National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a pioneer in envisioning and evolving fashion education in India and was set up in New Delhi in 1986 with the backing of Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. Over the last 30 years, it has emerged as the premier educational institute for graduate and postgraduate programs in Fashion Design, Technology & Management at both UG & PG level.
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
NIFT was established in the year 1986 .
NIFT has 16 campuses in the following cities :
NIFT offers the following programs in Fashion Design, Technology and Management through its 16 campuses across India.
10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry & Maths subjects) from any recognized board of Education
For M.F.M :
Bachelor Degree from any Institute/ University recognised by law in India or Undergraduate Diploma of minimum 3 years duration from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) or National Institute of Design (NID)
M.Des program :
Bachelor Degree from any Institute/ University recognised by law in India or Undergraduate Diploma of minimum 3 years duration in UG Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) or National Institute of Design (NID)
For M.F.Tech program :
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.) from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) or Bachelor of Engineering (B.E )/ Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.
The approximate yearly expense of studying and living at NIFT campus is as follows :
Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them as follows :
(Person With Disability)
Reservation for each programme
P.S.1- This reservation is only available for candidates belonging to OBC non-creamy layer and having the requisite certificate
P.S.2- Persons with Disability (PwD) – 5 percent horizontal reservation of seats from the parent category in each programme cutting across all sections i.e. SCs, STs, OBCs (Non-Creamy only) and General category
P.S.3- Students domiciled in Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan have 20% supernumerary reservation in Patna, Kangra, Kannur, Bhopal, Shillong, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur campus respectively
All the hostel premises including the ones being run by private enterprises are provided with round the clock professional security, a doctor on call and Recreational facilities.
Following campuses have accommodation for Girls only :
Following campuses have accommodation for Girls & Boys both :
(Note: There is no residential facility on campus at Delhi)
For more details visit: https://nift.ac.in/hostel-facilities
Details of NIFT’s International Affiliations with various universities are given in the table below:.
Queensland University of Technology
De Montfort University
Manchester Metropolitan University
University of Northampton
Swiss Textile College
Mod Art International
Shenkar College of Engineering & Design & Art
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
State University of New York College at Buffalo State
Royal Academy of Arts
BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology
Politecnico di Milano
Copenhagen School of Design and Technology
NIFT provides means-cum-merit based financial assistance to its students at all campuses.
This test is administered to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills. About 3-4 questions come for 100 marks.
b. General Ability Test (GAT) :
The language of the paper is English. This test is comprised of various sections as given below :
No. of Questions
GK and Current Affairs
II. Written Test - For B.F.Tech / M.F.Tech / M.F.M. :
General Ability Test (GAT):
No. of Questions
No. of Questions
No. of Questions
Communication Ability & English Comprehension
Analytical & Logical Ability
GK & Current Affairs
(Note: M.F.Tech also include some questions from the engineering field)
III. Situation Test - For B.Des. :
Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to take a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability with a given set of materials. The model will be evaluated on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill, finesse of the model and overall presentation etc.
(Note: The use of outside/additional material in making the model/design is not permitted)
IV. Group Discussion & Personal Interview - For M.Des. / M.F.Tech / M.F.M. :
Group Discussion :
GD would comprise of approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on various parameters including :
Knowledge of the topic assigned
Contribution made to the topic
Ability to generate new ideas
Problem solving approach
Candidates shall be evaluated on the various parameters as listed below :
Aptness for the course
Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking
(Note: There is no negative marking in NIFT Entrance tests)
All aspirants applying to NIFT must possess basic computing knowledge and skills as applied to :
Net surfing abilities
The NIFT Written Exam (CAT / GAT) will be conducted in the following 32 cities in India :
(Note: The Situation Tests & GDPI are conducted at the NIFT campuses)
There is no fixed passing score for NIFT entrance exam.
Candidates are shortlisted for Situation Test and GD/PI based on CAT/ GAT score cut off. The cut off marks for which are not published by NIFT
Industry & Job Market
The profile of companies attending Placements at NIFT have expanded substantially with diverse segments of Industries like large Retailers, Brand marketers, Manufacturers, Consultancy organizations, E-retailers, Textile mills, Home furnishing companies, Design BPO's, Technology solution providers, International brands and Startup firms.
In 2016, 39% of the total graduates recruited were placed in Retail companies. This was followed by :