National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Hyderabad, commonly called NIFT was established in 1986 and is the pioneering institute of fashion designing has been providing quality education in the field of textile and apparel industry. NIFT Hyderabad offers UG, PG and continuing education (CE) programs in design stream to students. Admissions to both UG and PG courses are done through a common entrance test conducted by NIFT followed by a situation test. Selection takes into account the performance of the entrance test, situation test and GD/ PI.

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NIFT Important Dates

Last Date for NIFT Application Form 21 Jan, 2021
Last Date for NIFT Application Form (with late fee) 24 Jan, 2021
Admit Card 01 Feb, 2021
Written Exam 14 Feb, 2021

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NIFT Telangana Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1986 | Government
Affiliated to Statutory Autonomous
Accredited to Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
Recognized by AICTE
Courses Offered B.Des, B.F.Tech, MFM, M.Des
Number of courses offered 13 courses in Design stream
Application mode Online & offline
Admission Criteria NIFT Entrance Exam score/ rank
Facilities Available Design Studio, Library, Cafeteria, Hostel, Medical facilities, Labs, gym, Sport complex
Gender intake Co-ed
Official Website
Campus Area 8 Acres

NIFT Telangana Ranking/ Achievement

The college has been recognised as the best fashion Education institute in Hyderabad. It was also ranked 6th Fashion Design institute by India Today 2017. The college has been made a statutory institute in 2006 by an Act of the Indian Parliament with the President of India as ‘Visitor’ and has full-fledged campuses all across the country.

NIFT Hyderabad Courses

NIFT Hyderabad offers UG, PG and continuing education (CE) programs in design stream to students. NIFT, Hyderabad aims to work for the students who aspire to learn and gain a name in the field of fashion. The institute has been working for regular education for the youth in this field for many years. The college provides the following courses at different levels:

Graduation Details
B.Des Duration: 4 years
Eligibility Class 12 pass from a recognized board.
Subjects offered: Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories, Fashion Communication, Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design
Selection Criteria: NIFT Entrance Exam score/ Merit-based
Seats Offered: 30 per course
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BFTech Duration: 4 years
Eligibility Class 12 passes from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects.
Subjects offered: Fashion Technology Apparel Production
Selection Criteria: NIFT Entrance Exam score/ Merit-based
Seats Offered: 30
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MFM Duration: 2 years
Eligibility Graduate from a recognized institute/ university.
Subjects offered: Masters of Fashion Management
Selection Criteria: NIFT Entrance Exam score/ Merit-based
Seats Offered: 30
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(CE) programs Duration: 6 months - 1 years
Eligibility Class 12 pass
Selection Criteria: Interview

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NIFT Hyderabad Admissions

The admission in NIFT Hyderabad for both UG and PG courses is done through NIFT Entrance Exam. Candidates who meet NIFT cut-offs are then supposed to appear for NIFT counselling round. At the time of counselling, candidates need to select the course and college of their choice for admissions.

For CE programmes, candidates are called for a Face-to-face interview at the NIFT campus selected by them for admission. The official website informs: “The interview for each CE Programme is designed to test the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates for the programme opted by them”. Which is taken into consideration while allotting admission.

Admission Cycle: NIFT Hyderabad’s admission details are released in October for degree courses and entrance exams and admissions are conducted in January followed by the next stage of admissions in April/ May. Application forms for CE programmes are released in June followed by the interview round for admissions that is held in August/ September, every year.

Mode of Application: NIFT Hyderabad application process is conducted online for all courses. However, the application form can be submitted offline for CE programmes

How to apply?

  • Admission Guidelines: For admission in UG and PG design programmes offered at NIFT Hyderabad candidates need to fill NIFT Entrance Exam application form online on the official website of the design entrance exam.
  • NIFT selection Process includes a written test, situation test, and interview. Candidates clearing the NIFT exam are called for the further rounds of selection.
  • A System generated letter will be issued to shortlisted candidates with all details regarding counselling schedule and documents required for verification.
  • Students who pass the qualifying examination from any other University and are required to come for NIFT counselling to select the desired course and college.
  • Though the institute does not charge any fee for the primary round of counselling, however each subsequent round of counselling would be charged at the rate of INR 5000.
  • The NIFT has a reservation of total seats for SC/ST, OBC-NCL and Person with Disability (PWD) which can be availed with the relevant certificate.
  • Documents for verification:
  • All-Academic certificates up to qualifying examination. In the case of the final exam appearing candidate, whose result is due, all original mark sheets of the previous semester/years needs to be presented along with the date sheet/admit card for examination.
  • Demand Draft of requisite fee in favour of ‘NIFT HO’. Payable at New Delhi has to be submitted. The candidate’s name, counselling date, contact number, program name, NIFT Rank and Roll Number should be mentioned at the back of DD.
  • Proof of DOB
  • Documents in the prescribed format, in support of the claim of reservation.
  • Parents Income Certificate as the basis for Tuition Fee funding.
  • Medical certificate in the prescribed format issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner.
  • Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- for seeking only provisional admission in case the qualifying examination result is due.
  • Anti-Ragging Declaration and Declaration regarding Fee Refund.

