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House hunting around NIFT

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If you are looking for flatmates/accommodation around NIFT (any centre), say so as a comment. Remember to give your contact info, email address will do. If you want to respond to a notice, please check the date of the notice and respond directly. I am mainly talking about NIFT students but designers, other college students can post too.


NIFT has only 1 hostel - a girl’s hostel. I do not advise you to stay there as it is very very far from college; it’s in Vasant Kunj and NIFT is in Hauz Khas. There is no direct public bus that goes to the hostel. I found no ventilation in the hostel when i checked it out. I suggest that at the time of counseling you make a group of around 4 girls/boys and look for accommodation together.

Places NIFT students stay-

Hauz Khas and Gautam Nagar PGs, apartments.

Niti Bagh and Green Park are other options.

Most of the students live in Gautam Nagar. Every other house has a NIFTian living in it. However it is not the cleanest of places. It is the cheapest and roomiest. Other places have 3 girls living in one room paying Rs 4000 each. Look hard and find yourself a good deal.

To look for a place,

  • Respond to notices about PGs etc on college gate and around at the time of counselling.
  • Contact seniors. You’ll find them on orkut. Look for places left by fourth year students. you’ll have to ask a lot of seniors though and might just be lucky to find someone looking for a flatmate.
  • Walk around in Gautam Nagar and Hauz Khas responding to the To Let notices.
  • Contact Gautam Nagar broker - Rakesh 98 917 875 46

Other centres:

Do comment and post details about NIFT hostels and accommodation for NIFT students over India if you have any information.

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  1. # ashima Says:
    June 5th, 2007 at 4:46 am

    very helpful malvika
    next time i hunt for a house i am going to take you along whether you like it or not……………
    waise there is a new address for girl’s pg in gulmohar park………..its
    b21 gulmohar park
    just get inside the main entrance from the nift road
    # malvikajain Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 4:25 am

    a very good idea is to check out for green park, green park extn., hauz khas, hauz khas enclave in your budget range
    # Marilyn Says:
    June 25th, 2007 at 6:33 am

    hi.. just wanted to know what really happens during counselling at NIFT…will a rank in 400’s get me a fashion seat??thanks..
    # sandhya Says:
    February 21st, 2008 at 9:55 am


    do you know asha arora’s pg in green park?How does one reach the place?
    # MADELIA Says:
    March 9th, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Interesting. Thank you.
    # vamsi Says:
    May 25th, 2008 at 4:21 am

    i have got 532 rank in nift final results – 2008. in howmany centres can i get fashion design course. Or which course can i get for that rank.
    # malvikajain Says:
    May 26th, 2008 at 1:00 am

    # purushu Says:
    May 27th, 2008 at 12:43 am

    thanx a lot malvika…nope i reside in Chennai…Nw dats d problem 4 me…i wanna take up delhi..

    but…accommodation wud b a problem as der r no hostels 4 guyz…
    # malvika Says:
    May 27th, 2008 at 12:45 am

    accommodation shouldn’t stand in ur way..cmon! all the guys live somewhere.. thats not a problem. in fact, even the girls should not stay at the hostel coz its so far.

    You should come to Delhi and stay at a relative’s/hotel for a week near the college and look for accommodation. the best idea is to team up with a few guys at the time of counseling and look together.

    Look in the following neighbourhoods:
    hauz khas
    gautam nagar (cheapest..all Niftians live here..but not so clean)
    green park
    shahpur jaat

    rooms come from 5000 to 8000 and if u share u can even be paying upto just 2500 rs a month

    i can give u two broker’s no.
    vinay (broker) in gautam nagar: 9899087179, 9311087179
    Rakesh (broker) in Gautam Nagar: 98 917 875 46
    rawat (shahpur jat and around): 9968249785

    # PURUSHU Says:
    May 27th, 2008 at 7:35 am

    well…k….dat information was so useful…nw wat abt d food???

    i cannot even cook anything!!!!!!!!

    am a poor cook who’s fit 2 jus spoil d broth!

    hw did u ppl manage to get food??

    hotels everytime eh?
    # malvikajain Says:
    May 27th, 2008 at 7:38 am

    at some PGs they give food. Some students eat out everyday as well. the college serves dinner – home made style thali at 8 p.m in the canteen daily. This area in Delhi has a solid dabba system for dinner – 4 rotis, vegetable, rice and dal. Purushu..u r going to miss ur idlis! lol. South cafe – dirty useful eating place in gautam nagar amd Maggi at Subhash (sutta point in front of college) are lifelines.

