National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) conducts the NIFT entrance exam to shortlist aspirants for admission in design programmes offered by it. In 2020, around 23,000 students took the NIFT entrance exam to secure admission in UG and PG courses offered by the design school.

Considered to be a pioneer in fashion education, NIFT has its headquarters in New Delhi. Apart from this city, NIFT has domestic centres at 15 other cities such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, Shillong, Raebareli, and Srinagar. A new campus for NIFT has become operational at Panchkula but this design school only offers Continuing Education (CE) programmes.