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Master of Design

About M.Des.

The objective of the programme is to create new avenues for professionals pursuing higher education. It is designed to focus towards academia and industry related Research & Development. The nature of Fashion has evolved beyond its association with only apparel and has become multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional. Likewise its approach to various concepts, material, technology, craftsmanship, culture, business, economics, promotion, consumption etc. has presented immense scope for study and response. The programme will have students with multi-disciplinary backgrounds who bring together their skills and ideas in new and exciting ways and combine these with research and practice. Students are trained to provide critical solutions to future problems and innovations for the evolving fashion industry. The research environment provided would create a platform for answering questions which may arise in the future. Opportunities created in an open market structure, rising aspirations of individuals along with advancement in technology and growing recognition of India in Knowledge Process Outsourcing in the area of Design has created emergence of niche areas in the Design industry. These areas are at a nascent stage and form an important base for opportunities in sunrise industries. Additionally, there is a wider place for industry professionals in key positions at higher level in the established industries. The Master's programme in design at NIFT is designed to cater to these burgeoning requirements of industry in the forthcoming years.

Degree Master of Design Duration 2 Years CAMPUSES Kannur, Mumbai and New Delhi seats 90
Eligibility for Master Programme-Design M.Des (Master of Design) Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India or Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only. Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID. (Design Space is an advanced course that demands an understanding of fundamentals in design and presupposes that candidates would be familiar with the basic skills and theories for successful completion of the programme. M.Des. would not provide any basic knowledge and skill development in design as a part of Master programme. The programme provides an option to students to earn final semester credits through 'Course Work' or 'Dissertation'). TEST STRUCTURE
PROGRAMME BFTECH MFTECH MFM
PAPER NAME GAT GAT GAT
LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TEST English English English
TEST DURATION (MIN) 180 180 180
Sections No. of Questions No. of Questions No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
Total 150 150 150
1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.
3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's inference and logic from the given information and evaluate the candidate's ability to identify the logic or reason involved in a particular problem given and applying it in solving the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.
4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's general knowledge and current affairs.
5) Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate's managerial ability.
M.F Tech will also have some questions from engineering field.
The number of questions may vary in each section and for each course year to year. The level of difficulty in questions for all courses will vary.
Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech).
SITUATION TEST
Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to undergo a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate's skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.
No additional material will be provided / allowed.
Model will be evaluated on Space Visualization, Innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill , finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept / idea behind the model constructed. The weightage of the write up is 30%. Since the medium of teaching in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English language. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.
GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview(PI). GD would comprise of approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on the following parameters:
1) Conceptual clarity
2) Knowledge of the topic assigned
3) Contribution made to the topic
4) Interpersonal skills
5) Ability to generate new ideas
6) Problem solving approach
7) Leadership qualities
8) Effective communication
PERSONAL INTERVIEW
A candidate is judged on the various parameters as listed below by a Panel, in the Personal Interview:
1) Career orientation
2) Aptness for the field
3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
4) Communication
5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.


Master of Fashion Management

About M.F.M. The objective of the two year Master of Fashion Management(MFM) Programme (erstwhile AMM), started in 1987, is to develop managerial talents in the field of marketing, merchandising and retailing best suited to the requirements of the garment export and fashion retail sectors. Students undergo rigorous education in buying, merchandising (retail and export), retail operations, forecasting, international marketing, international trade practices and project formulation. They are exposed to creative merchandising/marketing, innovative fashion management practices, directions of fashion trends and business practices through field visits and industry internships. They have the right blend of hard and soft skills and possess the right attitude to enter the middle management of any growing organisation.
Degree Master of Fashion Management Duration 2 Years CAMPUSES Bengaluru, Bhopal,Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna &Shillong seats 390
Eligibility for Master Programme - Management M.F.M (Master of Fashion Management) Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.
orUndergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID. TEST STRUCTURE
PROGRAMME BFTECH MFTECH MFM
PAPER NAME GAT GAT GAT
LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TEST English English English
TEST DURATION (MIN) 180 180 180
Sections No. of Questions No. of Questions No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
Total 150 150 150
1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.
3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's inference and logic from the given information and evaluate the candidate's ability to identify the logic or reason involved in a particular problem given and applying it in solving the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.
4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's general knowledge and current affairs.
5) Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate's managerial ability.
M.F Tech will also have some questions from engineering field.
The number of questions may vary in each section and for each course year to year. The level of difficulty in questions for all courses will vary.
Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech).
SITUATION TEST
Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to undergo a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate's skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.
No additional material will be provided / allowed.
Model will be evaluated on Space Visualization, Innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill , finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept / idea behind the model constructed. The weightage of the write up is 30%. Since the medium of teaching in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English language. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.
GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview(PI). GD would comprise of approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on the following parameters:
1) Conceptual clarity
2) Knowledge of the topic assigned
3) Contribution made to the topic
4) Interpersonal skills
5) Ability to generate new ideas
6) Problem solving approach
7) Leadership qualities
8) Effective communication
PERSONAL INTERVIEW
A candidate is judged on the various parameters as listed below by a Panel, in the Personal Interview:
1) Career orientation
2) Aptness for the field
3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
4) Communication
5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.


