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Overview of National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology (NIFFT)

Name of the Institute National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology – [NIFFT], Ranchi
Institute Type Central
Basic Admission Criteria Entrance-based
Application Mode Online
Name of the entrance Written test/ Interview Test: ADC/ Ph.D.
Entrance mode Offline
Counselling National level
Scholarship Yes

The National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, (NIFFT) Ranchi is a technical institute which is centrally-funded and was established by the government of India in collaboration with UNDP-UNESCO in the year 1966. The NIFFT later got registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. Today, it is a leading institute in the country for teaching, consultancy, training, research, and documentation. It also deals with all the information retrieval services such as metal casting and metal forming technology. The institute’s management team includes board of governors, members of public and private enterprises, representing govt. of India, technical and R & D organizations.


Mainly, the NIFFT consists of five teaching departments: Foundry Technology, Forge Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Department of Applied Science and Humanities (DASH) and Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. It has a lot of hi-tech laboratories such as the Rapid prototype Lab, Internet Laboratory, CAD-CAM, Ceramic Lab, Sand laboratory, Metallography, mechanical Testing, Spectroscopy, Environmental and Pollution Control Lab, FMS, Non-destructive and Metrology, Electronics, SEM, Computer Centre, Forging Laboratory, etc. The institute also offers Networking Facility to all students and faculty members at the offices. Its workshops and laboratories are effectively equipped with modern instruments for professional training.

Location and Accessibility

The NIFFT campus is situated amidst picturesque surroundings of southern Ranchi. This district in the state of Jharkhand is located a little over 600 m height above mean sea level and has an ideal ambience for academic pursuits, courtesy its pleasant climate all through the year.

Distance from Ranchi Airport: 6 km
Distance from Ranchi Railway Station: 10 km
Distance from Hatia Railway Station: 1.5 km


The institute is located on the southern periphery of Ranchi on the Ranchi-Chaibasa highway (Jharkhand). Its spacious campus is spread over an area of 67 acres and it is located at about 6.5 km from Birsa Munda Airport. So, the college is easily accessible from even air transport.


As mentioned earlier, the institute has most major facilities like well-equipped labs and workshops, like the Metallography Laboratory, Flexible Manufacturing System and Sand Laboratory. It is also home to many computing facilities like DEFORM, UNIGRAPHICS, PROCAST, CATIA, MATLAB, etc. The other crucial facilities offered inside the campus include sports facility, separate hostel facility for boys and girls, mess facility and library facility canteen.


The admission to the courses offered by NIFFT is based on the JEE Mains Score and Gate Rank. Here is the list of the courses:

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
  • Foundry – Forge Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Material Science & Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering


NIFFT B.Tech Admission 2018

Course Name Specialization Minimum Eligibility Selection Criteria
B.Tech Manufacturing Engineering Candidate must have passed 10+2/ Intermediate or equivalent qualifying examination from a recognized State/ Central Board. Also, the applicant must have cleared the JEE (Main). JEE Main + Counselling
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Key points

  • Seats are given to the candidates according to their choice that they had filled during the online counselling sessions, a score of 10+2/ availability of seats in the selected Institute/ Branch and merit/ rank hold in JEE Mains.
  • It is advisable to report to the allotted Institute to finish the admission procedure on the mentioned date.

NIFFT M.Tech Admission 2018

Course Name Specialization Minimum Eligibility Selection Criteria
M.Tech Foundry and Forge Technology BE/ B.Tech degree in any relevant discipline from a recognized university/ institute. Entrance-based
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Environmental Engineering

Important points

  • Students need to get all their necessary documents for verification at the reporting center.
  • Applicants also need to report to the institute on the scheduled date with the admission fee and all the required documents.

NIFFT Advance Diploma Course (ADC) Admission 2018

Minimum Eligibility Selection Criteria
Advance Diploma Course (ADC) Foundry/ Forge Technology Diploma degree in Metallurgical / Mechanical/ Production Engineering or a B.Sc. degree in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry with minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST) of marks from any recognized university/ institute. Written test conducted by the institute

NIFFT Ph.D. Admission 2018

Course Name Specialization Minimum Eligibility Selection Criteria
Ph.D. Foundry Technology Candidate needs to have a Master’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University. Written Test/ Interview
Forge Technology
Manufacturing Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Department of Applied Science and Humanities

Key points

  • Applicants have to submit the application form on or before the specified date through the post.
  • Students, who have qualified the written test and interview, are required to report at the institute to complete the admission procedure.

NIFFT Application Process 2018

The application process is conducted in the offline mode for all the courses. Applicants are required to submit a separate application form for each course. For applying,

  • You need to first download the application form that is available on the website of NIFFT, Ranchi
  • Fill in the application form and send it via post to the Dean, NIIFT Ranchi.
  • Send the application fee through DD in favor of “NIFFT” payable at Ranchi.

Please note that the application fee for Ph.D. is INR 1000 (INR 500 for SC/ST candidates)


The NIFFT consists of a separate Training and Placement cell, which helps the students for their training and placement-related activities. All the companies who visit the campus are from the core engineering sector like automobiles, foundry and forge plants, iron and steel, etc. The main recruiters of the institute are Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, Hero Group, TVS Motors, etc.

Placement Procedure

  1. As per the procedure, the Institute sends an invitation to selected companies for coming to their campus for placements.
  2. After that, they shortlist companies who have expressed their interest in visiting the campus.
  3. The finalised companies conduct pre-placement presentations and discussions with the students on campus. It basically covers the company profile, the selection procedure, the career growth path and the emoluments offered.
  4. Then the date for final recruitment is scheduled, which is done as per the mutual understanding between the Institute and the recruiting company.

Facilities for Recruiters

  1. Fully-equipped hall for conducting Pre- Placement Talks
  2. Well-furnished and air-conditioned rooms are given for interviews and group discussions.
  3. Fully-computerized office
  4. Video and Teleconferencing facility is also provided on request.
  5. The recruiting panel is given on-Campus free accommodation in the Institute’s Guest House (NIFFT NIWAS) if informed prior to visiting.
  6. Access to students’ profile is also given.
  7. Free pick up services from Ranchi Railway and Airport station.
  8. Student volunteers offer round-the-clock assistance at each level of the placement process.

NIFFT Scholarship

NIFFT offers a scholarship of INR 25,000 to the students of Ph.D. for the first two years and INR 28,000 per month for the 3rd and 4th year. It also provides the scholarship of INR 2,500 per month to the shortlisted candidates for the Advanced Diploma Course in foundry/forge technology ADC.

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