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National Institute of Design (NID) Admission 2023-24

National Institute of Design (NID) Admission 2023-24

About NID

National Institute of Design (NID) is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions for Industrial, Communication, Textile and IT Integrated (Experiential) Design. It is a statutory institute under the DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. It has been recognised as an 'Institution of National Importance' by the Act of Parliament, by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act 2014. It is also recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad and its extension campuses at Gandhinagar and Bengaluru, is an ‘Institute of National Importance’ as per the NID Act 2014 as well as an autonomous Institute under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Madhya Pradesh and NID Assam are independent autonomous institutes under the DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

Course Offered

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

Discipline Number of Seats
Faculty of Communication Design
Animation Film Design 19
Exhibition Design 13
Film and Video Communication 13
Graphic Design 19
Faculty of Industrial Design
Ceramic and Glass Design 13
Furniture and Interior Design 13
Product Design 19
Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design
Textile Design 19

The four-year Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programme is offered at NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Madhya Pradesh and NID Assam in the following areas of specialization:

Discipline Number of Seats
Communication Design  25
Industrial Design 25
Textile and Apparel Design 25

Eligibility Criteria

All candidates applying for the B.Des. must fulfill the eligibility criteria of both age and education qualification as under:

Age Limit

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category and General EWS Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2003 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST): Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2000 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification

Applications are open to candidates who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the current academic year in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or equivalent.

Admission Process

Admissions to all the programmes at NID is based on the candidates’ performance in the two-stages of Design Aptitude Tests viz. DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of the candidates.

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be conducted at various test centres across India. Candidates should note that appearing for the DAT Prelims or being shortlisted for the second stage of the admission process does not guarantee automatic entitlement to admission.

Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims will be invited to appear for the Stage 2 DAT Mains.

Test Pattern

DAT Prelims

The B.Des. DAT Prelims paper will consist of an examination, the duration of which will be announced in the admit card. This is a paper-and-pencil / pen test, conducted at the same time on the same day across all test centers. The questions asked may involve text and visuals. The question paper will be in English language only.

Based on the DAT Prelims scores, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category (GENERAL, GENERAL-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD) as applied for by the candidate. Only shortlisted candidates, as per merit, will be eligible to appear for the DAT Mains exam as per the schedule announced.

DAT Mains

Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will be shortlisted for the DAT Mains as per merit. Admit cards for shortlisted candidates will be available for download only on the official NID admissions website.

The DAT Mains will consist of tests in multiple formats such as in studio set-up. The question paper will be in English language only. The test centres for the DAT Mains will be announced later.

The final marks of the candidate appearing for the B.Des. programme of the National Institute of Design, will be calculated based on the weightages of the marks obtained in the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains, which will be announced later.

Only those candidates who have appeared for all the tests in both the stages will be considered eligible for the merit list.

Important Dates*

Admission Stages Dates
Accepting application forms online begins 21 October 2022
Last date for submitting online applications 22 December 2022 (1600 hours)
Submission of online applications with late fees 22 December (1600 hours) to 25 December 2022 (1600 hours)
Window to edit the application forms 25 December (1600 hours) to 27 December 2022 (1600 hours)
Download admit cards for DAT Prelims 02 January 2023 (1600 hours)
DAT Prelims exam 8 January 2023
DAT Prelims result 30 March 2023 (1600 hours)
Rechecking request for DAT Prelims 30 March 2023 (1800 hours) to 01 April 2023 (1600 hours)
Download admit card for DAT Mains 14 April 2023 (1600 hours)
DAT Mains exam 29 April 2023 to 30 April 2023
DAT Mains result 18 May 2023 (1600 hours)
Window for submission of campus preference 18 May 2023 (1600 hours) to 19 May 2023 (1600 hours)
Rechecking request for DAT Mains 18 May 2023 (1600 hours) to 19 May 2023 (1600 hours)
Payment of token fees and uploading of documents 25 May 2023 (1600 hours) to 26 May 2023 (1600 hours)
Provisional offer letter of admissions First week of June 2023
*NID reserves the right to change / alter this schedule due to unforeseen circumstances.

Contact Details

Email: admissions@nid.edu
Phone: 079 26623462 (11 am to 12:30 pm and 3 pm to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday)

Related Links

Source: NID Admission

Last Modified : 12/21/2022



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