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    National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Ahmedabad

    • Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
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    National Institute Of Fashion Technology, Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Latest Update

    June 5, 2023 0:54 AM

    NIFT Gandhinagar Admissions 2023: NIFT has released the final results for NLEA admissions 2023; the last date for preference submission is June 8, 2023.

    June 2, 2023 0:51 AM

    NIFT Gandhinagar Admissions 2023: NIFT seat allocation result for regular UG and PG programmes has been released; the last date for admission fee submission is June 6, 2023.

    May 29, 2023 0:13 PM

    NIFT is going to organise the Designing for NIFT Memento 2023: Inter-campus Competition; the last date for entry submission is June 7, 2023.

    May 26, 2023 10:28 AM

    The FMS Department at NIFT Gandhinagar has recently organised a seminar on Pursuing Resilience: Trends and Predictions for the Fashion Industry 4..0.

    May 24, 2023 0:05 PM

    NIFT Ahmedabad Admissions 2023: The NIFT admission fee payment window for foreign nationals/ NIR category students is closed now. 

    May 19, 2023 0:27 AM

    NIFT Ahmedabad Admissions 2023: NIFT seat allotment for PwD candidates for UG and PG programmes has been released. 

    May 15, 2023 0:41 AM

    Shri Sanjay Hedaoo, State Head of KVIC, has recently paid a visit to the NIFT Gandhinagar campus for a curtsey meeting with Prof. Dr. Sameer Sood, Director, NIFT Gandhinagar. 

    May 12, 2023 0:51 AM

    NIFT Gandhinagar Admissions 2023: NIFT has released the PhD admissions 2023 status (revised) after scrutiny.

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    NIFT Gandhinagar Overview

    NIFT Gandhinagar Admissions 2023: Registration for NIFT seat allotment 2023 has started. It will end on May 8, 2023. NIFT 2023 final result is out now for regular UG and PG students. Candidates can check out the NIFT 2023 result by visiting the official website. 

    The National Institute of Fashion Technology, known as NIFT, is the country's best fashion design and technology.  It is one of the country's most coveted fashion and design institutes. Established in 1986, NIFT Gandhinagar is one of the oldest institutes for fashion design. It is ranked nine among the best fashion colleges around the world.

    The NIFT Gandhinagar campus is located in Gujarat, a hub nation of the textile industry and the cotton belt. Various top fashion and textile companies have their offices set up in Gandhinagar and serve as recruiters during the NIFT Gandhinagar campus placement drives.

    The institute has given some illustrious alumni like Mr Manoj Dubey, creative head of Pantaloons Mumbai, Mr Bhavin Trivedi, designer, and Mr Hitesh Arora, owner and founder of Ask for Fashion.

    NIFT Gandhinagar Highlights

    Interested students can learn more about NIFT Gandhinagar from the information below: 

    University name

    National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar


    Statutory institution

    Establishment year


    Approved by

    Government of Gujarat, University Grants Commission

    Recognised by

    Ministry of Textiles

    Exams accepted

    Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

    Courses offered

    NIFT Gandhinagar offers more than ten courses in three different streams in the field of fashion and design for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programmes.

    Mode of education


    Collaboration and MoUs

    University of Northampton, UK

    Queensland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

    AMFI, Amsterdam

    What’s New at the NIFT Gandhinagar?

    • National Single Window System
    • TEDxNIFT Bengaluru
    • Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
    • INDIAsize Project

    NIFT Gandhinagar Rankings

    • Ranked 8 for Best Fashion Colleges by India Today (Gandhinagar branch) in 2017.
    • Ranked 9 for Best Fashion Schools in the World in 2019.

    NIFT Gandhinagar Courses and Fee Structure

    NIFT Gandhinagar courses include various undergraduate and postgraduate courses for students to pursue in fashion, design, fashion management, technology, and communications. 

    Apart from these, NIFT Gandhinagar courses specific Continuing Education (CE) degrees.

    These degrees are offered in the centre of NIFT Gandhinagar in Surat, which offers students from the textile and fashion industry an opportunity to learn about the latest trends in apparel designing and manufacturing, along with fashion communication. The flourishing textile trade in Surat helps the students avail some real-life experience along with NIFT Gandhinagar courses.

    Here is a list of the various courses offered with their respective NIFT Gandhinagar fees.

    Courses offered

    Annual Fees

    Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Fashion Communication

    Rs 12,78,000


    Bachelor of Fashion Technology BFT (Apparel Production)

    Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in Fashion Design

    Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Accessory Design

    Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Textile Design

    Master of Fashion Management (MFM)

    Rs 6,21,000


    Master of Fashion Technology (M.FTech.)

    Master of Design (M.Des)

    PhD (part-time)

    Rs 1,14,700

    PhD (full-time)

    Rs 1,27,700

    NIFT Gandhinagar Admission Process 2023

    NIFT Gandhinagar admission 2023 is open now. The registration process for NIFT seat allotment 2023 will end on May 8, 2023. NIFT 2023 exam final result has been published for regular UG and PG students. Candidates can view the NIFT 2023 results by visiting the official website. 

    NIFT Gandhinagar follows the following process to give admission to students:

    1. Register online on the NIFT Gandhinagar official website for all modes of access. The last date for NIFT Gandhinagar online registration is the first week of January.
    2. The admit card will be generated and given to all applicants. The card will be generated through online mode only.
    3. Written entrance examinations are conducted. All candidates applying for Bachelor of Design and Masters of Design must undergo the GAT and the CAT.  All candidates applying for Bachelor of Fashion Technology, Master of Fashion Technology, and Master of Fashion Management must undergo the GAT only.
    4. The window to receive observations/objections on the GAT exam from the candidate will be open all through the 2nd week of February.
    5. The entrance exam result will be announced on the NIFT Gandhinagar official portal.
    6. The situation test will take place for all the selected candidates applying to the NIFT Gandhinagar B.Des course.  A group discussion or personal interview will occur for all applying to M.Des, M.FTech, and MFM.
    7. The final result will be declared online on the official website of NIFT.
    8. Counselling of the students will take place from May to June 2023.

    Below is theNIFT Gandhinagar application process for doctorate courses. 

    1. The candidates must apply online at the NIFT official website. Once submitted, the application status is updated to inform the candidate if they are eligible for the course.
    2. The admit cards for the entrance exams are released.
    3. The written test is conducted for eligible candidates.
    4. The written test results are announced online on the NIFT website.
    5. The research proposal presentation is conducted along with the interview of the candidate selected in the written test.
    6. The presentation and interview round results are announced online on the official NIFT admission portal.
    7. The registration and payment of NIFT Gandhinagar fees occur on or before the last week of July.

    NIFT Gandhinagar Eligibility Criteria for 2023

    For NIFT Gandhinagar UG Programmes

    The maximum age limit to apply to NIFT Gandhinagar UG programmes is 24 years. There are two categories of undergraduate programs with their respective NIFT Gandhinagar eligibility criteria:

    1. Bachelors of Design (B.Des) (fashion design/leather design/accessory design/textile design/knitwear design/fashion communication)

    A passing grade in Class 12 examination in the Class 12 pattern of examination or any equivalent from any recognised board in India/General Certificate Examination (GCE) at the advanced (A) level from any foreign universities or a national open school examination with a minimum of five subjects.

    2. Bachelor of Fashion Technology-B.FTech  (Apparel production)

    A passing grade in Class 12 examination in the Class 12 pattern of examination or any equivalent from any recognised board in India/foreign universities with physics and mathematics (advanced A level for foreign degrees) with a minimum of five subjects. Or

    A diploma of three-four years in any branch of Engineering from an institution recognised by the AICTE.

    For NIFT Gandhinagar PG Programmes

    There is no age bar for applying for NIFT master's courses. The eligibility for postgraduate degrees is subject to the following categories:

    1. Master of Design (M.Des)

    The candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree from any discipline from any university recognised in India or an undergraduate diploma of at least three years from NIFT or NID.

