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National Institute of Design is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions for Industrial, Communication, Textile and IT Integrated (Experiential) Design. It is an autonomous institution under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and is recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.
design aptitude test for GDPD

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LAST DATE FOR RECEIVING COMPLETED FORMS AT NID

NOVEMBER 21, 2011 MONDAY JANUARY 7, 2012 SATURDAY


design aptitude test for PGDPD

JANUARY 8, 2012 SUNDAY

NIDs vision is to emerge as a global leader in Design Education and Research and become a torchbearer for innovative design directions in the industry, commerce and development sectors. NIDs transdisciplinary environment consisting of 17 diverse design domains helps in creating innovative and holistic eco-system for design learning.

In the knowledge economy of the 21st century, NID is focusing on:


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educational and research excellence through SEED (System for Educational Excellence in Design) in a learner centric NID way. mind to market infrastructure so that students ideas can reach the market place. depth and penetration of design by introducing sector specific educational programmes addressing the needs of designers in key sectors of economy and growth industries. design research in a trans-disciplinary context for creating IPR resulting in breakthrough design innovations. the breaking of boundaries between products, services and experiences and creating innovative approaches to design education.

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R&D CAMPUS, BENGALURU National Institute of Design, #12, HMT Link Road, Off Tumkur Road, Bengaluru 560 022 Phone: +91-80-2337 3006 / 2337 3276 Fax: +91-80-2337 3086

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME

NID offers professional education programmes at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level with five faculty streams and 17 diverse design domains. NID has established exchange programmes and ongoing pedagogic relationships with over 50 overseas institutions. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.

Having entered the 6th decade of design excellence, NID has been active as an autonomous institute under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India; in education, applied research, service and advanced training in five faculty streams, Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Design, IT Integrated (Experiential) Design and Interdisciplinary Design Studies. NID offers a wide spectrum of design domains while encouraging transdisciplinary design projects. NID is a unique institution with many problem-solving capabilities, depths of intellect and a time-tested creative educational culture in promoting design competencies and setting standards of design education. The rigorous development of the designers skills and knowledge through a process of hands on-minds on is what makes the difference.

The overall structure of NIDs programme is a combination of theory, skills, design projects and field experiences supported by cutting edge design studios, skill & innovation labs and the Knowledge Management Centre. Sponsored design projects are brought into the classroom to provide professional experience. Interdisciplinary design studies in Science and Liberal Arts widen the students horizons and increase general awareness of contemporary issues. A unique feature of NIDs design education programme is the openness of its educational culture and environment where students from different faculties and design domains interact with each other in a seamless manner. The benefit of learning in such a trans-disciplinary context is immeasurable.

The Professional Education at NID has both UG and PG Programmes Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) of four years duration for students after 10+2 or equivalent like AISSCE/ IB/ ISC, and the Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) of 2 years duration for graduates from various domains specific to each discipline.

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN DESIGN (GDPD)


MAIN CAMPUS, AHMEDABAD This 4-year intensive professional UG programme is offered in the following areas of specialisation from the Main Campus, Ahmedabad FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Product Design, Furniture & Interior Design, Ceramic & Glass Design FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN Graphic Design, Animation Film Design, Film & Video Communication, Exhibition (Spatial) Design FACULTY OF TEXTILE, APPAREL AND LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN Textile Design

The GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN DESIGN commences with a two semester rigorous Foundation Programme followed by 3 years of specialised studies in any of the disciplines offered in GDPD. The Foundation Programme is geared to assist in developing values, attitudes, sensorial skills and aesthetic sensitivity necessary for specialisation in design. It introduces students to the fundamentals of design and orients students to thinking of design as a creative problem solving process. It helps develop an evolved design perception and attitude, understanding of multidisciplinary nature of design and relationship of design with environment, culture, human senses and emotions. Basic design studio courses are augmented by introductory studies in Science and Liberal Arts, to develop world view and understanding of Indian milieu. It helps enrich conceptual thinking, insight for design concerns; design processes and prepares one to start thinking about eventual solutions. It aspires to create an awareness of the changing environment by constantly relating the students learning to real life situations. It provides the necessary direction, stimuli, facilities and experience to foster creativity and thereby help each individual to discover their own identity and potential. The Foundation Programme is the basis on which the remaining design curriculum is built.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GDPD 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/ ISC. Successful candidates shall be given admission to the academic programme, by the institute, subject to their passing the qualifying examinations. The medium of instruction at NID is English. Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2012.

