National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Test [NIFT]

NIFT 2018

Exam Date : 12th February 2018 To 12th February 2018
Result Date : 2nd June 2018

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Application form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern for NIFT 2018 Exam

What is NIFT?

  • The National Institute Of Fashion Technology (NIFT) was set up in the year 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
  • NIFT has 16 campuses which provide students with a foundation in fashion technology education.
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, a premier institute offering fashion and design education.
  • The pen and paper-based test will be conducted for admissions to a total of 2,370 seats across for Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Fashion Technology programmes.

The following is the list of courses offered by NIFT:

Undergraduate Courses offered by NIFT:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Accessory Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Leather Design
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) in Apparel Production

Post-Graduate Courses offered by NIFT:

  • Master of Design (M.Des) – Design Space
  • Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)

NIFT Colleges:

The candidates can apply for the UG and PG courses across the various NIFT colleges in India.

Following are the NIFT colleges in India :

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Gandhinagar
  • Raebareli
  • Patna
  • Bhubhaneshwar
  • Jodhpur
  • Kangra
  • Kannur
  • Bhopal
  • Srinagar
  • Shillong

 Application Forms:

  • The candidates have to apply for the exam through online application form only.
  • The eligible candidates can apply for the exam through the official website of the NIFT.
  • Aspiring candidates have to first register themselves  and later login to fill the application form through the link in the official website
  • The candidates require scanned copies of photograph and signature while filling the application form.
  • The registered candidates have to access the official website for notifications and updates on the Important dates of the exam.

Syllabus:

  • Since the exam consists of three exam rounds, i.e, General ability test ( GAT ), Creative ability test (CAT) and Situation test, the syllabus for the three tests are as follows
  • General ability test includes the topics such as Quantitative ability, Logical ability, General awareness, English comprehension, and vocabulary.
  • Creative ability test includes design ability, discernment ability, and others.
  • Situation test is based on the performance of the candidate in the previous two test which tests the ability of the candidate to handle a specific scenario with a particular material.

Students who are successful at the NIFT entrance will sit for subsequent rounds:

  • Situation Test for candidates applying for B. Des course in NIFT
  • Group Discussion (GD)/Personal Interview (PI) for candidates seeking admission in Masters in Fashion Technology (M. F Tech.), Masters in Fashion Management (MFM) and Masters in Design (M. Des) at NIFT.

Candidates for B.F. Tech will be selected on the basis of GAT score. NIFT result 2018 will be declared in the Final week of May/June-2018. The NIFT counselling #will commence from June 2018, with the session starting from late July / early August onwards.


Reservation of Seats:

Seats in NIFT are reserved for different categories on the basis of the following criteria:

Category of the students

Percentage of the reserved seats in NIFT

SC

15%

ST

7.5%

OBC (Non-Creamy)

27%

Differently Abled Person (PHP)

3%

Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI

15% (supernumerary)*

State Domicile

20% (supernumerary)**

*A total of 15% supernumerary seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals in each program at NIFT Delhi, NIFT Mumbai, NIFT Kolkata, NIFT Bengaluru, NIFT Chennai, NIFT Hyderabad, NIFT Gandhinagar and NIFT Raebareli.

  • Therefore, 5 seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals (whether residing in India or Abroad) and NRI at NIFT, who are citizens of India and hold an Indian passport and have temporarily migrated to another country for the past 6 months or more for work, residence or any other purpose.

The admission to NIFT programs for Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates would be conducted on basis of following examinations.

Bachelor Programme (B.Des & B.FTech) of NIFT

SAT-1 Score

Masters Programme (MFM) of NIFT

GMAT Score

Master Programme (M.Des & M.FTech) of NIFT

GRE Score


Foreign candidates

  • They will be allocated their campus or program in NIFT on the basis of their scores in the merit list.
  • They have the flexible to opt for as many SAT / GMAT  / GRE tests before April 30, 2018. Such candidates who are seeking admission under the Foreign Nationals and NRI category in NIFT are mandated to apply through the official website. The last date to apply in NIFT would be April 30, 2016.
  • They also need to obtain equivalent certificates of their foreign degrees from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, prior to admission in NIFT. A Special NRI Test would be conducted for admission to seats reserved under NRI quota. Candidates having Common Merit Rank (CMR) as well as fresh candidates can apply for the NIFT test, subject to fulfilment of academic and documentation requirements. The NIFT Test/Interview would be conducted at New Delhi Center.

