NIFT Placements 2024: Average Salary, Job Roles, Top Recruiters


Updated On: February 27, 2024 12:03 pm IST | NIFT Entrance Exam

NIFT is one of the top design schools in India. Thus, students expect a good ROI and placement services and opportunities. Check out this article to learn about NIFT placements 2024, their schedule, top recruiters, salary, and job roles!
NIFT Placements

NIFT placements 2024 will take place in two phases: Phase I will be organised in April-May 2024 which will be in online mode and Phase II will be held in June 2024 in either online or offline modes. Candidates who have taken the NIFT 2024 exam and looking forward to taking admission to one of the NIFT institutes should know about the NIFT placement opportunities and process.

Some of the top recruiters include Zomato, Blackberrys, Bloomcraft Apparel, Decathlon, H&M and various others. The salary of NIFT graduates differs with the institute, experience, skills and other factors. A NIFT graduate from a top campus such as NIFT Delhi or NIFT Kolkata will be offered an average salary above INR 5 Lakhs, while NIFT Bengaluru graduates can get INR 3 Lakhs or more. Read on to learn more about NIFT placements 2024, job roles, salary, top recruiters, etc. 

NIFT Placements 2024 Schedule

Established in 1986, NIFT institutes have been one of the main destinations for hiring creative managers, potential designers, and tech-savvy fashion professionals. The NIFT placement process is not limited to recruiting in the fashion business domain, it also includes media, consulting, journalism, and leading tech companies. Refer to the tentative schedule of NIFT placements 2024 below:





Phase I 

April-May 2024 


All NIFT campuses 

Phase II 

June 2024

Online & Offline 

All NIFT campuses

NIFT Placements 2024: Latest Update

Check out the latest updates about NIFT placements campus-wise here:

NIFT Patna Recruitment 2024

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Patna campus or NIFT Patna will recruit nearly 30 candidates to fill the institute’s administrative and technical positions. Those interested in applying for various government group C positions the institute offers must submit their applications through the official website before the March 27, 2024 deadline.

NIFT Placements 2024 Process

The NIFT Placements 2024 will be conducted as a centralised placement process. So, the top recruiters can hire students from any campus or course through the two routes outlined by the institute. The two routes of placement are on-campus placement and pre-placement offers. Check out the eligibility and detailed two routes below:

On-Campus Placements

Through this route, interested recruiters or companies have to inform the NIFT Placement management unit beforehand to become a part of the on-campus NIFT placement drive in either online or offline modes. 

The companies have to register for the placement at least one or two months before the scheduled date and after the final approval, they can conduct the placement. 

Pre-Placement Offers 

Recruiters can extend a pre-placement offer before the on-campus placement, it is regarded as a job offer. These job offers come forward from recruiters or companies that have offered internship or workshop conducting opportunities to the candidates. 

Pre-placement offers are based on the student's performance in the due course of the internship, training or projects in the specific company. Moreover, in such cases, companies must inform the NIFT placement cell through the moderated industry mentor feedback form about the PPO offers. So, to give every participating candidate a fair chance, the students who accept the PPO aren’t allowed to further sit for the NIFT placements 2024. 

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NIFT Placements 2024: Product Group & Participating Firms

Find the types of companies & product groups participating in the NIFT placements 2024 below:

Types of Firms 

Product Group


Export Organisations 



Business Consultancies 

Media/Advertising/Publication Houses 


Domestic Retail and Manufacturing Organisations 

Multinational Retail Organisations 

Garment & other sewn products 


Lifestyle Products Services 


NIFT Placements 2024: Types of Skill Sets/Functions

Candidates going to sit for the NIFT placements 2024 must check out these types of skill sets or functions mentioned below:


Costume Design 

Fashion Photography 


Graphic Design 


Production & Operations 

Supply Chain Management 

Visual Merchandising 

Space Design 

Fashion Design 


Fashion Journalism 

New Product Development 

Store Management 


Space Management 



Event Management 

Category Management 

Fashion Illustration 


Craft Cluster 

Business Analytics 

Public Relations 

Warehouse Management 

Customer Relations 

Inventory Control 


Research & Development 

Design Research 


User Research 

Sales Management 

Trend Analysis 




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NIFT Placements: Top Recruiters

NIFT has been the top choice of many top recruiters and so students are advised to sit for this placement process to gain experience and exposure. Check out some of the top past recruiters of NIFT below:




Aura Jewels 

FabejewelsPvt Ltd

Monte Carlo 

Indian Designs Exports Pvt. Ltd. 

