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National Institute of Design Ahmedabad

Anu Handa

Created: Jan 18, 2021


National Institute of Design, 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 AhmedabadFREE DOWNLOAD: NID Ahmedabad Brochure

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. FREE DOWNLOAD: NID Ahmedabad Sample Question Paper

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 and two and a half year M.Des courses in 7 disciplines. CHECK: Fee Structure of NID Ahmedabad

NID Ahmedabad Bdes Courses

Details of the courses is povided in the table below:

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

NID Ahmedabad Mdes Courses

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

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. Total No. of Seats in NID B.Design programme for overseas (supernumerary) candidates - 19. 

For MDes Courses: In addition to the number of 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. CHECK: Eligibility for NID Ahmedabad. 

NID Ahmedabad Entrance Exam

To get admission to NID Ahmedabad, candidates need 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. CHECK: NID Ahmedabad Syllabus

NID Prelims is a written exam and usually held in the month of January-February. It is a written examination comprising 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 design-specific test for 2 hours. Shortlisted candidates are called for the second phase exam, called DAT Mains. CHECK DETAILS: NID Design Aptitude Test  

NID Ahmedabad Admission

NID Ahmedabad Application Forms have been released for the academic year 2021-22. The Application process has started on January 9, 2021 and ends on February 7, 2021. NID DAT Prelims will be held on March 14th, 2021. CHECK DETAILS: NID Ahmedabad Application Form

NID Ahmedabad Campus

Hostel, Mess, Canteen facilities are available for students at 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


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