National Institute of Design (NID) is an internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. NID conducts an entrance examination called National Institute of Design Entrance Examination (NIDEE). All applicants are required to attend the design aptitude tests. Selected candidates will be asked to attend a studio test and interview.

NID Entrance Test (DAT) is conducted at Ahmedabad, Bangluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata & Mumbai.

Eligibility Criteria For GDPD:

GDPD is a 4-year intensive professional UG programme is offered in the following three Faculty streams

• Industrial Design:

› Product Design
› Furniture and Interior Design
› Ceramic & Glass Design

• Communication Design:

› Graphic Design
› Animation Film Design
› Film & Video Communication
› Exhibition Design Textile and

• Apparel Design:

› Textile Design


A candidate should have pass in 12th in any stream. A candidate should not be more than 20 years as on 1st June, 2012 for general candidates. An SC/ST candidate should not be more than 23 years of age.
The candidates who are appearing in their final exams for 12th are also eligible to apply.

For postgraduate program: Candidate’s upper age limit is 27 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on 1.6.2012. Candidates with work experience are preferred.

Eligibility for PGDPD:

PGDPD programme is 2 to 2½ years course offered in the following specific areas of specialization in 15 design disciplines under the five faculties.

Course/ Stream Eligibility
Industrial Design – Product Design B.Tech, B.E.(Mech./Mechatronics),B.Arch.
Furniture and Interior Design B.Tech/B.E. (Civil Engg.), B.Arch Interior Design
Ceramic and Glass Design B.Arch, B.F.A.,Ceramic & Glass Design/Technology, Graduates in other disciplines with experience in Ceramic & Glass related fields
Toy Design & Development B.E. /B.Tech./ BCA/ BIT/ B.Arch./Interior Design / BFA/ Applied Arts/ Child development/ Therapy, or graduates with certain experience in allied areas
Transportation & Automobile Design B.Tech/B.E.(Automobile/Mechanical/ Mechatronics)/ B.Arch, Product Design from reputed Institutes/Design School in India and/or Abroad
Textile and Apparel Design – Textile Design B.F.A., Applied Arts, Textile/Handloom Technology, Textile/Knitwear/ Fashion Design / Home Science with Textile & Clothing
Apparel Design & Merchandising B.F.A., Applied Arts, Textile/ Knitwear/ Fashion Design or graduates in Merchandising or any other disciplines with proven proficiency in drawing and garment construction/presentation.
Lifestyle Accessory Design B.F.A., Applied Arts, Design, B.Arch, Interior Design, Accessory Design and relevant disciplines in Technology / Engineering
Communication Design – Graphic Design B.F.A., Applied Arts, B.Arch., Interior Design, Graduates with experience in Graphic Design.
Animation Film Design B.F.A., Applied Arts, Design, B.Arch., Communication Media Film & TV, Mass Media, Graduates with experience in Animation Industry
Film & Video Communication Humanities, Arts, Visual Communication, Mass Media or graduates in any other discipline with relevant work experience
IT Integrated Design – New Media Design B.F.A., Applied Arts, B.Tech, ,BIT, B.Arch, Visual Communication, Mass Media, B.Sc. Computer Science, BCA, (Knowledge of Scripting, Authoring & Graphic tools essential)
Software & User Interface Design B E (computer Science), B.Arch., BFA, B.Tech (Ele.), B.I.T., Applied Psychology, Accessory Design with relevant work experience.
Information & Digital Design B.Tech./B.I.T./ B.E. (CS) / B.Arch., BFA (Visual Communication/ Painting), Applied Arts, BIT, BCA, B.Sc (Computer Science/ Statistics/ Maths), Mass Media, Cognitive Psychology (knowledge of scripting and graphic tools essential) with relevant work experience.
Design Management – Strategic Design Management Any recognized 3-year Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, Humanities, Science or a 4-year degree in Engineering, Technology, etc. with work experience of minimum 2 years in a design/design related organization/td>

Application Fee:

Application fee for General Category candidates is Rs. 1500/-

Application fee for Reserved Categories (SC / ST / OBC / PH) is Rs.750/- who should also send in an attested copy of the relevant certificate from competent authority) and a self – addressed envelope of 9? x 12? size with 40/- stamps affixed. Mark your envelope NID ‘Admissions 2012′.
Availability Application :

The Application forms will be available from NID, Ahmadabad & selected branches of Bank of India.

NID Forms can also be downloaded from & sent along with DD for 1500/- drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favour of “National Institute of Design” payable at Ahmedabad.

Program Offered at NID are:

Heritage Campus, Ahmadabad

1. Product Design
2. Transportation & Automobile Design
3. Textile Design
4. Animation Film Design
5. Furniture & Interior Design
6. Ceramic & Glass Design
7. Graphic Design
8. Film & Video Communication
PG Campus, Gandhinagar

1. Apparel Design & Merchandising
2. New Media Design
3. Apparel Design & Merchandising
4. Strategic Design Management
5. Lifestyle Accessory Design
R&D Campus, Bangalore:

1. Design for Digital Experience
2. Information & Interface Design
3. Design for Retail Experience

Contact Details:

National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007, India
Tel: +91-79 26623692/ 2662 3462
Fax : 26621167
website :

Bangalore Centre
B-112 Rajaji Nagar Industrial Estate,
Bangalore 560 044
Phone +91-80-2335 9873/2338 7534
PG Campus, Gandhinagar
GH-0 Road Extension, Behind Infocity
Phone +91-79-23244518
Delhi Centre
Core 6A 3rd Floor India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
Phone +91-11-24692846(D), 24641017/9916/9917

R & D Campus
National Institute of Design
#12 HMT Link Road, Off Tumkur Road
Bangalore 560 022
Phone: +91-80 2337 3006 / 2337 3276
Fax: +91-80 23373086