The National Institute of Fashion Technology is one of the most coveted fashion institutes in the country. Aspirants who dream of a career in the fashion industry can secure a seat in one of the 17 centres of NIFT, including in Kannur. Meanwhile, the two-year Fashion Designing and Garment Technology program offered at the various fashion designing institutes that function under the aegis of the department of technical education in Kerala is gaining attention.
There are around 3700 seats up for grabs in 42 government institutes and 94 approved institutions. Those who have passed Secondary School Leaving Certificate Exam or equivalency exam can apply till 7 October.
There is no upper age limit for applying. The ranking would be based on the grades scored by the applicants in each subject. Reservation benefits would be available for deserving candidates.
The admission process will close on 17 October and the classes are likely to begin on 19 October. For the prospectus and application, log into the website www.polyadmission.org/gifd. The applicants should first register by paying Rs 100; candidates of scheduled categories need to pay Rs 50. There are separate links for applying to government institutes and private institutes. Separate options have to be entered in order to apply to more than one government institute. Details are available on the website www.sitttkerala.ac.in.
The candidates would be provided 6 weeks of practical training to tackle various problems or hurdles. Besides, there would be opportunities to acquire soft skills like communicative English training. The fees in the government institutes, including the various fee in the first year, is Rs 605. Meanwhile, Rs 15,346 have to be paid to the private institutes at the time of admission.