VANITA INSTITUTE OF FASHION & DESIGN (Vanita Polytechnic), Lahurabir, Varanasi, emerged as one of the leading institute in our region under the aegis of Kashi Anathalay Association. VIFD is an Institute impacting education in the field of Fashion, Textile, Beauty and Computers etc, besides offering a large number of vocational training stream.

The rapid demand of fashion field in domestic and international market we are affiliated to SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai for B. Design Degree Courses. We are also Affiliated to NIOS (An autonomous Institution under MHRD, Govt. of India) for various vocational courses.

We aim to create new frontier of knowledge in the field of Technology, Production, Communication and developing ethical, dependable entrepreneurial and socially sensitive leaders in respective field.


  1. A Unique heritage to create student-centric learning for various job oriented courses focusing on emerging industry based needs


  1. To take forward Kashi Anathalay Association’s vision of upliftment of inmates along with the underprivileged girls of the society. girls of the society to make them self-sustained.


  1. To provide learning and training facilities to girls for pursuing their careers in demand.

  2. To promote knowledge through research both applied and conceptual, relevant to fashion and design and in various areas of skill development courses.

  3. To collaborate with other institutions in India and Abroad with a view to further professionalizing education, in a meaning full manner.

In 2012 considering the current demand in the country and international market, Vanita Polytechnic was successful in getting affiliation with S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai, A highly reputed, first women’s university of South East Asia in B. Design- Fashion Design and B. Design- Fashion Communication for four years Bachelor’s Degree, which certainly opened new doors to the girls and women of not only Eastern U.P. but also in neighboring areas.

In 2015 Vanita Polytechnic was given a new name ‘Vanita Institute of Fashion & Design- VIFD’.


Kashi Anathalay was established in 1926 by a group of Elite and foundation stone was laid by ‘Her Excellency Lady Irwin’. Main aim of the Institute was to provide shelter to children, girls and disadvantaged women disowned by their families and bring back to main stream of the society. To provide formal education to the inmates Vanita Public School is running from seventies. The Association decided to give inmates vocational training for their upliftment and financial empowerment. To fulfill this aim, in 1991 Vanita Polytechnic was established with several vocational training programs that provided Diploma and Certificate in various field. Vanita Polytechnic proudly claims that in last 30 years 18000 girls and women have been trained successfully and are self-employed or entrepreneurs.

Vanita Polytechnic achieved accreditation with N.I.O.S. (National Institute of Open Schooling) M.H.R.D. Govt. of India in 2001.

VIFD also provide scholarship for under privileged and needy students by Shri Govind Deo Ji Trust, Kolkata.