National Institute of Fashion Technology - [NIFT] Rankings


Ranked 4 for Fashion Design by Indiatoday 2020
Ranked 6 for Fashion Design by Indiatoday 2019
Ranked 6 for Fashion Technology by The Week 2020
Ranked 9 for Fashion Technology by The Week 2019
National Institute of Fashion Technology - [NIFT], Patna

National Institute of Fashion Technology - [NIFT], Patna

Patna, Bihar Estd 2008 Public Institute Ranked 4 for Fashion Design by Indiatoday 2020+3 more

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National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Patna was established in June 2008. It is the number 1 institute for fashion education in India and number 17 in the world. NIFT Patna offers undergraduate courses of Bachelor of Design (B.Design) in 4 specializations and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) in Apparel Production and a postgraduate course in Master of Fashion Management (MFM). It also offers a one-year certificate course in Continuing Education (CE) Programme in Fashion and Clothing Technology. The admission is based on the national level entrance examination conducted by NIFT. Admission is given to the students obtaining the highest merit according to the availability of seats and reservation criteria. 

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NIFT Patna Highlights

Established | Type2008 | Public
Courses offeredB.Design- Accessory Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Fashion Communication
B.F.Tech- Apparel Production
MFM- Fashion Management CE Programme- Fashion & Clothing Technology
Basic Admission criteriaNational level Entrance examination followed by counselling 
Application modeOnline
Entrance Test NameNIFT
Ranking8 in India by Outlook Magazine 
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NIFT Patna Ranking

According to Outlook India Magazine's annual ranking of India’s Best Fashion Technology Institutes (in partnership with Drishti Strategic Research Services), NIFT Patna ranks 8 in the year 2019 while it ranks 6 in the year 2018. 

NIFT Patna Courses

NIFT Patna offers undergraduate, postgraduate and Continuing Education Programme courses. For undergraduate degrees, it offers B.Design in 4 specializations and B.F.Tech in Apparel Production. For postgraduate degrees, it offers a Master of Fashion Management. It also offers a one-year Continuing Education Programme in the field of Fashion and Clothing Technology. The following table enlists the various specializations, eligibility and the selection criteria for each course: 

B. DesignDuration: 4 years
Eligibility: 10+2 or diploma
Specializations: Accessory Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Fashion Communication
Selection Criteria: Entrance Test - CAT and GAT
Intake: 176
Fees per annum: INR 2.77 lakhs
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B.F. TechDuration: 4 years
Eligibility: 10+2 or diploma
Specializations: Apparel Production
Selection Criteria: Entrance Test - GAT
Intake: 44
Fees per annum: INR 2.77 lakhs
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MFMDuration: 2 years
Eligibility: Undergraduate degree or undergraduate diploma from NIFT/ NID
Specialization: Fashion Management
Selection Criteria: Entrance Test - GAT
Intake: 45
Fees per Annum: INR2.27 lakhs
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CE Programme (1 year)Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: 10+2 or diploma
Specializations: Fashion and Clothing Technology
Selection Criteria: Interview

Check here: NIFT Patna Fee Structure

NIFT Patna Admission

The admission in NIFT Patna is based on the national level entrance examination conducted by NIFT. Admission is given to the students obtaining the highest merit according to the availability of seats and reservation criteria. The selection criteria for admission is different for different courses. 

How to apply for admission in NIFT Patna?

  • Visit the official website of NIFT ( ) and click on ‘Fresh Candidate’ to create a Log In.
  • Fill the details to register for any program and click on ‘Submit’
  • Log in using email ID and DOB to complete the application form.
  • Fill all the required details in the online application form and click on ‘SAVE’
  • Upload the photograph and signature.
  • The application fee has to be paid through the online payment gateway(Credit Card/ Debit Card) or through Bank Demand Draft(DD) issued in favor of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi.
  • Candidates are advised to keep a print out/photocopy of the Application Form for further reference along with proof of payment. 

All eligible candidates would have to go through the examination process. Entry to the Examination Centre will be allowed with admit cards only. Admit Cards of provisionally eligible candidates will be available for download from the official website. The result of the entrance examination will be displayed on the NIFT website. Selected candidates will be called for counseling. The candidates need to visit the campus for counseling and further admission process.

