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NIFT 2017 Reservation of Seats

The seats reserved for SC / ST / Differently Abled Candidates ( PHP ) / Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI, in each program are as under 

SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC ( Non – Creamy ) 27%
Differently Abled Person ( PHP ) 3% Horizontal reservation for Differently Abled Person ( with 40% or more disability ) cutting across all sections i.e. SCs, STs, OBCs Non-Creamy and General category. Campus and programme will be allotted on rotation, at NIFT’s discretion.
Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI 15% ( Supernumerary )
State Domiciles 20% ( Supernumerary )

Category once filled up in the application form will not be changed at any stage.

The qualifying candidates need to meet the eligibility and admission requirements of NIFT.

Requirements of Each Category are as Follows :

NIFT 2017  SC / ST Candidates Seats

Candidates applying under this reserved quota will have to produce a Caste / Tribe certificate from the Competent Authorities of the respective States / Union Territories / National Commission of Tribes.

NIFT 2017 OBC ( Non – Creamy ) Candidates Seats

Candidates applying under this quota would have to substantiate the caste and creamy layer requirement. Candidates applying under this quota shall produce a caste certificate from the Competent Authority certifying that they belong to the non – creamy layer. The certificate should be in favour of the candidate, issued not earlier than 01st September, 2016. Failure to produce an appropriate certificate from a competent authority shall make the candidate ineligible for counselling, and the applicants will not be offered admission. Requests for provisional admisssion will not be entertained.

To summarize :

  1. The candidate should possess an OBC certificate issued in the name of the candidate and not in favour of respective parents / guardian.
  2. The caste mentioned in the OBC certificate should find mention in the Central list of OBCs available at
  3. The OBC certificate should not be more than a year old and should clearly mention that the candidate belongs to the non – creamy layer.
  4. The certificate must be issued by the Competent Authority.
  5. In case of married women applying to any course under reserved category, she has to produce the caste certificate in her own name. Certificate in the name of husband / mother/ father is not acceptable.

NIFT 2017 Differently Abled PHP Candidates Seats

Medical Certificate issuing Authority for Physically Handicapped Candidates ( PHP )

At the time of submission of application, Physically Handicapped candidates shall be required to necessarily attach a copy of Disability Certificate issued in Form II, Form III or Form IV as defined in sub – clause ( t ) of section 2 by a Medical Authority as defined under section – 4 of Rules framed by Central / State Government in exercise of the powers conferred by sub – sections ( 1 ) and ( 2 ) of section 73 of the Persons with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation ) Act, 1995 ( 1 of 1996 ). Such candidates are required to produce the original Medical Certificate both at the time of Counselling and at the time for Admission to the Institute.

It is mandatory for the Differently Abled candidates to attend the Counselling for evaluation. The course will be allotted to the candidates after assessing the capabilities of the candidates. NIFT may consider applications from PHP students for providing external assistance during assessments, with the condition that the expenses for the same will be borne fully by the student / applicant. It is however recommended that the student / applicant arrange his / her own external assistant for this purpose as this will ensure a better fit for individual needs.

NIFT will assess the actual physical / psychological capability of a candidate selected for counselling of a particular program / course as per the specific requirements of that particular Program / course by a Board constituted at each campus by the Campus Director. The three members Board will consist of a Medical Officer / Psychologist, a Faculty from the concerned department ( Design / Technology / Management ) and an Administrative Officer. Candidates are advised to come prepared for such assessments at the time of counseling. NIFT may utilize its laboratories / equipment / test materials for making such assessment of the physical / psychological capability of a candidate for undertaking that Program / course and may tailor such test for each individual separately as decided by the Board. The assessment is compulsory for all candidates seeking
reservation under this category.

The Board in its proceedings will recommend whether the candidate is capable or incapable for undertaking the particular program / course applied
for. A copy of such order will also be communicated to the candidate in writing under acknowledgement informing him that he can make an appeal against the order, in which case the appeal will be referred to another Standing Board at Head Office ( HO ) whose recommendation will be final and no further representation will be accepted. NIFT reserves the right to disqualify the candidature in case of inability of the candidate for a particular programme.

