National Institute of Design - [NID], Ahmedabad

National Institute of Design - [NID], Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Gujarat AICTE, AIU Estd 1961 Public (Autonomous)

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National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmadabad is considered as one of the premier fashion institutes, established in the year 1961. It offers the best design courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, and research levels such as B.Des., M.Des., and Ph.D. in design. The selection procedure for the courses is based on qualifying marks in NID Entrance Test. The fashion institute has an active placement cell that organizes annual Industry Interface, Top-most Fashion & textile companies like Nali Textiles, Bharat Silks, Myntra visit. Several NGOs and Govt. sectors also recruit the students.


NID Highlights 

Official Website

http://admissions.nid.edu

Entrance Exam

DAT: Design Aptitude Test
DRT: Design Research Test

Types of Programs | No. of ProgramsUG, PG, & Ph.D. | 30+
Mode of RegistrationOnline

NID Courses

National Institute of Design offers 8 specializations at the undergraduate level, 19 specializations at the postgraduate level, and many specializations in doctoral programs. The details of the courses and their eligibility are elaborated below:

Course 1: Bachelor of Design (B.Des)

  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Specializations - Exhibition Des., Ceramic & Glass Des., Film & Video Communication, Furniture & Interior Des., Graphic Des., Product Des., and Textile Des.
  • Eligibility - Intermediate (10+2) with at least 55% from any recognized university; the maximum age limit is 20 years old.
  • Seat Intake - 15 each specialization

Course 2: Master of Design (M.Des)

  • Duration - 2.5 Years
  • Specializations - Animation film Des., Apparel Des., Ceramic & Glass Des., Des. for Retail, Film & Video Des., Fruniture & Interior Des., Graphic Des., Informative Des., Universal Des., Transport Des., Interactive Design., Lifestyle Accessories Des., New Media Des., Photography Des., Product Des., Textile Des., Strategic Des., and Toy & Game Des.
  • Eligibility - B.Des Graduate in relevant course with at least 55%; maximum age limit is 30 years old.
  • Seat Intake - 15 each specialization

Course 3: Ph.D. in Design

  • Duration - 5 Years
  • Specialization - above mentioned specializations
  • Eligibility - Master degree in relevant course with at least 55%

Check: NID Courses and Fees Structure 


NID Admission

The Institute invites application for several undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs. In order to take admission in mentioned courses, candidates will have to appear for NID Entrance Exams - DAT and DRT

DAT ( Design Aptitude Test): This exam is compulsory for undergraduate and postgraduate aspirants. The entrance is further divided into two phases - Prelims and Mains, consisting of objective and subjective questions. 

DRT (Design Reseach Test):  This exam is compulsory for Ph.D. aspirants. The entrance consists of objective and subjective questions and carries 100 marks in total.  

Online Registration Procedure 

The admission and selection procedures for undergraduate & postgraduate courses are done through DAT (Design Aptitude Test) whereas the admission and selection procedure for doctoral courses is through DRT (Design Research Test). 

Fashion aspirants should follow the subsequent steps in order to apply to their desired courses:

Step 1: Visit the official website (http://admissions.nid.edu) and click on the ‘Admission’ tab

Step 2: Register yourself with a valid date of birth, contact number and email id.

Step 3: Enter NID DAT/ DRT Login credentials and fill in the form with required details

Step 4: Upload scanned self-attested documents like photograph, signature, caste certificate, and more

Step 5: Choose nearby examination centers and click on ‘Save and Proceed’

Step 6: Make a payment as per your course and category via credit/debit card or net banking.

What next?
NID DAT/ DRT Admit Card
Candidates registered themselves for their desired courses must carry NID hall tickets to the allotted examination centers, follow the subsequent steps to download your admit card:
Step 1: Visit the admission website of NID (http://admissions.nid.edu)
Step 2: Enter NID Login credentials and click on ‘Download Admit Card’
Step 3: Admit card will appear
Note: Candidates are requested to take two print-outs of the NID Admit Card for future requirements.

NID Ahmedabad Reserved Categories

Category wise reservation of seats for UG, PG, and Ph.D. are tabulated below:

General (UR)EWSOBCSCST
40.5%10%27%15%7.5%

Check: NID Ahmedabad Admissions


NID Placements

National Institute of Design has an ongoing placement cell to synergize and facilitate intercommunication between the students and top-notch fashion industries. The major roles of the placement cell are:

  • Designing project-based learnings
  • Industrial training
  • Soft-skill training
  • Counseling sessions
  • Organizing guest lectures
  • mock-test/ interviews
  • Conducting personal interviews between students and recruiters

Some of the top recruiters are Clarice Technologies, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Bombay Design House, Citrix R&D India Pvt.Ltd, Mindtree, Nalli Textiles, Myntra, and many more.

Placement Highlights’18-19

No. of Companies participated in the placement process121
No. of students opting for placements through the institute222
No of placement offers till date205
Highest salary package offered36 LPA
Average salary package offered8 LPA

Check: NID Placements records 


NID Scholarships

  • The institute awards Freeship cum scholarship to the needy and deserving students with the support of the Ford Foundation and from its own resources. The value of freeship is equivalent to the yearly tuition fee payable by the student.
  • Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai also awards this scholarship to maximum 5 students studying in second years of GDPD, based on their merit in the Foundation Programme and marks obtained in standard XII

Check: NID Scholarships 
 

NID, Ahmedabad Courses Eligibility & Detailed Fees

CourseEligibilityTotal Fees/ yearDetailed Fee Structure
M.DesPass in Graduation + NID₹3.26 LakhsCheck Here
B.DesPass in 10+2 + NID₹2.84 LakhsCheck Here
4 Years Full Time9/10
262,800
FIRST YEAR
FEES