Master of Fashion Technology

About M.F.T.

The Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.) is one of the flagship programmes offered by NIFT. The programme is exclusively designed for engineers and aims to develop young dynamic talent capable of providing techno-managerial solutions to the industry with a balanced amalgam of operation and strategic thinking capabilities. The programme is designed to facilitate students to excel in understanding and integrating the areas of technology and management for the garment industry. The curriculum is planned to inculcate a truly global trade oriented perspective in its students in the areas of Operations and Strategy. The students with 'Operation' specialisation are equipped with tactile / hands-on knowledge of the apparel sector. Those with 'Strategy' specialisation are equipped to provide best strategic solutions. The industry responsive course curriculum, state-of-theart infrastructure, practical insights in real world through constant interaction with apparel industry, along with experienced faculty helps the department to stay competitive and maintain the long standing tradition of providing highly trained personnel in garment manufacturing setups.

Degree Master of Fashion Technology Duration 2 Years CAMPUSES Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar & New Delhi seats 100 (25 at each campus)

Eligibility for Master Programme - Technology
M.F.Tech. (Master of Fashion Technology) B.F.Tech. from NIFT
or
B.E / B.Tech. from any Institute / University recognized by law in India. TEST STRUCTURE
PROGRAMME BFTECH MFTECH MFM
PAPER NAME GAT GAT GAT
LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TEST English English English
TEST DURATION (MIN) 180 180 180
Sections No. of Questions No. of Questions No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
Total 150 150 150
1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.
3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's inference and logic from the given information and evaluate the candidate's ability to identify the logic or reason involved in a particular problem given and applying it in solving the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.
4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's general knowledge and current affairs.
5) Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate's managerial ability.
M.F Tech will also have some questions from engineering field.
The number of questions may vary in each section and for each course year to year. The level of difficulty in questions for all courses will vary.
Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech).
SITUATION TEST
Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to undergo a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate's skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.
No additional material will be provided / allowed.
Model will be evaluated on Space Visualization, Innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill , finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept / idea behind the model constructed. The weightage of the write up is 30%. Since the medium of teaching in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English language. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.
GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview(PI). GD would comprise of approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on the following parameters:
1) Conceptual clarity
2) Knowledge of the topic assigned
3) Contribution made to the topic
4) Interpersonal skills
5) Ability to generate new ideas
6) Problem solving approach
7) Leadership qualities
8) Effective communication
PERSONAL INTERVIEW
A candidate is judged on the various parameters as listed below by a Panel, in the Personal Interview:
1) Career orientation
2) Aptness for the field
3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
4) Communication
5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.


Accessory Design

The one of its kind programme in the country, Accessory Design has a well defined curriculum for developing integrated expertise in design methodology, materials & production process, consumer behaviour, market dynamics trends, forecast interpretations, business practices and project management in the field of fashion and lifestyle accessories. A strong industry orientation is reflected in its credo 'Design for Business' with the most successful industry education interface in student learning. The programme has gradually evolved to address the entire spectrum of accessories and lifestyle products, precious and costume jewellery, leather goods, footwear, watches, giftware, tableware, silverware, crystal ware,office furniture, consumer interface design and retail environment design.

Specialization :

Accessory Design at NIFT New Delhi, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Chennai, Hyderabad, Rae Bareli, Shillong and Kangra:

Product range: Home Accessories, Luxury products, Lighting, & Lighting Fixtures, Garden Sitting, Bathroom & Kitchen Accessories and Utensils, Leisure Accessories, Switches, Door Knobs, Toys & Children Products, Architectural Accessories, Corporate & Business Accessories, Handcrafted Accessories & Visual Merchandising for Retail Business Environments.

