National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhopal was established in the year 2008 by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. NIFT is a popular college brand and is the most premier institution of Fashion Designing and Technology in the country. Bhopal. It has been ranked 10thfor Fashion Design by The Week in 2017.

NIFT Bhopal offers 3 courses in total. The course at UG level is B.Des. in 2 specializations i.e. Accessory Design and Textile Design. At the PG level it offers a Master of Fashion Management program. Apart from this it offers a certification course of Fashion Design & Clothing Technology (FDCT). 

Candidates must have passed 10+2 in any discipline to apply for the B.Des. and FDCT program. For the MFM course, they must have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline. 

The admissions to B.Des and MFM will be provided based on NIFT Entrance Exam cutoff. However, the institute offers admissions to FDCT based on Personal Interviews.

The campus at Bhopal is equipped with facilities such as practical laboratories, IT labs, The Resource Centre, studios, accommodation and spacious classrooms. The institute gives equal importance to both theory and application making it unique in the domain of fashion studies.

NIFT Bhopal Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2008 | Public
Affiliated to Ministry of Textiles
Set by Government of India
Entrance Exam NIFT
Courses Offered B.Design, M.F.M., FDCT
Popular Courses B.Design, M.F.M.
Application Mode Online and Offline
Admission Criteria NIFT Entrance Exam Performance (for B.Des and M.F.M) Merit-based with GDPI (for FDCT)
Top Recruiters ITC, Landmark, Lifestyle International, Puma, Sabyasachi
Facilities Available Hostel, Laboratories, IT labs, Studios, Video Conference Room, Resource Centre, Canteen
Official Website

NIFT Bhopal Ranking

NIFT Bhopal has been ranked 10thin Fashion Design by The Week in 2017.

Body/Magazine Ranking Year
The Week 10th (for Fashion Design) 2017

NIFT Bhopal Courses 

NIFT Bhopal offers B.Design. in two specialisations at the bachelor’s level, M.F.M at the master’s level, along with a FDCT course as part of the Continuing Education (CE) programme. The details of the courses offered are as follows:

Course Details
B.Design Duration: 4 Years
Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent from any recognized board
Subjects: Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories, Textile Design
M.F.M. Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Graduation/Diploma from any Recognized University
Subjects: Fashion Management
CE Programme Duration: 1 Year
Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent from any recognized board
Subjects: Fashion Design & Clothing Technology (FDCT)

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NIFT Bhopal Admissions

Admissions at National Institute of Fashion Management, Bhopal generally take place through an entrance exam (NIFT) followed by other assessment procedures like group discussions and personal interviews.

Candidates for the B.Design and M.F.M course will be shortlisted for counselling based on their performance in NIFT exam. Selection would take place based on the NIFT score, situation test, group discussion and personal interview.

Candidates for the FDCT course would be selected based on merit followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

The total seat intake of the college is 471 students. The seats are divided in the courses as follows:

Course Stream Intake
B.Design Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories 121
Textile Design 134
M.F.M Fashion Management 58
Continuing Education (CE) Programme Fashion Design & Clothing Technology (FDCT) 27

How to Apply?

Students who wish to apply for the B.Design and M.F.M at NIFT Bhopal may follow the below steps for the admission process:

  • Candidates must check their eligibility and apply for the qualifying exam online: NIFT Entrance Exam.
  • Based on the score and rank obtained, candidates would be shortlisted for counselling. The allotment of seats is based on the NIFT score along with the Situation Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Students who wish to apply for the FDCT programme at NIFT Bhopal may follow the below steps for the admission process:

  • Candidates must check if they are eligible to apply for the course.
  • If eligible, candidates should obtain the admission form from NIFT Bhopal Centre either via post or by hand.
  • Payment can be done through a Demand Draft drawn in favour of National Institute of Fashion Technology, which is payable at any of the NIFT centres.
  • All applicants will have to attend the interview at NIFT, Bhopal to get assessed for their knowledge, skill and aptitude relevant to the course.
  • In case of selection, full course fee, along with the Resource Centre membership fee will have to be deposited within the stipulated/notified time, failing which seat will be given to the candidate next on the merit list.

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Cut Offs (2019)

Courses General OBC SC ST NRI
B.Des. Accessory Design 2216 4401 6309 - 3279
Textile Design 2205 4080 6273 6620 5588
M.F.M. 318 978 1132 - -

NIFT Bhopal Placements

Placements are available at NIFT Bhopal which opens up a lot of opportunities for the students studying here. The placement data as provided by the college shows an average salary of 4.3 lakhs p.a. for students pursuing B. Design (Accessory Design). Some of the popular recruiters include ITC, Landmark, Lifestyle International, Puma, Reliance Brands, Sabyasachi, Tommy Hilfiger, Vardhaman etc.

