NID Admission 2018

  1. NID Admission Important Date

  1.1 Schedule for the NID Admission 2018-19 ( B.Des & GDPD )

Sr. NoAdmission StageDates
1Accepting Application Form online starts1400 hrs on Monday, 25 September 2017
2Last date for submitting online application1400 hrs on Tuesday, 31 October 2017
3Last date for submitting online application on
payment of late fees (online payment via debit/credit card only)
1400 hrs on Thursday, 09 November 2017
4Last date for receiving printed application forms accompanied
with a demand draft (to be sent via speed post, registered post or courier)
1600 hrs on Thursday, 09 November 2017
5Window to edit the application formsFrom 1200 hrs on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 until
1200 hrs on Thursday, 16 November 2017
6Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelim1600 hrs on Wednesday, 20 December 2017
7DAT Prelims Exam
(B.Des., GDPD and Overseas candidates)
1000 hrs. to 1300 hrs. on
Sunday, 07 January 2018
8Answer Keys of DAT Prelims Part I available online1100 hrs. on Friday, 12 January 2018
9Window to challenge DAT Prelims Part I answer keys (Online only)From 1100 hrs. on Thursday, 18 January 2018 until
1600 hrs. on Friday, 19 January 2018
10Uploading final answer keys of DAT Prelims Part I
(B.Des. and GDPD)
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
11DAT Prelims result for B.Des and GDPD1600 hrs. on Tuesday, 13 March 2018
12Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD1600 hrs. on Thursday, 22 March 2018
13DAT Mains for B.Des, GDPD and Overseas candidates in Ahmedabad*Tuesday, 15 May to Tuesday, 22 May 2018
14Merit List for B.Des & GDPD1400 hrs on Thursday, 31 May 2018
Sr. No / Admission Stage / Dates
1. Accepting Application Form online starts

Dates : 1400 hrs on Monday, 25 September 2017

2. Last date for submitting online application

Dates : 1400 hrs on Tuesday, 31 October 20176

3. Last date for submitting online application
on payment of late fees (online payment via debit/credit card only)Dates : 1400 hrs on Thursday, 09 November 2017
4. Last date for receiving printed application forms
accompanied with a demand draft
(to be sent via speed post, registered post or courier)Dates : 1600 hrs on Thursday, 09 November 2017
5. Window to edit the application forms

Dates : From 1200 hrs on Tuesday, 14 November 2017
until 1200 hrs on Thursday, 16 November 2017

6. Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelim

Dates : 1600 hrs on Wednesday, 20 December 2017

7. DAT Prelims Exam
(B.Des., GDPD and Overseas candidates)Dates : 1000 hrs. to 1300 hrs. on Sunday, 07 January 2018
8. Answer Keys of DAT Prelims Part I available online

Dates : 1100 hrs. on Friday, 12 January 2018

9. Window to challenge DAT Prelims Part I answer keys (Online only)

Dates : From 1100 hrs. on Thursday, 18 January 2018
until 1600 hrs. on Friday, 19 January 2018

10. Uploading final answer keys of DAT Prelims Part I (B.Des. and GDPD)

Dates : Tuesday, 30 January 2018

11. DAT Prelims result for B.Des and GDPD

Dates : 1600 hrs. on Tuesday, 13 March 2018

12. Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD

Dates : 1600 hrs. on Thursday, 22 March 2018

13. DAT Mains for B.Des, GDPD and Overseas candidates in Ahmedabad*

Dates : Tuesday, 15 May to Tuesday, 22 May 2018

14. Merit List for B.Des & GDPD

Dates : 1400 hrs on Thursday, 31 May 2018

  1.2 Schedule for the NID Admission 2018-19 ( M.Des )

Sr. NoAdmission StageDates
1Accepting Application Form online starts1400 hrs on Monday, 25 September 2017
2Last date for submitting online application1400 hrs on Tuesday, 31 October 2017
3Last date for submitting online application on payment
of late fees (online payment via debit/credit card only)
1400 hrs on Thursday, 09 November 2017
4Last date for receiving printed application forms
accompanied with a demand draft
(to be sent via speed post, registered post or courier)
1600 hrs on Thursday, 09 November 2017
5Window to edit the application formsFrom 1200 hrs on Tuesday, 14 November 2017
until 1200 hrs on Thursday, 16 November 2017
6Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelim *1600 hrs on Wednesday, 20 December 2017
7DAT Prelims Exam (including Overseas candidates)1000 hrs. to 1300 hrs. on Sunday, 07 January 2018
8Answer Keys of DAT Prelims Part I available online1100 hrs. on Friday, 12 January 2018
9Window to challenge DAT Prelims Part I answer keys (Online only)From 1100 hrs. on Thursday, 18 January 2018
until 1600 hrs. on Friday, 19 January 2018
10Uploading final answer keys of DAT Prelims Part ITuesday, 30 January 2018
11DAT Prelim results for M.Des1600 hrs. on Thursday, 15 February 2018
12Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for M.Des1600 hrs. on Tuesday, 27 February 2018
13DAT Mains for M.Des in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru**
(including Overseas candidates)
Monday, 12 March 2018 to Sunday, 15 April 2018
14Merit List for M.Des1400 hrs on Wednesday, 02 May 2018
Sr. No / Admission Stage / Dates
1. Accepting Application Form online starts

Dates : 1400 hrs on Monday, 25 September 2017

2. Last date for submitting online application

Dates : 1400 hrs on Tuesday, 31 October 20176

3. Last date for submitting online application
on payment of late fees (online payment via debit/credit card only)Dates : 1400 hrs on Thursday, 09 November 2017
4. Last date for receiving printed application
forms accompanied with a demand draft
(to be sent via speed post, registered post or courier)Dates : 1600 hrs on Thursday, 09 November 2017
5. Window to edit the application forms

Dates : From 1200 hrs on Tuesday, 14 November 2017
until 1200 hrs on Thursday, 16 November 2017

6. Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelim *

Dates : 1600 hrs on Wednesday, 20 December 2017

7. DAT Prelims Exam
(including Overseas candidates)Dates : 1000 hrs. to 1300 hrs. on Sunday, 07 January 2018
8. Answer Keys of DAT Prelims Part I available online

Dates : 1100 hrs. on Friday, 12 January 2018

9. Window to challenge DAT Prelims Part I answer keys (Online only)

Dates : From 1100 hrs. on Thursday, 18 January 2018
until 1600 hrs. on Friday, 19 January 2018

10. Uploading final answer keys of DAT Prelims Part I

Dates : Tuesday, 30 January 2018

11. DAT Prelim results for M.Des.

Dates : 1600 hrs. on Thursday, 15 February 2018

12. Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for M.Des

Dates : 1600 hrs. on Tuesday, 27 February 2018

13. DAT Mains for M.Des in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru** (including Overseas candidates)

Dates : Monday, 12 March 2018 to Sunday, 15 April 2018

14. Merit List for M.Des

Dates : 1400 hrs on Wednesday, 02 May 2018

  1.3 Exam Centres ( B.Des & GDPD / M.Des )

The DAT Prelims will be conducted in the following cities in India:
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Panjim, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada.

NID reserves the right to add or remove any test centre and allot a test centre that may not be of the candidate’s choice. A city may have more than one test centre. Any request for change of test centre will not be entertained.

  2. How to Apply

  2.1 How to apply in NID ( B.Des & GDPD )

Applicants will have to visit the official admissions website at www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below:

Step 0: Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the B.Des. and GDPD programmes.

Note: The Design Aptitude Tests – DAT Prelims and DAT Mains are common to applicants to all three institutes, NID Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.

Step 1: Sign up/Registration

1. All the applicants are required to register/sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form only at http://admissions.nid.edu
2. Please provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while registering, since these contacts will be used for all future communication with the applicant. Ensure that this email id & mobile number is active till 31 August 2018.
3. After registration, login credentials will be sent via an email to the registered email address (do remember to check your spam or junk folders in case you do not find the email in your inbox). In case of wrong email address and/or mobile number has been provided during sign up, you are required to register afresh with the correct details.
4. Do not delete the email sent to you, as this will be useful for future reference.
5. Log in to your account using login and password to proceed further.

Step 2: Fill the Online Application Form

1. Log in and proceed to Step 2–Application Form. 2. Fill in all the required details.

Note: Allotment of seat/campus will be purely on merit in respective category. Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are available ONLY at NID Ahmedabad and NOT available at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.

3. Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
4. After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to ‘Upload Document’.

