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Genesis of National Institute of Design (NID)

NID is one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education, applied research, training, design consultancy services and outreach programmes. NID was registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860) and also registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950 (29 of 1950). In 1961 it was established as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Industry (now known as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry). NID has also been recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.

In 2005, NID Gandhinagar Campus was set up and later in 2007, the NID Bengaluru Campus was set-up.

In July 2014, by the Act of Parliament, the institute was declared ‘Institution of National Importance’ by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act 2014. The NID Act 2014 came into force with effect from 16th September 2014.



For, every ensuing year, the Institute will submit to the Governing Council for its consideration and approval, a manpower plan, giving details and justification of proposals for creation of new posts. Within the approved manpower plan, new posts will be created, subject to observance of ban-orders issued by the Government from time to time, as under:

a) Creation of new posts in the Pay Level - 4 (25500 - 81100) or below, to be sanctioned by the Director.
b) Creation of new posts in the Pay Level - 11 (67700 - 208700) or below, to be sanctioned by the Standing Committee of the Governing Council.
c) Creation of new posts in Pay Level - 12 (78800-209200) pay would require prior approval of the Government of India, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.

When appointments to sanctioned or vacant posts are to be made, the Head of the Department puts up the proposals to the Director. The following procedure is adopted:

a) All appointments to posts except those that are part-time and casual should be suitably advertised.
b) On receipt of applications in response to the advertisement and on the basis of applications already available at NID, the Director appoints a selection committee.
c) On the recommendations of the Selection Committee, if the post is in the Pay Level - 4 (25500 - 81100) or below, the appointment is made by the Secretary & Head, General Administration and reported to the Director.
d) If the post is in the Pay Level - 5 (29200 - 92300) or above, the appointment is made by the Director and reported to the Standing Committee.

a) Out of the anticipated recurring income in any financial year, (inclusive of Government grants, earning from Consultancy and other income), the expenditure on committed budget-heads, such as salaries, wages, institutional overheads (like Gratuity, PF Contribution, taxes, telephone, electricity, medical reimbursement, maintenance, etc.,) will first be reserved. The remaining available income will then be allocated amongst various faculties/activities based on their approved annual plans.
b) The Activity Chairpersons/Heads of Dept./Coordinators will then operate their budget provisions so allocated, on items of expenditure such as travel, material purchase, overtime if any, entertainment and any other miscellaneous heads. Even though budgetary allocations will be made on annual basis, the expenditure by Chairmen will be regulated on quarterly basis in order to balance the cash-flow situation since Government grants are receivable quarterly.
c) The Activity Chairpersons/Heads of Dept./Coordinators will need to closely monitor their budgetary operations and ensure that no over-runs take place. If necessary, mid-year re-ordering of priorities may be done in order to complete the important activities on priority basis.


a. Budget code numbers will be assigned to all the budget operating Activity Chairpersons/Coordinators/Heads of Dept. who will indicate these budget codes on all indents, requisitions for accounting purpose.
b. The personal assistants / secretarial assistants attached to the Activity Chairpersons and Discipline Coordinators will be trained to keep a provisional budget monitoring system in a register or in budget sheets specifically printed for the purpose in order to ensure that the Activity Chairpersons /Heads of Dept./Coordinators do not authorize any over-runs in expenditure.
c. By the middle of every month the Accounts Dept will circulate information about booked expenditure in each area up to the end of previous month for cross verification. (The Accounts figures will not however indicate expenditure still in the pipelines).
d. The final expenditure vouchers, such as journal and invoice vouchers for travel, material purchases and other payments, as well as cash payment vouchers will be signed by the respective Activity Chairpersons / Discipline Coordinators/Heads of Depts. before the Accounts Dept. books the expenditure in the ledger accounts.
e. The Activity Chairpersons /Heads of Departments/Coordinators operating various budget centres will provide necessary explanations/justifications in respect of expenditure authorised by them as and when there are any Audit queries (Internal, Statutory or Govt.) pertaining to such sanctions/expenditure.

a. Change in working conditions and privileges.
b. Recognition of Unions.
c. Registration under any Acts and connected matters.
d. Appointment of NID Staff on other bodies; and outside assignments taken by staff with remuneration to be approved by the Standing Committee. Those without remuneration have to be approved by the Director.
e. All proposals involving the Director will be placed before the Standing Committee.
f. Matters concerning internal organization of NID.

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g. Strikes, Accidents, etc.
h. Loss of property involving an amount of over Rs. 5000/-.

Employees shall diligently and faithfully carry out instructions given to them by their superiors in connection with the work, and to the best of their power, skill and ability improve and further the interests of the Institute.

Employees shall at all times during the period of their service conduct themselves soberly and carry out diligently and faithfully all orders and directions given to them by all persons in authority over them,and also observe and conform to all rules and regulations and arrangements of the Institute for the time being in force and improve and further the interests of the Institute to the best of their power, skill and ability.

