National Institute of Design to Offer B.Design Programme, GDPD Course to be Discontinued

Durgesh Rai Durgesh Rai
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National Institute of Design has released a notification stating that it will be offering Bachelor of Design (B.Des) degree programmes at all its campuses.

Previously, the newly established NIDs which include NID Assam, NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, and NID Madhya Pradesh offered GDPD (Graduate Diploma Programme in Design) to candidates who cleared the NID entrance exam.

However, from now onwards the GDPD course will be discontinued and all the GDPD seats will be converted into B.Des seats.

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

NID B.Des Seat Intake for All Campuses 2020

The seat intake of all the campuses of NID has been mentioned below with the specialisations offered. Candidates can check the seat intake of NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Madhya Pradesh, NID Assam, NID Haryana from the table mentioned below: 

NID Campus

B.Des Specialisation

Seat Intake

NID Andhra Pradesh

Communication Design

25

Industrial Design

25

Textile and Apparel Design

25

NID Madhya Pradesh

Communication Design

25

Industrial Design

25

Textile and Apparel Design

25

NID Assam

Communication Design

25

Industrial Design

25

Textile and Apparel Design

25

NID Haryana

Communication Design

25

Industrial Design

25

Textile and Apparel Design

25

A total of 75 seats have been allocated to each of these four NID campuses for the B.Des programme.

NID Admission 2020

National Institute of Design has made some major changes in the admission process 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic across the country,

Some of the major changes in the admission process of NID for the academic session of 2020-2021 have been mentioned below.

NID B.Des and GDPD Admission Criteria 2020

The weightage allocated to NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT Mains to create the merit list for B.Des and GDPD admissions has been altered by NID admission cell.

The table mentioned below depicts the changes made in the weightage of NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT Mains.

NID Exam

Previous Weightage

New Weightage

NID DAT Prelims

30 per cent

70 per cent

NID DAT Mains

70 per cent

30 per cent (online interaction)

NID M.Des Admission Criteria 2020

National Institute of Design made a major change in the admission process of NID 2020 by conducting the NID DAT in online mode.

Furthermore, the NID Admission cell has changed the allocated weightage of NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT Mains for creating the final result and merit list for M.Design admissions.

The table given below provides a comparison between the old and new weightage of both the exams for M.Des Admissions 2020: 

NID Exam

Previous Weightage

New Weightage

NID DAT Prelims

30 per cent

60 per cent 

(Common Design Aptitude Test: 15 per cent

Design Specific Test: 45 per cent)

NID DAT Mains

70 per cent

40 per cent

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