Admission is open to students who have passed or who will appear for qualifying examinations under the Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalents like AISSCE/ IB/ ISC during the academic year 2014-15. Successful candidates shall be given admission to the academic programme, by the institute, subject to their passing the qualifying examinations. The medium of instruction at NID is English.

Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2015.
For General Category: The candidates born before 1st June, 1995 are not eligible.
For Reserved Categories: The candidates born before 1st June, 1992 are not eligible.

Allotment of the discipline of choice at the end of Foundation year is NOT guaranteed. Discipline allotment takes place only at the end of the first year (Foundation Programme), based purely on student’s performance in the Foundation Programme and the number of seats available in desired discipline.


Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent including those who will be appearing for the qualifying examinations during the academic year (2014-15) in the areas mentioned against each discipline are eligible to apply. Successful candidates shall be given admission to the academic programme, by the institute, subject to their passing the qualifying examinations. Those applying for two programmes should send two separate application forms along with two separate sets of documents, two separate demand drafts in two separate envelopes. One cannot apply for more than two M.Des. Programmes. The medium of instruction at NID is English.

Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2015.
For General Category: The candidates born before 1st June, 1985 are not eligible.
For Reserved Categories: The candidates born before 1st June, 1982 are not eligible.

PROJECTED NUMBER OF SEATS IN M.Des.: 275 (Includes reserved categories)


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT MAIN CAMPUS, AHMEDABAD

Product Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Furniture Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR recognized Diploma in Interior Design or Craft Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Ceramic & Glass Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Interior Design, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Graphic Design (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Animation Film Design (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Film & Video Communication (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Textile Design (2½ years) Degree in Design (Textiles/ Fashion/Accessory/Knitwear/Interior), Fine Arts or Architecture, OR recognized Diploma in Handloom Technology/Textile Technology (under 10+2+4yr)


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT PG CAMPUS, GANDHINAGAR

Transportation & Automobile Design (2½ years) Degree in Industrial Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Interior Design, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Toy & Game Design (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Photography Design (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Apparel Design (2½ years) Degree in Design (Textiles/ Fashion/Accessory/Knitwear/Interior), Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts or Architecture, OR recognized Diploma in Handloom Technology/ Textile Technology (under 10+2+4yr)

Lifestyle Accessory Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

New Media Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science and Applications, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Strategic Design Management (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts, Architecture, Interior Design or Planning, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT R&D CAMPUS, BENGALURU

Information Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Interaction Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Design for Retail Experience (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Universal Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR recognized Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Digital Game Design (2½ years) Degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics, Fine Arts, Multimedia, Physics, Mathematics, Information technology, Information Science OR recognized Diploma (under 10+2+4yr) of Product design, Animation, Graphics, New Media, Interface and Interaction design, Toy & Game Design

The Diplomas (10+2+4 yrs) should be recognized by Government Agencies such as UGC/AICTE/AIU.

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.