Army Institute of Fashion and Design Admissions 2016 - Application Form, CAT, WAT

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Army Institute of Fashion and Design (AIFD) Bangalore has announced details of admission for UG Degree and PG Diploma Programmes. AIFD Admissions for academic session 2016-2017 will involve CAT or WAT. The Written Admission Test (WAT) 2016 for admission to the UG Course offered by the AIFD Bangalore, will be held on Saturday, 30 April 2016. The Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) 2016 for admission to the PG Courses offered by the AIFD, Bangalore will be held on Saturday 23 July at AIFD, Bangalore.

Courses Offered

UG Degree: B.Sc. (Fashion & Apparel Design)
PG Diploma: 
  1. Fashion & Apparel Design 
  2. Fashion Retail Management 

Important Dates

UG Course
PG Course
Last date for receipt of application form
16 Mar 2016
15 Jun 2016
Last date for receipt of application form (with late fee of Rs.100/-)
30 Mar 2016
30 Jun 2016
Dispatch of admit cards to students
05 Apr 2016
05 Jul 2016 onwards
Written Admission Test (WAT) for UG only
30 Apr 2016 (Saturday)
Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) & Interview for PG only
23 Jul 2016 (Saturday)
Declaration of Results
12 May 2016
30 Jul 2016

Eligibility Criteria

The admission to the Army Institute of Fashion and Design is for the children of eligible serving Army personnel, eligible ex Army personnel and wards of war widows/widows of the Army.

The applicants must fall into one of the following categories :-
  1. Children of serving Army personnel with minimum 10 years continuous service in the Army. 
  2. Children of ex Army personnel granted / awarded regular pension, liberalized family pension, family pension or disability pension at the time of their superannuation, demise, discharge, release medical board/invalided medical board. This includes wards of recruits medically boarded out and granted disability pension.

Adopted / Step Children and Children of Remarried Widows :- 
  1. Adopted child of Army personnel if adopted at least five years prior to seeking admission.
  2. Step children are eligible provided they are born from a wedding where at least one parent belonged to the Army who is otherwise eligible.

Eligibility Criteria in Special Cases :- 
  1. Wards of only those ex Army medical officers / Army Dental Corps officers presently serving with Indian Navy or Indian Air Force who have served with the Army for 10 years 
  2. Children of APS / MNS / TA Personnel who have put in 10 years of service in the Army.

Educational Qualifications

UG Course: The applicant must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination in any combination with a minimum of 35% aggregate marks from a board recognized by UGC/University. Candidates who have passed their 10+2 examination as a regular candidate are only eligible for admission to B.Sc. (FAD) as per Bangalore University norms. Candidates who have passed through distance education system or privately through NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) are not eligible. 

PG Course: Any graduate with a minimum of 35% aggregate marks recognized by Indian Universities or Equivalent or UGC/AICTE.

Physical Fitness

Besides fulfilling the eligibility conditions as per Para 1, the candidate should be certified by MH / RMO / Registered Medical Practitioner as physically and mentally fit to pursue the course. A certificate to this effect in the enclosed form is required to be submitted by the candidates at the time of admission.

How to Apply

  1. Candidates are required to fill in the form given at the end of the Prospectus. The Prospectus can be obtained by the Candidates from the Office of AIFD Bangalore, Nagareshwara Nagenahalli, Kothanur Post, Bangalore – 560077, through requisition along with a crossed demand draft for Rs 550/- (which includes Rs.50/- as postal charges) in favour of ARMY INSTITUTE OF FASHION & DESIGN payable at Bangalore. Money order/Cheque/Postal order will not be accepted. (ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF DEMAND DRAFT STUDENT NAME SHOULD BE MENTIONED WITHOUT FAIL)
  2. Prospectus is also available at the Institute, Army Headquarters (AWES) and all the Command Headquarters (AWES) on payment of demand draft of Rs 500/-. 
  3. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility before filling in their application form. Application forms duly completed in all respects along with relevant certificates documents should reach the Principal. 
  4. Army Institute of Fashion & Design, Bangalore, Nagareshwara Nagenahalli, Kothanur Post, Bangalore – 560077 latest by 16 Mar 2016 for UG and 15 Jun 2016 for PG. A late fee of Rs.100/- by 30 Mar 2016 for UG and 30 June 2016 for PG Courses will be levied.

Note: Students downloading the forms from website will have to attach a draft of Rs 500/- along with the application form towards candidateship for WAT/CAT.

Admit Card

  • The admit card for the WAT/CAT will be sent to the candidates by ‘Registered Post’ on the address indicated by them on the white envelope provided with the application form. Candidates are requested to AFFIX STAMPS OF Rs. 25/- FOR THE PURPOSE. 
  • In case the admit card is not received by the candidate by 15 April 2016 for WAT/ 15 Jul 2016 for CAT he / she should approach Principal, AIFD stating his / her full name, address and his / her application form number so as to facilitate the dispatch of the duplicate admit card (Telephone No of AIFD is 09035316000 / 080-60669001 / 02). 

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