Projected Number of seats in GDPD: 100 (Includes reserved categories)


Details about GDPD disciplines: From page 6 to 13

Allotment of the discipline of choice at the end of Foundation year is NOT guaranteed. Discipline allotment takes place only at the end of the first year (Foundation Programme), based purely on student's performance in the Foundation Programme and the number of seats available in desired discipline. (Please refer page no. 25 for Number of Seats)

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Candidates having a Bachelors degree or equivalent including those who will be appearing for the qualifying examinations during the academic year (2011-12) in the areas mentioned against each discipline are eligible to apply. Successful candidates shall be given admission to the academic programme, by the institute, subject to their passing the qualifying examinations. Those applying for two programmes should send separate application form for each programme. One cannot apply for more than two PG Programmes. The medium of instruction at NID is English. Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2012.

Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) is 2 year programme offered in the following specific areas of sectoral specialisation in 17 design programmes under the five faculties
FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Ceramic & Glass Design Furniture & Interior Design Product Design Toy & Game Design Transportation & Automobile Design FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN Animation Film Design Film & Video Communication Graphic Design Photography Design FACULTY OF TEXTILE, APPAREL AND LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN Apparel Design Lifestyle Accessory Design Textile Design FACULTY OF IT INTEGRATED [EXPERIENTIAL] DESIGN Design for Digital Experience Information & Interface Design New Media Design FACULTY OF INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN STUDIES Design for Retail Experience Strategic Design Management

PROJECTED NUMBER OF SEATS IN PGDPD: 245

POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN DESIGN (PGDPD)


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT PG CAMPUS, GANDHINAGAR Technology (under 10+2+3yr/4yr) Transportation & Automobile Design (2 years) Degree in Industrial Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Interior Design, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr) Toy & Game Design (2 years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr) Photography Design (2 years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr) Apparel Design (2 years) Degree in Design (Textiles/Fashion/ Accessory/Knitwear/Interior), Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts or Architecture, OR Diploma in Handloom Technology/Textile Technology (under 10+2+3yr/4yr) Lifestyle Accessory Design (2 years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr) New Media Design (2 years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science and Applications, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr) Strategic Design Management (2 years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts, Architecture, Interior Design or Planning, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

(Includes reserved categories)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT MAIN CAMPUS, AHMEDABAD

Product Design (2 years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr) Furniture & Interior Design (2 years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR Diploma in Interior Design or Craft Design (under 10+2+4yr) Ceramic & Glass Design (2 years) Degree in Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Interior Design, OR Diploma in

Design (under 10+2+4yr) Graphic Design (2 years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr) Animation Film Design (2 years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr) Film & Video Communication (2 years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr) Textile Design (2 years) Degree in Design (Textiles/Fashion/ Accessory/Knitwear/Interior), Fine Arts or Architecture, OR Diploma in Handloom Technology/Textile

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT R&D CAMPUS, BENGALURU

Information & Interface Design (2 years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr) Design for Digital Experience (2 years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Design for Retail Experience (2 years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

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PRODUCT DESIGN
UNDER THE FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

offered in PGDPD & GDPD at AHMEDABAD CAMPUS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GDPD as per details provided on page 4

Product Design is concerned primarily with the relationship between products and systems and those who use them. The Product Design programme at NID inculcates a user-centred approach and processes. Responsibility and concern towards the social, physical and ecological environment is emphasized in the process of developing innovative ideas.

The Product Design programme commences with inputs in elements of three-dimensional form, ergonomics (human factors) and an introduction to the forming of various kinds of materials. Along with this, students also acquire workshop, technical drawing and presentation abilities. Emphasis is placed on learning through participation and teamwork. Design projects start in the very first semester and continue throughout the programme, forming the core of a product designers education. These projects gradually increase in their level of complexity and cover a variety of situations that product designers are likely to encounter in their professional careers. Projects are supported by

theoretical inputs in structures and strength of materials, technical studies, production processes as well as ergonomics. In addition to courses in design, technology and ergonomics, specific courses develop general awareness of areas relevant to product design. These are History of Design, Information Theory, Computer-Aided Design, Design Management and Marketing, Value Engineering and Systems Thinking. An important component of the programme is the exposure to various levels of the manufacturing industry through field visits and projects.