NIFT Hyderabad Cut-off

NIFT Cut Off Round 1 - 2019

Courses General OBC SC ST NRI
MFM 144 654 879 970 807
B.F.Tech (Apparel Production) 240 708 1854 438 373
B.Des Fashion Communication 506 1777 4015 5456 2141
B.Des Fashion Design 613 1756 2490 4327 3199
B.Des Accessory Design 822 3097 5507 6531 4347
B.Des Knitwear Design 932 2970 5333 6631 -
B.Des Textile Design 979 2611 5014 6355 -

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NIFT Hyderabad Placements

The placements for all NIFT campuses and courses are conducted in a centralised pool. As part of NIFT Hyderabad placements, candidates can opt for on-campus placements or Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs). Candidates are informed that PPOs are usually made by companies where students undergo internships/training/ projects as part of their NIFT course curriculum.

NIFT Hyderabad Placements 2019

Every year, NIFT Hyderabad campus placements welcome many top companies. Placements and job opportunities in NIFT are on an upward trajectory – with greater overseas opportunities, the greater number of pre-placement offers, higher pay packages etc. NIFT has embarked on a new restructured curriculum, which has incorporated new and emerging areas including disruptive technologies and taken initiatives for higher industry engagement. Some of the companies that visited for NIFT Hyderabad for campus placements last year are mentioned below.

Ampm Fashions Pvt. Ltd Blackberrys
Artex Apparels Decathlon
Gaurav Gupta Future Group
Emerald Jewel Industry India Ltd Monte Carlo Bata India Limited
Cactus Menswear Fashion Pvt. Ltd Eskay Home Collections Pvt. Ltd.

NIFT Hyderabad Scholarships

NIFT Scholarship is available at the beginning of the year. Students from economically weaker sections of the society and meritorious students are offered scholarships at NIFT Hyderabad. Some scholarship schemes offered at NIFT Hyderabad and some by state and central government that are mentioned in the table below:

Name of Scholarship NIFT Hyderabad Scholarship Details
NIFT Sarthak Waiver of 25% to 100% of tuition fees.
Means-Cum-Merit Financial Assistance Waiver of tuition fee for meritorious students.
Udaan- NIFT Scholarship Scheme for Foreign Studies Allowance/ financial assistance offered to students seeking admission in design courses abroad.

NIFT Hyderabad Facilities

The college is equipped with the state of art infrastructure to help students get the best quality education in the field of design. The college has the best design labs for the students. Few of the facilities are mentioned below.

  • Library- NIFT, Hyderabad library is well equipped with modern facilities and resources in the form of online databases, microfilms, slides, audio-video cassettes, designer garments, materials, accessories, books, journals and project reports etc. The college has a library management system that supports all in-house operations of the library. The library has the following four rooms: Book Stack Area Reading Hall Circulation counter and Technical processing section Materials wing.
  • Hostel- NIFT, Hyderabad hostel rooms are well equipped with a good twin sharing room. It has a visitor’s room, medical room and 24 hours hot-water facilities. The hostel has an internet room with Wi-Fi Connectivity and indoor games. Also, there are around 300 hostel beds for the girls' hostel.
  • Sports complex- The college also has a sports complex with a basketball court, football ground, tennis court, etc.
  • Labs- The college is equipped with various types of labs to help students learn better.

NIFT Hyderabad FAQ

Ques. How many semesters are there in the NIFT curriculum?

Ans. There are over 8 semesters, with the final semester being chosen by the candidate as per his choice of study.

Ques. How does the counselling for the NIFT happen and the allotment of the seat?

Ans. The counselling for admission is according to the central pool of candidates and based on the preference the admission is granted.

Ques. What are the criteria for applying to continuing education (CE) programs?

Ans. The admission for CE programme is based on interview and marks obtained in 12th mark sheet.

Ques. How does the college offer additional career-related help to students?

Ans. The college organised the international and national seminars for the students along with various workshops to give them career-oriented exposure.

Ques. How many seats does the college offer?

Ans. The NIFT Hyderabad Offers a total of 434 Seats in total.

Ques. How can I check NIFT Hyderabad Cut off?

Ans. NIFT Cut-off is released by the conducting authority in online mode on its official website. It gives campus-wise closing rank to provide admission in various under-graduate courses in fashion technology and design. To download NIFT 2020 Cut-off, candidates will be required to visit the official website. Then click on the link for downloading the cut-off. By default, it will appear as a PDF file on the screen.