National Institute Of Fashion Technology

NIFT is a pioneer in envisioning and evolving fashion education in India. It is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institution for Fashion Design, Fashion Technology and Fashion Management at both UG and PG level. NIFT has 15 campuses at Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Raebareli and Shillong.


UG Programs Offered At NIFT

NIFT offers under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs in fashion design, management and technology. At under-graduate level, NIFT offers two degrees viz. Bachelor of Fashion Design (BDes with 6 different specialization available) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech).

A summary is given below:

UG – Design UG – Technology
Program Qualification B. Des. B.F. Tech
Duration 4 years 4 years
Disciplines 6 different* Apparel Production
Number of Seats 1,770 903
Eligibility – Qualification XII grade (10+2) XII grade (10+2) with PCM
Eligibility – Age limit (at 1 June 2012) 23 years 23 years

*NIFT offers 6 different programs in Fashion Design like Apparel Design, Leather Design, Accessory Design, Textile Design, Knitwear Design and Fashion Communication.

Admission Process To NIFT

Candidates applying for different programs are administered with a combination of General Ability Test (GAT), Creative Ability Test (CAT) and Managerial Ability Test (MAT) for the NIFT written entrance examination. Shortlisted candidates from the NIFT written entrance examination are required to undergo a Situation Test.

Key dates for Admission Process are


Steps Dates
Online Registration available From 4th October to 10th January, 2014
Last date of Online Registration 10th January, 2014
Last date of online registration with late fees of Rs.5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fees) through Credit/ Debit Card only. In case of DD, the print out of application along with DD should reach the given address before 17th January, 2014 17th January, 2014
Programmes PHASE I(PBT 1) PHASE II(PBT 2) PHASE II(CBT)
Bachelor of Design 9 9th Feb 2014 23rd Feb 2014
Bachelor of Fashion Technology 9th Feb 2014 23rd Feb 2014
Admit Card (Only online) 27th January 2014 (1300 Hrs)
Situation Test/Group Discussion /Interview April / May, 2014
Declaration of Final Result (Online) End of May / June, 2014
Online Counseling June 2014 onwards

*PBT - Paper Based Test
*CBT - Computer Based Test

Schedule Of Written Examination


Examinations Bachelors Programs test time
B. Design B.F. Tech.
GAT paper 2 pm to 4 pm 10 am to 1 pm
CAT paper 10 am to 1 pm -

NIFT sample papers


PG Programs Offered At NIFT

NIFT offers under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs in fashion design, management and technology. At post-graduate level, NIFT offers three degrees viz. Master of Fashion Design (MDes), Master of Fashion Management (MFM) and Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech)

A summary is given below:

PG – All
Program M. Des. / M.F.M. / M.F. Tech
Duration 2 years
Disciplines Fashion Design, Fashion Management and Fashion Tech.
Number of Seats M.Des. (120 seats), M.F.M. (360 seats) and M.F.Tech (93 seats)
Eligibility – Qualification Specific for each program
Eligibility – Age limit (at 1 June 2012) None

*NIFT offers 6 different programs in Fashion Design like Apparel Design, Leather Design, Accessory Design, Textile Design, Knitwear Design and Fashion Communication.

Admission Process To NIFT

Candidates applying for different programs are administered with a combination of General Ability Test (GAT), Creative Ability Test (CAT) and Managerial Ability Test (MAT) for the NIFT written entrance examination. Shortlisted candidates from the NIFT written entrance examination are required to undergo Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Key dates for Admission Process are


Steps Dates
Online Registration available From 4th October to 10th January, 2014
Last date of Online Registration 10th January, 2014
Last date of online registration with late fees of Rs.5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fees) through Credit/ Debit Card only. In case of DD, the print out of application along with DD should reach the given address before 17th January, 2014 17th January, 2014
Programmes PHASE I(PBT 1) PHASE II(PBT 2) PHASE II(CBT)
Master of Design 9th Feb 2014 23rd Feb 2014
Master of Fashion Management 9th Feb 2014 23rd Feb 2014
Master of Fashion Technology 9th Feb 2014 23rd Feb 2014
Admit Card (Only online) 27th January 2014 (1300 Hrs)
Situation Test/Group Discussion /Interview April / May, 2014
Declaration of Final Result (Online) End of May / June, 2014
Online Counseling June 2014 onwards

*PBT - Paper Based Test
*CBT - Computer Based Test

Schedule Of Written Examination


Examinations Master Programs test time
M. Design M. F. Tech. M .F. Management
GAT paper 2 pm to 4 pm 10 am to 1 pm 10 am to 1 pm
CAT paper 10 am to 1 pm - -

NIFT sample papers


FAQs about NID

1. Are there any reservation seats at NIFT?
Ans.Yes, there are seats reserved for SC / ST / Physically Handicapped Candidates (PHP) / Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI / Domiciled candidates.

