NID Gandhinagar Admission 2020: M.Des, Ph.D, Fees, Application Form, Eligibility

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National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar was established in 2004. The campus is located at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. NID is accredited by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. 

NID has built a new postgraduate campus at Gandhinagar. The institute offers M.Des. and Ph.D. courses. 

  • Admissions to the M.Des. courses are done on the basis of marks obtained in NID DAT (Prelims and Mains).
  • The final selection to M.Des. is based on the Studio Test and Personal interview.
  • Admissions to Ph.D. courses are done on the basis of performance in Design Research Test (DRT) and Interview conducted by the college.
  • Candidates seeking admission in either of the courses can apply online on the official website of NID Gandhinagar.

NID Gandhinagar Admission Highlights 2020

Name of Institute National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar
Type  Government
Affiliation Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
Courses Offered M.Des. and Ph.D.
Basic Admission Criteria Entrance based
Entrance Exams M.Des - DAT Prelims and DAT Mains Ph.D. - DRT
Application Mode  Online

Important Dates

EVENTDATE
NID DAT B.Des Mains/ Online interactionJun 22, 2020

NID Gandhinagar M.Des. Admission 2020

NID, Gandhinagar offers a full time 2.5 years M.Des course in seven disciplines with an intake of 100 seats.

Duration 2.5 years
Type Full Time
Specialisations 7
Eligibility criteria Bachelor’s Degree 
Admissions Criteria Entrance Based

Specializations

Below mentioned is the list of specialisations of M.Des. course along with seat intake:

Specialization Seats Intake
Apparel Design 19
Lifestyle Accessory Design 19
New Media Design 19
Photography Design 19
Strategic Design Management 19
Toy and Game Design 12
Transportation and Automobile Design 19

NID Gandhinagar M.Des. Eligibility Criteria 

The eligibility criteria for admissions to M.Des program are as follows :

  • Candidates must have obtained a bachelor's degree in any stream from a recognised university. 
  • Candidates with a full-time diploma of minimum four years in Design, Fine Arts, Applied Arts or Architecture from a recognised university are also eligible to apply for admissions.
  • Candidates must be born on or after July 1, 1990 (July 1, 1987 for OBC-NCL/SC/ST category candidates).

NID Gandhinagar M.Des. Selection Criteria 

  • NID DAT consists of three stages – Written Exam (Prelims and Mains), Studio Test and Personal Interview
  • Candidates qualifying the DAT will have to appear for Studio Test and Personal Interview.
  • A final merit list is prepared based on the performance in all the three stages.
  • Candidates will be required to attend the counselling session in-person at the selected NID Campus and pay the admission fees in order to confirm admission.

How to apply for M.Des courses?

In order to apply for admissions to M.Des. course, candidates need to follow a stepwise procedure mentioned below 

  1. Candidates need to register on the official admission website of NID by entering a valid email address and mobile number.
  2. Now, login to the account with the mobile number and email ID.
  3. Fill all the required details and click on ‘save and proceed’.
  4. Upload the necessary documents in the prescribed format.
  5. After uploading all the documents, click on ‘save and proceed’ to pay the application fee via Debit card/Credit card/Demand Draft. 

NID Gandhinagar Ph.D. Admission 2020

NID, Gandhinagar offers admissions to full time and part time Ph.D. courses.

Duration Full Time - 3 years Part Time - 5 years
Type Full Time/ Part Time
Eligibility Criteria Master’s Degree 
Admissions Criteria Entrance Based

Eligibility Criteria 

The eligibility criteria for admissions to Ph.D. program are as follows :

  • Candidates must have obtained a Master's Degree in the relevant field from a recognised university 
  • Candidates with a B.Des/Diploma/PG Diploma/ four-year school leavers’ professional education programme diploma in design along with three years of professional or teaching experience are also eligible to apply for admissions.

Selection criteria 

  • Candidates are selected on the basis of Design Research Test (DRT) and interview.
  •  DRT-qualified candidates need to appear for a presentation and interview at NID Ahmedabad or Gandhinagar.

How to apply for Ph.D. courses?

In order to apply for admissions to Ph.D. course, candidates need to follow a stepwise procedure mentioned below:

  1. Candidates need to visit the official website for Ph.D. admissions and fill the application form.
  2. Fill all the required details and submit the form.
  3. On completion of application form, NID will send a confirmation mail to registered email ID.
  4. After receiving the confirmation mail, candidates need to pay the application fee through available modes of payment.
  5. Candidates need to send the application form with self-attested copies of required documents in an envelope to the following address:

PhD Admissions

National Institute of Design

Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007

Documents Required

  • Research proposal of 2,000-3,000 words as a hard copy
  • Recommendation letter from three referees
  • NOC from the employer
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Two recent passport-size photographs.

FAQs

Ques. What are the facilities provided by the Institute?

Ans. Infrastructure of the campus is good. Hostel facilities are also available.

Ques. Does the college provide placement facilities?

Ans. NID, Gandhinagar also provides placement facilities to students in collaboration with some of the top recruiting companies such as Adidas, Adobe, Ashok Leyland, Cognizant, ebay, Future Group, etc.

Ques. Is there a limit on the number of attempts in NID DAT?

Ans. There is no limit on the number of attempts provided candidates fulfill the age limit criteria.

Ques. What is the duration of NID DAT and how it will be conducted?

Ans. NID DAT will be held for 3 hours duration and will be conducted in offline mode only.

Ques. What is the age limit to apply for NID DAT for M.Des. course?

Ans. The upper age limit for M.Des. is 30 years on or before July 30, 2020.

NID, Gandhi Nagar Fees & Eligibility

CourseFeesEligibility
M.Des3.19 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) Graduation
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After completing my 12th boars and where I secured really good marks. I wanted to study further in designing as I had interest. So, I appeared the NID Entrance Test and also scored good marks for which my application got selected and I got admission here.

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Admission was through the common entrance test or the general ability test followed by the situation test. The curriculum sometimes get really stressful and competitive, especially during the time of the Juries. Overall, it is an amazing experience altogether with a lot of things to learn in hand.

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College is loved as maybe the best college for plan. Over all nature here is stacked up with creative mind and isn't typical for some other structure college you can go to or have thought about. I picked this school as it offered me the best courses, ones that I expected to go for, and raises you to think and make instead of basically study and make.

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They selection is on the basis of entrance exam conducted by the Institute.But i first filled up the Admission form online and on the basis of personal interview the selection are made.The student should score 40% or more in the extrance test for admission.

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