Examination Details

Exam name NID
Notification Status Announced
Examination Body

National Institute of Design

Examination Body Type Institute of National Improtance
Popularity Popular - All India
Summary

National Institute of Design, NID Ahmedabad and at its Bengaluru & Gandhinagar campuses is an Institute of National Importance under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.  It is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions for Industrial, Communication, Textile and IT Integrated (Experiential) Design.   As per the NID Act (18 of 2014), the institute is a statutory authority empowered to award its own degrees.

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

No.of seats: 
4-Year B.Des offered at NID, Ahmedabad:
Total Intake (Indian Nationals) : 100
Faculty of Industrial Design
- Product Design (15 seats) 
- Furniture & Interior Design(10 seats) 
- Ceramic & Glass Design (10 seats) 
Faculty of Communication Design
- Animation Film Design (15 seats) 
- Film & Video Communication  (10 seats) 
- Exhibition Design (10 seats) 
- Graphic Design (15 seats)
Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle & Accessory Design
- Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design (15 seats)  

Seat distribution:  Gen: 50, OBC-NCL: 27, SC: 15, ST: 8
(NCL = Non-Creamy Layer)

4-Year Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) offered at NID Kurukshetra (60 seats)
- Industrial Design 
- Communication Design
- Textile & Apparel Design
Seat distribution:  Gen: 30, OBC-NCL: 16, SC: 9, ST: 5

4-Year Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) offered at NID Vijayawada (60 seats)
- Industrial Design 
- Communication Design
- Textile & Apparel Design
Seat distribution:  Gen: 30, OBC-NCL: 16, SC: 9, ST: 5

Note: 
1) The total number of supernumerary seats for overseas category (foreign citizens) is Fifteen (15) at NID-Ahmedabad. There are no supernumerary seats for foereign nationals in NID Kurukshetra & Vijayawada.
2) Applicants holding OCI & PIO card will have to apply under supernumerary category. NRIs will have to apply as Indian nationals.
2) Candidates admistted to NID Ahmedabad, Vijayawada or Kurukshetra will be required to attend a mandatory foundation program of one-year duration.  Alotment of discipline of choice is based on a candidate's merit and choice only after completion of the foundation program.

Selection Procedure:
Admission to all of the design courses will be granted on the basis of a two-stage competitive exam. :
Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be conducted at various test centres across India (See Test Centres section). Candidates should note that appearing for the DAT Prelims or being ranked in the shortlist does not guarantee automatic entitlement to admission. 
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims will be invited to appear for the Stage 2 DAT Main exams at NID’s campuse in Ahmedabad.

Weigtage for Final result:  
DAT Prelims: 30%
DAT Mains: 70%

Total Academic Fee:  
NID Ahmedabad: 
Tuition & Hostel Fee: 
Year 1: Rs. 282,800 
Year 2: Rs. 300,800 
Year 3: Rs. 319,800 
Year 4: Rs. 325,800 
Student Deposit (REFUNDABLE) of Rs.10,000/- is to be paid once in the first semester.

NID Vijayawada & NID Kurukshetra: For 2019-20 
Tuition Fee: Rs. 185,00 (1st Year / 2-semesters) 

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