Bengaluru
Bengaluru
Bhopal
Bhopal
Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar
Chennai
Chennai
Delhi
Delhi
Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar
Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Jodhpur
Jodhpur
Kangra
Kangra
Kannur
Kannur
Kolkata
Kolkata
Mumbai
Mumbai
Raebareli
Raebareli
Patna
Patna
Shillong
Shillong
Srinagar
Srinagar
Location of the 16 NIFTs.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a group of fashion colleges in India. It was established in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India [5] and is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business.

NIFT was granted statutory status in 2006, empowering it to award degrees and other academic distinctions.[6][7]

Organisation

NIFT currently has 16 campuses: its main campus in New Delhi, and campuses at Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong, and Srinagar.[8]

A new 17th NIFT Campus at Panchkula, Haryana has been announced by the Minister of Textiles. A new center in Ompora Industrial area, Kashmir, too, is expected to come up.[9]

The Institute is currently headed by a director-general, Sarada Muraleedharan.[10]

Curriculum

NIFT offers four-year undergraduate, as well as two-year post-graduate, programmes in the areas of design, management, and technology. In order to secure admission in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) as well as Master of Design (M.Des) programmes offered at NIFT, students need to take two written admission tests called the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and the General Ability Test (GAT).

For other courses such as Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech), Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech) and Master of Fashion Management (MFM), aspirants need to take only the GAT.

NIFT admissions

NIFT organises its own entrance exam yearly in India. The NIFT admission process:- :

a) For Bachelor Programme - Candidates need to first appear for a written test. Students who make it to the rank-list in this test are then eligible to appear for the situation test.

b) For Master Programme - Candidates need to first appear for a written test and then the personal interview round.[11]

Rankings

In the 2017 CEOWORLD magazine ranking of the best fashion schools in the world, National Institute of Fashion Technology was ranked 19th, just behind Manchester School of Art.[12][13]

Alumni

NIFT alumni include Nikita Anand, Manish Arora, Ritu Beri, Gulshan Devaiah, Shivaji Dutta, Shantanu Goenka, Prabal Gurung, Tanya Gyani, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, and Neha Sharma.

See also