Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, also referred as PIFD, is a public design institution primarily located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It was established in 1994 as the Pakistan School of Fashion Design (PSF) by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, a department within the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training. The close collaboration between the textile industry, Erasmus+, Commonwealth Association, business and arts communities is intended to foster multi-disciplinary education and research. The Pakistan government, in May 2011, set out to grant the institute a degree-awarding charter enabling to provide degrees recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

The institute seeks to produce graduates who are able to combine design capability with manufacturing dexterity to create products that are innovative and aesthetically beautiful. PIFD trains students with the necessary management and marketing tools in order to promote these products in markets around the world. PIFD endeavors to create a new generation of designers, entrepreneurs, and highly skilled youth to cope with the demand of the new millennium through its full-time bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. It has consistently been ranked among the best educational institutions in Pakistan for art and design education.

The institute has 1000+ students, making it Pakistan’s only design institute. PIFD is a member of the Cumulus Association, a global network of universities and colleges teaching art, design, and media. With the growth of Pakistani textiles, there was a shortage of trained professionals to develop the industry. In 1994 the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (formerly EPB) with guidance from the government of Pakistan came together with Olivier Lapidus to establish the Pakistan School of Fashion Design in rented premises at Sunder Das Road, Lahore. The Pakistan School of Fashion and Design was named “Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design” and incorporated under Section 42 of Companies Ordinance 1984, in 2008 under the sponsorship of Ministry of Commerce, the government of Pakistan. The No Objection Certificate was issued from the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) (HEC) for degree-awarding status in 2007.

The institute was granted the ‘charter for degree-awarding status’ by the National Assembly in November 2010. This is a significant milestone in the endeavor to acquire Charter status which will enable the Institute to provide an HEC recognized degree. PIFD also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

Programs Offered by Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design

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  1. Bachelor in Furniture Design
  2. Bachelor in Jewellery Design
  3. Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Marketing(Honours)
  4. Bachelor of Ceramic Design
  5. Bachelor of Fashion Design
  6. Bachelor of Science in Leather and Technology
  7. Bachelor of Textile Design
  1. Master of Philosophy in Art and Design

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51-J/III Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan




+92 (42) 3530 3998




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