    The college canteen is very good for ragging and lunch :)
    # PURUSHU Says:
    May 28th, 2008 at 9:27 am

    well…dat was interesting…can u tell me abt d ragging in nift…plz..! as a to-be-first year nervous abt it! in south they do it jus for fun…they don go 4 serious things and all…hw abt dem in north???

    p.s. oye! am not a tamilian…am a telugu guy who settled in chennai…i hate idlis for myself…i lik dosa rather! and am used 2 chapatis and puris almost every day!
    # malvikajain Says:
    May 29th, 2008 at 1:12 am

    ragging is fun.. just introductions and stuff… Nothing serious at all like nudity etc. They will totally challenge your gender ideas though.. cross-dressing etc everything. don’t run from ragging.. oversmart kids are fun, not rude ppl. they really explore the ‘gay’ thing in ragging, just enjoying the squeamishness of ppl who come with regular mindsets. anyway… be a lil bold.. they will never ask you to do anything like slapping or wotevr. chill. hav fun! No need to get heeby-jeebies. take it with a pinch of salt and most importantly, enjoy it yourself. :) NIFT has the mildest ragging ever.. its seriously about just getting to know the new ppl who enter college.
    # PURUSHU Says:
    May 29th, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Wat do u mean by exploring d ‘gay’ stuff?????

    my eyes r widening with disbelief!

    don tell me dey ask us 2 do ** wit guyz eh????

    any way…its okay if its only for fun!
    # Sandeep Taterway.. Says:
    May 31st, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Hey we are in a fix
    My Sis has a 9 AIR in Btech (Apparel Production) and we are from Vaishali in Ghaziabad .

    We were thinking on lines sending her to NIFT Delhi but you know how parents are.Since Delhi doesn’t provide hostel accommodation so we need kind of something concrete where actually can she stay and what about the Hostel arrangements made by the College.

    Are they that bad that even a first year can’t stay ?
    # malvikajain Says:
    May 31st, 2008 at 7:20 am

    great rank.
    parents have to be handled u know..
    well, ppl do stay at the hostel but i don’t recommend it because of distance from college
    u guys are so close, in ghaziabad, why don’t u come and chk out PGs around NIFT?
    let accommodation not be a reason for foregoing NIFT
    # Sandeep Taterway.. Says:
    June 1st, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Yup I think that will be the best option . We shall check out the area around NIFT .

    Kindly pass on any contact if you have which might be useful

    Thank you so much for your help .. :)

    Might just bother you again till the counsellings on 17th june for any more clarifications
    # malvikajain Says:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 2:39 am

    contacts in comments. scroll up
    # vidisha Says:
    June 13th, 2008 at 12:11 am

    hi!! i would like to know that is there any hostel fascility for girls inside the nift campus delhi?? if it is ,how are they ? and how the placement takes place there?? i wud be waiting for ur reply !!
    # Shrena Says:
    June 22nd, 2008 at 9:27 am

    hi….i really need some advise…i ve got a rank 33…i was wonderin which is a better communication or fashion design.i have studied fashion designing(apparel production) for 2 years..
    also i want to go to delhi but my parents r not willing to send me bcos delhi is soo unsafe for girls..n then u have to go to the markets n all to buy fabric or something or the other…n i don have any relatives there…pls help !!
    # malvikajain Says:
    June 22nd, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    delhi may be unsafe but girls do live here. convince ur parents. After 2 years in fashion design you shud be very clear whether you want to do FD or FC. I have written a lot abt choosing between FD and FC in comments on various NIFT related blog-posts, pls have a look. Check the link above
    # Shrena Says:
    June 23rd, 2008 at 2:18 am

