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NID ELIGIBILITY  2018

ELIGIBILITY FOR NID ENTRANCE EXAM
NID B DES & GDPD - AGE

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

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category : Upper age limit for candidates is 20 Years as on June 30, 2018. Candidates born on or after July 1, 1998 are eligible to apply.
  • For Overseas Category : Upper age limit for candidates is 20 Years as on June 30, 2018. Candidates born on or after July 1, 1998 are eligible to apply.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( OBC-NCL, SC, ST ): Upper age limit for candidates is 23 Years as on June 30, 2018.  Candidates born on or after July 1, 1995 are eligible to apply.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( PwD ): Upper age limit for candidates is 25 Years as on June 30, 2018. Candidates born on or after July 1, 1993 are eligible to apply.

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NID ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY 
NID B DES - 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 in any stream or their equivalent (Science, Commerce, Arts etc.)  during the academic year 2017-18
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 in any stream (Science, Commerce, Arts etc.)  during the academic year 2017-18
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 in any stream (Science, Commerce, Arts etc.) during the academic year 2017-18

NID REQUIREMENTS
NID GDPD - 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 in any stream (Science, Commerce, Arts etc.) during the academic year 2017-18

NID EXAM ELIGIBILITY
NID M DES - AGE

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

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category : Upper age limit for candidates is 30 Years as on June 30, 2018. Candidates born on or after July 1, 1988 are eligible to apply.
  • For Overseas Category : Upper age limit for candidates is 30 Years as on June 30, 2018. Candidates born on or after July 1, 1988 are eligible to apply.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( OBC-NCL, SC, ST ): Upper age limit for candidates is 33 Years as on June 30, 2018.  Candidates born on or after July 1, 1985 are eligible to apply.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( PwD ): Upper age limit for candidates is 35 Years as on June 30, 2018. Candidates born on or after July 1, 1983 are eligible to apply.

NID ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
NID M DES - 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 2018 :

  • 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 2017 :

  • 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 for, or passed, or will be appearing in any of the following, before July 2018 :

  • 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 2017 :

  • 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 for, or passed, or will be appearing in any of the following, before July 2018 :

  • 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 2017 :

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

NID QUALIFICATIONS
NID B DES & M DES - 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.
  • Applicants holding OCI & PIO card will have to apply only under the Overseas Category.
  • 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.
  • 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. Only those candidates with a score of 40% and above will be eligible for admission to NID.
  • 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. 

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

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