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I have completed my 12 in AP in commerce. But I am interested in textile design and development as my father has a cotton factory. Please email me the courses regarding textile, its best colleges, and its eligibility.

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created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017
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created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017

Textile design and development courses are offered at National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). The courses are at post graduate level and you will need a graduation in any subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate. Duration of the courses is 2 years.

Textile design and development courses are offered at the following NIFTs:

NIFT, New Delhi

NIFT campus, Hauz Khas,

Near Gulmohar Park, New Delhi-110016

NIFT, Mumbai

Tata Mills Compound, Dada Saheb Phalke Marg, Dadar(E), Mumbai - 400014

NIFT, Chennai

Co-optex building, 350 Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai -600008

NIFT, Kolkata

Plot No.3B, Block LA, Sector -III, Salt Lake City, Calcutta - 700091

Textile Design courses

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 candidates 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

Between MCA and Textile design, your course selection should depend on your aptitudes, interests, personality and preferences. You should find out which career suits you most. If you are suitable, both MCA and Textile design course will bring you lots of success.