NID Ahmedabad: Courses, Fees, Facilities

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Janki Sharma Janki Sharma | Jan 4, 2024

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Updated on - Jan 4, 2024

The National Institute of Design (NID) was formed in 1961 and it has been a place for design education practice and research. NID is one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the area of design education and research. NID has been listed as one of the top 25 European and Asian programmes in the world by The Business week USA. By virtue of the National Industrial Act 2014, NID has been declared as Institution of National Importance by the act of Parliament, under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, as a scientific and industrial design research organisation. National Institute of Design is recognised by the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR). The three main campuses of NID are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Gandhinagar. National Institute of Design Ahmedabad is the first to be formed amongst the three and also known as the 'Heritage Campus'.

After Bauhaus and Ulm in Germany, NID has been a pioneer in industrial design education and is known for its pursuit of design excellence. The graduates from NID have made remarkable contributions  in key sectors of commerce, industry and social development by taking role of effective catalysts. NID Admission gives color to the dreams of students who seek a bright career in the world of art and design and becomes a milestone that enrich their creativity. National Institute of Design Ahmedabad opened it's door to the world as a result many of the creative brains from different parts of the world are brought up here hence NID is a venue for cultural exchange too where the students can learn from each other.

NID offers both Bachelors and Masters programmes with five faculty streams and 20 diverse design domains. With more than 55 overseas institutions NID has a pedagogic relationship. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.

National Institute of Design Quicklinks:

NID Highlights:

Year of Establishment 1961 
Approvals Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt.of India. 
Recognition Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research under Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt.of India
Type of Institution Institute of National Importance
Infrastructure Art Rooms, Computer Labs,Studios,Test Labs, Well equiped Library,Amphitheatre,Workshops, Lawn etc. 
Campus Area 20 Acres (Approximate) 
University Courses Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate
Address National Institute of Design Paldi, Ahmedabad - 380 007 NID Fees

National Institute of Design Courses:

Given below are the Courses offered by National Institute Of Design.

Discipline Course Specialization
Industrial Design
Product Design
Transportation & Automobile Design
Furniture & Interior Design
Ceramic & Glass Design
Toy & Game Design
Universal Design
Communication Design
Graphic Design
Animation Film Design
Film & Video Communication
Photography Design
Exhibition Design
Textile, Apparel & Lifesityle Design
Textile Design
Apparel Design
Lifestyle Accessory Design
Interdisciplinary Design
Design for Retail Experience
Strategic Design Management
IT Integrated Design
Design for Digital Experience
New Media Design
Information & Interface Design
Information Design
Digital Game Design
Interaction Design
Industrial Design
Ceramic & Glass Design
Furniture & Interior Design
Product Design
Toy & Game Design
Transportation & Automobile Design
Universal Design
Communication Design
Animation Film Design
Film & video Communication
Graphic Design
Photography Design
Textile, Apparel & Lifesityle Design
Textile Design
Apparel Design
Life style accessory Design
Interdisciplinary Design
Design For retail Experience
Strategic Design Management
IT Integrated Design
Digital Game Design
Information Design
Interaction Design
New Media Design
Doctorate Ph.D Design

NID Infrastructure Facilities:

NID campus of Ahmedabad offers a world class infrastructure. The eco friendly campus contains world class facilities that are required for an ideal design school. Given below are some of the most stunning highlights of the Campus.

  • Art Rooms for various design courses
  • Buildings that designed to withstand the hot and dry climate of Ahmedabad
  • Creative environment that close to the nature.
  • A world class library with thousands of books.
  • Studios
  • Test labs
  • Open air Amphitheatre
  • Workshops
  • Lawn for cultural Programs 

National Institute of Design Activities:

Each year many variety of activities takes place in the NID campus. These activities helps in creating new ideas in the mind of the scholars of the institute and give wings to their artistical calibers. Some activities in the campus are given 

  • NIDUS the Design Shop
  • Intellectual Property Rights Cell
  • International Centre For Indian Crafts (ICIC)
  • Research & Publications

NID Placements:

The NID Placement Cell is an interactive cell creates awareness among the firms, Studios, Industries, NGO’s, Govt. Sector etc., about NID and the style of operations proposed by the institute for academic recruiting procedures and furthur recruitment.

  • Students are encouraged by the institution to utilize their opportunities in their respective field of design.
  • Provide strategic platform and creates opportunities pave the way for an interaction between students and the industry based on their projects.
  • Recruitment has been done in the fields of Experiential Design, Universal Design, Social Communication, Service Sectors, Enhanced Learning, Craft Design, Green Design, etc.
  • National Institute of Design organizes an interface for every year to provide a meeting arena where the future employers and students can meet and employers can identify desirable candidates.
  • Job board of different companies.
  • Major recruiters are Wipro, Microsoft, Myntra, Amazon, HP, IBM, VIP, Philips, Trident Group, Toshiba, Titan, etc.