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FURNITURE & INTERIOR DESIGN


offered in PGDPD & GDPD at AHMEDABAD CAMPUS
UNDER THE FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA PGDPD Degree in Design, Engineering Technology or Architecture, OR Diploma in Interior Design or Craft Design (under 10+2+4yr) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GDPD as per details provided on page 4

Furniture and Interior Design deals with creation and evolution of new forms and ideas for objects, structures or systems at human scale through sustainable and innovative use of diverse materials and processes for improving the quality of life in immediate living and working environment. FID discipline draws from the experiences of Industrial and Environmental Design professions due to the contextual interplay of objects and spaces in fulfilling human needs. The Furniture and Interior Design programme aims to provide an integrated approach to furniture and interior elements as part of living/ work spaces habitat and challenges to redefine the boundaries of such objects and elements with a systems perspective.

The Furniture & Interior Design Discipline believes in a broad and interdisciplinary attitude for enriching the design activity. The goal is to educate designers to handle all aspects of Furniture and Interior Design into one integrated user centric area of study. The discipline also encourages introduction of a strong foundation of basics which facilitates anticipation of the future. The institute achieves this purpose through its teachers who bring academic knowledge and work experience to their instruction. Special emphasis is placed on the ability to develop self-made prototypes in order to test human and functional factors v/s aesthetics and use of materials.

Furthermore, the programme places special emphasis on the ability to integrate furniture elements and systems in the interior spatial contexts. The students are expected to attain an understanding of a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and are trained to carry out design processes as independently as possible. This understanding is demonstrated through measurable student learning outcomes during the programme. Students are not only expected to complete specific courses but also to develop critical and analytical abilities together with educational values that contribute to a lifelong learning attitude.

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CERAMIC & GLASS DESIGN


UNDER THE FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

offered in PGDPD & GDPD at AHMEDABAD CAMPUS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in Design, Fine Arts, Engineering Technology, Architecture or Interior Design OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GDPD as per details provided on page 4

Ceramic and Glass Design programme at NID takes inspiration from both art and craft traditions and it equally recognizes and lays emphasis on the production potential of these materials.
The curriculum at NID offers a set of courses to introduce the technological and skill aspects of the materials while wide range of courses such as elements of forms, colour and composition, ergonomics etc. are offered to sensitize students towards the other essentials of design. Moreover, design projects spread over the semesters bring in a critical understanding towards user perception, socio-cultural context and market reality for the future designers. Extensive exposure provided towards craft sector as well as ceramic and glass industries bring in awareness towards wider range of production techniques. Students get hands on experience to a variety of forming techniques in both the materials. They get to experience hand molding techniques in clay such as coiling, pinching, throwing etc., while molding and casting as production methods. Students also explore their creative expressions through kiln formed glass such as slumping, fusing and pate de verre and practice glass blowing as part of hot glass in the curriculum. Besides existing linkages with large scale industries, discipline has established important alliance with the clusters of small scale industries located in several parts of the country such as Firozabad, Khurja, Jaipur, Morbi etc. The association and exposure towards these clusters provides a platform to the graduates to utilize the clusters production capacity for their own creative expression and entrepreneurial ventures - national or international. Ceramic and glass offers tremendous expressive qualities in the domain of art and creativity as well as functional possibilities in the domains of craft, architectural spaces and lifestyle product categories. Graduates find careers in the area of tableware, tile, sanitary ware, glass ware industries and lifestyle brands. There are ample opportunities to work in the craft and NGO sectors or start up own studios with independent batch production. Overall, the in-depth understanding of technology, production techniques and material skills and expression enables the graduates to take up challenges and make appropriate use of these materials in applications other than the conventional ones.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN
UNDER THE FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA PGDPD Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

offered in PGDPD & GDPD at AHMEDABAD CAMPUS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GDPD as per details provided on page 4

A graphic design student, in addition to a thorough grounding in design abilities and theoretical issues, undertakes the study of the cultural and historical context in which designers need to function, as well as of the social and ethical factors that influence design decisions. The ultimate aim is to stimulate the development of independent critical judgment, sound research skills, the ability to think creatively and practice design as a professional.

