Avantika University fashion design program has been a pioneer in producing industry professionals. The Design Aptitude test( DAT) has been conducted all this while for fashion design courses. However the management is planning to include the NIFT exam as well for admisions.
Avantika University is a private, cross-disciplinary university based in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India. It has been described as India’s first design university. The university is supported by Maharashtra Institute of Technology‘s Institute of Design and will begin offering bachelor’s and master’s courses in design in 2017. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive programs in design, technology and architecture. The campus spreads over 1300,000 sq. ft, with academic, administrative, residential, sports and convention space. It also holds contemporary design studios, labs, and lecture theaters. High-speed digital connectivity, online libraries, interactive classrooms, and data centers are also available on campus.
The Bachelor of Design is a four-year (8 semesters) full-time residential program with an integrated cross-disciplinary approach. The duration of the course is 4 years( 8 semesters).
The NIFT Exam is a national level entrance examination which is organized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai in the major cities of the country. This exam is a perfect gateway to get admission in different UG and PG professional programmes in fashion technology & design field. For admissions in NIFT courses, firstly candidates have to clear the written entrance exam and after that candidates have to go through the situation test/ group discussion/ personal interview rounds. Entrance exams to all courses offered at NIFT will be taken in two phases. Phase One (PBT I) of the examinations will comprise of the first round of paper based tests. Phase Two of the examinations will comprise of the second round of tests which could either be paper based (PBT II) or computer based (CBT), depending upon the particular course. Negative marks of 0.25 are deducted for every wrong answer.
The management has decided to consider NIFT for admissions to fashion design course at Avantika University citing a rise in applications. Also the NIFT is a more standardized test when compared to DAT and the students also will have the luxury to attend a single test. The decision of NIFT being considered for admissions will turn out to be a game changer for Avantika University is what the management feels.