Overview of NIFT 2018:

  • Exam name – National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Examination
  • Popularly known as – NIFT Entrance Exam
  • Exam type – UG, PG
  • Exam level – National
  • Total seats – 2,370 seats (2,010 B. Design seats and 360 B. F.Tech seats)
  • Participating institutes – 16 NIFT campuses
  • Application Fee - INR 1500 for General/OBC and INR 750 for SC/ST/PHP
  • Exam Duration – Three hours

News Regarding NIFT 2018

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology has released the results of the NIFT #Exam. To know your results click here!
  • NIFT Delhi is listed on rank 19 for "Best Fashion Schools In The World - 2017".
  • First and only Indian Insitute in top 50 to feature in "Best Fashion Schools In The World - 2017" was NIFT Delhi
  • NIFT is providing incubation opportunities for new entrepreneurs. 
  • PNB Punjab National Bank is providing education loans for students taking admission into NIFT. 

NIFT 2018 Important Dates

                                                       NIFT 2018 Important Dates Summary

  • Commencement of online registration: The NIFT online application process will generally commence in 2nd November 2017 
  • Last date of online registration. The last date of online registration without late fee is 10th January 2018. However, the last date of online registration with late fee is 16th January.
  • Availability of admit card: The admit card will be made available from 5th February 2018  onwards.
  • NIFT exam date: The NIFT exam will be held on 12th February 2018.
  • Situation test/GD/ Interview for NIFT: The NIFT situation test/group discussion/interview will usually take place in the month of April and May.
  • NIFT result date: The NIFT results are usually declared on 2nd June 2018.
  • Counseling session: The counselling sessions are usually in 13th June 2018.

NIFT 2018 Eligibility

                                                        NIFT 2018 Eligibility Summary

Eligibility Criteria for UG programs:

  • Eligibility Criteria for Bachelor of Design: The applicant should not cross 23 years of age as on 1st October 2016. However, there is a relaxation of 5 years on the maximum age limit for SC/ST/ Physically handicapped persons. The candidate should have passed 12th grade from a recognized board in order to be eligible for NIFT exam.
  •  board with Physics and Chemistry as their subjects. Candidates holding a diploma certificate of 3 to 4 years in Engineering, recognized by AICTE will also be eligible for B.FTech.

Eligibility Criteria for PG programs:

  • Eligibility Criteria for M.Des: The candidate must hold a minimum of 3 years diploma in Undergraduate design from NIFT/NID or they must possess an Undergraduate degree from a recognized institute.
  • Eligibility Criteria for M.F.M: The candidate must hold a minimum of 3 years Undergraduate diploma from NIFT/NID or they must possess an Undergraduate degree from a recognized institute.
  • Eligibility Criteria for M.F.Tech: The candidate must hold a B.Tech/B.E from a recognized institute or a B.F.Tech from NIFT.

NIFT 2018 Application Process

                                                     NIFT 2018 Application Process Summary

  • Candidates can fill application form of NIFT from the first week of November 2018 to the second week of January 2018.
  • The application fee of NIFT 2018  has to be paid through online payment gateway or through bank demand draft issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi.
  • Fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category- INR 1500 through payment gateway or demand draft.
  • Fee for SC/ST/PHP Category- INR 750 through payment gateway or Demand Draft.
  • Candidates applying for NIFT 2018 through demand draft are required to send the printout of the NIFT 2018 application form, duly completed in all respect, along with the demand draft to the following address:

Project Manager - CMS, All India Management Association, Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

 NOTE: Applicants are advised to keep a printout/photocopy of the application form for further reference along with proof of payment.

NIFT 2018 Application Form Details

                                                NIFT 2018 Application Form Details Summary

  • Mode of Application: The mode of application for NIFT is online. Applicants must go on the NIFT official website in order to register for the exam.
  • Application fee: The NIFT application fee is INR 1,500 for General/OBC candidates. For SC/ST/PHP candidates, the application fee is INR 750. In case of online registration with the late fee, it would amount to INR 5,000.
  • Mode of Payment of application fee: The application fee can be paid either online or through Demand Draft.

