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NIFT Fee Structure 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : January 18, 2023


NIFT is the most prestigious fashion Institution in Indian Demographic, and if you are someone who aspires to be in NIFT or has already in the pipeline for admission, then we bet that you must be wondering about the fees which are payable because it is a huge concern of every individual no matter in what institution they are going in.

The enlisted courses which NIFT has to offer are B.Des, M Des, BTech & MTech.

Courses  Duration 
Bachelors in Design  4 years
Bachelor in Fashion Technology  2 years
Masters in Design  4 years 
Masters in Fashion Technology  2 years

The fees, however, depend on the course and the duration of the courses as well as the NIFT Campus you are enrolling in. Each NIFT Campus has a different fee structure depending upon the Course Specialization it offers and the additional Infrastructure available.

Also, the NIFT fee structure for masters is different for the candidates belonging to different categories. What we mean with this is that if you are hailing from the General Category and have Citizenship of India then the fees payable for you will be different from those of NRI Candidates.

Additionally, Candidates with the background of an Artisan family have their perks. So let us walk you through the thorough details of the fees payable and the amount which needs to be paid by the Candidates hailing from different categories. 

Categories under which you will charge the NIFT Fees structure 2022

The Fees charged from the individual includes the amount needed to be paid for different amenities and infrastructure you will avail or receive in the NIFT Campus while being a student of this institution for the complete academic year.

In the below lost, we will be enlisting all the major components under which you will be charged to pay the fees:

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  • Non Refundable fees for Tuition
  • Annual Library membership fees(Non-Refundable)
  • Amount to be payable for Medical Insurance and Development of Students (Infrastructure)
  • Annual Examination fees Semester wise (Non-Refundable)
  • Security Deposit
  • Students' association membership fees
  • Fees for Registration.

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NIFT Fees Structure 2022: Overall Fees for Each Course

List of Course  Years  Amount payable 
B Des (Bachelor of Design ) 4 years  10,17,800
B. F. Tech (Bachelor of Fashion Tech) 4 years  10,17,800
MFM: (Master of Fashion Management) 2 years  4,10,800
M.F. Tech: (Master of Fashion Tech) 2 years  4,10,800
M.Des (Master of Design) 2 years 4,10,800

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NIFT Fees Structure 2022: For Indian Residentials 

The fees are payable in each semester, so you need to pay fees for 4 & 2 semesters depending on the courses, whether Bachelors's or masters.

Here we will provide insight into what non-NRI students need to pay to retain their enrollment and successfully complete the course. 

NIFT Fees structure 2022 for the Non-NRI Candidates

FEES FOR NON-NRI Candidates (B.Des & BTech)
2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Sem 5 Sem 6 Sem 7 Sem 8
Course Fees 1.36k 1.36k 1.43k 1.43k 1.50k 1.50k 1.58k 1.58k
Library membership 9k _______ 9.5k _______ 10k _______ 10.5k 0
Medical Insurance and Student Growth Fee 4.5k _______ 4.7k _______ 4.9k _______ 5.1k 0
Examination Charges 4.5k _______ 4.7k _______ 4.9k _______ 5.1k 0
Total 1.54k 1.36k 1.61k 1.43k 1.69,800 1.50k 1.78,700 1.58k
Single Payment
Security Deposit 11.4k _______ _______ _______ ________ ________ ________ ______
Students Club membership _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ ________ 5.6k ______
Registration Fee 9.3k _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ ______ ______
Payable 20.7k _______ _______ ________ _______ ________ 5.6k ______
Aggregate Amount 1.74k,700 1.36k 1.61k, 900 1. 43k 1.69k, 800 1.50k 1.84k, 300

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NIFT Fees structure 2022: For the non-NRI Candidates for PG Courses

As mentioned earlier, the fee structure of non-NRI Students in PG Courses is slightly different from what is payable to Indian students.

Let's have a look at the fee structure form the table below.

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2022-23 2023-24
Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4
Academic Fees 1.36k 1.36k 1.43k 1.43k
Library Membership fees 9k ______ 9.5k _______
Medical Insurance and Student Growth Fee 4.5k _______ 4.7k _______
Examination charges 4.5k _______ 4.7k _______
Sum Total 1.54k 1.36k 1.61, 900 1.43k
Single Payment fees 
Security Deposit 11400 _______ _______ _______
Students Club membership fees ______ ______ 5600 ______
Fees for Registration 9.3k _______ _______ _______
Sum Total 20, 700 5.6k
Amount Payable 1, 74,700 1,36k 1,67,500

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NIFT Fees structure for UG and PG: NRI Candidates

This section will find the fee structure payable for the NRI Students at both UG and PG levels. NIFT usually charges more from the NRI Candidates compared to the Indian Students.

Here we are listing down all the details for the reference of students belonging to the NRI Category and are NIFT Aspirants.

