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NIFT Counselling Process 2024

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : August 3, 2023


Summary: NIFT Counselling is the last step towards the admission process into undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs of the National Institutes of Fashion Technology. Let's understand the steps involved in NIFT Counselling Process 2024.

What is NIFT counselling? You will get shortlisted for the counselling round based on your NIFT rank, category, and choice of institute.

To secure a place at participating institutes, you must participate in the counselling process.

The NIFT counselling process 2024 will be conducted in a centralized mode for admission to 17 campuses.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into NIFT Counselling 2024 Process, seat matrix, and more.

Important NIFT Counselling Process 2024 Dates

Only those who score above the NIFT Cut Off 2024 in the entrance exam will be shortlisted for counselling.

Check out the table below to learn all the important events NIFT counselling dates 2024. NIFT counselling schedule is provided below: 

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting of Online Registration To be announced
Last date of Online Registration To be announced
The last date of registration with the late fee of Rs. 5000 To be announced
Edit in the Application form To be announced
Availability of Admit card To be announced
NIFT 2024 Exam To be announced
Announcement of NIFT Result for Written Exam To be announced
NIFT Situation Test/GD/Personal Interview To be announced
Last date for Online registration for NRI/Foreign Nationals To be announced
Declaration of Final NID Counselling Result To be announced

NIFT Counselling Eligibility Criteria 2024

To be eligible for the counselling procedure of the B.Des program of the participating institutes, an applicant must fulfil the following NIFT Eligibility Criteria.

Age limit: 

  • Those belonging to the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category must have been born on or after October 1, 1996, and on or after October 1, 1991, if they belong to the SC, ST, or PwD category.

NIFT Qualification:

Qualifying Examination: 

  • You should have passed all subjects in the 10+2 qualifying examination in 2022 or 2024. Those who took their qualifying test for the first time in 2020 or before are ineligible.
  • If you are from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as subjects, you are eligible to apply for a Bachelor of Fashion Technology and Bachelor of Design. 
  • If you are from any other field (Science without Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities), you can apply for a Bachelor of Design course.
  • In case you are taking the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2024, you should ensure that. 

(a) All sections of your final examination are completed before the date of application for admission and

(b) Proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the required eligibility is submitted to the admitting institute. If a qualifying examination board only awards letter grades and does not include information on the passing grade on the grade sheet, you should get a certificate indicating the passing grade and upload it with the grade sheet.

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What happens in NIFT counselling process?

NIFT Counselling Procedure 2024

After the declaration of the NIFT 2024 Result, you can register to participate in the counselling process of NIFT for the BDes program admissions.

Admission will be based on the rank secured by you in the NIFT 2024 Merit List. You can follow the procedure mentioned below to register for NIFT Counselling 2024.

Step 1 - NIFT registration for counselling

How to register for NIFT counselling? 

  • You need to register on the official website of NIFT, i.e., nift.ac.in.
  • Application number and date of birth need to be filled in for registration; after that, you must fill in all the necessary credentials along with the Domicile state and contact details.
  • Once the registration is completed, a confirmation mail will be sent to the registered email-id 
  • DOB, email- id, and password filled in at the time of registration will be used to log in to complete the registration.

Step 2 - Uploading Supporting Documents

After registration, you need to log in to your account and upload the required documents.

  • For processing the application form, you must upload scanned copies of your signature, NIFT mark sheet, photograph, other educational documents, caste certificate (SC/ST/OBC-NCL Certificate, PwD Certificate, and OCI/PIO Card), etc.
  • After uploading all documents, click on the 'Submit' tab.

Step 3 - Pay the NIFT Admission Fee

  • You need to pay the admission fees after successfully registering and uploading documents.
  • The Payment for admission fee for NIFT can be paid through online mode, i.e. net banking, debit card, credit card, wallet, or UPI

Step 4 - Verification 

  • After successful payment, your application will be sent for verification to NIFT.
  • Once the application is processed and verified, you will be provided a slot for counselling with a respected date and further instructions.
  • Zoom meeting links will be sent to your registered mail ID.

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Step 5 - Seat Allotment Request

You must attend the Zoom meeting per the NIFT authorities' schedule.

  • NIFT counselling officials will show the seating chart as per your choice using the Screen Sharing feature of Zoom Meeting.
  • Once you confirm your final choice, the official will allot (as per his/her CMR/request) that seat for you and send it further to NIFT HO for approval.
  • After approval, seats will be finally allotted to the candidate
  • Candidates can download allotment letters from the registration portal.

Step 6 - Receive Allotment Letter

Once all the above-mentioned steps are completed, authorities will issue an allotment letter or admission receipt duly signed by the Nodal Officer of the NIFT Campus.

You cannot alter the course/campus selected for admission once you receive an allotment letter.

