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NID Gandhinagar Admission 2024: Application, Eligibility, Fee & Selection Criteria

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NID Gandhinagar Admission Process 2024

National Institute of Design (NID) Gandhinagar is an autonomous institute under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. It is also known as the PG campus of NID where students can pursue postgraduate and research-level programmes. The institute is currently offering full-time residential MDes courses. NID Gandhinagar admission is made on the basis of the candidate's performance in the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) - prelims and mains. To apply, candidates need to fill out the application form available on the website and send it through courier to the main campus in Ahmedabad along with self-attested documents of the academic record.

NID Gandhinagar Admission 2024: Eligibility & Selection

For NID Gandhinagar course admissions, candidates must check the eligibility requirements before filling out the admission form. The institute holds the right to cancel admission if a candidate is found to be ineligible at any stage of the admission process. Tabulated below is the offered programme along with the eligibility and selection details:

Course Eligibility Criteria Selection Criteria
MDes A valid bachelor's degree of a minimum four years duration or equivalent from a recognised university. Additionally, the applicant should have been born on or after Jul 1, 1992. NID DAT 2024

Read more about NID Gandhinagar courses, NID MDes handbook 2024-25.

NID Gandhinagar Admission Process 2024

The NID Gandhinagar admission process involves multiple stages such as online registration, appearing for the exam, cutoff list and seat allotment. For the candidate's reference, the step-by-step procedure is explained below:

STEP 1: NID Gandhinagar Application Process 2024

The design institute applications via online mode. Hence, the eligible candidates can apply by visiting the NID official website. All the details in the application form shall be filled out carefully and as per the official documents. The correct contact details should be provided during registration as all the updates shall be communicated through the submitted phone number and mail only.

STEP 2: Entrance Exam

After the application procedure, aspirants need to take the NIT DAT MDes exam. It is a national-level examination, which is conducted across 22 cities in India. Candidates should solve NIT DAT question papers to practice before the exam.

STEP 3: Declaration of Result

In the next step, a cutoff list is released by the institute. It mentions the minimum qualifying score required for admission to an MDes programme at NID Gandhinagar.

STEP 4: Release of Provisional Offer Letter

Candidates with a score equal to or more than the cutoff marks are then issued provisional offer letters.

STEP 5: Final Seat Allotment & Fee Payment

Candidates further have to take part in the subsequent allotment rounds carried out by the institute. After the final seat allotment, candidates have to pay the full fees. Furthermore, candidates need to report to the respective campus for physical verification of documents.

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Q:   Can I get admission in NID Gandhinagar without entrance exam?

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As per the information available online, NID Gandhinagar admissions are entrance-based. Hence, direct admission is not offered to the candidates. Candidates seeking admission to MDes programmes have to appear for the DAT prelims and DAT mains. The institute shortlist candidates for the Mains based on score in prelims. Further, in the Mains exam, candidates have to take the studio test followed by an interview round.

 

Q:   What has been the cutoff trends for NID Gandhinagar M.Des course in the last few years?

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National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar accepts M.Des. DAT entrance test scores for admission to the M.Des course. NID Gandhinagar cutoff 2023 is not available on a public domain, students who appeared for the NID DAT exam can login using their credentials to view the cutoff result. However, the NID Gandhinagar M.Des cutoff for 2021 ranged between 82.76 and 85.51 for the General All India category students. For the year 2019, the M.Des cutoff ranged between 77.5 and 88.89

Candidates can refer to the table given below to check out the NID Gandhinagar past year trend for the M.Des courses for the General All India category students:  

M.Des Specialisation20192021
M.Des. in Apparel Design87.88– / –
M.Des. in Lifestyle Accessory Design88.89– / –
M.Des. in New Media Design81.97– / –
M.Des. in Photography Design– / –82.76
M.Des. in Strategic Design Management89.61– / –
M.Des. in Toy and Game Design77.5– / –
M.Des.3 in Transportation and Automobile Design– / –85.51
 

Q:   How can I get admission in NID Gandhinagar for MDes course?

