National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a group of fashion colleges in India. It was established in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India  and is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business.
NIFT currently has 16 campuses: its main campus in New Delhi, and campuses at Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong, and Srinagar.
The Institute is currently headed by a director-general, Sarada Muraleedharan.
NIFT offers four-year undergraduate, as well as two-year post-graduate, programmes in the areas of design, management, and technology.
In order to secure admission in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) as well as Master of Design (M.Des) programmes offered at NIFT, students need to take two written admission tests called the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and the General Ability Test (GAT).
For other courses such as Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech), Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech) and Master of Fashion Management (MFM), aspirants need to take only the GAT.
NIFT organises its own entrance exam yearly in India. The NIFT admission process:- :
a) For Bachelor Programme - Candidates need to first appear for a written test. Students who make it to the rank-list in this test are then eligible to appear for the situation test for joining the design stream. For the fashion technology course only the written test score is required.
b) For Master Programme - Candidates need to first appear for a written test and then the personal interview round.