The last decade or so has witnessed a near total transformation in the way a graphic designer works. The expansion and application of the electronic media has made graphic reproduction technologies more accessible to the designer. Paradoxically, traditional skills have become more necessary than before. Quality and creative solutions contextual to the users needs are still a basic human input. The fundamental importance of creating a visual vocabulary through drawing, the development of aesthetic judgment, values of form, proportion, image and word have become an integral part of learning graphic design at NID.

During their period of study, students in graphic design are encouraged to work on a variety of projects, majoring in the selected sub-domain of graphic design. The areas covered include typography & type design, publication design, image making, illustration, photography, packaging, print design, corporate identity, branding and information & communication systems like signage or way finding. Students, on successful completion of the programme would have acquired the competencies to find placements with leading graphic design agencies working in the area of branding, publication houses, and communication design firms. They could also start their own design studios.

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ANIMATION FILM DESIGN


UNDER THE FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN

offered in PGDPD & GDPD at AHMEDABAD CAMPUS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GDPD as per details provided on page 4

The objective of this programme is to enable students to find solutions to complex problems in various fields of communication design using animation film making as a creative medium.
With various subject inputs from various inter-departmental faculties as well as visiting experts from India and abroad, students develop basic skills and are introduced to knowledge areas pertaining to animated films in particular, as well as communication in its social and cultural contexts. In the later semesters, students are exposed to a workshop mode of learning where they experiment with various mediums: from traditional hand drawn 2D, clay, sand, oil on glass, stop motion, pixilation to CGI/digital platform. In addition, students of animation go through an experiential learning of cross-disciplinary campus life. During their final semester, they can choose the medium of their choice with more emphasis on storytelling with original context and idea. The department also exposes students with Chitrakatha- a biennial student international animation festival in every odd years, where student and department staff gets involved in organising this festival and celebrating it with many national and international experts of animation world. With the initial inputs and dynamic curriculum, students projects eventually result in a unique and original product, which also brings various international and national awards, accolades and recognition from time to time. Graduates of this programme find rewarding careers as animators, character designers, story-board artists as well as creative directors, producers, consultants and designers in many organisations such as Channel [V], MTV, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Tata Interactive, Infosys ,Cognizant to name a few and also as individual designpreneur or as faculty/designers at various design schools in India, including their alma mater (NID), and abroad.

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FILM & VIDEO COMMUNICATION


UNDER THE FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA PGDPD Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GDPD as per details provided on page 4

offered in PGDPD & GDPD at AHMEDABAD CAMPUS

The primary aim of the Film and Video Communication programme is to train versatile design-informed communicators, fluent in the conception and production of short films, on a range of educational, cultural, social, entertainment and marketing communication needs.

Students are first introduced to the basics of communication design and aspects of social theory and the language, grammar and technology of film and video. Thereafter, additional theoretical inputs continue to supplement the development of holistic conceptual abilities, simultaneous to the building of proficiency in the practical aspects of filmmaking. The strength and versatility of the Film and Video Education programme has been proved by the worldwide

recognition earned by its students films. These films have been showcased in prestigious competitive film festivals across the globe, besides winning accolades within India. Graduates of the programme have gone on to rewarding careers within the broad spectrum of the moving image industry. These include feature films, television channels, production houses, advertising agencies, interactive media ventures and government and voluntary bodies having a communication agenda.

