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National Institute of Design Ahmedabad
(Autonomous National Institute)

Establishment

The Industrial Policy Resolution of 1953 articulated these concerns and indicated broad guidelines. It was in this setting that the Government of India invited the renowned design team of Charles and Ray Eames to recommend a programme of design to serve as an aid to small industry. On the basis of their remarkable document, 'The India Report', the Government of India set up the National Institute of Design in 1961 as an autonomous national institution for research, service and training in Industrial Design and Visual Communication.

1961  NID established as an autonomous national Institution     
1963-1964 Training in Basic Design commences for graduate students    
1964-1965 Architect Louis Khan and NID team begin design of new campus for Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.      

Courses Offered 

Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)
This 4-year intensive professional UG programme is offered in the following areas of specialisation:

  1. Product Design, Furniture & Interior Design, Ceramic &  Glass Design(Under the faculty of Industrial Design)
  1. Graphic Design, Animation Film Design, Film & Video Communication, Exhibition (Spatial) Design(Under the faculty of Communication Design)
  1. Textile Design(Under the faculty of Textile, Apparel and Lifestyle Design)

Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) 
Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design is 2 to 2½ year programme offered in the following specific areas of sectoral specialisation in 16 design programmes under the five faculties.

Programmes offered at Heritage Campus, Ahmedabad
1. Product Design (2½ year)
(B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Des/ B.Arch/ B.Int.Des/ or equivalent (under 10+2+4 pattern or more).
2. Furniture & Interior Design (2½ year)(Prerequisites as in Product Design)
3. Transportation & Automobile Design (2½ year)(Prerequisites as in Product Design)
4. Ceramic & Glass Design (2½ year)(B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Des/ B.Arch/ B.Int.Des/ BFA/ or equivalent or graduates in any discipline with one year relevant industry experience).
5. Textile Design (2½ year)
(B.Des/ BFA/ Graduation in Textile, Knitwear or Fashion, Home Science with Textiles & Clothing, Interior Design, Architecture,Textile or Handloom Technology, or equivalent or graduates in any discipline with one year relevant industry experience).
6. Graphic Design (2½ year)
(BFA/ B.Arch/ B.Des/ BVC/ B.Litt/ Graduation in Commn. Media, Film & TV, Mass Media/ or equivalent or graduates in any discipline with one year relevant industry experience or creative pursuits).
7. Animation Film Design (2½ year)(Prerequites as in Graphic Design).
8. Film & Video Communication (2½ year)(Prerequites as in Graphic Design).

Programmes offered at PG Campus, Gandhinagar
1. Toy & Game Design (2½ year)( Prerequisites as in Product or Graphic Design ).
2. Apparel Design & Merchandising (2½ year)
(B.Des/ BFA/ Graduation in Textile, Knitwear or Fashion, Home Science with Textiles & Clothing, Interior Design Architecture,Textile or Handloom Technology, or equivalent or graduates in any discipline with one year relevant industry experience).
3. Lifestyle Accessory Design (2½ year)(Prerequisites as in Apparel Design & Merchandising).
4. New Media Design (2 year)
(BCA/ BIT/ BSc Comp./ BFA / B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Des/ BVC/ Degree in Mass Media/ or equivalent or graduates in any discipline with relevant industry experience (knowledge of programming, scripting and computer graphic tools is essential).
5. Strategic Design Management (2 year)
(Graduates in any discipline with two years full-time relevant work experience in a design or allied creative organisations. Experience may be relaxed for Post-Graduates).

   Programmes offered at R&D Campus, Bengaluru
1. Information & Interface Design (2 year)(Prerequisites as in New Media Design).
2. Design for Retail Experience (2 year)
(Design graduates or graduates in any discipline with one year full-time relevant work experience in related field).
3. Design for Digital Experience (2 year)
(BCA/ BIT/ BSc Comp./ BFA/ B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Des/ BVC/ Degree in Mass Media/ or equivalent or graduates in any discipline with one year full-time relevant work experience in digital and allied areas (knowledge of programming, scripting and computer graphic tools is essential)

Post Graduate Certificate Course in Photography Design
 
Admission Process

All candidates fulfilling the requirements of minimum qualification and within the prescribed age limit will be called for the Entrance Test (DAT or NEED) to be conducted at 12 centres — Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Oman.
(NID reserves its right to cancel any of these centres).

The second phase of the admission procedure will consist of studio tests followed by personal interviews at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar.

The Admission Committee decides the procedures, grades and weightage every year. The norms for the selection are the sole prerogative of the Admission Committee and the decision of the Admission Committee and the Management in any of the matters concerning the admission process and selection will be final. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the admission committee or its members, academic office bearers or management will lead to the automatic disqualification of the candidate(s).

Prescribed percentage of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to various reserved categories scheduled as per the norms of the Government of India. The OBC reservation is in effect in stages and the new academic year 2009-2010 envisages the second stage of reservation. 

National Entrance Examination for Design (NEED) 
NEED is a qualifying examination of the following consortium partner institutions for admission to the undergraduate level programmes in design:

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
D. J. Academy of Design, Coimbatore
IILM School of Design, Gurgaon
Wigan & Leigh College, New Delhi
Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi

NEED is conducted by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, as a nodal agency on behalf of the consortium partners.

The objective of NEED is to measure the candidate’s aptitude for the field of design involving general mental ability, worldview, sensitivity to environment, creativity, drawing and communication skills.

NEED is only a qualifying entrance examination and therefore does not guarantee admission in any way, or in any of the consortium partner institutions.

For candidates applying for NID:
Based on NEED score candidates will be short listed and called directly for next phase of admission — studio tests and personal interviews — for final selection. Candidates need not apply to NID again for the second and third stages.

For candidates applying to consortium partner institutes:
Based on the NEED scores candidates have to apply separately to each consortium partner institute for admission and may have to fulfill its specific requirements for admission in the next phase.

NID is not responsible for the admission procedures of the consortium partner institutes.

For more details or any specific queries on admissions or academic programmes of consortium partner institutions, candidates may directly contact the concerned institutes.
 
Contact
 
Main Campus
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007
Phone: (079) 2662 3692
Fax: (079) 2662 1167
e-mail: academic@nid.edu,
           admissions@nid.edu
           pro@nid.edu
           info@nid.edu  PG Campus (NID )
GH 0 Extension Road,
Nr. Infocity, Gandhinagar
Phone: 079 23244515/23244765
Fax: 079 23244518
e-mail: pgcampus@nid.edu 
   
Bangalore Centre
B 112, Rajaji Nagar Industrial
Estate, Bangalore 560 044
Phone: (080) 2315 9837 / 23387534
Fax: (080) 2338 7534
e-mail: nidbc@dataone.in  R & D Campus
National Institute of Design
R & D Campus
#12 HMT Link Road, Off Tumkur Road
Bangalore 560 022
Phone: (080) 23373006 / 23373276
Fax: (080) 23373086 
   
Delhi Centre
Core 6A, 3rd Floor, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi 110 003
Phone: (011) 2469 2846 (D)
e-mail: delhi@nid.edu 
website: https://www.nid.edu