Regular Programme Admission Guidelines

For Bachelor Programmes :
Maximum Age: 23 years as on 1st October, 2016.The upper age limit may 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 – Bachelor of 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:
(a) That they produce a proof of having acquired the minimum prescribed qualifications at the time of counselling/ admission.
or
(b) 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 such case will be strictly provisional subject to the following conditions:
(i) 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;
(ii) 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.
(iii) 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.
(iv) The Campus Director / Nodal officer 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.
(v) 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).
(vi)The candidates will also bring the date sheet /admit card/ Principal's certificate as proof of having appeared in the qualifying exam.
(vii)Candidates who have appeared for Supplementary examination(s) in the final semester/ final year of graduation and the result of the same is not declared by the time of counselling/ admission, such candidates will be considered for admission as per para 1 (b) (ii) above, for the academic session 2017 - 2018. (viii) candidates who have appeared for compartment examination(s) in the 12th standard , such candidates will be concidered only for provission admission .
however He/She will have to clear the compartment examination UNDER THE SAME BOARD, failing which the provissional admission will stand automatically cancelledand entire fee will be forfeited.

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.

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The seats reserved for SC / ST / Differently Abled Candidates (PHP) / Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI, in each programme are as under:

SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC (NON-CREAMY) 27%
Differently Abled Person (PHP) 3% Horizontal reservation for Differently Abled Person (with 40% or more disability) cutting across all sections i.e. SCs, STs, OBCs Non- Creamy and General category. Campus and programme will be allotted on rotation, at NIFT's discretion
Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/NRI 15% (supernumerary)
State Domicile 20% (supernumerary)

Category once filled up in the application form will not be changed at any stage.
The qualifying candidates need to meet the eligibility and admission requirements of NIFT.

REQUIREMENTS OF EACH CATEGORY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SC/ST Candidates
Candidates applying under this reserved quota will have to produce a Caste/Tribe certificate from the Competent Authorities of the respective States/Union Territories/ National Commission of Tribes.

OBC (Non-Creamy) Candidates

Candidates applying under this quota would have to substantiate the caste and creamy layer requirement. Candidates applying under this quota shall produce a caste certificate from the Competent Authority certifying that they belong to the noncreamy layer. The certificate should be in favour of the candidate, issued not earlier than September 01, 2016. Failure to produce an appropriate certificate from a competent authority shall make the candidate ineligible for counselling, and the applicants will not be offered admission. Requests for provisional admisssion will not be entertained. To summarize:
a) The candidate should possess an OBC certificate issued in the name of the candidate and not in favour of respective parents/guardian.
b)The caste mentioned in the OBC certificate should find mention in the Central list of OBCs available at http://ncbc.nic.in/ backward-classes/index.html
c)The OBC certificate should not be more than a year old and should clearly mention that the candidate belongs to the non-creamy layer.
d) The certificate must be issued by the Competent Authority.
e) In case of married women applying to any course under reserved category, she has to produce the caste certificate in her own name. Certificate in the name of husband / mother/ father is not acceptable.

Differently Abled Candidates (PHP) Medical Certificate issuing Authority for Physically Handicapped Candidates(PHP)
At the time of submission of application, Physically Handicapped candidates shall be required to necessarily attach a copy of Disability Certificate issued in Form II, Form III or Form IV as defined in sub-clause (t) of section 2 by a Medical Authority as defined under section- 4 of Rules framed by Central/State Govt. in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 73 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996).
Such candidates are required to produce the original Medical Certificate both at the time of Counselling and at the time for Admission to the Institute.
It is mandatory for the Differently Abled candidates to attend the Counselling for evaluation. The course will be allotted to the candidates after assessing the capabilities of the candidates. NIFT may consider applications from PHP students for providing external assistance during assessments, with the condition that the expenses for the same will be borne fully by the student/ applicant.
It is however recommended that the student/ applicant arrange his/her own external assistant for this purpose as this will ensure a better fit for individual needs.
NIFT will assess the actual physical/ psychological capability of a candidate selected for counselling of a particular programme/ course as per the specific requirements of that particular Programme/ course by a Board constituted at each campus by the Campus Director.
The three members Board will consist of a Medical Officer/Psychologist, a Faculty from the concerned department (Design/ Technology/Management) and an Administrative Officer.
Candidates are advised to come prepared for such assessments at the time of counseling. NIFT may utilize its laboratories/equipment/ test materials for making such assessment of the physical/psychological capability of a candidate for undertaking that Programme/ course and may tailor such test for each individual separately as decided by the Board.
The assessment is compulsory for all candidates seeking reservation under this category.
The Board in its proceedings will recommend whether the candidate is capable or incapable for undertaking the particular programme/course applied for.A copy of such order will also be communicated to the candidate in writing under acknowledgement informing him that he can make an appeal against the order, in which case the appeal will be referred to another Standing Board at Head Office (HO) whose recommendation will be final and no further representation will be accepted.
NIFT reserves the right to disqualify the candidature in case of inability of the candidate for a particular programme.
The table below indicates the type of assessment that may be conducted by a Board of NIFT for various categories of disability and programmes:

Program Criteria / Method Suitability / Capability
Design Drawing/ Sketching/ making models/ colour sense/ operating machines/ computer keyboard manually/ mobility Visual clarity Minor speech disability Minor Hearing disability No major locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neck Sound mental health
Technology Operating Computer keyboard/ operation of machines manually/ mobility Minor visual disability Minor speech disability Minor Hearing disability No major locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neck Sound mental health
Fashion Management Operating computer keyboard manually/ mobility Minor visual disability Minor speech disability Minor Hearing disability No major locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neck Sound mental health

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.

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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.

The candidates who fulfill the admission criteria specified above may apply online with requisite application fee of US$100 through the Online NIFT Payment gateway.

The candidates selected under this category shall pay the fee at the time of admission for the first academic year consisting of two semesters. They would also need to obtain a valid residential permit or student visa for the prescribed duration of the programme.

Hostel Accommodation and Other Expenses:
Hostel fee and other expenses, indicated in Admission Prospectus may vary from one NIFT Campus to another. The hostel fee is required to be paid by the candidate directly to the Campus at the time of admission/joining. Candidates are advised to visit the website or contact the concerned authorities of the NIFT Campuses for detailed information regarding hostel accommodation and related expenses.

State Domicile Preferential Seats
Twenty percent (20%), i.e 06 supernumerary seats in addition to 30 seats will be offered for admission as State Domicile Preferential Seats to candidate who belong to the States where the following NIFT campuses are located

S.No. NIFT Campus State
1 Patna Bihar
2 Kangra Himachal Pradesh
3 Kannur Kerala
4 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
5 Shillong Meghalaya
6 Bhubaneswar Odisha
7 Jodhpur Rajasthan
8 Srinagar* Jammu & Kashmir*

*Thirty five percent(35%)seats within 30 seats will be offered for admission as state domicile preferential seats to the domicile candidates of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).
The state in which the candidate has completed his/her class 12th examination/ graduation/qualifying degree is the domicile of the student. A certificate from the school /college may be obtained. In case the candidate obtained the qualifying certificate/ degree through Distance Learning mode, the address of the school attended by the candidate regularly will determine his/her domicile status.
Candidates who are domicile of the states where the NIFT Campuses exist will be allowed to opt for this preference while filling online application form. However, they will have a choice to take admission under General / ST/ SC / OBC category (as applicable) as per merit to any course/ campus of their choice. The domicile of the candidate in a particular state shall not be applicable in any other Campuses of NIFT in any other State.
Reservation of SCs / STs/ OBCs (non creamy layer)/ Physically Handicapped candidates, shall be applicable for the domicile seats also.
The Domicile seats remaining vacant will be offered to the children /wards of NRI as per merit during counseling, subject to non-availability of candidates under that category.

Submission of Application Form
Candidates can apply online at www.nift. ac.in or https://applyadmission.net/nift2017.

Guidelines for applying online may be referred for the purpose. The Prospectus is available at NIFT website www.nift.ac.in free of cost. The Application Fee has to be paid through online payment gateway or through Bank Demand Draft issued in favour of "NIFT HO" payable at New Delhi.

  • Fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category: Rs.1500/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft.
  • Fee for SC/ ST/ PHP Category : Rs.750/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft.

Mode of Payment: Credit Cards/Debit Cards and Demand Draft

(A) Credit Cards /Debit Cards
Payments of application fee (Rs.1500/- or Rs.750/-) can be made through credit cards / debit cards as explained above. The Bank and transaction charges on the application fee will be borne by the applicant.
Candidates are advised to apply on time.

(B) Demand Draft
Payment of application fee (Rs 1500/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs 750/- in case of SC/ST/PHP candidates) can be made through Bank Demand Draft as explained above. The Demand Draft should be issued in favour of "NIFT HO", payable at New Delhi. The details of the Demand Draft are to be filled in the online application form.
Candidates are advised to check the following details carefully before sending the Demand Draft

  • DD made in favour of "NIFT HO" ,
  • Amount of Demand Draft as applicable i.e. Rs 1500/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non- Creamy) candidates and Rs.750/- in case of SC/ST/PHP candidates
  • Name, Date, Amount & Signature of the issuing authority on the Demand Draft.

Candidates applying through Demand Draft are required to send the printout of the Application Form, duly completed in all respect, along with Demand Draft on the following address:
Project Manager - CMS
All India Management Association
Management House,
14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

The duly filled form should reach the above address on time. Incomplete forms or forms received late will not be accepted. The Institute does not take any responsibility for delay or loss of forms or correspondence in postal transit or by courier. Candidates are advised to keep the copy of printout and Demand Draft for future reference.
Applicants are advised to keep a print out / photocopy of Application Form for further reference along with proof of payment.

A Paper Based Test (PBT) for all UG and PG Programmes will be conducted on 12th Feb. 2017 at 32 cities.

The candidate may select only ONE city for the examination on 12th February, 2017. No request for change in examination center will be entertained at any stage.

List of Examination Centres

S.No. City
1 Ahmedabad
2 Bengaluru
3 Bhopal
4 Bhubaneswar
5 Chandigarh
6 Chennai
7 Cochin
8 Coimbatore
9 Dehradun
10 Delhi
11 Guwahati
12 Hyderabad
13 Jaipur
14 Jammu
15 Jodhpur
16 Kangra
17 Kannur (Kerala)
18 Kolkata
19 Lucknow
20 Madurai
21 Mumbai
22 Nagpur
23 Patna
24 Pune
25 Raipur
26 Ranchi
27 Surat
28 Udaipur
29 Vadodara
30 Vishakhapatnam
31 Shillong
32 Srinagar (J&K)

Please note that NIFT reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres mentioned above. In such a case, an alternate centre, which is locationally and administratively convenient, will be allotted.

Candidates may e-mail: admissions@nift. ac.in or nift@applyadmission.net for related queries.

Admit Cards
On the basis of information given in the NIFT Application Forms, Admit Cards of provisionally eligible candidates will be available for download from www.nift.ac.in or http://applyadmission.net/NIFT2017 from 23rd January 2017 onwards. Admit cards will not be sent by post. Candidates are advised to regularly check NIFT website for updates.

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.

There is no negative marking.

Entry to the Examination Centre will be allowed with admit cards only. Mobiles and other infotech gadgets are not allowed inside the Examination Centre.
Candidates found with mobile or other infotech gadgets will be asked to leave the examination centre and shall be disqualified.
Candidates should reach the examination center at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the examination.

Schedule of Written Examination
Date of Test :12th February, 2017: All UG and PG Programmes

Programmes Test Test Timings
Bachelor of Design CAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
GAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm
Master of Design CAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
GAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm
Bachelor of Fashion Technology GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
Master of Fashion Technology GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
Master of Fashion Management GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

The result of the entrance examination will be displayed on the NIFT website.

On the basis of result of written test GAT and CAT, shortlisted B.Des candidates will be called for second test called Situation Test.
For B.F.Tech. candidates, GAT will be the final test for selection.
The candidates for M.Des will take GAT and CAT. On the basis of the result of GAT and CAT, in the case of M.Des. and GAT in the case of M.F Tech and MFM, candidates will be called for Group Discussion/Personal Interview (GD/PI).

Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria for admission. Their admission at all the stages of the examination viz.
Written Test, Situation Test, Group Discussion and Interview (as the case may be) will be provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility criteria.
During verification at any time before or after the Written Test, Situation Test, Group Discussion and Interview (as the case may be), if it is found that candidate does not fulfill the eligibility criteria, his/her candidature for the examination shall stand cancelled
without any notice or further reference. NIFT shall not be liable for any consequences on account of such cancellations.
The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination will be as under:

Programmes Test Weightage
Bachelor of Design CAT 50%
GAT 30%
Situation Test 20%
Master of Design CAT 40%
GAT 30%
GD/PI 30%
Bachelor of Fashion Technology GAT 100%
Master of Fashion Technology GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%
Master of Fashion Management GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%

In case of equal scores of two candidates, the older candidate (as per date of birth) will be given preference.

DESCRIPTION OF COMPONENTS OF ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT) FOR Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Master of Design (M.Des.) : This test will comprise of various sections as given below:
1) Quantitative Ability
2) Communication Ability
3) English Comprehension
4) Analytical Ability
5) General Knowledge and Current Affairs
The number of questions may vary in each section year to year.

Test Structure

PROGRAMME BDES MDES
PAPER NAME GAT GAT
LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TEST English English
TEST DURATION (MIN) 120 120
Sections No. of Questions No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 25 25
Communication Ability 35 35
English Comprehension 30 30
Analytical Ability 30 30
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 30 30
TOTAL 150 150

1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub-test may include questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
2) Communication Ability: This subtest is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings etc.
3) English Comprehension: This subtest aims to test the candidate's ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage, and test of basic English language.
4) Analytical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's capacity for ability of inference and logic from the given information.
5) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's general knowledge and current affairs.

CREATIVE ABILITY TEST (CAT): This test is administered to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills

General Ability Test (GAT) For Bachelor of Technology (B.F.Tech.), Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M), Master of Design (M.Des.) and Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.).
This test will comprise of various sections as given below:
1) Quantitative Ability
2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension
3) Analytical and Logical Ability
4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs
5) Case Study

Test Structure

PROGRAMME BFTECH MFTECH MFM
PAPER NAME GAT GAT GAT
LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TEST English English English
TEST DURATION (MIN) 180 180 180
Sections No. of Questions No. of Questions No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
TOTAL 150 150 150

1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.
3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's capacity for inference and logic from the given information and to evaluate the candidate's ability to identify a the given problem and apply reasoning in solving the core issues of the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.
4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate's general knowledge and current affairs.
5) Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment.
It helps to evaluate the candidate's managerial ability.
M.F Tech will also have some questions from the engineering field.
The number of questions may vary in each section and for each course year to year. The level of difficulty in questions for all courses may vary.
Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to take the Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech).

Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to take a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate's skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.
No additional material will be provided / allowed.

The model will be evaluated on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill, finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept behind the model constructed. Since the medium of instruction in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.

The use of outside/additional material in making the model/design is not permitted. Also, candidates who try to disclose their identity by writing any personal details or place any identification mark on the model/ design/write-up shall be considered "DISQUALIFIED" and the final result of these candidates shall not be declared.
The evaluation of the test will be done by the Jury on the spot. The model will not be preserved for future reference.

Group Discussions

Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). GD would comprise approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on various parameters including:
1) Conceptual clarity
2) Knowledge of the topic assigned
3) Contribution made to the topic
4) Interpersonal skills
5) Ability to generate new ideas
6) Problem solving approach
7) Leadership qualities
8) Effective communication

Personal Interview
Candidates shall be evaluated on the various parameters as listed below by a panel, in the Personal Interview:
1) Career orientation
2) Aptness for the course
3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
4) Communication
5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking

As no separate training is required for the above, NIFT does not recommend or endorse any coaching classes.

The details of counselling viz. the mode, dates and procedure will be available on the website in the month of April/May 2017. Candidates are advised to regularly check the NIFT website for further information.