The table below indicates the type 50 of assessment that may be conducted by a Board of NIFT for various categories of disability and programs :

Program Criteria / Method Suitability / Capability
Design Drawing / Sketching / making models / colour sense / operating machines / computer keyboard manually / mobility Visual Clarity Minor Speech Disability Minor Hearing Disabilit No major locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neck Sound Mental Health
Technology Operating Computer keyboard / operation of machines manually / mobility Minor Visual Disabilit Minor Speech Disability Minor Hearing Disability No major locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neck Sound Mental Health
Fashion Management Operating computer keyboard manually / mobility Minor Visual Disability Minor Speech Disability Minor Hearing Disability No major locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neck Sound Mental Health

Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI 

Fifteen percent ( 15% ) of total seats i.e.5 seats in each program at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar and Raebareli are reserved for admission of Foreign Nationals ( whether residing in India or abroad ) and Non Resident Indian, who are citizens of India holding an Indian passport and have temporarily immigrated to another country for six months or more for work, residence or any other purpose.

The admission to NIFT programs for foreign nationals / NRI candidates will be based on the following examinations

Bachelor Program ( B.Des & B.F.Tech ) SAT – 1 Score
Master Program ( MFM ) GMAT Score
Master Program ( M.Des & M.F Tech ) GRE Score

Campus / Program will be allotted on the basis of merit list drawn as per the scores obtained by the candidates. Candidate may appear in as many as SAT-1 / GMAT / GRE examination prior to 30th April, 2017. The highest score among the test will be taken into consideration for allotment of seat.

Procedure for Applying Under Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI Category

Those seeking admission under this category have to apply online at website or The last date for applying under this category is 30th April, 2017.

Candidates applying for Bachelor Programs of NIFT should arrange to send SAT-1 scores directly from College Board, USA, to NIFT H.O. New Delhi.
SAT-I scores have to be submitted through College Board to NIFT. The Designated Institution ( DI ) Code is 7258.

The Campus and Program will be allotted to the candidates based on SAT-I / GMAT / GRE score as well as the preference of the candidate.

Candidates at the time of registration for SAT-1 should indicate DI code : 7258 for sending their scores to NIFT Head Office, New Delhi.

Candidates applying for Master Programs i.e. Master of Fashion Management ( MFM ), should arrange to send GMAT test scores while those applying for Master of Design ( M.Des. ) and Master of Fashion Technology ( M.FTech. ) should arrange to send GRE test scores directly to NIFT H.O. Delhi. The GRE / GMAT / SAT-I scores should not have been declared before 1st January, 2014 and should be received by the Institute latest by 30th April, 2017. The applicants must designate NIFT Programs as choice in the GRE / GMAT / SAT-I.

Candidates seeking admission under this category should apply in the prescribed Application Form online.

Academic Eligibility : All candidates must satisfy the required academic qualifications. In case Degree / certificate has been obtained from some University / Board of any other country then an equivalence certificate must be obtained from Association of Indian Universities ( AIU ) New Delhi ( website: ) prior to admission.

The medium of instruction in NIFT is English and all aspirants applying to NIFT must possess working knowledge of English language.

Any NRI seat remaining vacant will lapse and not be converted to any other category. However, the remaining seats will be offered to the children / wards of NRI as per merit during counselling. NIFT may re – allot seats among the programs to meet the demand of the candidates, within the overall limit as prescribed for this category.

Special NRI Test All the candidates having Common Merit Rank ( CMR ) and falling under the category “Children / Wards of NRI” will be given an opportunity to opt for NRI seat subject to fulfilling the criteria, submission of necessary documents and fee during regular counselling. If however, NRI seats remain vacant, these seats will be offered again for admission through a special NRI test. Candidates having CMR and the candidate who could not be shortlisted for Situation Test / GD & PI, as well as, fresh/new aspirants would be eligible for admission as per their choice subject to fulfilling necessary academic and documentary requirements. The test / interview will be conducted at New Delhi.

