NIFT Chennai 2020-21: Admission, Fee, Courses, Cutoff & Much More!

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National Institute of Fashion Technology Chennai is one of the prestigious govt Fashion institutes in Chennai. The college is popularly known as NIFT Chennai and it was established in the year 1995 in Chennai, Tamilnadu. NIFT Chennai offers the degree courses both UG and PG level like B.DES, B.F.TECH, MFM, M.Des Etc.

NIFT Chennai logo
NIFT Chennai logo

Throughout the article, We are going to share all the essential details about NIFT Chennai like Facilities, Courses, Admission Process, Fee Structure, How to Apply, Eligibility, NEET Cutoff, Result, Placement, Counselling, Contact Details etc.

National Institute of Fashion Technology Chennai


College Summary

Name of Institute National Institute of Fashion Technology Chennai
Popular Name NIFT Chennai
Institute Type Government
Location Chennai, Tamilnadu
Year of Establishment 1995
Affiliated with Statutory Autonomous
Approved by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
Courses offered B.Des, B.F.Tech MFM, M.Des
Hostel Facilities Yes
College Rating 4.1/5
Official Website www.nift.ac.in/chennai/
Category National Institute of Fashion Technology

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Affiliation Recognition and Achievement

  • Affiliated with: Statutory Autonomous
  • Approved by: Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
  • Aid Status: Government

Student Support

  • Anti Ragging
  • Hostel
  • Query
  • Report
  • Technical Issues

Facilities NIFT Chennai

  • Design Studio
  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Hostel
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Auditorium
  • Labs

NIFT Chennai Course Offered

Courses Intake Duration
UG Program
Fashion Design (FD) 30 4 Years
Accessory Design (AD) 30 4 Years
Leather Design (LD) 30 4 Years
Knitwear Design (KD) 30 4 Years
Textile Design (TD) 30 4 Years
Textile Design (TD) 30 4 Years
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) 30 4 Years
PG Program
Master of Fashion Management (MFM) 30 2 Years
Master of Fashion Technology (MFT) 25 2 Years
Diploma Program
Diploma in Fashion Fit & Style N/A 2 Years
Diploma in Textile CAD N/A 2 Years
Fashion & Retail Store Operations N/A 2 Years
PG Diploma in Apparel Production & Merchandising N/A 1 Year
PG Diploma in Footwear Design & Production Technology N/A 1 Year

NIFT Admission Process

  • One can apply to the college through their NIFT Entrance Exam conducted by the authority.
  • Applying must full fill all the required eligibility criteria made under the admission Guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria

For UG

Eligibility

  • The aspirant must have the 12th level examination in the pattern of examination of any recognised 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.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or foreign countries recognised by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
  • A passing grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
  • 3 or 4-years diploma recognised by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

Age Limit

Maximum age limit  23 years as on 1st October 2019. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe/ Person With Disability (PWD)

For PG

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate Degree in any discipline from any Institute / University recognised by law in India
  • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.
  • B.F.Tech. from NIFT
  • B.E / B.Tech. from any Institute / University recognised by law in India.

Age Limit:- No Age Limit

NIFT Chennai Fee Structure

Description Fee Structure
1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Sem 5 Sem 6 Sem 7 Sem 8
Tuition Fee (Non-Refundable) 112450 112450 123700 123700 136100 136100 149700 149700
Library fee (per year) (non-refundable) 7400 0 8100 0 8900 0 9800 0
Mediclaim & Student Development Fee (Per Year) (Non-Refundable) 3700 0 4000 0 4500 0 4900 0
Exam Fee (Per Year) 3700 0 4000 0 4500 0 4900 0
Total 127250 112450 139800 123700 154000 136100 169300 149700
One Time Payments
Security Deposit (One Time) (Refundable) 9400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alumni Association Membership Fee (One Time) (Non-Refundable)* 0 0 0 0 0 0 4600 0
Registration Fee (One Time) 9300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18700 0 0 0 0 0 4600 0
Grand Total 145950 112450 139800 123700 154000 136100 173900 149700

