National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) is a Public college that was established in the year 1995. NIFT colleges. National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) is one of 17 NIFT centers spread around the country. National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) is considered to be in the top five centers among the NIFT colleges. National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education and University Grants Commission. National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) has facilities such as modular workstations, Girls Hostel, Thermoforming machine, Linear Actuator, Dual Spot welding, and Bevel saw machine, and many more.

National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) has both undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as Bachelor of Design(B.Des) in Fashion Design, Leather Design, Textile Design, Fashion Communication, Accessory Design, Knitwear Design, Bachelors of Fashion Technology(BFT) and Masters of Fashion Management(MFM). Admissions at the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) are offered on the basis of entrance examinations such as CAT, GAT, and Situation Test. Many top companies both national and international such as Arvind Limited, Future Lifestyle Fashion Ltd., Raymond Apparel Ltd., Globus, Titan, Benetton, Jockey, Nike and many more visit the college for the placement drives.

NIFT Kolkata: Admission Updates

Latest Updates- National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)’s admission process is currently taking place. The institution has already conducted the entrance examination for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Shortlisted students for the undergraduate courses have to give situation tests and the shortlisted students for the postgraduates courses have to be present for group discussions and personal interviews. Because of the second wave of coronavirus, NIFT has postponed the situation test till further notice but has conducted the personal interviews online to complete the admission process. 

NIFT Kolkata: Key Points

National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) Quick Facts:

  1. National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) is one of the oldest NIFT centers to be established back in 1995.
  2. National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) is famous around the country for its undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  3. National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) has established many successful projects such as Designing of School uniform for Newtown School, Workshop and awareness program on Textiles, Block Printing and Batik, Fashion Technology training for women entrepreneurs, Design workshops for Textile Designers, and Craft awareness program.
  4. National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) has top-notch facilities such as Laboratories, Hostels, resource centers, and amphitheater auditorium.
  5. Placement records of 2019 show that 250 students were placed in top companies where the median salary was somewhere between Rs 4 lakhs - Rs 5 Lakhs and the highest offered salary was Rs 16 Lakhs.

NIFT Kolkata: Rankings

National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) has received awards and recognition such as:

  1. ‘Best Fashion Education Institute’ at Sankalp Education Awards 2019.
  2. ‘Anchor Design Awards 2019’ by Madura Coats Private limited.

National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) has been given the following rankings:

Institution Ranking
Outlook 2019(Drshti fashion college survey) 6th
The Week 2019 7th
India Today 2019(Fashion Design) 8th

NIFT Kolkata: Courses

Course Specializations Eligibility
Bachelor of Fashion Technology(B.Tech)( 4 years) -
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: A candidate who has passed the 12th standard in any stream such as arts/commerce/science with physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects from CBSE/ICSE/HSSC/WBBSE or any other board recognized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. 
  • Fees: Rs 2,00,000 - Rs 4,00,000
  • Entrance Exams: National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) accepts the score of entrance examinations such as CAT, GAT and situation tests.
Bachelors of Design(B.Des)(3 years)
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Communication
  • Leather Design
  • Textile Design
  • Accessory design
  • Knitwear Design
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: A candidate who has passed the 12th standard in any stream such as arts/commerce/science or any other applicable diploma from CBSE/ICSE/HSSC/WBBSE or any other board recognized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. 
  • Fees: Rs 3,00,000 - Rs 5,00,000
  • Entrance Exams: National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) accepts the score of entrance examinations such as CAT, GAT, and situation tests.
Masters of Fashion Management(MFM)(2 years) -
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility:: A candidate who has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in any specialization from any university or college recognized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. 
  • Fees: Rs 4,00,000 - Rs 8,00,000
  • Entrance Exams: National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) accepts the score of entrance examinations, group discussions, and personal interviews.

NIFT Kolkata: Cut-off 

National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) Cutoff 2020:

Course Category
- GENERAL  NRI SC ST OBC
Bachelors of Design(B.Des)(Accessory Design) 1224 4910 4995 - 4114
Bachelors of Design(B.Des)(Fashion Communication) 1078 - 3643 3747 3448
Bachelors of Design(B.Des)(Knitwear Design) 1571 - 4511 5105 4699
Bachelors of Design(B.Des)(Leather Design) 2366 - 4562 4327 4562
Bachelors of Design(B.Des)(Textile design) 1150 - 3541 4515 3512
Bachelors of Design(B.Des)(Fashion Design) 702 4992 2691 5314 1873
Bachelors of Fashion Technology(BFT 291 - 1623 1400 906
Masters of Fashion Management(MFM) 209 - 945 1143 815

NIFT Kolkata: Placements 

The placement cell of the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) has done a tremendous job these past years in inviting top companies in the industry and preparing students for the placement drives. The placement process takes place as follows:

  1. The placement cell invites companies and brief the students about the job profiles being offered and about the company
  2. The placement cell also helps the students to prepare for the group discussion and the personal interviews by arranging classes.
  3. After this, the companies will be conducting aptitude tests, group discussions, and personal interviews to shortlist students.

If we look at the past results of the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata), it can be noticed that:

  1. 90% of the graduating students are placed in companies with good packages.
  2. The highest package can be anything between Rs 10,00,000 - Rs 20,00,000.
  3. The median salary is Rs 4,00,000.

Some of the companies that have visited the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) for the placement drive are:

Globus  Proline  Arvind Limited, Future Lifestyle Fashion Ltd. Raymond Apparel Ltd. Titan
Benetton Nike Jockey Madura Fashion and Lifestyle  GAP Bata India Limited 
Decathlon (Prodin Sporting Pvt. ltd.) Dorling Kindersley Publishing Pvt. Ltd FAB WORLD  GINZA INDUSTRIES LIMITED  H&M  IN TIME GARMENTS PRIVATE LIMITED 
KAZO FASHIONS Pvt LTD Monte Carlo Fashions Ltd  Nykaa.com  Reliance Brands Limited The BlueBeans Zomato Media Private Limited
Zen Design Solutions Limited Wazir Advisors  Trident Limited Touch Trends Pvt Ltd Think Design Collaborative Pvt Ltd The Wedding Planning Company
Srishti lifestyle Pvt Limited  Shopholix Marketing Services Pvt. Ltd  Pearl Global Industries Limited PAD Integrated Communications Pvt. Ltd.  Outshiny India Apparels Pvt Ltd Modelama Skills Pvt Ltd

NIFT Kolkata: Scholarships

  • “SARTHAK” Financial Assistance Scheme 

This scholarship is only for the regular students of the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) who belong to the economically backward sections. To be eligible for this scholarship, students have to score the highest marks in their particular course. Students having a family annual income of up to Rs 1.5 lakhs will receive financial aid to cover the course fee.

  • “UDAAN” Scholarship for Foreign Studies

This scholarship is for the students who belong to the minority sections and are regular students at the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata). This scholarship will give students the opportunity to study abroad. The scholarship will cover course fees, Hostel fees, technology fee, student activity fee, recreation and athletics fees, health services, health insurance, and visa fee.

NIFT Kolkata: FAQs

Ques. What is the mode of application at the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata)?

Ans. The mode of application at the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) is strictly online. Candidates can find the form for both the undergraduate and postgraduate courses on the official website of the college. 

Ques. Does the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) offer any diploma courses?

Ans. Yes, the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) offers diploma courses such as:

  • Clothing Production Technology(CPT)(1 year)
  • Design in Boutique Apparel & Accessory (DBAA)(1 year)
  • Fashion and Clothing Technology(FCT)(1 year)
  • Fashion integration for apparel industry(FIAI)(1 year)
  • Fashion Knitwear Production and Technology(FKPT)(1 year)

Ques. What are some of the projects arranged by the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata)?

Ans. National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) has successfully organized projects such as:

  • Apparel Design and Fashion Technology(1 year program) by West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation
  • Certificate program in Knitwear design and manufacturing
  • Training program in Maximising sales through visual merchandising
  • Outreach program sponsored by the National Jute Board

Ques. What facilities are at the campus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) for the students?

Ans. The facilities offered by the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) are modular workstations,3D printer, Advanced Computerised embroidery cum sewing machine, thermoforming machine, Button hole machine, Label Attaching machine, Dual spot welding and bevel saw machine, sanitary napkin vending machine, and IT Labs.

Ques. Does the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) have any reservations?

Ans. Yes, the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)(Kolkata) has reservations for students who belong to:

  • Scheduled castes(SC)
  • Scheduled tribes(ST)
  • Other Backward Classes(OBC)
  • NRIs