National Institute of Design (NID) is one of India’s premiere Design Institute and is a statutory authority empowered to award its own degrees—Masters of Design (M.Des.) of two-and-a-half years duration and Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) of four-year duration

Admission to all of the design courses in this college are granted on the basis of a two-stage highly competitive entrance examination held annually in the month of January. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of candidates.

DEGREES OFFERED

Master of Design (M.Des.)

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)

IMPORTANT DATES (Tentative)

Last date for submitting online application Monday, 28 November
Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
Prelims for Master of Design (M.Des.)
Sunday, 8 January
Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
Prelims for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)
Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)
Sunday, 8 January

PROGRAMMES

Master of Design (M.Des.)- The two-and-a-half year long Masters of Design (M.Des.) programme is an extensive course for undergraduate students.

Specialisations offered in various campuses

Master of Design (M.Des.)-The two-and-a-half year long Masters of Design (M.Des.) programme is an extensive course for undergraduate students

  • Animation Film Design Ceramic & Glass Design NID - National Institute of Design
  • Film & Video Communication Furniture Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Textile Design
  • Design for Retail Experience Digital Game Design Information Design Interaction Design Universal Design
  • Apparel Design
  • Lifestyle Accessory Design
  • Strategic Design Management
  • New Media Design
  • Photography Design
  • Toy & Game Design
  • Transportation & Automobile Design

Aspiring candidates can apply to a maximum of ONLY TWO disciplines for the Master of Design programme.

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) – The four-year-long Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programme is offered only at NID Ahmedabad in the following areas of specialisation.NID-car-design11

Industrial Design:

  • Ceramic & Glass Design (10 seats)
  • Furniture Design (10 seats)
  • Product Design (15 seats)

Communication Design:

  • Animation Film Design (15 seats)
  • Animation Film Design (15 seats)
  • Exhibition Design (10 seats)
  • Film & Video Communication (10 seats)
  • Graphic Design (15 seats)

Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design

  • Textile Design (15 seats)

Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) – The four-year-long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) is offered at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra in the following areas of specialisation:

  • Industrial Design
  • Communication Design
  • Textile & Apparel Design

WHO CAN APPLY?

Master of Design (M.Des.)

  • Candidates upto 30 years of age on or before 30 June 2017 are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must either have appeared for (results awaited) or passed, before July 2017
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system from any university or institute recognised by law in India

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)

  • Candidates upto 20 years of age on or before 30 June 2017 are eligible to apply.
  • Indian nationals applying in the general category and candidates in overseas category born on or before 30 June 1997 are not eligible.
  • Indian nationals in reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PWD) born on or before 30 June 1994 are not eligible.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit the official website at www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps on the website.

EXAM PATTERN

DESIGN APTITUDE TEST(DAT)—Prelims & Mains

The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Design Aptitude Test (Prelims):

The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims primarily evaluates candidate basis of knowledge, Comprehension Analysis, Creativity and Visualisation.

The exam consists of two parts:
Part I: Multiple-choice questions marked out of 70 points. This part has questions with one or more than one correct answer. The responses of this part will be recorded on an OMR sheet and evaluated digitally.
Part II: Subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to be provided in visual and/or written formats. The Design Aptitude Test (Prelims) consists of an examination of three hours duration and will be marked out of 100 points.

Design Aptitude Test (Mains):

Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for the DAT Mains. The DAT Mains for this programme consists of two parts:

Studio Test
This may consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions etc. This test will be marked out of 100 points and will be conducted in English.
Interviews
The interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the Studio Test, at the same centre.

DAT Mains for B.Des.and GDPD
The DAT Mains for these programmes may consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations etc. These will be marked out of 100 points and will be conducted in English. The test centre is NID, Ahmedabad.

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