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National Institute of Design - [NID], Ahmedabad

National Institute of Design - [NID], Ahmedabad

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

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SachinB. designBatch : 2016

Best design school

Remarks -

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

10/10food & accom
9/10social life
Arhan SarkarBachelor of Design [B.Des]Pursued First Year 2016 - 2017
Remarks -

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.

7/10food & accom
10/10social life


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National Institute of Design (NID), is a Design school in Ahmadabad was established in 1961. National Institute of Design, India’s premier and first design institute has been declared Institution of National Importance by the Act of Parliament, by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act. The institute functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, government of India. 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.

  • NID is focusing on Advancing educational and research excellence through SEED (System for Educational Excellence in Design) in a learner centric ‘NID’ way
  • Vision of the school is “To undertake fundamental and applied research to create cutting edge knowledge in the areas of design especially those concerned with user understanding and trends”
  • Mission of the school is “To provide design intervention for craft, handloom, rural technology, small, medium and large scale enterprises, and outreach programmes for capability and institution building and sustainable livelihood, employment opportunities and economic growth”
  • NID has taken five decades of pioneering hard work by the academic community at the institute to develop a system of education which lays more emphasis on learning than on mere instruction

International Collaborations -

  • Burg Giebchenstein, Halle, Germany
  • Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, (BIAD), Birmingham, UK
  • Massey University, New Zealand
  • Royal College of Art & Design, London, UK
  • The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Monash University, Australia
  • Instituto Europeo di Design, S R L, Milan, Italy
  • The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
  • School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University, Toronto, Canada

Placements -Placement summary of 2013 batch is mentioned below:

Number of Companies participating in placement process


No of students opting for placements through the institute


No of placement offers till date (companies are still reverting back)


Highest salary package offered

36 LPA

Average  salary package offered



Extracurricular activities-

  • International Centre for Indian Crafts (ICIC)- The Handicrafts industry in India is part of a very complex global socio-cultural and economic scenario. To deal with the situation from numerous perspectives, the activities of the centre aim to provide scope for multiple levels of knowledge sharing and design dissemination mechanisms.
  • NIDUS the Design Shop-The objective of the NIDUS is to Encouraging more people to visit the Institute's public interface areas like Design Gallery, Design Shop, etc., thereby getting directly or indirectly exposed to Design.


  • Library-



Cambridge University Press


CRC press




Oxford Handbooks


Proquest (ebrary E-Books)


Taylor and Francis ( Routledge)


Wiley (Art & Photography Collection)


Wood Head Publishing (Textile Engineering Collection)


Wood Head Publishing (Textile Engineering Collection)



Festivals -

  • Alpavirama 2014 -It is the only Film Festival (after Film South Asia of Nepal, which is much older) to be held in South Asia, exclusively devoted to Films from the subcontinent
  • Chitrakatha 2013 -It is a International student animation festival. The biennial student animation festival from NID, celebrates the coming together of numerous creative minds that share a common dream: The celebration of original animation and it’s future.

 Ranking- Business Week has placed NID in its list of top design schools in the world.


  • The institute awards Freeship cum scholarship to the needy and deserving students with the support of 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


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Ahmedabad - 380007
Gujarat , India

0.21KmSanskar Kendra Museum

079-26629500 , 26629600



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
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

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
Garima Bansal

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

29 May, 2018 12:29
Jain jinisha vishal

Fashion designing courses and what is the quallification for that

15 May, 2018 21:17
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
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
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
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
dheeraj p girish

please suggest me the top collages for communication design in india

01 May, 2017 00:10

Hi Dheeraj, to get details on the colleges for Designing Courses, please find the link 

03 May, 2017 11:02

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
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

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
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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November 22, 2018

National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad Result 2019: 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

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 Re

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 w

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 iss

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

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.

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).

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 – A merit list on the basis of DAT score will be prepared for all the categories (General, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PH).

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