Step 3: Uploading your Documents & signature

1. Upload a scanned recent passport photograph as per the instructions. All photographs must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs taken via mobile phone and other kinds of self-composed portraits will not be accepted.
2. Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. All signature files must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.
3. Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories are required to upload their valid Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
4. Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category are required to upload their valid Disability Certificate issued by a competent medical authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
5. Candidates applying under the Overseas category are required to upload the first and last page of their valid passport, clearly showing all of their personal information. The document must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
6. List of documents to be uploaded by candidates of various categories at the time of applying online are as under:

Category/DocumentsPhotoSignatureCertificateRemark
GeneralYesYesNo
OBC-NCLYesYesYesOBC-NCL Certificate
SCYesYesYesCaste Certificate
STYesYesYesTribe Certificate
OPEN-PwDYesYesYesDisability Certificate
OBC-NCL-PwDYesYesYesCaste and Disability Certificate
SC-PwDYesYesYesCaste and Disability Certificate
ST-PwDYesYesYesTribe and Disability Certificate
OverseasYesYesYesFirst page and Last page of Passport

7. All of these scanned documents must be in JPG/JPEG format.

8. Once you are done with uploading all the necessary documents, click ‘Save and Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
9. Click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to pay Application Fees. Your Application Form will be accepted only after successful payment of the application fees.

Category/Documents : OBC-NCL
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : No
Category/Documents : SC
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Caste Certificate
Category/Documents : ST
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Tribe Certificate
Category/Documents : OPEN-PwD
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Disability Certificate
Category/Documents : OBC-NCL-PwD
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Disability Certificate
Category/Documents : SC-PwD
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Caste and Disability Certificate
Category/Documents : ST-PwD
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Tribe and Disability Certificate
Category/Documents : Overseas
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : First page and Last page of Passport

Pay Application Fee & Print:

1. Category-wise Application Fees for Academic Year 2018-19 are as under:

CategoryB.Des and GDPD
GeneralRs.2000
OBC-NCLRs.2000
SCRs.1000
STRs.1000
General-PwDRs.1000
OBC-NCL-PwDRs.1000
SC-PwDRs.1000
ST-PwDRs.1000
Overseas (only B.Des)Rs.3000
Category : GENERAL
B.Des and GDPD : ₹ 2000
Category : OBC-NCL
B.Des and GDPD : ₹ 2000
Category : SC
B.Des and GDPD : ₹ 1000
Category : ST
B.Des and GDPD : ₹ 1000
Category : General-PwD
B.Des and GDPD : ₹ 1000
Category : OBC-NCL-PwD
B.Des and GDPD : ₹ 1000
Category : SC-PwD
B.Des and GDPD : ₹ 1000
Category : ST-PwD
B.Des and GDPD : ₹ 1000
Category : Overseas (only B.Des)
B.Des and GDPD : ₹ 3000

Note: For applications received after 1400 hrs on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, the application fees (including late fees) applicable will be double the amount indicated above.

2. The above fees are applicable to applicants of all 3 institutes, NID Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra, belonging to either of the three genders. NOTE: As per latest order of Supreme Court of India, third gender includes only trans-genders, eunuchs and hijras. Lesbians, gays and bisexuals need to select either Male or Female option as appropriate.
3. Application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.
4. The Application fees paid online (by debit/credit card) DOES NOT INCLUDE any bank/ transaction charges, and the same, as applicable, will be borne by the applicant.
5. You will be asked to verify your details, after which you can proceed to make the payment.
6. Select method of payment— (a) ONLINE (via credit/debit card) or (b) OFFLINE only by Demand Draft. Enter the required details as specified.
7. For Candidates paying ONLINE: You will be directed to the payment gateway. After completing the payment process, you will be redirected to the ‘Print’ section where you can save your form as a PDF file and print it. You are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form if you are paying online via debit/credit card.
8. For Candidates paying OFFLINE: Prepare a Demand draft of the amount in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi. Fill in the details of the Demand Draft online to complete the submission process. Save the Application Form as a PDF File and print it. This should be done before 1400 hrs. on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
9. To complete the application process, you must send the demand draft and a printout of your application form in a single envelope to the following address (via Speed Post/Courier, so as to reach before 1800 hrs on Thursday, 09 November, 2017. Please note that candidates who have made online payment via debit/credit card are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form.

Address for sending Demand Draft and printed copy of Application Form (only in case if application fees is paid via demand draft):

The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
India

10. Window to edit Application Form (14th to 16 November 2017)

– Applicants will be given an opportunity to review and correct their information in the application form starting from 1200 hrs on 14 November 2017 until 1200 hrs on 16 November 2017.
– The information related to eligibility criteria, date of birth, category, email id, and the citizenship applied for CANNOT be modified at this stage.
– Application fees already paid will not be refunded in case the application is found not eligible for admissions to NID after modifying the information in the application form.
– Applicants are fully and solely responsible to provide correct information during the application process. At any stage if it is found that the information provided by the candidate is not true, NID has the right to cancel his/her candidature. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the management and employees of the institute will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.

Note: The National Institute of Design has authorised the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its applications for the B.Des./GDPD programme.

  2.2 How to apply in NID ( M.Des )

Applicants will have to visit the official admissions website at www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below:

Step 0: Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the M.Des. programme.

Note: The Design Aptitude Tests – DAT Prelims and DAT Mains are common to applicants to all three institutes, NID Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.

Step 1: Sign up/Registration

1. All the applicants are required to register/sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form only at http://admissions.nid.edu
2. Please provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while registering, since these contacts will be used for all future communication with the applicant. Ensure that this email id & mobile number is active till 31 August 2018.
3. After registration, login credentials will be sent via an email to the registered email address (do remember to check your spam or junk folders in case you do not find the email in your inbox). In case of wrong email address and/or mobile number has been provided during sign up, you are required to register afresh with the correct details.
4. Do not delete the email sent to you, as this will be useful for future reference.
5. Log in to your account using login and password to proceed further.

Step 2: Fill the Online Application Form

1. Log in and proceed to Step 2–Application Form.
2. Fill in all the required details.

Note: Candidates are allowed to apply for maximum of two disciplines.

3. Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
4. After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to ‘Upload Document’.

Step 3: Uploading your Documents & signature

1. Upload a scanned recent passport photograph as per the instructions. All photographs must be in JPG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs taken via mobile phone and other kinds of self-composed portraits will not be accepted.
2. Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. All signature files must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.
3. Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories are required to upload their valid Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
4. Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category are required to upload their valid Disability Certificate issued by a competent medical authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
5. Candidates applying under the Overseas category are required to upload the first and last page of their valid passport, clearly showing all of their personal information. The document must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
6. List of documents to be uploaded by candidates of various categories at the time of applying online are as under:

Category/DocumentsPhotoSignatureCertificateRemark
GeneralYesYesNo
OBC-NCLYesYesYesOBC-NCL Certificate
SCYesYesYesCaste Certificate
STYesYesYesTribe Certificate
OPEN-PwDYesYesYesDisability Certificate
OBC-NCL-PwDYesYesYesCaste and Disability Certificate
SC-PwDYesYesYesCaste and Disability Certificate
ST-PwDYesYesYesTribe and Disability Certificate
OverseasYesYesYesFirst page and Last page of Passport

7. All of these scanned documents must be in JPG/JPEG format.

8. Once you are done with uploading all the necessary documents, click ‘Save and Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
9. Click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to pay Application Fees. Your Application Form will be accepted only after successful payment of the application fees.

Category/Documents : OBC-NCL
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : No
Category/Documents : SC
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Caste Certificate
Category/Documents : ST
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Tribe Certificate
Category/Documents : OPEN-PwD
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Disability Certificate
Category/Documents : OBC-NCL-PwD
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Disability Certificate
Category/Documents : SC-PwD
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Caste and Disability Certificate
Category/Documents : ST-PwD
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : Yes, Tribe and Disability Certificate
Category/Documents : Overseas
Photo : Yes
Signature : Yes
Certificate : First page and Last page of Passport

Step 4: Pay Application Fee & Print:

1. Category-wise Application Fees for Academic Year 2018-19 are as under:

Programme / CategoryM.Des (1 Discipline only)M.Des (2 Disciplines)
GeneralRs.2000Rs.4000
OBC-NCLRs.2000Rs.4000
SCRs.1000Rs.2000
STRs.1000Rs.2000
General-PwDRs.1000Rs.2000
OBC-NCL-PwDRs.1000Rs.2000
SC-PwDRs.1000Rs.2000
ST-PwDRs.1000Rs.2000
OverseasRs.3000Rs.6000
Programme/ Category : General
M.Des (1 Discipline only)₹ 2000
M.Des (2 Discipline only)₹ 4000
Programme/ Category : OBC-NCL
M.Des (1 Discipline only)₹ 2000
M.Des (2 Discipline only)₹ 4000
Programme/ Category : SC
M.Des (1 Discipline only)₹ 1000
M.Des (2 Discipline only)₹ 2000
Programme/ Category : ST
M.Des (1 Discipline only)₹ 1000
M.Des (2 Discipline only)₹ 2000
Programme/ Category : General-PwD
M.Des (1 Discipline only)₹ 1000
M.Des (2 Discipline only)₹ 2000
Programme/ Category : OBC-NCL-PwD
M.Des (1 Discipline only)₹ 1000
M.Des (2 Discipline only)₹ 2000
Programme/ Category : SC-PwD
M.Des (1 Discipline only)₹ 1000
M.Des (2 Discipline only)₹ 2000
Programme/ Category : ST-PwD
M.Des (1 Discipline only)₹ 1000
M.Des (2 Discipline only)₹ 2000
Programme/ Category : Overseas
M.Des (1 Discipline only)₹ 3000
M.Des (2 Discipline only)₹ 6000

Note: For applications received after 1400 hrs on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, the application fees (including late fees) applicable will be double the amount indicated above.