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RESERVATION OF SEATS
The seats reserved for SC / ST / Physically Handicapped Candidates (PHP) / Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI, in each program are as under:
SC- 15%
ST- 7.5%
OBC- 27%
Physically Handicapped - 3% (with 40% or more disability)
Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI - 15% (supernumerary)
State Domiciles - 20% (supernumerary)
Note:
ST/SC candidates need to provide produce Caste/Tribe certificate from Competent Authority.
OBC candidates need to produce Caste certificate and would have to comply with non-creamy layer requirements. Declaration and certificate format provided in NIFT prospectus.
PH candidates must produce Disability Certificate issued by Medical Board attached to the Vocational Rehabilitation Centre under Ministry of Labour, Govt of India. Visual, Hearing, Mental Retardation given as PH.
20% seats will be offered, besides 30 seats, for admission to NIFT centres at Patna, Kangra, Bhopal, Kunnur, Shillong, Jodhpur and Bhubaneshwar based on domicile certificate issued to the student or either parent.

2. I have not passed the qualifying exam, appearing for it this year. Can I apply?
Ans.Yes, Candidates appearing for their qualifying examinations can also apply. Their admission, however, will be provisional and subject to obtaining the defined eligibility by 31st July, 2011. Proof of the candidates having successfully passed the qualifying examination will have to be produced at the time of joining the program.

3. What are the fees charged by NIFT?
Ans.NIFT charges approximately Rs 62,000 per semester for Tuition and Other fees including security deposit, alumni association fees, library fees, mediclaim etc. Hostel and Mess charges are different depending upon the campus, but is approximately Rs 35,000 per semester.

4. What are the educational qualifications in detail for admission to NIFT PG programs?
Ans.NIFT prescribes different qualification criteria for different post-graduate programs.

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Master of Design (M.Des.)
Undergraduate Degree from any institute / university recognized by law in India
or
Diploma in UG Design from NIFT / NID only
Note:
Design Space is an advanced course that demands an understanding of fundamentals in design and presupposes that candidates would be familiar with the basic skills and theories for successful completion of the programme. NIFT programme would not provide any basic knowledge and skill development in design as a part of Master programme.
Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M.)
Undergraduate Degree from any institute / university recognized by law in India
or
Diploma in UG Design from NIFT / NID only
Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.)B.FTech. from NIFT
or
B.E / B.Tech from any institute / university recognised by law in India

5. What types of questions are asked in written exam i.e. GAT, CAT and MAT?
Ans.NIFT has provided clear guidelines about the type of questions that will be asked as part of the written test papers.

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GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT):
This test will comprise of various subtests as given below:

1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
2) Communication Ability: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, etc.
3) English Comprehension: This sub-test is to test one’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage.
4) Analytical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s inference and logic from the given information.
5) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.
CREATIVE ABILITY TEST (CAT): This test is administered to judge the skill, power of observation, innovation and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the candidate’s usage of color and illustration.
MANAGERIAL ABILITY TEST (MAT): It is a test to judge the managerial effectiveness.
This test comprises of various sub-tests as given below:
1) Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate's managerial ability.
2) Logical Ability: This sub-test is aimed to evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify the logic or reason involved in a particular problem given and applying the logic in solving the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

6. What types of questions are asked as part of the phase 2 of admission process i.e. Situation test, group discussion and interview?
Ans.NID does not provide any clear guidelines about the type of questions that will be asked as part of the phase 2 of selection process.

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CASE STUDY BASED GROUP DISCUSSIONS:
Shortlisted candidates are required to go through Group Discussions. It would entail a discussion comprising of approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study given on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on the following parameters:
1) Conceptual clarity
2) Knowledge of the topic assigned
3) Contribution made on the topic to the group
4) Interpersonal skills
5) Ability to generate new ideas
6) Problem solving approach
7) Leadership qualities
8) Effective communicationPERSONAL INTERVIEW:

Shortlisted candidates are required to go through a Personal Interview. A candidate is judged on the various parameters as listed below:
1) Career orientation
2) Aptness for the field
3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
4) Communication
5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

7. What is the seat distribution by campus and by programs offered?
Ans.NID works actively to arrange campus placement for its students at under-graduate and post-graduate level. Estimated average salary of a PG pass is Rs 6 – 10 lacs. The highest salary for an NID graduate in 2009 was Rs 10 lacs. For full details of placement process visit NID official placement page at

8.Does NIFT provide campus placement?
Ans. NIFT works actively to arrange campus placement for its students at under-graduate and post-graduate level. Per the NIFT placement report 2013, the salary range at post-graduate level was Rs 1.8 to 5.95 lac. For full details of placement process visit NIFT official placement page www.nift.ac.in/placements.html

9. Does NIFT provide any financial assistance to needy students?
Ans. NIFT offers fee subsidies to students who are in need of financial assistance as per the provisions made in Means-cum- Merit Financial Assistance Scheme. NIFT also offers assistance through a Student Assistantship Programme which gives them part time employment within the Institute itself. For more details visit www.nift.ac.in/scholarship.html

10. In which cities will the NIFT Written Test at Phase 1 be conducted for 2014?
Ans.NIFT Phase 1 Written Test (UG & PG) will be conducted at several cities across the country

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LIST OF EXAMINATION CENTRES FOR NIFT 2012 Written Exam
Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhopal Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai
Cochin Coimbatore Dehradun Delhi Guwahati Hyderabad
Jaipur Jammu Jodhpur Kangra Kannur Kolkata
Lucknow Madurai Mumbai Nagpur Patna Pune
Raipur Ranchig Surat Udaipur Vadodara Vishakhapatnam
Shillon

11. What is the application process for NIFT?
Ans. The application process for the NIFT admissions of next year start by November of each year. NIFT 2014 - How to Apply