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TEXTILE DESIGN
mass production methods.
The emphasis of the course is on building a variety of skills, in combination with theoretical knowledge and practical application. The programme commences with the learning of fundamentals of textile design. These include elementary ergonomics, textile fibres, colour, composition and basic textile design for weaving and printing. It also covers dyeing techniques, printing methods, sewing techniques, construction of fabrics and surface design. Through increasingly complex design projects, complemented by related inputs in the social sciences and technology, students are encouraged to apply their abilities to resolve specific

UNDER THE FACULTY OF TEXTILE, APPAREL & LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN

offered in PGDPD & GDPD at AHMEDABAD CAMPUS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA PGDPD Degree in Design (Textiles/Fashion/Accessory/Knitwear/ Interior), Fine Arts or Architecture, OR Diploma in Handloom Technology/Textile Technology (under 10+2+3yr/4yr)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GDPD as per details provided on page 4

NIDs Textile Design Programme lays emphasis on woven and printed textiles as well as non-woven techniques like resist dyed, block-printed and knitted, besides surface ornamentation using traditional and
design problems. The programme helps one understand all the intricacies of production, in order to find innovative solutions. It provides major field-level exposure to all levels of industrial and craft production. Besides instilling design sensibility, all the courses lay emphasis on technology and market-related inputs. Design projects in textiles cover woven and printed apparel fabrics, textiles for interiors, collection of prints, craft documentation, computer aided textile design, jacquard fabrics etc. Design solutions are translated into samples or prototypes through workshops in dyeing, printing and weaving.

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EXHIBITION DESIGN
UNDER THE FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN

offered in GDPD at AHMEDABAD CAMPUS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GDPD as per details provided on page 4

The Exhibition Design Programme aims to develop confidence in its graduates to interpret, contextualize, manifest, express and communicate through creative handling of space and ambiences. This is done through multi-sensory and multimedia installations that create interactive and experiential environments.

The students are provided with a rigorous training in conceptualization and communication of design concepts. They develop critical abilities while engaging with communication theories; visual language and communication; spatial perception and design. They learn skills related to technology

through the study of materials, processes, finishes and structures and relevant computer softwares. An understanding of the history of design, design management, science and liberal arts also forms an essential part of their overall learning.

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TRANSPORTATION & AUTOMOBILE DESIGN


UNDER THE FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in Industrial Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Interior Design, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

offered in PGDPD at GANDHINAGAR CAMPUS

Transportation has evolved as a basic need for humanity. Other than the basic mobility need, transportation has also shaped up as an indicator of a nations economic presence. It is this belief that NID perceives and reflects in its Transportation & Automobile Design programme. The programme pays special attention to the Indian context, especially to the users needs in terms of comfort, safety, information and even the considerations of cultural sensitivities and preferences.
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The course is structured around a learning curve that starts off with inculcating aesthetics, form sensitivity, analytical abilities and giving a broad understanding of concepts and concerns in Transportation & Automobile Design. Over the two-year period, students tackle varying levels of complexity through design projects ranging from non-motorized transport, display/ controls, vehicle design, system design to understand the design process in various contexts.

In addition to the coursework, Transportation & Automobile Design at NID has various MoUs with design studios abroad as well as in India. Also, there is a regular interaction and guest lectures with design practitioners from automobile industry in India for specific inputs during classroom projects, feedback and portfolio reviews.

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TOY & GAME DESIGN


UNDER THE FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

offered in PGDPD at GANDHINAGAR CAMPUS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA PGDPD Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

The PG Diploma in Toy and Game Design at the National Institute of Design aims to develop a professional and creative approach to the growing needs and aspirations in the field of education and entertainment.
The programme draws its strength from its trans-disciplinary nature, integrating knowledge from various disciplines both in terms of creative conceptualisation as well as in terms of working with a variety of material and media. The learning modules give equal importance to conceptual thinking as well as practical exhibition/ understanding. The curriculum is progressive in nature with courses involving basic design fundamentals, material and media studies, cultural studies, creative thinking, user psychology etc. and progressing into methodologies for understanding complex system level problems and scenario visualisations. Modules such as elements of play, game theory, character design, user research methods provide specialized inputs. The project based pedagogy helps students to choose projects of their choice and integrate creative ideas with practical know how in order to come up with innovative designs. Students work on design projects of their choice ranging from heritage toys, digital games, educational play material to sports equipment and designs for futuristic scenarios. An active student exchange programme with Dept. of Play and Learning, Burg Giebichenstein, School of art and design, Halle, Germany as well as collaborative classroom projects with industries provide a rich exposure to students. The emphasis on innovation-led designs helps students to begin their career in a spectrum of industries or start their own enterprises.

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PHOTOGRAPHY DESIGN
UNDER THE FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN

offered in PGDPD at GANDHINAGAR CAMPUS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

The PG Diploma in Photography Design offers students, the opportunities to work in the context of leading edge practice in their subject and to develop their skills to an advanced level appropriate for careers in the industries.
It aims to support the advanced study and practice of a wide range of photographic practices. It offers a unique opportunity to develop body of work that engages with the photographic image within the context of a critical understanding of contemporary photography and visual culture. It engages in the creative process and comprehends the physical and intellectual demands of the visual artist. The development of new conceptual strategies and an understanding of the broader debates surrounding photography practice are all a very important part of the course. Practice units begin by encouraging students to work experimentally, questioning their own methods as well as those of other contemporary practitioners. The practice is underpinned by history and theories that supports in the consideration of the context; audience and professional relevance of their practice in an independent or commercial environment. Students are expected to develop strong and original practice based projects and an ability to evaluate this work critically. Postgraduates of this programme can seek work ranging from a highly specialised, technical variety of the field that requires creativity and visual literacy such as press/ news photography, documentary photography, advertising photography, fashion photography, fine art photography etc. The course runs over five semesters (2 years) full-time, starting every June of the year. Selected two students will have the opportunity to opt for student exchange programme with UCA, Farnham, United Kingdom.

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APPAREL DESIGN

UNDER THE FACULTY OF TEXTILE, APPAREL & LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN

offered in PGDPD at GANDHINAGAR CAMPUS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in Design (Textiles/Fashion/Accessory/Knitwear/Interior), Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts or Architecture, OR Diploma in Handloom Technology/ Textile Technology (under 10+2+3yr/4yr)

The Post graduate programme in Apparel Design at NID is concerned with the methods and processes of design for clothing, its communication and techniques involved in developing it into an outcome that may vary from industrial and academic, to cultural and entrepreneurial. The course structure focuses on study of the properties, performance, and design of clothes along with basics in textile in the context of aesthetics, function, technique, and the meaning of dress.
This programme encourages selfinitiative learning, research and learning-by-doing among its students. It concentrates upon equipping them with knowledge and skill set that helps them identify opportunities and solutions in the field of apparel while growing into creative professionals. The approach of education involves an interdisciplinary perspective that reaches across the disciplines at NID as well as from academic to private industry and social or public sector later on. Students study design vis-avis production, management, textile technology, sustainability factors etc. Practice is supported by historical and theoretical studies. They also build up ability in understanding and identifying national or international sources of trends that lead to the development process in designing clothing. The strength of the course is its close interaction with the textile and other disciplines at NID, which enable students to develop sensitivity to the very nature of cloth. Graduates of this programme can seek work in the broad areas of clothing that include ready-to-wear, specialised fashion, costume design, performance apparel, design education and strategy. Several graduates are presently working as entrepreneurs, having set up their own design studios and workshops.

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LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN


offered in PGDPD at GANDHINAGAR CAMPUS
UNDER THE FACULTY OF TEXTILE, APPAREL & LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

The Lifestyle Accessory Design (LAD) postgraduate programme educates and trains professional designers to visualise and create lifestyle accessories and systems using different materials, processes and technologies.
The designers from this programme aspire to drive the market and make Designed in India a premier global brand. The programme focuses on a wide spectrum of accessory products to suit the needs of contemporary patterns of living and lifestyles. It relates to peoples living habits and the products they interact with which form an important basis of their dayto-day lives. It delves into perception and trend studies of diverse dynamics influencing the lifestyles of consumers from various strata of society. It offers a strong multidisciplinary edge wherein the students get opportunity to work with a wide spectrum of product categories - jewellery, bags, luggage, footwear, lighting, furnishings, furniture, space accessories and automobile interiors. The programme curriculum encourages students to develop alternative approaches to designing products by building innovative, out-of-the-box thinking skills while ensuring that the design solutions successfully accomplish their commercial expectations. Design projects, which are actively plugged into the curriculum, provide a vital learning experience whereby the students exhibit their capability to converge and synthesize their creativity, skills and knowledge base to come up with tangible outputs. A plethora of rewarding career opportunities are available to LAD graduates across diverse industry segments where a growing number of alumni are meaningfully contributing.

