For the academic year
2013–2014, the last date for receiving the completed application forms at NID is November 2, 2012
Design aptitude test for GDPD (at all centres) JANUARY 20, 2013. SUNDAY
Design aptitude test for PGDPD (at all centres) JANUARY 19, 2013. SATURDAY
GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN DESIGN commences with a two semester rigorous Foundation Programme followed by 3 years of specialized studies in any of the disciplines offered.
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 the academic year 2012-13. Successful candidates shall be given admission to the academic programme, by the institute, subject to their passing the qualifying examinations. The medium of instruction at NID is English.
Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2013.
Allotment of the discipline of choice at the end of Foundation year is NOT guaranteed. Discipline allotment takes place only at the end of the first year (Foundation Programme), based purely on student's performance in the Foundation Programme and the number of seats available in desired discipline.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT MAIN CAMPUS, AHMEDABAD
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT R&D CAMPUS, BENGALURU
Information & Interface Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
The GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN DESIGN commences with a two semester rigorous Foundation Programme followed by 3 years of specialized studies in any of the disciplines offered in GDPD.
The one year Foundation Programme is geared towards developing values, perspectives, sensorial skills and aesthetic sensitivity essential for a designer in making. It introduces students to the fundamentals of design and helps develop ways of perception, understanding of multidisciplinary nature of design and relationship of design with human senses and emotions, culture, environment and ecology.
Basic design 'studio' courses are augmented by introductory studies in Science and Liberal Arts. This allows the students to develop a worldview, understanding of Indian milieu and the socio cultural context for Design to operate. The varied inputs over two semesters provide the necessary direction, stimuli, facilities and experience to foster creativity and thereby help each individual to discover their own identity and potential. The Foundation Programme is the basis on which the remaining design curriculum is built.
MAIN CAMPUS, AHMEDABAD
This 4-year intensive professional UG programme is offered in the following areas of specialisation at the Main Campus, Ahmedabad–
Projected Number of seats in GDPD: 100
(Includes reserved categories)
Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design is 2½ year programme offered in the following specific areas of sectoral specialisation in 17 design programmes under the five faculties.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT PG CAMPUS, GANDHINAGAR
Apparel Design (2½ years) 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)
New Media Design (2½ years) 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)
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, 2013.
PROJECTED NUMBER OF SEATS IN PGDPD: 245
(Includes reserved categories)