Amore Magazine

Nandini West

InkBlue Apparels Pvt.Ltd

Zorya Fashions Pvt. Ltd (SuhaniPittie)

Pearl Global Industries Limited 


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Job Roles For NIFT Graduates 

Job roles after completing any course are based on the student’s interest, skills, knowledge and other criteria. Some of the job roles that are offered by the top recruiters at NIFT placement include:

Fashion Designer 

Fashion Illustrator

Fashion Coordinator 

Fashion Consultant 

Fashion Stylist 

Quality Assurance 

Fashion Merchandiser 

Production Executive 


Regional Sales Executive 

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NIFT Placements: Highest & Average Salary Packages 

The salary package of NIFT graduates depends on the campus, course, experience and skills. Find the highest & average salary package of some campuses at the NIFT placements (as per India Today):

NIFT Campus Name

Highest Salary (in PA)

Average Salary (in PA)

NIFT New Delhi 

INR 12-15 Lakhs 

INR 5.5 Lakhs 

NIFT Bengaluru 

INR 5 Lakhs 

INR 3 Lakhs 

NIFT Hyderabad 

INR 16 Lakhs

INR 8 Lakhs 

NIFT Kolkata 

INR 12 Lakhs

INR 6 Lakhs 

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NIFT Placements 2024: Guidelines for Recruiters

Companies looking to participate in NIFT placements must keep a check on the registration form present on the official website of the institute. They have to register with the company name, logo, website, nature of business, contact details, annual turnover and other details. Recruiters also have to fill out the Job Announcement Form (JAF) online on CMS or they can also upload the scanned filled-out copy of the form. Recruiters who intend to participate in NIFT placements must abide by the eligibility criteria set by the institute. Check out more details below:

  • The company needs to be registered under the Companies Act of 1956/2013. 
  • Or it can be a multinational company or global firm which may or may not have its operation in India conducting business in fashion or allied sectors dealing in design, distribution or manufacturing. 

The participating companies may belong to any of the following categories:

  • First Category - Product Group 
  • Second Category - Type of Firms 
  • Third Category - Type of skill sets/functions

We hope candidates have gained a complete idea of how NIFT placements work. It is advised that all final-year students sit for the placement to gain an idea of interview rounds. Also, before they join any NIFT campus, they are advised to scan through the rankings of the campus and the previous year’s placement records. 

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What is the NIFT placements percentage?

The NIFT placements percentage varies every year. According to 2022 data, NIFT Mumbai placement was around 70%. NIFT Delhi is regarded as having one of the best placement percentages among other campuses around 90-95%. Check out more details about the same in this article.

Which NIFT is best for placement?

NIFT Gandhinagar is considered best for placement records among other design institutes. Candidates must note that the top NIFT colleges have amazing placement opportunities by top companies.

Are NIFT placements centralised?

Yes, NIFT placements are centralised for entire centres and disciplines. Top participating companies can recruit students belonging to any campus or course through two routes which are: 

- On-Campus placements 

- Pre-Placement Offers (PPO)

Which is the best NIFT branch in India?

The best NIFT branches in India include:

- NIFT Delhi

- NIFT Mumbai

- NIFT Chennai 

- NIFT Bengaluru 

- NIFT Kolkata 

Students must check out the ranking of different NIFT campuses before applying for admission.

Is there 100 per cent placement in NIFT?

No. There is no guarantee of 100% placement in NIFT institutes. Bagging a job offer entirely depends on the individual’s own skills, talent, and ability to crack the interview. NIFT institutes only offer a platform where top recruiters and aspiring talents can meet and give all students a fair chance.


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