National Institute of Design - [NID], Bangalore

National Institute of Design - [NID], Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka AIU Estd 2006 Private (Autonomous)

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NID Bangalore Quick Update 

June 04: NID DAT Mains Admit Card For M.Des Released On July 4, 2020. Download Now

June 22: NID DAT Mains starts for BDes/ GDPD admissions 2020. Check Here

June 20: NID DAT Mains Admit Card has been released. Check Here

June 17: NID DAT 2020 Update: B.Des/GDPD Online Interaction To Commence From June 22. Check Here

National Institute of Design (NID) Bengaluru was established in March 2006. NID was declared as the ‘Institute of National Importance’ in 2014 by the National Institute Design Act 2014 by the Parliament. The main domains which are taught here are Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Master of Design (M.Des), and Doctor of Philosophy in Design. The institute has a dedicated placement cell for the placement process in the campus and the activities which are required for its development.

To get admission in the National Institute of Design, a candidate has to clear a Design Aptitude Test done with two levels: Mains and Prelims. The students have to clear the minimum eligibility criteria to be able to get admission in the institute. Courses are well structured with a lot of emphasis given on practical skills along with theoretical knowledge.

NID Bangalore Highlights

Courses OfferedUG and PG
Selection CriteriaMerit-Based
Application processOnline
Popular CoursesB.Des and M.Des
Official Website

NID Bangalore Courses

The Institute provides its students with all the required skills which are required by any designer. It also provides opportunities with the right mentorship. Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses are provided to students with some of the most promising faculties in the area. Courses provided to students are listed below :

Course: Bachelor of Design (B.Des)

  • Specializations: Ceramic & Glass Design, Furniture & Interior Design, Product Design, Animation Film, Exhibition Design, Film & Video Communication, Graphic Design
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Fees: INR 1.51 Lakhs for First Sem
  • Eligibility: 10+2

Course: Masters of Design (M.Des)

  • Specializations: Design for Retail Experience, Digital Game Design, Information Design, Interaction Design, Universal Design
  • Duration: 2.5 Years
  • Fees: INR 1.76 
  • Eligibility: Graduation

Course: Doctor of Philosophy in Design

  • Specializations: Doctoral Design Courses
  • Duration: 2.5 Years
  • Fees: INR 36,400 for first semester
  • Eligibility: Post Graduation

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NID Bangalore Admission

Students seeking admission in the institute have to appear for the Design Aptitude test conducted all over the country. Admission is made according to the cutoffs and marks obtained in the exam. Applying for the exam is an online process. Students from different backgrounds can take admission to any course which is provided to students if they clear the minimum eligibility criteria set by the college. 

Application Procedure

  • Visit the official website to register and apply for M.Des. offered by the Institute.
  • Provide a valid email and phone number for future reference.
  • Log in to the account and duly fill in the necessary details and click on save tab.
  • In the next step, proceed to upload the documents, photograph, and signature.
  • All the documents need to be in .jpeg or .jpg format.
  • After uploading all the documents, click on save and proceed to pay the application fee.
  • The application fee is INR 2000 for one discipline and INR 4000 for two disciplines. (INR 1000 for one and INR 2000 for two disciplines for SC/ST candidates).
  • Payment can be done either online or offline through the demand draft.
  • Take the print out of the application form for future reference.

Merit list of shortlisted candidates will be prepared based on the qualifying exam as well as performance in the entrance exam and interviews which will be uploaded on the official website. Selected candidates will have to appear in the Institute on a given date to confirm the seat.

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NID Bengaluru Facilities

The Following facilities are provided by the Institute:

  • Lecture Halls: Institute is well versed with proper lecture halls with all necessary requirements needed for design teaching.
  • Design Room: Proper spaces are provided to students with proper centers for design and innovation purposes.
  • Design Equipment is also provided to students in a proper manner with special care taken to produce the overall development of the students.

NID Bengaluru FAQs

Ques How are the faculties in NID Bengaluru?

Ans. Faculties of the college are well versed with all the skills which are required for the course development. Faculties also interact with the students in a positive environment.

Ques Is there any dedicated placement cell for the institute?

Ans. Yes, the institute has a well-versed placement committee with dedicated members and mentors.

Ques How is the course structure in NID Bengaluru?

Ans. Courses are well designed in order to bring overall development to the students. A combination of subjects is given to students who are in accordance with the skill requirement along with some mandatory courses.

Ques. Is there any Hostel Facility in NID Bengaluru?

Ans. No Institute currently has no hostel facility.

