Master of Design (M.Des)

There is a constant demand for designers in the market. And, a Master of Design (MDes) degree not just gives you the skills required by the industry but also gives you a way of thinking that unlocks many doors for a prosperous career.

Master of Design in Graphic Designing

  • Fashion Orientation.
  • Fashion Studies.
  • Merchandising – Introduction to Product and Retail Merchandising.
  • Fashion Forecasting.
  • Digital Marketing and Prototyping: Web Application.
  • Business Fundamentals.
  • Research Methodology – Market Research and Marketing Research.


For M.Des. Course: -

This is one of the Post Graduate courses offered by NIFT. It stands for Master of Design and covers Design Space as its main topic. The Design Space is an advanced course that demands an understanding of fundamentals in design and pre- supposes that candidates would be familiar with the basic skills and theories for successful completion of the programme. The time duration for this course will be of 2 Years.

  • Candidates must have passed an undergraduate degree from any institution/
    university recognized by law in India or,
  • Candidates who have a diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only, are eligible or,
  • Candidates who have passed a diploma course of three years from NIFT/NID are
    also eligible.


NIFT reserves certain seats for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ GEN-EWS and PwD categories across its 17 campuses.
NIFT Cut Off is the minimum rank that will be released based on the program- B.Des, M.Des, MFM, MFTech and BFTech courses that candidates are seeking admission to through NIFT Entrance. Seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC-NCL and Differently Abled Candidates (PHP)/ Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/ NRI under each programme as per the Reservation Criteria. The allocation of seats to reserved categories under different programmes is mentioned below:


Seat - Reservation

Gen- EWS


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)


Other Backward Classes (OBC)
Non Creamy


Differently Abled Person (PHP)

5% (Horizontal Representation for Differently abled persons) 40% or more disbility