Fee Structure for NRI Students

Academic Fee Annually for NRI (Per year – consisting of two semesters) (In Rupees)
Description Fee Structure
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
Tuition Fee (Non-Refundable) 712200 747800 781700 859800
Library Fee (Per Year) (Non-Refundable) 41200 43200 45100 49600
Mediclaim & Student Development Fee (Per Year) (Non-Refundable) 26400 27700 28900 31800
Exam Fee (Per Year) 3700 4000 4500 4900
Total 783500 822700 860200 946100
One Time Payments        
Security Deposit (One Time) (Refundable) 9400 0 0 0
Alumni Association Membership Fee (One Time) (Non-Refundable)* 0 0 0 4600
Registration Fee (One Time) 9300 0 0 0
Total 18700 0 0 4600
Grand Total 802200 822700 860200 950700

Note:

  1. NIFT reserves the right to revise the above-mentioned fees for any academic year.
  2. For students admitted to two-year masters course, the fee has to be paid only for two years i.e 2020-21 & 2021-22. * For PG Students, it will be in 3rd Semester
  3. One time payments for NRI Candidates have been kept at par with the Non-NRI Candidates

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Non- Refundable) Hostel Facilities

Campus No of Hostel room for Girls No Of Hostel room for Boys Remarks
Chennai 210 62 [A-Block 98 & B Block 112) – Capacity 420 girls

Scholarship

The scholarships recognise merit and talent of students. Students may apply for the Scholarships at the beginning of the academic year. College may offer a scholarship to a deserving candidate under the following categories.

  • College / University Merit Scholarships.
  • Students belonging to the economically weaker sections may ask for fee concession (*depends on the college administrations).
  • Merit cum means based scholarships are also awarded by the college to deserving students.
  • Merit & National Scholarships for brilliant students under Central & State Govt.

Important Note: The amount of scholarship to be given or the decision of scholarship to be grant is solely under the consideration of college administration.

Candidates can get many such scholarships updates by the Edufever Scholarship website.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Non- Refundable) Hostel Facilities

NIFT Chennai Cutoff

NIFT Chennai Merit Rank 2019

Course General SC ST OBC (Non – Creamy) General ‐EWS PWD ‐ General PWD ‐ OBC (NC) NRI/Ward of NRI
FD 551 3139 3790 1144 2185 6662  – 4970
LD 1884 6242 6664 3639  –  –  –  –
AD 915 5884 6617 3416 5237 6583 6672 5574
TD 961 5457 6488 3088 4127  –  –  –
KD 1165 5257 6683 2935 5226 6676  –  –
FC 743 4457 6536 2128 3131 3419  – 6344
MFM 193 937  – 748 799  –  – 1013
MFT 111  –  – 113  –  –  –  –
BFT 310 1889 1350 549 1268  – 583

NIFT 2018 cut off

S.NoName of the ProgrammesMerit Rank 
1Accessory DesignClick Here
2Fashion DesignClick Here
3Knitwear DesignClick Here
4Leather DesignClick Here
5Textile DesignClick Here
6Fashion CommunicationClick Here

NIFT Placement

The National Institute of Fashion Technology has a centralized placement process. Companies can employ students from any campus or course of the institute through two routes which are facilitated by the Institute.

On-Campus Placements: Companies can register for campus placements. Upon being
given a confirmed time and date, they may come to the campus for the placement
procedure.

Pre-Placement Offers (PPO): Companies can extend a job offer to students before the
on-campus placement. Acceptance of the offer is considered as job placement. In
order to provide a fair opportunity to all, such students are not allowed to participate in the On-Campus placement. These offers may be made on the basis of internships/ training/
projects are undertaken by the students in the said company.

Major Companies

  • Snapdeal
  • Future Group
  • Lifestyle Group
  • Max Retail
  • Incredible Technologies
  • Meena Bazar
  • Vishal Megamart
  • Reliance Trends,
  • Amazon
  • Flipkart
  • Oracle

Ranking & Reputation

Name of Institute NIFT Chennai
Rating 4.1/5
Reputation Average
Education Good
Faculty Good
Infrastructure Good
  • It is one of the best Fashion Education Institute in Chennai.
  • NIFT Chennai was ranked 9th position for Fashion Design by India Today 2017.
  • We would like to give out 4.1 out of 5 stars on Edufever Best NIFT Institute in India.

