National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a fashion institute in India. It was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and is an institution of design, management & technology for the international fashion business.
NIFT was granted statutory status in 2006, empowering it to award degrees and other academic distinctions.
With its head office in New Delhi, NIFT has centers at Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong, and Srinagar.
NIFT offers 4-year undergraduate, as well as 2-year post-graduate, programmes in the areas of design, management, and technology. In order to secure admission in Bachelor of Design (B. Des) as well as Master of Design (M.Des) programmes offered at NIFT, students need to take two written admission tests called the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and the General Ability Test (GAT).
For other courses such as Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech), Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech) and Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M), aspirants need to take only the GAT.