NID (National Institute of Design) is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institution for Industrial Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design, IT-integrated Design & Interdisciplinary Design Studies at both UG and PG level. It is an Institute of National Importance by the National Institute of Design Act, 2014.
NID is listed as the no.1 Design Institute in Asia and is among the top 25 Design Institutes in Europe-Asia.
Listed below are some information about NID, eligibility criteria to apply for NID 2020 and the steps on how to apply for NID 2020.
National Institute of Design (NID)
NID was established in 1961 .
NID is an Autonomous Institute under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
NID has its campuses in :
Campus-wise programme structure and seat intake is given below -
NID is well known for its innovative pedagogy and unique teaching methods. The education programmes under each discipline are designed to meet these objectives :
To provide thorough understanding of technical, managerial and design fundamentals along with a strong exposure to real life situations so that they are able to experience how the intellectual, creative and other skills acquired could be adopted to benefit the user, society and industry.
Each programme must provide the opportunity to identify, plan and achieve learning goals through an understanding of cultural, social and technological developments in the context of historical, contemporary and individual concerns.
There should be ample opportunity to develop innovative and exploratory thinking, necessary technical skills, and the ability to locate individual design approaches within the appropriate professional context.
To enable the students to develop a sense of social and professional commitments.
To provide interdisciplinary and progressive knowledge of design but with a focused understanding of an area of specialisation suited to the professional design practice.
Application & Admission Process
Following are the important dates in NID’s admission process :
Online Application Form available
Last date of Online Application
2 pm on Thursday, 7 November 2019.
Last date of Online Application with late fees
2 pm on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Monday, 6th Jan 2020
The application process for NID 2020 is online and starts in October every year.
The National Institute of Design has released NID Application form on October 01, 2019. The last date of application form submission is November 07, 2019.
To apply, please visit www.admissions.nid.edu
The admission process includes 5 easy steps :
Step 1 : Read the admission brochure and instructions carefully
Step 2 : Sign up and Login Requirement: Nationality, Category, Disability, Birthdate, Email, Mobile
Step 3 : Fill Details in the Application Form Requirement: Personal & Educational Details, Work Experience (Only M.Des.)
Aesthetic Sense,Visual Analogies,Color Psychology & Theory
The questions on General Knowledge & Awareness will be based on topics such as Current Affairs,Culture, Literature, History, Geography, Economics, Politics, Technology etc.
Basic knowledge of Sentence structure, English Grammar, basic Algebra, Geometry & Arithmetic
DAT (Prelims) will be conducted in the following 16 cities in India :
DAT (Mains) are conducted on the NID campuses
There is no fixed passing score for NID’s entrance exam; there is a cut off for marks over which candidates are shortlisted. The cut off for marks in DAT (Prelims), 2017, were as below :
For B.Des : 59.5 / 100
For GDPD : 56.0 / 100
For M.Des : varies for each discipline, e.g. for Product Design it was 61.0 / 100
Industry & Job Market
Highlights of Industry Interaction are as follows :
NID has set up the Industry & online Programmes department (I&OP), which regularly conducts design sensitisation and awareness workshops, seminars, and activities that provides competitive advantage through design.
Through these programmes, NID shares the vast knowledge and skills of various faculties with professionals, practitioners, teachers from various industries, organisations, and institutions; and welcomes all those who wish to be associated with design.
Throughout the year, special workshops are organised for design professionals on a variety of specific topics.
Till date, through the department, NID has conducted many workshops and programmes that have successfully spread design awareness to various sectors in India and abroad.
Every year in December, NID conducts a placement week, where over 100+ recruiting companies float 1,000+ job offers for the last semester students.
Highlights of the placement program are as follows :
The highest salary offered to a PG Student (2015 placement week) : Rs. 72 lacs p.a.
The highest salary offered to a Graduate student (2015 placement week): Rs. 48 lacs p.a.
NID has a very strong Industry Interface & Placement process. The Industry Interface is maintained in 3 different ways -
Sponsored classroom projects : 4 to 8 week projects are conducted for industry in last 2 years of UG and 2nd year of PG program
Mandatory Industrial training : 6 to 8 weeks projects in the industry premises. Students are paid anywhere from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month. This is scheduled during third year of UG and second year of PG program
Mandatory Diploma project: All final semester students need to complete 6 months of diploma project with a client organization. The stipend is anywhere from Rs.15,000 to Rs.50,000 p.m.
Bachelor of Design [B.DES]
Second Year (2018-19) student
“The college is the very example of what 60+ years of experience of culture and knowledge would result in. NID is a very respectable college and very prestigious. The faculty is a very experienced bunch of people and are one of the most sought after people in India. They are very respected but are also friendly with the students. In NID there is no rule to call your faculty by addressing them as Sir or Ma'am; instead you can call them by their name. This creates a positive environment of learning.”