National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)


Last updated on May 15th, 2018 at 10:45 pm

Final Results for NIFT 2018 have been declared. Visit the to check the result for various programs.

The new fee structure for NIFT, applicable from 2018-19 session has been released. Please click here to check the new structure.


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 (For both UG/PG courses)

The tuition fee for all courses offered i.e. both Masters and Bachelors is same at all NIFTs. Following fee structure is applicable for both UG & PG courses at all NIFT campuses.

The following fee structure is the new structure applicable from 2018-19 session. 

Expense type2018-192020-212021-222022-23
1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester4th Semester5th Semester6th Semester7th Semester8th Semester
Tuition fee97,80097,8001,07,6001,07,6001,18,3501,18,3501,30,2001,30,200
Library Fee (per annum)6,4007,1007,8008,600
Exam Fee (Per Annum)3,2003,5003,9004,300
Development Fee3,2003,5003,9004,300

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

Security Deposits = Rs. 8,200.
Registration Fee = Rs. 8,100.
Alumni association Charges (to be paid in second last sem) = Rs. 4,000.

Total amount = Rs. 20,300.

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 SlabScholarship Offered
Upto 1.0 Lakhs75% of the Tuition Fee
Above 1.0 Lakhs to 2.5 Lakhs50% of the Tuition Fee
Above 2.5 Lakhs to 4.0 Lakhs25% of the Tuition Fee
Postgraduate Studies
Parental Income SlabScholarship Offered
Upto 1.0 Lakhs75% of the Tuition Fee
Above 1.0 Lakhs to 2.5 Lakhs50% of the Tuition Fee

For more details, read the following official documents at

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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ravi raj

please tell me about scholarship

Shristi Sahu

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 ????

Labanya Dutta Ray

What will be the total fees for fashion management in NIFT for 2years?

Bharath Kumar S

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

Sameeksha sharma

Fees is too high


Hello…if I get 75% scholarship..what will be the total fees to complete nift


There was no hostal for the college mam

Monisha Mondal

What will be the total fees for B.des in NIFT ? And what about the scholarship ? Pls kindly give reply on this

Aayushi pathak

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 ????

Devam srivastava

What will be total fees for bdes in nift of four years

Sanskruti Sanjay asekar

Is there a B f nift mumbai

Sanskruti Sanjay asekar

In admission form there is no state Colom for NIFT in Maharashtra.whether I have to fill other or what.


I am eager to know if NIFT Chennai offers a part time course for working professionals, I am quite passionate to learn Textile Fashion Designing and look forward to more information in this regard.


Does NIFT charge the same fees throughout India or is it different from city to city?
If so which place is the cheapest?

Tushar kanda

What is the total fee for fashion designing?


I am student of 12 th biology ..and I want to take admission in NIFT how can i take admition on the UG course…please give me instruction for fee and entrance process


I am completing BE in 2018 can i apply direct master in fashion design.?
And is that scholership process is applied to all students?or only rank student?…plz give me fees circulation for nift mumbai branch….

prathyusha b

mam i have completed my btech so then ican join directli mftech plzz tell me


master degree in fashion tech. fees str. 2 yrs


I want to know that after marriage do I need to provide the proof of income of my spouse or the parental income for scholarship ? Also, I have completed my graduation B.A (Paas) in 2009, and I am interested in Master of Design course. Am I eligible ?



What is the actual fees of NIFT???
Because somewhere it is written that it would be 9 lakhs for 4 years for B.DES course and somewhere it is written that the fees ould be around 6 lakhs in total. Can you please tell me


Hello this is rajdeep

If anyone don’t have passport neither of their parents then is he eligible for nift scholarship


Hey, i am pursuing B.Com last year and want to make my career in fashion world. But i dont have enough knowledge and because of it i am confused in choosing the course tp take admission. Kindly suggest me about courses and scholarship programes.


hey.. if i get scholarship of 50% then what will be my fees for course..?


How I can get the scholarship in nift exam..I completed 12th exam,, so in which course I should apply for nift exam

Gayatri kumari

Fee bht jyada h.middle family k log kaise Offord krenge




One of my friend is interested towards where she can not afford as mentioned in the brochure
She’s good at English and having 2 master degrees she’s a devorcee and her parents can not afford that much amount
Is there any scholarship or any other source so that I can suggest thee.. please reply


Hello Sir
May i know how to get scholarship and how it decided to selected person to scholarship? when exam are connected

Parul Singh Thakur

what is tth total amount of fees to be paid in last ?


Are there any Makeup Artist Course in NIFT ??


How could I pay the fee at counciling time, if I was applied for educational loan??


Is a OBC non creamy layer candidate applicable under general category also? As I have filled the form in OBC non creamy category. But if I want to take admission in general category. Is it possible?


I want to do B.F.Tech,what is the fee structure for that?


the scope for B.F tech is good at this time?

please tell the salary packages given to a B.F Tech people?


What is the fee structure for product design course

Deepthy Mathew

Hi, I have completed Bsc fashion design and costume through distance education at Bharathiar University-Coimbatore on 2012. I have 8 years experience in Apparel Merchandising. Now I am 30 years old. I want to study PG -Fashion Management – 2 Year. Am I eligible to apply the same. I eagerly want to know about it. My entrance application process 70% finished. Just waiting for your kind reply for payment process.

Thanks & Regards,
Deepthy Mathew

lavkesh kumar ram

i am SC caste student and my father income is less than 1lakh.what is overall fee including hostel and mess for 4 years for me

lavkesh kumar ram

for b.desh ?

Srishti Swain

If I get 75% scholarship, what will be the total fees to complete B. Ftech. In nift ??

Zuber noor

What a total fee of b.des

Zuber noor

What is a total fee for b.des

Zuber noor

Entrance exam is important for taking admission in nift

Deepali patel

I want ask…..i m doing 3 years professional fashion designing course from International Institute of Fashion Designing …so will i be eligible for master degree of Design from NIFT?


Hi this is kalyani ,I completed btech in 2013 but I interacted in fashion designing so is there any chance to do fashion designing now …Please send me reply ….Iam very much interested in fashion designing ….


is B.Des a Professional course? Is there any campus selection after B.Des course? what is the job opportunity with a B Des graduate? where they will get job?


What if i am a new one.Do i get scholarship??


Is there merit based scholarship or 75% scholarship who earn more than 4 lac?


I am in my first year getting bachelors degree in commerce can I get my credits transferred to b des ?

Geetimoni gogoi

I want to know about the tution fee of second semester when to pay ,the month n date.N can we pay in installment basis

Shreya shenoy

Required percentage in HSC examination for NIFT ?