Contact Details

National Institute of Fashion Technology Chennai
Rajiv Gandhi Salai Taramani, Chennai
600 113 Tamil Nadu
Contact No: +91-44-22542759
Fax: +91-44-22542769
E-mail: director.chennai@nift.ac.in/ nift.chennai@nift.ac.in
Official website: www.nift.ac.in/chennai/

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Q. What are the courses in NIFT?

A. Courses offered at NIFT
> Bachelor of Design – B. Des (Fashion Design / Leather Design /Accessory Design /Textile Design /Knitwear Design /Fashion Communication)
> Bachelor of Fashion Technology – B.F. Tech.
> Master of Design – M. Des.
> Master of Fashion Management – MFM.
> Master of Fashion Technology- M.F. Tech.

Q. What is meant by NIFT?

A. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a group of fashion colleges in India. It was established in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business.

Q. What is the salary of NIFT graduates?

A. The average pay of a NIFT passout is around Rs 2.50 lakh per annum, while the average salary received by an IIM-A graduate is Rs 6.50 lakh per annum.

Q. Can I join NIFT after 12?

A. Aspirants should have completed their Class 12 from a recognised board wherein they have studied subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates should have secured passing marks in their Class 12 exam.

Q. Is maths compulsory for NIFT?

A. If you are applying for B.des, then you can crack the NIFT exam without math and science in 11th and 12th grade. B.F.Tech requires maths to pursue but otherwise, maths is not required to apply for the course or even not relevant to the field.

Q. Can we join NIFT after 10th?

A. No with 10th qualification your not eligible for NIFT Examination. If your to apply for this examination then you should complete 12th standard then only your eligible for NIFT Examination.

Q. What is the monthly income of fashion designers?

A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the lowest 10% of full-time fashion design salaries, which includes the salaries of starting designers, averaged less than $32,500 annually as of May 2010, while the upper 10% earned more than $130,890 per year, and the median salary was $64,530 per year.

Q. How much percentage is required for NIFT?

A. You need at least 50% marks in 12th to become eligible for NIFT entrance exam. Admission in your choice of the institute will depend on your score in the entrance exam which is conducted by NIFT.

Q. How many semesters are there in NIFT?

A. The program is spread over 8 semesters, with the final semester being based on the candidate’s chosen stream of study.

Q. Can arts student apply for NIFT?

A. Hi student, Yes you are eligible to give NIFT. Following are the eligibility criteria for taking NIFT 2020 entrance examination: The maximum age allowed for general category candidates as of October 01, 2019, is 23 years.

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6 thoughts on “NIFT Chennai 2020-21: Admission, Fee, Courses, Cutoff & Much More!”

  1. My daughter completed BSC Computer Science and she is working in an IT SECTOR. also she has completed Fashion Design Course 1 year diplomo course in FIDA. Can she join the Master of Fashion Management in your Institute.
    Kindly advise

    Reply
  2. Hi,
    I have heard that there is a one year course in NIFT. Is it still available? If there is a one year course I would like to join. I am 25.I am working in an IT sector.

    Reply
  3. Hi. Im doing B.Sc costume design and fashion (2nd year) . I would like to do my Master degree at your institute.Can i have those formalities n details such as entrance exam.. etc,. of joing Master degree at your institute. I’m in need of refernce reguarding application and entrance exam. Kindly provid me. Thank you🙂.

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    • Hi Muthu
      Here is all details,

      Design: M.Des (Master of Design)

      Candidates must have successfully completed any of the following:

      Undergraduate Degree in any discipline from any Institute / University recognized by law in India or

      Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.

      Note: Master of Design (M.Des.) 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. The course would not provide any basic knowledge and skill development in design as a part of its Master programme.

      Management : M.F.M (Master of Fashion Management)

      Candidates must have successfully completed any of the following:

      Undergraduate Degree in any discipline from any Institute / University recognized by law in India

      Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID

      Technology : M.F.Tech. (Master of Fashion Technology)

      Candidates must have successfully completed any of the following:

      B.F.Tech. from NIFT

      B.E / B.Tech. from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.

      IMPORTANT NOTE

      Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in 2018 are also eligible to apply. They will be required to produce proof of having acquired necessary qualifications by the time of counseling or admission.

      Reply

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