Tell me about NIFT entrance test. Where can I get a job after NIFT? Which are the other good colleges in Fashion Design apart from NIFT?
The NIFT entrance test is conducted once a year only in the second week of January. The written test consists of General ability test, Creative ability test, and situation test. These tests have weightage of 30%, 30%, and 20% respectively in the overall selection procedure. Interview has 20% weightage. The General ability test comprises test of Quantitative ability, Communication ability, English comprehension, Analytical ability, Environment awareness, and logical ability. The Creative ability test includes fashion sketching, thematic color arrangement involving drawing/illustration. The Creative ability test is to evaluate the sense of colour, pattern, eye for details, and originality of the candidate. It also evaluates the candidate’s innovative and creative thinking.
After the program, you will get opportunities in design, product development, styling/ colouring, and marketing functions of textile companies and export houses. You will also get opportunities in textile buying agencies, design studios and handloom co-operatives. You can also get into teaching. Opportunities in foreign countries are almost non-existing unless you have a long experience in the industry.
Other good institutes are National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad 380007; Kala Bhavan, Vishwa Bharati University, Shantiniketan 731235; Apeejay Institute of Design, 54, Institutional Area, Tughlakabad, New Delhi 110 062; SASMIRA, Sasmira Marg, Worli, Mumbai 400025.