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The orientation for freshers at NIFT Campus

Here I am, in NIFT Delhi. Feels like a dream come true. We entered the gates, all excited about our “orientation program”. It was fun to see new faces. The teachers also looked non- monstrous which was a good thing.

We started with a video of some fashion show which concluded with the note,” that’s the only glamour you’ll see for another four years!!”. Now, that was surprising for some because a fashion college without glamour is like a cake without cream. Maybe they were just trying to scare us.

So, while we waited for the next sessions, I thought what orientation programme is all about. Was it just a simple interaction session or a game where we were given a compass and asked to find directions(orient). But it was more like introducing us to NIFT in the NIFT way.

At first the college Dean  introduced us to very basics of fashion world. Then there were a few guest lectures. All really great people. There was a lecture by famous designer Pankaj , a NIFT faculty, who owns the fashion label “Pankaj & Nidhi”.

Now the best part came. It was a session with a guy named “Surya” who worked for “Confluence” , an institution for personality development. He made us wear name tags. The advantage this had was that everybody started addressing each other with their names and not just “hey” and “hello”. Then we were made to play a lot of games which helped us develop team working skills. He also gave us examples by videos of how we should not stick to permanent partnership and try to make as many friends as possible. He gave us many tips that could actually be used to be successful in any field.

After this there was a session regarding examination pattern and evaluation methods in NIFT. It was very important for us to know how the marking system was. Later, we lined up to collect our goodies from our respective departments. As NIFT is celebrating its silver jubilee this year we got a goody bag , a diary and a pen as a souvenir. The goody bag also carried an academic calendar and phone numbers of all the important faculties. This is the one thing I really like about NIFT, the student-teacher interaction is given a lot of importance and is considered to be very crucial in the learning process.

We also had a special lunch organized by the college which was really awesome. By this time we made a lot of friends and learned everybody’s respective department. We also got in touch with this really important man, “ Laxman Ji” who is like the ears and eyes of the place and has been working in NIFT for almost 25 years now. If anything goes wrong be it the fan in the classroom or late submissions , he is the the man to contact.

So, basically the point of this whole orientation program was to make us compatible with the environment here and to mould ourselves accordingly. I personally found it very interesting and beneficial as we got a chance to see what our life  is going to be like for another four years. Hectic like crazy but a lot of fun. I hope to have a great time here. Will be back with latest updates soon. Till then. Ciao.

Neha Singh (The author is an AFDian who is currently in the first year in NIFT, New Delhi)

NIFT situation test – how I conquered it !!!

After the written test for NIFT is over, a few lucky aspirants are called for the practical exam, alias Situation test. I remember my imagination going berserk that time. I envisioned myself alone in a glass room, subjected to creepy noises and insanely bright lights and a panel of judges viewing my reaction to the situation. But in reality, we are just given a set of materials like paper, clay, ice-cream sticks, glue, etc and asked to make a prototype of a model on a given theme. So, nothing to be afraid of.

Sneha Singh (nift – 2011)

I had loads of  time to prepare as there was a 3-4 month gap after the written test. I started by coming up with a list of obvious topics like, environment, social causes, awareness, etc. I skimmed through a lot of articles on craft ideas, paper folding techniques, theme based designs, origami, material manipulation, design integrity and color schemes. This refined my rough ideas to sophisticated concepts. Then I put myself to test with previous years questions. Apart from that, I observed things around me to develop a better sense of perception.

The big day came. We were handed the materials and the question paper. There was a choice between a simple and a complicated question. As we just had 2 hours to design, implement and write, I decided to keep it sweet and simple. I chose “children’s park”!

The first thing that came to my mind was TARGET CUSTOMER – KIDS. Now what would I want if I were a kid? I thought. After that I just let the creative juices flow. I thought of a colorful environment and soft curved shapes, cartoon creatures, giant candy bars, tire swings, sand castles etc. I checked the materials and found pastel colored sheets, ice-cream sticks, glossy paper, colored clay, straws, ribbons, perfect for the theme! After 15 minutes of ideating, I came up with a decent sketch and a few keynotes:

  • Colorful
  • Swings and playthings
  • Greenery
  • Fictional creatures(optional)
  • Out of the box idea!

After this started an hour long process of cutting and pasting and simultaneously thinking about the next step. Here’s what I did:

  1. Cut the green pastel sheet in a curvy fashion and pasted it on the boundary of the mount board, imitating green bushes.
  2. Cut out an inverted “U” shape which served as an entrance to the park.
  3. Used straws to make a swing and a see-saw, wrapped red ribbon around the straws that made them look like candy! Yum!
  4. Curved a black plastic spring to form a circular ring and used it as a tire swing.
  5. Used brown paper to make a sand box.

After the obvious was done, it was time for my  OUT OF THE BOX  idea!  I thought of “hovering clouds”, something that amazed me when I was a child. I cut out big and small cloud-like shapes from the blue pastel sheets and glued them on ice-cream sticks that were later taped to the green bushes. And bang!! I got hovering clouds. I also installed a rainbow at the back of these clouds. Next was the giant snowman that I made out of cotton. Added a hat and a red scarf to complete the look.

It was time for the write up. It started with a mood line followed by step by step explanation of “what and why” . When I finished writing,I still had 10 minutes to spare that I utilized to give a final touch to the model. I made small clay dustbins to let the judges know I was concerned about the cleanliness and the environment too. Then I cleaned up the clutter and put my write-up next to my model. All done!!

This is the 2D sketch of the model I did for the situation test in April, 2011

When I was coming out of the hall I looked at other models. Some of them left me flabbergasted, totally pro! But I was quite satisfied with my model as it totally personified my vision. I don’t want to sound like a nerd but my hard work really paid off and I did get a call for counselling later. So Cheers!

The author Ms.Sneha Singh is an AFDian and ranked 69 in general category

Academy of Fashion & Design

NIFT 2011 counselling session – review by an AFDian

No more sleepless nights.  I finally got the pressure off me as I got Textile Design in NIFT, Delhi.  My experience was a bittersweet one though. I remember going through hundreds of articles on how to choose your stream and center, but it was a very unusual encounter altogether.

The NIFT counselling is a big issue for design students after the ranks are declared. Its always scheduled in June which is the hottest time of the year in Delhi when people would burst into flames if they were to stand in the sun for more than 30 minutes. Then of course the traffic makes it worse. I took advice from my friends inhabiting in Delhi and used the Metro as my basic transport. Its economical, convenient and fast.

On 22nd June, I took the Metro from Old Delhi railway station and headed towards Green Park, the nearest station to NIFT. I walked a good 100 yards to find a very well laid campus and one would instantly know why is it called the most prestigious and reputed fashion institution in the country, it has that feel to it.

The thing started at 2:00 PM  in the I. G hall. Students were accompanied by their parents. The seats offered were displayed on a screen. Every face in the room looked tensed, except for a few people which I guess were the first 15 rank holders. A lady from the Fashion Design department came in and gave a brief introduction about all the streams, job prospects and about the institution’s evaluation process. She kept reminding us, “FIRST COURSE THEN CENTER” and she had a point because our course obviously decides our career .

Hierarchy is strictly maintained. First ranker goes in first. The first stage is where we get our documents verified and wait for the second call. The second is when we get to decide the stream and center. As soon as the first ranker came out the screen showed 15-1= 14 in FD, Delhi. That’s how the screen works.

At first it was going smooth and everyone came out quite happy. But after the first 15 ranks were over the weirdness crept in. Eyes were glued to the screen and I heard collective sighs whenever a seat got filled. Some people who went in looked blank and came out all surprised. Anxiety + tension= weird look on your face!!

We had to be quick with our decision of course and center and that had a bad effect on us . People kept fidgeting as the calls were made. There were a lot of people who were confused between there 1st and 2nd preferences. I was amused by this guy who flipped a coin but then again I sympathized. Everyone was freaking out. It was an absolute mayhem.

Rank 69 was called and I went in. I told the faculty ,TD DELHI!!. I nearly shouted it out loud. Heads turned but that’s how nervous I was. Then documents were collected and I was handed a receipt that confirmed my admission. I came out wide eyed and smiling, almost looking creepy but I was glad that it was finally over.