Related Careers:

Career as a Fashion Designer
Career as a Graphic Designer

National Institute of Design Fees:

The fee structure of NID is relatively affordable comparing among other design school offering courses with best standards. The fee structure of the courses offered by the campus are given below.

Indian Students: 

  •  For B.Des it is 126000 INR (for Sem I &II), 135000 INR (for Sem III & IV), 144500 INR (for Sem V&VI), 155000 INR (for Sem VII & VIII)
  •  For M.Des it is 15400 INR (for Sem I & II), 165000 INR (for Sem III & IV), 176500 INR (for Sem V)
  •  For Ph.D 154000 INR Per Sem

Students from SAARC, African Countries, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam:

  • For B.Des it is 2910 USD Per Sem
  • For M.Des 2910 USD Per Sem

Students from rest of the world

  • For B.Des 6410 USD Per Sem
  • For M.Des 6410 USD Per Sem 

NID Scholarships:

The scholarships are provided by the institution for students who are having strong academic background and for those students presenting good academic perfomances and based on the economic condition of the students. These are the notable NID scholarships offered by the institute.

  • FORD Foundation Scholarship
  • Official Scholarship for financialy backward students who are having good academic results.

National Institute of Design FAQ:

Some queries regarding the Nationl Institute of Design are listed below.

1. Which are the courses offered by National Institute Of Design Ahmedabad?

The courses offered by NID Ahmedabad are B.Des( Bachelor Of Design), M.Des( Master Of Design) and Ph.D in Design.

2. Which entrance exam has to be written to get admisson in NID?

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) followed by Studio Test.

3. How many NID Campuses are there ?

There are mainly 3 campuses NID Ahmedabad, NID Bangalore and NID Gandhinagar.

4. Is there hostel facility in NID Ahmedabad?

Hostel facility is provided for all UG students and girls who are doing PG.

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NID Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for the various courses proposed by National Institute Of Design the candidates should satisfy the eligibility criteria put forward by the institute.

Course Eligibility
  • Applications for the academic year are open for applicants who have passed or will appear for their  higher secondary (10+2) exams.
  • Students from any stream (Science, Commerce, Arts etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent are eligible to apply
  • A valid DAT score is required
  • The students who have passed their respective exams must  hold minimum 50% of marks.
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization.
  • In the absence of degree applicant should have full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture etc.
  • Only the candidates with the score of 50% and above in their UG/Diploma will be eligible for the admission to NID.
  • The final year Bachelor degree/ Full-time Diploma programme applicants whose certicates are not issued by the date of application to NID, are eligible to apply.
  • The final year applicants shouldn't be having any backlog
  • Should have a valid DAT score
  • Should have Master's degree or equivalent from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks
  • DAT score is mandatory
  • Should submit an authentic Ph.D proposal regarding the significance.

National Institute of Design Admission:

Admission to all of the design courses in the institution is on the basis of performance of the candidates in the two stages of the Design Aptitude Test(DAT). It is mandatory that they should fulfill all the eligibility criteria.

  • Candidates should be quaified in DAT
  • The Candidates who are shortlisted after the DRT will be invited to appear for an interview and after that they should 
    make presentations to a committee at NID.
  • Admission is based on the final merit list
  • Candidates who are appearing for their higher secondary final exam can also apply.
  • Applicants holding OCI and PIO card should have to apply only under the Overseas (supernumerary) category.
  • For accepting offer of admission overseas candidates are required to visit the
    NID campus in person with respect to the schedule.
  • Foreign citizens,applicants who are having the citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India are only eligible to apply under the overseas (supernumerary) category


NID Cut Off:

The Cut Off proposed by the institution is based on the marks obtained by the applicants in their previous exams. NID Cut off is mainly based on DAT exam.

  • Mainly based on the DAT score
  • G.D and Personal interview scores were  also considered.
  • Cut off is also effective for the students from abroad also.
  • The cut off  standards is based on categorical basis such as each category has different cut of rates. 


National Institute of Design Hostel Details:

Hostel are only provided for all the native UG students and girls who are doing PG in the campus. The NID Facilities charges put forward by the institution is given below.

  • For UG students 15000 INR Per Sem
  • For PG students (only girls) it is 154000 INR Per Sem

NID Ahmedabad Highlights

Affiliate University Utkal University of Culture - UUC Odisha
Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 6
Total Faculty 58
Total Area (In Acre) 7000
Construction Area (Sq. M) 6000
Year of Establishment 2002

NID Ahmedabad Student Diversity

Category OBC General
Male - 2
Female 7 49
Total 7 51

NID Ahmedabad Courses & Fees 2024

Course Average Fees Duration
BDes ₹11,21,000 4 Years
M.Des ₹7,84,500 2 Years

NID Ahmedabad Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by NID Ahmedabad

B.Des [Bachelor of Design]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: NID

₹ 11,21,000 (4 Years)

M.Des [Master of Design]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: NID

₹ 7,84,500 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by NID Ahmedabad


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