    2. Master of Fashion Management (MFM and M.FTech)

    The candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree from any discipline from any university recognised in India or an undergraduate diploma of at least three years from NIFT or NID.

    To be eligible for a NIFT Gandhinagar M.FTech, a B.FTech from NIFT or a BE or B.Tech from any university recognized in India is required.

    For the NIFT Gandhinagar Doctorate programme

    A master's degree in design, fashion technology, fashion communication or BE/B.Tech/any other relevant masters as approved by the institute.

    NIFT Gandhinagar Application Process 2023

    1. The candidates must apply online under the NIFT Gandhinagar application portal application section.
    2. Check your NIFT Gandhinagar eligibility for your preferred course provided on the website and gather required documents (candidate’s aadhar card, ID proof, Class 10 mark sheet and certificate, Class 12 mark sheet and certificate, UG degree certificate (if needed), PG degree certificate (if needed), etc.)
    3. The guidelines for applying online may be referred to for this purpose. The application prospectus is available with the guidelines on the NIFT website free of cost. (Refer link at the end to access the prospectus).
    4. Pay the application fee through an online payment gateway.
    5. Submit the NIFT Gandhinagar application form.

    NIFT Gandhinagar Application fees

    The NIFT Gandhinagar application fees for the programme must be paid through net banking to the bank account details provided on the website separately for each bachelor's, masters and PhD.

    • The application fee at NIFT for doctorates is Rs 3,000.
    • The NIFT Gandhinagar application fee for SC/ST/PWD category is Rs 1,500.

    How to fill out the NIFT Gandhinagar application form?

    Before making the payment, the candidate can edit the information provided in the online application. Once the payment has been made, no changes to the application form will be admitted, especially in the city of examination. 

    However, candidates can review and correct their personal information in a specific window for the dates announced on the NIFT official website.

    NIFT Gandhinagar Cut-off/Exams 2023

    Students are admitted based on a NIFT Gandhinagar cut-off declared by the institute for different courses yearly.

    NIFT Gandhinagar only considers the results of its two entrance exams.

    • The first is the General Ability Test (GAT). It is an objective examination to be attempted by all those applying to NIFT. 
    • The second is the Creative Aptitude Test (CAT). It is administered to both UG and PG design programs. The applicant needs to use their creative aspect and make innovative use of colour and superior skills in this test.
    • The weightage of these tests depends on the degree the applicant has opted for.

    NIFT Gandhinagar Entrance Exams

    The NIFT Gandhinagar entrance exams to grant entrance to applicants: CAT and GAT. GAT is common for all degrees and is an objective examination with a definite paper pattern.

    Exam Pattern (for fashion technology specialisation)




    Paper name






    Duration (mins) 




    No. of Questions

    No. of Questions

    Communication Ability



    English Comprehension



    Quantitative Ability



    Analytical Ability



    General Knowledge and Current Affairs



    Case study (only for Fashion Technology)




    It conducts a written test and research proposal presentation and interview to select candidates for doctorates. Subjects for the doctorate written test are research aptitude, communication skills, logical reasoning, and research disposition.

    NIFT Gandhinagar Curriculum

    The NIFT Gandhinagar curriculum structure is regularly and diligently revised through deliberations with eminent academicians, internal experienced experts and industrialists, workshops, and interactions. It attempts to give the students a rich plethora of experience and understanding and incubate a lifelong desire for learning and adaptability.

    The NIFT Gandhinagar academic curriculum helps the students develop academic, professional and personal competencies with an account of the ethics of an excellent professional. The industry interaction envisaged to smoothly integrate into the academic one helps them gain much-needed exposure to real-life experience in the capacity of a working professional.

    NIFT Gandhinagar Placement

    NIFT Gandhinagar placement programme believes in honing the students' skills by stimulating them with new challenges, developments, technologies and techniques, and practices from all over the world to integrate academics and abilities that make them industry-ready.

