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 | Type 2008 | Public
Courses offered B.Design- Accessory Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Fashion Communication
B.F.Tech- Apparel Production
MFM- Fashion Management CE Programme- Fashion & Clothing Technology
Basic Admission criteria National level Entrance examination followed by counselling 
Application mode Online
Entrance Test Name NIFT
Ranking 8 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: 

Course Details
B. Design Duration: 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. Tech Duration: 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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MFM Duration: 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

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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

SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC(Non-Creamy) 27%
PWD 5%

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: 

Pantaloon Levis Fabindia Benetton Calvin Klein
Lifestyle Marks & Spencer Tanishq Westside Titan
Christian Dior Shoppers Stop Times of India Femina Vogue
Godrej ITC Wills Lifestyle Liberty Shoes Gini & Jony Crest
Shades of India Gitanjali Jewellery Pvt. Ltd Wizcraft Couture Asia Celebrity 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 annum Percentage of Financial Assistance
A Up to INR 1.5 Lakhs For UG- 100% of the Tuition Fee For Pg- 75% of the Tuition Fee
B Above INR 1.5 Lakhs up to INR 2.5 Lakhs For UG- 75% of the Tuition Fee For PG- 50% of the Tuition Fee
C Above INR 2.5 Lakhs up to INR 4.0 Lakhs For 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