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Programme of Study

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

The four-year-long Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programme is offered only at NID Ahmedabad in the following areas of specialisation:


Master of Design (M.Des.)

The two-and-a-half year long Master of Design (M.Des.) programme at NID is offered at its campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar. Students may apply in any of the following disciplines:


How to Apply (B.Des/GDPD & M.Des)
Applicants will have to visit the official admissions website at www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below:

Step 0:Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the B.Des., GDPD and M.Des programmes. 
Note:
In B.Des/GDPD the Design Aptitude Tests – DAT Prelims and DAT Mains are common to applicants to all three institutes, NID Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.

Step 1: Sign up/Registration1. All the applicants are required to register/sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form only at http://admissions.nid.edu
2. Please provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while registering, since these contacts will be used for all future communication with the applicant. Ensure that this email id & mobile number is active till 31 August 2018.
3. After registration, login credentials will be sent via an email to the registered email address (do remember to check your spam or junk folders in case you do not find the email in your inbox). In case of wrong email address and/or mobile number has been provided during sign up, you are required to register afresh with the correct details.
4. Do not delete the email sent to you, as this will be useful for future reference.
5. Log in to your account using login and password to proceed further.

Step 2: Fill the Online Application Form1. Log in and proceed to Step 2–Application Form.
2. Fill in all the required details.
Note:
- In B.Des/GDPD allotment of seat/campus will be purely on merit in respective category. Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are available ONLY at NID Ahmedabad and NOT available at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.
- In M.Des candidates are allowed to apply for maximum of two disciplines.
3. Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
4. After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to ‘Upload Document’.

Step 3:Uploading your Documents & signature1. Upload a scanned recent passport photograph as per the instructions. All photographs must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs taken via mobile phone and other kinds of self-composed portraits will not be accepted.
2. Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. All signature files must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.
3. Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories are required to upload their valid Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
4. Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category are required to upload their valid Disability Certificate issued by a competent medical authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
5. Candidates applying under the Overseas category are required to upload the first and last page of their valid passport, clearly showing all of their personal information. The document must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
6. List of documents to be uploaded by candidates of various categories at the time of applying online are as under:

Category/DocumentsPhotoSignatureCertificateRemarks
GENERALYesYesNo 
OBC-NCLYesYesYesOBC-NCL Certificate
SCYesYesYesCaste Certiricate
STYesYesYesTribe Certiricate
OPEN-PwDYesYesYesDisability Certificate
OBC-NCL-PwDYesYesYesCaste Certificate
Disability Certificate
SC-PwDYesYesYesCaste Certificate
Disability Certificate
ST-PwDYesYesYesTribe Certificate
Disability Certificate
OverseasYesYesYesFirst page of Passport
Last page of Passport
7. All of these scanned documents must be in JPG/JPEG format.
8. Once you are done with uploading all the necessary documents, click ‘Save and Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
9. Click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to pay Application Fees. Your Application Form will be accepted only after successful payment of the application fees.

Step 4: Pay Application Fee & Print:1. Category-wise Application Fees for Academic Year 2018-19 are as under:

CategoryB.Des and GDPDM.Des
(1 discipline only)
M.Des 
(2 Disciplines)
GENERALRs. 2000Rs. 2000Rs. 4000
OBC-NCLRs. 2000Rs. 2000Rs. 4000
SCRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
STRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
OPEN-PwDRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
OBC-NCL-PwDRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
SC-PwDRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
ST-PwDRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
OverseasRs. 3000 (only B.Des.)Rs. 3000Rs. 6000
NOTE:
For applications received after 1400 hrs on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, the application fees (including late fees) applicable will be double the amount indicated above.
2. The above fees are applicable to applicants of B.Des/GDPD and M.Des, belonging to either of the three genders. NOTE: As per latest order of Supreme Court of India, third gender includes only transgenders, eunuchs and hijras. Lesbians, gays and bisexuals need to select either Male or Female option as appropriate.
3. Application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.
4. The Application fees paid online (by debit/credit card) DOES NOT INCLUDE any bank/ transaction charges, and the same, as applicable, will be borne by the applicant.
5. You will be asked to verify your details, after which you can proceed to make the payment.
6. Select method of payment— (a) ONLINE (via credit/debit card) or (b) OFFLINE only by Demand Draft. Enter the required details as specified.
7. For Candidates paying ONLINE: You will be directed to the payment gateway. After completing the payment process, you will be redirected to the ‘Print’ section where you can save your form as a PDF file and print it. You are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form if you are paying online via debit/credit card.
8. For Candidates paying OFFLINE: Prepare a Demand draft of the amount in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi. Fill in the details of the Demand Draft online to complete the submission process. Save the Application Form as a PDF File and print it. This should be done before 1400 hrs. on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
9. To complete the application process, you must send the demand draft and a printout of your application form in a single envelope to the following address (via Speed Post/Courier, so as to reach before 1800 hrs on Thursday, 09 November, 2017. Please note that candidates who have made online payment via debit/credit card are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form.
Address for sending Demand Draft and printed copy of Application Form (only in case if application fees is paid via demand draft):The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
India

Note:
The National Institute of Design has authorised the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its applications for the M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes.10. Window to edit Application Form (14th to 16 November 2017)- Applicants will be given an opportunity to review and correct their information in the application form starting from 1200 hrs on 14 November 2017 until 1200 hrs on 16 November 2017.
- The information related to eligibility criteria, date of birth, category, email id, citizenship and the discipline applied for CANNOT be modified at this stage.
- Application fees already paid will not be refunded in case the application is found not eligible for admissions to NID after modifying the information in the application form.
- Applicants are fully and solely responsible to provide correct information during the application process. At any stage if it is found that the information provided by the candidate is not true, NID has the right to cancel his/her candidature. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the management and employees of the institute will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.
Note:
The National Institute of Design has authorised the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its applications for the B.Des./GDPD and M.Des programme.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Des. & GDPD

All applicants applying for the B.Des. and GDPD programmes must fulfill both the following criteria; of age and education qualification:

Age Limit:
  • For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST): Upper age limit for candidates is 23 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1995 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1993 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.
Educational Qualification:Applications for academic year 2018–19 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2017–18 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalentExaminations considered equivalent to these are as follows:
  • Final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org).
  • Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination under a board or university recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org).
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any public school, board or university examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org).
  • H.S.C. vocational examination.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka.
  • High School Certificate Examination from Cambridge University or an International Baccalaureate diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • AICTE approved three-year Full time Diploma after Class X offered by Board of Technical Education of any state in India or Union Territories as mentioned on http://www.aicte-india.org/statisticbote.php.
  • Candidates who have completed final examinations for class XII (or equivalent) outside India or from a board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) confirming that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination conducted in India.

 

Overseas Category (Supernumerary) candidates:
Foreign citizens—applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India—are eligible to apply only under the overseas (supernumerary) category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria.

Of the seats available for the B.Des. programme, 15% supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants. The actual number of seats available under Overseas (supernumerary) category are as follows:

ProgrammeNo. of seats
Bachelor of Design, NID Ahmedabad15
Note:
  • Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are not available for GDPD programme at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.
  • Applicants under overseas (supernumerary) category fall outside the ambit of seats reserved for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.
  • Applicants holding OCI and PIO card will have to apply only under the Overseas (supernumerary) category.
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) holding an Indian passport are not eligible to apply under the Overseas (supernumerary) category and will have to apply as Indian nationals.
  • Candidates will be offered admission to NID based on the final merit list of the Overseas (supernumerary) category, which will be prepared after all the stages of the admission process have been completed. Only those candidates with the score of 40% and above will be eligible for the admission to NID.
  • To accept the offer of admission, overseas candidates are required to visit the relevant NID campus in person, as per the schedule. At this time, candidates will be required to produce the following documents along with their self-attested photocopies:
    • Self-attested copy of the relevant pages of their valid passport.
    • For B.Des. candidates: Self attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of SSC (Grade X) and HSC (Grade XII). Applicants in the process of completing their Grade XII must submit a bonafide certificate from their school or college.
    • An equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, which will need to be obtained at the time of document verification.
  • The applicant will be responsible for obtaining a student visa for the entire duration of the programme at NID, before the commencement of the programme.
  • If selected candidates do not pay their programme fees or fail to produce all of the required documents, or if they decline the offer of admission, their candidature will stand cancelled.
  • Seats remaining vacant in the overseas (supernumerary) category will lapse and will not be transferred to candidates from any other category.
  • Overseas applicants will have to appear for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains as per the schedule mentioned in Section 2 of the B.Des./GDPD Admissions Handbook 2018-19.
  • Overseas applicants may choose their exam center for DAT Prelims from any exam center mentioned in Section 7.3 of the B.Des./GDPD Admissions Handbook 2018-19.
  • The language of instruction at NID is English.
Important Note:
  • Candidates yet to appear for their Class XII examination (higher secondary (10+2)) are eligible to apply, provided they produce proof of having appeared for the examination by the time of online document verification. Any candidate who has not appeared for their final board exam before the date of online document verification will not be eligible for admission.
  • If the results of their Class XII have not been declared by the concerned board or university by the date of physical document verification by NID, admission will be strictly provisional, subject to fulfillment of the following conditions:
    1. (i) The candidate must provide by that date (of declaration of admission results by NID) the qualifying exam’s date sheet/admit card/Principal’s certificate as proof of having appeared for their final qualifying exam.
    2. (ii) The candidate must be able to submit the final result of their board exams (including compartment or supplementary examinations) or a certificate proving their eligibility, to the Activity Chairperson, Professional Education Programme, before 31 August 2018.
  • Any candidate who has not appeared for their final board exam before the date of admission will not be eligible for admission.
  • Provisional admission will be considered only in cases where the results of the board exam have not been declared by the concerned board. In case the result has been declared by the concerned board but has not been declared in a specific case, for any reason, the candidate will not be considered eligible for provisional admission.
How to Apply (B.Des/GDPD & M.Des)
Applicants will have to visit the official admissions website at www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below:

Step 0:Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the B.Des., GDPD and M.Des programmes. 
Note:
In B.Des/GDPD the Design Aptitude Tests – DAT Prelims and DAT Mains are common to applicants to all three institutes, NID Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.

Step 1: Sign up/Registration1. All the applicants are required to register/sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form only at http://admissions.nid.edu
2. Please provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while registering, since these contacts will be used for all future communication with the applicant. Ensure that this email id & mobile number is active till 31 August 2018.
3. After registration, login credentials will be sent via an email to the registered email address (do remember to check your spam or junk folders in case you do not find the email in your inbox). In case of wrong email address and/or mobile number has been provided during sign up, you are required to register afresh with the correct details.
4. Do not delete the email sent to you, as this will be useful for future reference.
5. Log in to your account using login and password to proceed further.

Step 2: Fill the Online Application Form1. Log in and proceed to Step 2–Application Form.
2. Fill in all the required details.
Note:
- In B.Des/GDPD allotment of seat/campus will be purely on merit in respective category. Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are available ONLY at NID Ahmedabad and NOT available at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.
- In M.Des candidates are allowed to apply for maximum of two disciplines.
3. Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
4. After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to ‘Upload Document’.

