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National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Test -2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open10-Jan-2016

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What is National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Test -2016?


Online Application 20th October 2015 to 10th January 2016
Last Date for submission

10th January, 2016

Last date for online registration with late fees of Rs.5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fees) through Credit/Debit Card only. In case of Demand Draft, the print out of application alongwith Demand Draft should reach the given address before 16th January, 2016 16th January, 2016
Written Entrance Examination for all UG & PG Programmes 14th February, 2016
Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ Interview April - May 2016
Admit Card (Online only) 21st January 2016 (1300 Hrs)

Declaration of Final Result (Online)

End of May/ June 2016

Counselling June 2016 onwards

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

For Bachelor Programmes :

Maximum Age: 23 years as on 1st October, 2015. The upper age limit will be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe/ Differently Abled Person (PHP) subject to following qualifications:

Eligibility for Bachelor Programmes - Design - B.Des. 
(Fashion Design / Leather Design / Accessory Design / Textile Design / Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication)

  • The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi. 
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB). 
  • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in Foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system. 
  • A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects. 
  • 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
Eligibility for Bachelor Programme - Technology 
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) (B.FTech.)
  • The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri- Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB). 
  • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 
  • A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 
  • 3 or 4-years diploma in any branch of Engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education
For Master Programmes : Age - No age limit

Eligibility for Master Programme - Design 
M.Des (Master of Design)

  • Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India 
  • Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only.
  • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.

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. M.Des. would not provide any basic knowledge and skill development in design as a part of Master programme. The programme provides an option to students to earn final semester credits through 'Course Work' or a 'Dissertation'

Eligibility for Master Programme - Management 
M.F.M (Master of Fashion Management)

  • Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India. 
  • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.
Eligibility for Master Programme - Technology 
M.F.Tech. (Master of Fashion Technology)
  • B.F.Tech. from NIFT 
  • B.E / B.Tech. from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.
  1. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply provided:
    1. That they produce a proof of having acquired minimum prescribed qualifications at the time of counselling/admission. 
    2. If the 12th class/final year/final semester (as the case may be) result of qualifying degree/certificate examination is not declared by the concerned Board/University till the date of counselling/admission, his/her admission in that case will be strictly provisional subject to the following conditions:
      1. Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- in the prescribed Proforma (Annexure-I) is submitted. In case the candidate is minor i.e. below 18 years of age, the affidavit shall be signed by his/her parent/guardian. Candidates/ parent /guardians may note that submission of false affidavit is a punishable offence;
      2. The candidate will submit the final result of qualifying degree/certificate providing his/her eligibility on or before 30th September, 2016 to their Campus Director / Jt. Director where the admission has been granted.
      3. In case the candidate fails to submit his/her final result of qualifying degree in the manner as prescribed at (ii) above to prove his/her eligibility on or before 30th September, 2016, whatsoever the reason may be his/her admission will be treated as null and void (cancelled) and entire fee will be forfeited. Any exception will be as per the decision of DG-NIFT, on a case to case basis.
      4. The Campus Director / Jt. Director will be responsible to ensure that the eligibility of all students meet prescribed qualification for admission specially in case of provisional students. The provisional admission will automatically stand cancelled if the candidate fails to submit result in time i.e. 30th September, 2016.
      5. Those candidates who are seeking provisional admission due to non-declaration of their final year/final semester/12th class (refer Annexure -I) will provide proof of having passed all papers in all the previous years /semesters of qualifying degree examination (whichever relevant).
      6. The candidates will also bring the date sheet /admit card/ Principal's certificate as proof of having appeared in the qualifying exam.
      7. Candidates who have appeared for compartment/ Supplementary examination(s) in the 12th standard or final semester/ final year of graduation and the result of the same is not declared by the time of counseling/ admission, such candidates will be considered for admission as per para 1 (b) (ii) above, for the academic session 2016-17.
  2. Any candidate who has not appeared for the qualifying exam before the date of counselling/ admission to NIFT, will not be eligible.
  3. It is further clarified that provisional admission will be considered only in such cases where the result of Final year/semester of the qualifying degree has not been declared by the concerned Board/University in its totality. In case the result has been declared by the concerned Board/ University but it has not been declared in a specific case, for any reason, such cases will NOT be considered under provisional admission category

How can you apply ?

1) Candidates are required to apply online through website: They can access this website also through the ‘Admission 2016 - Apply now!’ banner on the homepage of official website of NIFT (

2) Entries in the application form shall be required to be filled only in English.  

Faqs ?

1     Does NIFT offer any other courses other than the full time program?

NIFT has developed a range of Continuing Education Programmes, which have been developed in consultation with reputed academicians and industry practitioners. These programmes reflect the requirements and concerns of the industry and have been carefully planned to spur professional growth, and are relevant to individuals at different stages of their careers.

