NID offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various design domains. There are also opportunities for research in the field of design at NID. It offers a PhD in Design programme along with several international programmes on design as well. The institute has often been ranked very high among the top design colleges of the world. Because of its worldwide reputation, there are regular academic exchanges between NID and other leading design institutions from Europe, America and elsewhere.
Design domains The various disciplines in the field of design that are offered by NID at its campuses are:
NID is currently accepting applications for its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in design. The programmes on offer and their availability at respective campuses are listed below.
Eligibility criteria – B.Des. The eligibility criteria for applying for the B.Des. course at NID is as follows:
Foreign citizens too can apply for the B.Des. course under the overseas category. Though a few supernumerary seats are reserved for such candidates in some of the NID campuses, there aren't any relaxation in age for them.
Eligibility criteria – M.Des. The following criteria should be fulfilled by the candidates before applying for the Master of Design programme.
Overseas category candidates too may apply for the above M.Des. course. They should, however, fulfill either of the eligibility conditions as mentioned above.
Programme fees The semester wise programme fees for the B.Des. and M.Des courses are as follows.
Tuition fee: INR 1,61,525
Hostel fee: INR 15,000
Apart from the above fees, there is a mess charge and a refundable deposit that has to be paid at the time of admission. For candidates from SAARC countries, the semester wise fees come to around USD 3,155, including hostel charges. For candidates from the rest of the world, the program fees are USD 6,655, including hostel fee.
Tuition fee: INR 1,86,400
Hostel fee: INR 15,000
For overseas candidates, the semester wise fee for M.Des. programme is the same as that for the B.Des. programme. For both the programmes, scholarships are provided to the deserving students. The college also provides assistance in seeking an educational loan.
Mode of selection Candidates for the above programmes are selected on the basis of DAT or the Design Aptitude Test. The test is conducted by NID in two stages, the NID DAT (Prelims) and the NID DAT (Mains). The candidates have to first clear the Prelims before appearing for the Mains. The Prelims is a 3-hour duration written test, which has both objective and subjective questions.
The DAT Mains on the other hand is a Studio Test and also comprises of an interview round. On qualifying the Mains, the candidates are called for a counselling session. The DAT Prelims sample papers for both bachelors and the master's programme are available at the NID website.
Important dates for 2021-22 session
Admissions are currently open.
How to apply
Contact details The contact details of the various NID campuses is given under.
Paldi, Ahmedabad - 380 007
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Phone: +91 79 2662 9500 /2662 9600
GH-0, Extension Road
Nr. Infocity, Gandhinagar
Phone: +91 79 2326 5500
#12 HMT Link Road,
Off Tumkur Road,
Bengaluru – 560 022
Phone: + 91 80 2972 5006/2972 3276
EEE Building, Acharya Nagarjuna University,
Guntur - Vijayawada Highway,
Namburu – 522510, Andhra Pradesh
Phone No.: 0863-2377201/ 2377224
Transit Campus at Government Polytechnic Building,
National Highway 44, Village Umri
Kurukshetra, Haryana -136131
Phone No.: 01744-278100/ 278101
Acharpura, Eint Khedi, Post Arwaliya,
Bhopal – 462038
Phone No.: 8305103032, 0755-6721008, 0755-6721116
Jorhat - 785 014
Phone No.: 0376-2310108
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