National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu | 1573
  • Overall user rating : 4.8/5
  • Established year : 1995

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  • Institute Type : Government College

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Reasons to Join

  • Leading National and International companies participate in placements to recruit NIFT professionals.  
  • Provide Scholarships to meritorious students. 
  • Focus on upholding highest Academic standards. 
  • The Institute has several clubs and committees for organizing and focusing on other extracurricular activities. 
  • Institute has all the modern types of equipment to impart both practical and theoretical training. 
  • Finest hostel accommodation for Girls only is provided with round the clock professional security, a doctor on call and hostel wardens. Recreation facilities like T.V., magazines, some indoor and outdoor games are also available at the hostels. 
  • NIFT-Chennai campus buildings which house fully equipped lecture rooms, design studios and laboratories, resource centers, activity centers and hostels. 
  • The Institute Resource center has integrated collections of print, digital, audio and visual creative resources are the only systematically documented learning resources available in India for the study of international and contemporary Indian fashion. 


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Faculty

The faculty of the institute has grown into a community of leading practitioners, education enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, researchers & analysts. NIFT, Chennai has aimed to academic excellence in fashion education. The vision of the Institute embraces challenges and provides the impetus in setting highest academic standards. NIFT continues to strive to be nothing but the best.

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Ms. Sarada Muraleedharan

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Scholarships

4.1Under this Scheme financial Assistance to undergraduate students shall beprovided as follows: CategoryParental Income ceiling per anumPercentage of FinancialAssistanceA.Upto `. 1.0 Lakhs75% of the Tuition FeeB.Above ` 1.0 Lakhs to ` 2.5 Lakhs50% of the Tuition FeeC.Above ` 2.5 Lakhs to ` 4.0 Lakhs25% of the Tuition Fee4.2Under this Scheme financial Assistance at Centre level shall be provided topostgraduate students at the Centre Income ceiling per anumPercentage Financial AssistanceUpto ` 1.0 Lakhs 50% of the Tuition FeeUpto ` 1.0 to 2.5 Lakhs25% of the Tuition Fee 5.0Eligibility Criteria for application:The students who fulfill the following criteria may apply for the financial assistanceunder this Scheme5.1Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of the regular programme of NIFTexcluding those admitted under NRI/ NRI sponsored category.5.2The students fulfilling the criteria of parental income slab as stipulated insection 4.1 & 4.2.5.3All the eligible first year students may apply irrespective of their ranks andmarks in the entrance exam , Means cum Merit Financial Assistance Scheme for NIFT studentsPage 2 of 345.4For the continuation of financial assistance to the students in 2nd, 3rd and 4thyear of undergraduate level and 2nd year of postgraduate level, minimumaverage 6.00 SGPA in the last two consecutive semesters will be a necessarycondition. The students will be required to submit their application forcontinuation of financial assistance in the next year along with all thedocuments in the beginning of the semester i.e. before the end of previoussemester. This will be decided by the Centre before the fee is collected for thesemester, from the students.5.5The student should not have failed in any semester in the previous years ofstudy in NIFT and must have cleared all the subjects of the previoussemesters. Provided, relaxation may be sought from the competent authority incase a student has repeated the semester due to health reason.5.6A post graduate student’s eligibility will only be on the satisfaction of theScreening Committee that if s/he is not able to provide collateral for availingthe bank loan and his / her parental income falls within the prescribe incomeslabs. 