NIFT Courses

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NIFT Courses

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. 

Important Dates & Deadlines: 2023

Before going further, here are a few details on the admission process of NIFT courses in the year 2023: 

Announcements Deadlines
Start of Registration Process 1 Nov 2022
End of Registration Process 31 Dec 2022
End of Registration Process [With Late Fee] 1st week of January
Admit Card Available 16 Jan 2023
Date of Entrance Exam  5 Feb 2023
Answer key release of NIFT GAT 2023 1st week of March 2023
Result Declaration 3rd week of April
NIFT Counselling 2nd week of May 2023

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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Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must meet the following criteria to pursue a NIFT course:

  • To pursue an undergraduate course at NIFT, the candidate must have completed 10+2 from recognised board
  • To pursue a masters course at NIFT, the candidate must have completed their bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • The candidate must qualify the NIFT entrance exam and score the specified marks to study at NIFT

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.

Bachelor’s Level

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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Master’s Level

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

The following are popular courses at NIFT:

  • B.Des Accessory Design
  • B.Des Fashion Design
  • B.Des Textile Design
  • B.Des Knitwear Design
  • B.Des Leather Design

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Which are the popular NIFT campuses?

NIFT Delhi, NIFT Kolkata, NIFT Gandhinagar and NIFT Bengaluru are the popular NIFT campuses.

What are the popular NIFT courses?

Th following are the popular courses at NIFT:
B.Des Accessory Design
B.Des Fashion Design
B.Des Textile Design
B.Des Knitwear Design
B.Des Leather Design

What are the popular postgraduate specialisations at NIFT?

The following are the popular postgraduate specialisations at NIFT:
Design for Society
Experience Design
International Business

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.

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