NIFT Lateral Entry Admissions – 2014

An Institute of Design, Management and Technology


NIFT lateral entry admission provides an opportunity of NIFT education to candidates who have completed their Diploma/Degree in relevant / related fields of Fashion Technology for direct admission to the third semester of UG programmes of NIFT.


  • B.Des (FD)
  • B.Des (LD)
  • B.Des (TD)
  • B.Des (KD)
  • B.Des (AD)
  • B.Des (FC)
  • B.F. Tech

The candidates should possess a minimum of 3 years of relevant education after 10th resulting in Diploma/ Degree in courses related to Fashion / Apparels / Textile and Accessories / Home Science/ Handloom Technology / Products / Visual Communication / Graphic Design / Industrial Design / Interior Design / Multimedia Design / Apparel Technology / Leather or any other similar course from Central/State Government institute or AICTE / AIU / UGC recognized Institute/College/University or an institute whose courses in the opinion of Director General NIFT are well accepted in the industry as equivalent to above mentioned courses.

Candidates having science background with a Diploma/ Degree in engineering may apply for Bachelors of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) programme as well as Bachelors of Design Programme. Other candidates having aptitude for creativity / innovation / fashion design may apply for Bachelor of Design programme.

Candidates are required to submit a Demand Draft drawn in favour of NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, payable at the city of the Campus selected for taking the entrance examination alongwith the duly filled-in NIFT Lateral Entry Admission form:
• General / OBC (Non Creamy) candidates : Rs.1100/-
• SC & ST or Person with disabilities categories : Rs.550/- Application submitted without DD of the required amount will not be accepted.
Application completing all the aspect of requisite amount should be sent to the Campus Director, National Institute of Fashion Technology, where the student intends to take the Entrance Examination. A list of NIFT Campuses is at Annexure I in the attached brochure.

The applicant will apply online and take a print out of the form filled at The complete form i.e print out along with demand draft and documents listed in Annexrure II should reach on or before 28th April, 2014.

Announcement of vacant seats for NLEA and application form available online: 28th March 2014
Last date for submission of forms: 28th April 2014
Scrutiny of forms and short listing of candidates based on their eligibility: 5th May 2014
Names of short listed candidates uploded on NIFT Website: 9th May 2014
Written Examination & Interview: 22nd May 2014
Display of Merit List: 4th June 2014
Counselling for Campus Allocation: 11th June 2014
Display of Final admission list: 17th June 2014
NIFT Lateral Entry Admission/Orientation: 30th June 2014 onwards

Download the brochure for complete details:

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