National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Chennai Admission 2020: Courses, Fees, Application Process

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NIFT National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Chennai was established in 1995. The fashion institute is under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. At present, sixteen NIFT campuses are functioning in different parts of the country. 

NIFT, Chennai offers B.Des, B.FTech at undergraduate level; M.F.M. and M.FTech at the postgraduate level. Apart from the regular courses, the institute also offers diploma and continuing education certificate courses in fashion management and technology.

Applicants who have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from a recognized board are considered eligible to apply for B.FTech. Admission B.FTech is done on the basis of valid score in GAT (General Ability Test).

Admission to B.Des is done on the basis of valid score in CAT (Creative Ability Test), GAT (General Ability Test), followed by Selection test.

Admission to M.F.M. and M.FTech is done on the basis of valid score in GAT (General Ability Test), followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

For PG Diploma course, candidates must have passed 10+2/Intermediate with any degree to be eligible. Admission for diploma and continuing education certificate courses is based on the merit cum personal interview.

5 percent seats are reserved for Persons with disability (Horizontal reservation for PwD, 40% or more disability across all sections SC, ST, OBC, and General).

NIFT Chennai Admission Highlights 2020

Name of the College National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai
University/College Type Public
Set By Government of India
Courses offered UG and PG

Basic Admission Criteria
UG courses- Entrance exam
PG courses- Entrance Exam + GD/ PI round
Name of Entrance exams GAT and CAT
Application Mode Online and Offline
Scholarship Schemes Yes
Counseling Central Level

Important Dates

EVENTDATE
Online registration for both UG and PG coursesOct 22, 2019 - Dec 28, 2019
Written exam for both UG and PG coursesJan 20, 2020

NIFT Chennai B.Des. Admissions 2020

NIFT, Chennai offers Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in 6 specializations with total 42 seats in each specialization. Candidates applying for B.Des should pass 10+2. Admission to B.Des granted on the basis of the CAT (Creative Ability Test), GAT (General Ability Test) followed by a Situation test, conducted by NIFT. 

The six specializations are-

  • B.Des. (Fashion Design)
  • B.Des. (Leather Design)
  • B.Des. (Accessory Design)
  • B.Des. (Textile Design)
  • B.Des. (Knitwear Design)
  • B.Des. (Fashion Communication)
Duration 4 years
Type Full time
No. of Specializations 6
Intake 42 (each)
Basic Eligibility Criteria B.Des- Passed 10+2 examination
Basic Admission Criteria CAT + GAT + Situation Test

Check: Final Results for B.Des Admission 2020

Eligibility Criteria 

  1. The candidate must have passed 10+2 examination of any recognized board OR
  2. He must have secured a pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects. OR
  3. He must hold a 3 or 4 years diploma recognized by AICTE OR
  4. He must have cleared General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/ Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).

Note- The maximum age limit to apply for the course is 23 years as on 1st October. For candidates of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, person with Disability category, there is a relaxation of 5 years.

Selection Criteria

Candidates need to appear for the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). The shortlisted candidates will further have to appear for a Situation Test. In the final merit list, CAT score is assigned 50% weight age, GAT score is assigned 30% weight age while Situation Test is assigned 20% weight age.

GAT (General Ability Test) for B.Des is a written test of a total duration of 120 minutes. It consists of 100 questions divided among several sections namely Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

Check: Final Results for PG Admission 2020

NIFT Chennai B.FTech. Admissions 2020

NIFT, Chennai offers Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.FTech) in one specialization with a total 42 seats. Candidates applying for B.FTech must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects. Admission to B.FTech granted on the basis of the valid score in GAT test.

Duration 4 years
Type Full time
No. of seats 42
Basic Eligibility Criteria Passed 10+2examination in PCM
Basic Admission Criteria GAT

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The candidate must have passed 10+2 examinations of any recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. OR
  2. He must hold a 3 or 4 years diploma in any branch of engineering recognized by AICTE. OR
  3. He must have secured a pass grade in Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  4. He must have cleared General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/ Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB).

Note- The maximum age limit to apply for the course is 23 years as on 1st October. For candidates of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, person with Disability category, there is a relaxation of 5 years.

Selection Criteria

The selection process to B.FTech comprises General Ability Test (GAT).

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.

NIFT Chennai PG Admissions 2020

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai provides a Master’s degree in Fashion Management (M.F.M) with 42 seats and Masters in Fashion Technology (M.FTech) with 35 seats.

