Established with joint efforts of Fashion Institute of Technology [FIT], New York, the National Institute of Fashion Technology is the foremost name in fashion, design, and management in India. With its highly appreciated departments offering courses in various facets and intersections of fashion and other diverse fields like communication, production, and management, it has grown on to become a creative hub of individuals from all over the country. Furthermore, it has also made efforts to keep traditional Indian crafts like handloom, among others, alive. In this blog, we will shed light on the important details pertaining to the NIFT courses.
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Important Dates & Deadlines: 2020-2021
Before going further, here are a few details on the admission process of NIFT courses in the year 2020-2021:
|Start of Registration Process||23/10/2019|
|End of Registration Process||31/12/2019|
|End of Registration Process [With Late Fee]||04/01/2020|
|Application Edit Window||01/01/2020 [1200 hrs] to 04/01/2020 [1600 hrs]|
|Admit Card Available||10/01/2020 [1400 hrs onwards]|
|Date of Entrance Exam||19/01/2020 [Sunday]|
|Observation/Objection to GAT Window||22/01/2020 (1000 hrs) to 24/01/2020 (1600 hrs)|
|Result Declaration||February/March 2020|
|Date of Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview||April/May 2020|
|Final Results Declaration||End of May/June 2020|
Read more about the admission process on our blog on the NIFT Entrance exam.
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NIFT Courses: Overview
Offered across 16 campuses across the length and breadth of India, NIFT courses cater to a wide variety of audiences. This includes the first campus in New Delhi in 1986 and subsequently developed campuses in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, out of which the newest one is in Jammu & Kashmir. From foundation and bachelor’s programs to master’s and PhD, its students have regularly earned appreciation in various competitions, professional activities as well as research collaborations. The institute has also forged partnerships with global peers like Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Royal Academy of Arts, The Netherlands and Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Denmark amongst others. Here is a brief overview of the offered NIFT courses at various levels.
Along with the above, NIFT also provides opportunities for PhD courses [full-time & part-time], foundation programs, continuing education for working professionals, dual degree courses along with various study abroad programs.
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NIFT Courses: A Deeper Look
What differentiates NIFT courses from its counterparts is the emphasis placed on the development of a multidimensional understanding through a combination of theoretical teaching, practical application, and awareness towards recent developments in aim for a solid career in Fashion Designing.[optin-monster-shortcode id=”xf2mlnjiouddzrshykdb”]
At the undergraduate level, major divisions include the Bachelor of Design [B Des] and Bachelor of Fashion Technology courses [BFTech]. Further, the Bachelor of Design is offered in six major areas, namely, Accessory, Knitwear, Leather, Textile and Fashion Design along with Fashion Communication. Students can also take advantage of diverse specialization areas in all of the above-mentioned programs as tabulated below:
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|NIFT Courses [Bachelors]||Further Specialisations|
|Accessory Design||Jewellery Design; Fashion Products & Work Wear; Decor & Design|
|Fashion Communication||Visual Communication; Fashion Media|
|Knitwear Design||Intimate Apparel; Sportswear|
|Leather Design||Product Design Studio; Footwear Design Studio|
|Textile Design||Textiles for Apparel and fashion Accessories; Textile for Home and Space|
|Fashion Design||Luxury & Couture; Image Creation & Styling|
|Fashion Technology||Apparel Production technology; Apparel Production Management; Apparel Production Development|
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There are three specialized master’s courses on offer, namely, the Master of Design, Master of Fashion Technology and Master of Fashion Management. Developing further and acquiring a more research and practical-oriented approach, these NIFT courses aid students in diving deeper into respective fields of Design [theoretical design & approaches, etc]; Fashion Management [business perspectives, aspects, etc] and Fashion Technology [Apparel manufacturing, etc].
|NIFT Courses [Master’s]||Specializations|
|Master of Design||Design for Society; Experience Design; Design Strategy; Theoretical Studies in Design|
|Master of Fashion Management||Entrepreneurship; International Business; Marketing & Retailing|
|Master of Fashion Technology||Operational Excellence; Smart Factory; Smart Garments|
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Pursuing NIFT courses can open a world full of opportunities across sectors. If you wish to venture into the design but feel hesitant as to its suitability, take quality guidance and assistance of experts at Leverage Edu through a 30 minutes free career counselling session and make an informed decision towards a rewarding career.