NIFT Bangalore offers a B.Des and B.F.Tech course with specializations in Textile Design, Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories, Knitwear Design, Fashion Communication and Fashion Design a duration of four years and postgraduate level of study for two years. Admission to the same is made on the basis of entrance exams conducted by the college itself.

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NIFT Bangalore Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1986 | Public
Approved by Ministry of Textiles and Government of India
Courses offered | Type UG, PG, and Certificate | Fashion
Selection criteria Entrance Test followed by GD and PI
Test Scores accepted NIFT Entrance Exam
Application Mode | Fee Online and offline | INR 1,500 (General) and INR 750 (Reserved)
Facilities Cafeteria, Laboratories, Library, Hostel, Health Centre,Design Studio , Theatre, and Wifi.
Official website | 08022552550

NIFT Bangalore Ranking 

National Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore has been ranked by various ranking agencies in their 2019 rankings:

  • NIFT Bangalore has been ranked 3rd by the India Today magazine for Best College in Bangalore.
  • The Outlook has ranked college at 4th among Best Colleges in Bangalore.
  • Also, The Week has ranked NIFT Bangalore at 2 for Best Colleges in Bangalore.

NIFT Bangalore Courses

Courses offered by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore are as follows:

Bachelor of Design (B Des.)

  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 in any discipline.
  • Specializations: Accessory Design, Knitwear Design, Fashion Communication, Leather Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, and Fashion Technology.

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Master of Design (M Des.)

  • Eligibility: 3-year Graduate degree in any discipline
  • Specializations: Fashion Management and Fashion Technology.

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National Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore also offers some Certificate courses of 6 months to 1-year duration. The specializations for the same are Design and Patternmaking for Ethnic Apparel, Garment Export and Merchandising Management, and Fashion Clothing Technology. The students are selected on the basis of merits obtained in the qualifying exams.

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NIFT Bangalore Admission 

NIFT Bangalore admission is done on the basis of scores obtained in a particular entrance exam. The entrance exams are further processed by a Group Discussion and Interview.

  • For UG and PG admissions, the students are required to qualify for the CAT (Creative Ability Test) and GAT (General Ability Test).

How to apply?

Applicants may apply both online and offline for the admission. 

  • For the online process, the applicants need to fill the application form available on the official website along with all the required documents. 
  • For the offline process, the applicants are required to fill the application form online and then take a print out of the complete form. The application form is then to be submitted at the college.

Note: The final submission of the form is done only after the application fee is paid. The application fee for the general category applicants is INR 1,500 and for the reserved categories is INR 750.

Mandatory documents required at the time of admission are:

  • Original certificates of qualifying examination i.e. 12th class/ degree (marks Sheet and Certificate).
  • 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).
  • Certificate of Medical Fitness to be signed by a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format in original.

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NIFT Scholarships

Students may apply for the Scholarships at the beginning of the academic year. The scholarship is provided on the basis of merits obtained in the qualifying exams and the parental income level. Scholarships provided are in the form of financial aid, tuition fee waiver, hostel fee waiver, etc. The amount of scholarship to be given or the decision of scholarship to be granted is solely under the consideration of college administration.

College may also offer a scholarship to the deserving candidates under the following categories:

  • College / University Merit Scholarships.
  • Students belonging to the economically weaker sections may ask for fee concession.
  • Merit cum means based scholarships are also awarded by the college to deserving students.
  • Merit & National Scholarships for brilliant students under Central & State Govt.

NIFT Campuses 


National Institute Of Fashion Technology has been a pioneer in the fashion education system in India. The institution combines creative thinking, Knowledge and critical independence. It is composed of all the infrastructure facilities that are required for a top-notch design school.NIFT offers a variety of placement opportunities for the students. Many scholarship programs were introduced by NIFT Bangalore for  supporting the students financially.The institution has been ranked among the Top 10 Fashion institutes.

NIFT Bangalore FAQs

Ques. What are the facilities provided by NIFT Bengaluru ?

Ans. NIFT provides following facilities to students:

  • NIFT Bangalore campus comprises hostels, canteen, resources centre, sports facilities, auditoriums, administrative building, laboratories, activity centres etc.

  • The campus has well-equipped lecture rooms and high-quality classrooms with an advanced teaching methodology that is designed to conduct highly interactive sessions.

  • There is a resource centre within the campus that is well stocked with many National and international fashion and textile journals, periodicals, books, audio-visuals, International collections of many renowned brands and NIFT students Textile collections.

Ques. Does NIFT provide hostel facilities to students ?

Ans. NIFT facilitates residential accommodation to girls at the majority of its campuses. Recreation facilities like television, some indoor and outdoor games are also available in the hostels. The campuses are housed with a cafeteria that provides fresh, hygienic and healthy food.

Ques. What are the hours of operation of the institute?

Ans. The working hours of the institute are 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM from Monday to Thursday and remains off on Saturdays and Sundays.

Ques. How is the placement cell of the university ?

Ans. The institute has a training and placement cell  where students are trained for their better placements. The session remains active during the end of the class.

 Under the training session, students skills are focused like personality development etc. 35% of the total graduates recruited were placed in Retail companies in its recent placements.

 Leading national and international apparel companies vie with each other to recruit NIFT professionals.

Ques. Who are top recruiters of NIFT Bangalore?

Ans. The top recruiters of National Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore are:

  • Snapdeal
  • Lifestyle Group
  • Max Retail
  • Meena Bazar
  • Vishal Megamart
  • Reliance Trends
  • Amazon
  • Flipkart
  • Myntra