National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has invited applications from aspirants, who are eligible and interested in getting direct admission to the third semester of undergraduate programmes across its 16 campuses. NIFT Lateral Entry Admission (NLEA) 2018 will provide an opportunity for admissions to the candidates, who have completed their diploma/degree in relevant/related fields of Fashion Design & Technology.
Those, who have acquired diploma/degree, will have to appear for an All India Entrance Exam on May 27 to get lateral admission in the third semester. The admissions will be strictly on merit which will be prepared based on the performance of candidates in written test, studio test/technology aptitude test, and a personal interview.
NLEA 2018 Important Dates
NLEA 2018 online registration
May 8 (1300 hours) to May 24 (1300 hours), 2018
Availability of NLEA admit card 2018
Immediately after completing the application form*
Written examination and interview at NIFT campus
Scrutiny of forms- Verification of documents/eligibility
May 27, 2018
NLEA Eligibility Criteria 2018
For Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Admissions
Passed Secondary School Examination/10th
Passed Senior Secondary Examination/12th recognized by AIU
Passed 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE/AIU/UGC or a State Board of Technical Education
Having attended courses related to Fashion/Apparel/Textile and Accessories/Home Science/Handloom Technology/Products/Visual Communication/Graphic Design/Industrial Design/Interior Design/Multimedia Design/Apparel Technology/Leather
Students, who have completed 2 year regular UG Diploma Programme at NIFT after passing Senior Secondary Examination/12th standard
For Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) (B.FTech.) Admissions
Passed 3 or 4-years textile technology/textile engineering/textile chemistry diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education
Passed Senior Secondary Examination/12th Standard as recognized by AIU with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Passed Senior Secondary Examination/12th recognized by AIU recognized by AIU with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Having successfully completed diploma (including NIFT) of minimum 2 year duration related to Fashion/Apparel/Textile/Home Science/Handloom Technology
NLEA Application Procedure 2018
Application form of NLEA 2018 can be filled in online mode only.
Application fee- Rs.1500 for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) and Rs.750 for SC/ST/PwD candidates
Payment mode- Credit Card/Debit Card (Master/Visa)
Applicants can take out printout of NLEA admit card 2018 immediately after completing the application process.
NLEA Exam Pattern 2018
The entrance test will be paper based, and will be held as per following schedule and weightage:
B.Des. (Bachelor of Design)
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
NIFT campus selected by the candidate
11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
02:00 PM onwards
Verification of documents/eligibility
02:30 PM onwards
B.F.Tech. (Bachelor of Fashion Technology)
Admissions will be given on merit basis across 16 campuses of NIFT located in Chennai, New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kangra, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kannur, Raebareli, Shillong, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Patna and Srinagar.
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