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NID Gandhinagar MDes course admission is a multi-step process. The admission procedure begins with the exam online registration and ends with the final seat allotment and fee payment along with physical document verification. The admission stages are also explained below for the candidates reference:

STEP 1: In the first step, candidates need to complete the NID exam application form. The applications are accepted by the institute in online mode.

STEP 2: Candidates who applied successfully need to appear for the NID DAT entrance test. The national-level examination is conducted across 22 cities in India.

STEP 3: The results are declared after the exam is conducted successfully. NID may list cutoff list as well with the minimum score required for MDes admission. 

STEP 4: Candidates with a score equal to or more than the cutoff are allotted provisional offer letters. These candidates can then take part in counselling/seat allotment procedure.

STEP 5: In the last step of the admission procedure, subsequent allotment rounds are carried out by the institute. After the seats are allotted, candidates are asked to pay the full course fees. Then the selected candidates will have to report at the respective NID campus for the physical verification of documents.

 

Q:   What is the seat intake for M.Des at NID Gandhinagar?

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The total seat intake for M.Des at NID Gandhinagar is 347 seats, divided among the following disciplines:

  • Apparel Design (M.Des.) - 19 Seats
  • Lifestyle Accessory Design (M.Des.) - 19 Seats
  • Textile Design (M.Des.) - 19 Seats
  • Film and Video Communication (M.Des.) - 19 Seats
  • Graphic Design (M.Des.) - 19 Seats
  • Animation Film Design (M.Des.) - 19 Seats
  • Photography Design (M.Des.) - 19 Seats
  • Transportation & Automobile Design (M.Des.) - 37 Seats
  • Product Design (M.Des.) - 37 Seats
  • Interaction Design (M.Des.) - 37 Seats
  • Strategic Design Management (M.Des.) - 36 Seats

 

 

NID Gandhinagar MDes Admission 2024

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DatesUpcoming Events
27 Apr '24 - 28 Apr '24
NID DAT 2024 (Mains) Exam - B.Des
30 Apr '24
NID DAT 2024 (Mains) Exam - M.Des Result
30 Apr '24 - 2 May '24
NID DAT 2024 (Mains) Exam - M.Des Result Re-check window
30 Apr '24 - 14 May '24
NID DAT 2024 Seat Allotment, Fee Payment, Doc. Upload (M.Des)
21 May '24
NID DAT 2024 (Mains) Exam - B.Des Result
DatesPast Events
15 Apr '24
NID DAT 2024 (Mains) - Issue of Admit Card for B.Des
4 Apr '24
NID DAT Result 2024 (Prelims) - B.Des
4 Mar '24 - 4 Apr '24
NID DAT 2024 (Mains) Exam - M.Des
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Q:   Who is eligible for MDes course admission at NID Gandhinagar?

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A candidate seeking admission to a NID Gandhinagar MDes course must fulfil the criteria mentioned below:

  • Bachelor's degree of at least four years duration in any stream from a recognised university. 
  • Pass in graduation and only candidates born on or after 1 July 1991 are eligible to apply for admission to the General Category and EWS Category. Only Indians born after 1 July 1988 may apply for admission if they belong to the Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBCNCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST).
 

Q:   What is the fees for NID Gandhinagar MDes programme?

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There are multiple components included in the total course fee, such as tuition fee, hostel fees, security deposit, and more. The NID Gandhinagar MDes fee component along with the amount is mentioned below:

Fee ComponentAmount
Tuition feesINR 9.97 lakh
Hostel feesINR 87,500
 

Q:   When will the NID DAT 2024 Prelims exam be conducted?

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The National Institute of Design (NID) will conduct the DAT Prelims exam on December 24, 2023.

The candidate needs to report for the exam at 8 am. Gates closing time is 9.30 am. 