Sexual Harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

NID Ahmedabad Campus:

  1. Dr. Shilpa Das : Presiding Officer
  2. Ms. Neelima Hasija : Member
  3. Ms. Sujitha Nair : Member & Convener
  4. External Member *

NID Gandhinagar Campus

  1. Dr. Shilpa Das : Presiding Officer
  2. Ms. Shimul Mehta Vyas : Member
  3. Ms. Sonal Chauhan: Member & Convener
  4. External Member *

NID Bengaluru Campus:

  1. Dr. Shilpa Das : Presiding Officer
  2. Ms. Mamata Rao : Member
  3. Ms. Shashikala Satyamoorthy: Member & Convener
  4. External Member *

Key Information - Link / Downloadable Documents

Committee for Implementation of effective Anti-ragging Measures

Academic Management Responsibilities

Advisory Panel for Knowledge Management & Information Services

Staff Grievance Redressal Committee

Academic Grievance Redressal Committee for Students

Students Disciplinary Committee

Partial revision to Academic Management Responsibilities

Pay Structure

Statement Showing Actual Grant Released During 2018-19

ServiceRules 2014-English

ServiceRules 2014-Hindi

Addresses of the Main Campus and other Campuses / Centres of NID:

NID Ahmedabad Campus
National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad - 380 007
Phone: +91 79 2662 9500 /2662 9600
Fax: + 91 79 2662 1167
E-mail: academic[at]nid [dot]edu ,
cmr[at]nid [dot]edu , admin[at]nid [dot]edu

NID Gandhinagar Campus
National Institute of Design
GH-0, Extension Road
Nr. Infocity, Gandhinagar - 382 007
Phone: + 91 79 2326 5500
Fax: + 91 79 2324 4518
E-mail: pgcampus[at]nid [dot]edu

NID Bengaluru Campus
National Institute of Design
# 12, HMT Link Road
Off Tumkur Road
Bengaluru - 560 022
Phone: + 91 80 2337 3276, 2337 3006
Fax: + 91 80 2337 3086
E-mail: rndcampus[at]nid [dot]edu

Incubator Centre
B-112, Rajaji Nagar Industrial Estate
Bengaluru 560 044
Ph: + 91 80 2337 6314

Delhi Centre
Core 6A, 3rd Floor, India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003
Tel: +91 11 2464 7487
Telfax: + 91 11 2469 2846
E-mail: delhi[at]nid [dot]edu

NID is open from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm except for Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays.

Contact information about the Public Information Officer and Departmental Appellate Authority of National Institute of Design
Public Information Officer:
Name : Samir More
Designation : Public Information Officer
STD Code : 079
Phone No. :  2662 9500/9600 Ext: 670
E-mail : rti[at]nid [dot]edu
Address : National Institute of Design, Paldi
Ahmedabad 380007

Department Appellate Authority
Name : Shri Praveen Nahar
Designation : Director
STD Code : 079
Phone No. : 2660 5241
E-mail : director[at]nid [dot]edu
Address : National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380007

Previous CPIO
Dr Mihir Bholey till July 2009

Previous Appellate Authority
Dr. Darlie Koshy till October 2008
Shri Akhil Succena from November 2008 to April 2009
Shri Pradyumna Vyas from April 2009 to December 2018
Shri Vijai Singh Katiyar from January 2019 to April 2019

No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been*

  1. Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings                      NIL
  2. Finalised for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings                     01

* (as on 30th April 2019)

Replies to questions asked in the parliament                                           NIL

Applications received under RTI

No. of applications received

Decisions where requests rejected

Decision where requests replied

No. of appeals received

Decisions where appeals rejected

Decision where appeals replied

October 2017 to December 2017







January 2018 to December 2018







January 2019 to March 2019














There is no prescribed format of application for seeking information. The application can be made on plain paper. The application should, however, have the name and complete postal address of the applicant.
The application alongwith the prescribed fees may be sent to Public Information Officer, National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad.

For obtaining information under the RTI Act, 2005, prescribed fees of Rs. 10/- (Rs. Ten only) should be paid by Cash / Demand Draft / Banker’s Cheque / Indian Postal Order (IPO) in favour of ‘National Institute of Design’ payable at Ahmedabad.
If the applicant belongs to below poverty line (BPL) category, he is not required to pay any fee. However, he should submit a proof in support of his claim to belong to the below poverty line. The application not accompanied by the prescribed fee of Rs. 10/- or proof of the applicant’s belonging to below poverty line, as the case may be, shall not be a valid application under the Act.

The Act provides for payment of Rs. 2/- per page for information on copies of documents to be supplied to the information seeker. Also in case of soft copy of any records a charge of Rs. 50/- per CD is payable while providing the information. These charges are payable by the information seeker as applicable.
The information seeker will be advised to pay these applicable charges before the information is provided by the PIO.
This intimation will be sent within 30 days of receipt of request for information and will not tantamount to denial of information within 30 days, as prescribed under Act.

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