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NIFT Placements

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NIFT Placements

A question that many candidates for NIFT ask me is - Where do NIFT students finally work ?

Well here is a list of placements that NIFT arranges or students arrange on their own. Please understand that this info has been collected from NIFT students and alumni all over India. I am not accountable for its correctness, in case somebody decided to give me wrong info. But let me assure you, everyone I asked had a decent level of sanity and as far as I know, the information is authentic and true.

Thank you to everyone who contributed! All the stuff I have written further is quoted from others.

PG placements
Hey, I'm working in United Colors of Benetton as a retail merchandiser for South east asia, enjoying my job to the fullest.
All the others are either working with brand or are in retail... doing good i believe. Companies where PG students got placed are -

GI, Shahi Exports, NIKE, Tommy, GAP, Li and Fung, Carrefour.

In india, PG students are placed very well in production as well as merchandising. After 3 yrs of experience in production, some of them are working as factory managers.

UG Technology placements
Well, the average package is around 2.8 per anum.
Students are hired as merchandisers, production managers, quality, retail.

Fashion Communication placements
I think most placements were in Visual Merchandising for Rs 20,000 average per month.
Ad Agency - JWT
Malvika Jain says - "Here are the companies that FC students have done internships in. So, you can get an idea of the possible jobs.
Styling and Fashion Journalism at magazines Elle, Marie Claire, F&A, Femina, Cosmopolitan.
Art person or Copywriter or Client servicing in Ad agencies like JWT, Ogilvy.
Graphic design at Whitelight, K factor, Illum design.

Photography with Ashish Chawla.
Visual Merchandising at Madura garments." For more FC jobs goto

Fashion Design placements

Students have completed NIFT and joined Manish Malhotra and Puja Nayyar. FD students are placed all over India...mostly export houses.

Many joined as junior designers and many got straight as head designers, visual merchandisers, graphic designers. Some joined NIFT as faculty, some freelanced and a few started on their own!

The students joined the following companies -

Color plus
London fog
Allen solly
Richa exports
Shahi exports
Much design studio
Landmark - Dubai
ITC wills
Gini and Jony
Prateek apparel

Leather Design Placements
Many LD seniors have been placed in export houses as designers. Students het jobs as leather apparel / accessory / product designers in the following companies -

-Crew BOS
-Bhartiya International

Textile Design placements
All are placed n doing gr8 with an avg. sal of 25k.
Students join not as junior designers, but as full fledged designers. They join the design team in the design studio and work there.
Madura, raymonds, ashima, arvind mills, portico, reliance, welspun,bharat vijay mills, bombay dyeing etc. along with numerous export houses

Knitwear Design Placements
You can eventually become a brand and a designer like Samant Chauhan.

I don't have an idea about all of them. But yes, I can give the names of a few of them. One person is working with Gokal Das exports. Other companies are Impulse, Monte Carlo and ITC Wills. For internship students are gong to Orient Craft, United Colors of Benetton, Madura Garments, India Terrain, Peter England and Raymonds.

Accessory Design Placements

Mostly jewellery like gili, geetangili, unidesign
Then lifestyle products like elvy, magppie, jindals .. and i think one in adidas.

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  1. hii malvika i am the manufacture of designer blazers i need a creative designer for the same so to whom i should contact

  2. I am in 12th (pcm)……preparing for boards n have lot of interest in design but m finding really difficult to look for a better collage sumone plz help me out of this messs n plz tell me abt what shoul i do ryt now

  3. hey malvika…. if i turn 2 b a gud designer afta b.des then what amount of money i would earn????

  4. hey malvika can you suggest me which is the best branch in nift??

  5. hi malvika can you suggest me which course is the in nift???

  6. Sir, is nift is AICTE Approved?.

  7. I am a resident of an under developed town and there is hardly any scope for fashion technology here. Got a good idea from this article. Thanks.

  8. hey wat is d future in B.F.Tech….i mean wat kind of jobs we get after doing b.ftech wid d salary packages…? ?

  9. hi ma’am
    i scored 184 rank in mfm nift general and is waitlisted.
    i just wanted to know wat r my chances and which all centres can i get ??
    and one more thing how many seats are there in mfm for general category?