5.7The student involved in any major or minor disciplinary violation, he/ she shouldnot be eligible for subsidy during his/her remaining course at NIFT.5.8The students are required to apply for financial assistance under the scheme ina prescribed form given at Format A. Only those applications will beconsidered which are completed and supported by the prescribed mandatoryas well as applicable documents. Any blanks left in the application form will beconstrued as non disclosure of information, the incomplete application formsand non disclosure of relevant facts will lead to rejection of form. 5.9Students will have to submit an undertaking with the application form to theeffect that the scholarship may be withdrawn and penalty imposed if theMeans cum Merit Financial Assistance Scheme for NIFT studentsPage 3 of 34documents submitted as income proof are found to be false after verification.The undertaking is prescribed within Format A5.10The students getting any other financial assistance / reimbursement towardsexpenditure on education from any other source viz Central / State Government/ PSU / Trusts / private persons etc shall not be eligible to apply for the financialassistance. under this scheme.5.11If the number of students goes beyond 25% of the overall student strength ofthe NIFT Centres, the financial assistance will be given on the basis ofprioritization of the students. In case of prioritization students whose parentalincome is the lowest, will get the priority.6.0Documents to be submitted with the Application Form for Financial Assistance:The students should submit mandatory as well as applicable documents along withthe application form. These are as follows:6.1Mandatory Document:i.One copy of passport size photograph with signature.ii.Income declaration-affidavit (Format B) on non-judicial stamp paper of `10(Rupees Ten) by each parentiii.Proof of permanent residence.iv.Photocopies of Passport and PAN card of parents / guardian and applicant v. School leaving certificate for class X and XII (Proof of school fee, whereverpossible).vi.The copy of receipt of tuition fee paid for the current semester i.e. July –DecemberMeans cum Merit Financial Assistance Scheme for NIFT studentsPage 4 of 34vii.Schedule (Format C – details of agricultural land and property, etc.) dulysigned by parent with relevant revenue record.viii.Bank statements for the last 12 months for all the accounts mentioned inSchedule (Format C).6.2Copy of Following Documents (If applicable):-i.3 year’s Income Tax returns copy/Form 16 for salaried / 16 A for businessowners.ii.Vehicle registration copyiii.Tehsildar certificate of agriculture land alongwith certified revenue recordssuch as khasra, khatouni. iv.Documents related to others scholarship / sponsorship receiptv.Document related to SC / ST / OBC / PHP certificate7.0Process7.1The students will have to apply in the prescribed Format A in their respectiveCentres, along with all the required and applicable document within the timelineprescribed in the Schedule in Section 9.0. The forms will be made available intheir respective departments/ office of the Centre Director.7.2The forms completed in all respect with supporting documents should besubmitted by the student to the Centre Directors through their respectivecourse coordinators. The income details are to be submitted in Format B andFormat C under the signature of both the parents.7.3There will be two levels of scrutiny for the applications:i.The first level committee will be a Scrutiny Committee of three members andwill be constituted by the Centre Director. It will have at least one facultymember.Means cum Merit Financial Assistance Scheme for NIFT studentsPage 5 of 34ii.First level will entail desk scrutiny of application forms and proposing eligibilityon the basis of total income of both the parents from all the sources and otherincome such as Agricultural, Business, Rent etc. It will also scrutinize whetherall relevant information and documents are completed with the applicationforms. All incomplete forms will be recorded so by the Scrutiny Committeeand these will be put separately after the approval of the Centre Director. iii.Second Level will include interaction of the student with the ScreeningCommittee comprising following members : a)Registrar b)Deputy Registrar (Finance & Accounts)c)Course Co-ordinator of the course (of which student has applied).d)One senior faculty member nominated by the Director. e)Student Development Activity Co-ordinator7.4 The Committee would interview individual student and make a record note ofthe interview of each student who has applied for the financial assistance andhas been found eligible by the Scrutiny Committee. The note should berecorded in the prescribed form Format D is to be signed by all the members.The committee would also recommend whether the applicant is eligible for thefinancial assistance, if so, the rate of financial assistance. The committee wouldalso give their reasons in short for not recommending the financial assistanceor the reduction in the rate of financial assistance applied by the student. 