National Institute of Fashion Designing (nifd) was established in the year 2002. Within a short span of time, the institute acquired tremendous growth and popularity and considering its benevolent output the Government of Orissa recognized it as regular academic institute and the Utkal University of Culture bestowed an affiliation to offer Degree courses in all three prime disciplines viz. Fashion Design, Interior Design and Textile Design.
The National Institute of Fashion Design (nifd) is planned and shaped to make unemployed youths self-sustained. As Fashion industries burgeoning in important metros and cosmopolitan bases of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune etc.