National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad, Hyderabad : Courses, Fees, Placements, Ranking, Admission 2022


Established in 1999, NIFT Hyderabad offers UG, PG and continuing education (CE) programmes in design stream to students.

Facilities offered at NIFT Hyderabad include wifi campus, 350 seater auditorium, well-equipped labs and design studios, stationery store, mini-gym, clay tennis court, basketball court, throw ball court, two cricket practice pitches, recreation room, indoor sports facility, canteen and mess, Nescafe cafeteria and spacious resource centre.

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NIFT Hyderabad campus offers hostel facility to its students. NIFT Hyderabad’s hostel has 238 rooms which can accommodate 476 students. Apart from this, the design school has eight guest rooms.

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NIFT Hyderabad Highlights


Year of establishment


Campus size

8 acres

College rankings

  • Ranked 5th by India Today 2019
  • Ranked 5th by The Week 2019
  • Ranked 7th by Outlook 2019

Modes of education

Full-time and part-time

Number of courses offered

13 courses in Design stream

Total no. of seats

434 seats

Official website

Gender intake


Application mode

Online & offline

NIFT Hyderabad Courses

CourseEligibility CriteriaFee (in Rs)


Class 12 pass from a recognised board.

11 lakhs


Class 12 pass from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects.

11 lakhs


Graduate from a recognised institute/ university.

5 lakhs

One year continuing education (CE) programmes

Class 12 pass

88,500 to 94,400

Below six months CE programmes

Class 12 pass


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NIFT Hyderabad Admission Process

  • Admission Cycle: NIFT Hyderabad’s admission details are released in the month of October for degree courses and entrance exam for admissions in degree courses is conducted in January followed by the next stage of admissions in April/ May. On the other hand, application forms for CE programmes are released in June followed by the interview round for admissions that is held in August/ September, every year.
  • Mode of Application: NIFT Hyderabad application process is conducted online for all courses. However, the application form can be submitted offline for CE programmes.
  • Selection Process/Criteria: Admission process for NIFT Hyderabad admissions varies from course to other. In the table below aspirants can go through NIFT Hyderabad admission process for all courses and their duration.
CourseAdmission CriteriaDuration of Course


NIFT Entrance Exam score/ rank

4 years


NIFT Entrance Exam score/ rank

4 years


NIFT Entrance Exam score/ rank

2 years

One year continuing education (CE) programmes


1 year

Below six months CE pogrammes


Less than 6 months

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NIFT Hyderabad Cutoffs

Admission in degree programmes offered at NIFT Hyderabad is on the basis of NIFT exam cutoffs. The cutoffs for NIFT Hyderabad are released course-wise as well as category-wise. Below aspirants can go through NIFT Hyderabad cutoffs for the past two years.

CourseNIFT Hyderabad Cutoff 2019NIFT Hyderabad Cutoff 2018

BDes Fashion Design



BDes Accessory Design



BDes Textile Design



BDes Fashion Communication






Note: NIFT Hyderabad cutoffs mentioned above are for General category students only.

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NIFT Hyderabad Placements

The placements for all NIFT campuses and courses are conducted in a centralised manner. As part of NIFT Hyderabad placements, candidates can opt for on-campus placements or Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs). Candidates are informed that PPOs are usually made by companies where students undergo internships/ trainings/ projects as part of their NIFT course curriculum.

There has been a sharp fall in NIFT Hyderabad placements. In 2018, 86% students received placement offers as part of NIFT Hyderabad campus placement drive, however, in 2019, the college witnessed just 45% placements as per NIFT Hyderabad reviews.

NIFT Hyderabad Placements 2019: Top Recruiters

Every year, NIFT Hyderabad campus placements welcome many recruiters. Some of the companies that visited for NIFT Hyderabad for campus placements last year are mentioned below.

Ampm Fashions Pvt. Ltd


Artex Apparels


Gaurav Gupta

Future Group

Emerald Jewel Industry India Ltd

Monte Carlo

Bata India Limited

Cactus Menswear Fashion Pvt. Ltd

Eskay Home Collections Pvt. Ltd.

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NIFT Hyderabad Scholarships

Students from economically weaker sections of the society and meritorious students are offered scholarships at NIFT Hyderabad. Some scholarship schemes offered at NIFT Hyderabad are mentioned in the table below:

Name of ScholarshipNIFT Hyderabad Scholarship Details

NIFT Sarthak

Waiver of 25% to 100% of tuition fees.

Means-Cum-Merit Financial Assistance

Waiver of tuition fee for meritorious students.

Udaan- NIFT Scholarship Scheme for Foreign Studies

Allowance/ financial assistance offered to students seeking admission in design courses abroad.

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List of NIFTs in India

Fee Structure for UG and PG Design Courses in NIFTs


Frequently Asked Questions

NIFT Hyderabad admissions in all degree courses (BDes/ BFTech/ MDes/ MFM/ MFTech) is offered on the basis of a student’s performance in NIFT Entrance Exam. On the other hand, for continuing education (CE) programmes offered at NIFT Hyderabad, admission is offered on the basis of an interview round.

The seats available for CE courses of one year duration at NIFT Hyderabad are mentioned below: Fashion Clothing Technology (FCT): 30 seats Contemporary Ethnic Wear (CEW): 30 seats

The seats available for CE courses which are less than six months in duration at NIFT Hyderabad are mentioned below: Apparel Retailing and Visual Merchandising (ARVM): 30 seats Crafting Contemporary Evening Wear for Women (CCEWW): 25 seats Digital Design for Textile (DDT): 30 seats Fashion Branding & Supply Chain (FBSC): 30 seats

The seats available for Indian students in different BDes specialisations offered at NIFT Hyderabad are mentioned below: Course Intake (2020) Current Strength BDes Fashion Design 37 141 BDes Accessory Design 37 122 BDes Textile Design 37 127 BDes Knitwear Design 37 121 BDes Fashion Communication 37 132 Total 185 643

The seats available for BFTech course offered at NIFT Hyderabad are mentioned below: BFTech admission intake 2020: 37 BFTech Current strength: 112

The seats available for MFM course offered at NIFT Hyderabad are mentioned below: MFM admission intake 2020: 37 MFM Current strength: 68

NIFT Hyderabad started offering BDes course from 1995 onwards. Go through the list of BDes specialisations and the year when they were first taught at NIFT Hyderabad below: BDes Fashion Design: 1995 BDes Accessory Design: 2001 BDes Textile Design: 2000 BDes Knitwear Design: 2009 BDes Fashion Communication: 2009

NIFT Hyderabad started offering BFTech course from the year 1995 onwards.

NIFT Hyderabad started offering MFM course from the year 2000 onwards.

NIFT Hyderabad is located opposite Hi-tech City, Cyberabad Post, Madhapur, Hyderabad.