ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (WHO CAN APPLY)

Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI Fifteen percent (15%) of total seats i.e.5 seats in each programme at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar , Raebareli and Srinagar are reserved for admission of Foreign Nationals (whether residing in India or abroad) and Non Resident Indian, who are citizens of India holding an Indian passport and have temporarily immigrated to another country for six months or more for work, residence or any other purpose. The admission to NIFT programmes for foreign nationals / NRI candidates will be based on the following examinations:
Bachelor Progaramme
(B.Des & B.FTech)
SAT-1 Score
Master Programme
(MFM)
GMAT Score
Master Programme
(M.Des & M.FTech)
GRE Score
Campus / Programme will be allotted on the basis of merit list drawn as per the scores obtained by the candidates. Candidate may appear in as many as SAT-1 /GMAT/GRE examination prior to 30th April 2017. The highest score among the test will be taken into consideration for allotment of seat.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING UNDER FOREIGN NATIONALS/SAARC/ NRI CATEGORY:

Those seeking admission under this category have to apply online at website www.nift.ac.in or https://applyadmission.net/NIFTNRI2017. The last date for applying under this category is 30th April 2017. Candidates applying for Bachelor Programmes of NIFT should arrange to send SAT-1 scores directly from College Board, USA, to NIFT H.O. New Delhi. SAT-I scores have to be submitted through College Board to NIFT. The Designated Institution (DI) Code is 7258.

The Campus and Programme will be allotted to the candidates based on SAT- I/GMAT/ GRE score as well as the preference of the candidate.

Candidates at the time of registration for SAT-1 should indicate DI code: 7258 for sending their scores to NIFT Head Office, New Delhi.

Candidates applying for Master Programmes i.e. Master of Fashion Management (MFM), should arrange to send GMAT test scores while those applying for Master of Design (M.Des.) and Master of Fashion Technology (M.FTech.) should arrange to send GRE test scores directly to NIFT H.O. Delhi. The GRE/ GMAT/SAT-I scores should not have been declared before 1st January, 2015 and should be received by the Institute latest by 30th April, 2017.

The applicants must designate NIFT Programmes as choice in the GRE/GMAT/ SAT-I.

Candidates seeking admission under this category should apply in the prescribed Application Form online.

Academic Eligibility: All candidates must satisfy the required academic qualifications. In case Degree/certificate has been obtained from some University /Board of any other country then an equivalence certificate must be obtained from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) New Delhi (website: www. aiuweb.org) prior to admission. The medium of instruction in NIFT is English and all aspirants applying to NIFT must possess working knowledge of English language.

Any NRI seat remaining vacant will lapse and not be converted to any other category. However, the remaining seats will be offered to the children /wards of NRI as per merit during counselling. NIFT may re-allot seats among the programmes to meet the demand of the candidates, within the overall limit as prescribed for this category.

Special NRI Test
All the candidates having Common Merit Rank (CMR) and falling under the category “Children/Wards of NRI” will be given an opportunity to opt for NRI seat subject to fulfilling the criteria, submission of necessary documents and fee during regular counselling.

If however, NRI seats remain vacant, these seats will be offered again for admission through a special NRI test.

Candidates having CMR and the candidate who could not be shortlisted for Situation Test/GD & PI, as well as, fresh/new aspirants would be eligible for admission as per their choice subject to fulfilling necessary academic and documentary requirements. The test / interview will be conducted at New Delhi. Registration for all the applicants would be mandatory. However, the candidates having CMR shall be exempted from the test. Also, the candidates who could not be shortlisted for Situation Test and GD & PI will have to appear only for the Interview. New candidates have to appear for both Written Entrance Examination and Interview. While drawing up the merit list the candidates with CMR will be assigned top position as per CMR. Candidates who appeared only in interview will be placed next in line and the new candidates would be placed thereafter. Based on these parameters, a final consolidated merit list would be declared. Seats shall be allotted strictly as per merit.


