Top NIFT Campuses in India

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : July 19, 2023

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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 2024 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 2024 - 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 2024

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 2024. The aspirants must meet the minimum qualifying criteria to gain admission to NIFT campuses. The institute will release the NIFT 2024 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

How many seats are available for 2024 admission at NIFT in India?

Are placements good at NIFT colleges?

What are the top 5 NIFT colleges in India?

How can I get admission to top NIFT colleges in India?

How many NIFT colleges are there in India?

How many questions are asked in NIFT GAT for B.Des?

What is the duration of the NIFT GAT entrance exam?

What happens after the NIFT Situation Test?

How many students appear for the NIFT Situation Test?

Top NIFT Campuses in India

Author : Palak Khanna

July 19, 2023

SHARE

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 2024 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 2024 - 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 2024

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 2024. The aspirants must meet the minimum qualifying criteria to gain admission to NIFT campuses. The institute will release the NIFT 2024 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

How many seats are available for 2024 admission at NIFT in India?

Are placements good at NIFT colleges?

What are the top 5 NIFT colleges in India?

How can I get admission to top NIFT colleges in India?

How many NIFT colleges are there in India?

How many questions are asked in NIFT GAT for B.Des?

What is the duration of the NIFT GAT entrance exam?

What happens after the NIFT Situation Test?

How many students appear for the NIFT Situation Test?

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