Payable Amount for the NRI Candidates for the Undergraduate program
AT NIFT Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, and Gandhinagar 
2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
Academic Classroom tuition fees 8,22.6k 8,64k 9.7lacs 9.52lacs
Library membership 47.6k 50k 52.5k 55.1k
Medical Insurance and Student Growth Fee 30.5k 32k 33.6k 35.3k
Examination Fee (Per Year) 4.5k 4.7k 4.9k 5.1k
Total 9lacs 50 thousand & 200 9lacs 50 thousand & 700 9lacs 98k 10 lacs 47k & 500
Single Payments
Security Deposit 11.4k ______ ______ ______
Students Club membership fees _______ _______ ________ 5.6k
Fees of Registration 9.3k _______ ________ _______
Total 20.7k ________ ________ 5.6k
Total 9lacs 25k & 900 9lacs 50k & 700 9lacs 98k 10 lacs 53k & 100
AT NIFT Kangra, Bhopal, Patna, Srinagar, and Other NIFT Centres
2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
Classroom Charges 5,75.900 6,05,000 635k 667k
Library Membership 33300 35k 36.800 38.6k
Medical Insurance and Student Growth Fee 21.3k 22.4k 23.5k 24.7k
Examination Fee 4.5k 4.7k 4.9k 5.1k
Total 6 lacs 35k 6lacs 67 thousand 100 7lacs 00 thousand & 200 7lacs 35 thousand & 400
Single Payments
Amount of Security Deposit 11.4k _______ ________ _______
Students Club membership fees ______ ______ _______ 5600
Fees for Registration 9.3k ______ _______ ________
Total 20700 _______ ______ 5600
Total 6 lacs 55 thousand 700 6 lacs 67 thousand & 100 7 lacs 00 thousand and 200 7410

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For PG Courses

The amount payable for NRI Students enrolled in PG Program (Annual Fees chart)
AT NIFT Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Gandhinagar 
2022-23 2023-24
Classroom Charges/Fees for tuition 8,22.6k 8,64k
Library membership fees (nonrecurring non-refundable) 47.6k 50k
Medical Insurance and Student Growth Charges (Nonrecurring non-refundable) 30.5k 32k
Examination Fee (each semester) 4.5k 4.7k
Sum Total 9 lacs 05 thousand & 200 9lacs 50 thousand & 700
Single term Payable Amount 
Refundable Security Deposit 11.4k ______
Charges for membership of Students/Alumni Club _____ 5.6k
Fees for Registration 9.3k _______
Sum Total 20.7k 5.6k
Payable Amount Total 9 lacs 25 thousand & 900 9lacs 56 thousand & 300
2022-23 2023-24
Classroom Charges/Fees for tuition 575900 605000
Library membership fees 33300 35000
Medical Insurance and Student Growth Charges (Nonrecurring non-refundable) 21300 22400
Examination Fee each semester 4500 4700
Sum Total 635000 667100
Single term Payment 
Amount of Security Deposit 11.4k ______
Charges for Student membership and Alumni Club. _______ 5.6k
Fees for Registration 9.3k _____
Total 20.7k 5.6k
Total 6lacs 55 thousand & 700 6 lacs 72 thousand & 700

NIFT Fees Structure: Artisans Category

At NIFT, Students hailing from the Artisans, and families are provided a reservation and are categorized under the predetermined skilled Individual, and the institution invites applications from these students to provide them an opportunity fair and square.

However, the fees payable differ from other categories for NIFT UG & PG Programs. Let's have a look at it.

Feed payable to the students from the Artisans e
22-23 23-24 24-25 25-26
Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Sem 5 Sem 6 Sem 7 Sem 8
Classroom Charges/Fees for tuition 1,36k 1,36k 1,43k 1,43k 1,50k 1,50k 1,58k 1,58k
Library membership fees (charged annually) 9k _______ 9.5k _______ 10k ______ 10.5k _______
Medical Insurance and Student Growth Fee (charged annually) 4.5k ______ 4.7k _______ 4.9k _______ 5.1k ________
Examination Fee (Charged annually) 4.5k ______ 4.7k _______ 4.9k ______ 5.1k ________
Total 1,54,000 1,36,000 1,61,900 1,43,000 1,69,800 1,50,000 1,78,700 1, 58,000
One Time Payments
Security Deposit (Refundable) 11.4k _____ ______ ______ ______ ______ _______ _______
Alumni Association Membership Fee (Non-Refundable*) _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ ______ 5.6k ______
Registration Fee (One Time) 9.3k ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _______ ______
Total 20.7k - - - - - 5600 -

* The fees are subject to change and could fluctuate annually or not based on the NIFT Management's changes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

No institution doesn’t charge fees for the courses and infrastructure they have been offering on their campus. So yes if you have decided on applying at NIFT then you have to pay fees right from dropping your admission application till the time you complete your course at NIFT.

NIFT is an institution that has an Autonomous Institution Status which means the institution focus on making a profit out of the enrolment they are having at their Campuses. Therefore the fees payable is equivalent to any private institutions which might come across as a pretty dear charge to the candidates who don’t have a strong financial base 

When you begin with the registration then one thing you might notice is that the fee slab is different based on the category when it comes to registration. So yes if you belong to the general Creamy layer you will be charged an amount of INR 3000 however if you fall under the SC/ST or PwD Category then the fees go low by 50% meaning that you are suppose to pay 1500 but to avail this you have to attach your certificate validating your category claims.

Yes, The NIFT admission Counselling is free and doesn’t charges any fees from the qualified Students. So you don’t have to worry about any additional registration or Counselling fees to become eligible for the Counselling round.

Yes, NIFT have separate fees slab for the students hailing from the SC/ST class, they are likely to receive 5% - 7% relaxation on the Entire fees package. However this strictly depends on the decision of the fiscal department of NIFT.


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