7.5The suggested parameters for the consideration of the scrutiny committee aregiven in Format E7.6Recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee shall be put up to the CentreDirector for necessary approval and disbursal.7.7In case more than 25% of the students in a centre are found eligible, the centreDirector shall forward a proposal to the Director General for seeking relaxation.Means cum Merit Financial Assistance Scheme for NIFT studentsPage 6 of 34The Director General after examining all such proposals may relax upto 25% ofthe overall strength of the NIFT.7.8The Centre Director will prioritize students in favour of lower income, for thepurpose of relaxation in the section 7.7 7.9The student who is not satisfied with the decision taken by the centre in respectof financial assistance can appeal to the Head Academic Affairs through CentreDirector within 2 weeks from the declaration of final list of beneficiaries. TheCentre Director will forward the appeal alongwith his comments to the Head –Academic Affairs for decision of Academic Appeals Committee. The 2ndappellate authority would be Director General and the Board of Governors ofthe NIFT.. 7.10Disbursement of the financial assistance - The process of disbursal will be asfollows: i.All the students have to pay the prescribed tuition fee of the first semester ofthe academic year i.e. session July – December. iiThe financial assistance awarded to the student would be adjusted in thenext semester’s tuition fee i.e. session January – June. iii.While paying fee for 2nd semester onwards, the student may makeprovision for financial assistance sanctioned and deposit the remaining fee. iiiA certificate which is numbered and signed by the Registrar and SDACjointly will be given to the students. For the ease of operation this certificatemay be printed on a coloured paper and coded. ivThis certificate will be issued only after receiving approval of the CentreDirector. Means cum Merit Financial Assistance Scheme for NIFT studentsPage 7 of 34v The student will submit this certificate to the Accounts Section throughSDAC. The Accounts Section will give acknowledgements informing dateof disbursal of financial assistance. viAll reimbursements will be paid through the bank in the bank account asinformed by the parent in the application form.viiSteps will also be taken by SDAC to inform parents / guardians of such feereimbursement.7.11The approved final list of recipients of Financial Assistance should beforwarded in the prescribed Format F to Academic Affairs Department, HeadOffice for information after disbursal. 7.12The application forms from the students with detailed documents will be soughtin the first year. In the subsequent years documents on income etc will besought, to verify whether the income levels are within the prescribed slabs orthey have increased. As per prescribed slabs, the level of financial assistancewill be changed accordingly.7.13A student may appeal to the Academic Appeal Committee, if s/he is notsatisfied with the decision of the Centre.7.14If any student feels aggrieved by the decision of the Centre Director in his / hercase, s/he can seek redressal by representing case to the Academic AppealCommittee. The Academic Appeal Committee will call report from the Centre aswell as view of the applicant including in cases where applicant has not beenable to provide some mandatory/applicable document due to situation beyondhis/her control. On the basis of available evidence Academic appeal Committeewill make decision in a detailed manner. The Committee will communicate itsview to the centre Director for disbursal / communication to the student.7.15The 2nd and final appeal would lie with the Director General and the Board ofGovernors, respectively.Means cum Merit Financial Assistance Scheme for NIFT studentsPage 8 of 348.0Exceptions: 8.1NIFT reserves the right to impose penalty alongwith reimbursement anddiscontinue the financial assistance, if at any point of time it is found that astudent has given incorrect information or hidden relevant facts.8.2 The case in 2nd to 4th year of a course should normally be from the list of thestudents who have been awarded financial assistance in the first year.However, in exceptional circumstances, with prior approval of the CentreDirector, the Scrutiny / Screening Committee can consider new cases forfinancial assistance from the students studying in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year.8.3.There have been instances when due to certain emergencies such as loss ofearning member, the student may need financial assistance. In such cases,there should not be any need for adhering to the schedule of disbursal. Suchcases could be considered as an exception even in mid-term by the ScreeningCommittee, with the approval of the Centre Director. 8.4.The financial assistance can be discontinued any time if there are cases ofincorrect information; shortage of attendance; fails in any subject; SGPA fallsless than 6 for two semesters; repeats a semester and involved in a major /minor disciplinary violation.9.0Financial Implications`The expenditure on account of disbursement of financial assistance under thisscheme will be met by the respective centre from its own funds for which necessarybudget provision may be earmarked.10.Schedule10.1The schedule for the first sanction will be as follows:Means cum Merit Financial Assistance Scheme for NIFT studentsPage 9 of 34

