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National Institute of Design - [NID], Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Gujarat AICTE, AIU Estd 1961 Public (Autonomous)
4Years Full Time10 seats per course9

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NID 2018

20 Oct 17 - 20 Dec 17
Application Process

31 Aug 18 - 07 Jan 18
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College Admission Reviews

Arhan Sarkar, Bachelor of Design [B.Des], Pursued: First Year ON 2016 - 2017


"There were 2 phases. One was the written DAT (drawing aptitude test) and the other was the sudio test and interview. Studio test and the interview altogether was the 2nd phase. I got through the first round and then got shortlisted for the second round. In the second phase you have an interactive te"   Read More

Tanumoy Bose, Bachelor of Design [B.Des] (Film & Video Communication), Pursued: Third Year ON 2016 - 2017


"I took NID entrance exam. Its a good college thats why i opted this college."   Read More

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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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about college

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

0.90KmPaldi bus stand

079-26629500 , 26629600



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
monika rao

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
Ankita Kumari

We want to know fee structure for SC candidate

20 Jan, 2017 16:58

Hello Ankita, for session 2017-2018, general fee structure for B.Des is INR 295,858 and for M.Des is INR 279,800. Please contact admission office of the institute for SC/ST fee structure.

10 Mar, 2017 14:17

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2017-04-15 18:58:32

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).

2017-04-12 18:40:56

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).

2017-07-14 14:54:25

NID 2018 Application Form

NID 2018 Application Form will be available from 2nd week of October 2017. National Institute of Design provides admission to the candidates who have applied for Bachelor and Master Programme in Design on the basis of the Design Aptitude Test (DAT).

2017-04-07 17:27:16

NID 2018 Admit Card

Admit card for National Institute of Design (NID) 2018 will be declared provisionally on the 3rd week of December, 2018. An Admit Card is a legal document that is essential for performing in NID 2018 examination. The admit card for the year 2018 will be released on the authorized websi

2017-03-29 17:43:19

National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad Result 2017

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

2017-04-04 16:19:08

NID DAT Result 2017 Declared at

NID DAT Result 2017- NID has announced DAT 2017 result for B.Des Prelims on February 28, 2017 at 4 pm at Candidates can check their NID DAT 2017 Result by entering Email ID, Date of Birth and Roll Number. The result mentions the qual

2017-07-19 15:28:15

NID 2018

NID 2018 is national level entrance exam conducted by National Institute of Design for various UG and PG design courses. The exam is scheduled for January 8, 2018. Candidates wishing to apply for NID DAT 2018 can fill the application form online on the official website, The exam will

2017-04-04 16:29:38

NID Exam Preparation Resources

NID (National Institute of Design) is a prestigious institute that offers graduate and undergraduate courses in the field of design. NID conducts DAT (Design Aptitude Test) in 2 stages i.e., prelims and mains for admissions to the designing courses. NID DAT

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