NIFT Counselling Process 2020

Subhashri Roy Updated On: 06 Jan, 2020 15:54 IST

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NIFT 2020 Counselling Process

Candidates who meet the NIFT cut-off for various NIFT campuses can attend the NIFT Counselling Process. The counselling dates and details of the procedure have been released now. NIFT Counselling will be organised in multiple rounds at 16 Campuses of NIFT. The entire admission process is coordinated by NIFT Head Office.

The registration for the NIFT 2020 counselling process will begin tentatively between the last week of May and June month of the year 2020 by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi. The 2020 counselling process for NIFT is expected to begin in the second week of June month (tentative). Once the candidates clear all the phases of the NIFT 2020 entrance exam, the counselling process for NIFT 2020 will begin. It is mandatory for the candidates to take part in the NIFT counselling process if they want to secure a seat in one of the NIFT campuses. 

The NIFT 2020 counselling will be conducted on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the entrance exam and category. The availability of seats will also play an important role during the conduct of the NIFT 2020 counselling procedure. 

After the candidates are allocated seats they will be required to submit the entire fee at the NIFT campus, where they have been allocated seats, to confirm their admission. Post payment of fee, the nodal officer will issue a receipt or allotment letter which must be definitely collected by the candidates as a proof to their act of fee submission. Once the candidates accept the seats allocated in a particular round, they cannot take part in the next round of the seat allotment procedure. Find out more about the NIFT 2020 counselling process in the following sections.

NIFT Counselling 2020: Important Dates

The NIFT 2020 counselling process important dates have been mentioned in the table below:


Tentative Date/s

Round I of NIFT 2020 Counselling Process Commences

Between May 2020 Fourth Week and June 2020 First Week

NIFT 2020 Counselling Registration for Round II Begins

July 2020 between Third and Fourth Week

Round II of NIFT 2020 Counselling Starts

July 2020 Fourth Week

Detailed Process of NIFT Counselling 2020

  • Eligible candidates will have to fill online counselling registration form on the official website of the institute.

  • The candidate will have to pay online Rs. 5,000/- as fee to register for participation. 

  • For registration, candidates may use their credentials like Form Number, Date of Birth and Password (same as Application Form)

  • Candidates will be required to select a counselling campus where they would want to attend the counselling. 

  • On successful registration, candidates will receive a system generated letter containing detail of nodal officer and documents required at the time of counselling.

  • Candidates have to reach the designated center for document verification and seat allocation. 

  • After verification of the documents, the allocation of seats will take place before the Nodal Officer of the Counselling Campus. The candidate will have to select a seat by clicking on the monitor in the presence of the Nodal Officer. 

  • After allotment of seats, the candidate will be issued an allotment letter duly signed by the Nodal Officer of the Campus.

  • No candidate will be allowed to leave the venue of counselling without the Admission Fee Receipt.

  • Candidates are advised to check the details as printed in the Admission Fee Receipt.

  • The physical presence of the candidate at the time of counselling is mandatory. If a candidate is unable to be physically present for the counselling due to unavoidable circumstances, he/she may authorise an individual to represent him/her at the Counselling.

  • All candidates will be called for counselling as per their Common Merit Rank and admission will be strictly on merit. 

  • The status of vacant seats will be updated on NIFT website every day. All candidates are recommended to check the NIFT website regularly and plan their counselling accordingly.

Documents Required During NIFT 2020 Counselling and Verification

The following documents must be carried by the candidates for verification purpose during the NIFT 2020 counselling process:

  • Class Xth (or equivalent) mark sheet/certificate

  • Class XIIth certificate (only for seats reserved for State Domicile)

  • Caste/Category Certificate (OBC-NCL/SC/ST)

  • System generated qualification mail/letter in the candidates’ name

  • Recent Passport-Sized photographs (4 X Nos)

  • Higher Secondary Examination Board Certificate

  • EWS certificate (for seats reserved for EWS category)

  • Certificate prescribing medical fitness of the candidates

  • Demand Draft (DD) bearing the admission fee of INR 1,45,950/- in favour of NIFT HO payable at the counselling city

NIFT 2020 Reservation Policy

The following table will vividly describe the reservation policy of the NIFTs:

Category of Candidates

%age of Seats Reserved

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Foreign Nationals

  • 5 Seats in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Raebareli, Gandhinagar and Srinagar campuses of NIFT

  • 3 Seats in Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Kangra, Jodhpur, Patna, Kannur and Shillong campuses of NIFT

Persons with Disability (PwD)

Candidates with more than 40% disability will have 5% seats reserved for them (irrespective of the category they belong) in all the NIFT campuses

State Domicile

  • A certain number of seats will be reserved in some of the NIFT campuses for students belonging to the same state 

  • A total of 7 seats in campuses of NIFT like Kangra, Patna, Bhopal, Kannur, Bhubaneshwar, Shillong and Jodhpur will be reserved for candidates belonging to the states where the campuses are situated

  • NIFT Srinagar has 13 seats reserved for candidates belonging to the state of Jammu & Kashmir

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