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NIFT 2023 Seat Reservation (Available) – Check Here

By: Sunil Kushwaha

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National Institute of Fashion Technology There are many types of companies visit the campus for Bachelor of Design ( Textile Design): Indian Terrian, Grasim Industries, Arvind Mills Mafatlal Industries Ltd, Nahar Industries, Ambadi Enterprises, Crew BOS, Madura Brands, Himmatsingka Seide, Shingora International, Abhishek Industries, Welspun India, Shades of India, Lin escapes (India) Ltd.

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Reservation of Seats

The seats reserved for SC / ST / Differently Abled Candidates (PHP) / Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI in each programme are as under:-

  • SC – 15%
  • S.T. – 7.5%
  • OBC (NON-CREAMY) – 27%
  • Differently Abled Person (PHP) –  3% Horizontal reservation for Differently Abled Person (with 40% or more disability) cutting across all sections, i.e. S.C.s, STs, OBCs NonCreamy, and General category. Campus and program will be allotted on rotation at NIFT’s discretion.
  • Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/NRI – 15% (supernumerary)
  • State Domicile – 20% (supernumerary)

Once filled up in the application form, the category will not change at any stage.

The qualifying candidates need to meet the eligibility and admission requirements of NIFT.

Requirements of Each Category are as follows:-

SC/ST Applicants

Applicants applying under this reserved quota must produce a Caste/Tribe certificate from the Competent Authorities of the respective States/Union Territories/ National Commission of Tribes.

OBC (Non-Creamy) Applicants

Applicants applying under this quota must substantiate the caste and non-creamy layer requirements. Applicants applying under this quota shall produce a caste certificate from the Competent Authority certifying that they belong to the non-creamy layer.

The certificate should be in favour of the Applicant. Failure to produce an appropriate certificate from a competent authority shall make the Applicant ineligible for counselling, and the Applicant will not be offered admission.

Requests for provisional admission will not be entertained. To summarise:

  • The candidate should possess an OBC certificate issued in the Applicant’s name and not in favour of the respective parents/guardians.
  • The OBC certificate should not be over a year old and mention that the Applicant belongs to the non-creamy layer.
  • The Competent Authority must issue the certificate.
  • In the case of a married woman applying to any course under the reserved category, she has to produce the caste certificate in her name. A certificate in the husband/mother/father’s name is unacceptable.

Differently Abled Candidates (PHP)

Medical Certificate Issuing Authority for Physically Handicapped Applicants (PHP)

At the time of submission of the application, Physically Handicapped applicants shall be required to necessarily attach a copy of the Disability Certificate issued in Form II, Form III, or Form IV as defined in the sub-clause of section 2 by a Medical Authority as defined under section- 4 of Rules framed by Central/State Govt.

In the exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and (2) of section 73 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996). Such applicants must produce the original Medical Certificate both at the time of Counselling and at the time of Admission to the Institute.

The Differently Abled candidates must attend the Counselling for evaluation. The course will be allotted to the applicants after assessing the capabilities of the applicants.

NIFT may consider applications from PHP students for providing external assistance during assessments, with the condition that the expenses for the same will be borne entirely by the student/applicant. It is recommended that the student/applicant arrange their external assistant for this purpose, as this will ensure a better fit for individual needs.

NIFT will assess the physical/psychological capability of an applicant selected for counselling of a particular program/course as per the specific requirements of that particular Programme/ course by a Board constituted at each campus by the Campus Director. The three members Board will consist of a Medical Officer/Psychologist, a Faculty from the concerned department (Design/ Technology / Management), and an Administrative Officer.

Candidates are advised to come prepared for such assessments during counselling. NIFT may utilize its laboratories/ equipment/test materials for assessing an applicant’s physical/psychological capability for undertaking that Programme/ course and may tailor such tests for each separately as decided by the Board.

The assessment is compulsory for all applicants seeking reservation under this category. The Board, in its proceedings, will recommend whether the Applicant is capable or incapable of undertaking the particular program/course applied for.

A copy of such order will also be communicated to the Applicant in writing under acknowledgement informing him that he can appeal against the order, in which case the appeal will be referred to another Standing Board at Head Office [H.O.] whose recommendation will be final, and no further representation will be accepted. NIFT reserves the right to disqualify the candidature in the case of the Applicant’s inability for a particular program.

The table below indicates the type of assessment that a Board of NIFT may conduct for various categories of disability and programs:-

Program Suitability / Capability Criteria / Method
Design Visual clarity Minor speech disability Minor Hearing disability No significant locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neck Sound mental health Drawing/ Sketching/ making models/ colour sense/ operating machines/ computer keyboard manually/ mobility
Technology Minor visual disability Minor speech disability Minor Hearing disability No significant locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neck Sound mental health Operating Computer keyboard/ operation of machines manually/ mobility
Fashion Management Minor visual disability Minor speech disability Minor Hearing disability No significant locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neck Sound mental health Operating computer keyboard manually/ mobility

Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NR

Fifteen per cent (15%) of total seats, i.e.5, seats in each program 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 programs for foreign nationals / NRI applicants will be based on the following examinations:-

  • Bachelor Programme (B.Des & B.F Tech) – SAT-1 Score
  • Master Programme (MFM) – GMAT Score
  • Master Programme (M.Des & M.F. Tech) – 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 examinations prior. The highest score on the test will be considered for the allotment of seats.

If you have a query regarding NIFT 2023 Seat Allotment, you can leave your comments below.

Sunil Kushwaha

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