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Author : Palak Khanna

September 3, 2022

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Top NIFT Campuses in India - Ranking, Admissions, Courses, Fees, Cut-off

NIFTs are widely regarded as the best design schools in the country. The first NIFT was established in New Delhi in 1986, and the country now has 18 operational NIFTs. NIFT Panchkula and NIFT Varanasi are the most recent additions to the NIFT Campuses in India. NIFT Panchkula has been included on the list of colleges accepting NIFT entrance exam scores for enrollment beginning in 2021. It should be noted that NIFT Varanasi only offers short-term courses and does not participate in the NIFT 2022 entrance exam.

India Today and Outlook both publish rankings for top design colleges in India. According to India Today's ranking, seven NIFTs will be among the top ten fashion design colleges in India in 2021. Check the following list of top NIFT Campuses in India:

NIFT Campus List

Colleges

India Today Rank 2021

Outlook Rank 2021

NIFT Delhi (Est 1986)

Rank 1

Rank 1

NIFT Mumbai (Est 1995)

Rank 2

Rank 2

NIFT Bengaluru (Est 1997)

Rank 3

Rank 3

NIFT Chennai (Est 1995)

Rank 4

Rank 4

NIFT Patna (Est 2008)

Rank 5

Rank 5

NIFT Gandhinagar (Est 1995)

Rank 6

Rank 6

NIFT Hyderabad (Est 1999)

Rank 7

Rank 7

NIFT Kolkata (Est 1995)

Rank 8

Rank 8

NIFT Raebareli (Est 2007)

Rank 11

Rank 9

NIFT TEA Tiruppur

Rank 18

Rank 10

NIFT Shillong (Est 2008)

Rank 12

--

NIFT Kangra (Est 2009)

Rank 16

--

NIFT Kannur, Est 2008

--

Rank 11

NIFT Registration 2023 - Detailed Application Process

NIFT Campus Admission Process

Admission to all courses offered at NIFT campuses is through a candidate’s performance in NIFT Entrance Exam. The admission process for BDes and MDes courses offered at NIFT is a three-tiered process comprising of two written tests and a situation test/GD-PI round. In contrast, for other courses candidates need to appear for a single written test. NIFT admission process for all the courses as well as the weightage given to each test is mentioned in the table below:

Programme

Test

Weightage

BDes

CAT

50%

GAT

30%

Situation Test

20%

MDes

CAT

40%

GAT

30%

GD/PI

30%

BFTech

GAT

100%

MFTech

GAT

70%

GD/PI

30%

MFM

GAT

70%

GD/PI

30%

Also read: NIFT Eligibility Criteria

Courses offered by Top NIFT Colleges in India

NIFT is a renowned design college in the country which offers both undergraduate as well as postgraduate programs to aspirants. The most popular design program offered by NIFTs at the UG level is Bachelor of Design (BDes) and at the PG level is Master of Design (MDes). Mentioned below is the list of courses offered at NIFT.

List of UG courses offered at NIFTs

Bachelor of Design (BDes)

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech)

List of PG courses offered at NIFTs

Master of Design (MDes)

Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech)

Master of Fashion Management (MFM)

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Candidates are informed that the UG courses offered at NIFT are of four years duration whereas the PG courses are of two years duration. BDes course at NIFT campuses is offered in the following specializations:

List of NIFT BDes Course Specialisations

Accessory Design (AD)

Knitwear Design (KD)

Fashion Design (FD)

Leather Design (LD)

Textile Design (TD)

Knitwear Design (KD)

Fashion Communication (FC)

-

NIFT Campus Seat Allotment 2023

Program

Total seats

Bachelor Programmes - Bachelor of Design (B.Des) - Design

· Fashion Design (FD)

689

· Leather Design (LD)

168

· Accessory Design (AD)

600

· Textile Design (TD)

649

· Knitwear Design (KD)

296

· Fashion Communication (FC)

642

Bachelor Programme - Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.) - Technology

· Apparel Production (AP)

518

Master Programmes

· Master of Design (M.Des)

171

· Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)

650

· Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.)

140

Total

4517

nift mock test

nift Mock test

Also read: NIFT Counselling 

NIFT Cut-offs

Aspirants applying for admission at NIFT campuses need to obtain NIFT cut-offs which will be released at the end of May 2023. The aspirants must meet the minimum qualifying criteria to gain admission to NIFT campuses. The institute will release the NIFT 2023 cut-off on the official website - nift.ac.in.

