NIFT is the pioneering institute of fashion education in the country and has been in the vanguard of providing a professional human resource to the textile and apparel industry. It was made a statutory institute in 2006 by an Act of the Indian Parliament with the President of India as its ‘Visitor’. NIFT Srinagar campus is located in the summer capital of Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir. The campus is functional from 2016 at the Temporary campus at Rangreth Srinagar. NIFT Srinagar's permanent campus is under construction at Ompora Budgam. This campus has space for Academic Block, Administrative Block, Auditorium, Residential quarters, Amphitheater, Sports Fields, Canteen, etc. The permanent campus is likely to be made functional from Aug-2022.