The following documents along with the photocopies shall be required for Admission after qualifying the entrance examination. The original certificates, except the medical certificate, will be returned to the candidate after verification.

(i) Original certificates of qualifying examination i.e. 12th class/degree (marks Sheet and Certificate).
In case of admission to PG courses, the candidates will also be required to bring the original certificate (Mark Sheet and Certificate) of the qualifying degree examination. In case the candidate has appeared in final semester/ final year (as applicable) then he/she will have to bring the original mark sheet of all the previous semester/years. Along with photocopies, candidates are also advised to bring scanned copies of the original certificates on a CD or pendrive for uploading on NIFT server during counselling.

(ii)In case the candidate has appeared for qualifying exam/compartment (of final year/ semester) and the result is due, the date sheet /admit card for examination has to be brought.

(iii)Bank Draft(s) of requisite fee in favour of "NIFT HO" has to be bought. The name of the candidate, date of counselling, phone/mobile no., name of the programme, Category, Rank and Roll Number are to be mentioned at the back of Bank Draft(s).

(iv) Proof of date of birth (Secondary School Mark Sheet & Certificate) (Original and Photocopy).

(v) SC/ST/OBC - Non-Creamy/Physically Handicapped (supported with requisite Certificate). For State Domicile seats the status of domicile will be decided by the address of school / college (qualifying degree) last attended, whichever applicable.

(vi) Basis of funding of the tuition fee/ certificate of the parents income e.g Income Tax Return of 2015-16, Salary Certificate of March'2016 etc.

(vii) Certificate of Medical Fitness to be signed by a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format in original.

(viii) Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- for seeking provisional admission only in case, the result of qualifying examination is yet to be declared (in the format at Annexure-I).

(ix) An undertaking regarding Anti- Ragging (Annexure-II)

(x) An undertaking regarding refund of fee (Annexure-IV)

Note: -
In case any of the above document(s) is/ are in any language other than Hindi/ English, then as the authentic translation in English/Hindi should be produced duly verified by the issuing institution/ gazetted officer / Self attested (original and photocopy) by the candidate at the time of Counselling /Admission. Failure on the part of candidate to produce the requisite authentic translation may result in refusal of admission.

CANCELLATION OF ADMISSION:
(i) Only qualifying the entrance examination shall not, ipso facto, entitle a candidate for admission to a programme;
(ii) If NIFT is not satisfied with character, past behavior or antecedents of a candidate, it can refuse to admit him/her to any course of study at any Campus or cancel the admission at a later stage.
(iii) If at any stage it is found that a candidate has got admission in any Campus /Programme on the basis of false information, or by hiding relevant facts or if it is found that admission was given due to any mistake or oversight, the admission granted to such candidate shall be liable to be cancelled forthwith without any notice at any time during the course of his/ her studies by the Director of the Campus / Director (Admission) and fee deposited by the candidate will be forfeited.
(iv) If a candidate does not report to the allotted / reallotted NIFT campus within 7 days of commencement of the session, the admission of the candidate will stand cancelled without any intimation and the tuition fee paid shall be forfeited.
(v) The Director General may cancel the admission of any student for specific reason or debar him/her for a certain period.
(vi) It will be the sole responsibility of the candidate to make sure that they are eligible and fulfill all the conditions prescribed for admission.
Before issue of admission receipt at the time of allotment of seats, candidates should ensure that he/she fulfills all eligibility criteria as laid down in Admission brochure.
If it is found at any stage during the entire period of the programme that the candidate does not fulfill the requisite eligibility conditions, his/her admission will be cancelled and entire fee will be forfeited;
(vii) The merit will be valid only for the programme/ category for which the candidate has appeared and cannot be utilized for admission to any other programme/ category. Further, the merit of the candidate shall be valid only for the academic session 2017-18.
NOTE : All admissions shall be completed on or before the last date decided by the Director General.

