List of NIFTs in India: Admissions, Courses and Eligibility Criteria!

List of NIFTs in India

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a premier institute of Design, Management and Technology. NIFTs are considered to be the best design colleges in the country. The first NIFT was established in 1986 at New Delhi and today the total number of NIFTs functional in the country are 16 with two new campuses nationwide. It caters to the required of fashion business. It is statutory institute governed by the NIFT Act 2006, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The NIFT campuses are New Delhi, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubneshwar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong and Shrinagar.

National Institute of Fashion Technology has approved by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and it has affiliated by Statutory Autonomous.
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NIFT is a renowned design college in the country which offers both undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes to aspirants.

List of NIFTs Colleges

  • NIFT Delhi (university head office)
  • NIFT Bengaluru
  • NIFT Bhopal
  • NIFT Bhubaneswar
  • NIFT Chennai
  • NIFT Gandhinagar
  • NIFT Hyderabad
  • NIFT Jodhpur
  • NIFT Kangra
  • NIFT Kannur
  • NIFT Kolkata
  • NIFT Mumbai
  • NIFT Patna
  • NIFT Raebareli
  • NIFT Shillong
  • NIFT Srinagar
  • NIFT Panchkula
  • NIFT Varanasi (planned)
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Under Regular Programmes it offers 7 Bachelor’s Degree (4 yrs) programme and 3 Master’s Degree (2 yrs) Programme namely:

  • B.Des.(Fashion Design)
  • B.Des.(Leather Design)
  • B.Des.(Accessory Design)
  • B.Des.(Textile Design)
  • B.Des.(Knitwear Design)
  • B.Des.(Fashion Communication)
  • B.FTech.(Apparel Production)
  • M.Des.(Master of Design)
  • M.F.M.(Master of Fashion Management)
  • M.FTech.(Master of Fashion Technology)

Apart from these it offers PhD programme (5 yrs) as well.

NIFT also offers a range of certificate courses under Continuing Education (CE) Programme. The CE Program Duration ranges from 1 month to 1 year. These courses are offered at campus level. Some popular CE programmes are :

  • Fashion and Clothing Technology (1 year)
  • Fashion Retail Management (1 year)
  • Textile for Interior and Fashion (1 year)
  • Fashion Enterprise and Business Management (1 year)
  • E-commerce for Fashion Business (3 month)
  • Luxury Product Design ( 1 year)
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Candidates can check the weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list from the table below.

Name of the course Weightage of test
B.Des CAT – 50%
GAT – 30%
Situation Test – 20%
M.Des CAT – 40%
GAT – 30%
GD / PI – 30%
B.FTech GAT – 100%
MFTech GAT – 70%
GD/PI – 30%
MFM GAT – 70%
GD/PI – 30%

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor of Design – B.Des: The candidates must have the 12th level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognised Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi.

The Maximum age limit 23 years as on 1st October 2017. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

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Master of Design – M.Des: The aspirants has completed Undergraduate Degree in any discipline from any Institute / University recognised by law in India. There is no age limit to study the course.

NIFT Admission Process

The Admission in all courses offered at NIFT campuses is through a candidate’s performance in NIFT Entrance Exam. The admission process for BDes and MDes courses offered at NIFT is a three tiered process comprising of two written tests and a situation test/GD-PI round whereas for other courses candidates need to appear for a single written test.

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