NIFT Kolkata 2020-21: Admission, Courses, Fees, Cutoff & Much More!

National Institute of Fashion Technology Kolkata (NIFT Kolkata) is one of the premier govt Fashion institutes in India. The college was founded in the year 1995.

NIFT Calcutta is best for varied programs such as Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design, Bachelor of Design in Leather Design and Bachelor of Design in Accessory Design, Bachelor of Design in Textile Design and Bachelor of Design in Knitwear Design.

National Institute of Fashion Technology Kolkata (NIFT Kolkata)
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Founded in 1995, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata is a leader in the Eastern Part of India for providing education in the field of Design, Technology and Management. NIFT Kolkata is one of the five oldest Centres among the NIFT fraternity. With a symbiotic balance amongst the state government and the garment industries, NIFT Kolkata stands as a pioneer of fashion training and research.

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

National Institute of Fashion Technology Kolkata

College Summary

Name of Institute National Institute of Fashion Technology Kolkata ( NIFT Kolkata)
Popular Name  NIFT Kolkata
College Code  –
Location Kolkata, West Bengal 700098
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 Etc.
Hostel Facilities Yes
College Rating 3.9/5
Category National Institute of Fashion Technology

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Eligibility Criteria
Exam Pattern
Previous Year Paper
Sample Paper
Admit Card
Test Series
Seat Matrix

Affiliation Recognition and Achievement

  • Affiliated with – Statutory Autonomous
  • Approved by – Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
  • Aid Status – Govt.

Student Support

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

Facilities NIFT Kolkata

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

Courses Offered

Course Intake Duration
Bachelor Of Design  (B.DES) 30 4 years
B.F. TECH (Apparel Production) 30 4 years
Master Of Fashion Management ( MFM) 30 2 years
Diploma Course in Fashion & Clothing Technology 40 1 year

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

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  • 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


  • 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 Kolkata  Fee Structure

Course Fees ( Annual)
Bachelor Of Design  (B.DES) 212,500
B.F. TECH (Apparel Production) 212,500
Master Of Fashion Management ( MFM) 195,000
Diploma Course in Fashion & Clothing Technology 65,000


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Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Non- Refundable)
Category Application Fee
GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Rs. 1500/-
SC/ST/PWD Category Rs. 750/-

Hostel Facilities

Campus For Girls  For Boys Remarks
 Kolkata 81 N/A Capacity: 215

NIFT Kolkata CutOff

Candidate can check below NIFT cutoff 2020 admissions for all the offered programmes all category:

NIFT Kolkata Merit Rank 2019

Course General SC ST OBC (Non/
General ‐EWS PWD ‐ General PWD ‐ SC NRI/Ward of NRI
FD 702 2691 5314 1873 2152  –  – 4992
LD 1972 6070  – 4417 3554  –  –  –
AD 1482 5015 6497 3491 4941  – 6440  –
TD 1155 5114 6360 2783 3713  –  –  –
KD 1312 5515 6450 3808 5076  –  –  –
FC 730 4714 5536 2035 2415 6626  – 5486
MFM 209 945 1143 815 439  –  –  –
BFT 291 1623 1400 906 1109  –  –  –

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

****Note: The NIFT will announce the closing ranks for 2020 admissions in the month of May/June.


NIFT Campus Placements 2016 was held at 07 Campuses of NIFT New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad.

A total of 401 companies were registered for campus placements offering 2011 job vacancies across various programs/campuses in which total of 1709 students registered for placements during campus placements at these placement venues, of which 1470 students got placed.

Major Companys-

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

Contact Details

Address Plot-3B, Block-LA, Near 16 No. Water Tank, Sector III, Salt Lake City
Kolkata – 700098
West Bengal, India
Tell- 033-23358872 , 23352890 , 23358348 , 23357332 , 233578350

Ranking & Reputation

Name of Institute NIFT Kolkata
Rating 3.9
Reputation Excellent
Education Good
Faculty Excellent
Infrastructure Excellent
  • Ranked 4th for Fashion Design by India Today 2017
  • Ranked among ‘Top 10 Fashion Technology Institutes’ by Outlook Survey, 2016
  • We would like to give 3.9 out of 5 stars on Edufever the Best.

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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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18 thoughts on “NIFT Kolkata 2020-21: Admission, Courses, Fees, Cutoff & Much More!”

  1. Is entrance exam also mandatory for the diploma course? If so is it the same type of paper? And a 2008 B. Com graduate can do the course??

  2. Hiii…plzz suggest mee I have completed my post graduation MBA degree in 2017.and now I want to do fashion designing what have to do for designing course.

  3. Hi I am Gopal Hari i was complitted my HS in 2004 now i am working as a merchant(apparel) in private company. i wanted to know any temporary course for me in apparel merchanding for enhance my growth.

  4. Am priyanka Das. Clas XI CBSC student of K.v. After h.s i want to be graduate from Nift, kolkata in B. for enterence exam(GAT) preparation where i have to join and when i hv to join? Wht is the total course fees of bachelor of fashion Technology 4 yrs degree course ? Plz help me.

    • Hey Prinyanka,
      GAT is like any other enterance exam. There are no. of institute that provide coaching for entrances all over India.Fee for bachelor of fashion technology is around 2,12,500.
      Have a bright future ahead.


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