NIFT Chennai was established in 1986 for the design, management, and technology for the International Brand. This Institute offers a four-year bachelor's degree in B.Des, B.FTech, and two-year Master Programs in M.F.M. and M.FTech. Apart from these, the institute also offers diploma and certificate courses in fashion management and technology. The admission is based on the entrance exam. The application process is conducted online.

It has been ranked at #3 by India Today Survey 2020. Some of the top recruiters that visit the campus for placement are Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd, India Connection, Go Go International Bangalore, Celebrity Fashion Ltd, etc.

NIFT Chennai Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1986 | Government
Accredited by AICTE
Set by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
Courses Offered B. Des., B.F. Tech, MFM, and M.FTech
Entrance Exam CAT and GITAM GAT
Application Mode Online
Selection Criteria Entrance Examination and Merit-Based
Counseling College Campus
Official Website

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NIFT Chennai Course

The courses offered at NIFT are under UG and PG Level. The admission in these courses is offered for students based on Entrance Examination and Campus Counselling. The top merit-list will be prepared after the campus counseling by the College Admission Authority.

Courses Details
B.Des Duration: 4 Years
Specializations: Fashion Design, Accessory Design, Leather Design, Knitwear Design, fashion communication, and Textile Design
Eligibility: Candidates must pass 10+2
Selection Criteria: Entrance Exam (CAT + GAT + Situation Test)
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B.F.Tech Duration: 4 Years
Specializations: Apparel Production
Eligibility: Candidates must pass 10+2 with PCM
Selection Criteria: Entrance Exam (GAT)
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M.Des Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Candidates must pass Bachelor’s degree from any recognized Institute affiliated by any recognized University
Selection Criteria: Entrance Based
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M.F.M Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Candidates must pass Bachelor’s degree from any recognized Institute affiliated by any recognized University
Selection Criteria: Entrance Based (GAT) followed by GD/ PI
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M.F.Tech Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Candidates must pass Bachelor’s degree from any recognized Institute affiliated by any recognized University
Selection Criteria: Entrance Based (GAT) followed by GD/ PI
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Diploma in Fashion Technology & Design Duration: 2 Years & 1 Year
Specializations: Diploma in fashion & Fit Style, Diploma in Textile CAD, Fashion & Retail Store Operations, Apparel Production & Merchandising, Footwear Design, and Production Technology
Eligibility: Candidates must pass 10+2 from any recognized board or State board
Selection Criteria: Merit Based

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NIFT Chennai Admission

Admission is invited for Candidates to apply in UG, PG and Diploma courses under various specializations. Candidates have to visit the NIFT official website to apply for the Admission at UG, PG and Diploma level courses under various streams. 

How to Apply?

  • Go to the NIFT official website and click on ‘Admission’ on the home page.
  • Create a log ID and password to access the application form.
  • Fill the application form carefully and upload the required documents as mentioned.
  • Submit the form and pay an online fee of INR 2000 for the general category and INR 1000 for SC/ ST/ PWD via Credit Card/ Debit Card.
  • The payment process can also be made through Demand Draft issued in favor of “NIFT HO”, payable at New Delhi of amount INR 2000 for GEN/ OBC (Non-Creamy)/ GEN-EWS candidates and INR 1000 for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates.
  • Candidates applying through Demand Draft must send the required documents, a printout of the duly completed Application form and the Demand Draft with the name, date amount, and signature of the issuing authority to the following address:

The Project Manager – CMS

All India Management Association (AIMA)

15 Link Road, Lajpat Nagar – Part 3

New Delhi -110024

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NIFT Chennai Cutoff

NIFT Cutoff 2019 Round 1 for general category:

Courses General
M.F.Tech 111
MFM 193
B.F.Tech (Apparel Production) 310
B.Des Fashion Design 551
B.Des Fashion Communication 743
B.Des Accessory Design 915
B.Des Textile Design 961
B.Des Knitwear Design 1165
B.Des Leather Design 1884

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NIFT Chennai Facilities

There are various types of facilities available at NIFT, Chennai.

  • Sports: The Institute facilitates indoor and outdoor activities for its students at NIFT. It has an inner and outer courtyard with table tennis, basketball court, badminton court and a gymnasium, cricket playing wicket, etc.
  • Transport: The institute also provides transport for their shopping, work and industrial visit and training.
  • Computer Centre: Computers are available with BroadBand Wi-Fi Internet facilities for the students. It has all updated software related to training and education for the students to nourish their skills and knowledge in the Digital field.
  • Auditorium: Auditorium has a seating capacity of about 800 in which college fest, cultural, social and economic sessions, and programs are organized by the College.
  • Labs: Chennai has well-equipped and highly infrastructure labs like Weaving Lab, Dyeing and Printing Lab, Knitting Lab, Leather Design Lab, Accessory Design Lab, Garment Technology Lab, etc.

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NIFT Chennai FAQs

Ques. How are the placements at NIFT Chennai?

Ans. The placement of NIFT Chennai is very good and top companies visit the college for campus placements like Snapdeal, Future Group, Lifestyle Group, Max Retail, Incredible Technologies, Meena Bazar, Vishal Megamart, Reliance Trends, Amazon, etc.

Ques. What is the GAT exam and its pattern?

Ans. GAT (General Ability Test) for B.FTech 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.

Ques. What all documents are required at the time of admission at NIFT Chennai?

Ans. Following documents are required at the time of admission:
  • 10th and 12th original certificates and mark sheets
  • Entrance exam admit card
  • Caste Certificate and Disability Certificate if applicable
  • Income certificate and Medical Fitness certificate
  • Demand Draft.

Ques. How is the faculty at the college?

Ans. The college has excellent faculty members in every department consisting of professors, associate professors, and assistant professors. The director of NIFT Chennai is Dr. Anitha Mabel Manohar.

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Ques. Does NIFT Chennai provide scholarships?

Ans. Yes, the institute offers Means-cum-Merit Financial Assistance scheme to students from humble backgrounds to maximize their potential and avail subsidized tuition fees at every Campus of NIFT.