Admissions at NIFT: Apply by Jan 14
November 7, 2012: Applications have been invited by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) for admission to the Bachelor Programmes (B.Des) in Design (Fashion Design, Leather Design, Accessory Design, Textile Design, Knitwear Design, Fashion Communication), Bachelor Programme (B.Ftech.) in Technology -Apparel Production, Master Programmes in Design (Master of Design, Master of Fashion Management and Master of Fashion Technology) for 2013-14, offered at NIFT Centres functioning at New Delhi, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Kannur, Kangra, Mumbai, Patna, Raebareli and Shillong.The details related to the availability of seats at different centres is given http://applyadmission.net/nift2013/Centres.pdf
Eligibility Criteria: For Bachelor Programmes, applicant should not be more than 23 years of age, as on 1st October, 2012. Applicant should be born on or after 1st October, 1989.
For Bachelor Programmes in Design, applicant should have passed the Plus level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognised 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 or General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level or Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in Foreign countries recognised by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system or should have a Pass Grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects or the 3 or 4-years diploma recognised by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
For the Bachelor Programme in Technology, applicant should have passed the Plus level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognised 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 the General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri- Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognised by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or should have 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 should hold a 3 or 4-years Diploma recognised by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education (Engineering background).
For Master Programmes, there is no age limit.
Eligibility for Master Programme-Design (Master of Design M.Des): Undergraduate Degree from any institute / university recognized by law in India or Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only
Eligibility for Master Programme:Management - M.F.M (Master of Fashion Management): Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognised 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 recognised by law in India. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply subject to the conditions in the Prospectus that can be downloaded from http://applyadmission.net/nift2013/
Reservation of Seats: Seats are reserved for SC / ST / Physically Handicapped Candidates (PHP) / Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI etc; as per the details given at http://applyadmission.net/nift2013/ReservationOfSeats.htm
Entrance Examination: There will be an Entrance Examination for selection to the Programmes. Candidates have an option to opt for Paper Based Test (PBT) or a Computer Based Test (CBT) for B.FTech., M.F.M. and M.FTech. For B.Des and M.Des, only PBT will be administered. Based on the choice, all eligible candidates will have to appear for a written entrance examination at the Examination Centres opted by them. The written entrance examination is designed to test the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates for the programme opted. In the objective type test, each correct answer will get 1 mark and each wrong answer will get negative 0.25 marks.
The Computer Based Test will be conducted only for B.FTech., M.F.M. and M.FTech on 6th & 7th April, 2013. The paper based Test for these Programmes and for B.Des and M.Des which will not have the CBT, will be held on 10th February, 2012.3 as per the schedule given at http://applyadmission.net/nift2013/ScheduleWritten.htm#Schedule
Fees: Fees for General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Category is Rs. 1100/- if made through payment gateway or Bank Challan. Fees for SC/ ST/ PHP Category is Rs. 550/- through payment gateway or Bank Challan. Bank charges will have to be given wherever applicable. Payment can be made by Credit Cards/Debit Cards /e-transfer & Cash Challan.
Those not having Credit/Debit cards can also avail the facility of online admission by depositing application fee in cash at any Branch of the Union Bank of India across the country. The list of UBI branches and their location can be seen at https://eremit.unionbankofindia.co.in/livebranch/
If the student opts for payment through cash, the student has to initially fill all the particulars in the online admission application form and submit. The computer will generate an automatic control number which the student should note for future reference. The format of Cash Challan for deposit in cash will appear on the screen in option of payments. The student should take a printout of the filled in challan form which will be containing two copies. On payment of the cash, the said banks will retain one copy of the challan and return back Student Copy to the student after filling in the transaction number. The bank will update the payment of amount and candidate need not send a hard copy of the same.
The candidate must deposit the fees with the challan in any branch of UBI bank on next or subsequent days of filling application form. The registration will be complete only after depositing the fees.
Application: Applications are to be submitted online at http://applyadmission.net/nift2013 latest by 14th January, 2013. The site can also be accessed through the ‘Admission 2013 - Apply now!’ banner at http://www.nift.ac.in.
There are different steps in the process. Initially, applicants will have to register themselves as new candidates. In the next stage, essential documents are to be made ready as per the instructions given at the site. In the third stage, Registered Candidates have to Login to perform various actions to complete the process of filling online application form. Details of each stage is available at http://applyadmission.net/nift2013/HowToApply.htm Subsequently, applicants can view their application status. For Paper Based Test, Admit Card will have to be downloaded on or after 30th January, 2013.
Application Form along with the hard copy of the Prospectus can be obtained from any of the 15 NIFT Centres on payment of Rs.300/- or by post enclosing a DD of Rs.300/- in favour of NIFT, New Delhi. Candidates are required to submit a Demand Draft / Banker’s Cheque for Rs.1100/- General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category/ Rs. 550/- in case of SC/ST or Person with Disabilities Category, drawn in favour of ‘National Institute of Fashion Technology’ payable at New Delhi, along with the NIFT Application Form filled-in manually. The completed form should reach ‘Project Manager – CMS, All India Management Association, Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003, latest by 14.01.2013.
Entrance Examination Result will be announced on 15th April 2013. Situation Test/GD/Interviews will be held during April - May, 2013. Final results will be declared by the end of May, 2013 / June, 2013. Counseling will be held in June, and July, 2013. The exact dates and mode will be intimated on the NIFT website in April.
For more details, visit http://applyadmission.net/nift2013/