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About NID 2020

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 for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. As per the NID Act 2014, the Institute is a statutory authority empowered to award its own degrees—presently offering Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) of four-year duration, Masters of Design (M.Des.) of two-and-a-half year duration and PhD in Design. The Institute is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Madhya Pradesh & NID Assam are independent autonomous institutes under the DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and offer full time Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) of four-year duration.

Admission to all the programmes at NID is on the basis of the candidates’ performance in the two-stages of Design Aptitude Test. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of candidates.

Admission Stage Dates
NID Application Form 01 October 2019 to 07 November 2019
NID Application Form with late fee Till 1400 hrs on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Printed NID application forms last date 1600 hrs on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Window to edit the NID application forms From 1800 hrs on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
until 1800 hrs on Friday, 15 November 2019
NID DAT Prelims Exam
(B.Des., GDPD, M.Des and Overseas candidates)+
Sunday, 29 December 2019
NID Prelims Result (M.Des) 1600 hrs on Tuesday, 18 February 2020
NID Prelims Result (B.Des. and GDPD) 1600 hrs on Thursday, 19 March 2020
Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for B.Des. and
GDPD starts
1600 hrs on Tuesday, 14 April 2020
DAT Mains for B.Des., GDPD and Overseas candidates *** Between 29 April to 3 May 2020
DAT Mains result for B.Des. and GDPD 1400 hrs on Thursday, 28 May 2020
Counselling 5 & 6 June 2020

Bachelor of Design (B.Des./ GDPD)

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

Discipline (B.Des) Intake Capacity
Animation Film Design 19
Exhibition Design 13
Film & Video Communication 13
Graphic Design 19
Ceramic & Glass Design 13
Furniture & Interior Design 13
Product Design 19
Textile Design 19

Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) is offered at NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Madhya Pradesh & NID Assam in the following areas of specialisation:

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

Master of Design (M.Des.) Programme

The two-and-a-half year 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:

Discipline (M.Des) Offered at Intake Capacity
Animation Film Design Ahmedabad 19
Film &Video Communication Ahmedabad 19
Graphic Design Ahmedabad 19
Photography Design Gandhinagar 19
Ceramic & Glass Design Ahmedabad 12
Furniture & Interior Design Ahmedabad 19
Product Design Ahmedabad 19
Toy & Game Design Gandhinagar 12
Transportation & Automobile Design Gandhinagar 19
Universal Design Bengaluru 19
Ceramic & Glass Design Ahmedabad 12
Furniture & Interior Design Ahmedabad 12
Product Design Ahmedabad 19
Toy & Game Design Gandhinagar 12
Transportation & Automobile Design Gandhinagar 19
Universal Design Bengaluru 19
Digital Game Design Bengaluru 19
Information Design Bengaluru 19
Interaction Design Bengaluru 19
New Media Design Gandhinagar 19
Design for Retail Experience Bengaluru 19
Strategic Design Management Gandhinagar 19

Bachelor of Design (B.Des/GDPD)

All candidates applying for the B.Des. and GDPD programmes must fulfill the eligibility criteria of both age and education qualification.

Age Limit:

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category and General EWS Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2000 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST): Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1997 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1995 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2000 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification:
Applications for academic year 2020–21 are open to candidates who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2019–20 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or equivalent.

Master of Design (M.Des.)

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

Age Limit:

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category & General EWS Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1990 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC- NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST): Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1987 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Person with Disabilities (PwD) Reserved Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1985 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1990 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification:
In addition to satisfying the above age criteria, 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 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard from any university or institute recognised by law in India.

OR

Bachelor Degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard.

OR

Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard, from any university or institute recognised by law in India.

Category-wise reservation of seats (B.Des/GDPD)
Programme Institute Total No. of Seats GEN-EWS (10%) OBC-NCL (27%) Scheduled Caste (15%) Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)
B.Des. NID Ahmedabad 125 13 34 19 9
GDPD NID Andhra Pradesh 75 8 20 11 6
GDPD NID Haryana 75 8 20 11 6
GDPD NID Madhya Pradesh 75 8 20 11 6
GDPD NID Assam 75 8 20 11 6
Category-wise reservation of seats (M.Des)
GEN-EWS (10%) OBC-NCL (27%) Scheduled Caste (15%) Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)
Disciplines with 19 seats each 2 5 3 1
Disciplines with 12 seats each 1 3 2 1

Candidates will have to visit the official admissions website at http://admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below:

Step 0 : Read the handbook carefully

Step 1 : Signup/Registration

Step 2 : Fill the Online Application Form

Step 3 : Uploading your Documents and signature

Step 4 : Pay Application Fee and Print

The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages:

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

NID – B Des/GDPD:
The B.Des./GDPD DAT prelims paper will consist of an examination of 3 hours duration and 100 marks. This is a paper-and-pencil/pen test, conducted at the same time on the same day across all test centers. The questions asked may involve text and visuals.

Separate merit list will be prepared for Overseas candidates.

NID – M Des:

The M.Des. DAT prelims paper is of 100 marks, comprising of a Common Design Aptitude Test and a discipline-specific Test, which together will evaluate the Design Aptitude of the candidate. The DAT Prelims paper comprises of a mix of objective and subjective questions.

The question paper will be in English language ONLY.

Important:

For candidates applying in only one discipline of M.Des Programme:
Such candidates are required to appear in DAT Prelims comprising of the CDAT [Common Design Aptitude Test] and discipline-specific test of the discipline selected by them. The total duration of DAT Prelim will be 2.5 hrs.

For candidates applying in two disciplines of M.Des. Programme:
Such candidates are required to appear in DAT Prelims comprising of the CDAT [Common Design Aptitude Test] and TWO discipline-specific tests. The total duration of DAT Prelim will be 4.5 hrs. (30 minutes for CDAT and 2 hrs. each for discipline specific test).

Based on the DAT Prelims scores, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category applied for by the candidate. 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.

The final marks of the candidate appearing for the B.Des./GDPD/M.Des programme of the National Institute of Design, will be calculated based on the weightages of the marks obtained in the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains as follows:

Programme/Test DAT Prelims DAT Mains
B.Des./GDPD/M.Des 30% 70%

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

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

Test Centre: Ahmedabad Test Centre: Bengaluru Test Centre: Gandhinagar
Animation Film Design Design for Retail Experience Apparel Design
Ceramic & Glass Design Digital Game Design Lifestyle Accessory Design
Film & Video Communication Information Design New Media Design
Furniture and Interior Design Interaction Design Photography Design
Graphic Design Universal Design Strategic Design Management
Product Design Toy & Game Design
Textile Design Transportation & Automobile Design

The procedure of allotment of seats for the B.Des./GDPD/M.Des programme will be conducted at Ahmedabad. Each candidate will be 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 the next eligible candidate in the order of merit in the respective category.

Admissions Handbook 20-21 : B.Des. / GDPD Click here to download

Admissions Handbook 20-21 : M.Des Click here to download

Prospectus: NID Andhra Pradesh Click here to download

Prospectus: NID Haryana Click here to download

Prospectus: NID Madhya Pradesh Click here to download

Prospectus: NID Assam Click here to download

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.

Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category applied for by the candidate. Results for admission to NID for the Academic Year 2020-21 for the B.Des. (including overseas candidates), M.Des and GDPD programmes will be declared only on the official admissions website (http://admissions.nid.edu)