India's premier and first design institute in the country, National Institute of Design (NID), has been declared as 'Institution of National Importance' by the Act of Parliament. The institute is internationally acclaimed as one amongst the multi-disciplinary institutes in the field of design education and research. The institute had its main campus in Ahmedabad, R&D campus in Bengaluru and Post Graduate campus in Gandhinagar.
NID offer admissions to courses such as Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) and Master of Design (M.Des) programmes. The candidates will be shortlisted based on the national-level entrance examination which will be conducted in two stages.
Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains
Candidates who qualify in the DAT Prelims are only eligible to appear for the DAT Mains examination. The DAT Prelims paper comprises of a mix of objective and subjective questions. The total number of seats for admission to B.Des and M.Des is 100 and 275, respectively. To read more about NID exam pattern, click here.
Interested candidates can also pursue Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) course at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada campuses. The total number of seats for GDPD course is 60 each for NID Vijayawada and Kurukshetra campus. The specialisations are offered in the following areas:
1. Industrial Design
2. Communication Design
3. Textile & Apparel Design
For B.Des and GDPD: Candidates who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2018–19 in any stream (science, arts, commerce, etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent. The upper age limit for candidates belonging to the general category is 20 years. The age relaxation is provided to candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC-NCL. To know the eligibility requirements for M.Des, click here.
Candidates who satisfy all the prerequisites set by the NID have to register online for admission to the courses. Here are the steps to register online for NID.
Step 1: Sign up/registration
Step 2: Fill-in personal & educational details
Step 3: Uploading your documents & signature
Step 4: Pay application fee and print
|Category||B.Des & GDPD||M.Des (1 discipline only)||M.Des (2 disciplines)|
|General||INR 2000||INR 2000||INR 4000|
|OBC-NCL||INR 2000||INR 2000||INR 4000|
|SC||INR 1000||INR 1000||INR 2000|
|ST||INR 1000||INR 1000||INR 2000|
|PWD||INR 1000||INR 1000||INR 2000|
|Overseas||INR 3000 (only B.Des)||INR 3000||INR 6000|
Candidates have to appear for all the tests such as DAT Prelims and DAT Mains in order to be considered for the merit list. The NID results will be declared only on the official website. The candidates' scores will also be available for viewing at this time and separate score cards will not be sent individually to the candidates. To know about the NID exam dates, click here.
The National Institute of Design is all set to close the application window to correct the NID DAT 2021 application form. Candidates can make corrections only on the official website.
The written exam will be held on March 14, 2021. The admit card for the exam will be available on the official site from March 4, onwards.23 February 2021
The registration window of NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2021 will be closed on February 17 with the regular fee for admission to Bachelor of Design (BDes) and Master of Design (MDes) programmes. Interested candidates can apply till February 17 at 4 pm.
One should fill all the mandatory fields and pay the application fee to complete the registration process. The application correction window will remain open from February 21 to February 23.16 February 2021
The National Institute of Design (NID) has released the NID DAT application form 2021 on the official site. Candidates can start filling the application forms of NID DAT 2021 by providing the required details and documents till February 7.
The entrance exam if NID DAT 2021 will be conducted on in offline mode on March 14.9 January 2021
The National Institute of Design (NID) has declared the final result of NID DAT Mains for its BDes-GDPD admission. Students who have appeared for the examination can visit the official website of NID to access the NID DAT 2020 result. The result is available for Bachelor of Design (BDes) and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD).
The successful students of NID DAT 2020 mains can take admissions in the NID campuses located in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. The Main exam held on June 23.24 July 2020
The National Institute of Design made an amendment to the B.Des-GDPD admission handbook 2020-21. The institute revised the tie-breaking policy to prepare the final merit list of B.Des/GDPD admission 2020-21.
NID made the amendment on July 20, 2020. It may be recalled that the NID mains exam (online interacted) commenced from June 22, 2020, onwards. The final result of NID DAT mains is likely to be released anytime soon.21 July 2020