    NIFT Gandhinagar's top recruiters include Arvind Mills, FMCG, etc.

    The NIFT placement cell engages the students in industry interaction with

    • Interacting with alumni and industry leaders in classrooms.
    • Industry visits.
    • Internships with leading companies.
    • Joint research endeavours.
    • Sponsored classroom and semester projects.
    • Exhibitions and fairs.
    • Hands-on practical experience in an industry-oriented environment.

    NIFT Gandhinagar Scholarships

    Undergraduate and postgraduate students are provided NIFT Gandhinagar scholarships on a merit-cum-need basis under SARTHAK on clearing the entrance examination by waiving tuition fees. 

    1. 50% application fees are waived off for SC/ST/PWD category.

    Parental income ceiling

    Waiver in Tuition Fee (UG)

    Waiver in Tuition Fee (PG)

    Upto 1,50,000



    Above 1,50,000 up to 2,50,000



    Above 2,50,000 up to 4,00,000



    2. 50% of the tuition fee is waived off for NIFT employees, both regular and contract if they are pursuing PhD at NIFT. Security deposits, library fees, and medical and scholar development fees are waived off for NIFT employees.

    3. 50% of the tuition fee is waived off for scholars admitted to PhD programmes from other government institutions under MOT.

    Eligibility Criteria for NIFT Gandhinagar Scholarships

    NIFT scholarships are provided to students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses on a need basis by waiver of tuition fees.

    Apart from this, some seats are reserved in the institution for economically and socially backward classes like SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD.

    Employees of NIFT, both contract and regular, and scholars admitted to PhD programmes from other government organisations under MOT are entitled to tuition fees and security deposit, library fees and medical and scholar development fee waiver.

    NIFT Gandhinagar Campus and Infrastructure

    National Institute of Fashion Technology Campus

    • Campus: The NIFT Gandhinagar campus stretches around 20000 sq. mt. allocated by the Government of India to the university. The government later allotted an additional 10,000 sq. mt. of land on account of the Female Hostel, Director’s Bungalow and staff quarters.
    • Cafeteria: NIFT Gandhinagar boasts “Fuel Station” Cafeteria, one of the best cafeterias of all the branches of NIFT across India, offering rich, varied cuisines from across the globe. 
    • Solar Energy: The university has also collaborated with the Gujarat Energy and Research Management Institute (GERMI), to install five Solar PV Bench Modules across campus under the Indo-German Energy Program by GIZ. The benches are an ideal sustainable energy point for students to charge their laptops and phones while functioning on-campus.
    • Faculty: It has facilities that are easy to access and with excellent faculty at the constant disposal of the students. The faculty have presented papers at multiple international conferences in Paris, London, Oman, Poland, Hong Kong and the USA. The faculty members have been invited to attend various workshops, fairs and seminars in Amsterdam, Shanghai and London, and their research has been published in various international journals.

    National Institute of Fashion Technology Infrastructure

    • Auditorium with a seating capacity of 339 students
    • Student Activity Centre (with amphitheatre)
    • Badminton Court
    • Cricket pitch
    • Basketball court
    • Volleyball court
    • Table Tennis room
    • Dance room
    • Music room
    • Resource Centre
    • Library
    • Design Studio
    • Cafeteria “Fuel Station”

    NIFT Gandhinagar Facilities

    The NIFT Gandhinagar campus boasts state-of-the-art student facilities, including 25 studios/classrooms, 2 IT conference rooms, and three audio-visual rooms for primary academics. It also has other academic and research-oriented facilities for the students.

    It also houses a female hostel and staff of around 10,000 sq. mt. They have round-the-clock security facilities, as well as hostel wardens.

    The NIFT Gandhinagar female hostel is on campus and has a housing capacity of 202 students. It is located near the cafeteria and also equipped with a fitness area in its back lounge. It provides rooms on both twin sharing or single occupancy basis. Details regarding the hostel facilities for female students and hostel rules are available for download on the official portal of NIFT Gandhinagar.

