The National Institute of Design (NID) is premiere design school located in Ahmedabad (main campus), Gandhinagar, Bangalore (R&D) and Vijayawada (Graduate Diploma Programs in Design). NID Ahmedabad offers 4-year Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programs in faculties of Communication Design, Industrial Design and Textile, Apparel, Accessory and Lifestyle design. The Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Gandhinagar campuses also offers 2.5-year postgraduate Master of Design (M.Des) programs in 19 areas of specialisation.
Modules available at Institute
2 Year Course
Duration – 3 hrs / once a week
1 Year Course
Duration – 3 hrs / once a week
1 Month Course
Duration – 2 hrs / day
I. B.DES/GDPD: Qualifications-
(a) Students studying in or given 10+2 Exam.
(b) AICTE approved 3 years full time diploma after 10th std, offered by technical education of state board.
i. General category and overseas- is up to 20 years of age (before 30th June 2018)
ii. Indian National in Reserved Category, the age limit is 23 years.
iii. PwD category the age limit is 25 years.
II. M.DES: Qualifications-
(a) Bachelors degree- min. 4 years duration under 10+2.
(b) Bachelors degree – 3 years duration under 10+2.
(c) Full time diploma of 4 years in design/ fine arts/ Applied arts/ Architecture post 10+2.
(a)Upper Age limit is 33 years.
(b) OBC/SC/ST/NCL- upper age limit is also 33 years.
(c) PwD Reserved category – 35 years.
(d) NRI- 30 Years
Courses in NID
1. Bachelor of Design (B.Des.– 4 years) is offered only at NID- Ahmedabad. Following are the specialisations available.
2. Masters of Design (M.Des.– 2.5 years) is offered at NID- Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Gandhinagar.
3. Graduate Diploma Programme In Design (GDPD): 4 Year Diploma in GDPD is available in Kurukshetra, Vijayawada.
For B.Des,GDPD and M.Des
A. For DAT Exam:
Outline for beginners, Colour Terminology, Inspiration & Design Development, Mood, theme & colour inter – relationship Design Theory, Elements & Principles Of Design, Natural & Geometrical Form, Innovation in Design, Principles of Composition, Lettering, Optical Illusion, Understanding Light & Shade, Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions, Form & Function, Colour, Pattern & Texture, Theme Development, Creative thinking & writing, Picture Analysis, Visual Logic, Good Design vs. Bad Design, Drawing Fundamentals, Use of Measurements, Scale & proportions, Optical Illusion, Foreshortening & Perspective, Developing Themes & Colour Associations, Inspiration & Creativity, Ornaments & motifs, Memory Drawing, Usage of colour in Compositions, Expression & Emotion, Exercises on imagination, Lateral Thinking, Story pictures, Presentation Techniques, Imagination & Doodling, 3D Visualization, Graphics & Pictograms, Innovation & Creation, Design Awareness, Developing Observation.
Model Making, Doodling, How to evolve ideas, Audio-Visual Exercises, Material Manipulation, Creative Thinking exercise.
NID Study Material
Get Ideaa Institute of Design’s study material on NID Course.
For UG – DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. DAT Prelims evaluates candidates on abilities such as general knowledge, creativity, visualisation, analytical skills and comprehension skills. Based on the Prelims marks, a merit list for the Mains will be prepared.
The DAT Prelims is out of 100 marks and has two parts- MCQs (70 marks) and subjective questions (30 marks).
PHASE 1 :The DAT Prelims consists of two parts:
Part A: (Multiple-choice)—70 Marks. The DAT Prelims marks contribute 30 % and Mains contribute 70%This part has questions with one or more than one correct answer. The responses will be recorded on an OMR sheet and evaluated digitally.
Part B: (Subjective)— 30 Marks
The responses to be provided in visual and/or written formats.
PHASE 2 : Studio Test + Portfolio+ Interview.
The Studio test- 3 Hours—100 Marks
Part A- Observation test : Testing one’s presence of mind/ testing 5 senses and visualization. Followed by a number of tests. Part B- Doodling test : Sketching the half sketching lines to a complete scenario. Mixing and connecting visuals with each other and building connection in form of a story by adding titles to it.
Part C- Material Handling Test : How efficiently one can utilize the material in particular time frame. Best out of waste, wire armatures, clay models and theramacol forms. Followed by material and form manipulation tasks. Story Writing + Visualisation, Creative problem solving, Form Manipulation.
For B.Des/ GDPD- DAT Prelims- January, DAT Mains- May
For M.Des – DAT Prelims-January, DAT Mains- April
Other Colleges and their exams:
|College Name||Exam Type||Exam-Dates|
|School of Fashion technology||SOFT-CET-250 Marks||May|
|MIT School of Design||DAT + Interview + Studio test- 100 Marks||April, May|
|Symbiosis institute of Design||Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design(SEED)-150 Marks||May|
|United World Institute of Design||DAT + Interview + Studio test-100 Marks||February|
|Pearl Academy||General Proficiency (GPT) and DAT||April, June|
|Shrishti School of Design||SEAT- 100 Marks||April|
|DSK School of design||DAT + Interview + Studio test||June|
|Indian School of Design & Innovation||DAT + Interview + Studio test||June|
Drawing Material List to be bought by Students:
1. A4 Size Sketch book- 2 numbers ; 1 for Class-work, 1 For Home-work
2. Pencils: F,HB,H,2H,B,2B,3B,4B,6B,8B/9B
3. Colour Pencils- preferably DOMS, Water colours, Poster colours, Acrylic colours.
4. Rough quality paper.
Material provided by IID
2. Practice sketches for references
3. Question bank for each topic separately
4. Test Series after completion of course with proper guidance and comments
5. Previous year question papers