National Institute of Design, Bangalore Admission 2020: Courses, Fees, Application Process

Bangalore, Karnataka AIU Estd 2006 Private (Autonomous)
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Established in 2006, National Institute of Design, Bengaluru offers 5 courses under the Master's degree. In line with the fact that it’s the R&D wing of the prestigious NID, the courses include digital designing, interactive designing, etc.

  • The admission process involves an entrance exam followed by a studio test, and an interview. 
  • One can apply online via the official website of NID. 
  • The applications are available on the website from the month of October. 

NID offers centralised placement opportunities for its campuses in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bangalore. According to the Times of India, the highest package offered to NID students was 72 lacs per annum. Tanishq, Tata, Adobe, Myntra, EBay are some of the prominent names of the companies that hire from NID. 

NID Bangalore Admission Highlights 2020

Name of Institute National Institute of Design (R&D), Bangalore
Institute Type Institution of National Importance
Basic Admission Criteria NID DAT (Prelims)
Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains 
Courses Offered M. Des.
Application Mode Online
Scholarships Yes
Official Website https://www.nid.edu/institute/campuses/bengaluru.html

Important Dates

EVENTDATE
DAT RegistrationNov 5, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019
DAT Entrance ExamJan 5, 2020

NID Bangalore M.Des. Admission 2020

NID Bengaluru offers 5 courses under the Master's degree. Aspiring students require a bachelor's degree or a full-time diploma in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture to apply for admissions.

Students are admitted via an entrance exam followed by a studio test, and an interview.

Duration 2.5 Years
Specializations 5
Type Full time
Basic Eligibility Criteria Bachelor’s Degree or full-time diploma
Basic Admission Criteria DAT Prelims and DAT Mains

Specializations offered by the Institute are:

  •  Design for Retail Experience
  • Digital Game Design
  • Information Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Universal Design

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of NID Bengaluru rests on your educational qualifications, age and your entrance exam alongwith the studio test. However, the eligibility criteria varies slightly for the different categories. 

(i) Age Limit

Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals
General Born on or after 1 July 1990
General EWS  born on or after 1 July 1990 
Reserved Category born on or after 1 July 1987
Person with Disabilities (PwD)  born on or after 1 July 1985

(ii) Educational Qualifications

To satisfy the second requirement, one must possess either, 

  • Bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard from any university or institute recognised by law in India.
  • Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. 
  • Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard, from any university or institute recognised by law in India.

Notably, candidates, in the final year, whose universities may not have issued the final degree certificate by the date of application to NID, are eligible to apply, subject to passing all subjects without any backlog.

Selection Criteria

In order to be considered for admission, a candidate needs to have appeared in both DAT Prelims and DAT Mains.

DAT Prelims and DAT Mains

  • A merit list is prepared in accordance with the results of DAT Prelims for each category. Based on that merit list, candidates are called for DAT Mains. DAT Mains includes a studio test+Interview. 
  • Thereafter, based on the results of DAT Mains, a number of candidates are shortlisted for each discipline offered by NID Bengaluru. Based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the candidate in each stage of the admission process, namely the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains, the final merit list is prepared. 
  • The final merit list has category-wise generation of candidates for each of the disciplines. Finally, a Common merit list will be generated based on the percentile score. 

NID Bengaluru Application Process 2020

The Application process is just like any other entrance exam you apply for. Visit the official admissions website at http://admissions.nid.edu and follow the listed steps:

  • Download the M.Des. Admission Handbook and go through it thoroughly. 
  • The candidate needs to register/sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form.
  • After logging in successfully, they need to fill up their personal and educational details. 
  • The candidate needs to upload his/her signatures and documents
  • Pay the Application Fee as per the Category you belong to either through online mode or a demand draft. 

The documents required at the time of counselling are:

  • Passport Sized Photograph (minimum 60 KB and maximum 100 KB in size)
  • Scanned Copy of the Signature (Maximum 100 KB in size)
  • Category Certificates (JPG/JPEG format and not exceed 150 KB in size)
  • A valid e-mail ID

Seat Allocation & Reservations

The seat reservation at NID Bengaluru is based on the official guidelines of the government on the matter. Accordingly, NID Bengaluru has seat reservations in the following manner: 

Category-wise reservation of seats 
GEN-EWS (10%) OBC-NCL (27%) Scheduled Caste (15%) Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)
2 5 3 1
  • Notably, 5% of all the seats from the categories are reserved for the Persons with Disability (PwD). 
  • Of the seats available for the M.Des., 15% supernumerary seats are available for Overseas candidates. 
  • Further, foreign nationals applying under the Overseas category are outside the ambit of reservation of seats. 

FAQs

Ques. Does the college provide scholarships?

Ans. NID, Ford Foundation and Government of India Scholarships offers scholarships to needy, meritorious students. Students can apply by post. One needs to look out for alerts. 

Ques. How is the Faculty? 

Ans. The faculty at NID Bengaluru is highly qualified and have expertise in their discipline. To read more about the faculty click here.

Ques. Is NID expensive?

Ans. No, NID is a very genuine college in terms of fees. Master at NID costs INR 1.79 Lakhs which is almost equal to all other colleges that offer M.Des courses.

Ques. In what all areas can students pursue their career after doing M.Des?

Ans. The students get placement opportunities in areas such as social communication, service sectors, technology enhanced learning, Craft Design, Green Design, Universal Design, and Experiential Design.

Ques. Does NID Bengaluru provide a course in B. Des? 

Ans. No, at present NID Bengaluru offers only 5 PG courses in M.Des. It does not offer any UG course. The UG courses are being offered in the other 2 campuses of NID.

NID, Bangalore Fees & Eligibility

CourseFeesEligibility
M.Des4.41 Lakhs (Total Fees) Graduation
Ph.D.1.21 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Post Graduation
COURSEADMISSION LINK
M.Des, Admission Link

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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10.0 /10

Admission :

Candidates applying for admission in NID for Ph.D should have passed master degree in Design from recognized university. Or candidates having master degree in relevant ares of designs can also apply But they should have at least one eithrt UG or PG degree in the field of design.

Remarks :

This college has the best infrastructure in the area. They classrooms are huge enough to hold the capacity of at least 150 students. All the labs are highly equipped and all the classes have smart class projectors.

10 /10 faculty
10 /10 placement
10 /10 social life
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8.7 /10

Admission :

The college admissions are based on the SSLC marks. Application has to be applied in online with photo. If selected, students should come to campus for interview with original certificates for verification. Upon interview selection, candidates will be admitted.

9 /10 faculty
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8 /10 social life
9 /10 course
8 /10 hostel
9 /10 campus life
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10.0 /10

Admission :

I got admission in this college by writing entrance exam called digital aptitude test (DAT) after registering myself on their official website. After which I got selected based on my performance and payed the fees to confirm my seat. The process is same for other courses too.

10 /10 faculty
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10.0 /10

Admission :

For taking admission in NID for M.Des, students should have passed 3 years graduation degree from UGC or AIU recognized college. Along with this he/she should have some work experience also. The final selection of the candidate will be based on Academic performance, Interview and test score in DAT. The applicants should have to apply online only.

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This college is ranked among one of the best designing college in the country because of its faculty members, academic reports and placement opportunities. They also take part in extracurricular activities which makes them an All-rounder College.

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