NIFT Seat Matrix 2024

Qualified aspirants will be asked to fill out their preferred institutes among 3547 for UG and PG programs, tabulated below according to different NIFT Campuses.

NIFT Campus Open, SC, ST, OBC(NCL), PwD (Open, SC, ST, OBC (NCL) State Domicile  NRI, Foreign Nationals/SAARC
Bengaluru  265 0 44
Bhopal 81  18 9
Chennai 265  0 44
Gandhinagar 205  0 34
Hyderabad  210 0 35
Kannur 189 42 21
Kolkata 240  0 40
Mumbai 240 0 40
New Delhi 295 0 49
Patna 162 36 18
Raebareli 150 0 25
Shillong 81 18 9
Kangra 135 30 15
Jodhpur 162  36 18
Bhubaneswar 162 36 18
Srinagar  38 22 10
Total  2880 238 429

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NIFT Reservation 2024

The reservation of seats for NIFT falling under various categories is as follows:

Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 27%
Differently Abled Person 5%
Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI 5 (supernumerary) seats at each campus

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NIFT Seat Allotment Process 2024

How many rounds of counselling are there in NIFT?

Seats will be provisionally allotted based on your NIFT rank, category, and choice of institutes. You will receive provisional allocation letters via email and will be routed to an online payment mechanism to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee.

  • Your application will be cancelled if you do not remit the seat acceptance fee before the deadline or decline admission. These vacant seats will be filled during the subsequent rounds of seat allotment. 
  • If you are allotted your FIRST choice of institute, you can either ACCEPT (‘freeze’) the choice or DECLINE the offer.
  • If you choose to DECLINE the offer, you will NOT be considered for subsequent rounds. 
  • If you choose the ‘freeze’ option, it means you have ACCEPTED the offer and do not wish to participate in further rounds of seat allocation. You will NOT be considered in subsequent rounds of admission. 
  • If you choose the ‘float’ option, it means you have ACCEPTED the offer and have indicated that you will accept admission to an institute of your higher preference. Else, you will continue with the currently accepted institute. You will be considered in subsequent rounds of admission. 
  • For those who choose the ‘float’ option, allocating a seat in an institute of your higher preference would automatically result in the forfeiture of the seat accepted by you in the earlier round. 
  • You have to remit the seat acceptance fee only once. Thus, aspirants allotted another seat (because they chose the ‘float’ option) do not have to pay the seat acceptance fee again. 
  • For those who accept offered seats, the seat acceptance fee will be adjusted against the institute fees of the admitting institute at the time of joining.

NIFT Counselling Second round 2024

Conducting body will schedule two rounds of seat allocation. However, the seat allocation process will be closed once the seats are filled. 

  • Those who have been admitted in 1st counselling round and wish to upgrade the allotted course and campus can sit for 2nd round.
  • Those who have applied for 1st round but, due to some reason, did not attend the counselling.
  • Those who participated in the 1st round were not interested in the college or course allotted during the 1st round.
  • Those who registered for 1st round but counselling was cancelled due to the non-availability of documents on a date.
  • Those who qualified for the 1st round but couldn't register themselves.
  • Those who got admission in the 1st round and have withdrawn admission before the display of vacant seats for round 2.
  • To participate in the 2nd round of counselling, you need to re-register and pay a non-refundable online payment of 5000.

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List of Documents Required for NIFT Counselling 2024

You must carry the following documents without fail during the NIFT 2024 counselling process.

  • Latest Photograph
  • Self‐Attested copies of the 10th class mark sheet (only for Date of Birth) 
  • Self‐Attested copy of 12th class mark sheet or Affidavit if result not declared by board Mandatory (provisional admission given in case of affidavit)
  • Self‐Attested copy of SC certificate 
  • Self‐Attested copy of ST certificate 
  • Self‐Attested copy of PWD certificate
  • Self‐Attested copy of OBC (NC) certificate in the prescribed format (Certificate Issued not earlier than 1st April 2020)
  • Self‐Attested copy of EWS Certificate in the prescribed format (Valid for the year 2024) 
  • Self‐Attested copy of 12th class School Leaving Certificate OR XIth class mark sheet OR a provisional certificate from the Principal of the school OR School ID Card of class XII with details of Academic year clearly mentioned, Mandatory (if the candidate is taking domicile seat)

Details mentioned in NIFT Counselling and Seat Allotment Result 2024

The following details will be mentioned on the NIFT Seat Allotment result:

  • Opening and Closing Rank Institute wise
  • Candide’s Category, roll number, and rank
  • NIFT Seat Allotment Summary

Reporting at the allotted College after NIFT Counselling Process 2024

After completing the NIFT counselling and seat allotment process, you must visit your allotted college to complete all the admission formalities.

Officials in the respective college will verify your original documents. If any discrepancy is found at the time of admission, then the admitting institute will reserve the right to cancel your admission.

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