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  • NIFT Entrance Examination 2024 seat allotment for round 3 has been released on July 9, 2024.
  • NIFT Entrance Examination 2024 seat allotment for round 4 will be released on July 17, 2024.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is the pioneering institute of fashion education in the country under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. NIFT Kannur was set up in the year 2008, at a temporary campus and later shifted to its current permanent campus in 2012. The UG programmes offered at NIFT Kannur are B.Des and BFT in various specialisations while PG programmes at NIFT Kannur include MFM and M.Des

The serene 9.63-acre NIFT Kannur campus is located away from the busy towns but active within. Since the initial infrastructure support was given by the state government of Kerala, NIFT Kannur permits a reservation of 20% supernumerary seats for students of the state domicile. 

NIFT Kannur earned itself a rank 13 out of 51 fashion design colleges in India in 2023 by India Today. NIFT Kannur admits students in accordance with its own national-level entrance exam. The well-equipped NIFT Kannur campus provides the students with a multitude of facilities that ensure a holistic development. NIFT Kannur has had many successful international collaborations and allows students to study abroad’ options through exchange programmes. The placement cell does an excellent job of getting students placed in the industry with stellar packages. Apart from its curricular offerings, NIFT Kannur engages students with projects aimed at skill development.

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NIFT Kannur Location

NIFT Kannur is located at Dharamshala, Mangattuparamba, Kannur, Kerala. The nearest railway station to NIFT Kannur is Valapattanam Railway Station which is only 10 km away from NIFT Kannur while the Kannur Railway Station is 15.9 km away from the NIFT Kannur campus. The nearest airport to NIFT Kannur is the Kannur International Airport which is 33 km away from NIFT Kannur campus. By Road NIFT Kannur is well linked by a wide network of roads and the nearest bus stop is the Dharamshala Bus Stop.

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NIFT Kannur Highlights

ExamNIFT Entrance Exam
Courses2 Degrees and 7 Courses
Faculty Count24
Campus Size10 acres
Gender PercentageMale 22% and Female 78%
Percentage Of Students from Outside the States 53%

NIFT Kannur Placements

The NIFT Kannur placement team is very dedicated to the institute and has managed to bring in many jobs for all the departments. More than 500+ companies have marked a presence on the campus for the purpose of NIFT Kannur placement. Upon completion of NIFT Kannur placements, the NIFT Kannur continues to facilitate job opportunities to its graduates through campus drive where companies that could not participate in campus placements raise requirements through the Industry & Alumni Affairs (I&AA) unit.NIFT Kannur Placement ProcessThe National Ins...
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Courses offered by NIFT Kannur

NIFT Kannur courses offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. NIFT Kannur UG courses include B.Des with specialisations in Textile Design, Knitwear Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Communication and BFT in Apparel Production of 4-year duration. NIFT Kannur courses also provides two postgraduate programmes namely- M.F.M (Fashion Studies) and M.Des (Design Space) of 2-year duration. NIFT Kannur courses eligibility criteria must be met before applying for a desired course. All eligible candidates have to appear for the entrance exami...

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NIFT Kannur Scholarship

To maximise the potential of its students, the institute's Means-cum-Merit Financial Assistance scheme allows students from humble backgrounds to avail of subsidised tuition fees. There are two scholarships provided by the institute- ‘SARTHAK NIFT Financial Assistance Scheme’ and ‘UDAAN- NIFT Scholarship Scheme for Foreign Studies’. SARTHAK enables financial assistance to meritorious, needy and deserving students, belonging to the economically weaker sections of society. UDAAN provides financial assistance to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections, to enable them to avail the scope of foreign studies as available in NIFT with collaborating partner institutions.

