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National Institute of Design Ahmedabad


NID Ahmedabad offers 8 B.Des Programmes and 7 M.Des Programmes. Recently PhD Programme has been introduced at NID Ahmedabad Campus.

NID Ahmedabad Admission

NID Ahmedabad Application Forms for the academic year 2023-24 are out now!! For admissions, the Application process started on October 21, 2022. NID first phase entrance exam, NID DAT Prelims will be held on January 8th, 2023. For more info, visit Admission in NID Ahmedabad

Features Details
Year of establishment 1961
No. of Courses Offered 8 B.Des & 7 M.Des 
Application Mode Online
Entrance Test Dat Prelims & Dat Mains
Fees (Ist Yr.) B.Des (Rs. 3,54,400) & M.Des (Rs. 4,10,400) 
Official Website

NID Ahmedabad Entrance Exam

To get admission in NID Ahmedabad, a candidate needs to clear a two phased entrance exam, called NID DAT.

The first phase of the exam is NID DAT Prelims & the second phase is NID DAT Mains. 

NID Prelims is a written exam and usually held in the month of January-February.

It comprises both subjective & objective questions. 

The B.Des Dat Prelims is a single paper consisting of 3 hour duration whereas the M.Des paper is further divided into two parts: CDAT ie Common Design Aptitude Test for 30 minutes and Domain-Specific Test for 2 hours.

Shortlisted candidates are called for the second phase exam, called DAT Mains. 

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NID Ahmedabad Fees Structure

The fee structure of NID Ahmedabad B Des and M Des courses is provided below: 

Course Duration Fees
B Des Course For 4 Years 13,92,600
M Des Course For 2-1/2 Years 10,15,300

For semester-wise break-up and other fee details, visit National Institute of Design Ahmedabad Fees

Courses in NID Ahmedabad

NID Ahmedabad Courses: NID offers undergraduate, postgraduate & PhD courses in various design disciplines.

The premier institute offers four year B.Des Courses in 8 disciplines.

The programme spans 4 years ie. 8 semesters, including a 2 semester foundation programme. 

NID Ahmedabad BDes Courses

NID offers project-level specialization in different areas of: 

Faculty of Industrial Design 

Product Design 19
Furniture & Interior Design 13
Ceramic & Glass Design 13

Faculty of Communication Design  

Graphic Design 19
Animation Film Design 19
Film & Video Communication Design 13
Exhibition (Spatial) Design 13

Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design 

Textile Design 19

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NID Ahmedabad MDes Courses

NID offers two and a half year M.Des courses in 7 disciplines.

Product Design 19
Furniture & Interior Design 19
Ceramic & Glass Design 12
Graphic Design 19
Animation Film Design 19
Film & Video Communication 19
Textile Design 19

Product Design

Consumer products (electronic & entertainment products, white goods), transportation, capital equipment and machine tools, toys

Furniture & Interior Design

Home, Office & Retail Furniture Systems

Ceramic & Glass Design

Lifestyle Products, studio pottery & sanitaryware

Graphic Design

Design for publications, marketing communications, social and developmental communications

Animation Film Design

Classical Animation, Computer Animation, Model Animation and Animation for the Web

Film & Video Communication

Marketing Communication (advertising and corporate films), social communication (developmental and educational short films), design for tourism industry

Textile Design

Constructed textiles (woven, knitted, non-woven textiles), surface design print, mixed media, embroidery, finishing techniques (surface ornamentation), textiles for apparels, technical fabrics

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NID Ahmedabad Seats

For BDes Courses: Total No. of Seats offered in NID B.Design programme for Indian Nationals including reserved categories is 125. 

In addition to the seats available for the B.Des Programme, an additional 19 seats are available for Overseas Candidates.

For MDes Courses: Of the seats mentioned above, three seats are available for overseas candidates for M.Des disciplines with 19 seats & two seats are available for disciplines with 12 seats. 

Category-wise reservation of seats

NID Ahmedabad B.Des Programme
Total No of Seats 125







Scheduled Caste



Scheduled Tribe




M.Des Programme Discipline with 19 seats Discipline with 12 seats



2 1



5 3

Scheduled Caste


3 2

Scheduled Tribe


1 1

NID Ahmedabad Placement

National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, Bangalore & Gandhinagar together saw 124 companies participating in it's campus placements. 

Microsoft offerred jobs to 30 students at NID.

Approximately 400 job offers have been made to students so far.

For more info on NID Ahmedabad Pacements, visit NID Ahmedabad Placement Package

NID Ahmedabad Hostel

Hostel, Mess, Canteen facilities are available for students at NID Ahmedabad Campus. 

Separate Hostel facility for boys & girls is obtainable as per availability.

The facility is currently available only for B Des students at NID Ahmedabad Campus.

Hostel accomodation is alloted every academic year on a single or shared occupancy.

Priority for Hostel facility is given to outstation students. 

Full Subscription to the Mess facilities is compulsory for all Hostel residents.

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National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad

N I D Ahmedabad, Gujarat is one of foremost multi-disciplinary institute in the field of design education & research. It has been listed as one of the top 25 European & Asian programmes in the world, by the Business Week, USA.

NID Ahmedabad was originally called National Institute of Industrial Design. It was established in September, 1961 by the Government of India as an autonomous all India body. Ford Foundation and the Sarabhai family assisted and played a major role in the establishment of NID Ahmedabad.

Today National Institute of Design functions as an autonomous body under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. NID has been declared 'Institution of National Importance' by the Act of Parliament , by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act 2014. It is also recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research organisation.

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NID Ahmedabad Campus

NID Ahmedabad Address

NID Admission Cell

National Institute of Design

Paldi, Ahmedabad - 380007

NID Ahmedabad Official Website

NID Main Website:

NID Admissions Website:

NID Ahmedabad Contact Number NID Ahmedabad Phone Number: +91-79-2662 3462

NID Ahmedabad Admission FAQs

Ques. How many seats are there in NID Ahmedabad?

Ans. For B.Des Course: 125 (Indian Nationals) + 19 (Overseas Candidates)

        For M.Des Course: 126  (Indian Nationals + Overseas Candidates)

Ques. How to get admission in NID Ahmedabad?

Ans. For every academic year, NID conducts a two stage entrance exam: NID DAT Prelims & NID DAT Mains.

        Admission is offered to candidates who appear and get selected in both the entrance exams.


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