2. The above fees are applicable to M.Des., belonging to either of the three genders.

NOTE: As per latest order of Supreme Court of India, third gender includes only trans-genders, eunuchs and hijras. Lesbians, gays and bisexuals need to select either Male or Female option as appropriate.

3. Application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.
4. The Application fees paid online (by debit/credit card) DOES NOT INCLUDE any bank transaction charges, and the same, as applicable, will be borne by the applicant.
5. You will be asked to verify your details, after which you can proceed to make the payment.
6. Select method of payment— (a) ONLINE (via credit/debit card) or (b) OFFLINE only by Demand Draft. Enter the required details as specified.
7. For Candidates paying ONLINE: You will be directed to the payment gateway. After completing the payment process, you will be redirected to the ‘Print’ section where you can save your form as a PDF file and print it. You are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form if you are paying online via debit/credit card.
8. For Candidates paying OFFLINE: Prepare a Demand draft of the amount in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi. Fill in the details of the Demand Draft online to complete the submission process. Save the Application Form as a PDF File and print it. This should be done before 1400 hrs. on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
9. To complete the application process, you must send the demand draft and a printout of your application form in a single envelope to the following address (via Speed Post/Courier), so as to reach before 1800 hrs on Thursday, 09 November, 2017. Please note that candidates who have made online payment via debit/credit card are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form.

Address for sending Demand Draft and printed copy of Application Form (only in case if application fees is paid via demand draft):

The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
India

10. Window to edit Application Form (14th to 16 November 2017)

– Applicants will be given an opportunity to review and correct their information in the application form starting from 1200 hrs on 14 November 2017 until 1200 hrs on 16 November 2017.
– The information related to eligibility criteria, date of birth, category, email id, citizenship and the discipline applied for CANNOT be modified.
– Application fees already paid will not be refunded in case the application is found not eligible for admissions to NID after modifying the information in the application form.
– Applicants are fully and solely responsible to provide correct information during the application process. At any stage if it is found that the information provided by the candidate is not true, NID has the right to cancel his/her candidature. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the management and employees of the institute will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.

Note: The National Institute of Design has authorised the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its applications for the M.Des. programme.

  2.3 Apply Here

  3. Programme of Study

  3.1 Bachelor of Design ( B. Des. )

The four-year-long Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programme is offered only at NID Ahmedabad in the following areas of specialization:

Faculty of Communication Design

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Animation Film DesignAhmedabad15
Exhibition DesignAhmedabad10
Film & Video CommunicationAhmedabad10
Graphic DesignAhmedabad15

Faculty of Industrial Design

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Ceramic & Glass DesignAhmedabad10
Furniture & Interior DesignAhmedabad10
Product DesignAhmedabad15

Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Textile DesignAhmedabad15

Note:
• Successful candidates admitted to B.Des Programme at NID Ahmedabad will be required to attend a mandatory foundation programme of one-year duration. Allotment of a discipline of choice is based on a candidate’s merit and choice only after successful completion of the foundation programme. Number of seats for Indian Nationals in Bachelor of Design programme, including reserved categories is One Hundred (100). Prescribed percentage of seats are reserved for candidates (Indian nationals) belonging to various reserved categories as per the Government of India guidelines (Refer Section 5 for more information).

• The total number of seats for Foreign Nationals under overseas (supernumerary) candidates is Fifteen (15).

  3.2 Master of Design ( M. Des. )

The two-and-a-half year long Master of Design (M.Des.) programme at NID is offered at its campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar. Candidates may apply in any of the following disciplines:

Faculty of Communication Design

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Animation Film DesignAhmedabad15
Film & Video CommunicationAhmedabad15
Graphic DesignAhmedabad15
Photography DesignAhmedabad15

Faculty of Industrial Design

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Ceramic & Glass DesignAhmedabad10
Furniture & Interior DesignAhmedabad15
Product DesignAhmedabad15
Toy & Game DesignGandhinagar10
Transportation & Automobile DesignGandhinagar15
Universal DesignBengaluru15

Faculty of Information Technology Integrated Programmes

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Digital Game DesignBengaluru15
Information DesignBengaluru15
Interaction DesignBengaluru15
New Media DesignGandhinagar15

Faculty of Inter-Disciplinary Design Studies

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Design for Retail ExperienceBengaluru15
Strategic Design ManagementGandhinagar15

Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Apparel DesignGandhinagar15
Lifestyle Accessory DesignGandhinagar15
Textile DesignAhmedabad15

Note:
• In addition to the number of seats mentioned above, 2 seats per discipline are allotted for overseas (supernumerary) candidates.
• Prescribed percentage of seats are reserved for candidates (Indian nationals) belonging to various reserved categories as per the Government of India guidelines (Refer Section 5 for more information).
• Aspiring candidates can apply to a maximum of ONLY TWO disciplines for the Master of Design programme.
• The seat allotment will be purely based on the preference submitted by candidate at the time of viewing their final result. Under no circumstances will the candidate be allowed to change these preferences later.
• Applications are received to a specific discipline only and are not transferable at any stage of the admissions process.

  3.3 GDPD ( Kurukshetra )

The four-year-long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) is offered at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra in the following areas of specialisation:

1. Industrial Design
2. Communication Design
3. Textile & Apparel Design

NID Kurukshetra
NID Kurukshetra Information Brochure 2018

  3.4 GDPD ( Vijayawada )

National Institute of Design, Vijayawada was established on September 07, 2014 as an autonomous institute under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, for spreading design education, research, and practice. NID Vijayawada is the second major multi-disciplinary design institute to come up in the country after five decades of design excellence of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

NID Vijayawada currently offers full-time four year Graduate Diploma Programme in Design with specialisation streams of

+ Industrial Design
+ Communication Design and
+ Textile & Apparel Design

with a multi-disciplinary approach to design education

The Institute’s full-fledged campus with state-of-the-art facilities is coming up in the heart of ‘Amaravati’, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh. NID Vijayawada currently operates from transit campus located in Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar strategically situated between the two important craft and business centres of Vijayawada and Guntur.

NID Admission 2018-19 Vijaywada Brochure
NID Vijayawada Information Brochure 2018

  4. Eligibility Criteria

  4.1 Eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Design & GDPD

All applicants applying for the B.Des. and GDPD programmes must fulfill both the following criteria; of age and education qualification.

Age Limit:

• For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.
• For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST): Upper age limit for candidates is 23 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1995 are eligible to apply for admission.
• For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1993 are eligible to apply for admission.
• For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification:

Applications for academic year 2018–19 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2017–18 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent

Examinations considered equivalent to these are as follows:

• Final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org).
• Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination under a board or university recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org).
• Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
• Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects.
• Any public school, board or university examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org).
• H.S.C. vocational examination.
• General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka.
• High School Certificate Examination from Cambridge University or an International Baccalaureate diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
• AICTE approved three-year Full time Diploma after Class X offered by Board of Technical Education of any state in India or Union Territories as mentioned on http://www.aicte-india.org/statisticbote.php.
• Candidates who have completed final examinations for class XII (or equivalent) outside India or from a board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) confirming that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination conducted in India.

Overseas Category (Supernumerary) candidates:

Foreign citizens—applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India—are eligible to apply only under the overseas (supernumerary) category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned in Sections 4.1.

Of the seats available for the B.Des. programme, 15% supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants. The actual number of seats available under Overseas (supernumerary) category are as follows:

ProgrammeNo. of seats
Bachelor of Design, NID Ahmedabad15

Note:
• Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are not available for GDPD programme at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.
• Applicants under overseas (supernumerary) category fall outside the ambit of seats reserved for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.
• Applicants holding OCI and PIO card will have to apply only under the Overseas (supernumerary) category.
• Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) holding an Indian passport are not eligible to apply under the Overseas (supernumerary) category and will have to apply as Indian nationals.
• Candidates will be offered admission to NID based on the final merit list of the Overseas (supernumerary) category, which will be prepared after all the stages of the admission process have been completed. Only those candidates with the score of 40% and above will be eligible for the admission to NID.
To accept the offer of admission, overseas candidates are required to visit the relevant NID campus in person, as per the schedule. At this time, candidates will be required to produce the following documents along with their self-attested photocopies:
– Self-attested copy of the relevant pages of their valid passport.
– For B.Des. candidates: Self attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of SSC (Grade X) and HSC (Grade XII). Applicants in the process of completing their Grade XII must submit a bonafide certificate from their school or college.
– An equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, which will need to be obtained at the time of document verification.
• The applicant will be responsible for obtaining a student visa for the entire duration of the programme at NID, before the commencement of the programme.
• If selected candidates do not pay their programme fees or fail to produce all of the required documents, or if they decline the offer of admission, their candidature will stand cancelled.
• Seats remaining vacant in the overseas (supernumerary) category will lapse and will not be transferred to candidates from any other category.
• Overseas applicants will have to appear for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains as per the schedule mentioned in Section 2.
• Overseas applicants may choose their exam center for DAT Prelims from any exam center mentioned in Section 7.3.
• The language of instruction at NID is English.

