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National Institute of Fashion Technology

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[1] and is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business.

National Institute of Fashion Technology
NIFT logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 1986
Undergraduates 9000
Location New Delhi (Headquarters), India
23°11′28″N 72°37′45″E / 23.19111°N 72.62917°E / 23.19111; 72.62917Coordinates: 23°11′28″N 72°37′45″E / 23.19111°N 72.62917°E / 23.19111; 72.62917
Campus Urban
Affiliations Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
Website http://www.nift.ac.in
National Institute of Fashion Technology is located in India
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.

NIFT was granted statutory status in 2006, empowering it to award degrees and other academic distinctions.[2][3]

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OrganisationEdit

NIFT currently has 16 campuses: its main campus (headquarter and university head office ) in New Delhi, and campuses in Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong, and Srinagar.[4]

A new 17th NIFT Campus at Panchkula, Haryana has been announced by the Minister of Textiles. A new center in Ompora Industrial area, Kashmir is expected to come up.[5]

The institute is headed by a director-general, Sarada Muraleedharan.[6]

CurriculumEdit

NIFT offers four-year undergraduate, as well as two-year post-graduate, programmes in design, management, and technology.

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: the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and the General Ability Test (GAT).

For technology and management programmes—Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech), Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech) and Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)—aspirants need to qualify in national level entrance examination.

AdmissionsEdit

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

Bachelor programEdit

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 for joining the design stream. For the fashion technology course only the written test score is required.

The following courses are offered under Bachelors of Design:
Accessory Design
Fashion Communication
Fashion Design
Knitwear Design
Leather Design
Textile Design

Master programmeEdit

Candidates need to first appear for a written test and then a personal interview round.[7]

RankingsEdit

In the 2017 ranking of the best fashion schools in the world, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, was ranked 19th.[8][9]

AlumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Autonomous Bodies". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  2. ^ The National Institute of Fashion Technology Bill, 2006 passed by Parliament Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. 23 May 2006.
  3. ^ New Fashion School in India Draws From a Rich Heritage, by Barbara Crossette, New York Times, 21 June 1989.
  4. ^ "Campuses". National Institute of Fashion Technology. 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Bhat, Afsana (17 December 2009). "Fashion technology institute to be set up in Srinagar". The Herald of India. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Administrative setup". Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  7. ^ "Guidelines" (PDF). 
  8. ^ "Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2017". CEOWORLD magazine. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 
  9. ^ "NIFT ranked 19th among world's best fashion schools 2017, USA's Parsons tops list". FashionNetwork. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 

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