National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Kolkata Admission 2021: UG, PG Admissions, Eligibility, Selection Criteria

Kolkata, West Bengal AICTE Estd 1986 Public Ranked 8 For Fashion Design By Indiatoday 2020 +3 more
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National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata campus is one of the topmost institutes in India. This institute was established in 1995 and they have 16 campuses across the country. This institute was ranked 6th for fashion design outlook by Outlook 2019.

NIT Kolkata Quick Update

June 02: NIFT Final Result 2021 for M.Des, MFM, M.F.Tech declared. Check Here

May 27: NIFT Result 2021 for B.F.Tech Declared. Check Here

May 03: NIFT Admission 2021: Revised Dates for Foreign Candidates. Check Here

NIFT Admission 2021: Online interviews will be conducted from April 19 onwards for admission to Master of Design, Master of Technology and Master of Fashion Management. Meanwhile, NIFT Admission 2021 for PhD programs has started, apply till May 2, 2021 (11:59 PM). 

NIFT has now started the online process for shortlisted candidates to select the interview dates for M.Des, MFM, and MFT Admission 2021. Visit the official website to complete the process.

The Kolkata campus offers 6 B.Des. programs and B.FTech. program at the undergraduate level. It also has a postgraduate level program of Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M.) offered to graduate students.

B.Des. the program is offered in six different specializations. The intake capacity for the B.FTech. and M.F.M. programs are 30 seats each. B.Des. the program has a total of 120 seats with 30 seats per specialization, making it a total intake of 240 seats per year.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Kolkata campus accepts applications from eligible candidates through a centralized application process which is common for all campuses.

The selection process for B.Des. comprises a written examination comprising a Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT), followed by a Situation Test to be undertaken by shortlisted candidates of the written examination. Admission to B.F.Tech. is granted on the basis of GAT.

For the M.F.M programme, the selection process comprises Written test comprising a General Ability Test (GAT) followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD/PI) for shortlisted candidates of the written examination. 

To apply for admission, the candidates must visit the official website of NIFT.

NIFT Kolkata Admission Highlights 2021

Name National Institute of Fashion Technology
Type of University Govt.
Basic admission criteria Entrance exam (GAT) & Counselling
Mode of application Online
Exam mode Offline
Scholarship Yes
Counselling NIFT counselling

Important Dates

EVENTDATE
PhD Registration DeadlineMay 2, 2021

NIFT Kolkata UG Admission 2021

NIFT Kolkata campus is currently offering UG level bachelor’s degree courses in the field of Fashion technology & Design. Under that, they offer specializations in Fashion design, Accessory design, Textile design, Knitwear design, Fashion communication & Leather design. B.FTech. is offered with the specialization in Apparel production.

Course B.Des.
B.FTech.
Type Full Time
No. of Specialisations B.Des.: 6 Specializations
B.FTech. : 1 Specializations
Basic Eligibility Criteria Candidate must pass 12th std from recognized board
Basic Admission Criteria Entrance exam (GAT/CAT)

Key points for admission

  • In B.Des. there are a total of 120 seats, 30 seats for each specialization.
  • The capacity of B.FTech. is just 30 seats.
  • Candidates seeking admission in this institute, who have not yet completed their last semester/final year/12th, have to show the proof of clearing all the exams/semesters.

NIFT Kolkata UG Eligibility Criteria

Educational qualification for Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) (B.FTech) Programme and B.Des. should be any of the following: 

  • 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.

or

  • 3 or 4-years diploma in any branch of Engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education

or

  • 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.

or

  • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to a 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

or

  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/ Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB).

NIFT Kolkata UG Selection Criteria

B.Des.

  • For candidates to the UG Design programmes, the selection process comprises a written examination comprising a Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT), followed by a Situation Test to be undertaken by shortlisted candidates of the written examination. 
  • In case of foreign nationals, the candidate must have a valid SAT score for admission in B.Des.
  • Students have to appear for the college entrance exam and selection is done through the merit of the exam.
  • In case of equal scores at the entrance exam, candidates who are older (by age) will be given the preference.

B.FTech.

  • For B.F.Tech. candidates, GAT will be the final test for selection.

NIFT Kolkata PG Admission 2021

Kolkata campus of NIFT offers master’s degree in Fashion management (M.F.M).

Course MFM
Type Full Time
Specialisations Fashion management
Basic Eligibility Criteria Bachelor’s degree in any field/UG degree from NIFT/NDI
Basic Admission Criteria Entrance exam + GDPI

Key points for admission

  • The capacity of M.F.M is just 30 seats.
  • Fees ranging for M.F.M INR 2.6 lakh.

NIFT Kolkata PG Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates willing to get admission in M.F.M program must have bachelor’s degree or certificate of 3 years in Design from NIFT or NID.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualification exam are also eligible to apply, for that, they just have to show the proof of acquiring the minimum prescribed qualification at the time of counselling.