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    NIFT Gandhinagar FAQ

    Where is NIFT Gandhinagar located?

    A. The Gandhinagar campus of NIFT is located in Gujarat at GH-O Road, Behind InfoCity, Near DAIICT, Gandhinagar, pin code - 382 007.

    How to get admission into NIFT Gandhinagar?

    A. NIFT conducts two entrance exams for admissions: the General Ability Test (GAT) and the Creative Aptitude Test (CAT). GAT is compulsory for all courses, while CAT is needed for specific courses. Once the candidate has cleared these written exams, they can give the Situation Test/Group Discussion/Personal Interview per their course requirement. Once they have cleared these exams, they can secure a seat at NIFT for their desired course.

    Does NIFT offer any part-time courses or those other than full-time?

    A  Yes. NIFT had developed a range of courses called Continuing Education (CE) courses. These are developed in consultation with industry experts and academicians, especially for working professionals in the field. They specialise in the textile and fashion industry and fashion communications fields and provide relevant practical experience with the theory. For this purpose, they are held in Surat, a hub of textile industries. They provide professionals with flexible time schedules, so their professional activities don’t clash with academic ones. 

    Does NIFT Gandhinagar have hostel facilities?

    A. Yes. NIFT Gandhinagar offers hostel facilities to its girl students. The girls’ hostel in NIFT Gandhinagar spans an area of 10000 sq. m and has a housing capacity of around 202 students. The hostel offers both single occupancy and twin-sharing rooms. It is well-maintained and equipped with 24/7 security, hostel wardens, fitness area and is close to the campus cafeteria.

    Does NIFT Gandhinagar have scholarships?

    A. Yes. NIFT Gandhinagar extends the scholarship SARTHAK to students on a merit-cum-need basis. Under these scholarships, undergraduate students can avail themselves of up to 100% and postgraduate students up to 75% waiver on tuition fees. It depends upon the performance of the student and the ceiling of their parental income.

    Does NIFT have a course on Fashion Communication?

    A. Yes. NIFT Gandhinagar offers a Bachelor in Fashion Communication to its students. The applicants must clear GAT and CAT to get a seat in this course. It lasts for four years.

    How big is the Gandhinagar campus?

    A. NIFT Gandhinagar boasts a sprawling campus with an area of 20,000 sq. mt. equipped with innovative, state-of-the-art facilities. 

    Are there any steps taken to prevent ragging on the NIFT campus?

    A. Yes. NIFT has a strict policy against ragging on college premises. It has set up an anti-ragging committee and provided a helpline number for the well-being of all its students to prevent ragging on campus.

    How are placements at NIFT Gandhinagar?

    A. NIFT Gandhinagar is located in Gujrat, a well-known textile and fashion trade centre. All major fashion and textile companies in the area hire students during the campus placement drives. Top recruiters at NIFT Gandhinagar include FMCG, Arvind Mills, Flipkart, Timex, Westside, Shoppers Stop, etc.

    What are the requirements to be eligible for B.FTech at NIFT?

    A. Applicant must have passed Class 12 examination under the Class 12 model or equivalent with five subjects compulsorily, including physics and mathematics, to be eligible for the B.FTech degree at NIFT.

    What are the requirements to be eligible for M.FTech at NIFT?

    A. The candidate must have completed B.E or B.Tech from any University recognized by law in India or B.FTech from NIFT/NID to be eligible for M.FTech at NIFT.

    What is the last date for online registration at NIFT?

    A. The last date for online registration for undergraduate and postgraduate programs was the first week of January 2023 and the 20th of February 2023 for doctorate programs.

    What are the rankings of NIFT Gandhinagar?

    A. NIFT Gandhinagar was ranked #8 for Best Fashion Colleges by India Today (Gandhinagar branch) in 2017.

    How is campus life at NIFT Gandhinagar?