 

For Bachelor Programmes :

Maximum Age: 23 years as on 1st October, 2017. The upper age limit will be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe/ Differently Abled Person (PHP) subject to following qualifications:

Eligibility for Bachelor Programmes - Design - B.Des.
(Fashion Design / Leather Design / Accessory Design / Textile Design / Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication)

  • 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 / State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi.
    or
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).
    or
  • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in Foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
    or
  • A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
    or
  • 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
Eligibility for Bachelor Programme - Technology
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) (B.FTech.)
  • 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 Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
    or
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri- Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB).
    or
  • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
    or
  • A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
    or
  • 3 or 4-years diploma in any branch of Engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education
For Master Programmes : Age - No age limit

Eligibility for Master Programme - Design
M.Des (Master of Design)

  • Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India
    or
  • Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only.
  • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.

Note: Design Space is an advanced course that demands an understanding of fundamentals in design and presupposes that candidates would be familiar with the basic skills and theories for successful completion of the programme. M.Des. would not provide any basic knowledge and skill development in design as a part of Master programme. The programme provides an option to students to earn final semester credits through 'Course Work' or a 'Dissertation'

Eligibility for Master Programme - Management
M.F.M (Master of Fashion Management)

  • Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.
    or
  • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.
Eligibility for Master Programme - Technology
M.F.Tech. (Master of Fashion Technology)
  • B.F.Tech. from NIFT
    or
  • B.E / B.Tech. from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.
IMPORTANT NOTE
  1. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply provided:
    1. That they produce a proof of having acquired minimum prescribed qualifications at the time of counselling/admission.
      or
    2. If the 12th class/final year/final semester (as the case may be) result of qualifying degree/certificate examination is not declared by the concerned Board/University till the date of counselling/admission, his/her admission in that case will be strictly provisional subject to the following conditions:
      1. Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- in the prescribed Proforma (Annexure-I) is submitted. In case the candidate is minor i.e. below 18 years of age, the affidavit shall be signed by his/her parent/guardian. Candidates/ parent /guardians may note that submission of false affidavit is a punishable offence;
      2. The candidate will submit the final result of qualifying degree/certificate providing his/her eligibility on or before 30th September, 2017 to their Campus Director / Jt. Director where the admission has been granted.
      3. In case the candidate fails to submit his/her final result of qualifying degree in the manner as prescribed at (ii) above to prove his/her eligibility on or before 30th September, 2017, whatsoever the reason may be his/her admission will be treated as null and void (cancelled) and entire fee will be forfeited. Any exception will be as per the decision of DG-NIFT, on a case to case basis.
      4. The Campus Director / Jt. Director will be responsible to ensure that the eligibility of all students meet prescribed qualification for admission specially in case of provisional students. The provisional admission will automatically stand cancelled if the candidate fails to submit result in time i.e. 30th September, 2017.
      5. Those candidates who are seeking provisional admission due to non-declaration of their final year/final semester/12th class (refer Annexure -I) will provide proof of having passed all papers in all the previous years /semesters of qualifying degree examination (whichever relevant).
      6. The candidates will also bring the date sheet /admit card/ Principal's certificate as proof of having appeared in the qualifying exam.
      7. Candidates who have appeared for compartment/ Supplementary examination(s) in the 12th standard or final semester/ final year of graduation and the result of the same is not declared by the time of counseling/ admission, such candidates will be considered for admission as per para 1 (b) (ii) above, for the academic session 2017-18.
  2. Any candidate who has not appeared for the qualifying exam before the date of counselling/ admission to NIFT, will not be eligible.
  3. It is further clarified that provisional admission will be considered only in such cases where the result of Final year/semester of the qualifying degree has not been declared by the concerned Board/University in its totality. In case the result has been declared by the concerned Board/ University but it has not been declared in a specific case, for any reason, such cases will NOT be considered under provisional admission category