Various NIFT Courses: Choose the Best for Yourself

The National Institute of India (NIFT) is one of the most reputed design institutes. Each year, it conducts entrance exams for admission in its 16 campuses that offer various programs in design. Qualifying the entrance opens up multiple career options to design aspirants. 

Here is the list of all the UG and PG NIFT Courses that you can choose the best for yourself. 

NIFT Undergraduate courses 

There are diversified bachelor courses offered at various campuses of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, such as NIFT Delhi, NIFT Hyderabad, etc.  

B.Des (Fashion Design) 

Students interested in designing dresses and creating something unique can go for the Bachelor in Design (Fashion) course. This NIFT degree course provides students various internship opportunities with Industry people and indigenous artists. After completing the course, one can be:

  • Design Director
  • Fashion Director
  • Style advisor
  • Fashion buyer
  • Design manager
  • Fashion curator
  • Design Consultant
  • Fashion blogger
  • Couturier
  • Fashion critic
  • Fashion Illustrator

B.Des (Leather Design)

One who wants to explore themselves in designing footwear, accessories, and working with leather can go for the Bachelor in Leather Designing. It is a unique UG course offered by NIFT. The course trains the student to revolutionize the footwear and accessories fashion industry. After completing the course, you can be: 

  • Merchandisers
  • Range Developers
  • Production Managers
  • Entrepreneurs

B.Des (Accessory Design)

The accessory Designing course lets the student explore the design concepts of accessories, including watches, jewellery, furniture, bags, interior, smart wearables, etc. After completing this NIFT design course, students can start their business or acquire jobs in big companies like Titan, Myntra, and Samsung.

B.Des (Textile Design)

Textiles are the key to the fashion industry. The Bachelor in Textile design lets students explore and experience raw materials. A graduate in textile design can be: 

  • Colour and style specialist
  • Colour and trend forecaster
  • Colour and Design Consultant
  • Textile and Surface Developer
  • Print and pattern designer
  • Textile Illustrator
  • Strategic Intervener
  • Innovative Design consultant
  • Manager Trend & Forecast

B.Des (Knitwear Design) 

This special section of design focuses on the comforts of people’s costumes. It explores the field of lingerie, sportswear, etc. After the successful completion of this undergraduate NIFT course, the student can pursue their career as:

  • Apparel Designer
  • Knitted fabric designer
  • Product Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Merchandiser
  • Stylists
  • Visual merchandisers
  • Retail space designers
  • Fashion Forecasters
  • Retail planners
  • Independent consultants /Researchers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Quality controllers for fabric
  • Quality controllers for apparel
  • Costume Designer for Entertainment Industry

B.Des (Fashion Communication)

The Design course produces the mastermind to build a brand in a competitive environment. It is an exciting field to experience with different ways of communication such as blogging, photography, graphics, etc. After finishing the course, students can become: 

  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Graphic Designer
  • Stylist
  • Set and Art Director
  • Journalist and Photojournalist
  • Brand Manager
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Font Designer
  • Event Manager
  • Copywriter and Visualiser
  • UI/UX Designer

B.FTech (Apparel Production)

It is one of the best NIFT courses that can be opted after the 12th class. The undergraduate course aims to make the students qualified enough to work in the manufacturing sector and solve real-world problems. To Graduate Students in Fashion Technology, offered positions are: 

  • Sampling room coordinator
  • Fit analysts
  • Product development manager
  • Shop floor manager
  • Production planner
  • Production controller
  • Merchandiser
  • CSR professional
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Retail planner
  • Quality controller
  • Entrepreneur
  • Consultant
  • Quality Assurance professional
  • Industrial Engineer and manager

NIFT Post Graduate Courses 

Three types of PG courses are offered to the NIFT aspirants that you can pursue after your graduation. Read on to learn about these NIFT courses in detail:

Master in Design 

After pursuing graduation in any field from a recognized university, you can pursue the NIFT Post Graduate course if you have a creative mind that wants to explore the field of design. Master in design opens up various job opportunities to the design students, including: 

  • Visual Designer
  • Design Evangelist
  • Insight officer
  • Design Thinker
  • CSR executive
  • Trend analyst
  • Social & Cultural executive
  • Sustainable Development Officer
  • Culture anthropologist
  • User Experience Researcher

Master of Fashion Management 

Master of Fashion Management aims to develop leadership and managerial skills in students who can work efficiently in fashion marketing, merchandising, and retailing. After pursuing this post-graduate design course, you can lead your career towards managers’ posts. Besides, you will also be able to explore yourself in a new media manager like the Luxury Manager, Social Media Manager for a Fashion Brand, etc. 

Master of Fashion Technology

If you have completed your graduation in the technical field, you can pursue a master of fashion technology. This course aims to develop a proficient mind that can work in the manufacturing sector related to fashion. After the masters in this design field, students can work in various positions like:   

  • Sampling room coordinator
  • Fit analysts
  • Product development manager
  • Shop floor manage
  • Production planner
  • Production controller
  • Merchandise
  • CSR professional
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Retail planner
  • Quality controller
  • Entrepreneur
  • Consultant
  • Quality Assurance professional
  • Industrial Engineer and manager

What is the NIFT Course Duration?  

All the UG courses offered at NIFT are 4-years, while PG courses are 2- years programs. Apart, NIFT also offers short duration programmes like 1-year NIFT courses in Clothing Production Technology (CPT), Creative Thinking and Design Development (CTDD), Creative Textile Design (CTD), Design Development for Indian Ethnic Wear, Design in Boutique Apparel & Accessory (DBAA) etc. and 6-months courses in Apparel Costing and Fashion Merchandising Management (ACFMM), Apparel Design and Development (ADD), Apparel Merchandising and Manufacturing Technology (AMMT) CAD for Footwear (CAD- FW ) etc.  

Which course is best in NIFT?

All undergraduate and short term courses offered by NIFT are good. Many alumni of the different courses are working in reputed positions. What will work best for you directly depends on your interest and goals. Each course has its importance. 

Are NIFT Courses Offered Online?

NIFT offers 6-months online PG bridge courses in MF. Tech, MFM, MDes, and 1-year online UG bridge course in BF.Tech to its Alumni.

What is the fee structure of NIFT Courses?

NIFT fee structure includes tuition fee (per semester), library fee (per year), exam fee (per year), medication and student development fee (per year), alumni association membership fee (one time), registration fee (one time), and refundable security deposit (one time).