    A. Students report a lively atmosphere with college fests and events liberally distributed throughout the year. It has a fun and welcoming energy, and campus life is reputed to be good.

    Does NIFT Gandhinagar have good infrastructural facilities?

    A.  NIFT Gandhinagar boasts various infrastructural facilities like a badminton court, auditorium, cricket pitch, basketball court, volleyball court, student activity centre, swimming pool, etc.

    What courses are offered by NIFT Gandhinagar?

    A. NIFT Gandhinagar offers around ten undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate courses.

    Is NIFT Gandhinagar a public or a private institute?

    A. NIFT Gandhinagar was given statutory status by the Government of India and is an autonomous body. 

    What is the minimum eligibility criteria to join NIFT?

    A. The minimum eligibility to apply for bachelor's programs in NIFT Gandhinagar is the Class 12 examination.

    Related Questions


    Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    To answer your queries related to the NIFT, we have attached a few links below. You must note that in order to apply for NIFT Ahmedabad or admission to any NIFT college, you are required to register yourself for the NIFT Entrance Exam. Go through them to understand the NIFT entrance exam in a better way.

    How to Apply for NIFT Entrance Exam

    Syllabus of NIFT Entrance Exam

    Best Books for NIFT Entrance Exam

    How to Prepare for NIFT Entrance Exam

    Sample Papers for NIFT Entrance Exam

    Cut-off for NIFT Entrance Exam

    Besides NIFT, you can also check out a few other top colleges that offer design education. To take any admission related assistance, dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form. Hope we resolved your query. If not, please write back in the QnA zone.

    Thank You


    Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    NIFT Gandhinagar does not offer any diploma courses in fashion designing. However, it does provide a one-year-long Certificate in Garment Production Technology and Apparel Design. Students can apply for the course after class 12th. Applicants possessing diploma or graduation are preferred over others.

    For pursuing one-year courses in fashion design the list of diploma courses and certificate courses in fashion design can be explored. 

    Some of the top-notch design colleges, offering a one-year-long diploma course in fashion design are Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar, World University of Design (WUD), Sonepat, Vogue Institute of Art and Design (VIAD), Bangalore, Tecnia Institute of Art and Design (TIAD), New Delhi, LISAA School of Design (LISAA), Bangalore etc.

    To get admission into any of the desired colleges fill-up the Common Application Form (CAF). To know more about colleges offering diploma courses in fashion designing dial the toll-free number 1800-572-9877. You can also write back to us on the QnA portal of CollegeDekho.

    Thank You


    Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    NIFT Ahmedabad is popular for its fashion designing course and offers B.Des. in Fashion Design which is a four-year-long course. Besides, B.Des in Fashion Design, candidates can also consider B.Des. in Fashion Communication, B.Des. in Textile Design, B.FTech. in Apparel Production and B.Des. in Accessory Design from the college. 

    Students are required to meet the eligibility criteria of NIFT and fill the application form before the deadline ends. It is essential to ace the NIFT Entrance Exam, to get admission at NIFT Ahmedabad.

    The application process for NIFT for the year 2020 has already been wrapped up. The application form for NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 will be out in the month of October/November. 

    Meanwhile, you can go through the syllabus, exam pattern and best books for the NIFT Entrance Exam. To know how to prepare, visit the link aforementioned and adhere to the tips and tricks.

    NIFT Entrance Exam is highly competitive. Keeping all the eggs in one basket is never a wise decision. To keep your options wide, you can also fill the Common Application Form of CollegeDekho or explore the top colleges for fashion designing such as International School of Design - (INSD) Baner, Pune, World University of Design (WUD), Sonepat, Amity University, Manesar, Gurgaon, Maeer's MIT Institute of Design (MITID), Pune, Centre for Design Excellence (CODE), Jaipur etc.

    To participate in the admission process of any of the desired institutes, dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free). Our admission experts will be more than happy to help you out. For more queries, write back to us on the QnA portal.

    CollegeDekho wishes you Good Luck!


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