Registration for all the applicants would be mandatory. However, the candidates having CMR shall be exempted from the test. Also, the candidates who could not be shortlisted for Situation Test and GD & PI will have to appear only for the Interview. New candidates have to appear for both Written Entrance Examination and Interview. While drawing up the merit list the candidates with CMR will be assigned top position as per CMR. Candidates who appeared only in interview will be placed next in line and the new candidates would be placed thereafter. Based on these parameters, a final consolidated merit list would be declared. Seats shall be allotted strictly as per merit.

NIFT 2017 Fee Payment

The candidates who fulfill the admission criteria specified above may apply online with requisite application fee of US$100 through the Online NIFT Payment gateway.

The candidates selected under this category shall pay the fee at the time of admission for the first academic year consisting of two semesters. They would also need to obtain a valid residential permit or student visa for the prescribed duration of the program.

NIFT 2017 Hostel Accommodation and Other Expenses

Hostel fee and other expenses, indicated in Admission Prospectus may vary from one NIFT Campus to another. The hostel fee is required to be paid by the candidate directly to the Campus at the time of admission / joining. Candidates are advised to visit the website or contact the concerned authorities of the NIFT Campuses for detailed information regarding hostel accommodation and related expenses.

NIFT 2017 State Domicile Preferential Seats

Twenty percent ( 20% ), i.e 06 supernumerary seats in addition to 30 seats will be offered for admission as State Domicile Preferential Seats to candidate who belong to the States where the following NIFT campuses are located.

SI.No. NIFT Campus State
1 Patna Bihar
2 Kangra Himachal Pradesh
3 Kannur Kerala
4 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
5 Shillong Meghalaya
6 Bhubaneswar Odisha
7 Jodhpur Rajasthan
8 Srinagar* Jammu & Kashmir*

The state in which the candidate has completed his / her class 12th examination / graduation / qualifying degree is the domicile of the student. A certificate from the school / college may be obtained. In case the candidate obtained the qualifying certificate / degree through Distance Learning mode, the address of the school attended by the candidate regularly will determine his / her domicile status.

Candidates who are domicile of the states where the NIFT Campuses exist will be allowed to opt for this preference while filling online application form. However, they will have a choice to take admission under General / ST / SC / OBC category ( as applicable ) as per merit to any course / campus of their choice. The domicile of the candidate in a particular state shall not be applicable in any other Campuses of NIFT in any other State.

Reservation of SCs / STs / OBCs ( non creamy layer ) / Physically Handicapped candidates, shall be applicable for the domicile seats also.

The Domicile seats remaining vacant will be offered to the children / wards of NRI as per merit during counseling, subject to non – availability of candidates under that category.