The B.Des exam will be held from 10 am - 1 pm; meanwhile, the M.Des exam will be held from 10 am - 12.30 am.

The DAT Prelims for the B.Des programme will be conducted in a paper-and-pencil/pen mode. The question paper may  incude both textual and visual questions. Other details like duration of the exam, marking scheme, etc. will be published in the DAT Prelims admit card.

The DAT Prelims exam for the M.Des programme will be conducted offline and include a mix of objective and subjective questions. The paper will have a total of 100 questions.

Q:   What is the NID Gandhinagar seat reservation policy for MDes course?

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National Institute of Design has around 347 across campuses for MDes programme. The seat count varies from one specialisation to another. Mentioned below is the NID Gandhinagar MDes seat count (specialisation-wise): 

Courses

Seats

MDes in New Media Design

22

MDes in Toy and Game Design

14

MDes in Lifestyle Accessory Design

22

MDes in Apparel Design

22

MDes in Photography Design

22

 

 
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NID Gandhinagar Application Process 2024

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Q:   Will there be a window to edit or make corrections to submitted NID application form 2024?

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Yes, the candidate was given an opportunity to edit the submitted application form. The NID application form 2024 correction window was open from December 8 (12 noon) to December 10 (4 pm), 2023.

Using the edit option, the candidate could edit all information except the following:

  • Name of the Candidate

  • Date of Birth

  • Registered Mobile Number 

  • Registered Email ID

Also note that if the candidate changed his or her applied category, then any applicable additional application form fees had to be paid by the candidate. Further, no refund of excess fees was made in the case of any category change.

 

Q:   How can I fill the NID DAT application form? Also, what is the exam fee?

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The NID that 2023 application form is now closed. To fill the form, the candidate had to follow these steps: Get registered - The candidate had to get registered using their email id and mobile number. Log-in and fill the form - Next fill in all the necessary sections in the form - academic, personal, and contact details. Also, select an exam centre of your choice. Upload documents - Follow the specified format and specification when uploading documents like photograph and signature. Pay the exam fee to complete the application process. The NID that 2023 fee is Rs. 3000 for open, and Rs. 1500 for reserved-category candidates. Note that the late fees is 50% more than the NID 2023 application fee.
 

Q:   What details and documents are required to fill the NID application form?

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While filling out the NID application form, candidates have to enter their personal, academic, and personal information. They are also required to upload a photograph and signature, and caste Certificate if applicable. In case of candidates seeking admission under reserved categories, they also need to upload a category Certificate. PwD category candidates will also have to upload the relevant Certificate.

The category and PwD certificates should be in PDF format and max 2 MB.

Meanwhile, the photograph and signature should in JPG/JPEG format and within 75-100 KB.

 

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Placements: Placements are good here but maybe depend on how you approach it. Apart from the retrace, normally the graduates pitch their projects to the companies for a better placement offer. The market is quite vast for SDM, one can go in any interest line and get into a good profile. People do either internship during summer or work vastly on self projects with constant guidance from faculty members.
Infrastructure: Infrastructure is mostly basic and good. We don't require a lot of machines or devices to carry out, so simple classrooms with good furnitures is what SDM studio looks like. Hostel accommodation is available, you could opt to stay outside in a flat. Food in mess is very good. Good enough sport facilities are available.
Faculty: Faculty members here are very good with a commendable industry experience. We have various guest faculty members too, to add on to our course. Teaching methods are quite innovative and encourages a lot of interaction. Course curriculum is vast and wide spread, with good inputs from various industry visits. Student-faculty ratio is about 5:1.
Other: Campus is one of the best, secluded, well maintained, open and quite. Away from the crowd, yet all amenities are available very near. Hostel and food is very nice. Hostel is in sharing basis, beds of 2 or 3.
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Placements: Placement of my batch is excellent. Almost 20% of the student got placement. Hyundai, Tata Mahindra, Wolkswagen are the companies where students got placed with an average salary package of 6 LPA.
Infrastructure: Classrooms have brilliant facilities like Wi-Fi for all the students. Library is amazing. Cricket and football ground is magnificent. Hockey, basketball, etc. games are played. Medical facilities are available like first step treatment.
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NID Gandhinagar Admission 2024 FAQs

Q:   Which courses are offered by the NID Gandhinagar?

