The department of Industries & Commerce, Govt. Of Punjab, established Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, in 1995, comprehending and visualizing the need of trained professionals in the arena of Textile and Garment Industry. An MOU was signed with the National institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi for steering and supporting in admission procedure, faculty recruitment and training as well as curriculum scheduling and upgrading. Mohali, equipped with the conspicuously fast developing and already established garment industry situated at Baddi, Lalru, Dera Bassi and in the vicinity of Chandigarh, became a preferred location for NIIFT to have its firm base and thus adding to the prestige and distinction of the famous city.
NIIFT Centre –Ludhiana
Ludhiana, apart from being a significant textile cluster, is at its fruition in the production of hosiery, knitwear and readymade garments. To move into the global main stream of intense economic competition and reckoning with requirements of India's fashion industry in totality and Ludhiana industry particularly, NIIFT, in August 2008, achieved another milestone, by opening a new centre at Ludhiana. Since then, NIIFT, Ludhiana has emerged as a premier institute and strives to impart knowledge comparable with international standards.
Jalandhar, a hub of sports goods industry and possessing umpteen units of manufacturing leather goods, leather jackets, leather shoes, hosiery, garments and textiles etc, enjoys international acclaim. Therefore, discerning the requisition of providing support to the industry, the diversification in fashion apparels and fashion accessories and not only for the generation of self-sustaining platforms but also to open avenues to nurture ingenuity and aesthetic acumen of the students, a centre of NIIFT is being set up at Jalandhar from July 2009.
NIIFT's saga of success speaks volumes about its enduring commitment, outstanding faculty, the innovativeness, rich learning environment and its indispensable attributes. Its catalytic role in orienting the fashion industry to novel design expertise, manufacturing technologies and latest theories of management practices, is impeccable and to be cherished for aeons.