Important Note:

• Candidates yet to appear for their qualifying exam (Full-time Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline under 10+2+4 or more system) are eligible to apply, provided they produce proof of having acquired the minimum required qualifications at the time of document verification.

• If the results of their final year of graduation (under 10+2+4 or more system only) have not been declared by the concerned board or university at the time of physical verification of documents, admission will be strictly provisional, subject to fulfillment of the following conditions:

(i) Candidates seeking provisional admission in case they are awaiting their final results are required to provide proof of having passed all their examinations in all the previous years/semesters of their qualifying degree.

(ii) The candidate must also provide the qualifying exam’s date sheet/admit card/Principal’s certificate as proof of having appeared for their final qualifying exam.

(iii) The candidate must be able to submit the final result of their qualifying degree or certificate proving their eligibility on or before 31 August 2018, to the Activity Chairperson, Professional Education Programme.

(iv) Candidates who have backlogs of any semester/final year of graduation (under 10+2+4 or more system only) whose results have not been declared by the time of admission, will be considered for admission as per (iii) above.

• Any candidate who has not appeared for their final qualifying exam before the physical verification of documents will not be eligible for admission.

• Provisional admission will be considered only in cases where the results of the final semester/year of their qualifying degree (under 10+2+4 or more system only) have not been declared by the concerned board/university. In case the result has been declared by the concerned board/university but has not been declared in a specific case, for any reason, the candidate will not be considered eligible for provisional admission.

  4.2 Eligibility criteria for Master of Design

All applicants applying for the M.Des. programme (any discipline) must fulfill both the following criteria; of age and education qualification.

Age Limit:

• For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1988 are eligible to apply for admission.
• For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC & ST): Upper age limit for candidates is 33 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1985 are eligible to apply for admission.
• For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 35 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1983 are eligible to apply for admission.
• For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1988 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification:

In addition to the above, the candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions:

Bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 10+2 system,from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Applicant must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2018.

OR

Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, under the 10+2 system.Condition: Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2017.

OR

Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 10+2 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Applicants must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Diploma examinations before July 2018.

Note :
In case the degree/certificate has been obtained from a university/board of any country other than India, an equivalence certificate must be obtained by the candidate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, at the time of document verification. Visit www.aiuweb.org for more details.

Overseas Category (Supernumerary) candidates:

Foreign citizens—applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India—are eligible to apply only under the overseas category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned in Sections 4.1.

Of the seats available for the M.Des, 15% supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants. The actual number of seats available under Overseas (supernumerary) category are as follows:

ProgrammeNo. of seats
Master of Design (per specialisation)02

Note:
• Applicants under overseas (supernumerary) category fall outside the ambit of seats reserved for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.
• Applicants holding OCI and PIO card will have to apply only under the Overseas (supernumerary) category.
• Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) holding an Indian passport are not eligible to apply under the Overseas (supernumerary) category and will have to apply as Indian nationals.
• Candidates will be offered admission to NID based on the final merit list of the Overseas (supernumerary) category, which will be prepared after all the stages of the admission process have been completed. Only those candidates with the score of 40% and above will be eligible for the admission to NID.
• To accept the offer of admission, overseas candidates are required to visit the relevant NID campus in person, as per the schedule. At this time, candidates will be required to produce the following documents along with their self-attested photocopies:
– Self-attested copy of the relevant pages of their valid passport.
– Self-attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of all semesters equivalent to SSC (Grade X), HSC (Grade XII) and their degree certificate/provisional certificate/passing certificate.
– An equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, which will need to be obtained at the time of document verification.
• The applicant will be responsible for obtaining a student visa for the entire duration of the programme at NID, before the commencement of the programme.
• If selected candidates do not pay their programme fees or fail to produce all of the required documents, or if they decline the offer of admission, their candidature will stand cancelled.
• Seats remaining vacant in the Overseas (supernumerary) category will lapse and will not be transferred to candidates from any other category.
• Overseas applicants will have to appear for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains as per the schedule mentioned in Section 2.
• Overseas applicants may choose their exam center for DAT Prelims from any exam center mentioned in Section 7.3.
• The language of instruction at NID is English.

Important Note:

• Candidates yet to appear for their Class XII examination (higher secondary (10+2)) are eligible to apply, provided they produce proof of having appeared for the examination by the time of online document verification. Any candidate who has not appeared for their final board exam before the date of online document verification will not be eligible for admission.

• If the results of their Class XII have not been declared by the concerned board or university by the date of physical document verification by NID, admission will be strictly provisional, subject to fulfillment of the following conditions:

(i) The candidate must provide by that date (of declaration of admission results by NID) the qualifying exam’s date sheet/admit card/Principal’s certificate as proof of having appeared for their final qualifying exam.

(ii) The candidate must be able to submit the final result of their board exams (including compartment or supplementary examinations) or a certificate proving their eligibility, to the Activity Chairperson, Professional Education Programme, before 31 August 2018.

• Any candidate who has not appeared for their final board exam before the date of admission will not be eligible for admission.

• Provisional admission will be considered only in cases where the results of the board exam have not been declared by the concerned board. In case the result has been declared by the concerned board but has not been declared in a specific case, for any reason, the candidate will not be considered eligible for provisional admission.

  5. About NID Entrance Exam

  5.1 NID Design Aptitude Test ( DAT ) – B.Des & GDPD

The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages:

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Important Date:

DAT (Prelims) for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) will be conducted from:

1000 hrs. to 1300 hrs. on Sunday, 07 January 2018.

About DAT Prelims:

The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims primarily evaluates each candidate on the following abilities:
• Knowledge
• Comprehension
• Analysis
• Creativity
• Visualisation

The Design Aptitude Test (Prelims) consists of an examination for three hours duration and will be marked out of 100 points. This is a pen-and-paper test conducted at the same time on the same day across all test centers.

The DAT Prelims consists of two parts:

Part I: Multiple-choice questions marked out of 70 points. This part has questions with one or more than one correct answer. The responses of this part will be recorded on an OMR sheet and evaluated digitally.
Part II: Subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to be provided in visual and/or written formats.

The question paper is in English.
All questions are compulsory.
There is no negative marking.

Based on the DAT Prelims scores, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category (OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Only shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for the DAT Mains exam as per the schedule announced.

Separate merit list will be prepared for Overseas candidates.

Test Centres for DAT Prelims:

The DAT Prelims will be conducted in the following cities in India:
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Panjim, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada.

NID reserves the right to add or remove any test centre and allot a test centre that may not be of the candidate’s choice. A city may have more than one test centre. Any request for change of test centre will not be entertained.

About DAT Mains for B.Des./GDPD:

Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for the DAT Mains. The Admit Card for shortlisted candidates will be available for download only on the official NID admissions website (www.admissions.nid.edu).

The DAT Mains for B.Des/GDPD programmes may consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making. Total marks of the test will be out of 100 and the duration will be of three hours. The DAT Mains will be conducted in English.

The test center will be at Ahmedabad.

NID will not provide accommodation for applicants appearing for the DAT Mains; therefore, the candidates must arrange accommodation at their cost.

Weightages of DAT Prelims & DAT Mains for final result

Programme / TestDAT PrelimsDAT Mains
B.Des./GDPD30%70%
Programme/Test
B.Des./GDPD
DAT Prelims
30%
DAT Mains
70%

Note: Only candidates who have appeared for all the tests in both the stages will be considered eligible for the Merit List.

  5.2 NID Design Aptitude Test ( DAT ) – M.Des

The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages:

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Important Date:

DAT (Prelims) for Master of Design (M.Des.) will be conducted from:

1000 hrs. to 1300 hrs. on Sunday, 07 January 2018.

About DAT Prelims:

The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims primarily evaluates each candidate on the following abilities:
• Knowledge
• Comprehension
• Analysis
• Creativity
• Visualisation

The Design Aptitude Test (Prelims) consists of an examination for three hours duration and will be marked out of 100 points. This is a pen-and-paper test conducted at the same time on the same day across all test centres.

The DAT Prelims consists of two parts:

Part I: Multiple-choice questions marked out of 70 points. This part has questions with one or more than one correct answer. The responses of this part will be recorded on an OMR sheet and evaluated digitally.
Part II: Subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to be provided in visual and/or written formats.

The question paper is in English.
All questions are compulsory.
There is no negative marking.

Based on the DAT Prelims scores, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category (OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Only shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for the DAT Mains exam as per the schedule announced.

Separate merit list will be prepared for Overseas candidates.

Test Centres for DAT Prelims:

The DAT Prelims will be conducted in the following cities in India:
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Panjim, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada.

NID reserves the right to add or remove any test centre and allot a test centre that may not be of the candidate’s choice. A city may have more than one test centre. Any request for change of test centre will not be entertained.

About DAT Mains for M.Des

Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for the DAT Mains. The Admit Card for shortlisted candidates will be available for download only on the official NID admissions website (www.admissions.nid.edu).

The DAT Mains for M.Des programmes consists of two parts:

• Studio Test:

This may consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions etc. Total marks of the test will be out of 100 and the duration will be of three hours. The DAT Mains will be conducted in English.

• Interviews:

The interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the Studio Test at the same centre.

Test Centres for DAT Mains:

Test Centre: AhmedabadTest Centre: BengaluruTest Centre: Gandhinagar
Animation Film DesignDesign for Retail ExperienceApparel Design
Ceramic & Glass DesignDigital Game DesignLifestyle Accessory Design
Film & Video CommunicationInformation DesignNew Media Design
Furniture and Interior DesignInteraction DesignPhotography Design
Graphic DesignUniversal DesignStrategic Design Management
Product DesignToy & Game Design
Textile DesignTransportation & Automobile Design
Test Centre: Ahmedabad
Animation Film Design
Ceramic & Glass Design
Film & Video Communication
Furniture and Interior Design
Graphic Design
Product Design
Textile Design
Test Centre: Bengaluru
Design for Retail Experience
Digital Game Design
Information Design
Interaction Design
Universal Design
Test Centre: Gandhinagar
Apparel Design
Lifestyle Accessory Design
New Media Design
Photography Design
Strategic Design Management
Toy & Game Design
Transportation & Automobile Design

NID will not provide accommodation for applicants appearing for the DAT Mains; therefore, the candidates must arrange accommodation at their cost.

Weightages of DAT Prelims & DAT Mains for final result

Programme/TestDAT PrelimsDAT Mains
M.Des (all disciplines)30%70%
Programme/Test
M.Des (all disciplines)
DAT Prelims
30%
DAT Mains
70%

Note: Only candidates who have appeared for all the tests in both the stages will be considered eligible for the Merit List.

  5.3 How to prepare for DAT ?

▪ Not only you should know how to sketch and design, but you should also know how to sketch quickly and flawlessly.
▪ Refine your sketching skills and join a Sketching and Design course
▪ Refer the previous year NID question papers available on the internet and subscribe to online and offline exam preparation guides.
▪ Stay connected with designers and design students in online communities, compare your works with theirs, get reviews on your sketching skills and ask for suggestions.

  5.4 Admit Card

Admit card for NID will be issued by the NID on the official website at www.nid.edu. The Admit card/ hall ticket is the essential document to be carried at the time of tests & Interviews. It contains specific such as candidate’s name, roll number, exam centre details.Admit card for NID will be issued by the NID on the official website at www.nid.edu. The Admit card/ hall ticket is the essential document to be carried at the time of tests & Interviews. It contains specific such as candidate’s name, roll number, exam centre details.

  5.5 Previous Year Questions Papers

  5.6 800 Students Selected in NID from BRDS

800 Total Student Selection in NID from Bhanwar Rathore Design Studio

National Institute of Design (NID) is the premier institute for Design education in India. Known for its expert faculties, amazing learning environment, notable alumni and of course, its long lasting legacy, NID is also known as the most difficult design college to get into. NID offers 100 seats for B. Design programme and 275 seats in M. Design programmes. NID recently added two centers for Graduate Diploma Program in Design at Vijaywada and Kurukshetra with 60 seats at each campus.

BRDS has consistently brought out successful students for getting into NID and it is proud to achieve highest selection in NID compared to any other coaching institute in India. BRDS is the only institute to publish full result year after year with brief about the students, their city, and photos. No institute in India provides results with so much detail.

More Result

  6. NID Result

  6.1 Announcement of Results ( B.Des & GDPD )

In order to be considered for the merit list, a candidate must have appeared for all the tests in both the DAT Prelims and the DAT Mains.

Results for DAT Prelims:
Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category (OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Results for admission to NID for the Academic Year 2018–19 for the B.Des. (including overseas candidates) and GDPD programmes will be declared only on the official admissions website (www.admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule announced in Section 2. The candidates’ scores will also be available for viewing at this time.

Separate result score cards will not be sent individually to the candidates.

In case of tie break (the total marks scored by two or more candidates are the same), then the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:

(i) Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Design Aptitude Test – Prelims (Part A).
(ii) If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Design Aptitude Test- Prelims (Part B).

Challenge of Answer Key of DAT Prelims exam (Part I):

Candidates will be provided an opportunity to challenge the answers provided in the answer key. The answer keys of the DAT Prelim Exam Part I will be published for challenge by the candidates only on the official website of admissions at NID.

1. ONLY Candidates who have appeared in DAT Prelims exam can submit the challenge for the Answer Keys using their login credentials / registered email id.
2. Answer key challenge can be submitted ONLINE ONLY.
3. Details about how to submit the Answer Key Challenge will be available at a later stage.
4. Answer key challenge has to be submitted, separately for each question with the complete solved answer/justification. A candidate can challenge answers to maximum three questions.
5. The candidates can challenge the answers key by paying a fee of Rs. One thousand (INR 1000/-) per question challenged. The objections can be raised ONLY within the stipulated period of two days.
6. If candidate’s challenge is found legitimate and accepted, the fee paid will be refunded. However, the fees will not be refunded for the answer key challenges which are not legitimate and not accepted.
7. Final answer keys after answer key challenge window will be uploaded ONLY on the official website of admissions at NID.
8. If the challenge is found legitimate, ONLY those candidates who have attempted that question will be awarded with the marks for the same.
9. The decision of NID Admission Committee in the matter of challenges to the responses marked by the candidates and answer key shall be final.
10. The fees to challenge the answer key is INR 1000/- per question challenged.

Rechecking of DAT Prelims and DAT Mains exam:

1. Requests for rechecking the answer booklet of the DAT Prelims or Mains can be submitted ONLINE ONLY on the official website http://admisions.nid.edu. The request for rechecking will be restricted to–
(i) Whether all the answers have been marked.
(ii) Whether there has been any mistake in the totaling of marks for each question in Part II of answer booklet and transferring the marks correctly onto the first cover page of the answer booklet.
2. No other re-evaluation of the answer script or other work done by the candidate as a part of the examination will be carried out.
3. No candidate, person or organization shall be entitled to claim re-evaluation or disclosure or inspection of the answer scripts or copies of it and other documents as these are treated as most confidential by the Admission Committee.
4. On rechecking the scripts, if it is found that there is an error, the marks will be revised accordingly.
5. The communication regarding the revision of marks, if any, shall be sent to the candidates registered email ONLY.
6. The institute will not be responsible for any loss or damage or any inconvenience caused to the candidate consequent to the revision of marks and no claims in this regard shall be entertained. The decision of the Institute on the result of the scrutiny and recheck shall be final.
7. Any requests submitted without a scanned copy of the Admit Card duly signed by the invigilator with the seal of the test centre will not be processed.
8. The details about “How to submit for re-check ” request will be available on the official website of admissions at a later stage.
9. The fees for rechecking of DAT Prelims & DAT Mains paper is Rs.2000/- each.

Candidates Shortlisted for DAT Mains:

Based on the Merit list of DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for DAT Mains. The number of candidates shortlisted will be no less than three times the number of seats available per category in that programme (please refer to Section 3 of this handbook to see the total number of seats available). If the total scores of two or more candidates in the DAT Prelims are the same, they will be assigned the same rank.

Final Merit List:

The final common merit lists for the B.Des.and GDPD programmes will be generated category wise, based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the candidate (as mentioned in section 7.5) at each stage of the admission process.

Separate merit list will be prepared for Overseas candidates for B.Des programme.

Results for admission to NID for the academic year 2018–19 for B.Des. (including overseas candidates) and GDPD will be declared only on the official admissions website (www.admissions.nid.edu) as mentioned in Section 2.

The candidates’ scores and ranks will be available for viewing on the website and candidates will have to log in to the site to view their final results. Separate result scorecards will not be sent individually to the candidates.

In case of tie break (the total marks scored by two or more candidates are the same), then the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:

(i) Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in DAT Mains.
(ii) If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Stage I Design Aptitude Test.
(iii) If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Stage I Design Aptitude Test Part B.
(iv) If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Stage I Design Aptitude Test Part A.
(v) If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in the question (out of 3 questions) of DAT Mains exam which carries maximum marks.

The scores obtained during the application process in 2018–19 cycle are valid only for admission for the academic year 2018–19. These scores cannot be used by any person/institution without prior permission of the National Institute of Design.

Note: Obtaining a rank in the merit list does not guarantee admission to the programme of your choice.

Relaxation in cut-off scores for candidates from reserved categories

Candidates from reserved categories will be offered admission according to their rank in the first merit list. The score of the candidate securing the last seat in the open category will be considered as the cut-off score for the reserved category. Considering this as the standard of measure, cut-off scores will be relaxed for candidates from reserved categories as follows:

OBC-NCLSCSTPwD
10% less than cut off score of the Open category20% less than cut off score of the Open category20% less than cut off score of the Open category30% less than cut off score of the Open category

If seats are left unfilled due to no eligible candidates above the merit list cut-off or unavailability of candidates in the OBC-NCL category, the seat will be de-reserved and will be allotted to candidates from the Open category. Seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories will NOT be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories.

It must be noted that the category chosen by a candidate at the time of submitting the application form will be considered as final, and requests for change of category will not be entertained.

Allotment of seat:

Allotment of seat for B.Des/GDPD programme will be conducted in person at Ahmedabad. Candidate is required to remain present in person with the requisite documents as per the schedule (which will be announced at a later date). Failing to report with the requisite documents as per the schedule will lead to forfeiting the candidate’s seat and their seat will be allotted to next eligible candidate in order of merit.

  6.2 Announcement of Results ( M.Des )

In order to be considered for the merit list, a candidate must have appeared for all the tests in both the DAT Prelims and the DAT Mains.

Results for DAT Prelims:
Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category (OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Results for admission to NID for the Academic Year 2018–19 for the M.Des. programme (including overseas candidates) will be declared only on the official admissions website (www.admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule announced in Section 2. The candidates’ scores will also be available for viewing at this time.

Separate result score cards will not be sent individually to the candidates.

In case of tie break (the total marks scored by two or more candidates are the same), then the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:

(i) Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Design Aptitude Test – Prelims (Part A).
(ii) If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Design Aptitude Test- Prelims (Part B).

Challenge of Answer Key of DAT Prelims exam (Part I):

Candidates will be provided an opportunity to challenge the answers provided in the answer key. The answer keys of the DAT Prelim Exam Part I will be published for challenge by the candidates only on the official website of admissions at NID.

1. ONLY Candidates who have appeared in DAT Prelims exam can submit the challenge for the Answer Keys using their login credentials / registered email id.
2. Answer key challenge can be submitted ONLINE ONLY.
3. Details about how to submit the Answer Key Challenge will be available at a later stage.
4. Answer key challenge has to be submitted, separately for each question with the complete solved answer/justification. A candidate can challenge answers to maximum three questions.
5. The candidates can challenge the answers key by paying a fee of Rs. One thousand (INR 1000/-) per question challenged. The objections can be raised ONLY within the stipulated period of two days.
6. If candidate’s challenge is found legitimate and accepted, the fee paid will be refunded. However, the fees will not be refunded for the answer key challenges which are not legitimate and not accepted.
7. Final answer keys after answer key challenge window will be uploaded ONLY on the official website of admissions at NID.
8. If the challenge is found legitimate, ONLY those candidates who have attempted that question will be awarded with the marks for the same.
9. The decision of NID Admission Committee in the matter of challenges to the responses marked by the candidates and answer key shall be final.
10. The fees to challenge the answer key is INR 1000/- per question challenged.

Rechecking of DAT Prelims and DAT Mains exam:

1. Requests for rechecking the answer booklet of the DAT Prelims or Mains can be submitted ONLINE ONLY on the official website http://admisions.nid.edu. The request for rechecking will be restricted to–
(i) Whether all the answers have been marked.
(ii) Whether there has been any mistake in the totaling of marks for each question in Part II of answer booklet and transferring the marks correctly onto the first cover page of the answer booklet.
2. No other re-evaluation of the answer script or other work done by the candidate as a part of the examination will be carried out.
3. No candidate, person or organization shall be entitled to claim re-evaluation or disclosure or inspection of the answer scripts or copies of it and other documents as these are treated as most confidential by the Admission Committee.
4. On rechecking the scripts, if it is found that there is an error, the marks will be revised accordingly.
5. The communication regarding the revision of marks, if any, shall be sent to the candidates registered email ONLY.
6. The institute will not be responsible for any loss or damage or any inconvenience caused to the candidate consequent to the revision of marks and no claims in this regard shall be entertained. The decision of the Institute on the result of the scrutiny and recheck shall be final.
7. Any requests submitted without a scanned copy of the Admit Card duly signed by the invigilator with the seal of the test centre will not be processed.
8. The details about “How to submit for re-check ” request will be available on the official website of admissions at a later stage.
9. The fees for rechecking of DAT Prelims & DAT Mains paper is Rs.2000/- each.

Candidates Shortlisted for DAT Mains:

Based on the Merit list of DAT Prelims, eligible candidates for each discipline will have to appear for DAT Mains. The number of candidates shortlisted will be no less than three times the number of seats available per category in that discipline (please refer to Section 3 of this handbook to see the total number of seats available). If the total scores of two or more candidates in the DAT Prelims are the same, they will be assigned the same rank.

Final Merit List:

The final merit list for each discipline of the M.Des. programme will be generated category wise, based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the candidate at each stage of the admission process. Separate merit list will be prepared for Overseas candidates.

Results for admission to NID for the academic year 2018–19 for M.Des. programme (including overseas candidates) will be declared only on the official admissions website (www.admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule announced.

The candidates’ scores and ranks will be available for viewing on the website and candidates will have to log in to the site to view their final results. Separate result scorecards will not be sent individually to the candidates.

In case of tie break (the total marks scored by two or more candidates are the same), then the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:

(i) Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in DAT Mains.
(ii) If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in DAT Mains- Studio test.
(iii) If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Stage I Design Aptitude Test.
(iv) If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Stage I Design Aptitude Test Part B.
(v) If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Stage I Design Aptitude Test Part A.
(vi)If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in the question (out of 3 questions) of DAT Mains exam which carries maximum marks.

The scores obtained during the application process in 2018–19 cycle are valid only for admission for the academic year 2018–19. These scores cannot be used by any person/institution without prior permission of the National Institute of Design.

Candidates will be required to submit their preference of discipline at the time of viewing their final result. The final merit list will be prepared based on the preferences submitted by the candidate.

In case a candidate has applied in two disciplines and gets shortlisted in both the disciplines, then the candidate will be allotted a seat in the discipline marked as first preference ONLY and their seat in the second discipline as per preference 02 will be allotted to next candidate in order of merit. Such candidate will not be able to claim their seat (as per preference 02) at any later stage of admission process.

In case a candidate has applied in two disciplines and gets shortlisted in only one discipline (as per preference 02), then the candidate will be allotted a seat as per preference 02.

Note: Obtaining a rank in the merit list does not guarantee admission to the programme of your choice.

Relaxation in cut-off scores for candidates from reserved categories

Candidates from reserved categories will be offered admission according to their rank in the first merit list. The score of the candidate securing the last seat in the open category will be considered as the cut-off score for the reserved category in the respective discipline. Considering this as the standard of measure, cut-off scores will be relaxed for candidates from reserved categories as follows:

OBC-NCLSCSTPwD
10% less than cut off score of the Open category20% less than cut off score of the Open category20% less than cut off score of the Open category30% less than cut off score of the Open category

If seats are left unfilled due to no eligible candidates above the merit list cut-off or unavailability of candidates in the OBC-NCL category, the seat will be de-reserved and will be allotted to candidates from the Open category. Seats remaining vacant under the SC and ST categories will NOT be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories.

It must be noted that the category chosen by a candidate at the time of submitting the application form will be considered as final, and requests for change of category will not be entertained.

Allotment of seat:

Allotment of seat for M.Des programme will be conducted in person at Ahmedabad. Candidate is required remain present in person with the requisite documents as per the schedule (which will be announced at a later date). Failing to report with the requisite documents as per the schedule will lead to forfeiting the candidate’s seat and their seat will be allotted to next eligible candidate in order of merit. Allotment of seat will be purely based on the preference of discipline filled in by the candidate at the time of viewing their final result.

  6.3 NID Cut Offs Marks

Design Aptitude Test 2016(Phase I): Cut off scores

Sn.M.Des: Discipline/CategoryGeneralGeneral-PHOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PHSCSC-PHSTST-PH
1Animation Film Design59.85No Applicant53.6525.353.85No Applicant42.05No Applicant
2Apparel Design50.827.246.8No Applicant42.25No Applicant46.7No Applicant
3Ceramic & Glass Design48.85No Applicant18.2No Applicant45.15No ApplicantNo ApplicantNo Applicant
4Design for Retail Experience55.2527.252.3No Applicant46.2No Applicant37.65No Applicant
5Digital Game Design48.7No Applicant35.85No Applicant44.05No Applicant63.75No Applicant
6Film & Video Communication54.8No Applicant47.6No Applicant50.3No Applicant40.2No Applicant
7Furniture Design58.4557.4550.3No Applicant45.4No Applicant31.4No Applicant
8Graphic Design62.438.659.1525.358.05No Applicant42.95No Applicant
9Information Design59.1535.0547.15No Applicant46.5No Applicant35No Applicant
10Interaction Design62.0535.055444.855745.752.25No Applicant
11Lifestyle Accessory Design55.4545.1546.8No Applicant41.35No Applicant43.95No Applicant
12New Media Design58.7No Applicant34.6No Applicant46No Applicant54.45No Applicant
13Photography Design52.6No Applicant40.3524.9545.7No Applicant41.95No Applicant
14Product Design64.938.659.15No Applicant58.1No Applicant51.1No Applicant
15Strategic Design Management60.7No Applicant52.45No Applicant52.7No Applicant42.25No Applicant
16Textile Design53.0534.243.5No Applicant42.1No Applicant24.8No Applicant
17Toy & Game Design48.6No Applicant45.3No Applicant30.25No Applicant35.15No Applicant
18Transporation & Automobile Design61.35No Applicant56.75No Applicant56.3No Applicant51No Applicant
19Universal Design58.540.149.85No Applicant44.65No Applicant41.5No Applicant

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Sn.Programme/CategoryGeneralGeneral-PHOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PHSCSC-PHSTST-PH
1Bachelor of Design59.6551.7552.740.5550.131.2547.25No Applicant

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Sn.Programme/CategoryGeneralGeneral-PHOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PHSCSC-PHSTST-PH
1GDPD (NID – V)57.0746.8549.4535.944.448.945.25No Applicant

Above Scores are out of 100

Final Merit List : Cut off Scores (Phase I + Phase II)

Sn.Programmes/CategoryGeneralOBC-NCL CategorySC CategoryST CategoryST CategoryPH (Horizontal – All Categories)
No. of SeatsCut off score (excl. PH)No. of SeatsCut off score (excl. PH)No. of SeatsCut off score (excl. PH)No. of SeatsCut off score (excl. PH)No. of SeatsCut off score
Masters of Design (M.Des)
1Animation Film Design847.32442.59237.86137.86133.12
2Apparel Design851.04445.94240.83140.83135.73
3Ceramic & Glass Design555.84350.26144.67144.67139.09
4Design for Retail Experience859.69453.72247.75147.75141.78
5Digital Game Design857.94452.15246.35146.35140.56
6Film & Video Communication858.3452.47246.64146.64140.81
7Furniture Design857.18451.46245.74145.74140.03
8Graphic Design860.61454.55248.49148.49142.43
9Information Design866.43459.79253.14153.14146.5
10Interaction Design857.14452.24245.71245.71140
11Lifestyle Accessory Design855.86450.27244.69144.69139.1
12New Media Design850.51445.76240.41140.41135.36
13Photography Design857.32451.59245.86145.86140.12
14Product Design852.12446.91241.7141.7136.48
15Strategic Design Management859.27453.34247.42147.42141.49
16Textile Design856.55450.9245.24145.24139.59
17Toy & Game Design557.42351.68145.94145.94140.19
18Transportation & Auto. Design857.21451.49245.77145.77140.05
19Universal Design862.03455.83249.62149.62143.12
Sn.Programmes/CategoryGeneralOBC-NCL CategorySC CategoryST CategoryST CategoryPH (Horizontal – All Categories)
No. of SeatsCut off score (excl. PH)No. of SeatsCut off score (excl. PH)No. of SeatsCut off score (excl. PH)No. of SeatsCut off score (excl. PH)No. of SeatsCut off score
1Bachelor of Design (B.Des)5055.762750.181544.61844.61339.03

  6.4 Reservation of Seats ( B.Des & GDPD )

The total number of seats available (as mentioned in Section 3) for B.Des and GDPD—for Indian Nationals are classified into different categories as defined below:

Seat categoryCategory of eligible candidates
OPENGEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, ST-PwD
Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)OBC-NCL and OBC-NCL-PwD
Schedule Caste (SC)SC and SC –PwD
Schedule Tribe (ST)ST and ST –PwD
Open—Persons with Disability (PwD)GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, ST-PwD
Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer—Persons with Disability (OBC-NCL-PwD)OBC-NCL-PwD
Schedule Caste —Persons with Disability (SC-PwD)SC-PwD
Schedule Tribe—Persons with Disability (ST-PwD)ST-PwD

Foreign nationals applying under the Overseas category are outside the ambit of reservation of seats for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.

In accordance with the guidelines of the Government of India, the prescribed number of seats reserved for each of these categories are as follows:

Category-wise reservation of seats
ProgrammeInstituteTotal No. of SeatsOBC-NCL (27%)Scheduled Caste (15%)Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)
B.Des.NID Ahmedabad10027158
GDPDNID Kurukshetra601695
GDPDNID Vijayawada601695

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Reservation of seats for Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer):
Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) is to be determined as per the central list of OBCs (www.ncbc.nic.in) as of 01 June 2016.

Candidates belonging to the Creamy Layer of OBC are not entitled to apply under reserved category (OBC-NCL) and will have to submit their application under General (unreserved) category.
Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL or Non-Creamy Layer category are required to produce (upload) a certificate issued on their name (preferably in English) from the relevant competent authorities of their respective state or union territory, certifying that they do not belong to the Creamy layer.

Reservation of seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes:
The benefit of reservation will be given only to applicants belonging to castes and tribes mentioned in the central list published by the Government of India, which can be viewed at the following links:
http://socialjustice.nic.in/UserView/index?mid=76750 http://tribal.nic.in/Content/StatewiseListofScheduledTribesProfiles.aspx

Candidates applying under SC and ST categories are required to upload the relevant caste/tribe certificate (preferably in English) from the competent authorities of their respective state, union territory or the National Commission of Tribes, at the time of applying online.

Reservation of Seats for Persons with Disability (PwD):

Of all seats across Open, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories, 5% of the seats are reserved for Persons with Disability (PwD). Admission will be granted to the top 5% of the candidates in order of merit, irrespective of their parent category.

The benefit of reservation will be given only to those candidates with 40% or more disability as described by the Government of India at http://www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/RPWD%20ACT%202016.pdf Candidates seeking admission under this category are required to upload a valid Disability Certificate issued by competent medical authority as certified by the Government of India, at the time of applying online.

Candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of the relaxed criterion mentioned in Section 8 of this handbook.

Unfilled seats based on cut-off in merit or unavailability of candidates in the OBC-NCL category will be de-reserved and allotted to Open Category candidates in order of merit. Unfilled seats based on cut-off in merit or unavailability of candidates in the SC category and ST categories will not be de-reserved.

The category selected by a candidate at the time of submitting the application form will be final, and requests for any change of category will not be permitted later.

The category selected by a candidate at the time of submitting the application form will be final, and requests for any change of category will not be permitted later.

  6.5 Reservation of Seats ( M.Des )

The total number of seats available (as mentioned in Section 3)—for Indian Nationals are classified into different categories as defined below:

Seat categoryCategory of eligible candidates
OPENGEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, ST-PwD
Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)OBC-NCL and OBC-NCL-PwD
Schedule Caste (SC)SC and SC –PwD
Schedule Tribe (ST)ST and ST –PwD
Open—Persons with Disability (PwD)GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, ST-PwD
Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer—Persons with Disability (OBC-NCL-PwD)OBC-NCL-PwD
Schedule Caste —Persons with Disability (SC-PwD)SC-PwD
Schedule Tribe—Persons with Disability (ST-PwD)ST-PwD

Foreign nationals applying under the Overseas category are outside the ambit of reservation of seats for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.

In accordance with the guidelines of the Government of India, the prescribed number of seats reserved for each of these categories are as follows:

Category-wise reservation of seats
OBC-NCL (27%)Scheduled Caste (15%)Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)
Disciplines with 15 seats each421
Disciplines with 10 seats each311

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Reservation of seats for Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer):
Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) is to be determined as per the central list of OBCs (www.ncbc.nic.in) as of 01 June 2016.

Candidates belonging to the Creamy Layer of OBC are not entitled to apply under reserved category (OBC-NCL) and will have to submit their application under General (unreserved) category.
Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL or Non-Creamy Layer category are required to produce (upload) a certificate issued on their name (preferably in English) from the relevant competent authorities of their respective state or union territory, certifying that they do not belong to the Creamy layer.

