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National Institute of Fashion Technology [NIFT] Mumbai Admission 2021: Eligibility, Selection, Cut off, Application Process

Last updated on September 15th, 2021 by Nikita Joshi

NIFT Mumbai has declared the results of the courses for candidates to take admission to B.F.Tech and PG programs such as M.Des., M.F.Tech., M.F.M on May 27 and June 02 respectively.

NIFT Mumbai offers UG and PG courses in fashion design and technology. The candidates who have passed 10+2 in any stream can apply for the UG Programs offered by NIFT Mumbai. The selection to the UG programs is based on the entrance exam (GAT and CAT) followed by a Situation Test. For admission in PG Courses, the candidates should be graduates to be eligible to apply and the selection is based on the performance in GD and PI.

NIFT Mumbai Admission Dates 2021

Event Date
Admission result date (tentative) May 27, 2021
Counselling date To be notified
Commencement of New Session July 2021 (tentative)

NIFT Mumbai UG Courses Admission 2021

Courses Specializations
B.Des.
  • Fashion Design
  • Accessory Design
  • Textile Design
  • Knitwear Design
  • Fashion Communication
B.F.Tech
  • Apparel Production

NIFT Mumbai UG Courses Eligibility 2021

  • B.Des.: The candidates seeking admission to the B.Des. program must have completed their 10+2 in any stream from a recognized board of education. The candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in their last qualifying exam.
  • B.F.Tech: The candidates must have completed 10+2 with Maths and Science as compulsory subjects in classes 11th and 12th to be eligible.
  • The candidates seeking admission to UG programs must be below 23 years. The relaxation of the age limit of 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD.

NIFT Mumbai UG Courses Selection Criteria 2021

  • For admission to B.Des. the candidates need to appear for CAT or GAT exams as the scores of both are accepted for selecting the candidates.
  • For admission to B.F.Tech the candidates are required to have appeared for the GAT entrance exam.
  • NIFT releases cut-offs for the NIFTs located in different cities. The candidates who appear in the merit list of their desired NIFT can proceed further with the application.

NIFT Mumbai UG cut-off 2019

Category Fashion Design Accessory Design Textile Design Knitwear Design Fashion Communication B.F.Tech.
General 134 407 322 418 183 120
SC 1315 3311 3481 2985 315 607
ST 2948 6107 4694 5445 2336
OBC (Non-creamy layer) 721 1460 1300 2510 653 409
General EWS 706 2397 2038 2775 482 499
PwD General 3671 4578 4563 5572 1853
PwD SC
PwD OBC (Non-creamy layer 6486 6684
NRI ward 2384 2855 2581 403 975

NIFT Mumbai PG Courses Admission 2021

Three PG Courses are offered at NIFT Mumbai are mentioned below:

  • M.Des. (Master of Design)
  • M.F.M. (Master of Fashion Management)
  • M.F.Tech (Master of Technology)

NIFT Mumbai PG Courses Eligibility 2021

  • M.Des.: The candidates must have completed B.Des. from NIFT or a relevant degree from a recognized institute. The candidates are also required to have appeared for the GAT entrance exam to be eligible.
  • M.F.M.: Candidates seeking admission to an M.F.M. degree must have completed their UG degree in any discipline from any institute recognized by law in India or they must have a UG diploma of three years obtained from NIFT/NID. Apart from the educational qualification, the candidates must have a valid GAT score to be eligible.
  • M.F.Tech.: The candidates must have completed B.F.Tech. from NIFT or relevant from a recognized institute. The candidates should have a valid GAT entrance exam score to be eligible.

NIFT Mumbai PG Courses Selection Criteria 2021

  • The selection of the candidates for PG courses is based on a written test and GD/interview.
  • The candidates appear for the entrance exams: CAT (creative ability test) and GAT (general ability test). The candidates who qualify for written tests are invited for the GD and interview.
  • The foreign nationals are selected for PG courses based on the GMAT score.

NIFT Mumbai PG programs Cut-off 2019

Category Fashion Design Accessory Design Textile Design Knitwear Design Fashion Communication B.F.Tech.
General 134 407 322 418 183 120
SC 1315 3311 3481 2985 315 607
ST 2948 6107 4694 5445 2336
OBC (Non-creamy layer) 721 1460 1300 2510 653 409
General EWS 706 2397 2038 2775 482 499
PwD General 3671 4578 4563 5572 1853
PwD SC
PwD OBC (Non-creamy layer 6486 6684
NRI ward 2384 2855 2581 403 975

NIFT Mumbai Application Process

  • The candidates seeking admission can fill their applications online after visiting the official website.
  • Fill the application form available in the English language only.
  • Pay the application fee of INR 2,000 (INR 1,000 for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Pwd).
  • Save the details of the form for the future admission process.

Documents required

  • Provide a Valid Email ID (valid for at least 1 year).
  • Caste / Tribe/ Class certificate (required for the candidates of SC / ST/ OBC)
  • Disability Certificate (if applicable)
  • Scanned photograph in jpg/jpeg format with size (max. 50 KB)
  • Scanned signature in jpg/jpeg format with size (max. 50 KB)
  • 10th Mark sheets
  • 12th Mark sheets
  • Graduation Degree and Mark sheets (Applicable for PG Courses)
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Identity Proof
  • Residency Proof

NIFT Mumbai Admission FAQs

Ques. What is the mode of application of NIFT Mumbai and is there any reservation for candidates belonging to the state of Maharashtra?

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

Ans. The application process for all the courses at NIFT Mumbai is online. NIFT Mumbai has a 20% reservation for candidates who are residents of Maharashtra in each course.

Ques. Is maths required for all the UG Programs offered by NIFT Mumbai?

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

Ans. No, Maths is not required for all the specializations at NIFT Mumbai, however, it is required for students seeking admission to B.F.Tech. such students must have completed their 11th and 12th class with Maths and Science as compulsory subjects.

Ques. How many entrance exams are accepted for admission to NIFT Mumbai?

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

Ans. The entrance exams accepted by NIFT Mumbai are as follows:

  • CAT entrance exam for B.Des. – time allotted (three hours)
  • GAT entrance exam for B.Des. and M.Des. – time allotted (two hours)
  • GAT entrance exam for B.F.Tech, M.F.M., M.F.Tech – time allotted (three hours)
Ques. Does NIFT Mumbai provide UG and PG courses through distance mode?

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

Ans. No, the courses available at NIFT Mumbai are full-time and regular courses that require the students to be present for classes On-campus. There are no courses offered through distance learning mode.

Ques. What are the weightage of entrance exams and GD/interviews for the selection in PG Courses at NIFT Mumbai?

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

Ans. The Final selection to PG courses at NIFT Mumbai is made on the aggregate marks and weightage is as follows:

  • Creative Ability Test (CAT): 40%
  • General Ability Test (GAT): 30%
  • Group Discussion and Personal Interview: 30%
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