NIFT Kolkata PG Selection Criteria

  • For the M.F.M programme, the selection process comprises Written test comprising a General Ability Test (GAT) followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD/PI) for shortlisted candidates of the written examination. 
  • In case of foreign nationals, the candidate must have a valid GMAT score for admission in MFM.

GAT (General Ability Test) for MFM is a written test of a total duration of 180 minutes and consists of 150 questions divided among several sections namely Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability & English Comprehension, Analytical & Logical Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Case Study.

How to Apply for NIFT Kolkata?

Documents Required at Counselling

  • 10+2 mark sheet/degree mark sheet & certificates –original as well as Xerox.
  • Scanned copies of the original certificates have to be submitted on CD/Pen drive.
  • Bank draft(s) of requisite fee in favor of ‘NIFT HO’.
  • Proof of DOB (10th STD mark sheet/certificate) - original & Xerox.
  • SC/ST/OBC-Non creamy /physically challenged certificate.
  • Domicile certificate-as applicable.
  • Basis of funding of the tuition fee/income certificate of the parents.
  • Medical certificate stating medical fitness.
  • Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs. 10/- (only for those, who are seeking provisional admission)
  • Undertaking regarding Anti-ragging
  • Undertaking regarding refund of fee.

Application Procedure

The NIFT campus accepts all the applications from the eligible candidates through the application process which is common for all the other campuses of NIFT across the country. In order to apply, here are the following steps:-

  • Candidates can apply online by visiting the official website.
  • Candidates are requested to kindly check out the eligibility & should look at the guidelines of the institution before filling up the application form. The prospectus is available on the website of the institution. You can download it for free.
  • Everything has to be filled up correctly in the application form, for example, your name, contact, other information etc for communication purpose.
  • The application fee can be either paid through online banking by using credit/debit card, or you can do it offline by using Bank DD.
  • The application fee is as follows:-
Categories/Caste Fees
General/OBC (Non-creamy) INR 1500/-
SC/ST/PHP INR 750/-
  • Candidates who will pay the application fee through DD has to obtain the draft before filling up the form & also have to furnish the details of the DD in the application form.
  • The candidates, who have paid the application fee through DD, have to send the hard copy of the application form, (which has to be filled up completely in all respect) on the mentioned address:-

Project Manager - CMS

All India Management Association

Management House,

14, Institutional Area,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

  • The applications have to be filled up correctly, and have to reach to the mentioned address in time or else the application will not be accepted. 
  • The candidates are requested to keep the photocopy of the application form and proof of the payment for further reference.

NIFT Kolkata Reservation

Seats are reserved to SC/ST/Specially challenged/Foreign nationals/SAARC/NRI in each program.

Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC – Non creamy 27%
Specially challenged 3% (40%+ disability)
NRI/Foreign nationals/SAARC 15% (supernumerary)
OB state domicile 20% (supernumerary)

NIFT Kolkata Scholarships

NIFT provides 3 main scholarships through the following schemes.

  • Educational loan: NIFT has collaborated with Union Bank of India (UBI) for the student’s educational loan facility with 11.75% rate of interest. Students’ belonging from SC/ST, the rate of interest is 11.25%. Even for girls the rate of interest is same as for the students of SC/ST, i.e. 11.25%.
  • NIFT means -cum- financial support scheme: NIFT offers limited subsidies to only those students who came in the merit list & who are really in need of financial help under the Means-cum-Financial support scheme. Students who want to avail this scheme, have to fill up the form with the parental income certificate & have to contact to the Student Development Activity Coordinator (SDAC) at the campus, during the time of admission.
  • Assistance programme: NIFT also provide assistance through Student Assistance Programme. In this, students get part time job within the campus.

FAQs

Ques. What is the ranking for NIFT, KOLKATA ?

Ans. The Ranking for NIFT, Kolkata are as follows:
  1. Ranked 6th by Outlook 2019
  2. Ranked 7th by The Week 2019
  3. Ranked 8th by India Today 2019

Ques. Does foreign students can apply? 

Ans. NRI candidates, who are eligible to apply, can apply online with the application fee which is US$100 through the online NIFT gateway.

Ques. What are the facilities provided by the Kolkata campus?

Ans. Facilities offered at NIFT Kolkata include seminar halls, video conferencing room, campus canteen and kiosks, indoor and outdoor sports, round-the-clock security, and wifi-enabled campus. NIFT Kolkata campus offers hostel facility to female students. The college campus also has labs for UG and PG courses offered by it. Some of the labs available at the college include Photo-Lab / Studio, Weaving Lab, Computerized Knitting Lab, Pattern making / draping labs, Flat Bed Knitting Lab, Design Studios, Construction labs

Ques. Can students intern anywhere in the country/outside the country?

Ans. Students are allowed to take internships anywhere across the country or outside the country. But the institution has to be informed about the same.

Ques. Is there any scholarship provided to the NIFT Students?

Ans. Yes. Kolkata campus of NIFT offers scholarships to the eligible & meritorious candidates, helping them financially to pursue their studies. 

