Latest Applications Open 2024:
The NID or National Institute of Design is one of the premier institutes in India, offering opportunities for aspirants who wish to pursue courses like- Master of Design (M.Des.), or Bachelor of Design (B.Des.). While M.Des is a 2.5-year program offered in 19 disciplines across 3 Campuses, B.Des is a four-year program offered in 8 disciplines at the Ahmedabad campus.
Admissions to these courses at NID are granted through the Design Aptitude Test.
All applicants applying for the B.Des. and GDPD programs must fulfill age and education qualification criteria.
- For Indian Nationals in the General Category: The upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as of 30 June 2024. 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)): The upper age limit for candidates is 23 years as of 30 June 2024. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2000 are eligible to apply for admission.
- For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: The upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as of 30 June 2024. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.
- For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: The upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as of 30 June 2024. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2003 are eligible to apply for admission.
Applications for the academic year 2024–25 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2024–25 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.
Examinations Considered Equivalent to these are as follows:
- The final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer to http://www.aiu.ac.in).
- Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination under a board or university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer to www.aiuweb.org).
- The 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 any foreign country is recognized 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.
- AICTE approved three-year Full-time Diploma after Class X offered by the Board of Technical Education of any state in India or Union Territories as mentioned on http://www.facilities.aicte-india.org/dashboard/pages/dashboardaicte.php
- Candidates who have completed final examinations for Class XII (or equivalent) outside India or from a board not specified above should produce an equivalence 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. The certificate is required to be submitted at the time of document verification.
Overseas Category (Supernumerary) Candidates:
Foreign citizens – applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India—can apply only under the overseas (supernumerary) category, provided they fulfil all the eligibility criteria mentioned in Sections 4.1 of Admissions Handbook 2024-21: B.Des/GDPD.
Of the seats available for the B.Des. program, 15% of supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants. The actual number of seats available under the Overseas (supernumerary) category are as follows:
|No. of seats
|Bachelor of Design, NID Ahmedabad
- Supernumerary seats under the Overseas category are unavailable for the GDPD program at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.
- Applicants under the overseas (supernumerary) category fall outside the ambit of seats reserved for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD categories. They are required to pay the fees as per the Overseas fee structure.
- OCI and PIO card applicants must 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 must 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 a score of 50 percentile and above will be eligible for admission to NID.
- To accept the offer of admission, overseas candidates must 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 copies of the relevant pages of their valid passport.
- Self-attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of SSC (Grade X) and HSC (Grade XII). Applicants completing their Grade XII must submit a bona fide certificate from their school or college.
- An equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, has to be obtained in advance and is required to be submitted at the time of document verification.
- The applicant will be responsible for obtaining a student visa for the entire program at NID before the commencement of the program.
- If selected candidates do not pay their program fees, fail to produce all required documents, or decline the offer of admission, their candidature will stand cancelled, and their seats will be offered to the next candidate in order of merit under the overseas category.
- Seats remaining vacant in the overseas (supernumerary) category will lapse and will not be transferred to candidates from other categories.
- Overseas applicants must appear for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains per the schedule mentioned in Section 2.
- Overseas applicants may choose their exam centre for DAT Prelims from any exam centre mentioned in Section 7.3.
- The language of instruction at NID is English.
- Candidates must have passed their Class XII examination (higher secondary (10+2)) or equivalent at the in-person counselling scheduled on June 2024.
- Candidates who have not passed their final board exam or equivalent before the in-person counselling will not be eligible for admission.
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