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National Institute of Design 2019

National Institute of Design invites admission application for M.Des. program for the academic year 2019.

NID M.Des. Admission Courses Offered 2019

  • Communication Design
    • Animation Film Design
    • Film & Video Communication
    • Graphic Design
    • Photography Design
  • Industrial Design
    • Ceramic & Glass Design
    • Furniture &Interior Design
    • Product Design
    • Toy & Game Design
    • Transportation & Automobile Design
    • Universal Design
  • Information Technology-Integrated Programmes
    • Digital Game Design
    • Information Design
    • Interaction Design
    • New Media Design
  • Inter-Disciplinary Design Studies
    • Design for Retail Experience
    • Strategic Design Management
  • Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design
    • Apparel Design
    • Lifestyle Accessory Design
    • Textile Design

NID M.Des. Admission Eligibility 2019

Age Limit

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30th June, 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1989 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer ( OBC-NCL ), Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe ( ST ) ): Upper age limit for candidates is 33 years as on 30th June, 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1986 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Person with Disabilities ( PwD ) Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 35 years as on 30th June, 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1984 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas ( Supernumerary ) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30th June, 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1989 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification

  • 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. Applicant must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June, 2019.
  • Otherwise, Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard. Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2018.
  • Otherwise, 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. Applicants must have passed the Diploma examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June 2019.
  • Applicants in the final year of their Bachelor degree / Full-time Diploma programme 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. Such candidate will have to submit / produce Provisional Degree certificate at the time of counselling.

NID M.Des. Admission Seats 2019

  • Communication Design
    • Animation Film Design – 15 Seats
    • Film & Video Communication – 15 Seats
    • Graphic Design – 15 Seats
    • Photography Design – 15 Seats
  • Industrial Design
    • Ceramic & Glass Design – 10 Seats
    • Furniture &Interior Design – 15 Seats
    • Product Design – 15 Seats
    • Toy & Game Design – 10 Seats
    • Transportation & Automobile Design – 15 Seats
    • Universal Design – 15 Seats
  • Information Technology-Integrated Programmes
    • Digital Game Design – 15 Seats
    • Information Design – 15 Seats
    • Interaction Design – 15 Seats
    • New Media Design – 15 Seats
  • Inter-Disciplinary Design Studies
    • Design for Retail Experience – 15 Seats
    • Strategic Design Management – 15 Seats
  • Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design
    • Apparel Design – 15 Seats
    • Lifestyle Accessory Design – 15 Seats
    • Textile Design – 15 Seats

Reservation of Seats

Seat CategoryCategory of eligible candidates
OpenGEN, OBC - NCL,SC, ST, GEN - PwD, OBC - NCL - PwD, SC - PwD, ST - PwD
Other Backward Class - Non Creamy Layer ( OBC - NCL )OBC - NCL and OBC - NCL - PwD
Schedule Caste ( SC )SC and SC –PwD
Schedule Tribe ( ST )ST and ST –PwD
Open—Persons with Disability ( PwD )GEN - PwD, OBC - NCL - PwD, SC - PwD, ST - PwD
Other Backward Class - Non Creamy Layer—Persons with Disability ( OBC -  NCL - PwD )OBC - NCL - PwD
Schedule Caste —Persons with Disability ( SC - PwD )SC - PwD
Schedule Tribe—Persons with Disability ( ST - PwD )ST - PwD

  • Foreign nationals applying under the Overseas category are outside the ambit of reservation of seats for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.
  • In accordance with the guidelines of the Government of India, the prescribed number of seats reserved for each of these categories are as follows:

Category-wise reservation of seatsOBC-NCL
( 27% )
Scheduled Caste
( 15% )
Scheduled Tribe
( 7.5% )
Disciplines with 15 seats each421
Disciplines with 10 seats each311

Reservation of seats for Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

Candidates belonging to the Creamy Layer of OBC are not entitled to apply under reserved category ( OBC-NCL ) and will have to submit their application under General ( unreserved ) category

  • Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL or Non-Creamy Layer category are required to produce ( upload ) a certificate issued on their name ( preferably in English ) from the relevant competent authorities of their respective state or union territory, certifying that they do not belong to the Creamy layer. The date of issue of OBC-NCL certificate must be 1st April, 2018 or later.