Duration 2 years
Type Full time

Intake
MFM- 42
M.FTech.- 35
Basic Eligibility Criteria UG Degree from NIFT
Basic Admission Criteria GAT followed GD/PI

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification for MFM:

  • Undergraduate Degree in any discipline from any Institute/University recognized by law in India
  • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT/NID.

Educational Qualification for Master’s Programme in Fashion Technology (M.FTech):

  • B.FTech. from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
  • B.E / B.Tech. from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.

Selection Criteria

The candidates need to appear for the GAT Entrance Exam. The shortlisted candidates shall be further called for the GD/ PI rounds. GAT carries a weight age of 70% and GD/ PI score carries a weight age of 30%.

Note: GAT (General Ability Test) for M.FTech and MFM 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.

NIFT Chennai Diploma Admissions 2020

NIFT Chennai offers Diploma Programmes for a duration 1 to 2 years and PG Diploma Programmes for a duration of 1 year. 

The Diploma program is offered under the following specializations-

  • Diploma in Fashion Fit & Style 
  • Diploma in Textile CAD
  • Fashion & Retail Store Operations 

The PG Diploma is offered with Apparel Production & Merchandising, and Footwear Design & Production Technology.


Duration
Diploma- 2 years
PG Diploma- 1 Year
Type Full time

No. of Specializations
Diploma- 3
PG Diploma- 2

Basic Eligibility Criteria
Diploma- 10+2 qualification
PG Diploma- Bachelor’s degree
Basic Admission Criteria Merit-based

Eligibility Criteria

Diploma Programme- A pass in 10+2 (12th Standard) in any discipline (or) 3 or 4 years Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education. Candidates with 2-3 years of work experience preferable.

Post Graduate Diploma Programme- Undergraduate Degree from any recognized Institute/ University. Candidates with 2-3 years of work experience preferable.

Selection Criteria

Admission to the program will be granted on the basis of merit followed by PI.

How to Apply NIFT Chennai Diploma?

The application along with the prospectus can be obtained from NIFT campus on payment of INR. 200/- (excluding GST) in person or by post enclosing a DD of Rs.300/- in favour of NIFT payable at Chennai.

The duly filled in application along with the registration fee of INR. 2000/- (Non-refundable)

by DD in favour of NIFT payable at Chennai shall be submitted in person at NIFT Campus

Chennai or by post in the following address:

Academic Affairs Department

National Institute of Fashion Technology

NIFT Campus, Rajiv Gandhi Salai

Taramani, Chennai – 600 113

How to Apply for NIFT Chennai?

  1. Candidates need to go to the official website of NIFT and click on ‘Admission’ on the home page.
  2. Next, create a login id and password to open the application form.
  3. Fill the application form carefully and upload the required documents.
  4. Submit the form and complete the payment of INR 2000(For General/ OBC) and INR 1000 (for SC/ ST/ PWD) via Credit Card/ Debit Card for online payment.
  5. The payment process can also be done through Demand Draft. The Demand Draft must be issued in favor of “NIFT HO”, payable at New Delhi. Amount of Demand Draft is Rs 2000/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy)/ GEN-EWS candidates and Rs.1000/- in case of SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  6. Candidates applying through Demand Draft must send the required documents, 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

NOTE- Candidates must keep a printout or photocopy of Application Form along with proof of payment for future reference.

Documents required for Admission-

The following documents along with their photocopies are needed for admission:

  1. Original certificates and mark sheets of qualifying examinations i.e. 10th (as date of birth proof) and 12th marks/ degree (as applicable).
  2. Admit Card of examinations
  3. Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  4. Disability Certificate (if applicable)
  5. Certificate of parents income
  6. Bank draft of requisite fee in favor of “NIFT HO” with the name of the candidate, date of counselling, phone/ mobile no., name of the programme, Category, Rank and Roll Number mentioned at the back of Bank Draft(s).
  7. Medical Fitness certificate

FAQs

Ques. How many seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI/OCI?

Ans. 15 percent or 5 supernumerary seats of total seats in each programme at NIFT campuses in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar and Raebareli reserved for foreign nationals/SAARC/NRI/OCI.

Ques. What are the options after M.FTech and M.F.M.?

