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NID (National Institute of Design) Entrance Examination : Programmes & Eligibility

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Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)

Eligibility : 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.
Age Limit : Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for SC/ST candidates) as on 1st June of the year of admission.

GDPD is a 4-year intensive professional UG programme is offered in the following three Faculty streams

 •  Industrial Design: 
        Product Design
        Furniture and Interior Design
        Ceramic & Glass Design 
 •  Communication Design:
        Graphic Design
        Animation Film Design
        Film & Video Communication
        Exhibition Design Textile and
 •  Apparel Design:
        Textile Design

Post - Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD)

Eligibility : Eligibility criteria are mentioned against each discipline. Diploma holders from premier specialized institutions may be considered on par with Bachelor’s Degree in certain cases. Those applying for more than one programme should send in separate application forms. One cannot apply for more than two Programmes.
Age Limit : Upper age limit for candidates is 27 years (relaxable by 3 years for SC/ST candidates) as on on 1st June of the year of admission. Candidates with work experience after graduation will be preferred. Age relaxation upto 3 years for general candidates with relevant work experience may also be considered.

2 to 2½ years PGDPD programme is offered in the following specific areas of specialisation in 15 design disciplines under the five faculties.

 •  Industrial Design 
Product Design
Eligibility : B.Tech, B.E.(Mech./Mechatronics),B.Arch. 
        Furniture & Interior Design
        Eligibility : B.Tech/B.E. (Civil Engg.), B.Arch Interior Design
        Ceramic & Glass Design
Eligibility : B.Arch, B.F.A.,Ceramic & Glass Design/Technology, Graduates in other disciplines with experience in Ceramic & Glass related fields.
        Toy Design & Development
        Eligibility : B.E. /B.Tech./ BCA/ BIT/ B.Arch./Interior Design / BFA/ Applied Arts/ Child development/ Therapy, or graduates with certain experience in allied areas. 
        Transportation & Automobile Design
        Eligibility : B.Tech/B.E.(Automobile/Mechanical/ Mechatronics)/ B.Arch, Product Design from reputed Institutes/Design School in India and/or Abroad  
 •  Textile and Apparel Design 
Textile Design
        Eligibility : B.F.A., Applied Arts, Textile/Handloom Technology, Textile/Knitwear/ Fashion Design / Home Science with Textile & Clothing.
        Apparel Design & Merchandising
Eligibility : B.F.A., Applied Arts, Textile/ Knitwear/ Fashion Design or graduates in Merchandising or any other disciplines with proven proficiency in drawing and garment construction/presentation. 
        Lifestyle Accessory Design
Eligibility : B.F.A., Applied Arts, Design, B.Arch, Interior Design, Accessory Design and relevant disciplines in Technology / Engineering.
 •  Communication Design
        Graphic Design
        Eligibility : B.F.A., Applied Arts, B.Arch., Interior Design, Graduates with experience in Graphic Design. 
        Animation Film Design
Eligibility : B.F.A., Applied Arts, Design, B.Arch., Communication Media Film & TV, Mass Media, Graduates with experience in Animation Industry. 
        Film & Video Communication
        Eligibility : Humanities, Arts, Visual Communication, Mass Media or graduates in any other discipline with relevant work experience.   
 •  IT Integrated Design
        New Media Design
Eligibility : B.F.A., Applied Arts, B.Tech, ,BIT, B.Arch, Visual Communication, Mass Media, BSc. Computer Science, BCA, (Knowledge of Scripting, Authoring & Graphic tools essential). 
        Software & User Interface Design
        Eligibility : B E (computer Science), B.Arch., BFA, B.Tech (Ele.), B.I.T., Applied Psychology, Accessory Design with relevant work experience. 
        Information & Digital Design
        Eligibility : B.Tech./B.I.T./ B.E. (CS) / B.Arch., BFA (Visual Communication/ Painting), Applied Arts, BIT, BCA, BSc (Computer Science/ Statistics/ Maths), Mass Media, Cognitive Psychology (knowledge of scripting and graphic tools essential) with relevant work experience.
 •  Design Management   
Strategic Design Management
        Eligibility : Any recognised 3-year Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, Humanities, Science or a 4-year degree in Engineering, Technology, etc. with work experience of minimum 2 years in a design/design related organisation  

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