Jewellery & Precious Products specialisation at NIFT Gandhinagar: Product Range: Precious & Costume Jewellery, Silverware, Giftware using Precious Metal & Stones.

Degree Bachelor of Design
Duration: 4 Years
CAMPUSES: New Delhi, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Rae Bareli, Shillong, Kolkata and Kangra.
seats: 390



Fashion Communication

Today, the success of a brand is marked and understood largely through its uniqueness in identity. With a multitude of pret and luxury brands mushrooming in the Indian retail scenario, it has become essential for each one of 'them' to develop a unique brand identity for maximum impact in the domain of Fashion and Lifestyle. Thus, 'Fashion Communication' forms the core of the whole business of Fashion. One of the newest and most exciting avenues in the industry, Fashion Communication encompasses integrated course study relating with areas such as Graphic Design, Fashion Journalism, Visual Merchandising, Styling and Photography, Advertising, Public Relations and Space Design. Thus, at the exit level equipped with an intensive skill, knowledge and concept base Fashion Communication students emerge as dynamic professionals qualified to offer the most effective and financially viable communication solutions for the fashion and lifestyle industry.

Degree Bachelor of Design
Duration 4 Years
CAMPUSES Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi
seats 270


Fashion Design

The Fashion Design department has been instrumental in bringing about a paradigm shift in design perception in India. It works closely with fashion professionals in order to evolve a unique fashion identity universally relevant and acceptable for an international audience. With a three-pronged approach, the programme is strengthened with an increased relevance to the fashion industry in India and with a mission to create a global identity in design. Holistic inputs on generic design with focused approach towards apparel inculcate the ability to develop and channelise creativity. The curriculum hones design sensitisation, which balances global fashion aesthetics with an Indian soul. Fashion Design addresses needs of the export market as well as both couture and pret-a-porter clothing in India, expanding and categorising apparel design into niche segments. In tandem with the shifts in the industry where design has become even more significant, the students are trained to anticipate and address relevant concerns and issues. A logical, sequential, hands-on experience enables students to conceptualise designs, make patterns, drape and construct garments of impeccable quality.

Degree Bachelor of Design
Duration: 4 Years
CAMPUSES: Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kangra, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Rae Bareli, Patna, Shillong & Bhubaneswar
seats: 390



Knitwear Design

Knitwear has evolved from its perception of a cottage Industry to a rapidly growing global industry for fashion apparel. Knits play a key role in casual wear, sportswear and intimate apparel. Developments in the field have also added versatility to knits in other areas of fashion previously limited to woven fabric, across the global ramp. The Knitwear Design programme at NIFT is structured with knowhow and identity close to this very exclusive area of fashion products. The four-year programme is developed towards creating a design professional who can cater to knitted apparel - an exclusive segment in fashion. It aims to provide the students with creative thinking, strong technical skills and a dynamic market orientation. The curriculum is multipronged, including diverse subjects that cover skill development, conceptualisation, technical understanding and management skills. Students apply their classroom learning to industry-simulated environments, and undertake an 8-week industry internship for flat and circular knitting to hone their skills. Their design and technical knowledge culminates with a design collection or graduation project at the end of the 8th semester.

Degree Bachelor of Design
Duration 4 Years
CAMPUSES Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi
seats 210



Leather Design

Leather Design Programme of NIFT is unique as it offers advanced study in Leather garments, goods & accessories, footwear and lifestyle accessories. The course is highly structured with a mix of design, technology and management input and aims at developing a holistic design professional with expertise in leather as a material. Exposure to the industry through field trips, tannery training, industry internship and graduation projects is an integral part of the curriculum. The multidisciplinary approach strengthens the spectrum of various product categories being dealt with in the curriculum. In sync with the rapidly changing fashion scenario, the students are also given inputs in areas like visual merchandising and entrepreneur development. With emphasis on hands-on learning, the graduates have an in-depth knowledge of the materials, construction and presentation techniques and are able to conceptualise professional design collections for global brands and markets.


Degree Bachelor of Design
Duration: 4 Years
CAMPUSES: Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Rae Bareli
Seats: 120



Textile Design

Textile Design forms the core of the whole business of fashion. The rapidly expanding activities in the export and domestic sectors of the Indian apparel and home fashion industry demands professional inputs in design and development of textiles and raw material. The Textile Design programme focuses on value addition that can make all the difference in transforming a fashion business into an economically viable and profitable proposition. The programme provides opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary work with world-leading industry partners, such as Arvind Mills, Hyundai Motors, Bombay Dyeing, Seasons Furnishings, Trident, Ratan Textiles, Vardhman Spinning, among others.

