National Institute of Fashion Technology

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National Institute of Fashion Technology
NIFT logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 1986
Undergraduates 6000
Location New Delhi (Headquarters), India
23°11′28″N 72°37′45″E / 23.19111°N 72.62917°E / 23.19111; 72.62917Coordinates: 23°11′28″N 72°37′45″E / 23.19111°N 72.62917°E / 23.19111; 72.62917
Campus Urban
Affiliations Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
Website http://www.nift.ac.in
National Institute of Fashion Technology is located in India
Bengaluru
Bengaluru
Bhopal
Bhopal
Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar
Chennai
Chennai
Delhi
Delhi
Gandhinagar
Gandhinagar
Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Jodhpur
Jodhpur
Kangra
Kangra
Kannur
Kannur
Kolkata
Kolkata
Mumbai
Mumbai
Raebareli
Raebareli
Patna
Patna
Shillong
Shillong
Srinagar
Srinagar
Location of the 16 NIFTs.

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 [1] and is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business.

NIFT was granted statutory status in 2006, empowering it to award degrees and other academic distinctions.[2][3]

Organisation[edit]

With its head office in New Delhi, NIFT has centers at Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong, and Srinagar.[4]

A new NIFT Campus at Ludhiana, Punjab has been announced by the Minister of Textiles.[5] A new center in Ompora Industrial area, Kashmir, too, is expected to come up.[6]

The Institute is currently headed by a director-general, Sarada Muraleedharan.[7]

Curriculum[edit]

NIFT offers four-year undergraduate, as well as two-year post-graduate, programmes in the areas of design, management, and technology. In order to secure admission in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) as well as Master of Design (M.Des) programmes offered at NIFT, students need to take two written admission tests called the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and the General Ability Test (GAT).

For other courses such as Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech), Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech) and Master of Fashion Management (MFM), aspirants need to take only the GAT.

NIFT admissions[edit]

NIFT organises its own entrance exam yearly in India. The NIFT admission process comprises three stages. Candidates need to first appear for a written test. Students who make it to the rank-list in this test are then eligible to appear for the situation test, and then the personal interview round.[8]

Rankings[edit]

In the 2017 CEOWORLD magazine ranking of the best fashion schools in the world, National Institute of Fashion Technology was ranked 19th, just behind Manchester School of Art.[9][10]

Alumni[edit]

NIFT alumni include Nikita Anand, Manish Arora, Ritu Beri, Gulshan Devaiah, Shivaji Dutta, Shantanu Goenka, Prabal Gurung, Tanya Gyani, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, and Neha Sharma.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Autonomous Bodies". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  2. ^ The National Institute of Fashion Technology Bill, 2006 passed by Parliament Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. 23 May 2006.
  3. ^ New Fashion School in India Draws From a Rich Heritage, by Barbara Crossette, New York Times, 21 June 1989.
  4. ^ "Campuses". National Institute of Fashion Technology. 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "NIFT Campus at Ludhiana to come up soon says Textile Minister". Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Bhat, Afsana (17 December 2009). "Fashion technology institute to be set up in Srinagar". The Herald of India. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Administrative setup". Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  8. ^ "NIFT 2016: Exam dates released". India Today. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2017". CEOWORLD magazine. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 
  10. ^ "NIFT ranked 19th among world's best fashion schools 2017, USA's Parsons tops list". FashionNetwork. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 

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