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ELIGIBILITY FOR NID 2018

NID DAT Entrance Exams are held in the month of January every year. The application process for NID 2018 will start in the month of September - October. The official notification for NID entrance 2018 is still awaited. The information for NID Eligibility according to last years notification 2017 are as follows:

NID B.DESIGN & GDPD
ELIGIBILITY - AGE

Upper Age Limit for Candidates: NID Bachelor of Design ( B.Des. ) and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design ( GDPD )

  • Upto 20 Years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on or before June 30, 2017. 
  • For Indian Nationals in General Category : Candidates born on or before June 30, 1997 are not eligible.
  • For Overseas Category : Candidates born on or before June 30, 1997 are not eligible.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD ): Candidates born on or before June 30, 1994 are not eligible.

NID B.DESIGN 
ELIGIBILITY - EDUCATION

Educational Qualification for four year B.Des. programme at Ahmedabad Campus

FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

DISCIPLINE EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
Product Design Candidates who have passed or who will appear for Higher Secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations from any recognized board of education like CBSE / IB / ICSC  or their equivalent during the academic year 2016-17
Furniture Design
Ceramic & Glass Design

FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN

DISCIPLINE EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
Graphic Design Candidates who have passed or who will appear for Higher Secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations from any recognized board of education like CBSE / IB / ICSC  or their equivalent during the academic year 2016-17
Animation Film Design
Film & Video Communication Design
Exhibition ( Spatial ) Design

FACULTY OF TEXTILE, APPAREL & LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN

DISCIPLINE EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
Textile Design Candidates who have passed or who will appear for Higher Secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations from any recognized board of education like CBSE / IB / ICSC  or their equivalent during the academic year 2016-17

NID GDPD
ELIGIBILITY - EDUCATION 

Educational Qualification for four year GDPD programme at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra

  • Candidates who have passed or who will appear for Higher Secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations from any recognized board of education like CBSE / IB / ICSC  or their equivalent during the academic year 2016-17 

NID M.DESIGN
ELIGIBILITY - AGE

Upper Age Limit for Candidates: NID Master of Design ( M.Des. ) 

  • Upto 30 Years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on or before June 30, 2017. 
  • For Indian Nationals in General Category : Candidates born on or before June 30, 1987 are not eligible.
  • For Overseas Category : Candidates born on or before June 30, 1987 are not eligible.
  • For Reserved Category : Candidates born on or before June 30, 1984 are not eligible.

NID M.DESIGN
ELIGIBILITY - EDUCATION

Educational Qualification for 2-1/2 year M.Des. programme at Ahmedabad Campus. 

DISCIPLINES

Product Design

Furniture Design

Graphic Design

Ceramic & Glass Design

Textile Design

Animation Film Design

Film & Video Communication Design

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Candidates must either have appeared for, or passed, or will be appearing in any of the following, before July 2017 :

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 ( or more ) system from any recognized university or recognized institute in India.
  • Diploma in Design under the 10+2+4 system, from any recognized university or recognized institute in India.

                                                                                                 OR

Candidates must either have appeared or passed in the following before July 2016 :

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system from any recognized university or recognized institute in India.   


Educational Qualification for 2-1/2 year M.Des. programme at Gandhinagar Campus. 

DISCIPLINES

New Media Design

Lifestyle Accessory Design

Toy & Game Design

Photography Design

Apparel Design

Strategic Design Management

Transportation & Automobile design

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

 Candidates must either have appeared or passed, or will be appearing in any of the following, before July 2017 :

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 ( or more ) system from any recognized university or recognized institute in India.
  • Diploma in Design under the 10+2+4 system, from any recognized university or recognized institute in India.

                                                                                                 OR

Candidates must either have appeared or passed in the following before July 2016 :

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system from any recognized university or recognized institute in India. 

  Educational Qualification for 2-1/2 year M.Des. programme at Bengaluru Campus. 

DISCIPLINES

Digital Game Design

Interaction Design

Information Design

Universal Design

Design for Retail Experience

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

 Candidates must either have appeared or passed, or will be appearing in any of the following, before July 2017 :

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 ( or more ) system from any recognized university or recognized institute in India.
  • Diploma in Design under the 10+2+4 system, from any recognized university or recognized institute in India.

                                                                                                 OR

Candidates must either have appeared or passed in the following before July 2016 :

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system from any recognized university or recognized institute in India. 

NID B.Des. & M.Des. 
ELIGIBILITY - OVERSEAS CATEGORY

  • Who is eligible to apply under the overseas category? Foreign citizens—applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India are eligible to apply, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Of the seats available for the M.Design and B.Design programmes, 15% supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants. The actual number of seats available under Overseas category are as follows:
Programme No. of seats
Master of Design (per specialisation) 02
Bachelor of Design, NID Ahmedabad 15
  • Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are only available for M.Design and B.Design programmes. Thus not available for GDPD programme at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.
  • Foreign applicants fall outside the ambit of seats reserved for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) holding an Indian passport are not eligible to apply under the Overseas category and will have to apply as Indian nationals.
  • Candidates applying in the Overseas category for M.Design / B. Design programme have to appear for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains at Ahmedabad Test Centre. DAT Prelims will be immediately followed by DAT Mains.
  • Candidates can download and print their Admit Cards from www.admissions.nid.edu ( Available as per the schedule ). 
  • After all the stages of the admission process have been completed, the final merit list of the Overseas category will be prepared. Successful candidates will be offered admission to NID based on the merit list.
  • In order to accept the offer of admission, overseas candidates are required to 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:

(i) Self attested copy of the relevant pages of their passport.
(ii) For M.Des. candidates: Self attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of all semesters equivalent to SSC (Grade X), HSC (Grade XII) and degree certificate/provisional certificate/passing certificate.
(iii) For B.Des. candidates: Self attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of SSC (Grade X) and HSC (Grade XII). Candidates in the process of completing their Class 12th must submit a bonafide certificate from their school or college.
(iv) An equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, which will need to be obtained prior to admission.
(v) The applicant will be responsible for obtaining a student visa for the entire duration of the programme at NID, before the commencement of the programme.
(vi) The candidature will stand cancelled, if selected candidates do not pay their programme fees or fail to produce all of the required documents, or if they decline the offer of admission.
(vii) The seats will not be transferred to any other category and will lapse if they remain vacant in the Overseas (supernumerary) category.
(viii) The Foreign language of instruction at NID is English. 

NID DOWNLOADS 

 NID Admission Brochure 2017

 NID Kurukshetra Brochure 2017

 NID Vijayawada Brochure 2017

 IMPORTANT LINKS FOR NID

NID Admissions 2017 - 18

NID Application Forms 2017 - 18

NID DAT Prelims & NID DAT Mains

NID Kurukshetra Forms 2017

NID Vijayawada Forms 2017

NID Results 2017

Reservation of Seats at NID

Note: For latest NID updates please visit the website http://admissions.nid.edu/

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