NIFT Entrance Exam : NIFT Reservation of Seats 2015

NIFT Reservation of Seats 2015

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NIFT 2015 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 / NRI15% ( 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 2015 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 2015 OBC ( Non – Creamy ) Candidates Seats

Candidates applying under this quota would have to satisfy the caste and creamy layer requirement details.

NIFT 2015 Differently Abled PHP Candidates Seats

Medical Certificate issuing Authority for Physically Handicapped Candidates ( PHP )

At the time of submission of application, Physically Handicapped candidates will be required to necessarily attach the copy of Disability Certificate issued in Form II, Form III or Form IV as applicable to a person with disability as defined in sub – clause (t) of section 2 by a medical authority 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 candidate. 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 counseling 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 otherwise for undertaking the particular program / course he has applied. 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 to perform for a particular program.

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

Program Criteria / MethodSuitability / Capability
Design Drawing / Sketching / making models / colour sense / operating machines / computer keyboard manually / mobilityVisual ClarityMinor Speech DisabilityMinor Hearing DisabilitNo major locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neckSound Mental Health
Technology Operating Computer keyboard / operation of machines manually / mobilityMinor Visual DisabilitMinor Speech DisabilityMinor Hearing DisabilityNo major locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neckSound Mental Health
Fashion ManagementOperating computer keyboard manually / mobilityMinor Visual DisabilityMinor Speech DisabilityMinor Hearing DisabilityNo major locomotor disability in hand, legs, face & neckSound Mental Health

Note :

1. The required certificate (s) for reserved categories / classes will be essential at the time of the counselling / admission and no provisional admission shall be granted for want of caste / category certificate from the local competent authority. Further, the caste / category certificate has to be in the name of candidate himself / herself and not in favour of respective parents / guardians.

2. 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.

Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI

Fifteen percent (15%) of total seats ( 5 seats ) on supernumerary basis in each discipline in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar and Raebareli are reserved for admission of Foreign Nationals whether residing in India or abroad, applicants from SAARC countries and Non Resident Indian ( Non Resident Indian is a citizen of India who holds and Indian passport and has 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 / SAARC / NRI candidates will be based on the following examinations :

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

Centre / 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 examination prior to 30th April, 2015. The highest score among the test will be taken into consideration for allotment of seat at Centre.

Procedure for Applying Under Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI Category :

Those seeking admission under this category have to apply online at website www.nift.ac.in https://applyadmission.net/niftnri2015 The last date for applying under this category is 30th April, 2015. Candidates applying for Bachelor Programs of NIFT should arrange to send SAT – I scores directly from College Board, USA, to NIFT. SAT – I scores have to be submitted through College Board to NIFT. The Designated Institution ( DI ) Code is 7258.

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

Internet downloaded score cards are not acceptable. Candidates at the time of registration for SAT-I should indicate DI code : 7258 for sending their scores to NIFT New Delhi.

Candidates applying for Master Programs ( i.e. Master of Fashion Management ( MFM ), Master of Design ( M.Des. ) and Master of Fashion Technology ( M.F.Tech. ) should arrange to send GMAT test scores directly to NIFT. Test ( GMAT ) score of which should not have been declared before 1st January, 2012 and should be received by the Institute latest by 30th April, 2015.

The applicants must designate NIFT Programs as choice in the GMAT. 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 www.aiuweb.org 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 2015 Fee Payment

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

The candidates selected under this quota will be required to pay Rupee 5,79,900/- as Fee at the time of admission for the first academic year consisting of two semesters and would need to obtain a valid residential permit or student visa for the prescribed duration of the program.

NIFT 2015 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 websites or contact concerned authorities of the respective NIFT campuses for detailed information regarding hostel accommodation and related expenses.

NIFT 2015 State Domicile Preferential Seats

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

S.No.NIFT CampusState
1.PatnaBihar
2.KangraHimachal Pradesh
3.KannurKerala
4.BhopalMadhya Pradesh
5.SHillongMeghalaya
6.Bhubaneshwar OOdhisha
7.JodhpurRajasthan

for admission at the NIFT Campuses at Patna, Kangra, Bhopal, Kannur, Shillong, Jodhpur and Bhubaneswar.

The domicile of the student will be the State in which he / she has completed his /her class 12 examination / graduation. A certificate from the school / college may be obtained.

Candidates who are domicile of the State where the NIFT Campuses exist will be allowed to opt for this preference in the online application form. However, they 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, i.e. 49% reservation shall be applicable to 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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  • 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
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  • 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