NIFT Exam 2018 under Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI
Procedure for Applying under Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI category in NIFT
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Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NR
Fifteen percent (15%) of total seats i.e.,.5 seats in each programme at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar and Raebareli 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 applicants will be based on the following examinations:-
Bachelor Programme (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 by merit list drawn as per the scores obtained by the applicants. The applicant may appear in as many as SAT- 1 /GMAT/GRE examination prior. 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. An applicant 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 applicant.The applicant at the time of registration for SAT-1 should indicate DI code: 7258 for sending their scores to NIFT Head Office, New Delhi.
Applicants 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 2014 and should be received by the Institute latest by 30th April 2016. The applicants must designate NIFT Programmes as a choice in the GRE/GMAT/SAT-I.
Applicants seeking admission under this category should apply in the prescribed Application Form online.
All applicants 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) before admission.
The medium of instruction in NIFT is English, and all aspirants applying to NIFT must possess a 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 applicant, within the overall limit as prescribed for this category.
Special NRI Test
All the applicants 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. Applicant was having CMR and the applicant 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 applicants having CMR shall be exempted from the test. Also, the applicant who could not be shortlisted for Situation Test and GD & PI will have to appear only for the Interview. New applicant has to appear for both Written Entrance Examination and Interview. While drawing up the merit list, the applicants with CMR will be assigned top position as per CMR. Applicants who appeared only in interview will be placed next in line, and the new applicants would be placed after that. Based on these parameters, a final consolidated merit list would be declared. Seats shall be allotted strictly as per merit.
The applicants who fulfil the admission criteria specified above may apply online with a requisite application fee of US$100 through the Online NIFT Payment gateway. The applicants 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 applicant directly to the Campus at the time of admission/joining. Applicants are advised to visit the website or contact the concerned authorities of the NIFT Campuses for detailed information regarding hostel accommodation and related expenses.