NIFT Navi Mumbai – National Institute of Fashion Technology Overview

  Navi Mumbai   Govt. of India   ESTD 1995
  Navi Mumbai   Govt. of India   ESTD 1995

About College

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai was established in 1995. Later on, the institute received the status of “Institute of Excellence.’’ This autonomous institute has developed an association with foreign universities as well.

NIFT Mumbai offers many fashion courses on different academic levels such as undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate. These courses include B. Des, B.F. Tech, M. Des., M.F.M. etc. All these courses are offered in full-time options and include subjects like Fashion Communication, Fashion Management, Apparel Production etc.

NIFT Mumbai is ranked 2nd for Fashion design study by India Today in the year 2018 and 2019. The Week in the survey of 2019 has placed NIFT Mumbai on 3rd place against 2nd place in 2017. The institute is ranked 1st by Outlook in Fashion Design among other institutes.

The institute has a total of nine departments including Department of Fashion Design, Design Space, Leather Design, Fashion Management etc. Ms Sharda Muraleedharan is the director of the institute under whose guidance NIFT Mumbai faculty members run the institute.

The ambitious and dedicated team of faculty members shape students’ life in the best possible way. They are taught the toughest of the subjects with different teaching methods.

NIFT Mumbai Courses offered and Fees structure

National Institute of Fashion Technology offers many fashion courses are offered both at the Postgraduate and Undergraduate level of study. It offers is a B.Des course and B.F.Tech courses with a duration of four years at the Undergraduate level of study.

It also offers a Master of Design Space or M.Des, Master of Fashion Technology or M.F.Tech and Master of Fashion Management or MFM with a duration of two years at the Postgraduate level of study. NIFT Mumbai courses are also offered in Continuing Education Programmes or CEP with a duration of three months, one year and six months in different specializations.

NIFT Mumbai fees for Undergraduate level courses is 11.35 Lakhs. NIFT fees Mumbai for Postgraduate level courses is 4.54 Lakhs. full-time two-year M.Des. fashion courses. Academic fees structure of CEP programmes varies according to specialization and duration.

NIFT Mumbai Course Highlights

  • On UG level, the institute offers a B.Des course with specializations in Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Accessory Design, Knitwear Design and Textile Design with a duration of four years. 
  • On UG level, It also offers B.F.Tech courses with specializations in Apparel Production with a duration of four years. NIFT Mumbai fees for Undergraduate level courses is 11.35 Lakhs. 
  • On PG level, the institute offers a Master of Design Space or M.Des, Master of Fashion Technology or M.F.Tech and Master of Fashion Management or MFM with a duration of two years.

NIFT Mumbai Admission Process

All the applicants get selected for a particular fashion course at an institute on the basis of the marks scored in the qualifying exam. The applicants of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are required to take a qualifying examination for getting entry into the course. B. Des, M. Des and B.F. Tech course applicants are required to follow the NIFT Entrance Exam pattern.

These tests are followed by a personal interview round. The selection of the candidates depends on the overall score obtained in the CAT/GAT test and the personal interview round.

However, all candidates should meet NIFT Mumbai criteria to be eligible to apply for their preferable courses. To know NIFT Mumbai admission criteria, visit its official website.

  • For NIFT Mumbai admission 2019 in full-time B. Des course, CAT and GAT scores are considered.
  • For NIFT Mumbai admission process in full-time M. Des course, CAT and GAT scores are considered.
  • For admission in full-time B.F Tech program, GAT score is considered.

NIFT Mumbai Placements

The institute offers many job opportunities for students. The placement and training cell of the institute facilitates placements for all the passed out students. The cell ensures every student gets placed according to his abilities and interest. The training session is organized by the cell head.

The training session is held under the supervision of the expert members of the cell. Creativity skill, personality development etc. skills are focused and worked upon to bring out maximum positive placement results to the students.

Mock tests, mock interviews and internships etc. give students an exposure of the real competitive working environment and the challenges of getting into it. NIFT Mumbai placement packages are increasing year after year.

Before the on-campus NIFT Mumbai placements, students are offered jobs by many reputed companies. Top recruiters of the institute include 121 Couture, A K Studio, ACE Exports, AGNI, Castle Homes, Deco De Trend, Future Group, Gofab Lifestyle, MAT, Richa & Co., Shades and You, Story Design, Vogue N Hyde, Zorya Fashions etc.

Placement Statistics of NIFT Mumbai

Average Salary Package 4.30 LPA
Highest Salary Package  11 LPA
No. of PG students placed 477
No. of UG students placed 1052

NIFT Mumbai Result and Cut-off

NIFT Mumbai cut off list after the qualifying exam results are out. The cut-off list is presented to the students after the CAT and GAT results are declared. Candidates are required to cross the cut-off mark in order to get admitted to a particular course. B. Des and M. Des candidates have to cross the CAT (Creative Ability Test) cut-off mark. B.F. Tech candidates are required to cross the GAT (General Ability Test) mark.

The cut-off list is prepared on the basis of a number of factors like the number of candidates appearing for the qualifying exam, the difficulty level of the exam, the highest scores obtained by the candidates and number of seats available in the institute. 

NIFT Mumbai cut-off (Category-wise)


General SC ST OBC
B.F. Tech 177 1468 1821 822
B. Des. (Fashion Design) 112 827 696 611
B. Des. (Accessory Design) 229 1949 2416 1353
B. Des. (Textile Design) 406 2785 3319 1897
B. Des. (Knitwear Design) 530 3281 4974 2394
B. Des. (Fashion Communication) 323 834 2452 961
M. Des.  59 224 262 171
M.F.M.  66 729 809 421

NIFT Mumbai Alumni Network

NIFT Mumbai alumni association has maintained cordial relations over the years with the alumni members of the institute. This has benefitted the institute as well as its present students. Present students get encouraged through the achievements of the alumni members.

The alumni members are kept updated on the happenings of the institute by the alumni cell through social networking sites and other sources. They are invited to the events of the institute, revered and revive the old memories. 

NIFT Mumbai Scholarships

The institute offers many scholarships to deserving students. Merit-cum-means scholarship is for the poor and meritorious students. Other scholarships are provided in the form of the tuition fee waiver, financial aid etc. Students having family’s annual income less than 2.5 lakhs can apply for a scholarship on the National Scholarship Portal

NIFT Mumbai Campus Facilities

NIFT Mumbai campus has many facilities for its students. These amenities include well-equipped classrooms, spacious and clean hostel rooms, playgrounds, research labs, auditoriums, gymnasium, transportation facilities, ATM, hygienic canteen, central library with lots of paper books, e-books and journals etc.

All these facilities make the NIFT Mumbai campus a perfect place. NIFT Mumbai hostels are available for boys and girls separately. NIFT Mumbai hostel fees are taken during the admission separately with the admission fees. NIFT Mumbai address is located in Plot no. 15, Sector 4, Kharghar in Navi Mumbai.