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NEW MEDIA DESIGN


UNDER THE FACULTY OF IT INTEGRATED (EXPERIENTIAL) DESIGN

offered in PGDPD at GANDHINAGAR CAMPUS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science and Applications, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

The New Media Design programme at NID attempts to critically examine the relationship between technology and culture. Media, old and new, such as print, radio, television, cinema, Internet, virtual reality, video games and mobile telephony, to mention a few, have a profound impact on our culture.
Understanding these various media and the impact they (may) create is crucial to understand how our societies are shaped. This aspect is an essential component of New Media Studies. Students of the New Media programme spend the first semester on design fundamentals as part of a common foundation programme. Design projects are a core component of the programme. Through a diverse set of projects, students gain the opportunity to: a) Learn various skills (tools, techniques and methods) of making physical or virtual objects/ processes, using hand tools or digital tools. b) Explore various mediums such as moving images (film/video/ animation), physical computing, and sound for example, from a New Media perspective. c) Learn about New Media theory through lectures, seminars, public events and self-directed research and apply theoretical frameworks to their design projects. d) Explore and understand notions of interactivity and interaction design. e) Enrich the ability to perceive and judge quality of aesthetic experiences in design solutions. f ) Develop and refine their ideas and methods of working and thinking. The programme is trans-disciplinary in nature, applying and integrating knowledge from various disciplines. In this sense, it is a unique combination of design, art, science and technology. The programme seeks students from diverse backgrounds ranging from design, arts, engineering and humanities. A willingness and motivation to learn various digital skills such as electronics and software programming is required.

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STRATEGIC DESIGN MANAGEMENT


UNDER THE FACULTY OF INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN STUDIES

offered in PGDPD at GANDHINAGAR CAMPUS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts, Architecture, Interior Design or Planning, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Business managers and leaders now recognize the importance of design and design thinking in formulating business strategies and implementation of integrated management decisions. As a result understanding the deployment and management of design processes and practices is now a major focus of capability development for the corporate sector. Particularly, the consumerdriven businesses perceive the role of design thinking as significant in developing and delivering innovative products and processes.
Strategic design management is concerned with integrative and collaborative business management requiring a new breed of managers who are skilled at working with a wide range of multi-disciplinary inputs and diverse team members in order to achieve holistic and sustainable business solutions.The educational programme in Strategic Design Management (SDM) is conducted within a design thinking framework. The programme is project-oriented, human-centred, and interactive in approach. It culminates in an industry-based project with a view to connect students with the business world, and develop their skills and confidence in working with the real-life situations. The SDM students can specialize in specific areas such as user research, branding, retail design and management, new product development, environmental design, and social development. They can also perform applied research in design management with a view to develop new tools, methods and processes. The students and graduates from the discipline get to work on exciting assignments covering a large number of issues and domains such as business stakeholders, social organizations, educational institutions and design and management consultancy organizations.

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INFORMATION & INTERFACE DESIGN


offered in PGDPD at BENGALURU CAMPUS
UNDER THE FACULTY OF IT INTEGRATED (EXPERIENTIAL) DESIGN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

The Information and Interface Design program explores the design of systems at the fusion of people and technology. It studies the goals and activities of people, their values, and the tools and environments that shape their everyday lives. An understanding of how design can intervene naturally and help in general sensemaking of our world is therefore key to this discipline.
Beginning with a common foundation program, the program is a combination of Methods from design; Ideas from the arts; Tools from social sciences, and Insights from business. Through a series of learning formats that include lectures, seminars, workshops and industry presentations, the student has an opportunity to Apply principles and practices of interaction design to projects that reflect the real-world Engage with interactive media from a functional, aesthetic, and critical point of view Visualize data that furthers an understanding of the information-rich world we live in Develop critical faculty in design thinking Pursue self-directed research A typical IID student would be one with a passion for people-andtechnology and who wants to shape how information is accessed and used. As a result of the course, he/she would typically contribute to multidisciplinary teams that construct software systems. The program seeks students with willingness and motivation to learn the tools of technology, and basic software programming. Applicant backgrounds may be diverse, ranging from the arts, architecture, design, mass communication and engineering.

