National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

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Introduction


National Institute of Fashion Technology or NIFT is a fashion institute under the Ministry of Textiles in India. The institute was established in 1986 to promote fashion studies in the country. With headquarters in New Delhi, the institute currently has 16 sister campus located across the country. As of 2016, the institute offers degree courses in Design, Fashion technology, and management at UG, PG and doctorate level.

Suggested: Learn in detail about National Institute of Design (NID).

List of Contents


  1. NIFT campuses in India.
  2. Courses Offered.
  3. Admission procedure.
  4. Fee Structure.
  5. Ph.D. Fee Structure.
  6. Scholarship.
  7. Notable Alumni.

NIFT Campuses


Currently, NIFT has 16 campuses in various cities across the country. These campuses include the following.

  1. National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi.
  2. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru.
  3. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhopal.
  4. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhubaneswar.
  5. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai.
  6. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar.
  7. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad.
  8. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Jodhpur.
  9. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata.
  10. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kannur.
  11. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kangra.
  12. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai.
  13. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna.
  14. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Raebareily.
  15. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Shillong.
  16. National Institute of Fashion Technology, Srinagar.

Programs Offered


All the 16 NIFT campuses offer the same degree courses at both UG and PG level. These programs are as follows.

Undergraduate (UG) Programs
  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des).
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.).
Postgraduate (PG) Programs
  • Master of Design (M.Des).
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.).
  • Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M).

The B.Des degree course is further offered in 7 disciplines. These disciplines include the following.

  • Fashion Design (FD).
  • Leather Design (LD).
  • Textile Design (TD).
  • Accessory Design (AD).
  • Knitwear Design (KD).
  • Fashion Communication (FC).

However, not each of the NIFT offers all the 7 branches. For more details, download the prospectus (link).

Admission Procedure: NIFT 2018


The admission process at NIFTs is a 3-stage process comprising of a written test, a Situation Test/GD, and a personal interview. The process is common for both bachelors and masters programs. For the detailed description, read our article on NIFT Admissions 2018.

NIFT Fee Structure


Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for all courses offered i.e. both Masters and Bachelors is same at all NIFTs.

Expense type 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2021-22
1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester 5th Semester 6th Semester 7th Semester 8th Semester
Tuition fee 85050 85050 93550 93550 102950 102950 113200 113200
Library Fee (per annum) 5600 6200 6800 7500
Exam Fee (Per Annum) 2800 3100 3400 3700
Development Fee 2800 3100 3400 3700
Total 96250 85050 105950 93550 116550 102950 128100 113200

One-time Expenses (to be paid at the time of admissions)

Security Deposits = Rs. 7,100.
Registration Fee = Rs. 7,100.
Alumni association Charges (to be paid in 2nd last sem) = Rs. 3,500.

Total amount = Rs. 17,700.

Ph.D. Fee Structure

Fee Structure (Per Semester)

Tuition Fee = Rs. 75,950.
Library Fee = Rs. 5,000.
Development Fee = Rs. 2,500.
Exam Fee = Rs. 2,500.

Total Fee (per sem) = Rs. 85,950.

Onetime Charges (to be paid at admission time)

Security Deposits = Rs. 6,300. (Refundable)
Alumni association membership = Rs. 3,100.
Registration fee = Rs. 6,300.

Total = Rs. 15,700.

NIFT Scholarship


In order to encourage talented students with lower financial capacities, NIFTs have introduced “NIFT Means–Cum-Merit Financial Assistance Scheme” from 2011-12 session onwards.

Eligibility for the Scheme


  1. Candidate must be a regular student, enrolled in a UG/PG course at any of NIFT campuses.
  2. The student must not fall under NRI/NRI sponsored category.
  3. The annual parental income of the candidate must be below 4.00 lakhs/annum for UG students & 2.00 lakhs/annum for PG students. 
  4. To continue availing the scholarship beyond the 1st year, a candidate should score average minimum 6.00 SGPA in last 2 consecutive semesters.

Waiver Offered


Undergraduate Studies
Parental Income Slab Scholarship Offered
Upto 1.0 Lakhs 75% of the Tuition Fee
Above 1.0 Lakhs to 2.5 Lakhs 50% of the Tuition Fee
Above 2.5 Lakhs to 4.0 Lakhs 25% of the Tuition Fee
Postgraduate Studies
Parental Income Slab Scholarship Offered
Upto 1.0 Lakhs 75% of the Tuition Fee
Above 1.0 Lakhs to 2.5 Lakhs 50% of the Tuition Fee

For more details, read the following official documents at http://nift.ac.in/downloads/NIFT_MEANS_CUM_MERIT_FINANCIAL_ASSISTANCE_SCHEME_July_2011.pdf.

NIFT Notable Alumni


  1. Manish Arora, Notable designer.
  2. Ritu Beri, international fashion designer.
  3. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, National Film awardees for best designer.
  4. Rohit Bal, leading fashion designer.
  5. Gulshan Devaiya, Actor.
  6. Neha Sharma, Actor.
  7. Prabal Gurung, American designer.
  8. JJ Valaya, Founder, House of Valaya.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Does nift offer any scholarship for students in the merit list in nift exam ????
    Is their any fee concession for students ????
    Will a specific institute under nift would give scholarship or reduce fee for a desiring student ????

  2. Hi Team,

    I wanted to do M.ftech, but I am a working professional because of which I will not be able to do a regular course. Is there an option to do distance education program for M.fteh.

    Thanks and regards
    Bharath Kumar S

  3. Hey can i do MFM pg course in ur nift as i am doing B.Sc.(home science), which is completing in 2018.and What would be the eligibility for doing MFM PG course. And what its fee structure ????

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