  • A year in National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai 5
    Vaishali
    By Anonymous 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    The college is one of a kind. The faculties inspire you in so many ways. The people here are quite friendly. The college has good infrastructure and the environment is also good.
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    The college is one of a kind. The faculties inspire you in so many ways. The people here are quite friendly. The college has good infrastructure and the environment is also good.
  • National Institute of fashion technology - the best design school 5
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    By Anonymous 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    My experience in NIFT Chennai for one year has brought so much change in me. I've enjoyed my time there. I did face few ups and downs in the beginning but gradually I settled down. The faculties ha...
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    My experience in NIFT Chennai for one year has brought so much change in me. I've enjoyed my time there. I did face few ups and downs in the beginning but gradually I settled down. The faculties have been very friendly and broad minded. In spite of the huge amount of work given in our college we do enjoy doing it coz it's fun and interesting. We go out on many educational trips and explore a lot. The only thing I don't like is we don't have a good transport. We have only one Swaraj Mazda which is not AC and everyone in our college gets to share that one bus.

More about National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai

Accrediated to NACC

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai was incepted in the year 1995 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India is a Statutory Institute Governed by the NIFT Act 2006. ...read more

The act empowers the Institute to award Degrees and other distinctions. NIFT is the first premier institute in India to award its own degrees in the field of Fashion Technology. The institute offers four-year undergraduate and two-year postgraduate program in design, management, and technology.The faculty of the institute has grown into a community of leading practitioners, education enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, researchers & analysts. NIFT, Chennai has aimed to academic excellence in fashion education. The vision of the Institute embraces challenges and provides the impetus in setting highest academic standards. NIFT continues to strive to be nothing but the best. NIFT-C has campus covered by the National Knowledge Network (NKN) with connecting speed of 100Mbps/1 Gbps. Video conferencing facilities are available for inter-Campus communication. Institute has fully Wi-Fi enabled setups offering access to secure Internet for the students and faculty.

Contact Information

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai

Old Mahabalipuram Road, Taramani, Chennai - 600 113

Contact Numbers : 22542755,22542756

Email ID : admission@niftindia.com

Website : http://www.nift.ac.in/chennai/

Courses

UG Courses (7)
Bachelor of Fashion Design
4.5/5
  • Course Delivery: Full-Time
  • Accredited by: Other
  • Affiliated to: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Course Level: UG Courses
Admission Criteria

Candidates seeking admissions to B.Des program have to appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT). Shortlisted candidates will be required to take the Situation Te...read more

st. For admission to B.F.Tech programs, candidates will have to take GAT only.

Exam Cut-offs
Exams Cut-off Percentile
CAT 0

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Entrance exam: Important dates

CAT

  • Application Posted

    29 Jul 2017

  • Applications Open (Online)

    09 Aug 2017

  • Admit Card Available

    18 Oct 2017

  • Date of Exam

    26 Nov 2017

  • Date of Result

    09 Jan 2018

Course Description

The directional and focused approach to the Fashion Design specialization inculcates in the students the ability to develop and channelize creativity-The curriculum is structured to keep them abrea...read more

st with international garment trends and build their capacity to understand, articulate and execute a design brief. Also, a constant cycle of hands-on experience enables students to make patterns and cut and construct garments of impeccable quality.

Bachelor of Accessory Design
  • Course Delivery: Full-Time
  • Accredited by: Other
  • Affiliated to: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Course Level: UG Courses
Admission Criteria

Candidates seeking admissions to B.Des program have to appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT). Shortlisted candidates will be required to take the Situation Te...read more

st. For admission to B.F.Tech programs, candidates will have to take GAT only.

Course Description

Accessory Design is a bachelor program that is one of its kind in the country. The program has gradually evolved to address the entire spectrum of accessories and lifestyle products, precious and c...read more

ostume jewelry, leather goods, footwear, watches, giftware, tableware, silverware, other lifestyle products and visual merchandising.

Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design)
  • Course Delivery: Full-Time
  • Accredited by: Other
  • Affiliated to: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Course Level: UG Courses
Admission Criteria

Candidates seeking admissions to B.Des program have to appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT). Shortlisted candidates will be required to take the Situation Te...read more

st. For admission to B.F.Tech programs, candidates will have to take GAT only.

Course Description

The Fashion & Textiles discipline offers broad-spectrum education in textiles, which develops creativity, originality and design application in apparel and home fashion industries to enable acc...read more

ess to a wide range of career opportunities. 

Bachelor of Knitwear Design
5.0/5
  • Course Delivery: Full-Time
  • Accredited by: Other
  • Affiliated to: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Course Level: UG Courses
Admission Criteria

Candidates seeking admissions to B.Des program have to appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT). Shortlisted candidates will be required to take the Situation Te...read more

st. For admission to B.F.Tech programs, candidates will have to take GAT only.

Course Description

The specialization of Knitwear Design is structured keeping in view the requirements of the Indian knitting Industry. The Knitwear Design specialization requires the students to work on state-of-th...read more

e-art equipment like computerized flatbed knitting machines such as Shima Seiki and Stoll. The students are also exposed to the techniques and variations in the circular and flat knitting manufacturing techniques, possible structure developments, processing, and garments. 