Ans. Students pursuing M.FTech and M.F.M. can start working as an Apparel Production Manager, Garment Designer, Accessory Designer, Purchase& Vendor Development Manager, and Research & Development executive.

Ques. What facilities are available at NIFT, Chennai?

Ans. The facilities provided at NIFT campus in Chennai includes computer centre with broad band Wi-Fi facility, well-equipped labs (including weaving lab, knitting lab, leather design lab, garment technology lab, accessory design lab), auditorium, transportation facility and resource centre.

Ques. Does NIFT, Chennai offer M.Des?

Ans. The M.Des (Master of Design) course is not offered at NIFT campus in Chennai. The course is available at other NIFT campuses in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kanpur.

NIFT, Chennai Fees & Eligibility

CourseFeesEligibility
B.Des2.71 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Pass in 10+2 + NIFT
B.F.Tech2.71 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Pass in 10+2 + NIFT
M.Des2.29 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Pass in Graduation + NIFT
M.F.Tech2.29 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Pass in Graduation + NIFT
M.F.Tech2.29 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Pass in Graduation + NIFT
Diploma1.91 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) 10+2
COURSEADMISSION LINK
B.Des, Admission Link

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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9.3 /10

Admission :

We have to write a separate entrance exam to get admission in NIFT. They have two rounds of entrance exam. One is written test which is in OMR formate. They will ask questions from general topic like English grammar, general knowledge, aptitude and few fashion based questions. Those who passed this test will be called for second round. The second round is group discussion and personal interview. The GD will be based on a general fashion case study and personal interview is very easy where they will ask about yourself.

Remarks :

It is an amazing college for aspiring students who have a passion for fashion.

9 /10 faculty
9 /10 placement
10 /10 social life
10 /10 course
8 /10 hostel
10 /10 campus life
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sb
7.2 /10

Admission :

Round 1: Written exam (GK, english, LR, Management aptitude, Math and Case studies) Round 2: GP/PI (To understand your knowledge in the field of Fashion) and after this is a counselling session for selecting the course and college (out of 13nift centers)

Remarks :

The college is filled with activities and fashion enthusiastic students who make the college more colorful and more interesting. You enter as a normal student and come out as a fashion expert with a good knowledge of the various fashion related fields and a good hold of the industry.

9 /10 faculty
4 /10 placement
9 /10 social life
9 /10 course
7 /10 hostel
5 /10 campus life
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NN
4.7 /10

Admission :

The entrance is a 2 level examination. The first exam happens in the month of Feb where the fist paper is on mental ability and aptitude, the second paper is a Creative Ability Test where ones drawing skills and creativity is tested. Once the results for the written exams is announced one has to appear for the situation test which happens in the month of May. The Situation test is to tests your creativity and imaginations in a constrained amount of time. Based on your written exams and Situation test you are given a rank after which one has to appear for counselling. Based on your rank you can choose the center and subject of your choice.

Remarks :

My 4 years at NIFT was utterly an experience! I cant describe it probably in a word but I can say that it has built me as a person, it has thought me how to deal with different people from a worker or an artisan to at CEO or MD of an organisation, it has thought me to be confident at the same time humble. How to work under immense pressure and time constrains. All in all NIFT has acquiped me to take on this world and make my mark with the skills and practices that I learnt in these 4 years.

6 /10 faculty
5 /10 placement
3 /10 social life
5 /10 course
4 /10 hostel
5 /10 campus life
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Sg
4.5 /10

Admission :

There were two levels of entrance tests. First one being a mix of Analytical ability with creative/sketching skills. After clearing this, there was a situation test where in we were supposed to create a 3D model using plastic sheets threads and straws in a given time frame using our imagination and visualization skills. Based on these two we got our rank and were called in for counseling sessions to select among-st different course options & centers.

Remarks :

It had a huge scope of improvement then and i am sure its progressing on a good scale since then. Being a national institute and holding a great reputation there are a lot of areas to improvise and rework on.

6 /10 faculty
4 /10 placement
4 /10 social life
7 /10 course
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5 /10 campus life
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9.0 /10

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Admission to B.Des is done on the basis of valid score in CAT (Creative Ability Test), GAT (General Ability Test) followed by Selection test.

Remarks :

NIFT is one of the best college for architecture across the country, students from abroad as well pursue their education from NIFT making it worldwide famous. Here in NIFT we are offered a platform where we can work on our skills and improve.

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