Reservation of seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes

  • The benefit of reservation will be given only to applicants belonging to castes and tribes mentioned in the central list published by the Government of India.
  • Candidates applying under SC and ST categories are required to upload the relevant caste / tribe certificate issued on their name ( preferably in English ) from the competent authorities of their respective state, union territory or the National Commission of Tribes, at the time of applying online.

Reservation of Seats for Persons with Disability ( PwD )

  • Of all seats across Open, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories, 5% of the seats are reserved for Persons with Disability ( PwD ). Admission will be granted to the top 5% of the candidates in order of merit, irrespective of their parent category.
  • The benefit of reservation will be given only to those candidates with disability as described by the Government of India.
  • Candidates seeking admission under this category are required to upload a valid Disability
  • Certificate issued by competent medical authority as certified by the Government of India, at the time of applying online.
  • Candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of the minimum qualifying criterion mentioned in Section 8.5 of this handbook.
  • Unfilled seats based on cut-off in merit or unavailability of candidates in the OBC-NCL category will be de-reserved and allotted to Open Category candidates in order of merit.
  • Unfilled seats based on cut-off in merit or unavailability of candidates in the SC category and ST categories will not be de-reserved.
  • The category selected by a candidate at the time of submitting the application form will be final. Requests for any change of category will not be permitted.

NID M.Des. Admission Exam Pattern 2019

  • The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages:
    • Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test ( DAT ) Prelims
    • Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test ( DAT ) Mains
  • DAT ( Prelims ) for Master of Design ( M.Des. ) will be conducted on Sunday, 6th January 2019.
  • The M.Des. DAT prelims paper is of 2 ½ hour duration and 100 marks, comprising of a Common Design Aptitude Test and a faculty-specific Domain Test, which together evaluate the Design aptitude of the candidate.
  • The word “Faculty” here refers to the five existing faculty streams at NID
    • Communication Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Information Technology Integrated Programmes
    • Inter-Disciplinary Design Studies
    • Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design.
  • The DAT Prelims paper comprises of a mix of objective and subjective questions.

For applicants applying in only one discipline of M.Des Programme.

  • Such applicants are required to appear in DAT Prelims comprises of the CDAT [Common Design Aptitude Test] and domain-specific test of the faculty stream of the discipline selected by them. The total duration of DAT Prelim will be 2.5 hrs.

For applicants applying in two disciplines of M.Des Programme.

Such applicants are required to appear in DAT Prelims comprises of

  • The CDAT [Common Design Aptitude Test] and ONE domain-specific test if the two disciplines selected falls under same Faculty Stream. The total duration of DAT Prelim will be 2.5 hrs.
  • Otherwise, The CDAT [Common Design Aptitude Test] and TWO domain-specific tests if the two disciplines selected fall under different Faculty Streams. The total duration of DAT Prelim will be 4.5 hrs.

Based on the DAT Prelims scores, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category ( OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD ). Only shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for the DAT Mains exam as per the schedule announced.