NIFT 2018 Admit Card

                                                                 NIFT 2018 Admit Card Summary

  • Steps to download NIFT admit card: The candidates must click on the link mentioned in the email in order to download the admit card. The next step is to log into the user account using the link. Further, the candidate must click on the link to download the admit card and a PDF format of the NIFT admit card will be generated. The NIFT admit card must be printed and kept for future use.
  • Details in NIFT admit card: The NIFT admit card will contain details like name of the candidate, roll number. application number etc.
  • Guidelines regarding admit card: Candidates must ensure that their details on the admit card are correct. In case of any discrepancies, the candidate must contact the concerned authority. The admit card will not be sent by post, hence the candidates must download the admit card from the official website. Candidates must carry the NIFT admit card along with a valid photo ID to the exam centre failing which the candidate will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.

NIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

                                                             NIFT 2018 Exam Pattern Summary

  • Main Purpose: This is the process where you get to know the scenario and the Blue Print of the exam pattern.
  • Exam Pattern:  It consists of different section and details about the mode of examination and questions pattern for NIFT 2018.
  • The NIFT exam is in offline mode.
  • The exam has 2 parts i.e GAT and CAT.
  • The exam will be held for 2 hours and it will contain 150 questions.
  • Shortlisted candidates for NIFT B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to take a situation test.
  • The question paper will be in English and there will be no negative marking.

NIFT 2018 Syllabus

                                                         NIFT 2018 Syllabus Summary

  • Syllabus for GAT: Quantitative ability, Case Study, Effective communication etc.
  • Syllabus for CAT: Discernment ability, design ability etc.
  • Situation Test: The Situation test will be based on the performance in CAT and GAT.
  • This test is designed in order to test a candidate's ability to handle material and invent on a specific situation using the given resources.
  • They will be judged on space visualization, colour scheme, construction skill etc.

NIFT 2018 Results

                                                         NIFT 2018 Results Summary

  • The NIFT results can be checked by clicking on the link for results on the official website.
  • Once the results are declared, qualified students will be selected for interview and document verification.
  • Counselling session will be held for successful candidates after the results are declared.

Steps to Check NIFT Entrance Exam Results 2018 :

  • Go to the NIFT #year Exam official website.
  • Enter Date of Birth or Application Number or Roll Number (any 2).
  • Click on Submit Button to view results.
  • Save and print the Result Page for future references.

NIFT 2018 Counselling

                                                   NIFT 2018 Counseling Summary

  • Counselling session will be held for those candidates who qualify in the exam.
  • Candidates must carry the required documents and certificates for the counselling process failing which the admission will get cancel.
  • In order to know the counselling dates, candidates must register themselves on the official website.
  • The counselling session will consist of 2 rounds. One is the GD round and the other is the Personal interview round.
  • The parameters for GD round is good communication skills, interpersonal skills, conceptual clarity etc.
  • The parameters for Personal Interview round is communication, aptness for the course etc.

Discussion Forum View all 118 Questions

Do I get to avail any loan facilities for my academics at NIFT?

Asked By: Priya Kulkarni,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, you can avail loans from your preferred banks once you've cleared NIFT and made your admissions clear.

The Union Bank of India provides pre-sanctioned loans for all candidates who qualify for NIFT admission.

You are Eligible to apply for it as soon as you clear the NIFT entrance test.

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QNIFT Campus in Kerala

Is there an NIFT University campus in Kerala? Where?

Asked By: Samyuktha Padmanabhan,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, they do.

The National Institute Of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has set up one of their University campuses in Kannur, Kerala.

Aspiring candidates can avail admissions in NIFT, Kannur through NIFT UG/PG.

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QFee structure at NIFT

I want to know how much I have to pay as the fee per year at NIFT?

Asked By: Shaik mujahid,
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The fee structure depends on each course and the basic fee structure to each course at NIFT will be as in the following link:

http://www.getmyuni.com/college/national-institute-of-fashion-technology-nift-delhi-courses-fees

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What are the undergraduate courses offered?

Asked By: Savita Prakash,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The undergraduate courses offered are as follows: - 

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Accessory Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Leather Design
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) in Apparel Production.
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Is there an NIFT campus in Bangalore?

Asked By: Namitha Sen,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, there is an NIFT campus in Bangalore.

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QNIFT 2017 Bank loan

Can candidates avail any bank loan?

Asked By: Sushant MIshra,
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Yes, students can avail bank loan. Scholarship/subsidy is also available. Candidates can refer to the Official website for more information on the same.

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Is there any sports facility available in the Hyderabad campus?

Asked By: Rithik Agarwal,
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Yes, the campus is fully equipped with all types of sports equipment. There is a Full time sports club which is managed by students and monitored by the Faculty and staff.