I remember the guard giving me some friendly advice when I coming out. He asked me my stream and exclaimed, “Textile accha hai!”. Also, “attendance ka boht panga hai yahan!”  and I chuckled. So no bunking business here. To my surprise he knew a lot about the place. He also gave me advice on apartment hunting as NIFT doesn’t provide accommodation to the students. I thanked him for his help and wondered if  the faculty was as nice as the security. Fingers crossed!

When I came back home, I never got off the phone. A lot of relatives(when I say a lot, I mean Everybody!)  called and congratulated me. My parents were happy in particular because I was the first one in my family to choose a different field. They acknowledged my potential and were highly understanding and supportive. The funny thing was my grandmother who already handed me the list of stuff I had to design for her. The evening was followed by a small celebration party with friends,  lets be honest, they demanded it. Also ,I got a call from my cousin who is preparing for the NIFT exam and I guided her. I have been inspired by a lot of people but inspiring somebody was a completely unusual feeling. It was overwhelming.

What to do 1 month before NIFT entrance?

30 Days to go ….

Make a daily time table and promise yourself to stick to it. Make a list of all sub topics under General Ability Test (GAT) and Creative Ability Test (CAT) and allocate time slot to every topic, for revision. The topic which you consider your area of weakness, assign two slots for that. Be sure that no topic is left untouched. If so, start preparing the new topic before the time runs out. Watch You tube videos on sketching, design creations and color applications for improvising on your existing skills. Read and follow as many fashion and design magazines as possible. They are sources of design inspirations and will help you to broaden your horizon of creative thinking. Watch television, movies and read newspapers to create awareness. Observe everything around you carefully and analytically. This helps in recollecting and illustrating real life scenes.

Try reading biographies of famous designers, inspire yourself and feel motivated to become someone similar!

20 Days to go…

Now you should not think of stating a new topic or any topic of discomfort. Just leave them behind and concentrate on polishing the skills and knowledge already acquired. Try to solve as many previous years’ questions as possible. Discuss those papers with your peer group to get their feedback. Spend some time daily (at least 2 to 3 hours) doing something you really enjoy, like watching television, playing video games, reading a book etc and rejuvenate yourself. This helps you to maintain the balance of mind under pressure. Have enough sleep every night.

10 five days to go…

It is time to evaluate where you stand!

Keep any object in front of you for sketching. Notice the effect of light and try to capture the same through shading. Judge the composition on basis of proportion and perspective. These are basic things where you should avoid making mistakes. Refer to your notes and see where all you lack. Watch videos on color application to brush up your aptitude. Do not worry if your human sketching is not very impressive! Only 2 out of every 10 students get it perfect. But try to get the proportions correct.

For the Mathematics section, revise all the basic formulas, concepts and standard problems. Now practice mock questions on the topic you have just revised. Go through the English preparatory material and check out how much can you retain from the Synonym-antonym section? Do you know who designed the costumes for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010? Try to recollect the important events of last one year.

Last 5 days to go…

Utilize the first four days of these last five days to revise all those areas which you could not as per your time table. A common question is ‘What if I do not do well in the entrance?’ Always remember – not a single person writing the examination is left without being troubled by this question. So you are no different and just try to get that anxiety out of your mind.

One 1 to go…

Decide what makes you the happiest. What is your favorite hobby? Watch a movie. Go out with your friends. Listen to your favorite band. Read an article. Avoid discussing the exam with anyone. Avoid opening your preparatory materials. Check you admit card, tool box and keep them properly arranged for the next morning. Have a tasty dinner and sleep early!

The Genesis of National Institute of Design

In the early 50s, the Government of India invited the renowned American design team that included the late Charles  and Ray Eames to recommend a program of design taining to serve as an aid to the Indian Industry. The Eames’ travelled around the country, studied and analysed local traditions and culture and submitted their report in 1958. Based on their document ‘The India Report’, the Indian government under the auspices of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry set up the National Institute of Design in 1961 as an autonomous national institution for undergraduate and posgraduate education, training and consultancy services in industrial design and visual communication. Since then, the institute has also entered into collaborations with more than 39 international design institutes.