Read more about NIFT Cut off here.

NIFT Campus Fee Structure

Candidates are required to pay the NIFT fee every semester for the course to which they are admitted. NIFT UG courses have eight semesters in total and PG courses have four semesters. NIFT fee to be paid by the candidates is given below.

Course

Category

Fee (in Rs)

UG course fee for all campuses

Non-NRI

13,10,400

PG course fee for all campuses

Non-NRI

6,01,600

UG course fee (for NIFT Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Raebareli, and Srinagar)

NRI

42,25,500

PG course fee (for NIFT Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Raebareli, and Srinagar)

NRI

19,20,600

UG course fee (for NIFT Panchkula, Patna, Kangra, Bhopal, Kannur, Shillong, Jodhpur, and Bhubaneswar)

NRI

29,71,700

PG course fee (for NIFT Panchkula, Patna, Kangra, Bhopal, Kannur, Shillong, Jodhpur, and Bhubaneswar.)

NRI

13,53,300

Also read: Job Opportunities after NIFT

Frequently Asked Questions

Approximately 5k seats are available for admissions at NIFT colleges in 2023.

Placements depends on the performance of the students in the interview. However, many companies provide overseas opportunities to students.
  • NIFT Bengaluru
  • NIFT Bhopal
  • NIFT Mumbai
  • NIFT Delhi
  • NIFT Kolkata
You will be provided admission to top NIFT colleges in India based on your performance in the NIFT entrance exam.
There are a total of 18 NIFT colleges in India.

There are in total 100 questions are asked in the NIFT GAT 2022 for B.Des course.

The candidates who want to secure admission in B.Des course through NIFT GAT will be required to attempt the test in 2 hours.

Once the Candidates have accomplished the situation test then they will be bestowed with a rank and following the rank, they have to go to the Counselling/ Group Discussion/ Interview round in the NIFT Campus which is allocated to them in the merit list.

Precisely if you check the stats, the number of students who received the chance to appear for the NIFT Situation Test in 2021 is merely a count of 7000 out of 40,000 candidates which makes it only 17.5% percent of the total candidate. Hence we can say that around 15-17% of students get a chance to face the situation test out of the 100% of Candidates who have applied for admission.

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Top NIFT Campuses in India

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : September 3, 2022

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Top NIFT Campuses in India - Ranking, Admissions, Courses, Fees, Cut-off

NIFTs are widely regarded as the best design schools in the country. The first NIFT was established in New Delhi in 1986, and the country now has 18 operational NIFTs. NIFT Panchkula and NIFT Varanasi are the most recent additions to the NIFT Campuses in India. NIFT Panchkula has been included on the list of colleges accepting NIFT entrance exam scores for enrollment beginning in 2021. It should be noted that NIFT Varanasi only offers short-term courses and does not participate in the NIFT 2022 entrance exam.

India Today and Outlook both publish rankings for top design colleges in India. According to India Today's ranking, seven NIFTs will be among the top ten fashion design colleges in India in 2021. Check the following list of top NIFT Campuses in India:

NIFT Campus List

Colleges

India Today Rank 2021

Outlook Rank 2021

NIFT Delhi (Est 1986)

Rank 1

Rank 1

NIFT Mumbai (Est 1995)

Rank 2

Rank 2

NIFT Bengaluru (Est 1997)

Rank 3

Rank 3

NIFT Chennai (Est 1995)

Rank 4

Rank 4

NIFT Patna (Est 2008)

Rank 5

Rank 5

NIFT Gandhinagar (Est 1995)

Rank 6

Rank 6

NIFT Hyderabad (Est 1999)

Rank 7

Rank 7

NIFT Kolkata (Est 1995)

Rank 8

Rank 8

NIFT Raebareli (Est 2007)

Rank 11

Rank 9

NIFT TEA Tiruppur

Rank 18

Rank 10

NIFT Shillong (Est 2008)

Rank 12

--

NIFT Kangra (Est 2009)

Rank 16

--

NIFT Kannur, Est 2008

--

Rank 11

NIFT Registration 2023 - Detailed Application Process

NIFT Campus Admission Process

Admission to all courses offered at NIFT campuses is through a candidate’s performance in NIFT Entrance Exam. The admission process for BDes and MDes courses offered at NIFT is a three-tiered process comprising of two written tests and a situation test/GD-PI round. In contrast, for other courses candidates need to appear for a single written test. NIFT admission process for all the courses as well as the weightage given to each test is mentioned in the table below:

Programme

Test

Weightage

BDes

CAT

50%

GAT

30%

Situation Test

20%

MDes

CAT

40%

GAT

30%

GD/PI

30%

BFTech

GAT

100%

MFTech

GAT

70%

GD/PI

30%

MFM

GAT

70%

GD/PI

30%

Also read: NIFT Eligibility Criteria

Courses offered by Top NIFT Colleges in India

NIFT is a renowned design college in the country which offers both undergraduate as well as postgraduate programs to aspirants. The most popular design program offered by NIFTs at the UG level is Bachelor of Design (BDes) and at the PG level is Master of Design (MDes). Mentioned below is the list of courses offered at NIFT.

List of UG courses offered at NIFTs

Bachelor of Design (BDes)

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech)

List of PG courses offered at NIFTs

Master of Design (MDes)

Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech)

Master of Fashion Management (MFM)

-

Candidates are informed that the UG courses offered at NIFT are of four years duration whereas the PG courses are of two years duration. BDes course at NIFT campuses is offered in the following specializations:

List of NIFT BDes Course Specialisations

Accessory Design (AD)

Knitwear Design (KD)

Fashion Design (FD)

Leather Design (LD)

Textile Design (TD)

Knitwear Design (KD)

Fashion Communication (FC)

-

NIFT Campus Seat Allotment 2023

Program

Total seats

Bachelor Programmes - Bachelor of Design (B.Des) - Design

· Fashion Design (FD)

689

· Leather Design (LD)

168

· Accessory Design (AD)

600

· Textile Design (TD)

649

· Knitwear Design (KD)

296

· Fashion Communication (FC)

642

Bachelor Programme - Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.) - Technology

· Apparel Production (AP)

518

Master Programmes

· Master of Design (M.Des)

171

· Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)

650

· Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.)

140

Total

4517

nift mock test

nift Mock test

Also read: NIFT Counselling 

NIFT Cut-offs

Aspirants applying for admission at NIFT campuses need to obtain NIFT cut-offs which will be released at the end of May 2023. The aspirants must meet the minimum qualifying criteria to gain admission to NIFT campuses. The institute will release the NIFT 2023 cut-off on the official website - nift.ac.in.

Read more about NIFT Cut off here.

NIFT Campus Fee Structure

Candidates are required to pay the NIFT fee every semester for the course to which they are admitted. NIFT UG courses have eight semesters in total and PG courses have four semesters. NIFT fee to be paid by the candidates is given below.

Course

Category

Fee (in Rs)

UG course fee for all campuses

Non-NRI

13,10,400

PG course fee for all campuses

Non-NRI

6,01,600

UG course fee (for NIFT Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Raebareli, and Srinagar)

NRI

42,25,500

PG course fee (for NIFT Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Raebareli, and Srinagar)

NRI

19,20,600

UG course fee (for NIFT Panchkula, Patna, Kangra, Bhopal, Kannur, Shillong, Jodhpur, and Bhubaneswar)

NRI

29,71,700

PG course fee (for NIFT Panchkula, Patna, Kangra, Bhopal, Kannur, Shillong, Jodhpur, and Bhubaneswar.)

NRI

13,53,300

Also read: Job Opportunities after NIFT

Frequently Asked Questions

Approximately 5k seats are available for admissions at NIFT colleges in 2023.

Placements depends on the performance of the students in the interview. However, many companies provide overseas opportunities to students.
  • NIFT Bengaluru
  • NIFT Bhopal
  • NIFT Mumbai
  • NIFT Delhi
  • NIFT Kolkata
You will be provided admission to top NIFT colleges in India based on your performance in the NIFT entrance exam.
There are a total of 18 NIFT colleges in India.

There are in total 100 questions are asked in the NIFT GAT 2022 for B.Des course.

The candidates who want to secure admission in B.Des course through NIFT GAT will be required to attempt the test in 2 hours.

Once the Candidates have accomplished the situation test then they will be bestowed with a rank and following the rank, they have to go to the Counselling/ Group Discussion/ Interview round in the NIFT Campus which is allocated to them in the merit list.

Precisely if you check the stats, the number of students who received the chance to appear for the NIFT Situation Test in 2021 is merely a count of 7000 out of 40,000 candidates which makes it only 17.5% percent of the total candidate. Hence we can say that around 15-17% of students get a chance to face the situation test out of the 100% of Candidates who have applied for admission.

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