Reservation of seats

The seats reserved for SC / ST / OBC (Non Creamy)/ GEN-EWS/ Person With Disability (PWD)/ Foreign Nationals / SAARC/ NRI/ OCI/ State Domicile, in each programme are as under


Note: 7 supernumerary seats are reserved for the students belonging to the state of Bihar under the category of State Domicile.

Documents Required

The following documents along with the photocopies shall be required for Admission after qualifying the entrance examination: 

  • Original certificates of the qualifying examination
  • Bank Draft(s) of requisite fee in favor of “NIFT HO” has to be bought. 
  • Proof of date of birth (Secondary School Mark Sheet & Certificate) (Original and Photocopy).
  • SC/ST/OBC- Non-Creamy/ PWD/GEN-EWS (supported with requisite Certificate).
  • Basis of funding of the tuition fee/ certificate of the parents' income 
  • Certificate of Medical Fitness to be signed by a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format in original
  • Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- for seeking provisional admission only in case, the result of the qualifying examination is yet to be declared.
  • An undertaking regarding Anti-Ragging.
  • An undertaking regarding a refund of fee

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NIFT Patna Placement

The placement in NIFT is centralized for all centers and disciplines. Companies can employ students from any campus or course of the institute through two routes which are facilitated by the institute:

  • On-Campus Placements: Companies can register for campus placements. Upon being given a confirmed time and date, they may come to the campus for the placement procedure. 
  • Pre-Placement Offers (PPO): Companies can extend a job offer to students before the on-campus placement. Acceptance of the offer is considered as job placement. In order to provide a fair opportunity to all, such students are not allowed to participate in the On-Campus placement. These offers may be made on the basis of internships/ training/ projects undertaken by the students in the said company.

Some of the top recruiters include: 

PantaloonLevisFabindiaBenettonCalvin Klein
LifestyleMarks & SpencerTanishqWestsideTitan
Christian DiorShoppers StopTimes of IndiaFeminaVogue
GodrejITC Wills LifestyleLiberty ShoesGini & JonyCrest
Shades of IndiaGitanjali Jewellery Pvt. LtdWizcraftCouture AsiaCelebrity Fashions

NIFT Patna Scholarship

The financial strategy of NIFT places student development as a key priority. A considerable sum from NIFT Development Fund is effectively put to use in this core area every year. The criteria to be eligible for the scholarship are as below: 

Category Parental Income ceiling per annumPercentage of Financial Assistance
AUp to INR 1.5 LakhsFor UG- 100% of the Tuition Fee For Pg- 75% of the Tuition Fee
BAbove INR 1.5 Lakhs up to INR 2.5 LakhsFor UG- 75% of the Tuition Fee For PG- 50% of the Tuition Fee
CAbove INR 2.5 Lakhs up to INR 4.0 LakhsFor UG- 50% of the Tuition Fee For PG- 25% of the Tuition Fee

Some of the scholarships and schemes that students can apply to include: 

  1. “Sarthak” NIFT Financial Assistance Scheme 
  2. “Udaan”- NIFT Means – Cum - Merit Scheme For Foreign Studies
  3. Sita Devi Tripathi Scholarship For Girls

NIFT Patna Facilities

The following facilities are provided at the NIFT Patna Campus:

  • Hostel: NIFT Patna offers semi-furnished accommodation for female students only. Mess services are available to all hostellers. Other facilities include RO Water Purifiers and coolers, Washing Machine, Refrigerator, Gym, 2 huge Common Rooms, Indoor/ Outdoor sports facilities in the campus like Table Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Kho-Kho, etc. 
  • Canteen: The campus is housed with a cafeteria that provides fresh, hygienic and healthy food at reasonable rates. The cafeteria is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing the students to utilize their free time to the fullest.
  • Healthcare: Medical aid is available on campus. A doctor and nurse are available to attend to the general medical concerns of the students. A psychologist and an on-campus Counsellor are also available on Campus to counsel students. 
  • Resource Centre: This center caters to the information needs of the students, faculty, and staff. It is the information center for the academic activities of the NIFT Patna Centre. It manages activities related to the regular acquisition, processing of information, and dissemination of information to its users.
  • Incubation Cell: The cell aims at promoting Fashion, Lifestyle, and related businesses by providing them mentoring support. In order to support and enable the start-ups, NIFT Patna has identified an enclosed area of 4000 sq ft on its campus. This enclosed space is to be developed as a co-working space for start-ups which would receive incubation from NIFT Patna.
  • Accessory Design Lab equipped with Lathe machine and various other cutting, drilling, and welding machines. 
  • Other equipment facilities include 3D Printer, Photography StudioMac Lab, Garment Construction Lab, Pattern making Lab, Textile Design Studio, Textile Testing Lab, Digital Studios and IT Labs, and Weaving Studio. 

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Ques. How are students evaluated in the regular programs?

Ans. Continuous evaluation and assessment are undertaken throughout the semester by way of assignments, projects, internships, and presentations.

Ques. What type of projects are undertaken at NIFT Patna?

Ans. Bhagalpur Mega Handloom Cluster Project is sanctioned by DC (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles. A Project for Development of Dyeing & Printing, Design Development, Capacity Building, Production of Value Added Khadi Apparel, and Branding of Bihar Khadi has been sanctioned by the Bihar Khadi Board, Govt. of Bihar. Also, NIFT PATNA did an exclusive drive with the Ministry of External Affairs to hold a passport camp exclusive for NIFT Students, and a record 330 passports were made in a single day at NIFT.

Ques. Does the Institute provide assistance to students to build start-ups?

Ans. The institute has an Incubation Cell to support and enable startups. NIFT Patna currently has 03 start-ups who have received final approval for funding under Bihar Start-up Policy, 2017. Apart from them, there are 22 other applications received by NIFT Patna. The students can also take up internships anywhere in India or abroad with the consent of the department.

Ques. Are there any cultural events organized in the campus? 

Ans. Spectrum is the annual cultural event of NIFT Patna where students from NIFT as well as all leading Educational Institutions in and around Patna co-participate in events spanning the performing arts, sports, debates, fashion shows, and literature.

Ques. How do we contact the college for further details?

Ans. The mailing address of the college is NIFT Campus, Mithapur Farms, Patna - 800001 Bihar. You can also contact them at +91-612-2340032 or email them at 
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National Institute of Fashion Technology - [NIFT] Top Courses, Fees & Eligibility

Bachelor of Design [B.Des]

₹ 270,900 1st Yr Fees
4 Years 30 seats Degree On Campus Graduation Full Time Check Detailed Fees
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Master of Fashion Management [MFM]

₹ 224,700 1st Yr Fees
2 Years 30 seats Degree On Campus Post Graduation Full Time Check Detailed Fees
  • Dates : Application Starts 10 Jan 2020 | Application Ends 20 Jan 2020 Check All Dates
  • Exams Accepted: NIFT
  • Cutoff : 518 MFM
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4 Years 30 seats Degree On Campus Graduation Full Time Check Detailed Fees
  • Dates : Application Starts 22 Oct 2019 | Application Ends 20 Jan 2020 Check All Dates
  • Exams Accepted: NIFT
  • Cutoff : 522 B.F.Tech (Apparel Production)
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Ranking of National Institute of Fashion Technology - [NIFT]
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Fashion Design  #4 out of 35  in  India 2020 ( #6 out of 32 India 2019 )

#1st in Bihar

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Fashion Technology 

#5 out of 8  Top Public Colleges in India 2020

The Week logo

Fashion Technology  #6 out of 19  in  India 2020 ( #9 out of 16 India 2019 )

#1st in Bihar

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    Adil AnsariB. Des in Fashion Communication
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    8.7 /10

    Many industrial leaders in fashion world and apparel manufacturers approach our institute during campus interviews programs. The placement wing which is the central point of contact between students and companies will facilitate the job fairs.