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  • hello... My common merit rank is 699 and my OBC(nc) rank is 77 in Master in Fashion Management. So please help me knowing that which NIFT Campus i will get according to my rank.
    By Tanu from gurgaon on June 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm
  • I have 3012 CMR. Am I eligible for State Domicile seat? In form I put general category.
    By Rupali Sood from Palampur, Himachal on June 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  • I am from Bihar..and my rank in nift is 3400..and I want to take admission in nift Patna through domicile
    By divya rai from patna on June 13, 2016 at 12:28 pm
  • Sir I got category merit rank is 185. In MFM . is any NIFT centervwhere can I take admission.
    By Sudha on June 6, 2016 at 1:43 pm
  • my common merit rank is 1500 general b.des which found nift colleg
    By priyesh upadhyay from varanasi u.p. on June 3, 2016 at 12:21 pm
  • dear sir,i got 598 common merit rank and 7 catergory rank can,how possible is it for me to get into nift mumbai or delhi campus.
    By anjali kachhap from gujarat on June 3, 2016 at 1:20 am
  • I hav got 423 in category merit rank where as 5304 in common merit rank ...can i get seat in any institute
    By Anwesha majhi from Dhenkanal,odisha on May 30, 2016 at 10:51 am
  • Hello sir, i am from delhi my common merit rank is 1726 and category rank is 1425 so am i eligible for delhi campus
    By Komal garg from Delhi on May 29, 2016 at 7:41 pm
  • sir i got 227 rank nd sc rank 9 in b.des i want to take TD in delhi so,i have know how many seat in sc catagory
    By ARIJEET DAS from KOLKATA ,WEST BENGAL on May 29, 2016 at 5:29 pm
  • Sir I am rakesh I got common merit rank 4127 (obc-nc) and category rank 822. Where will I get
    By rakesh from godavarikhani, telangana on May 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm
  • I got 1700 rank in Common Merit and 1300 in Category Merit in General Category in 2017 NIFT Entrance Exam. Can I get the admission in any of the category. I have not applied for Fashion Tech.
    By Naveen from Delhi on May 27, 2016 at 2:21 pm
  • hello sir i hv secured 687 common merit rank in 2017. . . which colleges can i get for accesory designing
    By Medha chauhan from kanpur uttar pradesh on May 27, 2016 at 11:25 am
  • I got a common rank of 2602 and general rank of 2017 for B. Des. in 2017 exam. In which campus I can get the admission.
    By Ananya Sathe from Indore (Madhya Pradesh) on May 27, 2016 at 10:48 am
  • Sir, this is Anupriya Verma. I have attained 2262 rank in common and 318th rank in category as I am in OBC category so can you please tell whether I am selected or not.
    By Anupriya Verma from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on May 27, 2016 at 10:03 am
  • I got common merit rank 4297 and obc rank (nc) 867 in b.des...which college and which branch will i get ? When counclling will start?? Plz help....
    By JAI DEEP MEHTA from Jharkhand on May 26, 2016 at 10:34 pm
  • My common merit rank is 3575and my category merit rank is 640..... am i selected for bdes plz reply me
    By varsha from gurgaon,haryana on May 26, 2016 at 3:29 pm
  • I scored 315 in category and 353 in merit . Will i be able to get nift campus for mfm .i m from general caregory
    By Avni bansal from Moga punjab on May 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm
  • I got 887 in category merit rank may I'm eligible for b.des
    By Sahithi from Hyderabad on May 26, 2016 at 3:03 pm
  • Sir my common merit rank is 1620 and my category rank is 87 are there any chances of getting any of d nift campuses for bftech....plezz reply i f possible
    By Ritika from Lucknow ,uttar Pradesh on May 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm
  • Hey I got 916 rank in general in b ftech programme ........can u plz tell whether m selected or not.??? Plz tell me....
    By Shikha from Amritsar (punjab) on April 12, 2016 at 6:27 pm
  • I want to take admission in jaipur college of nift fir b'des
    By sakshi dubey from bhopal,(madhya pradesh) on April 9, 2016 at 11:01 pm
  • I have got 2263 in common merit rank and170 in category rank (sc) in BFTech
    By sudhakar kumar from bihar on March 25, 2016 at 9:52 am
  • I have got 2263 in common merit rank and170 in category rank (sc)
    By sudhakar kumar from bihar on March 25, 2016 at 9:51 am