Reservation of seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes:
The benefit of reservation will be given only to applicants belonging to castes and tribes mentioned in the central list published by the Government of India, which can be viewed at the following links:
http://socialjustice.nic.in/UserView/index?mid=76750 http://tribal.nic.in/Content/StatewiseListofScheduledTribesProfiles.aspx

Candidates applying under SC and ST categories are required to upload the relevant caste/tribe certificate issued on their name (preferably in English) from the competent authorities of their respective state, union territory or the National Commission of Tribes, at the time of applying online.

Reservation of Seats for Persons with Disability (PwD):

Of all seats across Open, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories, 5% of the seats are reserved for Persons with Disability (PwD). Admission will be granted to the top 5% of the candidates in order of merit, irrespective of their parent category.

The benefit of reservation will be given only to those candidates with 40% or more disability as described by the Government of India at http://www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/RPWD%20ACT%202016.pdf Candidates seeking admission under this category are required to upload a valid Disability Certificate issued by competent medical authority as certified by the Government of India, at the time of applying online.

Candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of the relaxed criterion mentioned in Section 8 of this handbook.

Unfilled seats based on cut-off in merit or unavailability of candidates in the OBC-NCL category will be de-reserved and allotted to Open Category candidates in order of merit.

Unfilled seats based on cut-off in merit or unavailability of candidates in the SC category and ST categories will not be de-reserved.

  7. About NID

  7.1 About National Institute of Design

National Institute of Design (NID) is an ‘Institute of National Importance’ as per the NID Act 2014 as well as an autonomous institute under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. As per the NID Act (18 of 2014), the institute is a statutory authority empowered to award its own degrees—Masters of Design (M.Des.) of two-and-a-half years duration and Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) of four-year duration. The Institute is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

NID Vijayawada is an independent autonomous institute under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and offers four-year long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD).

NID Kurukshetra is an independent autonomous institute under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and offers four-year long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD).

Admission to all of the design courses will be granted on the basis of a two-stage competitive exam. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of candidates.

Education at NID

NID offers professional education programmes at Bachelors and Masters level with five faculty streams and 20 diverse design domains.NID has established exchange programmes and ongoing pedagogic relationships with more than 55 overseas institutions. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.

Having entered the 6th decade of design excellence, NID has been active as an autonomous institute under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion,Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India; in education,applied research, service and advanced training in five faculty streams,Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Design, IT Integrated (Experiential) Design and Interdisciplinary Design Studies. NID offers a wide spectrum of design domains while encouraging transdisciplinary design projects.NID is a unique institution with many problem-solving capabilities, depths of intellect and a time-tested creative educational culture in promoting design competencies and setting standards of design education. The rigorous development of the designer’s skills and knowledge through a process of ‘hands on-minds on’ is what makes the difference.

The overall structure of NID’s programme is a combination of theory, skills, design projects and field experiences supported by cutting edge design studios, skill & innovation labs and the Knowledge Management Centre. Sponsored design projects are brought into the classroom to provide professional experience.Interdisciplinary design studies in Science and Liberal Arts widen the students’ horizons and increase general awareness of contemporary issues.

 7.2 Why Join NID

▪ Declared as the Institute of National Importance
▪ Collaboration with International universities for faculty/ student exchange, research, joint workshops projects, etc.
▪ Specially designed curriculum
▪ Facilitates learning through workshops and project where the students experiment with various mediums
▪ Provides value added experience through field visits, case study and other interactive sessions

  7.3 Placement Services

▪ NID organizes an annual event for industry interface known as Placement Week where students can meet and interact with recruiters, showcase their work, and be interviewed, leading to final placement offer

  7.4 Top Recruiting Companies

▪ Wipro technologies
▪ Whirlpool of India Ltd.
▪ VIP Industries Ltd
▪ Trident Groups
▪ Titan Industries
▪ Toshiba, Japan
▪ Philips
▪ adidas Group India
▪ J.P.Morgan
▪ Adobe
▪ Cognizant Technology Solutions
▪ General Motors Design
▪ IBM India Research Lab
▪ Zomato.com
▪ Tata Consultancy Services
▪ Tanishq
▪ Microsoft India Pvt. Ltd.
▪ Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
▪ Mindtree
▪ SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd

And many more…

  7.5 Hostel Details

Ahmedabad Campus

Hostel accommodation is available for B.Des. students ONLY at NID’s campus in Ahmedabad.
Hostel accommodation for B.Des students at the Ahmedabad campus is provided for seven (7) semesters only.
Hostel accommodation is NOT available for M.Des. students at the Ahmedabad campus. M.Des students enrolled on Master’s programmes at the Ahmedabad campus are required to arrange their accommodation outside of campus on their own.

Bengaluru Campus

Hostel accommodation is NOT available for M.Des students at the Bangalore campus. M.Des students enrolled on Master’s programmes at the Bangalore campus are required to arrange their accommodation outside of campus on their own.

Gandhinagar Campus

Hostel accommodation is available for M.Des students at NID’s campus in Gandhinagar.
Hostel accommodation for M.Des students at the Gandhinagar campus is provided for four (4) semesters only.

  7.6 Facilities

▪ Library with collection of E-Databases, E-Books, E-Journals, digital library
▪ Wi-fi
▪ Medical facilities
▪ NIDUS the Design Shop
▪ Visualization Lab
▪ Skill Development Labs, Knowledge Management Centre, Information Technology (IT) Centre, and Design Vision Centre
▪ Innovation Lab

  7.7 Yearly Expenses including Tuition Fees

Yearly Expenses for Academic 2016-17Indian CitizensOverseas (supernumerary)(for both B.Des & M.Des)
B.Des.M.Des.SAARC countries,African countries,Cambodia, Laos,Myanmar, VietnamRest Of The World
Studio & KMC charges/ I.T. infrastructure charges₹ 55,000₹ 55,000₹ 55,000₹ 55,000
Insurance₹ 200₹ 200₹ 200₹ 200
Student Development Fund₹ 400₹ 400₹ 400₹ 400
Film Club₹ 200₹ 200₹ 200₹ 200
Security Deposit ( Refundable )₹ 10,000₹ 10,000₹ 10,000₹ 10,000
Hostel & Electricity Charges₹ 25,000₹ 30,000₹ 25,000 for B.Des ₹ 30,000 for m.Des
Mess Charges (subject to periodic revisions)₹ 3700 per month₹ 3700 per month₹ 3700 per month₹ 3700 per month

  8. Overseas Candidates

Foreign citizens—applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India—are eligible to apply under the overseas category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned in Sections 4.1 or 4.2 (as applicable).

Of the seats available for the M.Des. and B.Des. programmes, 15% supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants. The actual number of seats available under Overseas category are as follows:

Note:• Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are not available for GDPD programme at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.
• Foreign applicants fall outside the ambit of seats reserved for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.
• Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) holding an Indian passport are not eligible to apply under the Overseas category and will have to apply as Indian nationals.
• All candidates applying in the Overseas category for either the M.Des. and B. Des. programme must appear for their DAT Prelims at Ahmedabad Test Centre, which will be followed immediately by the DAT Mains. Both DAT Prelims and DAT Mains will be conducted at Ahmedabad. The details of the schedule
will be provided later.• Admit Cards will be available for download on the NID website (www.admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule. It is the responsibility of all candidates to download and print their own Admit Cards.• Successful candidates will be offered admission to NID based on the final merit list of the Overseas category, which will be prepared after all the stages of the admission process have been completed.• To accept the offer of admission, overseas candidates are required to visit the relevant NID campus in person, as per the schedule. At this time, candidates will be required to produce the following
documents along with their self attested photocopies:(i) Self attested copy of the relevant pages of their passport.
(ii) For M.Des. candidates: Self attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of all semesters
equivalent to SSC (Grade X), HSC (Grade XII) and heir degree certificate/provisional certificate/passing certificate.
(iii) For B.Des. candidates: Self attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of SSC (Grade X) and HSC
(Grade XII). Applicants in the process of completing their Grade XII must submit a bonafide certificate
from their school or college.
(iv) An equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, which will need to be obtained prior to admission.
(v) The applicant will be responsible for obtaining a student visa for the entire duration of the programme
at NID, before the commencement of the programme.
(vi) If selected candidates do not pay their programme fees or fail to produce all of the required documents, or if they decline the offer of admission, their candidature will stand cancelled.
(vii) Seats remaining vacant in the Overseas (supernumerary) category will lapse and will not be transferred to any other category.
(viii) Foreign students must note that the language of instruction at NID is English.

  9. Download Brochure

  10. NID Contact

NID Admissions Cell
National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007
Email: [email protected]
Official admissions website: http://www.admissions.nid.edu

Admission related queries :
Phone: +91 79 2662 3462 (only Monday to Friday, 1430 hrs. to 1730 hrs.)

General queries related to NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra:
At NID-VIJAYAWADA:
Phone: +91 8985 835 478
Email: [email protected]

At NID-KURUKSHETRA:
Phone: +91 9815 540 044
Email: [email protected]

  11. NID Offical Website