NIFT, Kolkata Fees & Eligibility

CourseFeesEligibility
M.Des1.67 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Pass in Graduation + NIFT
B.Des1.67 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Pass in 10+2 + NIFT
B.F.Tech1.67 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Pass in 10+2 + NIFT
MFM1.67 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Pass in Graduation + NIFT
M.F.Tech1.67 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Pass in Graduation + NIFT
Ph.D.2.25 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Post Graduation
COURSEADMISSION LINK
B.Des
M.Des
Admission Link
Ph.D. Design
Admission Link

*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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8.8 /10

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NIFT and NID didn't go to nid. Applied quota as OBC. Minimum marks should be 22 or there are 3 papers for entrance on NIFT like GAT, CAT and Situation test so 1 round is about gat and cat if students qualify for this they pass to situation test. The Counselling was through a zoom meeting where we were provided with an earlier seat availability chart and according to rank students joined and whatever course they wanted was allotted.

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10.0 /10

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I'm interested in fashion and that is y I choose nift, and in wanted to explore more and. I am a pcm student but I did not want to go to any engineering colleges and I always wanted to do something different from all my cousins and that is why I am in nift. also nift gives us soo many oportunities.

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S
5.3 /10

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Because i was interested in creativity and exploring deisgns so Nift gave me the platform where I can put my ideas to another level. This is the place where i got the opportunity to fulfil my dreams and to accomplish them and moreover where i got to know more about myself . A place where it taught me the reality to life the upcomings all the negative as well as positive aspects of life. Since it was my first place where i started leaving away from my family , friends and relatives. So it was really a great experience for me.

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As
7.5 /10

Admission :

First i fill the Nift Entrance form in October. Exam happened in February. There are two phase of exam 1st is GAT & CAT General ability test and creative ability test. If you pass the exam then you can appear for SAT which is situation ability test and then after result. You'll get admission on the basis of common merit rank.

Remarks :

Its really good. It's not a big campus like IIT, IIM but its unique. Structure of the campus is very unique. We have all the facilities for the design students. I love the campus. No negative remarks for Nift Kolkata.

8 /10 faculty
8 /10 placement
5 /10 social life
9 /10 course
6 /10 hostel
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Ny
7.7 /10

Admission :

Their is few steps of admission in nift. Nift conduct all india exam bcos it is government college and it has centre all across the india. The the 1st step is filling the form then cat and gat exam on same day after clearing them i finally move on to 3rd exam which is situation test, then clearly all exam we get ranks according to our mark in all three exams. Then the final step is counseling in which we get centre and department according to availability of seat and as per our rank.

Remarks :

The positive are:- 1. The faculties are very good and friendly 2. The proper labs and machines are there. 3. A very good placement opportunity provided. The negatives are:- 1. The fees structure are very expensive it need to be less and affordable.

9 /10 faculty
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8 /10 social life
9 /10 course
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7 /10 campus life
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SM
8.3 /10

Admission :

I took coaching in AFD, Delhi for a year to get into NIFT. The admission forms released in November, following which I got my admit card in the end of January. The GAT offline and online tests took place in the 2nd week of Feb and every candidate had the option to appear for either of the tests or both. I took the offline test. Results were announced by the end of April. And the first round of counseling started in May. In June, my course started as a foundation programme.

Remarks :

I'm happy here, and that's all that matters it's not the best as there's always a scope for improvement in everything.

9 /10 faculty
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SK
8.2 /10

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Infrastructure should be change or there should be renovation done.

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PB
3.5 /10

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College management was not good at all they needed to be more friendly and more cooerative as there people from all over the country.

3 /10 faculty
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Ad
8.8 /10

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NIFT is a design school that includes all the fashion aspects. It is under the Ministry of Textiles. The student has to apply for the entrance exam first to get into NIFT. The course is a bit expensive but yet worth it because students get various opportunities in future and also the placements are satisfactory. The faculties here are really cooperative.

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Rs
7.8 /10

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The college is pretty good with a well-maintained campus. The course is relatively new as compared to other courses. So u have less competition and more chances of growth. NIFT provides you to explore your creative ideas in designing and provides a good mentorship to help you out with your projects and course. The admission process is pretty simple, you have to appear for all India level examination which normally has three round but in 2020 due to pandemic, there were only two rounds and the result was declared on the basis of these two rounds. The third round is a kind of spot round where you have to prepare some 3d models with explanations so that your teacher can evaluate your project properly. NIFT is going to be ranked among top colleges in the coming future as it has a wide scope. So it's better to go for NIFT courses rather than choosing other courses. The student just has to explore his creativity for a bright future in NIFT.

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NIFT is a design school that includes all the fashion aspects. It is under the Ministry of Textiles. The student has to apply for the entrance exam first to get into NIFT. The course is a bit expensive but yet worth it because students get various opportunities in future and also the placements are satisfactory. The faculties here are really cooperative.

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