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How is the hostel facility in the NIFT Hyderabad campus?

Asked By: Shanti K,
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There is hostel facility for girls in the campus on first come first serve basis. The girls hostel is monitored by a Lady Warden. There are two hostels one for junior girls and the other for senior girls. The hostel gate will be closed at 9.00 pm. There is no hostel facility available for boys.

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QNIFT campus in Jodhpur

Is there an NIFT campus in Jodhpur?

Asked By: Anum Zameena ,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, there is an NIFT campus in Jodhpur.

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Does the university offer any post-graduate programs?

Asked By: Sulekha M,
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Yes, the university offers postgraduate programs.

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QNIFT internship

Can a student intern in India/abroad?

Asked By: Suji A,
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Yes, students can take up internship with the consent of the department.

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Name a few companies that recruit out of NIFT?

Asked By: Mebin Michale Jacob,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There are a variety of courses offered by NIFT and shown below are a few of the known companies recruiting out of NIFT based on each course provided by the institute.

  • Masters of Fashion Management at NIFT: Abhishek Industries, Adidas, Aditya Birla Group, American Pacific, Arthur Anderson, Arvind Mills, Ashima , Benetton, Blackberrys, Body shop, Busana Apparel Group, Calvin Klein, Canary Blue, Carrefour, Colour Plus, Creative Group, Debenhams, East West, Esprit, Fabindia, FCUK, Federated Group, Francis Wacziarg, Future Group, GAP India, Indian Terrain, Infosys, ITC Wills Lifestyle , JWT, Koutons, Lacoste, Landmark ,Levis, Li & Fung, Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Mast Lanka, Mckinsey, etc.
  • Masters of Fashion Technology at NIFT: Ambattur Clothing Company, Arvind Mills, Busana Apparel Group, Epic Design, Gokaldas Images, Impulse, H&M, ITC LRBD, KSA Technopak, Madura Garments , Pantaloon Export Garments, Triburg, Texport Garments, Network Clothing Ltd, Intimate Apparels, Alok Industries, Nike, Adidas, Li & Fung , Orient craft, Shahi Export House ,Richa Group, LNJ Bhilwara Group, Raymonds, Blackberrys, Creatnet, Koutons, Landmark, AMC, OGTC Group, etc
  • Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design) at NIFT: Arvind Garments, Benetton, Freelook, Indus League Clothing, ITC Ltd, Levis, Lifestyle, Madura Garments, Modelama Exports, Omega Designs, Orient Craft, Pantaloon, Proline, Shahi Exports, Span India, Spykar , Swarovski India, Uni Style India, Designers like Rohit Bal, Gaurav Gupta, etc.
  • Bachelor of Design (Accessory Design) at NIFT: Godrej, Matti Design, United Color of Benetton, Pantaloon, Westside, Adidas, Episode, Reliance Retail, Charbon, Swarovski, Tiffany, Michael Aram, Li & Fung, D’damas, Liberty Shoes Ltd., Gitanjali Jewellery Pvt. Ltd, VIP luggage, Tanishq, Titan, ITC Wills Lifestyle Ravissant etc.
  • Bachelor of Design (Leather Design) at NIFT: ABC Leathers Ltd, Alpine International, Apollo International BCC, Bhartiya International, Century Overseas, Impulse, Kabir Leathers, Liberty, Lifestyle, Rabia Leathers, Superhouse Leathers Ltd, Triburg, Vivaldi Leathers, Designers like J J Valaya, Varun Bahl, Manav Gangwani, etc.
  • Bachelor of Design (Textile Design) at NIFT: Arvind Mills, Indian Terrian, Grasim Industries, Madura Brands, Mafatlal Industries Ltd, Nahar Industries, Shingora International, Ambadi Enterprises, Crew BOS, Himmatsingka Seide, Abhishek Industries, Welspun India, Shades of India, Linenscapes (India) Ltd. Textrade International Pvt. Ltd, Mura Fabrics, Portico, Creative Mobus Fabrics, Rateria Exports, Mahajan Overseas, Triburg, Bharat Silks, Third World Exports, The Shop, etc.
  • Bachelor of Design (Knitwear Design) at NIFT: Madura Garments ITC LRBD, Gap, Triburg , Raymond, Gupta Exim, Cascade Enterprises, Pratibha Syntex, Nahar Group of Industries, SPL Industries, Rajah Hosiery, Oswal Woolen Mills, Uni Style Images, Indian Terrian , Impulse, Arvind Brands, Orient Craft, Lakra Brothers, Matrix, RMS Joss, etc.
  • Bachelor of Design (Fashion Communication) at NIFT: Pantaloon, Shopper’s Stop, marks & Spencers, Christian Dior, Lifestyle, Benetton, Liberty, Freelook, Lopez Designs, Marie Claire, Images, Times of India, Asian Age, Couture Asia, Femina , FDCI, MTV, NDTV, Times Now, Headlines Today, Perfect Relations, Wizcraft, Ogilvy & Mather, Lintas, Madura Garments, Encompass Events, Vogue , Creative Crest, JWT, IC, Tanishq , etc.
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) at NIFT: Pokarna Group, Gini & Jony, Integra Apparels, Third Eyesight, Taffeles, Laguna Clothing, AYN Accessories (Hong Kong), Pantaloon, ITC LRBD, Color Plus, Celebrity Fashions, Amabattur Clothing Company, LT Karle, RMX Joss, Texport Syndicate, Gokaldas Exports, etc.
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Hey there since I am a foreign candidate I wanted to know the procedure for my NIFT program application for 2017.

