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National Institute of Design NID Ahmedabad Admissions 2024-2025


With a year-long design foundation studies that precedes eight undergraduates programmes; its nineteen postgraduate programmes, and a newly launched doctoral programme. NID’s professional educational programmes’ are designed not only to prepare students for practice in industry, but also for entrepreneurship.

The National Institute of Design (NID) is a design school in Ahmedabad with campuses in Gandhinagar and Bengaluru .

The other NIDs are in Kurukshetra (Haryana) , Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) and Jorhat (Assam) and National Institute of Design, Madhya Pradesh at Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh). The institute functions as an autonomous body under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.


Courses Offered


( B.Des.)

This is a four year programme which offers specialization in following areas:

  • Communication Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Textile, Apparel , Lifestyle & Accessory Design



Communication design has been categorized into 4 areas:

  • Film and Video Communication
  • Exhibition Design
  • Animation Film Design
  • Graphic Design



Industrial Design is categorized into 3 areas:

  • Ceramic and Glass Design
  • Furniture and Interior Design
  • Product Design




Eligibility Criteria


Age Limit:

 ● For Indian Nationals in General Category and General EWS Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2003 are eligible to apply for admission.

 ● For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBCNCL), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST): Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2000 are eligible to apply for admission.

 ● For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.

● For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2003 are eligible to apply for admission.


 Educational Qualification:

 Applications for academic year 2024-25 are open to candidates who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2023–24 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or equivalent.

Overseas Category (Supernumerary) candidates:

 Foreign citizens—candidates holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India only, are eligible to apply under the Overseas (supernumerary) category .In addition to the seats available for the B.Des. Programme, an additional 15% supernumerary seats are available for Overseas category candidates.


How to Apply


Step 1: Sign UP and Login

Step 2: Application Form

Step 3: Upload Documents

Step 4: Payment and Print


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Application Fee


General Rs.3000/

General- EWS Rs.3000/

OBC-NCL Rs.3000/

SC Rs.1500/- Rs.2250

ST Rs.1500/

 General-PwD Rs.1500/

Overseas (Supernumerary) Rs.5000/


Information Booklet 2024-25



Entrance Test Details (design aptitude test)


The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages:

 Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

 Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains


Test Centers for DAT Prelims


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

 Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada.

 *A city may have more than one test centre.


Important Dates


Last date for submitting online applications:  01 December 2023, 4:00PM

Edit Application : 05 December 2023 to 07 December 2023 04:00 PM

Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelims:   12 December 2023, 4:00PM

DAT Prelims Exam: Sunday,24 December 2023

DAT Prelims Result:  28 March 2024, 4:00PM

DAT Mains Exam: 27 April 2024 to 28 April 2024

DAT Mains Result: 21 May 2024, 4:00PM