  10. mam, i hv appered for nift 2011 and my rank is 524 and i want FD branch will i be getting it. If yes then in which center? If not Fashion Design then can i get branch Accessory design n in which center..plz reply its urgent…

  11. Hi ma’am, I want to know about the scope of doing B.Ftech. from NIFT. I also want to know the percentage of placement of NIFT. Please reply me soon. Eagerly waiting for your answer.

  12. How much is the nift cource duration,and how much i’ll earn after that?

  13. Hi Malvika,

    I have done B.E in Information Tech. in year 2009 and presently I am working as Tech support Engineer since 1 year. I am interested in doing MFTtech from NIFT so that I can start up my own business or get placed in good company. Is this a right path I am choosing and also want to know about the package details after my post graduation from NIFT and the shift timings once we are placed??

    Do reply please,



  14. hi ,
    i have done in IT in 2010 now i want to pursue my career in fashion industry ; however i am confused whether to go for MFM or MFTech……cud u pls help me with this i have no time ……kindly reply back soon………also tell me what kind of job prospects are there from both the courses……i wud also like to tell u that i secured 17th rank last year in MFM course of NIFT but didnt take addmission as i wasnt serious abt it ……….thx

  15. Hey malvika..thanks for all the info:)..welll am confused between MFtech and MFM as am an engineering graduate mftech will be more appropriate for me i guess but somewhre i hv an inclination towards management as well…..gonna appear for nift next year and am really confused:?…can you throw sm light on placement scenario and packages for both..that will help me i feel :)

  16. is all da students get hired through nift??

  17. hey malvika do you have any idea about the packages of nift students…..????

  18. what will be salary package after doing bf tech from nift???

  19. Hi malvika
    I have applied for the nift b.des 2012 programme but i have
    Not been shortlisted is there a chance of getting shortlisted or
    Either i should leave this branch
    I m very passinate about fd and just want to be in fashion world
    Plese help me i m very much deepressed and

  20. i juz gav ma bftech ntranc xams in nift n i hav been waitlisted with rank 249 under obc…do i hav any chances of getting admitted to any of the nift centres??being a native of kerala do i have chances of getng entry to nift kannur???

  21. Hello Malvika,
    I’m a student who just passed her 12th std from science background. I’d even given NIFT entrance and ive secured a rank of 47 in B-Des. I’m also getting some good engg colleges like NITs, VIT, MIT, SRM, bits pilani dubai etc…but i do not know whether it would be wise for me to go for fashion design, done with my counselling in delhi that was held on 15th. UNFORTUN8LY, i chose nift mumbai FD…now people are telling me that delhi is better. Could you tell me if it is possible to chnage my centre NOW? And is there any difference in “placements” between nift delhi n nift mumbai?? Also, how is NIFT in the first place?? What kind of salaries can i expect after working for 3-4 years? Also, why do people keep harping so much about delhi??
    PS-i’m sorry for asking so many questions….but i’m extremely confused at the moment

  22. I have got admission in in NIFT, Delhi and also in in IP university. I am confused regarding which one should I finally select.
    So, pls guide me regarding the b.ftech course and the placement opportunities after it.

  23. Hello i am a science student and wanted to pursue my carrier in designing fancy clothes for women i saw the nift placements and wasnt very exited there were very few international brands namely christian dior and nothing like the prada fendi or gucci something… Dont they pick students frm india???? I wnt to work in the gucci group at good post wud it be next to imposbl(as my frnds say) being a candidate from india????

  24. hie malvika… last year i aplied for mftech n my all india rank was 11, due to some reason i cudnt take admission.. this year again um planing to apply…bt nw since dey hv revised the age limit for bachelors course um skeptical wch course should i aply for.. or b.ftech or m.ftech… n are the packages fr b.ftech still low???

  25. hi,
    i m also in confusion ..with b.ftech.
    i wnt to 9 wht wrk we have to done in b.ftech..wht w study about in this this course is good 4 i 9 i m creative person .is this good 4 my future.after persuing in wht companies and wht wrk w have to do …………………………………..pls tell me in brief…pls .

  26. Hello Malvika, I’ve read your blog and all the information provided by you is just so great and helped me a lot!! Please answer this question–After doing B.ftech will I be called a ”fashion designer”? I mean does it make you a fashion designer or something else?

  27. hi di……
    may I know about the kind of opportunities for FC in india?

  28. hi malvika,

    i am gonna finish my 10th and wanna bcom a fashion designer. what group should i choose in 11th?

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