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National Institute of Design (NID) is an internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. NID conducts an entrance examination called National Institute of Design Entrance Examination (NIDEE). All applicants are required to attend the design aptitude tests. Selected candidates will be asked to attend a studio test and interview.

NID Entrance Test (DAT) is conducted at Ahmedabad, Bangluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata & Mumbai. 

Program Offered at NID are:

Heritage Campus, Ahmadabad

1. Product Design

2. Transportation & Automobile Design

3. Textile Design

4. Animation Film Design

5. Furniture & Interior Design

6. Ceramic & Glass Design

7. Graphic Design

8. Film & Video Communication

R&D Campus, Bangalore:

1. Design for Digital Experience

2. Information & Interface Design

3. Design for Retail Experience

PG Campus, Gandhinagar

1. Apparel Design & Merchandising

2. New Media Design

3. Apparel Design & Merchandising

4. Strategic Design Management

5. Lifestyle Accessory Design

Eligibility Criteria:


GDPD is a 4-year intensive professional UG programme is offered in the following three Faculty streams

 •  Industrial Design: 

       ›  Product Design
       ›  Furniture and Interior Design
       ›  Ceramic & Glass Design  

•   Communication Design: 

       ›  Graphic Design 
       ›  Animation Film Design 
       ›  Film & Video Communication 
       ›  Exhibition Design Textile and

 •   Apparel Design: 

       ›  Textile Design

A candidate should have pass in 12th in any stream.

A candidate should not be more than 20 years as on 1st June, 2011 for general candidates. An SC/ST candidate should not be more than 23 years of age.

The candidates who are appearing in their final exams for 12th are also eligible to apply.

For postgraduate program:

Candidate's upper age limit is 27 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on 1.6.2011. Candidates with work experience are preferred.

PGDPD programme is 2 to 2½ years course offered in the following specific areas of specialization in 15 design disciplines under the five faculties.

 • Industrial Design 

       › Product Design

Eligibility : B.Tech, B.E.(Mech./Mechatronics),B.Arch. 

› Furniture & Interior Design

         Eligibility : B.Tech/B.E. (Civil Engg.), B.Arch Interior Design 

› Ceramic & Glass Design

Eligibility : B.Arch, B.F.A.,Ceramic & Glass Design/Technology, Graduates in other disciplines with experience in Ceramic & Glass related fields. 

› Toy Design & Development

         Eligibility : B.E. /B.Tech./ BCA/ BIT/ B.Arch./Interior Design / BFA/ Applied Arts/ Child development/ Therapy, or graduates with certain experience in allied areas.  

› Transportation & Automobile Design

         Eligibility : B.Tech/B.E.(Automobile/Mechanical/ Mechatronics)/ B.Arch, Product Design from reputed Institutes/Design School in India and/or Abroad  

  • Textile and Apparel Design 

       › Textile Design

         Eligibility: B.F.A., Applied Arts, Textile/Handloom Technology, Textile/Knitwear/ Fashion Design / Home Science with Textile & Clothing. 

› Apparel Design & Merchandising

Eligibility : B.F.A., Applied Arts, Textile/ Knitwear/ Fashion Design or graduates in Merchandising or any other disciplines with proven proficiency in drawing and garment construction/presentation. 

› Lifestyle Accessory Design

Eligibility : B.F.A., Applied Arts, Design, B.Arch, Interior Design, Accessory Design and relevant disciplines in Technology / Engineering.

  •  Communication Design

› Graphic Design

         Eligibility : B.F.A., Applied Arts, B.Arch., Interior Design, Graduates with experience in Graphic Design.  

› Animation Film Design

Eligibility : B.F.A., Applied Arts, Design, B.Arch., Communication Media Film & TV, Mass Media, Graduates with experience in Animation Industry.  

› Film & Video Communication

         Eligibility: Humanities, Arts, Visual Communication, Mass Media or graduates in any other discipline with relevant work experience.   

 •  IT Integrated Design

› New Media Design

Eligibility : B.F.A., Applied Arts, B.Tech, ,BIT, B.Arch, Visual Communication, Mass Media, B.Sc. Computer Science, BCA, (Knowledge of Scripting, Authoring & Graphic tools essential). 

› Software & User Interface Design
         Eligibility : B E (computer Science), B.Arch., BFA, B.Tech (Ele.), B.I.T., Applied Psychology, Accessory Design with relevant work experience. 

› Information & Digital Design

         Eligibility : B.Tech./B.I.T./ B.E. (CS) / B.Arch., BFA (Visual Communication/ Painting), Applied Arts, BIT, BCA, B.Sc (Computer Science/ Statistics/ Maths), Mass Media, Cognitive Psychology (knowledge of scripting and graphic tools essential) with relevant work experience.

  •  Design Management   

       ›  Strategic Design Management

         Eligibility : Any recognized 3-year Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, Humanities, Science or a 4-year degree in Engineering, Technology, etc. with work experience of minimum 2 years in a design/design related organization  

Applica tion Fee:

Application fee for General Category candidates is Rs. 1500/-

Application fee for Reserved Categories (SC / ST / OBC / PH) is Rs.750/- who should also send in an attested copy of the relevant certificate from competent authority) and a self – addressed envelope of 9? x 12? size with 40/- stamps affixed. Mark your envelope NID ‘Admissions 2011'.

Availability Application :

The Application forms will be available from NID, Ahmadabad & selected branches of Bank of India.

NID Forms can also be downloaded from  www.nid.edu/downloads & sent along with DD for  1500/- drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favour of  “National Institute of Design”  payable at Ahmedabad.

Test Centers:

Ahmedabad:  Diwan Ballubhai School, Opp Sanskar Kendra, Opp Nid Nr Rajnagar Society, Paldi, Ph: 079-26587175, 25465758

Bangalore:  SJR College for Women, Dr. Rajkumar Road, 4th 'M' Block, 1050/A, SSI area (Opposite Hero Honda showroom), Rajaji Nagar, Ph: 080-23359474,23303463

Bhopal:  Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MACT), Nr Mata Mandir, T.T. Nagar, Ph: 0755-2670417, 2670327

Chennai:  Stella Maris College, 17, Cathedral Road, 600006, Ph: 044-28111987, 28111951

New Delhi:  1  St Michael's Senior Secondary School, 3, Sadhu Vashwani Mg, Pusa Road, Ph: 011-25787987, 25741606

New Delhi:  2. Sardar Patel School, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Guwahati:  Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Ph: 0361-2304884

Hyderabad:  Nizam College, Opp To Lal Bahadur Stadium Babu Khan Estates, Nasirabagh, Basheerbagh, Ph: 040-23234231


Kolkata:  Bhawanipur College, 5 gujarati Centre, Lala Lajpat Roy Road,, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, Ph: 033-30533284, 30533285

Mumbai:  JJ College of of applied art, Dr. D.N. Road, Mumbai-400001, Maharashtra, 400001


Important Dates:

Issuing of forms start from : October 11,2010

Last Date for receiving completed forms at NID  2011-2012 : November 12,2010

Hall Ticket/ Call Letter will be posted by December 20, 2010

NID Entrance exam date: Test for PGDPD : January 8, 2011

                                     Test for GDPD : January 9, 2011

Result out of first phase: Last week of March 2011

Hall Ticket/ Call Letter of Second Phase will be posted by March 26, 2011

Date of the Studio Test/interview : GDPD is scheduled from April 20 – 24, 2011

PGDPD is scheduled from April 20 – May 3, 2011

Contact Details:

National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007, India
Tel: +91-79 26623692/ 2662 3462 
Fax : 26621167
E-mail :  ContactI ContactII
website :  www.nid.edu

R & D Campus
National Institute of Design
#12 HMT Link Road, Off Tumkur Road
Bangalore 560 022
Phone: +91-80 2337 3006 / 2337 3276
Fax: +91-80 23373086

PG Campus, Gandhinagar
GH-0 Road Extension, Behind Infocity
Phone +91-79-23244518
E-mail :  Contact

Delhi Centre
Core 6A 3rd Floor India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003, India
Phone +91-11-24692846(D), 24641017/9916/9917 ext. 2322
E-mail :  Contact

Bangalore Centre
B-112 Rajaji Nagar Industrial Estate,
Bangalore 560 044, India
Phone +91-80-2335 9873/2338 7534


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