    By NAMRATHA from tumkur,karnataka on March 22, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  • I want to know the cutoff .....of nift exam And went the result will be going to declare of the exam held on14 February 2017
    By prqtibha rani from kanpur on March 19, 2016 at 12:43 am
  • My rank in b.fetch is 428(General)....plz tell counselling dates as soon as possible....please
    By Anshika srivastava from unnao,u.p. on March 18, 2016 at 10:30 pm
  • Want to know how seats in sc category are alloted and what is the fee structure . Also let me know the date of counselling for the year 2017
    By yamini from uttarakhand on March 17, 2016 at 8:26 pm
  • I have got common merit rank 685 & general category rank 556 can I get admission in any of the nift college.
    By Sakshi Priya from samastipur Bihar on March 17, 2016 at 9:56 am
  • sir..i got common merit rank 696 and obc(nc) 118 rank in B.ftech...i had missed 1st round counselling..can i participate in 2nd round counselling..please help
    By Aayesha Ashraf from New Delhi on July 7, 2015 at 10:54 am
  • Hi sir..this is Radhika from kanpur.. I got 2502 rank common merit rank general.. I want to know whether I'll get nift colgbdes?
    By Radhika Maheshwari from kanpur on June 22, 2015 at 1:57 pm
  • I got common merit rank 4116 and obc rank (nc) 713 in b.des...which colg will i get ? When counclling will start?? Plz help....
    By Parul Verma from firozabad on June 3, 2015 at 6:31 pm
  • My common merit rank is 1482 and category merit rank (obc-nc) is 209. Will i get B.des fashion design at Chennai campus ? when will counselling start?
    By B.sandhiya from Chennai ,Tamilnadu on May 23, 2015 at 11:40 am
  • My general merit rank has 1636 Which collage will I get??? Plzzz help me.
    By shashi shankar from Patna. bihar on May 23, 2015 at 5:35 am
  • My nift rank 2690 so which found nift colle.i
    By divya rajpoot from rath distict /hamirpur up. c/0 shri pal singh ravat Advocate on May 7, 2015 at 1:08 pm
  • why do you give reservation to the ward whose guardian already took reservation in any service
    By amit from meerut on April 6, 2015 at 9:28 am
  • i got common merit rank 462 and under obc(nc) 67 in b.ftech programme...which college will i get??when counselling will start??plzz help
    By kajal verma from new delhi on April 3, 2015 at 10:29 am
  • HI This is PALLAVI I completed by B TECH on computer science,and I'm interested in fashion technology, Is I'm eligible for fashion course?
    By THUMMALA PALLAVI from HYD on March 31, 2015 at 2:12 pm
  • Want to know how seats in sc category are alloted and what is the fee structure . Also let me know the date of counselling for the year 2017
    By Kps mahi from Ludhiana on March 28, 2015 at 7:20 am
  • I got 17 rank (from obc category )sirrr plz u inform me about the counseling date plzzzz.....
    By chandan rai from bokaro steel on March 27, 2015 at 10:23 am
  • hello .. i secured 463 AIR and 68 category rank (OBC-NC) .... cn i expect to get admission for B.F.Tech. programme.... in yr 2017 .. ???
    By anubhuti from chhindwara, madhya pradesh on March 26, 2015 at 10:28 am
  • I don't what's going on with education and backwardness but right now general Are suffering @ lot due to reservation of seats for sc/ st/obc . If they are not able to higher education then just give relief of fee but why reserved seats
    By Diya singh on March 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm
  • hey .ds is prachi singh chandel.nd i want to know about nift entrance exam result
    By prachi singh chandel from kanpur on March 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm
  • Is Nift institute have merit seats to plus two commerce students
    By innu from kasaragod on January 2, 2015 at 11:39 am
  • Sir plz help me counselling ki date kab h or result dekhne k baad kya procedure h sir plz muje meri id par sab detail send kar do plz sir my rank 692 obc non creamy
    By jyoti from jaipur rajasthan on April 2, 2014 at 6:15 pm
  • hi... i m akansha...i got 1233 rank in general in pbt 2017, i want seat in b ftech programme...can u please tell me wheather i m selected or not..plz tell me?
    By akansha from indore, m.p on March 26, 2014 at 6:21 pm
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    By mihir anand from palakkad,kerala on November 29, 2013 at 8:48 pm
  • hi,am dhrisya i've 245th rank under obc category could u plz inform me the date n venue of ma councellin help me plzzzzzz....... thank u
    By dhrisya from palakkad,kerala on May 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm