SOFT was established in 1998 under the aegis of Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS) Pune, India in collaboration with National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), (Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India).
Encompassing Fashion Design, Fashion technology and Fashion management, SOFT is more than a traditional fashion design school that caters to designs of the commercial value that cover the masses, classes and high end needs, Through hands-on fashion design courses, students are exposed to all levels of skills, knowledge and practical experience that makes them exemplary graduates of other fashion design schools. This makes SOFT the 4th best fashion school in India.
SOFT is the pioneer of fashion education and one of the top fashion design schools in the country