    wat i was thinkin is that i have alredy done FD so if i do FC i will get to learn a lot more new things… whereas in FD i will b doin the same things wat i have learnt before in a much more refined NIFT….
    # malvikajain Says:
    June 23rd, 2008 at 2:25 am

    shrena, think of what you want a career in
    # Shrena Says:
    June 23rd, 2008 at 2:33 am

    i want a career in FD but for a wider prospective,will FC help ?
    things like fashon forecastin ultimately help even if i want to do FD
    # malvikajain Says:
    June 23rd, 2008 at 2:35 am

    FC will totally put u out of touch with designing garments. do FD. Over and Out.
    # Rhea Says:
    June 23rd, 2008 at 8:28 am

    hey again!
    ur blog is loaded wd info n thnx a great deal 4 dat!
    bt all d info on accomodation is limited 2 delhi. wt abt d othr centres? cud u add anothr link 2 ur blog dat has some details on the hostels n PGs in d othr centres…
    plus, if u cud request all ur readers to post details if they need flatmates(n d cities 2)…it wud rly help…
    im stil waitin 4 my counsellin…hopefully, if i gt mumbai..iv got a flat my dad wudnt allow me 2 stay thr alone. i need room-mates. or els i’ll hv 2 opt 4 d hostel. u suggested dat d delhi hostel isnt gud enuf…is thr any way u cud find out 4m ur nift frnds if d othr hostels r any gud.
    thnx! i appreciate d help…though m a bit impressed at ur patience…a million ppl repeatedly askn d same questions all day long..gud work!!:D
    # Shrena Says:
    June 23rd, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    i stay in mumbai…delhi is d doubt…but does it lik really make sooo much of a difference….shud i take up delhi or mumbai(since i stay here)….pls let me know….
    # malvika Says:
    June 23rd, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    thx rhea. i don’t know abt accommodation in other centres.
    # Rhea Says:
    June 24th, 2008 at 10:10 am

    dats ok..thnx 4 addin d link…hope it’ll help out a bit..thnx [:)]
    # sonia Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 2:30 am

    hey people….v r NIFT, DELHI…..MFM 2nd yr ….gals….abt 9-10 gals….v r looking for a pg nearby the campus…..if anyone hv any kindaa info ..jst mail it to m at –
    it will be a grt help …
    & statutory warning: plz plz dnt go for the hostel..v suffered last tym & ….d situation says that the new hostel gonna b anoder nightmare dis yr !!!
    # malvikajain Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 2:33 am

    I am looking for a room-mate. I am the blog-owner. A designer, young professional is preferred. Spacious apartment in Shahpur Jat. All amenities like food, gym, mother dairy etc close by. single room offered for Rs 4000. Girl needed quick. I’m a NIFTian.. a copywriter.
    # PURUSHU Says:
    June 30th, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Iam looking for a room mate in Gautam Nagar(New Delhi).
    I hv joined FD in NIFT New Delhi.
    Wanted a male room mate to Share d Accommodation.


    or 9962651852
    # joey Says:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Hi I am looking for a hostel near NIFT delhi (walking distance from the institute) any body needing a female room mate plz reply :
    # joey Says:
    July 4th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    reply here itself …if u want
    # madhulika Says:
    July 4th, 2008 at 11:12 am

    hey i wanted to know about the hostel facilities of nift Hyderabad and nift mumbai….please help me out…coz m really confused where to go…well is there anything like u get singe room in hostel, i.e, i dont hav to share it with anyone….dont wanna live as pg…bt only prefer a hostel…so help me….
    # joey Says:
    July 7th, 2008 at 4:27 am

