Introduction In NID

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.

NID Fee Structure

Fees applicable to Indian students:

Yearly Expenses (IN INR)B. Des.M. Des.
Tuition Fees1,20,0001,60,000
Studio & KMC charges/ I.T. infrastructure charges 55,00055,000
Hostel Room Rent & Electricity Charges25,00030,000*
Student Development Fund 400400
Film Club 200200
Security Deposit (refundable) 10,00010,000
Monthly Mess Charges

(subject to periodic revisions)


Hostel facility is only at PG campus Gandhinagar for courses offered at Gandhinagar. There is no hostel facility for PG students at Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.

Annual Tuition Fee for Overseas Students:

For the students from SAARC countries, African countries, Cambodia, Laos,Myanmar,Vietnam: US$ 5,000

For the rest of foreign students other than those mentioned above:US$ 12000

Freeships / Scholarships 
A number of Freeships / Scholarships offered by NID, Ford Foundation and Government of India Scholarships are available to the deserving and disadvantaged candidates.

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