Asked By: James Mathew,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The admission to NIFT programs for Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates would be conducted on basis of following examinations.

Foreign candidates will be allocated their campus or programme in NIFT on the basis of their scores in the merit list.

Bachelor Programme (B.Des & B.FTech) of NIFT

SAT-1 Score

Masters Programme (MFM) of NIFT

GMAT Score

Master Programme (M.Des & M.FTech) of NIFT

GRE Score

.

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I wanted to know if NIFT has a campus in Delhi

Asked By: Rajeev Singh,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, there is a NIFT campus present in New Delhi.

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Where will i be able to study after obtaining my NIFT scores?

Asked By: Fazal,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The following is the list of courses offered by NIFT:

1. Undergraduate Courses:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Accessory Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Leather Design
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) in Apparel Production

2. Post-Graduate Courses offered by NIFT:

  • Master of Design (M.Des) – Design Space
  • Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)
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What is the minimum marks required for the exam to get selected in NIFT?

Asked By: Alex Darden,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The percentage required varies every year.

The following are the points that determine the selection:

  • NIFT selection consist of CAT-50%, GAT-30% and Situation Test-20%.
  • If the candidate has scored well in written exam(CAT+GAT), he can be selected for situation test.
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QList of the NIFT campus

Can I have the list of the different NIFT campuses in India?

Asked By: Aneesh Dhalwani,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Rank

Exam

City

1

NIFT

New Delhi

2

NIFT

Mumbai

3

NIFT

Bangalore

4

NIFT

Gandhinagar

5

NIFT

Hyderabad

6

NIFT

Chennai

7

NIFT

Kolkata

8

NIFT

Patna

9

NIFT

Kangra

10

NIFT

Shillong

11

NIFT

Bhubhaneshwar

12

NIFT

Raebarelli

13

NIFT

Jodhpur

14

NIFT

Kannur

15

NIFT

Bhopal

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What is the procedure after I qualify the NIFT exam?

Asked By: Aditi Chatrath,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The candidate who has qualified for the NIFT exam will have the following selection procedure:

  • Situation Test for candidates applying for B. Des course in NIFT and
  • Group Discussion (GD)/Personal Interview (PI) for candidates seeking admission in Masters in Fashion Technology (M. F Tech.), Masters in Fashion Management (MFM) and Masters in Design (M. Des) at NIFT.
  • Candidates for B.F. Tech will be selected on the basis of GAT score
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QCourses offered in NIFT

What are the courses offered in NIFT?

Asked By: Vivek Singh,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The following is the list of courses offered by NIFT:

       1.  Undergraduate Courses offered by NIFT:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Accessory Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Leather Design
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) in Apparel Production

      2.  Post-Graduate Courses offered by NIFT:

  • Master of Design (M.Des) – Design Space
  • Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)
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QOther part time courses

What are the courses in NIFT apart from full-time programs?

Asked By: Dolly Khatri,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • NIFT has a range of Continuing Education Programmes, which have been developed in consultation with reputed academicians and industry practitioners. 
  • The CE Certificate Programmes are aimed at complementing the practical knowledge of the industry professionals with formal technical education in their respective areas of work.
  • The participants receive a NIFT certificate on successful completion of the program.
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