Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNAFAU) MFA Admissions 2020: Eligibility, Dates, Admission Process

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Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University offers the following PG degree Arts programmes to its students:

  • MFA (Applied Arts and Visual Communication)
  • MFA (Painting and Visual Communication)
  • MFA (Sculpture)
  • MFA (Photography and Visual Communication)

Only the candidates with a relevant bachelors’ degree are eligible to apply for the above-mentioned courses. The duration of all the courses is 2 years. With a fee of Rs. 57,000/- per annum.

JNAFAU also offers part-time PG courses under the discipline of Fine Arts.

Candidates are required to clear the entrance exam to become eligible for MFA admission. The entrance exam will take place in the month of July.

The MFA aspirants have to submit the application forms before 16 November 2020 (tentative) along with DD of Rs. 1200/- (Rs. 600/- for SC/ST).

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CourseAdmission Link
MFA Applied Arts Admission Link


The candidates must possess a bachelors degree in Fine Arts or any other equivalent degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% in aggregate.

CourseEligibilityAdmission Process
MFA (Applied Arts and Visual Communication)B.F.A (Applied Arts and Visual Communication)Entrance Test
MFA (Painting and Visual Communication)B.F.A (Painting and Visual Communication)Entrance Test
MFA (Sculpture)B.F.A (Sculpture)Entrance Test
MFA (Photography and Visual Communication)B.F.A (Photography and Visual Communication)Entrance Test

The candidate has to clear the entrance exam conducted by the institute.

International students can apply for Provisional Admission into PG programs of the University prior to the commencement of the academic year..

All students admitted under the International Student category are exempted from writing any entrance exam.

Admission Process

Selection to the MFA courses is on the basis of performance of the candidates in the entrance examination conducted by the University.

The written test will be followed by an interview round.

Marks for Test and Interviews:

For Applied Arts and Painting Subjects

Theory 30 Marks
Practical50 Marks
Interview20 Marks

For Photography

Objective30 Marks
Descriptive (Essay)20 Marks
Interview25 Marks
Portfolio25 Marks

For Sculpture

Objective30 Marks
Assessment of 5 photographs submitted20 Marks
Interview25 Marks
Portfolio25 Marks

Minimum qualifying marks for written examination is 50% for general, 45% for physically challenged and 40% for SC/ST. Candidates who score above minimum required marks will be called for interview.

After the declaration of results, the candidates will go through a screening process during which they have to bring the following documents:

  • SSC Marksheet (10+2)
  • BFA Provisional or Degree Certificate
  • Marksheets from VI class onwards
  • Caste Certificate, (if applicable)
  • Residence Certificate, (if applicable)
  • Transfer Certificate of BFA College
  • Migration Certificate (if applicable)

How To Apply

The candidates can apply for the entrance exam from the university official website-

  • A candidate seeking admission must fill in all the details required in the online application forms.
  • The candidate is required to upload a passport-sized photograph along with a scanned copy of the signature.
  • The applicant must submit the application along with the payment of INR 1200/- (600/- for SC/ST)
  • The Candidates claiming concession under SC/ST category have to upload Caste Certificate from (MRO). Otherwise, they have to pay INR 1200/- only.
  • It is recommended to take a print out of the filled-in application form for future reference.

Any false or incorrect statement in the application detected at any stage will render the admission of the candidate null and void.

For International Students, Applications for PG Programmes are accepted each year starting from the month of August till the commencement of the Programmes.

The following Certificates/Documents are to be enclosed with the application:

  • Two attested copies of the marks sheet of the qualifying examination.
  • Two attested copies of the Degree Certificate of the qualifying examination
  • Two copies of the passport of the student
  • A non-refundable Demand Draft towards Application fee + Processing fee in favor of The Director, IRC, JNAFAU, Hyderabad

After the submission of the application, the candidates can download the Hall Ticket from

The candidates shall be ranked in the order of merit. The rank card shall be downloaded from the website.

Check JNAFAU Admission

Admission Reservation

Admission into 85% of seats in each course shall be reserved for the candidates belonging to:

  • Andhra
  • Telangana
  • Rayalaseema

In the ratio of 42:36:22 respectively and the balance of 15% seats shall be unreserved seats.

Non-Local candidates will be considered as ‘other state’ candidates.

They will be considered for admission only under National Integration Scheme (NIS) i.e., 5% of seats in each course.

Admissions in this quota will be applicable only to those candidates who write the Fine Arts and Design Entrance Examination 2020.

Candidates can attend the Spot Admissions counselling for leftover seats, this is offer can be availed only by the local candidates who cleared the entrance exam.

International Students will be admitted over and above the ap­proved intake in each course up to a maximum of 15% of the sanc­tioned seats in each course, depending upon the availability of adequate infrastructure.

Contact Details

Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University,

College of Fine Arts,

Masab Tank, Hyderabad,

Telangana - 500028. Asst.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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