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production)
  • Course Delivery: Full-Time
  • Accredited by: Other
  • Affiliated to: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Course Level: UG Courses
Admission Criteria

The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for ...read more

Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. 

Course Description

Bachelor of Fashion Technology( Apparel Production) prepares students with best practices in apparel manufacturing with Information Technology (IT) understanding and applications. The program will ...read more

have a practical and hands-on approach to machinery and equipment application. 

B.Des. in Fashion Communication
  • Course Delivery: Full-Time
  • Accredited by: Other
  • Affiliated to: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Course Level: UG Courses
Admission Criteria

Candidates seeking admissions to B.Des program have to appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT). Shortlisted candidates will be required to take the Situation Te...read more

st. For admission to B.F.Tech programs, candidates will have to take GAT only.

Course Description

It's a four-year design program in Fashion Communication.read more

B.Des. in Leather Design
  • Course Delivery: Full-Time
  • Accredited by: Other
  • Affiliated to: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Course Level: UG Courses
Admission Criteria

Candidates seeking admissions to B.Des program have to appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT). Shortlisted candidates will be required to take the Situation Te...read more

st. For admission to B.F.Tech programs, candidates will have to take GAT only.

Course Description

It's a four-year design program in Leather Design.read more

PG Courses (3)
Master of Fashion Management
  • Course Delivery: Full-Time
  • Accredited by: Other
  • Affiliated to: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Course Level: PG Courses
Admission Criteria

Three years Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities or Diploma in Accessory / Fashion Design / FIT from NIFT only. Candidates have to ...read more

prepare for GAT, MAT Or GD and Interview for the entrance test.

Course Description

The objective of the program is to impart apparel specific marketing, merchandising and management education to the students to empower them to be well-equipped professionals. The program sharply f...read more

ocuses on the convergence of domestic and export marketing, merchandising and innovation management, IT integrated marketing strategies, merchandising and management from fiber to fashion and from concept to consumer, e-business, internet and retail technologies, along with emerging fields like Intellectual Property Rights. 

M.F.Tech
  • Course Delivery: Full-Time
  • Accredited by: Other
  • Affiliated to: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Course Level: PG Courses
Admission Criteria

• B.F.Tech. from NIFTor• B.E / B.Tech. from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.read more

Course Description

It's a two-year master program in Fashion Technology.read more

M.Des. (Master of Design)
  • Course Delivery: Full-Time
  • Accredited by: Other
  • Affiliated to: National Institute of Fashion Technology
  • Course Level: PG Courses
Admission Criteria

Undergraduate Degree from anyInstitute / University recognized by law in India or• Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NIDonly. • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIF...read more

T / NID.

Course Description

Its a two-year master program in designing.read more

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College Facilities

The Institute has infrastructure with well equipped Labs, Class rooms, Girls Hostel, Hall etc. The institute also provides a regular transport facility to convey students to do their industry visits.read more

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Hostel

Hostel facilities is provided for the girl students equipped with the mess facility and a full time Warden.

  • Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel
  • Dormitory
  • AC Rooms
  • Non AC Rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cafetaria
  • ATM
  • General Store
  • Gym
  • Medical Clinic / Shop
  • CCTV
  • Bookshop
  • Laundry
  • Air Cooler Rooms
  • Power Backup
  • Post Office
  • Parking for Two / Four Wheelers
  • Salon
  • TV Room
  • Photocopy Machines
Classroom
  • Wi-Fi
  • AC
  • Projector
  • Audio-Visual Teaching Aids
Laboratory
  • AC Labs
  • Student:Computer Ratio
  • Computers in Labs
Sports
  • Swimming Pool
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Cricket Ground
  • Football Ground
  • Badminton Court
  • Shooting Ranges
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball Court
Extra - Curricular
  • Theatre
  • Debates
  • Declamations
  • Events Committee
  • Singing Club
  • Dance School
Library

The Library wing of the Resource Centre has rich collection of books, journals, A-V materials, CD-ROMS etc., Books on subjects like arts & Crafts, Fashion, Garment Manufacturing, Leather, Footwear, Leather Goods, Jewelery, Management, Merchandising etc., are available at the Library.

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