Our mission is to inspire a culture of knowledge exploration, creativity, and innovation within the NID community and beyond. We aspire to foster a dynamic environment that encourages quality knowledge management and serves the information needs of the Design fraternity at NID across Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru campuses

The Knowledge Management Centre (KMC) is considered as a backbone of the institute and is a new age of a multifaceted approach to managing print, digital, audio-visual material, prototypes all in a seamless manner. KMC has all the treasured wealth of knowledge showcasing the best collection of books, periodicals and other non-book resources from all corners of the world. Apart from this, the centre has a large collection of the student diploma projects, craft documentation reports and other research projects. The KMC also showcases the Design Classic Collection.

The collective strength of all resources at the KMC is aimed giving the power to provide services under one roof with online facilities to the faculty members, students, researchers and the corporate bodies and institutes associated with design.

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Design Classic Collection

In 1959 when India has started concentration on the programme of Industrialization the Indian Government had invited the Museum of Modern Art to organize an exhibition of their collection as “Design today in America and Europe” to the Indian public at different places of India. It has been planned that objects in the exhibition will remain in India as a nucleolus of a permanent design collection and the objects were handed over to NID and are in possession of the Institute.

The collection is mostly a display of furniture and other products from internationally celebrated designers like Charles Eames from the US , Le Corbusier from France, Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe from Germany, Poul Kjaerholm from Denmark, Bruno Mathsson from Sweden, Eero Saarinen from the US and Hans J Wegner from Denmark and others. This Classic Design Collection was founded to encourage the study of design and inspire designers with examples of highest standard. These were designs for the everyday life in Europe and America, and emphasizes on the challenges that designers face, with respect to new material, new technologies,  design processes and of course aesthetics. Some of the designs were very artistic and truly classic and captivating.

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KMC is providing the Inter Library Loan (arranging to borrow books from other institutes libraries following their Circulation rules), Document Delivery Service (arranging for getting photocopies of articles or book chapters on payment basis. For availing any of these services, NID community is requested to contact staff members at Circulation desk.

External Membership

This Membership is offered only for reference purposes to NID alumni, retired NID faculty members, staff, and faculty members from reputed Design institutes and other reputed academic and research institutes. Archival Material for last five years is restricted to access.

Per Day Membership (Monday to Friday only)

Weekly Membership
(Monday to Friday only)

Photocopy Charges


Rs. 250/-

Rs. 1000/-

A4 size (B&W, Text)
Rs. 2/- per page

A4 size (B&W, with Images) Rs. 5/- per page

9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

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Contact us

Dr. Lalitha Poluru, Head KMC
Email: lalitha_p@nid.edu | Phone: +91 79 26629753 / 754

Main Campus, Ahmedabad: kmc[at]nid[dot]edu
Gandhinagar campus: kmcpg[at]nid[dot]edu
Bengaluru campus: kmcblr[at]nid[dot]edu

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KMC Database

You can browse KMC resources by various search options as Center wise,  Item wise,  Title wise,  Author wise,  Subject/Key word wise etc.

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KMC is subscribing to a variety of E-Databases, E-Journals and E-books covering various disciplines of Design and allied subjects. Efforts are also put on to provide various websites that are providing Open Access Journals and free online E-books.

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KMC Timings



Circulation Desk Time


9:00 AM

12:00 (Midnight)

9:15 AM

11:15 PM


9:00 AM

6.00 PM

9:15 AM

5:15 PM

General Guidelines [Rules and Regulations]

  • Without Valid Membership card/ID entry will be restricted into the KMC.
  • Readers should not leave their important materials (like mobile phone, chargers, cameras, laptops, hard disk, own academic work etc.) unattended in the KMC, for any loss of this item KMC staff is not responsible.
  • Smoking, use of mobile phone, water bottle and food items are strictly prohibited.
  • Readers should not deface, mark, cut, mutilate or damage library material in any way. If anyone is found doing so, he/she will be charged the full replacement cost of the material.
  • Library's photocopying services is chargeable.
  • Books marked with REF, RARE, RES, Student Diploma Projects, Craft Documentation, and other archival materials are to be referred within the KMC premises only.
  • Photocopying from archival material is strictly restricted. From other material photocopy is discouraged as it damages the spine of the book. However, for academic and research purposes, Photocopy/Photography is permitted on duly signed copyright form. Copyright form is available at the circulation desk.

Guidelines for Issue/Return

  • Membership card/ID is to be produced at the Circulation counter for issue/return of materials. Members are requested to retain the membership card/ID carefully. In case of loss /renewal of membership card/ID, contact Academic Department for issuing a new membership card/ID.
  • The library can recall material from the members even before due date, if required by the any KMC members.
  • A borrower going on any kind of leave will have to return all borrowed material before leaving the campus/City.

Loss of KMC Material

  • For the loss of material, the person who so ever has issued the material is responsible.
  • In case of loss of books/AV and any other materials, which is available in the market the member will have to replace the same or to pay the current market cost. (Equivalent to Rupees value, in case of foreign currency price).
  • In the case of out-of-print book /or any other material is not available in the market, a member will have to pay ten times the original purchased price (Equivalent to INR value, or the value decided by the KMC Panel as the case may be).

Category/Patron Type

Number of issue material

Duration of issue

Fine Per Day (Rs.)



A V Materials



A V Materials





As per Faculty Members’

As per Faculty Members’

1 Month

Overnight (on request extendable)

3 Days


Visiting Faculty

Only reference facilities in the KMC, not borrowing

Staff (Permanent)


To be used within the KMC only


1 Month







14 Days




For any further information regarding this please contact: kmc[at]nid[dot]edu