India has two designers per million people vis-à-vis  125 in Finland and  90 in Japan.  Today, India produces 4.5 lakh engineers and 1 lakh MBAs pe year. However, in terms of designers, there is a deficit. The country’s requirement is 10,000 designers per year, yet the number of designers trained every year is less than 1000. To bridge this deficit NID,  has proposed to set up four new NIDs

In its 50th year, the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, has its eyes on new streams such as universal, sustainable and services design. The institute is set to introduce a two year certificate programme in photography,other challenging and emerging fields such as universal design (designing for the benefit of the old and the physically challenged) and sustainable design. NID plans to set up a universal design research chair. Services design (design for hotels, railways etc) is another area NID is investigating into. The Jamsetji Tata-NID Universal Design Research Chair is already in place for research in the areas of design for the elderly, for rural health and digital inclusion, for children with learning disabilities, barrier free access and environmental design.

For students at NID, the institute offers a crossdisciplinary approach to learning. There’s a lot of room to experiment with other disciplines. There’s something to be learnt from everybody. Everybody’s work inspires you and helps you come out with more ideas. The courses allow students, to experiment with other disciplines such as graphics, visuals, product design and even art.

Programmes: NID offers professional education programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels with five faculty streams and 17 diverse design domains. The fouryear graduate diploma programme in design (GDPD) is open to students after Class 12 or equivalent such as AISSCE/IB/ICSE. The programme is offered in the following areas:

  • Industrial design (product design, furniture and interior design, ceramic and glass design)
  • communication design (graphic design, animation film design, film and video communication, exhibition design)
  • textile, apparel and lifestyle design.

The twoto two-and-a-half year postgraduate diploma programme in design (PGDPD) is for graduates from the fields of:

  •  architecture, technology, engineering, fine and applied arts, information technology and computer sciences.

The yearly expenses for the GDPD work out to Rs. 2,10,800/-  and for the PGDPD course it is Rs. 2,55,800/-.

Extracurricular: The institute organises a `culture day’ once a year wherein students from across India showcase the culture of their states. RGB is the design festival that brings together over 1400 creative young minds of the country.
Students from India’s foremost institutes come together for a three-and-a-half day exchange of ideas and experiences. RGB provides a platform for inter-college networking through exhibitions and competitive events. In addition to this it hosts a unique series of workshops and interactive sessions with professionals and experts in the fields of design and design education.

Infrastructure: The main campus is located in Ahmedabad. The postgraduate campus in Gandhinagar offers courses in transportation and automobile design, toy and game design etc. The R & D campus is located at Bengaluru. It offers courses in information and interface design, design for digital experience etc.


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What are the eligibility to apply for CEED?
Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following, by July 2013:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design or equivalent (4 years duration after 10 + 2)
  • Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years duration after 10+2)
  • B.F.A. (4 year professional programme, after 10+2)
  • G.D. Art (5 year programme after 10th) with one year post qualification professional experience.
  • Master's degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications
  • Please Note: Students with any Degree in a three year Bachelors programme are not eligible.
What are the dates for NIFT and NID? What about CEED?
The dates for NID and NIFT are announced in October and November respectively. These dates are updated on our site here and here
Dates for the CEED exam are updated here
We also announce all important dates on our home page, so keep an eye out there for all the latest news.

Aswathi Raza.K

NID GDPD & NIFT Rank 3 - Year 2012 - Kerala

Hey to the AFD team,
And thank you to all teachers who have taught me and had contributed a huge fraction to my beating the competition and getting into NID. (Especially to anjana mam, Tulip mam, Denny sir, and Julie mam) I had gotten this advice before the interview and it had helped - Don't prepare ready-made answers. Discover yourself and be plain honest.

Thanks again to AFD

Akash Sheshadri

NID GDPD 2012 - Delhi

Hi Afd, Wish to inform you that my son Akash sheshadri, has got admission to NID, Ahmedabad. Thank you for the coaching and other inputs given by you for the studio test and interview which helped him a lot. Regards,Sheshadri iyer

Madhavi Singh

Rank 1 NIFT - B.Des 2011 - Delhi

To prepare for the NIFT Entrance Examination, I attended the one-month Creative Ability Test summer workshop and the week long Situation Test workshop at AFD and also attended a 5-day Situation Test workshop at another Institute in Delhi. The experience at AFD was amazing and the faculty is brilliant. The support I got from AFD was very encouraging and of great help. The atmosphere in the classes is very friendly. I learnt a lot from the classes and I owe a great deal to AFD for my success in the NIFT Entrance Examination. I take this opportunity to thank everyone at AFD specially Ms. Julie James and Somdatt Sarkar for their help and support

Diti Mistry

Delhi - NIFT Rank 137 Year 2011

Hello I'm thankful to the AFD coaching. I took for 5 days for the preparation of NIFT situation test. I got through NIFT with the rank of 137. Thank You.