NID M.Des. Admission Application Form 2019

  • National Institute of Design admission application form will be available at website : www.nid.edu.
  • Applicants applying for any of the M.Des. program by NID, Bangalore must visit its official website to complete the application process online. However, candidates will have to appear in Design Aptitude Test before registering themselves for admissions. Applications for the course can be submitted through only through online mode.
    • Visit the official website to register and apply for M.Des. offered by the Institute.
    • Provide a valid email and phone number for the future reference.
    • Log in to the account and duly fill in the necessary details and click on save tab.
    • In the next step, proceed to upload the documents, photograph, and signature.
    • All the documents need to be in .jpeg or .jpg format.
    • After uploading all the documents, click on save and proceed to pay the application fee.
    • The application fee is [rupee] 2000/- for one discipline and [rupee] 4000/- for two disciplines. ( [rupee] 1000/- for one and [rupee] 2000/- for two disciplines for SC / ST candidates ).
    • Payment can be done either online or offline through demand draft.
    • Take the print out of the application form for future reference.
    • Candidates may also visit the campus with documents to edit the application form.
    • The applicant will have to appear in Design Aptitude Test and interviews which will be conducted in two stages after the application is submitted on or before a prescribed date.
    • Merit list of shortlisted candidates will be prepared based on the qualifying exam as well as performance in the entrance exam and interviews which will be uploaded on the official website.
    • Selected candidates will have to appear in the Institute on a given date to confirm the seat.
  • Duly filled application form needs to be sent through the registered post or by hand to the following address before the last date:

The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003

  • Following attested copies need to be submitted at the time of admission :
    • 10th and 12th mark sheets.
    • Character and Migration Certificate
    • Graduation mark sheets.
    • Character certificates
    • Passport size recent photographs
    • Work Experience Certificate ( if any )
    • Demand Draft for payment of fee

NID M.Des. Admission Selection Procedure 2019

  • Candidate must get valid score in DAT 2019. selection will be done by merit.

NID M.Des. Admission Exam Centres 2019

Test Centres for DAT Prelims

  • The DAT Prelims will be conducted in the following cities in India:
    • Ahmedabad
    • Bengaluru
    • Bhopal
    • Chandigarh
    • Chennai
    • Guwahati
    • Hyderabad
    • Jaipur
    • Kolkata
    • Lucknow
    • Mumbai
    • Nagpur
    • New Delhi
    • Patna
    • Raipur
    • Thiruvananthapuram.
  • NID reserves the right to add or remove any test centre and allot to a candidate a test centre that may not be of the candidate’s choice. Any request for change of test centre will not be entertained.

Test Centres for DAT Mains

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Gandhinagar

NID M.Des. Admission Results 2019

  • Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category ( OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD ). Results for admission to NID for the Academic Year 2019–20 for the M.Des. programme ( including overseas candidates ) will be declared only on the official admissions website as per the schedule announced. The candidates’ scores will also be available for viewing at this time.
  • Separate result score cards will not be sent individually to the candidates.
  • In case the total marks scored by two or more candidates are the same, the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:
    • Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Design Aptitude Test – Prelims ( Part B ).
    • If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Design Aptitude Test- Prelims ( Part A ).
    • If this still does not break the tie, then both the candidates will be assigned the same rank.

National Institute of Design Important Dates 2019

S.NoEventsDates
1Accepting Application Form online starts1st October, 2018
2Last date for submitting online application9th November, 2018
3Last date for submitting online application on payment of late fees ( online payment via debit / credit card only )19th November, 2018
4Last date for receiving printed application forms accompanied with a demand draft ( to be sent via speed post, registered post or courier )19th November, 2018
5Window to edit the application forms20th November, 2018 to 22nd November, 2018
6Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelim17th December, 2018
7DAT Prelims Exam ( including Overseas candidates )6th January, 2019
8DAT Prelim results for M.Des.15th February, 2019
9Rechecking window ( DAT Prelims ) with payment mode15th February, 2019 to 17th February, 2019
10Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for M.Des.1st March, 2019
11DAT Mains for M.Des. in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru ( including Overseas candidates )11th March, 2019 to 12th April, 2019
12DAT Mains result for M.Des.2nd May, 2019

Contact Details

National Institute of Design,
Opposite Tagore Hall, Paldi,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380007, India.,
Telephone No. : +91 79 2662 9500,
Fax : +91 79 26621167,
Email : admissions@nid.edu,
Website : www.nid.edu.