NID Admission Notification 2011 | National Institute of Design Admission Notification 2011 | NID UG/PG Courses Admission Application Forms 2011

NID offers professional education programmes at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level with five faculty streams and 17 diverse design domains. NID has established exchange programmes and ongoing pedagogic relationships with 35 overseas institutions. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.

Entered the 6th decade of design excellence, NID has been active as an autonomous institute under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India; in education, applied research, service and advanced training in Industrial, Communication, Textile, and I.T. Integrated (Experiential) Design. NID offers a wide spectrum of design domains while encouraging transdisciplinary design projects. NID is a unique institution with many problem-solving capabilities, depths of intellect and a time-tested, creative educational culture in promoting design competencies and setting standards of design education. The rigorous development of the designer’s skills and knowledge through a process of ‘hands on minds on’ is what makes the difference.

The overall structure of NID’s programme is a combination of theory, skills, design projects, and field experiences supported by cutting edge design studios, skill & innovation labs and the Knowledge Management Centre. Sponsored design projects are brought into the classroom to provide professional experience. Interdisciplinary design studies in Science and Liberal Arts widen the students’ horizons and increase general awareness of contemporary issues.

A unique feature of NID’s design education programme is the openness of its educational culture and environment, where students from different faculties and design domains interact with each other in a seamless manner. The benefit of learning in such a trans-disciplinary context is immeasurable.

The Professional Education at NID has both UG & PG Programmes — Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) of four years duration for students after 10+2, or equivalent like AISSCE/ IB/ ICSE, and the Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) of 2 to 2 ½ years duration for graduates; particularly from architecture, technology, engineering, fine and applied arts, information technology, computer science, etc.

The scores for the Admission Test 2011-12 will be shared with the following institutions: D. J. Academy of Design, Coimbatore; IILM School of Design, Gurgaon and WLC College, India, New Delhi.

Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)


GDPD commences with a two semester rigorous Foundation Programme. This programme is geared to assist in developing attitudes, sensorial skills and aesthetic sensitivity necessary for further specialisation in specific areas of design. The purpose is to create awareness of the environment and to arouse the students’ creative faculties. The primary concern of the Foundation Programme is to introduce the students to the fundamentals of design, to initiate them to design as a creative problem solving process, and to develop a highly evolved ‘design’ attitude and understanding of the relationship with culture and human senses, emotions and feelings. In the Foundation Programme, basic design courses are augmented by related studies of Science and Liberal Arts, to help and develop an understanding of the Indian milieu, user needs, applications, processing of design and synthesis. The Foundation Programme is geared to inculcate the development of values, attitudes, materials and sensorial skills necessary for any design specialisation. It aspires to create an awareness of the changing environment by constantly relating the students’ learning to real life situations. The programme provides the necessary direction, stimuli, facilities and experience to foster creativity and thereby help each individual to discover their own identity, ability and potential. The Foundation Programme is the basis on which the remaining design curriculum is built. It also makes students appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of design.

Admission is open to students who have passed or who will appear for qualifying examinations under the Higher Secondary (10+2), or equivalents like AISSCE/ IB/ ICSE etc. Candidates passing the Institute’s admission tests/interviews will be admitted, subject to passing their qualifying examinations before they join the Institute.

Competence in technical and related subjects will normally be considered an advantage. The medium of instruction for UG programme at NID is English. Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2011.

(Includes reserved categories)

This 4-year intensive professional UG programme is offered in the following areas :

Product Design
Furniture & Interior Design
Ceramic & Glass Design

Graphic Design
Animation Film Design
Film & Video Communication
Exhibition (Spatial) Design

Textile Design

Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD)

POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN DESIGN is 2 to 2½ year programme offered in the following specific areas of sectoral specialisation in 17 design programmes under the five faculties.

(Includes reserved categories)


Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent including those who will be appearing for the qualifying examinations during the academic year (2010-11) in the areas mentioned against each discipline are eligible to apply. Those applying for two programmes should send separate application form for each programme. One cannot apply for more than two PG Programmes. The medium of instruction for PG Programme at NID is English. Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2011.

Admission Procedure
All candidates fulfilling the requirements of minimum qualification and within the prescribed age limit will be called for the Entrance Test (PGDPD or GDPD) to be conducted at 11 centres — Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Nagpur. (NID reserves its right to cancel any of these centres).

Hall Ticket/ Call Letter will be posted by December 15, 2010. Those who do not receive the call letters by December 20, 2010 may get in touch with NID’s Admissions Cell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Admission is on the basis of NID’s method of selection, which extends beyond the students previous academic qualifications. The NID Admission Committee systematically seeks evidence of the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement and motivation essential for a challenging and satisfying design career. The objective of the tests and the interviews is to ascertain the above qualities. The tests at the various centres will consist of design aptitude tests. Based on scores obtained from these tests, shortlisting of candidates to be called for second phase will be done.

Design Aptitude Test for PGDPD (at all centres)
January 8, 2011, Saturday
National Entrance Exam for Design for GDPD (at all centres) January 9, 2011, Sunday

The second phase of the admission procedure will consist of studio tests followed by personal interviews at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar.

Tentative Dates of the Studio tests/ interviews
GDPD is scheduled from April 20 – 25, 2011
PGDPD is scheduled from April 20 – May 6, 2011

Call letters for this phase of the interview will be posted by March 25, 2011. This information will also be available on NID’s website All those candidates called for the second phase are required to attend the studio tests and interview, which completes the process of selection. The Admission Committee decides the procedures, grades and weight age every year.

The norms for the selection are the sole prerogative of the Admission Committee and the decision of the Admission Committee and the Management in any of the matters concerning the admission process and selection will be final. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the admission committee or its members, academic office bearers or management will lead to the automatic disqualification of the candidate(s).

If you have questions, please ask below


  1. nilanta says:

    how may a get nid hall ticket for 1st pgdpd 2011 -12 admisstion test at kolkata on 9th jan ?

  2. sujoy says:

    i could not rceive my hall ticket for 1st PGDPD 2011-12 admisstion test at kolkata on 9th jan?

  3. sujoy says:

    how to i get my admisstion hall ticket?

  4. kunal tulsyan says:

    I am in 12th and want to give NID entrance this year, but I have not taken the application form and now the papers are also over so what can I do?
    Please do suggest sumthing so that I dont have a year loss.

  5. Shelly says:

    sir,can i get 2011 admission procedures

  6. snigdha says:

    we have been searching for our results for the ugdp program 2011 but are unable to find it on any of your site s so please suggeest some suitable location to find our result.

  7. mankala subodh says:

    i wwnna join to an nid institute .i would like to kno the to get into it early

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