During the 43rd Convocation, NID is going to launch a number of displays and exhibitions. The Graduate Show and Design Panorama are available on campus. Get to know the work of our Young Designers through a specially designed web application which includes the 477 graduating students of the Bachelors and Masters programmes from 20 different specializations from our three campuses at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru & Gandhinagar. Engage with the curatorial theme of Lines - Annual Design Show 2023.
Live Streaming of the Convocation ceremony.
The 43rd Convocation of the Institute will be held on 4th January 2024 at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Live Streaming of the Convocation ceremony can be viewed at 4: 15 pm on NID official YouTube channel and Institute Website.
Theme of the 43rd Convocation -
Collective Transformation: Converge, Connect, Experiment, Transform, Diverge, Transcend
About the Theme - Convocation marks a significant milestone for a student. Along this path, there are pivotal stages that contribute to its richness. At NID, the students from diverse origins, each with a distinct identity, converge at a single point. They synergize, collaborate harmoniously, exchange thoughts and experiences, and derive mutual learning. As Young Designers, the students embark on a journey of interdisciplinary exploration and experimentation, continually evolving and refining as they progress. Equipped with the wisdom gained from these experiences and skills, the young designers advance, guided by newly forged ideologies, while transcending in their own distinctive manners.
About the Convocation Identity - The identity for NID’s 43rd Convocation symbolises the evolution of students into designers. It highlights the manner in which students come from diverse origins and converge within a shared space, fostering connections, collaborations, and collective growth. Along this trajectory, the students undergo personal development whereby they cultivate greater empathy, sharpen their skills, and identify their niche. Even if the students diverge into individual paths beyond this point, as young designers, they remain intrinsically linked to their foundational roots.
Young Designer 2023
The Young Designers Website, is a web platform especially designed and presented anew, every year for the new batch of graduating students, as a showcase of their graduation project which is a culmination of their passion, skill and energy; as well as a dedication to their years of education at NID. The website serves as a testament to the hard work of the students and their Faculty guides whose contribution in shaping and directing these young designers cannot go unmentioned. The website is linked to NID's main website, and can be accessed from the same.
Annual Design Show - LINES
The Annual Design Show as a collective reflection tool creates a space for exploring the works undertaken at NID Ahmedabad and its extension campuses in Gandhinagar and Bengaluru throughout the academic year. The exhibition seeks to highlight transformational processes and moments where learners engage in the process of framing and reframing questions that drive their creative work and projects. LINES, Annual Design Show 2023 deconstructs the works into categories of demand, depict, defend, deploy and deviate. It is exhibited in the aquarium, faculty lounge, boardroom, and old canteen spaces.
Tune in, Boot up, Plug-in: National Institute of Design's Intertwinglements with Cybernetics
This exhibition charts ‘Cybernetics’ and allied nodes, while situating NID as a junction, as a port, and as a feedback loop. Bringing together an array of material from the institution’s archive, Knowledge Management Centre and related networks and repositories, this space explores cybernetics as a phenomenon and its relationship to design, design education and linked offshoots.
Design Panorama, Ground Floor
Water Matters - Open elective 23 Immerse | Provoke | Speculate
The theme 'Water Matters' guided students in exploring diverse facets of water, delving into its role in design and its interconnectedness with people, spaces, and ecosystems. The courses unveiled the potential of water in crafting beautiful artifacts, its capacity to shape civilizations, and its potential to disrupt lives. Students delved into the concept of designing with and for water, considering all entities associated with it.
The exhibition encourages speculation and thought-provoking questions, sparking a discourse on the profound implications of the ongoing water crisis. Their creative expressions showcased aim to explore solution and inspire collective action, reinforcing their belief that 'together we can make a change.' The ‘Water Matters’ exhibit invites exploration and engagement with the powerful messages embedded in each creative endeavor.
Emerging Techno Futures
It explores the dynamic intersection of design and technologies that are shaping the future. This approach anticipates and integrates breakthrough technologies into design processes, pushing the boundaries of creativity, interaction and functionality. From augmented reality and artificial intelligence to sustainable materials and bio-inspired design, the focus is on harnessing emerging technologies to address complex challenges and create innovative solutions. Designers in this realm envision and prototype futuristic products, environments, and experiences, emphasizing a forward-thinking approach that embraces the transformative power of technology. By staying at the forefront of emerging techno futures, designers can play a pivotal role in shaping a more advanced, sustainable, and interconnected world.
Services information (IDS+Outreach)
The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad’s Integrated Design Services (IDS) brings the institute’s experience and training facilities to clients in the private and government sectors. These services help build a network of design collaboration between the institute, organisations, groups, and individuals across the country and globally to work towards economic and social priorities. IDS also supports outreach activities to provide the institute’s experience and design expertise to meet the needs of the social development sector and training facilities to the craft sector to empower artisans and marginalised communities through enhanced income generation and livelihood opportunities.
Continuing Education Programmes (CEP)
The impact of design education programmes clearly shows that in the future skill development must form one of the major components of educational initiatives to support the Indian economy. The challenge is to create a continuing education system to promote design education where the effervescence of the mass upsurge of the design education campaigns can be channelled into structuring a continuous and life-long learning process. Thus, CEP is taken up to make the learners aware of the power and significance of design education. The continuing education scheme is, therefore, multi-faceted and enjoys supreme flexibility to allow grassroots community participation and design enhancement initiatives.
Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), was founded in late 2019, with an aim to support, promote and facilitate an academic ambience for sharing thoughts and innovations in Design. It functions under the office of Activity Chairperson Education and it operates across the three NID campuses- Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Gandhinagar. At CTL in NID Ahmedabad, efforts are made to create an institutional culture focused on “learning” by facilitating a space for discussions on design pedagogy.
Research and Development
Research and Development activities are grounded in action-research conducted through engagement with communities and industry. The fieldwork of faculty, staff and students has often led to the design of products, services and systems that have had a significant impact on these communities. NID’s craft documentation programme since the mid-1960s has resulted in several renowned publications on Indian craft traditions and continues to be an important part of its curriculum. The Institute has set up several Research Chairs in partnership with industry such as the Jamsetji Tata Research Chair for Universal Design, Asian Paints Colour Research Chair, Jindal Stainless Chair for Product Design Innovation and Autodesk Research Chair in Design Education and Innovation.
India has the most significant craft Tradition continue to reflect diverse regional and socio-cultural profiles of our country. The idea of craftbazar is to promote various Indian craft, encourage young designer to inculcate craft into design, help the new craft start ups and offer platform not only to NID students but also to NID Alumni, Craftsman and craft organisation. In the three to four day events Craftsman and students set up their stalls and help them to promote design and craft. NID offers them free space for all the four days.