NID Gandhinagar Admission 2023: Application, Eligibility, Fee & Selection Criteria ,

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What's new at NID Gandhinagar? Applications for admission to BDes MDes for the academic year 2023-24 are now closed.

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 PG campus of NID where students can pursue postgraduate and research-level programmes.

NID Gandhinagar Admission 2023

NID Gandhinagar MDes admission is done on the basis of candidate’s performance in Design Aptitude Test (DAT)- prelims and mains. To apply, candidates need to fill 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 Entrance Exam 2022 will be conducted on January 2. The NID 2022 application form has been released. Candidates can fill the NID application form latest by November 30. Check more details here. Stay tuned to this page for MORE UPDATES on NID Gandhinagar admission 2022.

NID Gandhinagar Admission Dates 2023

DatesPast Events

18 May '23 -

31 May '23

NID DAT 2023 Mains Result (M.Des) - Payment of fee and uploading of documents

25 May '23 -

31 May '23

NID DAT 2023 Counseling - Seat Allotment, Fee Payment & Document Upload

19 May '23 -

22 May '23

NID DAT 2023 Counseling - Submission of campus preference

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National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar Admission Cutoff 2023

NID Gandhinagar BDes, GDPD Cut Off 2021 for NID Entrance Exam: Year-Wise percentile

NID Gandhinagar MDes Admission 2023

NID Gandhinagar offers MDes in seven specialisations of which candidates can select up to two. For final selection, candidates are required to clear the two-stage DAT exam. For a single specialisation, the exam duration will be two and a half hours and in case of two specialisations, the DAT exam duration is four and a half hours.

  • Candidates belonging to General and General EWS category must be born on or after July 1, 1990
  • Candidates from OBC-NCL, SC and ST category must be born on or after July 1, 1987

In addition to the age criteria, candidates need to fulfil the academic eligibility as mentioned below:



Eligibility Criteria

Apparel Design

Candidates need to hold a bachelor's degree in any stream from a recognised university. Candidates with a full-time diploma of minimum of four years in Design, Fine Arts, Applied Arts or Architecture from a recognised university can also apply.

Lifestyle Accessory Design

Strategic Design Management

Check all MDes Specialisations, Fees and Student Reviews

NID Gandhinagar PhD Admission 2023

Students can pursue PhD from NID Gandhinagar in full-time (3 years) or part-time mode (5 years). The final selection involves clearing Design Research Test (DRT) and interview. DRT-qualified candidates need to appear for a presentation and interview at NID Ahmedabad or Gandhinagar. The table below mentions the eligibility criteria for PhD:


Eligibility Criteria


Master’s degree in the relevant field from a recognised university or BDes/Diploma/PG Diploma/ four-year school leavers’ professional education programme diploma in design

Note: Candidates applying on the basis of BDes, diploma, PG diploma or four-year school leavers’ professional education programme diploma in design need to have three years of professional or teaching experience.

NID Gandhinagar Application Process 2023

NID follows a different application process for MDes and PhD programme. Application forms of both programmes can be filled in the online mode.

NID Gandhinagar MDes Application Process 2023

NID Gandhinagar application process is an online process and the application fee goes upto Rs 4000 depending on the disciplines a candidate selects and the category they belong to. To fill the online application form, candidates need to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: You need to register themselves or sign up on the official admission website of NID ( For this, you need to enter a valid email address and mobile number.

Step 2: Login to the account with the mobile number and email id through which you have registered.

Step 3: Fill personal and educational details correctly and click on ‘save and proceed’ to go to the next section.

Step 4: Upload the asked documents— a recent passport-size coloured photograph between 60 and 100 KB size; scanned signature not exceeding 100 KB; caste certificate issued by a competent authority not exceeding 150 KB.

All the above-mentioned documents must be in jpg/jpeg format.

Step 5: After uploading all documents, click on ‘save and proceed’ to pay the application fee online (debit/credit card) or offline (demand draft). You may also click on ‘save and exit’ to complete the form at a later date or time.

In case candidates of offline fee payment, you need to send a demand draft and a printout of the application form in an envelope at the below-mentioned address—

The Project Manager–CMS

All India Management Association

Management House, 15 Link Road,

Lajpat Nagar Part 3, New Delhi 110 024

NID Gandhinagar MDes Application Fee 2023

The application fee for all categories and choice of disciplines is mentioned below:


1 Discipline

2 Disciplines




General- EWS









General- EWS-PwD


















NID Gandhinagar PhD Application Process 2023

The application form for PhD programme is available online and students can follow the steps mentioned below to fill the application form:

Step 1: Visit the PhD link of NID at to fill the application form. Please note that the website for PhD admissions is different from the main website.

Step 2: Once you get the application form, fill the basic details— name, DOB, gender, address, mobile number and email. On completion, NID will send an email, which you are advised to save for future reference.

Step 3: After receiving the confirmation mail, you need to pay the application fee of Rs 5,000 if they belong to General category and Rs 2,500 if you belong to SC, ST or PwD category.

Step 4: To complete the application process, you need to send the application form with self-attested physical copies of all supporting documents mentioned above in a single envelope to the following address:

PhD Admissions

National Institute of Design

Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007

Note: You need to write “PhD Application” clearly on the envelope.

Documents needed to be submitted along with PhD application form:

  • Research proposal of 2,000-3,000 words as a hard copy
  • Recommendation letter from three referees
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the employer
  • Candidates applying under the SC and ST categories are required to upload their valid Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India
  • Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category are required to submit their valid Disability Certificate issued by a competent medical authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India
  • Two recent passport-size photographs. These must be coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs taken via mobile phone and other kinds of self-composed portraits will not be accepted

NID Gandhinagar Seat Reservation 2023

NID Gandhinagar follows the seat reservation policy set by the Government of India. The table below specifies the reservation criteria for MDes:

Category of Students (Reservation in %)

Disciplines with 19 Seats Each

Disciplines with 12 Seats Each

Gen-EWS (10%)



OBC-NCL (27%)



SC (15%)



ST (7.5%)



For PhD, 10 seats are reserved as per the policy of Government of India.

NID Gandhinagar Seat Intake 2023

The intake for MDes is a sum total of the seats offered for every specialisation of the course. The specialisation-wise MDes seat intake is mentioned below—


Seat Intake

Apparel Design


Lifestyle Accessory Design


Strategic Design Management


New Media Design


Photography Design


Toy and Game Design


Transportation and Automobile Design


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Swastika Dash | M.Des. in Strategic Design Management - Batch of 2018
Reviewed on 19 Mar 2018
Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
Best design school for post graduate studies.

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 s...

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VIVEK RAUT | M.Des. in Transportation and Automobile Design - Batch of 2017
Reviewed on 12 Mar 2018
Placements 5 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 3
Outstanding infrastructure, well qualified teachers and facilities are amazing.

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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