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NIFT Bhopal Scholarship

There are need-based scholarships available for students from economically weaker families. There are two types of scholarships:

  • Sarthak: It provides financial assistance by providing a waiver of certain % of the tuition fee based on levels of family income. The benefits of the scheme do not apply for NRI candidates.

For Under-graduate students, the scheme is as follows:

Category Parental income ceiling p.a. % of Financial Assistance
A Upto Rs. 1.5 lakhs 100% of tuition fee
B From Rs. 1.5 lakhs upto Rs. 2.5 lakhs 75% of tuition fee
C From Rs. 2.5 lakhs upto Rs. 4 lakhs 50% of tuition fee

For Post-graduate students, the scheme is as follows:

Category Parental income ceiling pa. % of Financial Assistance
A Upto Rs. 1.5 lakhs 75% of tuition fee
B From Rs. 1.5 lakhs upto Rs. 2.5 lakhs 50% of tuition fee
C From Rs. 2.5 lakhs upto Rs. 4 lakhs 25% of tuition fee
  • Udaan: It provides financial assistance to students wanting to go abroad for a semester exchange program. This scholarship is provided based on need and merit to students with low family incomes.

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NIFT Bhopal Facilities

Following are the facilities provided by the college to cater to the needs of the students:

  • Hostel: The college offers hostel facilities for 65 first year girl students with well-equipped double or triple occupancy rooms. The hostel has various facilities including doctor on call, recreation room, indoor and outdoor sports facilities.
  • Resource Centre: The Resource Centre supports the students, faculty and researchers by providing valuable information to its members via its services. Its services include – a. Library Wing, which has a rich collection of books, journals, audio-visual materials, copy disks etc., relevant to the topics of study; b. Material Wing, which consists of 300 garments, fabric swatches, handicrafts and accessories which aid students to receive hands-on-experience. Other services including book reservation, document clippings, photocopying and scanning services. The Resource Centre is fully equipped with internet.
  • Design Studios: The college has 8 design studios
  • Laboratories and Workshops: Fully equipped laboratories and workshops are present to help the students gain practical knowledge – Weaving lab, Dyeing & Printing lab, General and Leather workshops, along with 3D printer and Laser Cutter Machine.
  • IT Labs: Fully equipped IT labs with high speed internet connection and latest graphic software, computerised embroidery machine, digital tablets and soft body dress forms.
  • Other facilities: Other facilities at NIFT Bhopal include Canteen/Mess, Stationery Shop, Transport (bus), Healthcare (Doctor and Psychologist)

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NIFT Bhopal Faculty

The faculty at NIFT Bhopal is highly qualified in the field of fashion design and technology and are committed to imparting strong foundations of knowledge in the students. The institute has dedicated professors with good qualifications. For more information on faculty, visit

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Ques. Is NIFT Bhopal a good college?

Ans. National Institute of Fashion Technology has its own brand image that everyone knows of. Now the new campus at Bhopal has entered into this arena. NIFT is highly preferred among students seeking admission in the domain of Design, Fashion Technology and Fashion Management. The college has a good reputation for offering quality education and having good infrastructure.

Ques. What are the documents required while applying for an admission in this college?

Ans. Following are the documents required: 
  1. Attested copies of certificates proving candidate’s eligibility for the programme applied for.
  2. Attested copies of documents providing details of work experience if applicable.
  3. In case a working professional is applying for any programme, then the candidate is supposed to submit a certificate from his/her current employer stating his/her position in the organization.

Ques. Is there any relaxation for students having reservations?

Ans. Yes, there is a relaxation in terms of maximum age limit to apply to courses for students having reservation. Moreover, the NIFT entrance exam’s cut offs also vary due to reservation, with lower cutoffs for students from minority backgrounds.

Ques. Is there any particular uniform for the college?

Ans. No, NIFT does not have any specific dress code to which students must adhere to. NIFT offers a creative environment to everyone studying there, thereby there is no restriction on what clothes the students must wear.

Ques. Are there placements available for all the courses at NIFT, Bhopal?

Ans. Placements are available for B.Design courses across both the specialisations and for the M.F.M course. However, placement services are not offered for the students of CE (Continuing Education) programmes like FDCT. This is the case with every NIFT Campus and not just Bhopal.