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 flexible schedule enables the participants to pursue the programme without interrupting their professional activities. With focus on interactive learning, the programmes provide a congenial environment that integrates theory with practice. The participants receive a NIFT certificate on successful completion of the programme.

Check out details on :

2     How are students evaluated in the regular programs?

Continuous evaluation and assessment is undertaken throughout the semester by way of assignments, projects, internships and presentations. Juries comprising academicians and industry professionals assess students' work and capabilities. The aim is to closely monitor students' evolution as competent professionals and provide critical feedback to students on their performance and development.

3     What are the facilities provided on campus in terms of services to the students?
Students are provided with library (Resource center), hostel facility, canteen, sports zone, medical doctor, Internet access, transportation facility. Check out the specific center website for more details.

4     What type of companies visit for the campus placement regularly?

Name of few employers department wise 

Masters of Fashion Management : 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 , Creatnet, Debenhams, East West, Esprit, Fabindia, FCuk, Federated Group, Francis Wacziarg, Future Group, GAP India, Givo, Indian Terrain, Infosys, ITC Wills Lifestyle , JWT, Koutons, Lacoste, Landmark ,Levis, Li & Fung, Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Mast Lanka, MCann Erickron, Mckinsey, etc. 

Masters of Fashion Technology : 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, Petexx India , 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) : Arvind Garments, Benetton, Freelook, Indus League Clothing, ITC Ltd, Levis, Lifestle, Madura Garments, Modelama Exports, Omega Designs, Orient Craft, Pantaloon, Proline, Shahi Exports, Span India, Spykar , Swarvoski India, Uni Style India, Designers like Rohit Bal, Gaurav Gupta, etc.

Bachelor of Design ( Accessory Design) : 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 Ravisaant etc.

Bachelor of Design ( Leather Design) : ABC Leathers Ltd, Alpine International, Apollo International BCC, Bhartiya International, Century Overseas, Crew BOS, Impluse, 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) : 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) : 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) : Pantaloon, Shopper’s Stop, marks & Spencers, Christian Dior, Lifetsyle, 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) : 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.

5     Is the placement center centric or common across all centers?

The placement in NIFT is centralized for all centers and disciplines.

6     Can the student of any center intern in any place in India/abroad?

Yes. The student can take up internship anywhere with the consent of department.

7     Is there a committee for anti-ragging act at the centers?

Yes each campus has a committee to take care of this. The committee comprises of faculty members and the administrative staff.

8     How does the organization function?

The Institution is headed by the Director General, Who sits at the NIFT HQ in New Delhi. Each Campus is headed by a Director. The academic departments have Chairpersons as academic heads of the respective departments. Each campus the department is headed by the Campus coordinators. Full details can be gathered from the establishment manual posted on the website – Page 13

9     How many heads of departments are there in NIFT

Two –DEAN (A) and Head (AA)

10     Who are key persons at the campus level?

The key persons at the campus level are the

    1. Director
    2. Registrar
    3. Campus Coordinators
    4. Regional Industry Coordinator
    5. Cluster Initiative Coordinator

The details of the centers and their contacts are available at

11     Are there any guidelines and Norms for Woman’s Grievance Committee?

Yes there are guidelines and Norms for women’s grievance cell. The same may be gathered from Page numbers 83, 84, 85 of the establishment manual. The establishment manual is available

12     What does the standing Internal Advisory Committee does and how do they function.

The standing internal advisory committee has been constituted by DG –NIFT for transparent, objective and participative decision making. The details of the various units are Cleary spelt out in the establishment manual from page number 75 to 82

13     Are there recruitment rules for the teaching faculty?

Yes, the recruitment rules are clearly defined in the establishment manual. The complete recruitment rules with the competency code and eligibility criteria is mentioned in the establishment manual from page numbers 95 to 133

14     What is the selection Process of various administrative and academic posts in NIFT?

The Selection process for various groups Academic, Administrative and technical posts in NIFT explained in the establishment manual from page number 134 to 142. It is available on NIFT website

15    What is the conduct rules followed in NIFT?

NIFT follows Government of India; central Civil services (CONDUCT) Rules, 1964 as amended from time to time. For further details log on to :

16     All the details provided in the academic manual are subject to change/amended from time to time as deemed fit.

For any further detailed information kindly visit or visit the nearest NIFT Campus.

Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

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  • The descriptions of programmes are as available in the NIFT portal.
  • All Fees quoted are in Indian Rupees. NIFT reserves the right to change the fees as per government directions.
  • NIFT is not responsible for any delay in receipt of fee payment due to incorrect account number or incorrect personal details. The NIFT also cannot accept liability if payment is refused or declined by the credit/ debit card supplier for any reason.
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