Degree Bachelor of Design
Duration: 4 Years
CAMPUSES: Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kangra, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Jodhpur & Bhubaneswar
Seats: 390



Apparel Production

The four year Bachelor programme is designed to meet the requirements of ever emerging challenges of the apparel industry. The programme lays emphasis on best practices in apparel manufacturing and prepares professionals who can significantly contribute to the fashion technology domain of the apparel industry. The industry responsive course curriculum, state-of-theart infrastructure, practical insights in real world through constant interaction with apparel industry, alongwith experienced faculty helps the department to stay competitive and maintain the long standing tradition of providing highly trained personnel in garment manufacturing setups.

Degree Bachelor of Fashion Technology Duration: 4 Years
CAMPUSES: Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi & Patna
Seats: 330

Undergraduation

Bachelor Programmes (B. Des.) Design
Bachelor Programme (B.F. Tech.) Technology

Postgraduation

About NIFT

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a fashion institute in India. It was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business. NIFT has been granted statutory status under the act of Parliament of India in 2006, empowering the Institute to award degrees and other academic distinctions.

Ranked as the premier institute of fashion management and technology in India, is the founder member of "Fashion Schools' Foundation of the World", which comprises 34 fashion schools worldwide. Many notable designers like Prabal Gurung, Ritu Beri, Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh, JJ Valaya, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, to name a few, are NIFT alumni. In 2006, the Parliament passed the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Bill, 2006, thereby receiving a statutory status and empowering the institute to grant its own degrees and other academic distinctions. It also counts among the coveted list of an Institute of National Importance by the Parliament of India. With its head office in New Delhi, NIFT has centers at Mumbai, Kolkata, Kangra, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Raebareli, Patna, Shillong, Bhopal, Kannur, Bhubaneswar and Jodhpur where it offers four-year bachelor and two-year master programmes in the areas of Design, Management and Technology.

In 2013, NIFT Gandhinagar was allotted an extra 30 seats in Fashion Design department under NRI quota in response to its the center's ever-growing demand and quality. Latest surveys rank NIFT Delhi, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar as the top 3 centers in terms of education and placement.

A new NIFT Campus at Ludhiana, Punjab has been announced by Minister of Textiles.

A new center in Ompora Industrial area, Kashmir, too, is expected to be come up. This would be NIFT's 17th center across India including upcoming Ludhiana center.

Eligibility

For Bachelor Programmes : Maximum Age: 23 years as on 1st October, 2013. The upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe/ Differently Abled Person (PHP) subject to following qualifications:
Eligibility for Bachelor Programmes - Design - B.Des. (Fashion Design / Leather Design / Accessory Design / Textile Design / Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication) The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi.
or
General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).
or
Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in Foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
or
A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
or
3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
Eligibility for Bachelor Programme - Technology Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) (B.FTech.) The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
or
General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri- Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB).
or
Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
or
A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
or
3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education (Engineering background).

Registration

Candidates can apply online at www.nift.ac.in or https://applyadmission.net/nift2014

Guidelines for applying online may be referred for the purpose. The applicant need not buy the Admission Prospectus as the Prospectus is available at NIFT website www.nift.ac.in free of cost. However, the Application Fees has to be paid either through online payment gateway or through Bank Demand Draft issued in favour of "NIFT HO" payable at New Delhi. yy Fees for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category: Rs.1200/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft. yy Fees for SC/ ST/ PHP Category : Rs.600/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft.

Mode of Payment: Credit Cards/Debit Cards & Demand Draft

(A) Credit Cards /Debit Cards
Payments of application fee (Rs.1200/- or Rs.600/-) can be made through credit cards / debit cards as explained. The Bank and transaction charges on the application fee will be borne by the applicant. Candidates are advised to apply on time. Candidates can apply after 10th Jan 2014 with late fees, through credit/debit cards and Demand Draft.

(B) Demand Draft
Payment of application fee (Rs 1200/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs 600/- in case of SC/ST/PHP candidates) can be made through Bank Demand Draft as explained. The Demand Draft should be issued in favour of "NIFT HO", payable at New Delhi. The details of the Demand Draft are to be filled in the online application form.

Candidates are advised to check the following details carefully before sending the Demand Draft
  1. DD made in favour of "NIFT HO" ,
  2. Amount of Demand Draft as applicable i.e. Rs 1200/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs 600/- in case of SC/ST/PHP candidates
  3. Signature of the issuing authority on the Demand Draft.