AGAINST RAGGING:
Ragging in educational institutions is banned and any student indulging in ragging is liable to be punished appropriately, which may include expulsion from the institution, suspension from the institution or classes for a limited period or fine with a public apology. The punishment may also take the shape of (i) withholding fee subsidy/ scholarships or other benefits, (ii) debarring from representation in events, (iii) withholding results, (iv) suspension or expulsion from hostel or mess. If the individual committing or abetting ragging is not/cannot be identified, collective punishment can be awarded to act as a deterrent.
The following will be termed as the act of ragging: any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act, which has the effect of teasing, treating or behaving rudely with any other student(s), indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, psychological harm or to cause fear or apprehension thereof in new or junior student(s) or asking the student(s) to perform any act which such student(s) would not do in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a new or junior student. Rules/laws framed by the Government against ragging will be applicable (Annexure-II).

POINTS TO BE NOTED:

  • NIFT does not recommend or endorse any coaching classes.
  • NIFT reserves the right to add or discontinue any programme at any Campus
  • Any attempt to influence the admission process by way of recommendation will invite immediate disqualification of the candidate (s).
  • Any dispute arising out of admission would be under the jurisdiction of Delhi courts.

NOTE: ALL INFORMATION REGARDING THE ADMISSION PROCESS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY ON THE NIFT WEBSITE. CANDIDATES APPLYING TO NIFT SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE FULL NOTICE OF THE ELIGIBILTY AND THE PROCESS DISCLOSED ON THE NIFT WEBSITE. NIFT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CANDIDATE'S IGNORANCE OF THE SAME.

Withdrawal of Admission after admission and refund of fee:

(i)A candidate, who has taken admission once and then withdraws, will not be considered for admission at later stage.

(ii) In case the candidate is seeking refund before commencement of academic session, the request for withdrawal of admission in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-III) may be submitted to the Director of the Campus where the candidate attended the counselling.
After commencement of the academic session, refund request may be submitted to the Director of the Campus allotted to the candidate.
The candidates will be required to surrender the original Admission Receipt issued at the time of Counseling/ Admission while applying for withdrawal of admission. Requests for withdrawal of admission would not be entertained without original admission receipt.

(iii) The refund against withdrawal of seat will be governed as under:

S.No Time Amount refunded NRI /SAARC/ Foreign National Candidates
1 On or before 2oth July 2017 Full fee except Registration fee Full fee except 50% tuition fee and Registration fee
2 After 20th July 2017 but before the date of start of last round of counseling Full fee except 50% tuition fee and Registration fee
3 On or after the date of start of last round of counseling* Only Security deposit

*Date of start of last round of counseling will be published on the NIFT website

NOTE: No representation at later stage will be entertained by the Institute. No further correspondence in this regard will be made under any circumstances. 61

NIFT has tied up with the Union Bank of India (UBI) for Student Education Loans at a special rate of interest of 11.75%. The rate of interest is 11.25% for candidates belonging to SC/ST category. Girl students also enjoy a rate of interest of 11.25%. UBI has issued pre-approved sanction of loans to all aspirants who gain admission at NIFT. The pre-approved sanction letter is at Annexure V. The students can approach any Branch of UBI across the country with proof of clearing the NIFT entrance test to avail the facility.

NIFT Means – cum – Merit Financial Assistance Scheme

NIFT offers limited subsidies to meritorious students who are in need of financial assistance as per the provisions made in Means-cum-Merit Financial Assistance Scheme.
Availability of Financial Assistance under this scheme cannot be assured.

Students who are interested in availing this facility should submit their application along with parental income certificate and contact the Student Development Activity Coordinator (SDAC) at their campus after admission.

NIFT also offers assistance through a Student Assistantship Programme on campus. This gives them part time employment within the institute.

The financial strategy of the institute places student development as a key priority. A considerable sum from NIFT Development Fund is effectively put to use in this core area every year. To maximize the potential of its students, the institute's Means-cum-Merit Financial Assistance scheme allows students from humble backgrounds to avail subsidized tuition fee at every Campus. Determined by the parental income, students can fall into three slabs of monetary assistance. Many students in the past have benefited from this scheme. Further, many leading organisations from the apparel sector have come forward to encourage NIFT students in their academic and creative quest. Pioneers in the related field have instituted awards & scholarships namely ITC, HomeShop 18 etc. to recognize and compliment academic brilliance. This provides motivation to the students, from their first year of study.

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