National Institute of Design (NID) Gandhinagar was established in 2004. It offers a variety of courses such as B.Des, M.Des, and Ph.D. (Des) with various specializations. The mode of application through online only and for admission for process applicants must appear Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims and mains. 

In 2019, 100 students were placed with the best recruiters like Wipro, Titan, Philips, Toshiba, Adobe, Bombay Design House, Adidas Group India, Malabar Gold and Diamonds, Myntra Red Bus, Future Group, Tanishq, IBM, Infosys, etc.

NID Gandhinagar Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2004 | Public
Approved by AICTE, Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
Affiliated to Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
Courses Offered B.Des, M.Des & Ph.D. (Des)
Entrance Exam Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit-based & Entrance Test
Top Recruiters Wipro, Titan, Philips, Toshiba, Adobe, Bombay Design House
Campus Area 11,362 square meters
Facilities Available Library, Hostel, Auditorium, Sports
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NID Gandhinagar Courses Offered

The college offers B.Des, M.Des, and Ph.D. courses. Details are as follows-

Courses Details
Bachelor Of Design (B.Des.) Specializations: Animation Film Design (19), Ceramic & Glass Design(13), Exhibition Design(13), Film and Video Communication (13), Furniture and Interior Design (13), Graphic Design (19), Product Design (19), and Textile Design(19).
Duration: 4 years
Eligibility Criteria: should have passed 10+2
Selection Criteria: Entrance Based
Fees: INR 7.13 LPA
Master of Design (M.Des.) Specializations with Seat Intake: Apparel Design (19), Lifestyle Accessory (19), New Media Design (19), Strategic Design Management (19), Toy & Game Design (12), and Transportation & Automobile Design(19)
Duration: 2.5 years
Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s Degree or full-time diploma of minimum four years in Design, Fine Arts, Applied Arts or Architecture from a recognized university
Selection Criteria: Entrance Based
Fees: INR 3.19 LPA
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Ph.D. (Des) Duration: 3 years (Part-time), 5 years (full-time)
Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in design with 55%
Selection Criteria: Candidates must appear Design Research Test and Personal interview
Fees: INR 3.19 LPA
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NID Gandhinagar Admission

Admission to all courses at NID is based on the performance of candidates in two stages of the Design Aptitude Test (Prelims and Mains). 

How to Apply?

  • Candidates can fill out an online application form by entering their mobile number, email ID, date of birth, etc. 
  • After registration, login will be sent via email to the email address listed. Log in to your account user id and password and fill out all the necessary details.
  • After filling in all the details, click 'Save & Continue' to go to the next step to 'Upload Document'.
  • Upload the latest scan passport size photograph and signature as per the instructions.
  • NIDs 2020 application fee can be submitted online or offline.
  • For overseas candidates must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian University (AIU), New Delhi.

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NID Gandhinagar Cutoff

The cut off from NID in 2020 will be released after the declaration of the results of NID. The candidates get admission in degree or diploma program 4 years and 2.5 years post-graduate programs in design after clearing all stages of the test. NID expected cutoff 2020 is as follows:

Category Undergraduate Postgraduate GDPD
General 11.2 27 40
SC/ST 6.4 9 25
OBC 6.4 13 28
PwD 12 20 20

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NID Gandhinagar Placement

Some recruiters who have faith in productive students of NID Gandhinagar are Wipro Technologies, JP Morgan, Baheat Silks, Toshiba, Japan, Philips, Microsoft India Pvt Ltd, Oracle, Rangoli, Red Bus, the DDecor exports, Relaxo Footwear, GE health, Samsung Design Delhi, Myntra, Tanishq, Tata Motors Ltd.,, IBM India research lab, Infosys Technologies Ltd, Godrej Industries, eBay, etc. 

NID Gandhinagar Placement

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NID Gandhinagar Facilities

  • Hostel: National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar provides boarding facilities for boys and girls. hostel accommodation allocated for one year and students must register for the reallocation of every year. Local students can not apply for hostel accommodation. Semifinal room furnished with a bed, desk, chair, and storage space for each student.
  • Sports: The institute has well-equipped sports facilities like badminton court, Gym, Basketball court, etc.
  • Library: The institute has an excellent library with the latest technology
  • Other facilities: The institute provides attractive facilities such as Design studio, cafeteria, Auditorium, and Wi-fi campus

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NID Gandhinagar FAQs

Ques. What is the Design Aptitude Test and Design Research Test?

Ans. Design Aptitude Test is conducted by the National Institute for Design(NID) in 2 stages(prelims and mains). The candidates must appear DAT for the admission for B.Des and M.Des. The Design Research Test for admission for Ph.D.

Ques. What is the exam pattern of NIT DAT 2020?

Ans. The exam pattern for NIT Dat 2020 will be as follows-
NID DAT 2020 For B.Des. & GDPD For M.Des.
No. of sections 2 (Section A and B) 2 (Section A and B)
No. of Questions Section A: 64 (MCQ) Section A: 59 (MCQ)
Section B: 3 (Subjective) Section B: 3 (Subjective)
Total Marks 100 100
Negative Marking No No
Duration 3 hours 2 ½ hour

Ques. What about the reservation category for admission 2020?

Ans. NID in 2020 had reservation norms for all the courses. According to the latest notification, the new EWS reservation also applies. Category-wise reservation seats for all the courses correspond Reservation Policy NID is given as follows:
Category Reservation (in %)
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 10
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27
SC 15
ST 7.5

Ques. Is NI Ds DAT 2020 will take place in the online mode?

Ans. No, DAT NID is performed only offline as exam paper pen mode. the duration of the exam is 3 hours.

Ques. What is the age limit for NID DAT for the M.Des course and how many attempts are there?

Ans. The maximum age limit for M.Des. is 30 years on or before July 30, 2020, at NID. There is no limit to the number of attempts for the exam.