Akshan Ish

Delhi - NID PGDPD Graphic Design Year 2011

I've been selected for the Graphic Design PG program in NID. I am very grateful to AFD for guiding me through the process.You would also be happy to know that quite a few people (Shitij Sood, Anupriya Arvind, Girish Krishnan, Yaju, Avjit) from our AFD IGP, Delhi class have also been selected to NID.Thank you so much for all the support!


Aakanksha Gaur

NID PGDPD Delhi - Year 2011

I have got through NID PG Programme for Information and Interface Design at Bangalore and I am in the waiting list for Design for Digital Experience. Have to thank the AFD team for their guidance and support.

Anupriya Arvind

Delhi - NID PGDPD for Graphic Design and New Media Design., and qualified CEED AIR 38

Anupriya this side. ! was in your Delhi centre for , weekend PG coaching course. I had appeared for NID PG and CEED, and i am very happy to tell you that thanks to AFD have cleared NID PGDPD for Graphic Design and New Media Design., and qualified CEED with an All India Rank of 38, score of 61 on 100 and a percentile of 98.2. I know I have not been in contact much since the coaching ended..but I attribute it to my hectic college n internships n placements. So anyway...i"d really like to thank the entire AFD team for their guidance, help n support. Al the effort u guys took in getting guest lecturers from India n abroad, n d teaching material n resident faculty was remarkable! it was all because of you guys that this was possible. i have been a part of AFD since 2007 (my NIFT days)....n i have never been disappointed ever since. Julie..u have been really helpful..coz u let me join d classes initially 4 a test run..without payment just cause u had faith in me..n i am really grateful 2 u for that.

Anyway...Now i have to go in for the studio test and interview round for NID n CEED and will need some guidance and input regarding that as well. so i'l be in touch with you asap. specially like to mention Gargi n Ashima...they have been incredible in their efforts! pls let me know hw do we go about this in..hw do v take it from here.


Bhopal - NID UG - 2008

I want to express my gratitude towards AFD whose eveready excellent guidance and training have contributed to my unique success. Im overawed with AFDs support. Without AFD, getting into NID was unthinkable .I came to know about NID through AFD only it helped me from starting till the end. Im very happy & I will strongly recommend all the designing aspirants to join AFD. Whatever we learnt in the class, exactly same was asked in NID. It was my pleasure to learn from such a nice & experienced .teachers like JULIE MAM , RUCHA MAM , etc Thank you mam !

Anubhav Ganguly

Allahabad NID PG 2008

Dear AFD!! First of all I would like to introduce about myself I am Anubhav Ganguly I am from Allahabad and I am registered student of AFD.I have enrolled for the program NIFT/NID Ug Combo Pack 2008.

AFD has truly given me a hope to entering into the top Indian Fashion colleges. Earlier when for the first time I gave my entrance test for NIFT 2007 I didn't knew a single thing about the paper and how about it should be approached, the type of questions that will be coming and how to maximize my chances of getting into some of the good fashion colleges. I came to know about AFD as i was seriously needed a help to get my next attempt a successful one. Though I have yet waiting for my results. I came to know about AFD through google search and frankly speaking I searched a lot of coaching institutes before deciding at last going with AFD. According to the quality, content and fees wise AFD was the best according to my needs. There was range of options that students can choose according to his/her needs which i felt the best about.

