Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses on Offer at NID

The National Institute of Design (NID) is conducting its entrance test for the admission to the undergraduate Bachelor of Design (BDes) and post graduate Master of Design (MDes) courses. The criterion for selection is the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) that usually takes place in January each year.

Three NID Campuses

Students can undertake these courses at any of the three campuses of NID – Ahmadabad, Bengaluru, or Gandhinagar. There are 100 seats on offer for the BDes programme. This is inclusive of seats for the reserved category in all the three campuses.

Students have to appear for the written examination first. Once they qualify in this round, they will be called for the Studio test. This is the second round. After this, they have to appear in the Personal Interview. Here we will tell you something about the NID studio test preparation.

Written exam paper pattern

The written examination has two parts A and B. In the first portion, the student has to answer objective type questions. In the second one part B, the questions are subjective. The total marks for the paper is 100 and the test will last for 3 hours.

Studio Test

The students who appear for the DAT test will be tested for their creative skills. They must show originality and be thorough in current affairs. The particular fields for testing will be:

  • Environmental Awareness
  • Design Problem Solving
  • Observation and Perception
  • Communication skills
  • Mental Ability
  • Visual Sense

The eligibility criterion for qualifying for the four year BDes course is this:
The candidate must be appearing or should have passed the Higher Secondary School examination (10+2) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE / IB / ICSC or its equivalent for the current year 2016 -17.

Courses on offer for the BDes programme

The various courses on offer for the BDes programme are these:

  1. Faculty of Communication Design
    1. Animation Film Design
    2. Exhibition Design
    3. Graphics Design
    4. Film and Video Communication Design
  2. Faculty of Industrial Design
    1. Product Design
    2. Ceramic and Glass Design
    3. Furniture Design
  3. Faculty of Textile, Apparel, & Lifestyle Accessory Design
    1. Textile Design

In the MDes programme the courses on offer are these:
1. Gandhinagar

  1. Toy and Game Design
  2. Apparel Design
  3. New Media Design
  4. Transportation and Automobile Design
  5. Photography design
  6. Lifestyle Accessory Design
  7. Strategic Design Management
  8. Ahmadabad
  9. Furniture Design
  10. Graphic Design
  11. Film and Video Communication Design
  12. Product Design
  13. Ceramic and Glass Design
  14. Animation Film Design
  15. Textile Design
  16. Bengaluru
  17. Interaction Design
  18. Universal Design
  19. Information Design
  20. Design for Retail Experience
  21. Digital Game Design

MDes Qualification criterion

The eligibility criterion for the MDes programme is that the student should have passed or will be appearing for a degree or diploma examination before July 2017. This can be a bachelor degree in the 10+2+4 system under any board or recognised university in India.

The NID studio test is the most important one that needs lots of preparation. The last date for sending the application was on November 28, 2016. If you have already applied, join any standard coaching class to become prepared for the entrance test.