ADMISSION PROCEDURE TO GET YOUR APPLICATION FORM:

For General Category/OBC (Non Creamy Layer) Category:

The application form may be downloaded from this website. The completed application forms may be posted to NID/handed over physically with self attested supporting documents and Demand Draft of Rs. 1,500/- drawn on any Nationalized bank in favour of ‘National Institute of Design’ payable at Ahmedabad. Do not forget to mention your name and address at the back side of the demand draft.

OBC (Other Backward Class) candidates are required to submit non-creamy layer certificate from Collectorate. The OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate should be submitted in the format given on our website. Other formats will not be accepted. The certificate should be issued after March 31, 2014. Failing to submit the certificate as given here, the application form will be rejected.

Incomplete or incorrectly filled application forms / forms not satisfying eligibility criteria / forms without required fees will be rejected.

All reserved category candidates [SC/ST/PH/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)] should submit their Caste/Category certificate alongwith application form only. Caste/Category certificates sent later will not be accepted.

For SC/ST/PH Categories:

The application form may be downloaded from our website admissions.nid .edu. The completed application forms may be posted to NID/handed over physically with supporting documents and Demand Draft of Rs. 750/- drawn on any Nationalized bank in favour of ‘National Institute of Design’ payable at Ahmedabad. Do not forget to mention your name and address at the back side of the demand draft.

The applicant should also send in a self attested copy of the relevant reserved category (SC/ST/PH/OBC-Non Creamy Layer) certificate from competent authority.

Attested copies of Caste/Category Certificates required from SC/ST/PH Category Candidates:

SC/ST category candidates must attach relevant certificates of Caste/ Category from the District Collectorate as per the Government of India rules/ format, otherwise the application form will be rejected.

PH (Physically Handicapped) category candidates are required to submit certificate from the Chief Medical Officer (minimum 40% disability).

Those M.Des. candidates applying for two disciplines must send two separate application forms along with two separate sets of documents and two separate demand drafts in two separate envelopes. Any application form not accompanied with set of relevant documents will be rejected.

The application form fee Rs. (1,500 / 750) will not be refunded in case of rejected applications.

No official communication will be made regarding rejected application forms.

Hall Ticket / Call Letter will be posted by December 22, 2014.

Those who do not receive the call letters by December 31, 2014 may get in touch with NID’s Admissions Cell at phone (079) 2662 3462 or email admissions@nid.edu

Admission is on the basis of NID’s method of selection, which extends beyond the students previous academic qualifications. The NID Admission Committee systematically seeks evidence of the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement and motivation essential for a challenging and satisfying design career.

The objective of the tests and the interviews is to ascertain the above qualities. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) shall be conducted at various centres. Based on the scores obtained in these tests, candidates will be shortlisted and called for the second phase.

The second phase of the admission procedure will consist of studio tests followed by personal interviews at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar.

Call letters for the second phase of the admission procedure will be posted by second week of March, 2015. This information will also be available on NID’s website admissions.nid.edu. All those candidates called for the second phase are required to attend the studio tests and interview, which completes the process of selection.

The norms for the selection are the sole prerogative of the Admission Committee and the decision of the Admission Committee and the Management in any of the matters concerning the admission process and selection will be final.

Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the admission committee or its members, academic office bearers or management will lead to the automatic disqualification of the candidate(s).


List of documents to be enclosed with B.Des. application form:

  • B.Des. Hall Ticket (both copies) duly filled in with recent passport size photographs.
  • Self attested copies of SSC & HSC marksheets (those who are studying presently in HSC, must submit bonafide certificate from the school/ college).
  • Self attested copy of relevant certificate indicating Date of Birth (Upper age limit as on 1st June, 2015 is 20 years for General category– Relaxable by 3 years for Reserved categories).
    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.
  • Self attested copy of relevant Caste/Category certificate issued by competent authority for SC/ST/PH/OBC non-creamy layer candidates wherever applicable.

List of documents to be enclosed with M.Des. Application form:

  • M.Des. Hall Ticket (both copies) duly filled in with recent passport size photographs.
  • Self attested copies of marksheets of SSC, HSC, completed years of Graduation and Degree certificate / Provisional certificate / Passing certificate (those who are studying presently in final year of graduation must submit bonafide certificate from the college).
  • Self attested copy of relevant certificate indicating Date of Birth (Upper age limit as on 1st June, 2015 is 30 years for General category– Relaxable by 3 years for Reserved categories).
    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.
  • Self attested copy of relevant Caste/Category certificate issued by competent authority for SC/ST/PH/OBC non-creamy layer candidates wherever applicable.

Prescribed percentage of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to various reserved categories scheduled as per the norms of the Government of India.

Number of seats in the B.Des. is projected to be 100 (includes reserved categories) and for the M. Des.it is 275 (includes reserved categories).

For both B.Des. and M. Des. the Institute will draw separate waiting lists with approximately 10 percent of the total number of seats available.

B. Des.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Product Design 15
Furniture Design 10
Ceramic & Glass Design 10
COMMNUNICATION DESIGN
Graphic Design 15
Animation Film Design 15
Film & Video Communication 10
Exhibition(Spatial) Design 10
TEXTILE, APPAREL & LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN
Textile Design 15
Total No Seats 100

M. Des.

MAIN CAMPUS, AHMEDABAD
Product Design 15
Furniture Design 15
Ceramic & Glass Design 10
Graphic Design 15
Animation Film Design 15
Film & Video Communication 15
Textile Design 15
PG CAMPUS, GANDHINAGAR
Transportation & Automobile Design 15
Toy & Game Design 10
Photography Design 15
Apparel Design 15
Lifestyle Accessory Design 15
New Media Design 15
Strategic Design Management 15
R&D CAMPUS, BENGALURU
Information Design 15
Interaction Design 15
Design For Retail Experience 15
Universal Design 15
Digital Game Design 15
Total No Seats 275

All candidates fulfilling the requirements of minimum qualification and falling within the prescribed age limit will be called for the Design Aptitude Test (M.Des.or B.Des.) to be conducted at 12 centres

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur

NID reserves its right to cancel any of these centres.

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.