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Frequently Asked Questions 

  1. Where is NIFT Chennai campus? What are the landmarks to NIFT Chennai Campus.?


NIFT Campus

Rajiv Gandhi Salai, (Old Mahabalipuram Road)

Taramani – Post

Chennai – 600 113

            NIFT Chennai s located on the IT corridor closer to Tidal Park the renowned first IT Park of Chennai and immediately next to STPI building.


  1. How do you  reach NIFT Chennai campus ? From railway station/Airport .

Nearest Airport:                      Chennai Airport

Nearest Railway Stations:   Cennai Central  Railway Station     

   Main Highways:                       NH4, NH7, NH17

 Taramani is situated 22 km from the Central Railway Station and 20 KM from the Airport.

From central railway station, one can use the State Transport Corporation buses(bus no. 5C) and the local rail (MRTS facility) which connects from Park Station to Tiruvanmiyur station. It is a walk able distance from Tiruvanmiyur Station to NIFT.


  1. What are courses offered at NIFT Chennai?.

See the webpages on Academics link tab on nift.ac.in/Chennai website.


  1. Are NIFT’s courses recognized and equivalent to B.E/BTech courses?. Are the passing out students eligible for higher studies in India and abroad?.

The B.F.Tech  courses offered by NIFT is of four years duration and MFM course is of two years  and are at par with other B.E /B Tech /M Tech courses. The degree offered is highly recognizable and one can also pursue further higher studies in India and abroad after graduating from NIFT. 

  1. Is NIFT Chennai accredited?.

NIFT is statutory body under the NIFT Act 2006.NIFT is empowered to award degrees and other academic distinctions.


  1. How are the hostel facilities offered for boys and girls? How far is it from the campus?

Hostel is available for girl_students only.  Room is on sharing basis with attached mess. Cot, Table, Chair, Almirah will be provided by NIFT. Security guard is available for 24 hours.  

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Hostel fees

Rs.21,000/- per annum


Rs.  5,500/- per annum

Service Charges

Rs.  3,000/- per annum

Mess Charges

Rs.17,000/- to 19,000/- approx

(on actual basis) for 10 months

Security Deposit -Non- refundable

Rs.  1,500/-  one time

Security Deposit - refundable

Rs.  2,500/-  one time




            Hostel fees shall be paid in full.  The payment of Fees to be deposited in the form of Demand Draft in favour of NIFT, Chennai, payable at Chennai

For Boy Students

            NIFT, Chennai will facilitate to find hostel facilities for boy students.&nxs&; PnG. nccommodation are available nearby the Institute and the details of which will be provided at the time of orientation programme and can be obtained from the academics section.  


  1. How is the climate of Chennai ?.


Summers 22°-37°C. Winters 19°-32°C.

Best time to visit:

September to April


  1. Will the North Indian students have problems with the local language. Do Chennai people converse in Hindi or English?.Is North Indian food available in campus?


With the large number of emerging IT companies cropping up in Chennai ,there has been a  large influx of North Indians working here  in Chennai , with special mention to IT Park near NIFT Campus ,due to which there is an exorbitant increase of North Indian Restaurants /Dhaba in Chennai .

Moreover most of the Chennai localities do understand Hindi or English and can well converse with any north Indian having problem in speaking Tamil.

Further even within NIFT Chennai, the campus canteen provides both north Indian  and south Indian  food around the day.


 10. I am currently doing my 12th exam. Am I eligible to sit for the NIFT entrance exam this year?

Yes! You can send in your filled in application form ( which will be available by November to December ) and sit for the entrance exam in March.

  Eligibility is 12th pass only.

   Design group – any group in plus two.

   Technology – Physics, chemistry with maths in plus two.


11. What is the reservation policy at NIFT Chennai?.

    Same as followed at the Centre.

12.Who can apply for B.Tech courses and M.F.M  courses offered by Chennai.

            Bachelor Programmes ( 4 years )


   Design group – any group in plus two.

                  Technology – Physics, chemistry with maths in plus two.


Master Programmes( 2 years ) (M.F.M):         Graduation from any recognized University or diploma in   Accessory/Fashion Design/FIT from NIFT only


13. What is the complete procedure to admission?. What are dates of admission?.

Application available and called for  from Nov./ Dec. every year

            Entrance Exam – February

            Entrance Exam Result – March

            Situation Test – for Design Students – May

            GD &Interview – PG. – May

            Result – May / June

            Counseling – June

     &nbs/;bnbsm;&nlsp;    Course Commence from – July





      14.What is the course fee and fee structure?.

 Fee structure from Web site – www.nift.ac.in


15. Is scholarship/subsidy offered? Can the students avail bank loans?.

Subsidy is  available – Details available on website. Students can avail Bank loan


16. How good is the infrastructure in NIFT Chennai.   

·  The institute has comprehensive infrastructure for a complete learning experience.

·  Each specialized stream (department) is provided with appropriate workshop resources, state-of-the-art laboratory equipped with latest machinery with aided resources and amicable ambience to foster and facilitate to garner real time hands_on_experience through practical work.

·  The resource centre has both the library wing and material wing and has an integrated collection of more that 2000 books, prints, visual and creative material resources for the study of international and contemporary Indian fashion.

·   Each Department has an attached Computer Lab consisting of sufficient P IV branded machines with most high-end application, multimedia and programming  software's compatibility and LCD projectors.

·  The computer labs are enabled and empowered with WiFi connectivity


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