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National Institute of Fashion Technology There are many types of company visit for the campus in 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%
  • ST – 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. SCs, 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)

Category once filled up in the application form will not be changed at any stage

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

Requirements of Each Category are as follows:-

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SC/ST Applicants

Applicants applying under this reserved quota will have to 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 would have to 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 favor of the Applicant. Failure to produce an appropriate certificate from a competent authority shall make the applicant ineligible for counseling, and the applicants 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 name of the applicant and not in favor of the respective parents/guardians.
  • The OBC certificate should not be more than a year old and should clearly mention that the applicant belongs to the non-creamy layer.
  • The certificate must be issued by the Competent Authority.
  • In the case of married women applying to any course under the reserved category, she has to produce the caste certificate in her name. A certificate in the name of husband/mother/ father is not acceptable.

Differently Abled Candidates (PHP)

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Medical Certificate Issuing Authority for Physically Handicapped Applicants (PHP)

At the time of submission of 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 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-sections (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 are required to produce the original Medical Certificate both at the time of Counselling and at the time for 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 fully by the student/applicant. It is however recommended that the student/applicant arrange his/her external assistant for this purpose as this will ensure a better fit for individual needs.

NIFT will assess the actual physical/psychological capability of an applicant selected for counseling 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 at the time of counseling. NIFT may utilize its laboratories/ equipment/test materials for making such an assessment of the physical/psychological capability of an applicant 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 acknowledgment informing him that he can appeal against the order, in which case the appeal will be referred to another Standing Board at Head Office [HO] 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 inability of the applicant for a particular program.

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

Program Suitability / Capability Criteria / Method
Design Visual clarity Minor speech disability Minor Hearing disability No major 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 major 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 major locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neck Sound mental health Operating computer keyboard manually/ mobility

Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NR

Fifteen percent (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 examination prior. The highest score among the test will be taken into consideration for allotment of seat.

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  1. Anshika upadhyay says:

    Is ews seat reservation removed in 2022 for nift

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