National Institute of Fashion Technology
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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 and is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business.
New Delhi (Headquarters),
|Affiliations||Ministry of Textiles, Government of India|
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.
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.
NIFT organises its own entrance exam yearly in India. The NIFT admission process:
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:
Candidates need to first appear for a written test and then a personal interview round.
In the 2018 ranking of the best fashion schools in the world, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, was ranked 17th.
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