National Institute of Design is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions for Industrial, Communication, Textile and IT Integrated (Experiential) Design. It is an Institute of National Importance under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

NID’s vision is to emerge as a global leader in Design Education and Research and become a torchbearer for innovative design directions in the industry, commerce and development sectors. NID’s transdisciplinary environment consisting of 20 diverse design domains helps in creating innovative and holistic ecosystem for design learning.

The overall structure of NID’s programme is a combination of theory, skills, design projects and field experiences supported by cutting edge design studios, skill & innovation labs and the Knowledge Management Centre.

Sponsored design projects are brought into the classroom to provide professional experience. Interdisciplinary design studies in Humanities widen the students’ horizons and increase general awareness of contemporary issues.

National Institute of Design offers professional education programmes at Bachelors and Masters level with five faculty streams and 20 diverse design domains. NID has established exchange programmes and ongoing pedagogic relationships with over 50 overseas institutions. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.

The Professional Education at NID has both Bachelors and Masters Programmes— Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) of 4 years duration for students after 10+2 or equivalent like AISSCE/ IB/ ISC, and Master of Design (M.Des.) of 2 ½ years duration for graduates from various domains specific to each discipline.

NID offers a wide spectrum of design domains while encouraging transdisciplinary design projects. NID is a unique institution with many problem-solving capabilities, depths of intellect and a time-tested creative educational culture in promoting design competencies and setting standards of design education.

A unique feature of NID’s design education programme is the openness of its educational culture and environment where students from different faculties and design domains interact with each other in a seamless manner. The benefit of learning in such a trans-disciplinary context is immeasurable.


Ahmedabad Campus

Hostel accommodation is provided to all out-station B.Des. students who are enrolled in programmes at Ahmedabad campus. Hostel accommodation for B.Des. students is provided for the first seven (7) semesters only. B.Des. Students with homes in Ahmedabad would not be eligible for hostel accommodation.

M.Des. students enrolled in programmes at Ahmedabad campus are required to make accommodation arrangements outside campus on their own.

Gandhinagar Campus

At the Gandhinagar campus of NID, hostel accommodation is provided to all out-station M. Des. students who are enrolled in programmes at Gandhinagar campus. Hostel accommodation for such M. Des. students at Gandhinagar is provided for the first four (4) semesters since the last (5th) semester of the M. Des. programme is expected to be spent in industry.

Bengaluru Campus

The programmes available at Bengaluru campus are nonresidential. All students enrolled in programmes at the Bengaluru campus are required to make accommodation arrangements outside the campus on their own. NID would be happy to provide information to students on accommodation available outside the campus.

Extra Curricular Activities

The Student Activity Committee functions through its various committees, dealing with the Canteen, Sports, Entertainment, and through groups which plan social and cultural events. Recreational facilities for ‘net games’ and campus fitness centre with aerobic facilities are available in the Institute within the campus.

Students residing in NID’s hostels must observe their rules and regulations. Violation of these rules might lead to denial of the privilege of staying in the hostel. Allotment of hostels, where provided, is done on a yearly basis. All students need to vacate their rooms during the summer vacations. Subscription to mess facilities is compulsory for all hostel residents. The mess charges must be paid in full at the beginning of every semester.

Medical Facilites

The NID doctors (including one Lady Doctor) visit the campus clinic everyday and can be consulted in the consultation room in the campus. NID does not have hospitalisation or isolation facilities available on the campus. Arrangements may be made for hospitalisation at Government hospitals in Ahmedabad for any resident student to whom this is recommended by the Institute’s doctor. NID health facilities are limited to the campus doctor and dispensary. The basic responsibility for good health is in the hands of individual students, and the facilities are to supplement individual efforts and are not a substitute for them. Medical expenses have to be borne by the students. The students are required to take individual medical insurance from a reputed insurance company and inform NID the details thereof at the time of admission.

It is mandatory for the students to join, at their own cost, the personal Accident Insurance Scheme as may be approved from time to time by the Institute. All students are required to give the name and address of their local guardian in Ahmedabad so that NID authorities may get in touch with them if the student happens to fall sick, or in any other emergency.

Important Dates
  • Last date for receiving the completed application forms at NID is:
    November 21, 2014.
  • Design aptitude test for B. Des.
    (at all centres)
    JANUARY 11, 2015. SUNDAY.
  • Design aptitude test for M. Des
    (at all centres)
    JANUARY 10, 2015. SATURDAY.