When I received my first consignment for my particular course it kind of generated some inner confidence in myself and from that moment I started thinking that i can really make it condition If I work hard. I particularly choose AFD because they have some of best faculties who can help you in their best possible way they can. The mock tests is the most which helped me to know what is NIFT/NID all about .I would like to gratify my special thanks to the AFD members who boosted a lot confidence in myself and fairly know this much with their continuous help I did a lot better than my 2007 NID paper. The books they provided right from the Drawing Ability to Creative ability were sure speaked for themselves. If one really solves them and go through it sincerely I believe that he has the greatest chances in getting to any of the premium fashion or design Institutes. Their part of labour is truly speaking for themselves because they the highest number of student ratio who cracked NIFT/NID examinations according to my personal sources than any other coaching institutes. I would surely recommend any budding designer or fashion designers who really want to get into colleges like NIFT/NID should go for AFD.

I only feared that the questions that are asked are not really very difficult to attempt. But thanks to AFD once again the practice with their mock papers made my fear vanished as soon as I saw the paper. I was just scared that may all the ideas come into my mind just for 3hours during which Iwas attempting the paper because it's only ideas and a creativity that can only make u sail smoothly which I believed.

Once i started attempting the question Thanks to God that my ideas and creativeness started to flowing in my mind rapidly

Kashmira Hajra

Kolkata- NIFT B. Des Rank 120 - 2007

I would like to give u gr8 thanks 4ur help, we got for those 4 days in kolkata, during nift situation was a gr8 help,, now i understand wat ur criticism and praises have worked.results have not cum out but still i cant stop thanking u over and over again,,, u were amazing teacher,, i thank AFD also for providing us those classes which i believe all my mates agree to b very helpfull..

hope all our as well as ur effort be fruitfull...

Sucharita Ghosh

MIT , Pune 2007 - Kolkata

AFD helped a lot but i believe the theory was equally hard so afd should give courses for that too. an audio visual course could be made........more aptitude tests should be undertaken thank you so much for being there for us

Ishan Kanwar

NIFT AIR 570, Symbiosis, Apeejay, Pearl

hello mam, My AIR is 570 and i am into the nift banglore campus in the accessory design (business and corporate) dept. my experience through every phase was really cool and comfortable but my most important period had been the coaching at kottayam. since i got 2 know 'bout everything regarding the nift's entrance there only so it was the backbone of my success. henceforth i really feel it not only necessary but compulsory 4 all hard core aspirants of all the design schools as its been the most important factors in my sucess not only at nift but also symbiosis, pearl & apeejay inst. of design really mam i'm very very thakful 2 u. the only suggestion ... plz have ur programs of short periods in delhi and other places.

Gurinder Kaur

NIFT M. F. Tech 2007

AFD provides an excellent study material. It helped me a lot while i was preparing for nift mftech entrance. It is all because of afd faculty that I have been selected for M.F.Tech programme in Delhi.

Anupriya Arvind

NIFT B. Des Rank 119 2007 - Kolkata

Dear Julie Madam, I m grateful 2 the AFD team 4 all their hard work n guidance. Im proud 2 say that I have got an all India rank of 119 & the credit goes 2 the entire team of AFD! . I am really indebted 2 u 4 competing in nift, srishti & symbiosis. The material u sent me was very good. It gave me a very clear picture of what was going 2 be asked in the written test. Having crossed that hurdle, I joined your situation test workshop in Kolkata. Under the able guidance of Rajiv Sir, i learnt the skill, time management and effort required 4 the test. U made me see the kind of talent I had & helped me 2 showcase it at the right time & place . Just wish I had known about u before the NID exam, then I would have definitely competed there too. You have been instrumental in shaping my career n I m never gona forget u!! If anyone reading this, is interested in designing, then pls. Join AFD coz they r the best people around 2 help u


IDC 2007 / NID PG SDM - 2007

Dear Madam, I am Pavan, Architect from Hyderabad. I am a former postal student of AFD for CEED exam. Now i am in NID, Ahmedabad. I got admission here in PG in Strategic Design Management in May, 2007.

And today after noon, IDC, IIT Bombay results are announced for their M.Des program. Thankfully, i got the admission in their M.Des, Interaction Design program also. I appreciate you for your help and material provided to me. I hope you to continue to create awareness among students community about design courses across India and the respective prospects in the stream.


2nd Rank NIFT B.F Tech / NID - GDPD

I am happy to inform you that I have been selected for admission in NID ..Your IGP postal course was of great help in cracking this tough examination..Thank you for your help and support.

