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National Institute of Design (NID) Aptitude Test 2017
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National Institute of Design (NID), Admissions 2017-2018

  
  
  
  
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National Institute of Design (NID) Aptitude Test 2017
Category : Design Admissions 2017
Published : On October 22, 2016 By Webindia123 Editor
 
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Important Dates

Last date for submitting online application 28 November 2016
Last date for submitting online application on payment of late fees (online payment via debit/ credit card only) 02 December 2016
Last date for submitting printed application forms accompanied with a demand draft (to be sent via speed post, registered post or courier) 02 December 2016
Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelims 20 December 2016
DAT Prelims Exam (M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD) 08 January 2017
DAT Mains Exam for overseas candidates (Both M.Des. and B.Des.) 09 January 2017 until 10 January 2017
Window to challenge DAT Prelims Part I answer keys (Online only) 18 January 2017 until 20 January 2017
Uploading final answer keys of DAT Prelims Part I (M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD) 27 January 2017
DAT Prelim results for M.Des. 07 February 2017
Download Admit Cards for DAT Mains for M.Des. 14 February 2017
DAT Prelim results for B.Des. and GDPD 28 February 2017
Download Admit Cards for DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD 07 March 2017
DAT Mains for M.Des. in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru* 13 March to 31 March 2017
DAT Mains for B.Des. and GDPD in Ahmedabad 15 May to 20 May 2017
Merit List 1 for M.Des 02 May 2017
Merit List 1 for B.Des. and GDPD 31 May 2017
 

The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad has invited application for an entrance test to be held on January for admission to its Designing Programmes for the year 2017-18

National Institute of Design (NID) is an ‘Institute of National Importance’ as per the NID Act 2014 as well as an autonomous institute under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. As per the NID Act (18 of 2014), the institute is a statutory authority empowered to award its own degrees—Masters of Design (M.Des.) of two-and-a-half years duration and Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) of four-year duration. The Institute is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

NID Vijayawada is an independent autonomous institute under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and offers four-year long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD).

NID Kurukshetra is an independent autonomous institute under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and offers four-year long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD).

Admission to all of the design courses will be granted on the basis of a two-stage competitive exam. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of candidates.

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be conducted at various test centres across India (See Section 7). Candidates should note that appearing for the DAT Prelims or being ranked in the shortlist does not guarantee automatic entitlement to admission.

Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims will be invited to appear for the Stage 2 DAT Main exams at one of NID’s campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru or Gandhinagar.

Programmes

Master of Design (M.Des.)
The two-and-a-half year long Master of Design (M.Des.) programme at NID is offered at its campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar.

Specializations offered in Ahmedabad campus :

Specializations offered in Bengaluru campus :

Specializations offered in Gandhinagar campus :

Eligibility Criteria :

Candidates applying for the M.Des. programme (any discipline) must fulfill the following criteria:

Age Limit:
Candidates upto 30 years of age on or before 30 June 2017 are eligible to apply (relaxable by three years for candidates belonging to reserved category).
Indian Nationals in the general category and candidates in overseas category born on or before 30 June 1987 are not eligible for admission.
Indian Nationals in reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD) born on or before 30 June 1984 are not eligible for admission.

Educational Qualification:
Applicants must either have appeared for (results awaited), passed, or will be appearing for any of the following degree examinations before July 2017:
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 (or more) system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India.
Diploma in design under the 10+2+4 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India.
OR
Applicants must either have appeared for (results awaited) or passed, before July 2016, a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system from any university or institute recognised by law in India.

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

The four-year-long Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programme is offered only at NID Ahmedabad in the following areas of specialisation:

Faculty of Industrial Design:
1. Ceramic & Glass Design (10 seats)
2. Furniture Design (10 seats)
3. Product Design (15 seats)
Faculty of Communication Design:
4. Animation Film Design (15 seats)
5. Exhibition Design (10 seats)
6. Film & Video Communication (10 seats)
7. Graphic Design (15 seats)
Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design:
8. Textile Design (15 seats)

Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)

The four-year-long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) is offered at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra in the following areas of specialisation:

  1. Industrial Design
  2. Communication Design
  3. Textile & Apparel Design

 

Eligibility Criteria :

Candidates applying for the M.Des. programme (any discipline) must fulfill the following criteria:

Age Limit:
Candidates upto 20 years of age on or before 30 June 2017 are eligible to apply (relaxable by three years for candidates belonging to reserved category).
Indian Nationals in the general category and candidates in overseas category born on or before 30 June 1977 are not eligible for admission.
Indian Nationals in reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD) born on or before 30 June 1994 are not eligible for admission.

Educational Qualification:
Applications for academic year 2017–18 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2016–17 from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.

Examinations considered equivalent to these are as follows:

HOW TO APPLY

Visit the official admissions website at www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps given there.

Test Centres for the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims:

The DAT Prelims will be conducted in the following cities in India:

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Panjim, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada.

Candidates applying under the Overseas category (supernumerary) for M.Des. and B.Des. programmes will be required to appear for their DAT Prelims in person, which will be followed by the DAT Mains, at NID Ahmedabad.

NID reserves the right to add or remove any test centre and allot a test centre that may not be of the candidate’s choice. A city may have more than one test centre. Any request for change of test centre will not be entertained.

More details can be available from institute website.

 
Contact Details
 Address  : National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 00
 Phone  : 079-2662 346
 Fax  : -
 Mobile  : -
 E-mail  : Contact I
 Website  : www.nid.edu

 

 




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