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NIFT BDesign admissions 2019 for Artisans and their children

Published on : 13-Jun-2019 Powered by

NIFT invites applications from Artisans and Children of Artisans for 2019 admission in 4 Year BDesign course, offered across 16 NIFT campuses across the country.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), set up in 1986 under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, is a Statutory Institute governed by the NIFT Act 2006. Bringing in a wide range of aesthetic and intellectual orientations, the early instructors included leading progressive scholars from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA.

Course offered : Bachelor of Design (B.Des) [Fashion Design / Leather Design / Accessory Design / Textile Design / Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication]

Selection criteria : Merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidates in Studio Test & Interview, subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria and verification of documents.

Studio Test will cover Creative ability and basic 3-D modelling ability (using 3-D modeling clay) or other material(s).


(a) Age : Maximum age should be 23 years as on 1st October, 2019. Then upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for candidates of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Person with Disability (PWD) categories.

 (b) Educational qualification

(i) The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized 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.


A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.


3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.


Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.


General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/ Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).


(ii) Photo identify card of Parent (Father/Mother) from Development Commissioner (Handicraft), or Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles or State Government.


SC 15%, ST 7.5%, OBC (Non Creamy) 27%, PwD  5% on Horizontal basis

State domicile : 25% supernumerary

Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI : 15% supernumerary

Application procedure : Candidates can apply online at or

Guidelines for applying online may be referred for the purpose.

The applicant need not buy the Admission Prospectus as the Prospectus is available at NIFT website free of cost. However, the Application Fee has to be paid through online payment gateway ONLY.

Payments of application fee (Rs.2000/- [for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Candidate] or Rs.1000/- [for SC/ST/PwD Candidates]) can be made through credit cards / debit cards as explained on the website.

The Bank and transaction charges on the application fee will be borne by the Applicant.

Applicants are advised to keep a print out / photocopy of Application Form for further reference along with proof of payment.

Key dates

Online registration : 10 Jun 2019 to 25 Jun 2019

Availability of Admit cards : Immediately upon completion of application

Studio Test (90 minutes) and Interview at NIFT campus + Verification of documents : 29 June 2019

Declaration of result : 5 July 2019

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