    8/10social life
    9/10campus life
    Shubhangi SB. Des in Fashion Technology
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    8.8 /10

    The college has its own training and placement department which helps students with excellent job opportunity with very good package. The institute conducts pre interview programs to help the students to face real interviews.

    9/10social life
    9/10campus life
    DibyoB.Des. fashion designPursued
    BATCH : 2021

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    9.3 /10

    Placements and job opportunities are quite good and decent in our college. Several companies like A K studio, ACE exports, afdindia, beebay kids apparels, bloomcraft apparels, castle homes, decathlon, elite decor, FAB world, GNP apparels, zorya fashions, etc. have recruited many students from our college with good packages. They even provide internship in the last semester.

    10/10social life
    BATCH : 2021

    My journey in NIFT

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    10 /10

    NIFT was ranked no.6 out of 32 colleges by INDIA TODAY in 2019 for fashion designing and No.9 out of 16 by THE WEEK in 2019 in fashion technology. The main reason behind this success is the faculty members who are working really hard.

    10/10social life
    AnkitaMFM ( masters of fashion management)Pursued
    BATCH : 2020

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    10 /10

    Ranked in top 10 among the best colleges in fashioning designing field by INDIA TODAY in 2019 and In top 10 in fashion technology by THE WEEK in 2019. This college has done some great work in making the careers of the students.

    10/10social life
    Batch : 2017

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    6.7 /10

    Here placements are quite good. Not greater Some companies give great packages and some with average. Not greater. One of the best in a country with companies from every district coming to take the placement.

    7/10social life
    DipankitaBachelor of Design - Textile DesignPursued
    BATCH : 2021


    Remarks -
    9 /10

    The Placement cell helps us in a effective manner to get placed.Moreover the positions offered by the industry for this course is motif designer,print and pattern designer,Strategic Intervener,Innovative design consultant etc..,.The highest salary package they offered to our course is 16 LPA and nearly 95% of the students get placed.

    9/10social life
    MadhumitaBachelor of Design -Leather DesignPursued
    BATCH : 2022


    Remarks -
    9 /10

    The placement opportunities for this field is enormous.Most of the fashion and textile companies visit our campus.The offers provide by the recruiters are Designers, Merchandisers, Range Developers, Buyers, Production Managers and Entrepreneurs. It evolves the salary package about 12 LPA.

    9/10social life
    Batch : 2019


    Remarks -
    8.3 /10

    We have done the same internship for 14 days at Aravind Mills in Ahmedabad. My internship is not a stipend, but in industries like Grasim, the internship requires a stipend of Rs 5,000 per month, and we are free to choose our industries. This is my first internship, and my first chance to work in the real apparel industry. I have experienced that bookish knowledge alone is not enough to survive in a real industrial environment.

    8/10social life
    SaketB.F.Tech(Apparel production)
    Batch : 2018

    My heart beats for the college

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    9.3 /10

    Jobs opportunities were good in number. I got many companies offers in which Sabyasachi and Manyavar mohey etc were included. After doing job for 6 months in mohey I applied for master's degree. Internships were there in the last years of the graduation

    10/10social life

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    Patna - 800001
    Bihar , India

    1.22KmKarbigahiya Bus Stop
    0.45KmPatna Junction railway station

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    National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has issued an official notification with regards to the cancellation of the Situation Test for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) admissions.  The official notification states that the NIFT situation test has been cancelled because of uncert

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    NIFT 2019 Result

    NIFT 2019 Result will be declared in the online mode only in May/June 2019. Candidates can check their respective NIFT 2019 Result at the official website of NIFT, i.e. Candidates must make sure that no candidate will be notified regarding their result via any offline medium. For

    January 16, 2018

    NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern

    NIFT or National Institute of Fashion Technology is a premier institute offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of Design and Fashion Technology. Candidates can seek admission to various campuses of NIFT in the country by clearing NIFT entrance exam. NIFT 2019 exam is schedul

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    NIFT 2019 Admit Card is likely to be released in January 2019. Candidates can avail their respective NIFT Admit Card 2019 from the official website of NIFT, i.e. Candidates must note that their admit card will only be available online and no offline requests for the same will be ente

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