National Institute of Fashion Technology

          



National Institute of Fashion Technology is one of the premier institutes in India imparting excellence in design, technology and management which has produced talents and artists who contribute largely to the Global fashion. It has UG and PG programs, which train people to become professionals in the field of garments, management and designing, churning out quality people, year after year.

India is one of the emerging hubs when it comes to garment manufacturing business and hence there is a continuous demand for professionals attuned to the needs of the industry. The retail boom in India has opened up the Indian market and has facilitated the entry of foreign players which has upped the demand for trained professionals in this area and that is where NIFT plays an all important part.

The UG program has mainly two areas/fields:


  1. Design
  2. Technology (B F Tech Apparel Production (AP))



B F Tech AP (Apparel Production)

The tech part of the course includes the intricacies of the garment manufacturing business and aims at providing the industry with trained professionals, ready to take up the challenges of the world.
To appear in the exam for this course, the applicant requires minimum 50% percentage in XII from any recognized board. The applicant should have Physics, Chemistry and Maths as the subject in XII. Only one written exam is conducted at various centers across the country.
The exam has questions to test the applicant’s knowledge in General Knowledge, General Maths,
English and Analytical Ability.

The question paper has two sets:

  1. GAT (General Ability Test)
  2. MAT (Managerial Ability Test)


GAT has questions relating to GK, General Maths, English and Reasoning. MAT tests the analytical ability of the applicant by giving situations wherein the applicant has to apply analytical skills to find the solution to the given problem.
This course has subjects like Industrial Engineering, management subjects and subjects pertaining specifically to garment industries.

BFDesign

NIFT has various courses in design:

  1. Leather Design
  2. Fashion Design (F&A)
  3. Accessory Design (F&LA)
  4. Textile Design (F&T)
  5. Knitwear Design
  6. Fashion Communication


The entrance exam for design has two parts:

The first exam has two sections- GAT and CAT
GAT is common for both tech and design courses. CAT is creative Ability Test wherein the applicant is asked to make a poster, situational drawing, object drawing, process drawing or imaginary drawing.

The second paper, i.e. SAT (Situational Ability Test) is conducted on a different date and only the shortlisted candidates are allowed to give the exam. In this paper, the candidate has to design a product given to him with the materials provided. A strong design and creative ability is required to appear for this exam as the candidate has to do a lot of drawing and sketching in the entrance exam

The PG program has 3 important streams:


  1. M.F.TECH (Master of Fashion 
  2. M.DES (Master of Design)
  3. M.F.M. (Materof Fashion )


The written exam pattern is similar to that of Bachelor programs. However M.F.M and M.F.Tech has additional round of Group Discussion and Personal
Click http://fashionliteracy.blogspot.in/2016/01/gdpi-in-nift.html for details on GD/PI.


NIFT gives its students ample exposure in terms industry interaction so that they learn beyond the realm of academia and truly become Global Professionals in their chosen field. For more details visit www.nift.ac.in
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