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National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore Bangalore , Karnataka

 ESTD 1988
 Public College

About National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore

Last Updated By: Rachna Jha on 4th November, 2022

National Institute of Fashion Technology is considered as a pioneer institution in fashion education in India. NIFT provides a pathway to the textile and apparel industry. NIFT acts as a knowledge service provider to the central and union government for better handling of handlooms and handicrafts. NIFT Bangalore was established in 1988 and has been regarded as an institution that encourages students to bring forth their ideas about designs and fashion. It has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and approved by All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore Highlights




National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

Established in




Accredited by


Approved by


Admission mode


Admission criteria

Entrance based 

Entrance Accepted

National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam

Courses offered

Undergraduate – B. Des

Postgraduate – MFM, MFT, M. Des

Top recruiters

Blackberrys, Bloomcraft Apparels, C & R Textiles Pvt. Ltd., Fab World, H&M and 


Library, Gym, Sports Facility, Cafeteria

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National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore Courses

National Institute of Fashion Technology courses (NIFT) include B. des and B. Ftech at undergraduate level and MFM, MFT and M. Des at Postgraduate level. The specializations offered at undergraduate level are Fashion Communication, Knitwear Design, Textile Design and Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories. 

Below is a list of courses offered along with their eligibility and duration:




B. Des

10+2 in any stream, NIFT Entrance (Max age 24)

3 years

B. Ftech

10+2 with PCM with min 50%, NIFT Entrance (Max age 24)

3 years


Graduate/ Diploma from NIFT/NID + NIFT Entrance

2 years


Graduate in B. Tech/BE/ BFtech from NIFT, NIFT Entrance

2 years

M. Des

Graduate/ Diploma from NIFT/NID + NIFT Entrance

2 years


National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore Admission

  • Candidates who are interested in seeking admission in any courses offered by NIFT, Bangalore need to register themselves for the NIFT entrance examination on
  • Candidates need to carefully read the admission guidelines available on the official website to avoid any errors while filling the form. 
  • Online registration for 2022 admission has begun from 3rd December 2021 and the last date for registration is 17th January 2022.
  •  The entrance examination consists of three parts namely CAT (Creative Ability Test), GAT (General Ability Test) and the final round Situation Test /Group Discussion / Personal Interview which takes place around April
  • Last date for late registration is 18th Jan to 22nd Jan with late fees of 5000. 
  • NIFT entrance exam will take place on 6th February for all UG and PG programs. 
  • Result of the date will come out by Mid-march. 
  • The counselling begins by May-June. 

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore Placements

Students at NIFT are encouraged and mentored by an amazing faculty to take up challenging situations and work upon them. The students are made aware of the nuances of the fashion industry and hence they hone their skills by observing the technology and strategy that goes behind the fashion business. There is a centralized placement process for the placement of students who are selected through two ways namely on campus placements and pre-placement offers. For the on-campus placement students register themselves for an interview whereas pre placements offers are given to the students on the basis of their prior internship or training. Some of the recruiters that visit NIFT Bangalore campus are Blackberrys, Bloomcraft Apparels, C & R Textiles Pvt. Ltd. , Fab World, H&M and 

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore Courses and Fees Details

Course Duration Total Fees

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFT)

4 Years  2,63,500


4 Years  1,45,950

Master of Fashion Management

2 Years  2,37,500

Master of Fashion Technology

2 Years  2,37,500
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Popular Courses BFT B.Design M.F.M M.F.T.

Courses Offered



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National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore Admission

There are total 308 seats available in NIFT Bangalore for the session 2019-2020 distributed under UG, PG and Ph.D courses.

Few Course streams available in Nift, Bangalore are Fashion Design, Leather Design, Accessory Design, Textile Design, Knitwear Design, Fashion Communication.

Follow the steps below to further know about admission procedure in NIFT Bangalore:

How to Apply for UG courses:

  • Candidate should be 12th pass.
  • Candidate should apply for NIFT entrance exam on the official website of nift.
  • Selection will be on the basis of rank achieved in the nift exam and counseling done afterward.

How to Apply for PG courses:

  • Candidate should have a graduate degree in a particular stream.
  • Candidate should apply for entrance exam conducted by nift for Pg courses.
  • Selection will be on the basis of rank obtained, seats available and personal interview.


How to apply for Nift entrance exam:

Nationals can Apply for Nift 2019 in the following way:

Step1 Go to official website of nift i.e "".

Step2 Click on the admissions tab.

Step3 Click on apply for "entrance exam" tab and register yourself otherwise click on "Admit Card for written test" tab to print out the admit card.

Step4 Create a new id in nift entrance exam.

Step5 Fill your details in nift application form.

Step6 Upload photograph and signature.

Step7 Pay the required amount either online or offline.

Candidates going for offline payment   i.e through DD should send the printout of their duly filled NIFT application form along with the Demand Draft at the below mentioned address:

Project Manager

All India Management Association

Management House,

14, Institutional Area,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003

Step8 Take the print out of nift application form and keep it with you.


Foreign Nationals can apply for Nift 2019 in the following way:

Step1 Go the official website of nift i.e  "".

Step2 Click on the Admissions tab.

Step3 Click on the tab "online registration for Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI Admissions: 2019-Apply Now" .

Step4 Register yourself after creating a new login id.

Step5 Fill nift application form with all your details.

Step6 Pay the fees online.

Step7 Take a print out of your application form for future reference.

Important Dates for nift Application form 2019:


Important Dtaes

Start date to fill nift application form

22nd October,2018

Last date to fill nift application forms

28th December 2018

Last date for online registration with late fee of Rs. 5000 (additional to the application fee)

January 3

NIFT exam Date 2019 for UG and PG courses

January 20,2019

Cut off for NIFT Bangalore UG courses:









PWD - General


Documents to be carried:

  • A valid email id (the email should be valid for atleast 1 year).
  • 10th marksheet/certificates
  • 12th marksheet/certificates
  • Migration certificate
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)
  • nift Score card 
  • Demand Draft Of requisite amount.




Applications Open for 2022 Batch at:


Student Faculty Ratio
Prof. V. Sivalingam
Position: Director
Irika Fashion Designing / Designing 6 years ago
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Lohith B dept of fashion technology gmt 5 years ago
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National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore FAQs


Is it necessary to give NIFT entrance exam to get admission in National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore?

Yes, in order to get admission in any of the courses offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level at NIFT, students need to first qualify the NIFT entrance examination.


Is NIFT a government or private Institution?

NIFT is a public institution that has been granted with autonomous status under the act of Parliament of India, 2006.


What is the full form of NIFT?

The full form of NIFT is National Institute of Fashion Technology.


Is NIFT AICTE approved?

Yes, NIFT is approved by AICTE and accredited by NAAC.


Why is NIFT so sought after?

NIFT is the pioneer institution in the field of fashion and design. Its known for its infrastructure, inclusive ideas, outstanding faculty and placements in top fashion brands. Hence, it is one of the top colleges that students who want to study fashion in.


various scholarship

Students coming from low-income family background can avail for scholarship.

Location & Contact Info

Phone Number
22552550, 22552556
Site :-21, Sector-1, 27th Main, HSR Layout, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560102

Facilities Available

Computer Lab      
Computer labs are present and well equipped with the latest software needed for designing.
An auditorium and an amphitheater are built inside the campus where various activities and events are conducted.
Gym Facility is available.
Appropriate Labs are available.
nift bangalore has a well-designed cafeteria which provides healthy food for its creative students.


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Ranked as second best Fashion Institute of Nation

India Today ranked NIFT Bengaluru as the second best fashion istitute of the nation.

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