Candidates applying through Demand Draft are required to send the printout of the Application Form, duly completed in all respect, along with Demand Draft on the following address:

Project Manager - CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

The duly filled in form should reach the above address on or before 14 January 2014. Incomplete forms or forms received late will not be accepted. The Institute does not take any responsibility for delay or loss of forms or correspondence in postal transit or by courier. Candidates are advised to keep the copy of printout and Demand Draft for future reference. Applicants are advised to keep a print out / photocopy of Application Form for further reference along with proof of payment. Printed Prospectus

The applicant applying online need not buy the Admission Prospectus as the Prospectus is available at NIFT website www.nift.ac.in free of cost. However, printed copy of the Prospectus can be obtained from any of the 15 NIFT Campuses on payment of Rs.200/- or by post enclosing a DD of Rs.300/- in favour of NIFT, payable at the NIFT Campus.

Exam Pattern

TEST STRUCTURE

PROGRAMMEBFTECHMFTECHMFM
PAPER NAMEGATGATGAT
LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TEST English English English
TEST DURATION (MIN)180180180
SectionsNo. of QuestionsNo. of QuestionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
Total 150 150 150

1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.

2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.

3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's inference and logic from the given information and evaluate the candidate's ability to identify the logic or reason involved in a particular problem given and applying it in solving the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's general knowledge and current affairs.

5) Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate's managerial ability.

M.F Tech will also have some questions from engineering field.

The number of questions may vary in each section and for each course year to year. The level of difficulty in questions for all courses will vary.

Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech).

SITUATION TEST Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to undergo a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate's skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.

No additional material will be provided / allowed.

Model will be evaluated on Space Visualization, Innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill , finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept / idea behind the model constructed. The weightage of the write up is 30%. Since the medium of teaching in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English language. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.

GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview(PI). GD would comprise of approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on the following parameters:
1) Conceptual clarity
2) Knowledge of the topic assigned
3) Contribution made to the topic
4) Interpersonal skills
5) Ability to generate new ideas
6) Problem solving approach
7) Leadership qualities
8) Effective communication

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

A candidate is judged on the various parameters as listed below by a Panel, in the Personal Interview:
1) Career orientation
2) Aptness for the field
3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
4) Communication
5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

Sample Papers

Bachelor Programmes (B. Des.) Design

Bachelor Programme (B.F. Tech.) Technology

Accessory Design

Fashion Communication

Fashion Design

Knitwear Design

Leather Design

Textile Design

Apparel Production

Master of Design

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Q.1 What is the pattern of entrance examination of NIFT?
Ans.
PROGRAMME BFTECH MFTECH MFM
PAPER NAME GAT GAT GAT
LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TEST English English English
TEST DURATION (MIN) 180 180 180
Sections No. of Questions No. of Questions No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
Total 150 150 150
1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.
3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's inference and logic from the given information and evaluate the candidate's ability to identify the logic or reason involved in a particular problem given and applying it in solving the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.
4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's general knowledge and current affairs.
5) Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate's managerial ability.

Q.2 Does NIFT offers an opportunity of dual degree?
Ans. NIFT has entered into a strategic alliance with Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. The partnership encompasses a landmark achievement and first of its kind at NIFT. This new international dimension will allow select meritorious students from NIFT, the unique opportunity to obtain a Dual Degree from both NIFT and FIT. Students from NIFT will undertake two years study at the home institute intercepted by one year of study at FIT. Thereafter, the students resume their studies at NIFT to obtain the Dual Degree from both the institutes. Currently, six students from various B. Des disciplines are pursuing the Dual Degree opportunity.

Q.3 How many number of seats are available in NID?
Ans.
2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Programmes Bengaluru Bhopal Chennai Gandhinagar Hyderabad Kannur Kolkata Mumbai New Delhi Patna Raebareli Shillong Kangra Jodhpur Bhubaneshwar Total Seats
Bachelor Programmes (B.Des) - Design
1 Fashion Design 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 390
2 Leather Design 30 30 30 30 120
3 Accessory Design 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 390
4 Textile Design 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 390
5 Knitwear Design 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 210
6 Fashion Communication 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 270
Bachelor Programme (B.F.Tech.) - Technology
7 Apparel Production 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 330
Masters Programmes
8 Master of Design 30 30 30 90
9 Master of Fashion Management 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 390
10 Master of Fashion Technology 25 25 25 25 100
Total 235 90 265 205 210 210 240 240 295 120 90 90 150 120 120 2680
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