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.
Nid entrance exam. Score was around 58/100. Design has been my passion and it's been a really great experiencing the rich society of design. Choosing nid was easy but getting admission was really difficult. As nid is supposed to be the best design college in india it was obvious that i take admission in it.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
Tuition fees are 1.20 lacs. Infrastructure fees around 55k hostel charges 25k. And other facilities amounting upto 2.1 lacs plus hostel mess fees. This amount is feasible for almost everyone. This is reasonable and plus given it is a government college it is a very good fee structure.
Placement is almost 90 percent and there are lot of companies that come over for placements in their companies. Packages are very good. As i am only in the first year i have very little knowledge of detailed packages. But they range from 3000 to 100000.
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 test called the studio test where you have to make 3d structures and a comprehensive audio visual class. If you score good in your studio test it's very beneficial because it carries maximum percentage in the average score. Then the interview where they will know if you are fit or unfit for this institute.
The mess food is okay and sometimes they provide you with good food. The canteen is very good and you will be satisfied. Speaking about hostels, they are pretty cool. Its a 2 room occupancy hostel and every year we have to shift into a new building to empty rooms dor newer batches.
Yes they are helpful without senior students we would be very much hopeless. Yes they are a hard nut to crack at first but if you gain their trust they will help you and look after you because unity matters.
The faculty is a very experienced bunch of people and are one of the most sought after people in india. They are very respected but are also friendly with the students. In nid there is no rule to call your faculty by adressimg them sir or ma'am instead you can call them by their name. This creates a positive environment of learning.
The campus life is immersive and very good. It's a whole new environment . It is unlike any other college. The gender ratio is around 1:1. There are equal amount of people of both sexes. The labs are extraordinary eith all kinds of equipment's plus a very good wifi.
There is no final or half semesters. After each course you get an assessment done by your representing faculty and they'll grade you. After the semester end there will be a jury which will be conducted and you'll get evaluated and they'll decide whether or not you pass or fail the semester plus they'll also decide which design discipline you should pursue.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
In your first year in nid there is something called the foundation course. In this course you will be made to undergo thorough practice in all types of courses and then in the end after you finish your foundation semester there will be a jury and they'll decide which discipline of design should you go for.
College does provide internship it provides to various companies in bangalore and all over the country. It provides new experience to all of us and helps us better our skills.
There is a lot of festivities being celebrated in nid. Holi is celebrated but in a safe way. There is navaratri which is celebrated in nid and it is celebrated with maximum effort. There are people coming from all over the city attending the rich cultural fest.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
Yes there is a loan facility and it is the student loan facility that you can get oit of any bank. Good scholarships are there. If you have an exemplary academic record nid will pay a huge amount your tuition fees.