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

National Institute of Fashion Technology
NIFT logo.jpg
TypePublic
Established1986
Students11,000[1]
Location
New Delhi (Headquarters)
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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
CampusUrban
AffiliationsMinistry of Textiles, Government of India
Websitehttp://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
Panchkula
Panchkula
Location of the 16 NIFTs.

NIFT was granted statutory status in 2006, empowering it to award degrees and other academic distinctions.[3][4]

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OrganisationEdit

The institute has a board of governors,[5][6] under which its administration is headed by a director-general.[7]

NIFT currently has the following campuses:[8]

  1. NIFT Delhi (university head office)
  2. NIFT Bengaluru
  3. NIFT Bhopal
  4. NIFT Bhubaneswar
  5. NIFT Chennai
  6. NIFT Gandhinagar
  7. NIFT Hyderabad
  8. NIFT Jodhpur
  9. NIFT Kangra
  10. NIFT Kannur
  11. NIFT Kolkata
  12. NIFT Mumbai
  13. NIFT Patna
  14. NIFT Raebareli
  15. NIFT Shillong
  16. NIFT Srinagar[9]
  17. NIFT Panchkula[9][10][11]
  18. NIFT Varanasi (planned)[11]

Campuses at Panchkula and Ranchi are expected in 2020.[12]

CurriculumEdit

NIFT offers four-year undergraduate, as well as two-year post-graduate, program 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[13], 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.

Admissions and academic programsEdit

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) are 16 public institutions teaching various courses of fashion designing in India. These are also called various campuses of NIFT as there is only one national exam for all. Each year a national-level entrance exam is conducted for admission to NIFT courses by NIFT Delhi.  This exam is usuall held in third week of January of each year. The exam is for admission to bachelor’s courses in Design (B.Des.), Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.), Master’s Courses in Design (M.Des), Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.) and Fashion Management (M.F.M.). Total Seats in NIFT are almost 2,370 including 2010 for B. Design and 360 for B. F.Tech courses.[citation needed]

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 programEdit

Candidates first appear to take a written test, then participate in a group discussion, and finally are interviewed personally.[14]

RankingsEdit

In the 2018 ranking of the best fashion schools in the world, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, was ranked 17th.[15]

AlumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NIFT Advantage". National Institute of Fashion Technology. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Autonomous Bodies". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  3. ^ The National Institute of Fashion Technology Bill, 2006 passed by Parliament Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. 23 May 2006.
  4. ^ New Fashion School in India Draws From a Rich Heritage, by Barbara Crossette, New York Times, 21 June 1989.
  5. ^ "Organizational Structure". National Institute of Fashion Technology. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Board of Governors". National Institute of Fashion Technology. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Administrative setup". National Institute of Fashion Technology. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Visiting NIFT". National Institute of Fashion Technology. 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  9. ^ a b Bhat, Afsana (17 December 2009). "Fashion technology institute to be set up in Srinagar". The Herald of India. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  10. ^ Continuing Education (CE) Programmes/Certificate courses in the temporary campus (Building of Government Polytechnic Sector-26) of Panchkula
  11. ^ a b NIFT Varanasi to be set up soon as UP government promises land, Times of India, 15 Jul 2019.
  12. ^ "NIFT campuses to be set up in Panchkula, Ranchi". Business Standard India. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  13. ^ "B.Des & M.Des admission process". Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Admission Guidelines 2019" (PDF). National Institute of Fashion Technology. 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  15. ^ Batchelor, Megan (15 May 2018). "Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2018". Higher Ed Examiner. CEOWORLD Magazine. Retrieved 23 November 2018.

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