Admission Criteria: stage 1: We had to clear the written exam. stage 2: those who cleared the written, had to appear for the Creative Ability test. stage 3: those who cleared stage 2, had to appear for interview. My entry was wait-listed. I chose the specialization of jewellery design primarily because of my keen-ness to the field. It also gave me the accessibility to Bombay, for further placements. Within jewellery, I wanted to pursue Visual Merchandising and Creative Marketing. In Bombay I knew that I had scope to explore all this and much more. NIFT (Gandhinagar) enabled me to pursue and groom my field of interest. It even helped me find much more to myself than just academics.