NIFTNational Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has invited applications for the lateral entry admission to candidates who have completed their Diploma/Degree in relevant / related fields of Fashion Design & Technology for direct admission to the third semester of UG programmes of NIFT campuses located at Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra (HP), Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong and Srinagar (J&K).

The details of the campuses are given in Annexure I and availability of seats at these centres is given in Annexure III of the Prospectus available at https://www.nift.ac.in/

Eligibility: For admission to Bachelor of Design (B.Des), applicant should have passed Secondary School Examination/10 or Passed Senior Secondary Examination/12th, recognized by AIU; passed 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE/AIU/UGC or a State Board of Technical Education; should have attended courses related to Fashion / Apparel / Textile and Accessories / Home Science/ Handloom Technology / Products / Visual Communication / Graphic Design / Industrial Design / Interior Design / Multimedia Design / Apparel Technology / Leather Or should be those who have completed 2 year regular UG Diploma Programme at NIFT after passing Senior Secondary Examination/12th standard.

For admission to Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) (B.FTech.), applicant should have passed Secondary School Examination/10, passed 3 or 4-years textile technology / textile engineering/ textile chemistry diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education Or passed Senior Secondary Examination/12 recognized by AIU with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; successfully completed diploma (including NIFT)of minimum 2 year duration related to Fashion / Apparel / Textile / Home Science/ Handloom Technology.

Selection: Admission will be based on merit which will be prepared based on the performance of candidates in written test, studio test/technology aptitude test, and a personal interview at the NIFT Campus opted by them.

The entrance examination to be held on 27 May 2018, is designed to test the knowledge, skill aptitude of the candidate for the programme opted. There is no negative marking. Merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidates in Written Examination, Studio Test/TAT & Interview, subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria and verification of documents as per schedule and weightage as specified. For Bachelor of Design (B. Des): GAT (weightage 40%) to be held from 10 am to 11 am; Studio Test (40%) - 11.30 am to 1 pm; Interview (20%) - 2 pm onwards; Verification of documents/eligibility- 2.30 pm onwards (All at the NIFT Campus selected by the candidate)

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B F Tech): GAT (40%); 10 am to 11 am; TAT (40%)- 11.30 am to 1 pm; Interview (20%)- 2 pm onwards; Verification of documents/ eligibility- 2.30 pm onwards (All at the NIFT Campus selected by the candidate).

The result of the entrance examination will be displayed on the NIFT website on June 1, 2018.

The candidates will be called for counseling for the vacant available seats in 3 semester of different course/programme across NIFT campuses as per merit.

The selected candidates will be given admission to regular UG programmes of NIFT after successful completion of all mandatory formalities as per NIFT Lateral Entry Admission (NLEA) Policy. Selected candidates will attend a NIFT Lateral Entry Orientation Programme at any of the NIFT campuses or at the allotted NIFT campuses before commencement of the semester, to be held between 27 June, 2018 and 22 July, 2018.

Reservation of seats will be as per rules.

Application: Applications can be submitted online at www.nift.ac.in, latest by 24 May, 2018.

Application Fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category is Rs.1500/- through payment gateway. Fee for SC/ ST/ PWD Category is Rs.750/- through payment gateway. The fee can be paid using Credit Cards/Debit Cards.

Applicants may keep a printout / photocopy of Application Form for further reference along with proof of payment.

The candidates selected through lateral entry will join the regular UG students of NIFT in their second year for seats listed in Annexure III.

For details visit: www.nift.ac.in