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NID Gandhinagar offers full-time residential two-and-a-half-year MDes courses. The PG course is offered to students across seven disciplines. Admission to the course is entrance-based. Aspirants shall check the eligibility criteria carefully before applying for the course.

 

Q:   Is the NID that exam very difficult to crack?

A: 
Yes, the National Institute of Design NID Entrance Exam is considered to be a challenging and competitive exam to crack. It requires a combination of creative skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. However, with proper preparation, dedication, and practice, it is possible to crack the NID Entrance Exam.
 

Q:   What has been the cutoff trends for NID Gandhinagar M.Des course in the last few years?

A: 

National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar accepts M.Des. DAT entrance test scores for admission to the M.Des course. NID Gandhinagar cutoff 2023 is not available on a public domain, students who appeared for the NID DAT exam can login using their credentials to view the cutoff result. However, the NID Gandhinagar M.Des cutoff for 2021 ranged between 82.76 and 85.51 for the General All India category students. For the year 2019, the M.Des cutoff ranged between 77.5 and 88.89

Candidates can refer to the table given below to check out the NID Gandhinagar past year trend for the M.Des courses for the General All India category students:  

M.Des Specialisation20192021
M.Des. in Apparel Design87.88– / –
M.Des. in Lifestyle Accessory Design88.89– / –
M.Des. in New Media Design81.97– / –
M.Des. in Photography Design– / –82.76
M.Des. in Strategic Design Management89.61– / –
M.Des. in Toy and Game Design77.5– / –
M.Des.3 in Transportation and Automobile Design– / –85.51
 

Q:   When will list of exam centers for NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) be released for M.Des program?

A: 

The National Institute of Design (NID) has released the admission hanbooks for the B.Des and M.Des courses. It contains the list of exam cities for DAT Prelims exam for each course.

As per information given in the M.Des Admission Handbook, the DAT Prelims exam in the following cities - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada.

The candidate can select their choice of exam city when filling out the NID DAT 2024 application form. 

 
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Answered 2 months ago

The last date to apply for NID DAT 2024 with regular fee is December 1; with late fees, application will be accepted up to December 3.

Admission is based on a weightage given to results of both the Prelims and the Mains examinations. NID Prelim exams generally happen in the last week of December / Fi

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Best NID Courses 2024 at NID Gandhinagar (For M.Des Courses)

Toy and Game Design [12 Seats]

Apparel Design & Merchandising [19 Seats]

Life Accessory Design [19 Seats]

New Media Design [19 Seats]

Strategic Design Management [19 Seats]

Photography Design [19 Seats]

Transportation & Automobile Design [19 Seat

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Dr. Uma Sinha

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Answered 2 months ago

The NID Gandhinagar and NID Ahmedabad are in one state, they both are managed by the same government of India. The IIRF rank of NID Gandhinagar is 17 and IIRF rank of NID Ahmedabad is 1. You can get the similarities in infrastructure and extracurricular activities likes fest, events, and expos .

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Purnik parisha

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Yes, the overall tuition fees for the BDes programme at NID Gandhinagar is approximately INR 4,64,120 per year. This includes tuition, hostel fees, and other miscellaneous expenses. The tuition fees for an MDes programme at NID Gandhinagar is approximately INR 17,500 per semester.

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Both institutes are the top most institutes in India. NID Ahmedabad has higher IIRF rank and it is top most design institute with higher employment percentage and other factors. Here are some information about the institute:

  • The average package of NID Ahmedabad in academic year 2023 is INR 17-18 LPA
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