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Eligibility criteria for application

The students who fulfil the following criteria may apply for the financial assistance under the SARTHAK scheme-

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of the regular programme of NIFT
  • The students must fall within the parental income slab mentioned in the notification
  • All the eligible first-year students may apply irrespective of their ranks and marks in the entrance exam
  • A postgraduate student's eligibility will only be on the satisfaction of the Screening Committee if she/he is not able to provide collateral for availing the bank loan and his / her parental income falls within the prescribe income slabs
  • For the continuation of financial assistance to the students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of undergraduate level and 2nd year of postgraduate level, minimum average 6.00 SGPA in the last two consecutive semesters will be a necessary condition. The students will be required to submit their application for continuation of financial assistance in the next year along with all the documents in the beginning of the semester
  • The students getting any other financial assistance/reimbursement towards expenditure on education from any other source viz Central / State Government / PSU / Trusts / private persons etc shall not be eligible to apply for the financial assistance under this scheme. 

The students who fulfil the following criteria may apply for financial assistance under the UDAAN scheme-

  • Undergraduate students from semester 4 to semester 7 and postgraduate students reading in semester 2 and semester 3 would be eligible.
  • Minimum academic performance required to be eligible for this scheme will be as per the norms specified by the I& DL for the respective Universities, in the last two consecutive semesters. 
  • The student should not have failed in any semester in the previous years of study in NIFT and must have cleared all the subjects of the previous semesters
  • A processing fee of Rs. 2000/- will have to be submitted by the student along with the application forms. In case the student is granted the UDAAN Scholarship, the NIFT tuition fee will have to be borne by the student himself/herself. 
  • A penalty shall be imposed on students who have applied for the exchange but withdraw their names after selection thereby wasting an exchange opportunity
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Students Receiving Full Tuition Fee Reimbursement

UG (4 years): 252/677
PG (2 years): 19/142

Data Source: NIRF 2022

NIFT Kannur Admission

NIFT Kannur admissions are offered to 7 UG and PG courses in the field of Design, Fashion Technology and Fashion Management. NIFT Kannur admissions are offered to B.Des and M.Des programmes in various specialisations. Candidates seeking NIFT Kannur admissions have to take an entrance exam consisting of a Creative Ability Test (CAT) and a General Ability Test (GAT). If the candidate gets shortlisted on the basis of the written test, then they have to appear for a situation test and a personal interview conducted by NIFT Kannur.How to apply for N...
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NIFT Kannur Facilities

The academic block has 8 floors accommodating spacious classrooms, modern computer labs, pattern-making labs, garment construction labs, and photography studio. Hands-on experience in weaving, textile processing, printing and material labs in the workshop block.Physical and online stock of knowledge is available in the resource center. The college library facility has books related to fashion studies and related disciplines. Other resources of the library include periodicals, national and international journals, e-books, online databases, CDs, ...
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Student Reviews for NIFT Kannur

College Infrastructure: 4/5
Academics: 5/5
Placements: 4.5/5
Campus Life: 4.5/5

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NIFT Kannur Contact Address

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Dharmasala, Mangattuparamba, Kannur, Pincode 670562, Kerala, India

NIFT Kannur Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Who are the recruiters of NIFT Kannur?

Titan, JCPenney, Benetton, Tommy Hilfiger, Proline to name a few are the recruiters of NIFT Kannur.

2: Does NIFT Kannur provide hostel facilities?

Yes, the college provides hostel facilities for girls students.

3: Does NIFT Kannur have clubs, committees and societies?

Yes, the college has clubs and societies like Social and Environmental Club, sports club, literary club, film and photography club, etc.

4: Which is the nearest railway station to NIFT Kannur?

The nearest railway station is Pappinisseri Railway Station and is 7.5 km away from the college.

5: How many courses are offered by NIFT Kannur?

Total 7 courses are offered by the college.

6: Is NIFT Kannur certified?

Yes, NIFT Kannur is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

7: Which is the nearest airport to NIFT Kannur?

Kannur International Airport is the nearest airport. It is located at a distance of 34.6 km.

8: Does NIFT Kannur provide scholarships?

Yes, NIFT Kannur provides scholarships to meritorious and financially constrained students.

9: Is NIFT Kannur a government institute?

Yes, the college is a government-owned institute.

10: Is NIFT Kannur recognised?

Yes, the college is recognised as a statutory institute under the NIFT act 2006.


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