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National Institute of Design-Design Aptitude Test(NID-DAT)

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The Government of India with the assistance of the Ford Foundation and the Sarabhai family established the National Institute of Industrial Design, as it was originally called as an autonomous all-India body in September 1961 at Ahmedabad. Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira were played a major role in the establishment and early years of NID. Gautam Sarabhai sidestepped the accepted wisdom and conventional method of education . He revived the philosophy of the Bauhaus design movement which was learning by doing. This unique curriculum and revolutionary educational philosophy remain part of NID to the present day.
Today the National Institute of Design is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions for Industrial, Communication, Textile and IT Integrated (Experiential) Design. It is an autonomous institution under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and is recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.
National Institute of Design offers professional education programmes at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level with five faculty streams and 18 diverse design domains. NID has established exchange programmes and ongoing pedagogic relationships with over 50 overseas institutions. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.
The Professional Education at NID has both UG and PG Programmes— Graduate Diploma Programme in
Design (GDPD) of 4 years duration for students after 10+2 or equivalent like AISSCE/ IB/ ISC, and the Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) of 2 years duration for graduates from various domains
specific to each discipline.
Every year NID conducts Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for addmission to Graduate Diploma Programme in
Design (GDPD) and Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) courses separately.

Important dates and Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)
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/ ISC during academic year 2013-14.
Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved category) as on 01. June. 2014. For General Category: The candidates born before 01. June. 1994 are not eligible. For Reserved Category: The candidates born before 01. June. 1991 are not eligible.

Eligibility Criteria for the Postgraduate progammes (PGDPD)
Candidates having a Bachelor's degree or equivalent including those who will be appearing for the qualifying examinations during the academic year (2012-13) in the areas mentioned against each discipline are eligible to apply. Successful candidates shall be given admission to the academic programme, by the institute, subject to their passing the qualifying examinations. Those applying for two programmes should send separate application forms along with two separate sets of documents for each programme. One cannot apply for more than two PG Programmes. The medium of instruction at NID is English.
Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2014.
For General Category: The candidates born before 01. June. 1984 are not eligible.
For Reserved Category: The candidates born before 01. June. 1981 are not eligible.
 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR programmes Offered at main Campus, Ahmedabad
Product Design
Degree in Design, Engineering / Technology or Architecture,
OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
Furniture & Interior Design
Degree in Design / Engineering / Technology or Architecture,

OR Diploma in Interior Design or Craft Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Ceramic & Glass Design

Degree in Design / Fine Arts / Engineering / Technology / Architecture or Interior Design,
OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Graphic Design

  • Degree in any discipline,
    OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Animation Film Design

    Degree in any discipline,
    OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Film & Video Communication

    Degree in any discipline,
    OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Textile Design

    Degree in Design / Textiles / Fashion / Accessory / Knitwear / Interior / Fine Arts or Architecture,
    OR Diploma in Handloom Technology / Textile Technology (under 10+2+3yr/4yr)
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR programmes Offered at PG Campus, Gandhinagar

Transportation &
Automobile Design

Degree in Industrial Design / Engineering / Technology / Architecture or Interior Design,
OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Toy & Game Design

Degree in any discipline,
OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Photography Design

Degree in any discipline,
OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Apparel Design

Degree in Design (Textiles/Fashion/Accessory/ Knitwear/Interior) / Engineering / Technology / Fine Arts or Architecture,
OR Diploma in Handloom Technology / Textile Technology (under 10+2+3yr/4yr)

Lifestyle Accessory Design

Degree in Design / Engineering / Technology / Architecture or Fine Arts,
OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

New Media Design

Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science and Applications, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Strategic Design Management

Degree in Design / Engineering / Technology / Fine Arts / Architecture / Interior Design or Planning,
OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR programmes Offered at R&D Campus, Bengaluru

Information Design

Degree in Design / Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Fine Arts / Music / Computer Science / Electronics or Visual Communications,
OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Interaction Design

Degree in Design / Engineering / Technology / Architecture or Fine Arts,
OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Design for Retail Experience

Degree in any discipline,
OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

 


Application Fee and Mode of Payment

The Application Form may be downloaded from our website admissions.nid .edu.
The completed application forms may be posted to NID/handed over physically with supporting documents and Demand Draft of Rs. 1,500/- (Demand Draft of Rs. 750/- for Reserved Categories) drawn on any nationalized bank in favour of ‘National Institute of Design’ payable at Ahmedabad.

Details

Design aptitude test for PGDPD,JANUARY 11, 2014. SATURDAY.
Design aptitude test for GDPD, JANUARY 12, 2014. SUNDAY.

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