves which is Interesting.Atmosphere is good and all the facilities provided is impressive.

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8.0 /10

Campus Life :

Events are celebrated in the college in a very amazing manner.Labs of every fashion department is well-equipped and the atmosphere is colorful and vibrant that it makes us to design more creatively.Sports facilities are also there like basketball, volleyball where we can pass time.Festivals and important dated like republic day ,diwali etc.are also celebrated.

Course Curriculum Overview :

It is a four years long course. The institute provides bachelor of design in four main specialisations. One of those is fashion designing. I always wanted to be fashion designers so I found this Institute best for this course. The course structure is interesting and in first year there is not too much practical work.

Placement Experience :

Most of the students get placed and some students are there who don't get any placements but its not a big problem as after completing the course any one can starts its own boutique. Internships are provided by the college to the the final year students where we got training and we have to work on some projects.

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8.0 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

when it comes to fashion designing then you can already think more of practical work and less written work.Fashion Design course is all about learning about fashion teachniques and using your creative skills on paper and designing something fantastic. Being a fashion designing student you must be updated of the latest fashion trends.Exams are held once a year and in between their are practicals whic are also very very important.

Admission :

Whenever something related to fashion is discussed the first thing pop-up in my mind is the name of NIFT. Its a very famus Institute so without looking at other fashion institute i had already decided to take admission in it.Though there is many levels you have to paas before you got selected.NIFT take its own Creation Ability Test and Group discussions are held with the shortlisted candidates.

Placement Experience :

Students who work hard and have lots of talent in them are placed mostly and if students there need not worry as being graduated from such high profile institute you get placed easily.I myself own a boutique and earning well.Internships are provided by the institute in which we have to work under some companies.

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9.0 /10

Admission :

After completing my 12th standard from a Science background, I decided to go for fashion designing due to my impeccable sense of designing clothes and accessories in leisure time. After doing online registration and filling a form, I had to appear for NIFT entrance exam, I met the cut-off expectations of NIFT and was invited for counselling round after which I met the cut-off expectation again and was asked to choose the college along with the course.

Placement Experience :

I'll be honest, I guess this is the only field where people have a wide option of internship opportunities. From digital illustrations to fashion bloggers and fashion managing intern to creative writers, we are capable of it all. The college helped me in getting an internship at POPxo as a fashion writing intern. The job is quite decent as well, the stipend completely depends on individual skills and experiences and may hike up to 13 L p.a

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course focuses on your overall thoughts about fashion, starting with illustrations to enhance your imagination and practical designing classes to make virtual things go real. I had to take GAT (General Ability Test) and CAT (Creative Ability Test) which was conducted by the college followed by group discussions and personal interview which lead to my final selection in the college.

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9.0 /10

Fee Structure And Facilities :

The total fee structure for this particular course are nearly Rs 8.3 Lakhs for 4 years of graduation degree, in which including you have to pay Rs 2000 every semester every year and around Rs 80,000 every year as tuition fees etc. The fees is quite expensive as a government institute but less than and affordable as compared to other private institutes.

Placement Experience :

Placements and job opportunities are really great here, since it is government institute. Some really good companies are associated with our college, that visit every year for recruiting students like PUMA, Shoppers Stop etc which provide better experience and decent salaries. And yes the institute provides good internships programs as well.

Admission :

When you completed 10+2 exams from a recognized with a minimum score of 50%, you are eligible to apply for this particular course. Similarly I filled application for this institute, and had to undergo an entrance test called AIST, after securing eligible score, I got admission in this institute.

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