Nirma University B.Des Industrial Design and Communication Design admissions 2021

Are you a design aspirant who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in Industrial Design or Communication Design? Nirma University is inviting applications for admissions to B.Des Industrial Design and Communication Design courses from the Indian Students, International Students and NRIs. Candidates who are seeking B.Des 2021 admissions at Nirma University can check this article and get the admission related details like eligibility criteria, application procedures, selection process, etc.

About Nirma University

Nirma University is one of the popular Universities in Gujarat. Under the University, many institutes, departments and research centres host various higher education degree programmes and research activities in multiple disciplines. It is a prestigious Deemed-to-be Universities in India that has been accredited with Grade 'A' by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2015. To provide high-quality education, the University has good infrastructure, facilities and well-experienced faculty to conduct the degree programmes. Also, the University has a separate placement cell to help the students in getting job placement offers in top core companies.

B.Des admissions 2021 at Nirma University

For the design aspirants, the Department of Design, Nirma University offers 4-year residential B.Des degree programmes in Industrial Design and Communication Design. In the design courses, the students will be given a detailed education on design with a well-structured industry-oriented curriculum. As a part of the course curriculum, the students will be given chances to learn through internships and apprenticeships training programmes. The graduates after completing the design courses can seek job opportunities in manufacturing industries, digital media, design studios, Advertising and Media Services, etc.

Currently, admissions are open at B.Des Courses in Nirma University for the academic year 2021. Candidates can follow this article and get more details on admissions.

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Eligibility criteria

To get B.Des admissions at Nirma University, the interested candidates should have passed the HSC examination (10+2) or any other equivalent recognized examination with a minimum of 50 % aggregate marks (or) the candidates should have completed 10+3 Diploma Education approved by the State Board of Technical Education or any other recognized board/ university with a minimum of 50 % aggregate marks.

How to apply

The eligible candidates can apply for B.Des admissions at Nirma University by submitting the online application form available at the official website of the University.

At first, the candidates need to create a new user account by registering their details. After successful registration, the candidates can log in using their credentials to fill the B.Des online application form. All the fields in the form should be filled with the correct details.

For successful submission of the filled-in application form, the candidates must pay a non-refundable application processing fee online via credit card/debit card/net banking.

The application processing fee for General Quota candidates is Rs.2000 + applicable taxes and for the NRI & NRI Sponsored Candidates, the fee is Rs. 3000 + applicable taxes.

Candidates should submit the filled-in application form on or before the last date of submission. After the successful submission of the application form, the candidates can use their login credentials to check the status of the form later.

Selection process for Indian Applicants

To get B.Des admissions at Nirma University, the Indian applicants must have a valid score in the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design(UCEED) conducted by IIT, Bombay ( or) Nirma University- Design Entrance Test(NU-DET) conducted by the Department of Design, Nirma University.

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Candidates who have not appeared for UCEED-2021 and those who wish to have an option of considering NU-DET score for final selection can attend NU-DET.

After the entrance exams are conducted, the admission committee of Nirma University will shortlist the candidates based on their performance in UCEED/ NU-DET and will invite the shortlisted applicants for a Situation Test and Personal Interview.

In the Situation Test, the admission committee will evaluate the design aptitude of applicants and their creativity, 2D and 3D visualization skills, dexterity and handling of materials.

In the Personal Interview, the selection team will evaluate the general awareness, interest, quality of responses to social and cultural issues, aptitude, articulation skills, etc. While attending the personal interview, the candidates should take their portfolio with a maximum limit of 10 works in total and present it to the interview panel. The portfolio can contain work such as drawings, paintings, craftwork, photographs, films/videos, articles, stories, essays, poems, etc. prepared by the student.

Documents to be submitted
The admission committee will verify the original documents of the candidates at the time of the interview. So, along with the portfolio, candidates should take the following original documents and 2 sets of photocopies of the original documents to the personal interview.

  1. Class X Mark-sheet
  2. Class XII Mark-sheet
  3. School Leaving Certificate or Transfer Certificate
  4. Diploma Examination Mark-sheet (if applicable)
  5. Latest Passport Size Photograph of the applicants

Selection Process for International applicants

Foreign Nationals who have non-Indian passports (FN) or the students who have non-Indian passports (FN) along with the OCI or PIO card (OCI/PIO) can apply for B.Des courses admissions 2021 at Nirma University under OCI/PIO/FN Supernumerary category that has 10% seats reserved.

Applicants whose parents are currently working in Gulf countries or South-east Asia can apply for Nirma University under CIWGC-SEA Supernumerary category that has 5% seats reserved but they must hold Indian Passports and must have passed any qualifying exams either from India or outside of India.

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Selection Process for NRI applicants

NRI applicants will be exempted from attending the Entrance Test if they have passed their qualifying examination from outside India. For such applicants, the admission committee of Nirma University will evaluate the merit scores considering the minimum qualifying marks as per the rules of the University or equivalent exam of the country of residence. The shortlisted candidates will have to attend a Skype interview. Before attending the Skype Interview, the applicants must send their portfolio along with two letters of recommendation from senior school teachers via email.

Remember, NRI Applicants who do not attend the situation test and the personal interview on the scheduled date and time will forfeit their chance for admission to the B.Des course.

Mentioned below are the additional documents, the NRI/NRI Sponsored Category applicants should submit.

  1. Proof of Residence of Sponsor (applicable to NRI Sponsored applicant)
  2. An Affidavit from Sponsoring person (applicable to NRI Sponsored applicant)
  3. Passport of self and his/her mother and/or father (applicable to NRI applicant)
  4. Equivalence Certificate from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi (if an applicant has passed the qualifying examination from outside India)

After the selection procedures are completed, Nirma University will send a provisional letter to all the selected Indian, International and NRI candidates with details to join the Department of Design at Nirma University. The admissions at the University are purely based on the fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria, merit scores and the verification of original documents.

At each stage of the admission process, the university will inform the necessary details through email only. The University will not hold the responsibility for non-receipt or delay of any communication which is sent to the e-mail Id provided by the candidate in the admission application form.

Important dates

  • Last date to complete online registration: 30th March 2021
  • Delivery of call letter to the shortlisted students for Offline NU-DET, Situation Test & Personal Interview: 01st April 2021
  • Date of Offline NU-DET Examination: 08th April 2021
  • Date of Online/Offline Situation Test & Personal Interview: 12th, 13th,15th,16th April 2021
  • Declaration of Merit List 1: 03rd May 2021
  • Declaration of Merit List 2: 10th May 2021
  • Last date for Fee Payment: 15th June 2021
  • Commencement of classes for Semester 1: 26th July 2021

Contact details

For admission related details, candidates are requested to contact
Department of Design
Nirma University
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway
Ahmedabad – 382 481, Gujarat, India.
Toll-Free Helpline for Admissions:1800 233 6148
Phone: 079-71652325, +91-8758033620

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Design aspirants who wish to pursue a bachelor or master degree in any designing programme can also apply for Footwear Design & Development Institute(FDDI) UG and PG admissions 2021 and Indian Institute of Crafts and Design B.Des, M.Des and M.Voc admissions 2021.


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