NID, Bangalore Fees & Eligibility

CourseTotal Fees/ yearEligibility
M.Des₹1.76 LakhsGraduation
Ph.D.₹1.21 LakhsPost Graduation
Select Degree : M.Des Ph.D.
Select Stream : Design

National Institute of Design - [NID] Top Courses, Fees & Eligibility

Master of Design [M.Des]

₹ 225,800 1st Yr Fees
2 Years 6 Months 15 seats Degree On Campus Post Graduation Check Detailed Fees

7.6/10 Based on 1 Reviews

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Ph.D. in Design

₹ 120,800 1st Yr Fees
3 Years Degree On Campus Doctorate/M.Phil Check Detailed Fees
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    Brian DsouzaMasters of Design [Digital Game Design]

    All was good including study

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    The Bangalore campus is the R&D hub for the National Institute of Design. That’s why more emphasis is paid on developing IT-based techniques for innovative design. My overall experience with the NID is filled with only positives. I will definitely recommend the college to innovative Designers and creative thinkers, not that the institute needs any recommendation.

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    Abraham K A

    Hello ,am in a big confusion to choose which path after my 12th.I am interested in designing and in interior designing.Or should I choose any other path.So what I should do after my 12th

    04 Sep, 2018 21:39
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Abraham, Please check this link for getting the Course information with Overview for Design.

    05 Sep, 2018 12:25
    Pema Dongkhar Bhutia

    Hello I will be graduating this month and want to apply for interior designing what’s the procedure for admission

    04 May, 2018 08:42
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Pema, Please check this link :- Admission Procedure for getting the information about the procedure to get the admission in this college

    04 May, 2018 12:20

    Hi I am confused to choose which design course to choose. I completed Engineering and currently working in IT. Am planning to quit IT and restart my career in Design. Please guide me.

    21 Sep, 2017 00:10
    Kalpana Sharma Expert

    Hi Vineetha, No need to be confused about your career in Desing. We should study in that stream in which we are interested, so I am providing you some details about a career in design, please check the following:

    There are 8 creative careers in the design field

    • Graphic designer
    • User experience (UX) designer
    • Photographer
    • Interior designer
    • Multimedia artist & animator
    • Art director
    • Advertising & promotions manager
    • Fashion designer

    Please, first of all, tell me in which field do you want to do the study? 

    21 Sep, 2017 12:19

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    July 01, 2020

    NID DAT Mains (Online Interview) For M.Des. To Start From July 6; Check Details Here

    The National Institute of Design (NID) will commence the M.Des. DAT mains online interview from July 6, 2020. Eligible candidates will be communicated regarding the interview on their email ID. Students were allowed to upload the statement of purpose and portfolio from June 9, 2020 to June 13, 20

    June 05, 2020

    NID Admissions 2020: Changes in Shortlisting Criteria For B.Des and Graduate Diploma

    National Institute of Design (NID) has recently changed shortlisting criteria for its Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) courses for 2020 admissions. The Admission Cell of the institute has issued an official notification regarding NID Entrance Examinati

    November 13, 2018

    NID Result 2019, Counselling and Score Card

    National Institute of Design will announce NID DAT 2019 Result for Prelims exam in the online mode tentatively in the second week of March 2019. Candidates can check their scores and ranks by logging into their accounts. Those who qualify Prelims round will appear for Mains exam. NID Result 2019

    September 29, 2018

    NID Entrance Exam 2019 Application, Eligibility, Exam Dates & Pattern

    NID 2019 is national level entrance exam conducted by National Institute of Design for various UG and PG design courses scheduled to take place in January 2019. All aspirants for NID DAT 2019 can fill application form online on the official website, i.e. The exam will be of 3 hours with

    December 29, 2017

    NID 2019 Admit Card

    NID 2019 Admit Card will be available for download from December 2019 at the official website of National Institute of Design. NID Admission process comprises Prelims and Mains round and only those candidates who clear the Prelims round can proceed to the subsequent Mains round. NID issues Admit

    December 29, 2017

    NID 2019 Exam Pattern

    National Institute of Design conducts entrance examination for admission into various UG and PG design courses. The entrance examination comprises two papers i.e. Prelims exam and Mains exam. Prelims exam is a pen-paper based written exam, whereas the Mains exam comprises Studio Test and Personal In

    December 29, 2017

    NID Application Form 2019

    NID Application Form 2019 will be available from the second week of October 2018 in the online mode only. For obtaining NID Application Form, different category candidates have to submit different application fees for the courses. Application fees can be paid via both online and offline mode. NID

    April 15, 2017

    NID 2018 Exam Pattern

    NID 2018 The selection process for admission into NID comprises of three stages. The first stage includes a written examination of 100 marks. The written exam is divided into two sections namely objective (comprising of 70 questions) and subjective (comprising 30 questions). Those candidates who

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