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ADMISSION DATES

15 Nov 2019
Start Date

02 Dec 2020
End Date

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NID Ahmedabad Admission 2020: UG & PG Admission, Application process

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College Admission Reviews

Pragati Sahu , Ceramics and glass design, Pursued:
BATCH : 2021

8.2/10

"First entrance exam in which the would be about the reason and general knowledge then the situation test where you have make something 3D then interview combining all marks you got the merit list will appear then you get into the college."   Read More

Ankit , Batch: Bachelor in Design-2019

8.8/10

"You have to give an entrance exam to get pass your 1st phase, which takes place around 1st or 2nd week of january. You get forms for it during october and november. After that they select some students for the studio test which will be your phase 2 and after studio test there is an interview session"   Read More


2 Years 6 Months Full Time2 seats9/10
308,800
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Shri Salunkhe , Transportation and Automobile Design, Pursued:
BATCH : 2021

7.8/10

"I wanted to pursue Transportation Design since childhood. I also applied for Product design but ended up choosing Transportation because sketching cars was something that I have been doing since childhood. For the admission process you have to appear for an Aptitude Test and if you get shortlisted t"   Read More


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7.6/10placements
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Shri SalunkheTransportation and Automobile DesignPursued
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Environment is very good and motivating for working. Good space for learning and to try out new things. Good facilities and environment makes it a good and enriching experience overall. The overall schedule is quite hectic.


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Pragati SahuCeramics and glass designPursued
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College education system is good but little hectic But manageable. Be safe from the mosquitoes because students get dengue and worse fever so the only thing is that and else everything is great there.


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AnkitBachelor in DesignBatch : 2019
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Best college for Design

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8.8 /10

There are a lot of pros and cons about NID, which the pros includes, it has the best faculties from the india, better facilities, campus is really great it has lot of trees and birds, good wifi with a great internet speed, placements are good. And cons includes, some dipartament has less number of faculties, food from mess can be made better.


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V.J.LakshmiGraduate Diploma Programme in DesignPursued 2nd year
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SachinB. designBatch : 2016
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Best design school

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I can't give such remarks because according to me no one can give such remarks. I can give only good remarks.


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Arhan SarkarBachelor of Design [B.Des]Pursued First Year
BATCH : 2020
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The college is the very example of what 60+ years of experience of culture and knowledge would result in. Nid is a very respectable college and very prestigious.


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amita bajoria

Hello, What is the application procedure and eligibility criteria for post graduation courses in Illustration and Animation. Is appliaction open for the current year, 2018, and does the student need to have prior education in this field? Please help, thank you

04 Jul, 2018 15:14
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Ritika Sharma

Hi Amita, To get information regarding admission please check this link:- Admission or you can contact 079-26629500 , 26629600.

13 Jul, 2018 12:14
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Manosundar

I have finished my 10th I'm interested in interior designing degree course Pls let me know wat are the subjects needed Suggest me best colleges fr the above

24 May, 2018 23:12
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Garima Bansal

Hi Manosundar, You must have passed 12th to be eligible for the interior designing degree course

29 May, 2018 12:29
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Jain jinisha vishal

Fashion designing courses and what is the quallification for that

15 May, 2018 21:17
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Garima Bansal

Hi Jain Jinisha To get the information regarding Fashion designing courses and thier quallifications you can check this link:- Admissions

18 May, 2018 11:21
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Debangshi Sarkar

Hi, I want to know whether children with maths with commerce stream are eligible to appear for architecture entrance.I am right now studying in class 11.

05 Sep, 2017 00:10
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Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Debangshi, To appear in Architecture Entrance Exam NATA, please check the followings Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must pass Class XII in order to appear for NATA exam
  • It is mandatory to have Mathematics as main subjects in Class XII.
  • Special category candidates will be eligible to participate in the counseling procedure after providing their category certificate

05 Sep, 2017 12:51
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kanika mehta

I want to know how to prepare for masters in design for National institute of design and national institute of fashion technology.

27 Aug, 2017 00:10
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dheeraj p girish

please suggest me the top collages for communication design in india

01 May, 2017 00:10
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Admin

Hi Dheeraj, to get details on the colleges for Designing Courses, please find the link http://collegedunia.com/courses/bachelor-of-design-bdes-colleges-in-india 

03 May, 2017 11:02
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SHARVI HARISH DUDGIKAR

Sir, I want to know the syllabus & contents of entrance of B.Des. I am now stydying in 11th Science & I have passed Elementary & Intermediate Drawing exam in 'A' Grade.

22 Feb, 2017 17:03
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Kalpana Zaveri

would like to know the eligibility for b.des course.and the exam to be given with procedure.Is it preferable that a foundation course should be done?

22 Feb, 2017 17:03
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TANNIRU SAI MONIKA

i want to know about all the courses that are taught in nid ahmedabad and the procedure that takes place for each department throughout 4 years

22 Feb, 2017 17:03
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Manali Khandelwal

Hi, I have completed my BCOM (3 years course), and I am looking for MDES colleges. Lot of colleges required 10+2+4 degree program. Could you please suggest me top colleges which accepts my 3 years bachelor programs as well.

22 Feb, 2017 17:03

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January 30, 2020

National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad Result 2020: Merit List, Entrance exam, NID DAT

National Institute of Design was established in 1961 at Ahmedabad. The institute provides UG and PG degree in domain of design. NID conducts DAT for admission to its UG and PG courses. DAT stands for Design Aptitude Test. The students have to fill the application form at official website. The admit

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. www.nid.edu. 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

April 12, 2017

NID 2018 Results

DAT Prelim result for B.Des. and GDPD will be available in the month of February 2018. Candidates can check NID 2018 Result at the official website of NID – www.nid.edu. A merit list on the basis of DAT score will be prepared for all the categories (General, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PH). Short

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