    Hi malvika i would b interested in a pg , how far is this place (shahpur jat) from the nift campus .I would be joining nift on 28th july
    # Anishesh Shriwastava Says:
    July 9th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Hi !!. thanks alot for the job u r doing for us, the students from different areas of India. I am looking for a 1bhk flat around nift mumbai in budget below 3500. that would b great of u if u’ll sent some informations and localities. i m waiting for ur response.
    thanking you !!!!!
    B Des(fd)
    qualified this year.
    # saurabh pareek Says:
    July 12th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    i qualified nift apperel production
    got nift mumbai
    tell me about residence facility please
    please reply on email id
    # nibodita Says:
    July 13th, 2008 at 5:20 am

    i just qualified into nift this year..was a little worried about the ragging there..scares me to be honest..but it was good to knw thru ure blog afcourse tht ragging at nift is mild n just there to get to nw ure jrs better.
    thnx alot…not getting the heeby-jeebies nymore!!..
    # Malvika Jain Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 6:36 am

    i am still looking fora flat-mate! i = owner of ths blog. house in shahpur jat, close to NIFT delhi. contact me!
    # vinayak Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    well hi….. i am second year student from nift delhi, i was surfing net when i got to this blog, just wanna say great work malvika, you are really doin a good job.
    and yes congrats to everyone who got through nift entrance.
    # malvikajain Says:
    July 15th, 2008 at 12:35 am

    thanx vinayak!
    # ritesh Says:
    July 16th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    hi..well i hv gt mumbai,delhi is d best no doubt!!but does it really make much of a difference??n what abt the campus life at NIFT ,i am quite exited ab it , i was highly criticised bcos i hail frm the region where engineering and all those stuffs are dominant,can u tell me abt the future in apparel tech…pls don’t get bothered by the no. of questions posted by me in a single post..but…its abt the anxiety of being a niftian!!
    # raj Says:
    July 24th, 2008 at 12:59 am

    really a social work. keep going………………..
    # PURUSHU Says:
    August 6th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    hey mal…

    i hv been seeing ur ad even in nift canteen..

    so.. did u get any room mate??
    # Malvika Jain Says:
    August 6th, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    not yet purushu
    # AASU Says:
    August 26th, 2008 at 2:03 am

    # pranay Says:
    August 26th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    i want to become an actor.
    does FC from nift help me to give good plateform?
    # malvikajain Says:
    August 26th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    obviously not pranay
    # prabhat Says:
    August 27th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    i want to stuent of B.F tech design or B.Ftech technology can aaply for GATE?
    # pranay Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    madam i think fashion is directly related to glamour and glamour is directly related to film industry.
    activits in nift n fashion communication can help me in to give good exposure.
    # pranay Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    SO does FC helps me to get in fim industry?
    # Malvika Jain Says:
    September 11th, 2008 at 2:25 am

    hi pranay, NIFT doesnt get u into bollywood directly. but yeah.. it trains u in design and media and styling, and those skills are needed in bollywood. u can certainly study at nift and aspire for the MOVIES.
    # Sumithra Says:
    September 14th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    hi malavika, all the info you have given is great.I really appretiate your work.

    I have just comeback from USA and joined a PGDiploma programme in NIFT which is about a 18 month course. I am a Bong from Bangalore. I am looking for accomodation, Individual or sharing. Individual would be great, please help.
    # malvikajain Says:
    September 15th, 2008 at 12:02 am

    hi sumithra,

    If you have joined NIFT Delhi I could offer you accommodation in the apartment i have rented. i am looking for someone to share it with.
    If not in Delhi, i hope your comment on this blog-post helps you get hooked in the correct city
    It might help to comment again and specify the city you are looking for accommodation in. Do leave some contact info like an email address for others to get in touch with you directly.
    # Sumithra Says:
    September 15th, 2008 at 3:41 am

    hi malvika

    i have joined NIFT Delhi It would be great if you can share the accomodation you mentioned.

    counselling is on 19th Sep, I will be in Delhi then. My email id is or you can reach me @ 09231230008. please do let me know your contact details – i can catch u up in Delhi

    thanks , sumithra
    # Komal Says:
    September 15th, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Hi malvika,

