National Institute of Design (NID)

National Institute of Design (NID)

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Introduction


The National Institute of Design (NID) is India’s top design school, located in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Established in 1961, NID functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion which falls under the purview of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Apart from imparting design courses, the institute is also a scientific and industrial design research organization. For the indispensable contribution of NID to design education, the institute has been named the Institute of National Importance by Govt. of India in 2014.

As of 2017, the National Institute of Design (NID) has three sister campuses across India in Assam, Kurukshetra, and Vijayawada.

List of Contents


  1. Location.
  2. Rankings.
  3. Courses Offered.
  4. Admission Procedure.
  5. Fee Structure
  6. Campus.

NID Location


The NID, Ahmedabad campus operates through 2 branch campuses located in Gandhinagar and Bangalore.

Name of Institute Year of Establishment Campus Location
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (“Heritage Campus”) 1961 Ahmedabad, Gujarat
National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar (Postgraduate Campus) 2004 Gandhinagar, Gujarat
National Institute of Design, Bangalore (R&D Campus) 2006 Bengaluru, Karnataka

Apart from the NID Ahmedabad campus, Govt. of India has also established 3 independent campuses at Vijayawada, Kurukshetra, and Jorhat, Assam.

Name of The Institute Year of Establishment Campus Location
National Institute of Design, Vijayawada 2015 Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh
National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra 2016 Kurukshetra, Haryana
National Institute of Design, Jorhat 2015 Jorhat, Assam

NID Ranking


  • Placed at the #151st spot in the category of best Art & Design institutes in the World by QS Rankings.
  • Ranked 1st by various magazines like Careers360, Shiksha in the list of best design institutes in India.

NID Courses


Bachelor of Design (B.Des)


  • A four-year bachelor’s degree where you can choose from 8 different specializations. B.Des course is offered at NID Ahmedabad campus only.
  • The total number of seats is 100 including reserved category.
  • The specializations offered in this degree program include the following:
  • Textile Design (15 seats).
  • Ceramic and Glass Design (10 seats)
  • Furniture Design (10 seats)
  • Product Design (15 seats)
  • Animation Film Design (15 seats)
  • Exhibition Design (10 seats)
  • Film & Video Communication (10 seats)
  • Graphic Design (15 seats)

Master of Design (M.Des)


A two and half years masters course offered in 19 different specializations, having a total of 275 seats across the 3 active campuses.

NID Ahmedabad Campus
  • Animation Film Design [15 Seats]
  • Ceramic and Glass Design [10 Seats]
  • Furniture Design [15 Seats]
  • Film & Video Communication [15 Seats]
  • Graphic Design [15 Seats]
  • Product Design [15 Seats]
  • Textile Design [15 Seats].
NID Gandhinagar Campus
  • Apparel Design [15 Seats]
  • Lifestyle Accessory Design [15 Seats]
  • Strategic Design Management [15 Seats]
  • New Media Design [15 Seats]
  • Photography Design [15 Seats]
  • Toy & Game Design [10 Seats]
  • Transportation & Automobile Design [15 Seats].
NID Bengaluru Campus
  • Design for Retail Experience [15 Seats]
  • Digital Game Design [15 Seats]
  • Information Design [15 Seats]
  • Interaction Design [15 Seats]
  • Universal Design [15 Seats].

Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)


GDPD is a 4-year long diploma program at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra. It is the only program offered by these two campuses.

  • Industrial Design.
  • Communication Design.
  • Textile & Apparel Design.

International Collaborations

NIDs have, or have had collaborations with 84 different universities all over the world, including Royal College of Art & Design, London, UK and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Valencia, USA. NIDs fully support programs like

  1. Faculty Exchange
  2. Research
  3. Publications
  4. Joint Workshops Collaborative Projects
  5. International Open Electives
  6. Student Exchange.

NID Admission


Admission to all courses (B.Des/M.Des/GDPD) at NID campuses is through a 2-tier entrance test process. This common entrance test is called Design Aptitude Test (DAT).