Step 3:Uploading your Documents & signature1. Upload a scanned recent passport photograph as per the instructions. All photographs must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs taken via mobile phone and other kinds of self-composed portraits will not be accepted.
2. Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. All signature files must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.
3. Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories are required to upload their valid Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
4. Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category are required to upload their valid Disability Certificate issued by a competent medical authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
5. Candidates applying under the Overseas category are required to upload the first and last page of their valid passport, clearly showing all of their personal information. The document must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
6. List of documents to be uploaded by candidates of various categories at the time of applying online are as under:

Category/DocumentsPhotoSignatureCertificateRemarks
GENERALYesYesNo 
OBC-NCLYesYesYesOBC-NCL Certificate
SCYesYesYesCaste Certiricate
STYesYesYesTribe Certiricate
OPEN-PwDYesYesYesDisability Certificate
OBC-NCL-PwDYesYesYesCaste Certificate
Disability Certificate
SC-PwDYesYesYesCaste Certificate
Disability Certificate
ST-PwDYesYesYesTribe Certificate
Disability Certificate
OverseasYesYesYesFirst page of Passport
Last page of Passport
7. All of these scanned documents must be in JPG/JPEG format.
8. Once you are done with uploading all the necessary documents, click ‘Save and Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
9. Click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to pay Application Fees. Your Application Form will be accepted only after successful payment of the application fees.

Step 4: Pay Application Fee & Print:1. Category-wise Application Fees for Academic Year 2018-19 are as under:

CategoryB.Des and GDPDM.Des
(1 discipline only)
M.Des 
(2 Disciplines)
GENERALRs. 2000Rs. 2000Rs. 4000
OBC-NCLRs. 2000Rs. 2000Rs. 4000
SCRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
STRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
OPEN-PwDRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
OBC-NCL-PwDRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
SC-PwDRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
ST-PwDRs. 1000Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
OverseasRs. 3000 (only B.Des.)Rs. 3000Rs. 6000
NOTE:
For applications received after 1400 hrs on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, the application fees (including late fees) applicable will be double the amount indicated above.
2. The above fees are applicable to applicants of B.Des/GDPD and M.Des, belonging to either of the three genders. NOTE: As per latest order of Supreme Court of India, third gender includes only transgenders, eunuchs and hijras. Lesbians, gays and bisexuals need to select either Male or Female option as appropriate.
3. Application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.
4. The Application fees paid online (by debit/credit card) DOES NOT INCLUDE any bank/ transaction charges, and the same, as applicable, will be borne by the applicant.
5. You will be asked to verify your details, after which you can proceed to make the payment.
6. Select method of payment— (a) ONLINE (via credit/debit card) or (b) OFFLINE only by Demand Draft. Enter the required details as specified.
7. For Candidates paying ONLINE: You will be directed to the payment gateway. After completing the payment process, you will be redirected to the ‘Print’ section where you can save your form as a PDF file and print it. You are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form if you are paying online via debit/credit card.
8. For Candidates paying OFFLINE: Prepare a Demand draft of the amount in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi. Fill in the details of the Demand Draft online to complete the submission process. Save the Application Form as a PDF File and print it. This should be done before 1400 hrs. on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
9. To complete the application process, you must send the demand draft and a printout of your application form in a single envelope to the following address (via Speed Post/Courier, so as to reach before 1800 hrs on Thursday, 09 November, 2017. Please note that candidates who have made online payment via debit/credit card are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form.
Address for sending Demand Draft and printed copy of Application Form (only in case if application fees is paid via demand draft):The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
India

Note:
The National Institute of Design has authorised the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its applications for the M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes.10. Window to edit Application Form (14th to 16 November 2017)- Applicants will be given an opportunity to review and correct their information in the application form starting from 1200 hrs on 14 November 2017 until 1200 hrs on 16 November 2017.
- The information related to eligibility criteria, date of birth, category, email id, citizenship and the discipline applied for CANNOT be modified at this stage.
- Application fees already paid will not be refunded in case the application is found not eligible for admissions to NID after modifying the information in the application form.
- Applicants are fully and solely responsible to provide correct information during the application process. At any stage if it is found that the information provided by the candidate is not true, NID has the right to cancel his/her candidature. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the management and employees of the institute will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.

Note:
The National Institute of Design has authorised the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its applications for the B.Des./GDPD and M.Des programme.