National Institute of Design


A highly esteemed institution, NID has attained both national and international acclaim in the last few years.NID has transformed into a multi-campus Institute that offers sixteen postgraduate programmes, and it has also witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of students enrolling in various design disciplines. nstitution which nurtures the philosophy of multi-dimensional learning.

Main Campus, Ahemdabad
The National Institute of Design (NID) is internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. The Business Week, USA has listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian programmes in the world. The institute functions as an autonomous body under the department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. NID is recognised by the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, as a scientific and industrial design research organisation.
NID has been a pioneer in industrial design education after Bauhaus and Ulm in Germany and is known for its pursuit of design excellence to make Designed in India, Made for the World a reality. NID's graduates have made a mark in key sectors of commerce, industry and social development by taking role of catalysts and through thought leadership.
PG campus, Gandhinagar
PG campus Gandhinagar is currently an extension campus of the parent institute, National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, is situated in the city of Gandhinagar, in Gujarat. As part of expansion plan, National Institute of Design (NID) has started building a new postgraduate campus at Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat State.
Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath laid the foundation stone for this campus.
The upcoming campus will be spread over 11,362 square meters and the building will cost around Rs195 million.

R&D campus, Bengaluru
NID's R&D Campus at Bangalore was set up as a joint initiative of and funding from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India and was inaugurated in March 2006. R&D Campus commenced two research intensive PG Programmes namely Design for Retail Experience and Design for Digital Experience, from the academic year 2007-2008. From the academic year 2008-2009, the Campus has also commenced one more research intensive PG Programme, namely Information and Interface Design.
NID's Research & Development Campus addresses the immediate need for an exclusive Design Research centre in the country, by fostering the creative design spirit and sighting new opportunities and frontiers through NID's design acumen nurtured over the four decades of intense teaching-learning process.


NID offers professional education programmes at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level with five faculty streams and 17 diverse design domains. NID has established exchange programmes and ongoing pedagogic relationships with over 50 overseas institutions. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.
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 Industrial, Communication, Textile, and I.T. Integrated (Experiential) Design. 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.
A unique feature of NID's design education programme is the openness of its educational culture and environment, where students from different faculties and design domains interact with each other in a seamless manner. The benefit of learning in such a trans-disciplinary context is immeasurable.
The Professional Education at NID has both UG & PG Programmes - Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) of four years duration for students after 10+2, or equivalent like AISSCE/ IB/ ICSE, and the Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) of 2 to 2.5 years duration for graduates; particularly from architecture, technology, engineering, fine and applied arts, information technology, computer science, etc.


Undergraduate Courses
Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD),Main Campus, Ahmedabad
This 4-year intensive professional UG programme is offered in the following areas of specialisation from the Main Campus, Ahmedabad
Product Design, Furniture & Interior Design, Ceramic & Glass Design

Graphic Design, Animation Film Design, Film & Video Communication, Exhibition (Spatial) Design

Textile Design

Projected Number of seats in GDPD: 100 (Includes reserved categories)

The GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN DESIGN commences with a two semester rigorous Foundation Programme followed by 3 years of specialised studies in any of the disciplines offered in GDPD.
The Foundation Programme is geared to assist in developing values, attitudes, sensorial skills and aesthetic sensitivity necessary for specialisation in design. It introduces students to the fundamentals of design and orients students to thinking of design as a creative problem solving process. It helps develop an evolved 'design' perception and attitude, understanding of multidisciplinary nature of design and relationship of design with environment, culture, human senses and emotions. Basic design 'studio' courses are augmented by introductory studies in Science and Liberal Arts, to develop world view and understanding of Indian milieu. It helps enrich conceptual thinking, insight for design concerns; design processes and prepares one to start thinking about eventual solutions. It aspires to create an awareness of the changing environment by constantly relating the students' learning to real life situations. It provides the necessary direction, stimuli, facilities and experience to foster creativity and thereby help each individual to discover their own identity and potential. The Foundation Programme is the basis on which the remaining design curriculum is built.
Admission is open to students who have passed or who will appear for qualifying examinations under the Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalents like AISSCE/ IB/ ISC. Successful candidates shall be given admission to the academic programme, by the institute, subject to their passing the qualifying examinations. The medium of instruction at NID is English.
Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2012.
Allotment of the discipline of choice at the end of Foundation year is NOT guaranteed. Discipline allotment takes place only at the end of the first year (Foundation Programme), based purely on student's performance in the Foundation Programme and the number of seats available in desired discipline. (Please refer page no. 25 for Number of Seats)

Undergraduate Courses
Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD)
POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN DESIGN is 2 to 2.5 year programme offered in the following specific areas of sectoral specialisation in 17 design programmes under the five faculties.
(Includes reserved categories)
Candidates having a Bachelor's degree or equivalent including those who will be appearing for the qualifying examinations during the academic year (2010-11) in the areas mentioned against each discipline are eligible to apply. Those applying for two programmes should send separate application form for each programme. One cannot apply for more than two PG Programmes. The medium of instruction for PG Programme at NID is English. Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2011.

Placement Cell

It deals with matters concerning professional placement of NID graduates. The prime objective of the Cell is to facilitate its graduating students and industry by providing a meeting ground where the prospective employer companies can identify suitable candidates for placement in their organization. Industry is invited for Pre Placement Talks during which they are required to give a presentation of their company profile, recruitment needs, compensation package and so on. This may be followed by interviews of interested students at a later stage. In addition recruitment needs of the industry is brought to the notice of students through the Placement Cell.
Professional experience prior to graduation such industrial training, classroom projects and diploma project also falls under the purview of the Placement Cell. Classroom projects seek to expose students to a wide variety of real life situations, and to test their skills on problem solving. Training with industry is for a period of 4 to 8 weeks where students work on ongoing problems under the supervision of a client. The final diploma project is of six-month duration and is a full-scale demonstration of independent client service. The Placement cell maintains contact with industry and brings to the notice of students industrial training, classroom project and diploma project opportunity.
industry relation & placement officer
Phone: +91 79 26623462
Fax: +91 79 26621167


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