The two stages of the DAT exam scheme include:

  • Design Aptitude Test (Prelims).
  • Design Aptitude Test (Mains).

The format of DAT (Prelims) is similar for B.Des/GDPD and M.Des admissions. DAT mains for M.Des. and B.Des./GDPD are different.

DAT (Mains) for M.Des. and B.Des./GDPD are different.

Detailed Admission process shall follow soon.

NID Fee Structure


Indian Citizens (For 2017 admissions)


Particulars Bachelor of Design (B. Des)
Master of Design (M.Des)
Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Bengaluru
Sem I Sem II Sem I Sem II Sem I Sem II Sem I Sem II
Tuition Fees 109500 109500 134500 134500 134500 134500 134500 134500
Hostel charges 15000 15000 0 0 17500 17500 0 0
Insurance (Personal Accident) 200 0 200 0 200 0 200 0
Student Activity Fund 400 0 400 0 400 0 400 0
Film Club 200 0 200 0 200 0 200 0
Security Deposit (refundable) 10000 0 10000 0 10000 0 10000 0
Mess charges * 18421 17637 0 0 18421 17637 19649 18813
Total INR 153721 142137 145300 134500 181221 169637 164949 153313

GDPD Course (At Vijayawada and Kurukshetra)


Particulars
Fee
Tuition Fee 1,75,000
Refundable Security Deposit 10,000
Total Fees for the first year (two semesters) 1,85,000

Overseas (Supernumerary for both B.Des & M.Des) (Joining in 2017-18)


SAARC / African/ Cambodia/ Laos/ Myanmar/ Vietnam


Particulars Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Master of Design (M.Des)
Ahemdabad Campus Ahemdabad Campus Gandhinagar Campus Bengaluru Campus
Sem I Sem II Sem I Sem II Sem I Sem II Sem I Sem II
Tuition Fees 2910 2910 2910 2910 2910 2910 2910 2910
Hostel Charges 15000 15000 0 0 17500 17500 0 0
Insurance (Personal Accident) 200 0 200 0 200 200
Student Activity Fund 400 0 400 0 400 400
Film Club 200 0 200 0 200 200
Security Deposit (refundable) 10000 0 10000 10000 10000
Mess charges * 18421 17637 18421 17637 19649 18813
Total INR 44221 32637 10800 46721 35137 30449 18813
 Fee in USD
plus $2910 plus $2910 plus $2910 plus $2910 plus $2910 plus $2910 plus $2910 plus $2910

Rest of the World


Particulars Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Master of Design (M.Des)
Ahmedabad Campus Ahemdabad Campus Gandhinagar Campus Bengaluru Campus
Sem I Sem II Sem I Sem II Sem I Sem II Sem I Sem II
Tuition Fee 6410 6410 6410 6410 6410 6410 6410 6410
Hostel Charges 15000 15000 0 0 17500 17500 0 0
Insurance Charges 200 0 200 0 200 200 0
Student Activity Fund 400 0 400 0 400 400 0
Film Club 200 0 200 0 200 200 0
Security Deposit (refundable 10000 0 10000 10000 10000 0
Mess charges 18421 17637 0 0 18421 17637 19649 18813
Total INR 44221 32637 10800 0 46721 35137 30449 18813
Total USD plus $6410 plus $6410 plus $6410 plus $6410 plus $6410 plus $6410 plus $6410 plus $6410

Mess Charges are around rupees 4050 per month.

NID Campus


NID Ahemdabad is spread across a calm, beautiful and rather peaceful campus, right in the middle of the city. With trees in plenty, birds and peacocks can be seeing roaming around, along with other creatures. The NID campus is fully residential with world-class facilities at students dispense.

NID Library


NID has a huge library, filled with the most interesting books, magazines, movies and alumni’s diploma-documents for you to gorge on for hours.

Film Screening


As part of film appreciation, the National Institute of Design screens classic and new movies in their auditorium almost every other week.

Workshops


There are multiple workshop spaces in the campus, where one can work with wood, metal, Styrofoam, fabric, glass,ceramics and more.

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