    My name is Komal. In case this link is only for students from NIFT, i’ve decided to ignore that little piece of information since i’m looking for a place in Hauz khas as i intend to start work in Malviya nagar with a non-profit soon. I’d be happy to have a one-room set. I’d really appreciate your help. My e-mail is

    # soni Says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 4:45 am

    hey..m lukin fr a roommate and a flat nearby nift hauz khas..lemme knw if any female is intrsted
    # simar kaur Says:
    October 22nd, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    hey soni…i m simar kaur …even i m lukin 4 a flat near nift..n i m a nift student aswel…bt i wana knw certain details abt d flat thing frm u…i m leavin my id here . ….add me soon…hopin 2 tok abt it asap..luk afta yrself..waheguru..ji…!!!
    # priya Says:
    November 11th, 2008 at 8:47 am


    This is Priya… i am doing my FD in chennai…if i had visited this site before the counseling i would have been in Delhi right now..though i got in Delhi my parents did not allow me to do my studies there becoz of the accommodation… anyway its about the placement opportunities in NIFT. i am in chennai now as my parents stay here…how are FD students placed? kindly help to know this..
    # priya Says:
    November 11th, 2008 at 9:00 am

    will placement be affected by the center of NIFT we do? if so which center gets the maximum number of students get placed.
    # jeeves Says:
    January 25th, 2009 at 4:03 am


    I’m not a Nift student but will be working very close to the college and am looking for accomodation in the hauz khas/green park area. if anyone has a room in the 10-15k per month budget range, let me know. Thanks!
    # Nani Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Hey I am professional fashion photo grapher, just looking forward to do a nice fashion portfolio,It would be great if I can get help from Nift hyderabad guys. Further information pls get in touch

  2. hi,
    i am utharaa from cochin. i got an all india rank of 37 and want to do accessory design in delhi. since delhi nift specialises in interior accessories, delhi is really the only place i want to do the course in. but my parents are worried about accomodation. help!!

  3. hi..i liv in delhi 47 rank bt dont wanna opt for delhi.m confused in makin a choice betwn mumbai or bangalore. cn u plz tell which of them will b good for MFM??

  4. hi..i liv in delhi 47 rank bt dont wanna opt for delhi.m confused in makin a choice betwn mumbai or bangalore. cn u plz tell which of them will b good for MFM?? plz help as whosoever i asked told me to tk delhi as they say its d best….what do u suggest…..

  5. hi,got admn in kd delhi & am looking for accomodation in hauz khas appartments or nearby areas….can anybody help plz….if any girl is looking for a roommate, or if i find a room then any girl intrested in becoming my roommate, plz contact me on facebook…!/profile.php?id=1259641670

  6. Hello friends i am nift dlhi mftech 1st year stdnt. . . I need a rum nd a partner to share accmatdatn. . .if nybdy interestd kindly cntact me at . .same id at ORKUT.


  8. umm.. vikas.. i know one more thing u need… a spell check.. peace out

  9. i have got 356 rank in nift final results – 2011. in howmany centres can i get fashion design course. Or which course can i get for that rank.

  10. hi malavika,
    i just wrote my nift entrance and i got AIR815…..i wanna do knit wear and am wondering about the possibility of getting chennai as my centre.

    i would be grateful if you could also let me know whether i’d get a seat at the least on the day of counselling ……….
    awaiting your reply


  11. heya there, i just stumbled upon your blog recently and i absolutely ADORE it…..i just need some advice ……my rank is 390 for bdes(nift) what are my options……….(my dream is already shattered i am hopeless rt now)…..

  12. do u provide jain food in nift mumbai?

  13. i’ve taken admsn in nift banglore this year and i am searching for a room under the budget 3500 including fooding and lodging….so plz give me information as soon as possible as classes will comence from 25th of july. thnx……

  14. hiii i m in search of a room near nift campus banglore as my classes are from 25th july, rent should be upto 3500 including fooding and lodgging…plz give me detail on my email contact no..8298791600.. Thnx.

  15. can someone let me know about the accomodation facilities near NIFT i got admitted to m.des at nift mumbai and confused about the accomodation.THANK YOU.

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