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

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 (relax able by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 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.

Post Graduate Programs

This 2.5 year intensive professional Master of Design (B.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.1500/- . Application Fees for OBC/SC/ ST/ PHP Category is Rs.750/- 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 (relax able by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 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 around 10th of October
The last date of receiving application form around 15th of Novermer each year
Design Aptitude Test for M. Des – 2nd Saturday of January each year
Design Aptitude Test for B. Des – 2nd Sunday of January each year
Studio Test & Interview from 3rd week of April each year
Design Aptitude Test (M.Des.or B.Des.) are conducted at 12 centres, including, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur.