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National Institute of Design Haryana


National Institute of Design Kurukshetra

The prestigious NID Kurukshetra, in Haryana was established on November 15, 2016 as an autonomous institute under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. 

NID Haryana offers full-time four years B Des programme with specialization streams of Industrial Design, Communication Design and Textile & Apparel Design with a multidisciplinary approach to design education.

NID Kurukshetra Admission 2023

National Institute of Design, Haryana application process had started on 21st October, 2022. 

Admission at NID, Kurukshetra is be based on the common Design Aptitude Test (DAT).

Attributes Details
Year of establishment November 15, 2016
No. of Courses Offered 3 Courses
Total No. of Seats 75
Application Mode Online
Entrance Test DAT Prelims & DAT Mains
Official Website

NID DAT is conducted in two stages: NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT Mains.

NID DAT Prelims is a pen & paper based test & will be held on Jan 8th, 2023.

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NID Kurukshetra Courses

NID Haryana offers full time 4 year Bachelor's Programme in Design (B Des) with specialization streams of Industrial Design, Communication Design and Textile & Apparel Design with a multi-disciplinary approach to design education.

Industrial Design  25
Communication Design  25
Textile Design  25

Foundation Program

The first year at NID Haryana comprises of 2 semesters of Common Foundation Program.

The Foundation Program introduces students to the fundamentals of design and helps develop ways of perception, aesthetic sensitivity, understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of design and relationship of design with human senses and emotions, culture environment and ecology. 

The 4 pillars of Foundation Program:

1. Observation & Visualization

  • Freehand Drawing
  • Analytical Drawing
  • Geometry and Structure

2. Basic Design

  • Elements of Composition
  • Colour & Form
  • Basic Materials & Method

3. Design, Context, Culture & Values

  • Environmental Perception
  • Science & Liberal Arts
  • Film Appreciation

4. Design, Processes & Applications

  • Space, Form & Structure
  • Design Concepts & Concerns

Textile & Apparel Design Discipline

Number of Seats: 25

The discipline strives to impart skill based fundamental knowledge in weaving, printing, knitting, illustration and garment construction backed by contemporary and traditional know how.

Domain Areas:

  • Textiles for Fashion, Interiors & Industrial applications
  • Aesthetic, functional & sustainable responses to the apparel and fashion industry.
  • Craft research & studies for understanding the Indian contect through material, process, practice & meaning.
  • Multi-discilinary and research oriented approach for designing objects, lifestyles and systems relevant to the Textiles and Apparel industry.  

Core Courses:

Dyeing, Weaving, Printing, Draping, Pattern Making, Knitting, Fabric Construction & Surface Manipulation, Space Design, Craft Research & Studies, Historic & Traditional Textiles and Costume Studies, Application of technology in textiles

Lab Facilities:

Dyeing Lab, Weaving Lab, Sewing & Garment Construction Lab, 

Profile Prospects:

  • Textile Designer
  • Print, materials, knitwear & product designer
  • Colour & trim designer in Automotive Industry
  • Colour & Trend Forecaster
  • Stationary Designer
  • Surface Designer for Interiors
  • Upholstery Fabric, wallpaper, carpet & rug designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Merchandiser
  • Illustrator

Communication Design Discipline

Number of Seats: 25

The discipline enables the students to explore the sub-domains of communication design, ranging from Film, Animation, Graphic Design, Interface Design and Interaction Design with basic modules that are common to all.

Details of Program:

  • The program has two major sub-discipline pathways of Film, Animation & Graphic Design with electives on Interface and Interaction Design.
  • Apart from discipline specific craft & techniques, the program offers design thinking, liberal arts & management inputs that brings more depth to the projects and make them viable.
  • Project areas range from traditional media, branding, infotainment to development communication to give comprehensive exposure.

Lab Facilities:

  • Labs with high configuration mac and windows workstations with graphics tablets.
  • High end video & still cameras with variety of lenses.
  • Sound & lighting equipment.
  • Sound studio, dark rooms and photography studio.
  • Printing Lab.


  • Graphic Designer
  • Filmmaker
  • Animator
  • Cartoon, comic and graphic novel artists
  • VFX artists & editors
  • Sound Designers
  • Art Director.
  • Journalist
  • Brand Manager
  • Photographer/Cinematographers
  • Content writer, visualizer and strategists
  • UI/UX and Interaction Designer
  • Design researcher & strategists

Industrial Design Discipline

Number of Seats: 25

  • Relationship between Industries, Systems and those who use them.
  • User Centric approach and processes.
  • Design Projects form the core of an Industrial Designer's education.

Industrial Design Domains:

  • Product Design
  • Automotive Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Toy & Game Design
  • Ceramic Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Accessory Design
  • Design Management
  • Socially Relevant Design

Glimpse of Courses

  • Form studies
  • Systems Thinking
  • Design Projects
  • Material & Manufacturing Techniques
  • Digital Prototyping
  • Research Methodology
  • History of Industrial Design 

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NID Kurukshetra Seat Matrix 2022


25% 15% 7.5%
30 8 20 11 6

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NID Kurukshetra Fees 2022

NID Haryana Fees Structure for the first two Semesters:

Particulars Ist Sem IInd Sem 
Tuition Fees  1,19,000 1,19,000
Refundable Security Deposit 10,000  
Insurance (Personal Accident) 150  
Student Activity Fund  500  
Total Fees for the first two Semesters  1,29,650  1,19,000

Note: Hostel & Mess charges to be borne in addition to tuition fees  

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NID Kurukshetra Placements

NID Haryana Placement: 54 Companies have shown interest in Internships, Graduation Projects and Jobs.

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Shahi Crimson Healthcare

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NID Kurukshetra Director

NID Haryana Director is Dr. Vanita Ahuja.

With her educational background of studying Architecture from IIT Roorkee, M.Tech in Construction Project Management from IIT Delhi & PhD from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

NID Kurukshetra Scholarships

The Scholarship Grant is introduced by NID Haryana from academic year 2020-21 onwards.

The key features of the Grant are as follows:

  • The Scholarship Grant will be given on the basis of meritorious performance of students.
  • The Scholarship Grant is also available to students of economically weaker section.

NID Kurukshetra Campus

Kurukshetra is a holy city with religious heritage.

NID Kurukshetra is located in the Transit Campus of Government Polytechnic at Umri, Kurukshetra, 100 metres away from National Highway No 1 and 8 Km away from Kurukshetra city.

Reaching NID Haryana

By Rail: 6kms from Kurukshetra Junction Railway Station

By Air: Delhi Airport is about 190 kms & Chandigarh 100 kms.

By Road: ISBT Delhi is about 170 kms, Chandigarh about 100 kms, Panipat about 70 kms, Karnal about 35 kms

NID Kurukshetra Hostel

The Institute has its own Hostel Accommodation with Mess Facilities, 24 hours Wi-Fi, Lifts, Hot Water, RO, 24X7 Security, Guards, CCTV & resident Hostel Warden. 

NID Kurukshetra Address Government Polytechnic Building at Umri, Kurukshetra, Haryana-136131, India
NID Kurukshetra Website Email ID:,
NID Kurukshetra Contact 01744-278100, 01744-278101

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About the Author: Meet Anu Handa – Interior Designer turned Edupreneur, Blogger and co-founder at Mosaic Institute of Design. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

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She has been the lead blogpost writer at since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles.

Passionate about Design Education, she likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields on online platforms. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology.

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