NID - National Institute of Design



National Institute of Design is Internationally acclaimed institution for Industrial, Communication, Textile and IT Integrated (Experiential) Design. It is an Institute of National Importance under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. National Institute of Design offers professional education programs at Bachelors and Masters level with five faculty streams and 20 diverse design domains.

Highlights

  • State of Art Infrastructure includes combination cutting edge design studios, skill & innovation labs and the Knowledge Management Centre and other facilities along with well equipped hostel facilities for the students.
  • NID has established exchange programs and ongoing pedagogic relationships with over 50 overseas institutions.
  • Research at NID has traditionally been grounded in practice, especially in the field work conducted by its faculty, staff, and students over the last several decades.
  • The Paldi campus has an International Centre for Indian Crafts (ICIC) with the primary aim to effectively understand the needs, strengths and weaknesses of a particular crafts sector and apply NID's interdisciplinary design expertise and knowledge base for capacity building and skill up gradation of artisans with a Global - Local approach.
  • The Intellectual Property Rights Cell  is established in NID campus as an entity with a clear mandate of facilitating and guiding students and others in the various aspects and issues in the field of IPR.
  • NIDUS the Design Shop having its own design outlet of NID. It connects NID's good designs to the outside world thereby establishing a direct interface with the people.

Undergraduate Programs (B.Des)

This 4-year intensive professional Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) program is offered in the following areas of specialization at the Main Campus, Ahmedabad

 

FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN

FACULTY OF TEXTILE, APPAREL & LIFESTYLE

  Specialization Seats Specialization Seats Specialization Seats
SPECIALIZATION Product Design 15 Graphic Design 15 Textile Design 15
SPECIALIZATION Furniture Design 10 Animation Film Design 15    
SPECIALIZATION Ceramic & Glass Design 10 Film & Video Communication 10    
SPECIALIZATION     Exhibition (Spatial) Design 10    
DURATION 4 Years          
SEATS AVAILABLE 100 seats          

Eligibility Criteria for BDes:

Admission is open to students who have passed or who will appear for qualifying examinations under the Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalents like AISSCE/ IB/ ISC during the current academic year.  Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on July 1st, of the year of application.

Allotment of the discipline of choice at the end of Foundation year is NOT guaranteed. Discipline allotment takes place only at the end of the first year (Foundation Program), based purely on student’s performance in the Foundation Program and the number of seats available in desired discipline.


Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)

NID Vijayawada campus is an independent autonomous institute under DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India. The transit campus is currently at Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), 20 km from Vijayawada.

The four-year- long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) is offered at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra in the following areas of specialisation:

  1. Industrial Design
  2. Communication Design
  3. Textile & Apparel Design

Note:

  • Successful candidates admitted to the GDPD programme at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra will be required to attend a mandatory foundation programme of one-year duration. Allotment of a discipline of choice is based on a candidate’s merit and choice only after successful completion of the foundation programme.
  • The GDPD programme at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra has 60 seats each for only Indian nationals including all categories. Prescribed percentage of seats are reserved for candidates (Indian nationals) belonging to various reserved categories as per the Government of India guidelines.

Eligibility - same as those of BDes programme at NID Ahmedabad

Test centres - Same as NID Ahaemdabad

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for GDPD, NID Vijayawada and BDes, NID Ahmedabad is common.

Short listed candidates who have opted for GDPD, at NID Vijayawada campus shall be called for next level of Studio Test, Interviews, etc. by a separate communication

Disciplines - Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile & Apparel Design

Total No. of Seats : 60


Post Graduate Programs (M.Des)

This 2.5 year intensive professional Master of Design (M.Des.) program is offered in the following areas of specialization at the three campuses mentioned below.  Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent including those who will be appearing for the qualifying examinations during the current academic year in the areas mentioned against each discipline are eligible to apply. 

Programs at Paldi CAMPUS, Ahmadabad
Programs Seats Duration Eligibility
Product Design 15 2.5 years Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Furniture Design 15 2.5 years Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR recognized Diploma in Interior Design or Craft Design(under 10+2+4yr)
Graphic Design 15 2.5 years Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Animation Film Design 15 2.5 years Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Film & Video Communication 15 2.5 years Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Textile Design 15 2.5 years Degree in Design (Textiles/Fashion/Accessory/Knitwear/Interior), Fine Arts or Architecture, OR recognized Diploma in Handloom Technology/Textile Technology (under 10+2+4yr)
Ceramic & Glass Design 10 2.5 years Degree in Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Interior Design, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

 

Programs at PG Campus, Gandhinagar 
Programs Seats Duration Eligibility
Transportation & Automobile Design 15 2.5 years Degree in Industrial Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Interior Design, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Photography Design 15 2.5 years Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Apparel Design 15 2.5 years Degree in Design (Textiles/ Fashion/Accessory/Knitwear/Interior), Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts or Architecture, OR recognized Diploma in Handloom Technology/ Textile Technology (under 10+2+4yr)
Lifestyle Accessory Design 15 2.5 years Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
New Media Design 15 2.5 years Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science and Applications, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Strategic Design Management 15 2.5 years Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts, Architecture, Interior Design or Planning, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Toy & Game Design 10 2.5 years Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

 

Programs at R&D Campus, Bangalore 
Programs Seats Duration Eligibility
Information Design 15 2.5 years Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Electronics or Visual Communications,OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Interaction Design 15 2.5 years Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Design for Retail Experience 15 2.5 years Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Universal Design 15 2.5 years Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Digital Game Design 15 2.5 years Degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics, Fine Arts, Multimedia, Physics, Mathematics, Information technology, Information Science OR recognized Diploma (under 10+2+4yr) of Product design, Animation, Graphics, New Media, Interface and  Interaction design, Toy & Game Design

 


Admission Procedure

Application Fees for General Category is Rs.2000/- .  Application Fees for OBC/SC/ ST/ PHP Category is  Rs.1000/-  Those applying for two programs should send two separate application forms along with two separate sets of documents, two separate demand drafts in two separate envelopes. One cannot apply for more than two M.Des. Programs.

Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on July 1st, of the year of admission. The Diplomas (10+2+4 yrs) should be recognized by Government Agencies such as UGC/AICTE/AIU.


Important Dates

  • Release of Application forms: 26th of October
  • The last date of receiving application form: 28th of November
  • Design Aptitude Test for M. Des and B. Des - 8th January
  • Design Aptitude Test for B. Des - 2nd Sunday of January each year
  • Studio Test & Interview: March to April

Design Aptitude Test (M.Des.or B.Des.) are conducted at 17 centres - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur,New Delhi, Patna, Panjim, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada.


For any further Information please contact:

National Institute Of Design,
ADMISSIONS 2017-18
National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007, India.
Phone: +91-79-2662 3462.
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