Piyush Anand


i m glad to be the student of Afd who taught me how to walk on the zig-zag road of NIFT. The competition was really tough because there were limited seats and too much students. Inspite of tough competition afd explored our skill and made us master over toughness. I was having the skill and effort but that was of no use unless there is confidence which i got from Afd classes.I thank you very much for the efforts which Rajiv sir and Afd made to make our base strong to chase nift situation test. Finally i m in nift and i too got selected in symbiosis. But going in nift bcoz my dream was NIFT and afd helped me to achieve my dream. Thank you teacher's and thank you AFD.

Anita Ann Babu

Symbiosis 2007

I am happy to inform you that I have cleared Symbiosis entrance Test (set-test). Studio test will be on 11th June (this is conflicting with NIFT's date for group discussion). I wish to express my gratitude to the faculty, timely help I got from the study materials. Thanks once again.

Deepika V Ramani

Pearl Academy 2006

I am Deepika V Ramani Roll No:NT 795. I have joined Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi in the Fashion Design Under Graduate Programme. Although I got admission in Symbiosis, I preferred Pearl. Your guidance for my written and situation Exams were very useful. Thank you. Will keep in touch.


Pearl Academy, 2006

I have taken admission in pearl academy of fashion in Chennai centre. Afd helped me a lot to ignite my creativity. Thanks a lot Sir.

Varshapriya. R

Symbiosis Institute of Design , Pune

I am very thankful to all the members and faculty of AFD for the training given to me. I was successful to get into Symbiosis Institute of Design , Pune. I have opted for Product design.

Ankur Srivastava

Pearl Academy 2006

Hello Afd,

I Ankur Kumar Srivastava got selected in Pearl Academy of Fashion in retail. And I am very thankful to you and your coaching material which you provided me.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

Priyadarshani Pawar

NIFT B.F.Tech Design

Hello Julie Madam,

How are you? Hope you are doing fine.

I just got back from Delhi. I had my counselling for NIFT on the 20th of June. And guess what Ma'am, I got Fashion Design at Hyderabad! I got the design course of my choice though as centre I would have preferred Mumbai due to the distance. But I am very happy and also quite excited! Our term starts on the 10th of July. So I shall be leaving for Hyderabad in the first week of July probably. I would like to thank you for all your help and guidance! Your classes and your teaching was a real boon! I dont know if that really sounds right but in short THANK YOU Ma'am!!

Bye for now, Do keep in touch!!

Priyanka Ann Joshi

NIFT B. F. Tech Design 2005

The comprehensive and complete study materials of the NIFT, of which I was an earnest aspirant . I am extremely thankful to the AFD for the excellent tips and guidance extended to me. AFD is surely a boon to the NIFT aspirants.


Nift 2006

This is Gayatri Sivakumar the one who was there in IGP class in Bangalore. Ok, I'll give u another clue- the girl who cut her finger and scared you.

Thanks for your IGP package and god's grace without which it was impossible for me to secure a rank of 218.I am happy to inform u that I made into fashion communication at Mumbai. Well the classes begin on 10th July and I am excited but nervous. Plz excuse me for this late reply.

Keep smiling and keep busy coaching future aspirants. Hope to see u in future as we all know earth is round BYE.


PEARL Academy

Hi Julie Madam,

Hope you are just fine. I was able to get the IGP package only two days before the second round. I wanted to tell you that I have been selected for pearl. I give its credit to you and AFD. All the packs really helped me. In the situational test i.e., in a group of 5 people, was given to design a chair and table. We made a chair in the shape of a colour palette and table in the shape of scissors. It looked totally cool. Then in the interview I was asked about what we made. They asked me about my famous industrialist, I said I dont know much about them but fashion designers. So they asked me about them. I talked about Manish Malhotra, JJ Valaya. and many more questions. It was fun. They saw my portfolio and then asked me whats the meaning of my name when I was leaving. I told them its deep- anti, antim deep i.e. The last deep. They told me that means when the world falls in darkness, you are the one who will give light to everyone. It felt very good. In this interview I acted very naturally and did not pretend anything and it worked. One thing I have learned is we should be as we are, not try to pretend thinking people wont like you. People like you as you are. Too much of philosophy!!!! Anyway hope to talk to you soon.

Take care,