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DESIGN FOR DIGITAL EXPERIENCE


offered in PGDPD at BENGALURU CAMPUS
UNDER THE FACULTY OF IT INTEGRATED (EXPERIENTIAL) DESIGN ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

We use a number of digital products and applications in our daily life at home, school, office, for information, communication, education, entertainment, banking, healthcare etc. Design for Digital Experience focuses on experiential component to enhance the quality of life in the digitally enabled society also keeping in view the rural/ urban spaces & requirements. The world is rapidly moving towards digitally enabling society to impact the whole system and hence the students in this discipline are trained to understand the aspirations of the society and meet their aspirations through design.

The context for digital products and experiences could be seen to encompass areas such as Software products; Digital learning environments; Hand held gadgets and devices; Entertainment based applications and other virtual environments. The various course modules for this programme can be broadly categorized into those that focus on design processes for the development of concepts, prototyping and evaluation to enhance experiences in the digitally enabled world. The course also looks in the area of enriching content from aspects such as narrative styles, use of appropriate media,

interactivity with focus on developing aesthetic sensibilities and creative communication strategies. Design for Digital Experience emphasizes on research to create a knowledgebase with regard to usage of Digital products in Indian society and inform of future design directions keeping in mind Indian socio-cultural aspects. The programme takes students with diverse professional backgrounds such as fine and applied arts, film- making, engineering or technical, design, mass communication, architecture. Students should possess aptitude & interest to communicate effectively making use of the programming ability as well.

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DESIGN FOR RETAIL EXPERIENCE


at BENGALURU CAMPUS offered in

PGDPD

UNDER THE FACULTY OF INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN STUDIES

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PGDPD Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Retail Design as a profession is now getting established in India and is gaining a good degree of recognition from the Retail industry. With the major changes in the Indian Economy, this has become an area of expertise to the large variety of various Retail industries. Market competition is intense and a great degree of flexibility is demanded to sustain the day to day changes in the market.
The Design for Retail Experience PG diploma offered at NID, R&D Campus, Bengaluru, was started in the year 2007. The course has an integrated approach to designing products, systems and spaces to accommodate multi sensory experiences in the retail and visual merchandising fields in the context of enhanced user experience. The programme offers a challenge to redefine boundaries, understand consumer lifestyles and aspirations in order to visualize and create new concepts for an outstanding shopping experience. This course includes inputs in various knowledge domains such as Fundamentals of design, Spatial design, Branding, Store design, Retail furniture, Packaging, Visual merchandising, and Retail management which are coherently brought together and studied in general for effective retail experience.

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HOW TO APPLY
ADMISSION PROCEDURE
TO GET YOUR APPLICATION FORM:
A) For General Category: The online procedure of downloading will require the applicant to first fill in his/her details into the interface at admissions.nid.edu. An application form containing these details already filled in would be generated for the applicant to download. This pre-filled, downloaded form must be printed and signed by the applicant and physically posted to NID with supporting documents and a Demand Draft of `1,500/- drawn on any nationalized bank in favour of National Institute of Design payable at Ahmedabad. Note that this procedure is NOT available for reserved category applicants. Forms can also be obtained from select branches of Bank of India (listed on the right) on payment of `1,500/- towards the cost of the form plus ` 50/as bank charges. B) For Reserved Category: Forms at concessional rates to reserved categories are available only from Admissions Office, NID, Ahmedabad. These forms can be obtained from Admissions Office directly by sending a Demand Draft drawn on any nationalized bank in favour of National Institute of Design payable at Ahmedabad for ` 750/-. The applicant should also send in an attested copy of the relevant certificate from competent authority and a self addressed envelope of 9 x 12 size with ` 40/- stamps affixed. The envelope should be marked with NID ADMISSIONS 2012. Caste/Category Certificates required from Reserved Category Candidates: Reserved category candidates must attach relevant certificates of Caste/ Category as per the Government of India rules/format, otherwise the application form will not be provided / will be rejected. OBC (Other Backward Class) candidates are required to submit non-creamy layer certificate from Collectorate. PH (Physically Handicapped) candidates are required to submit certificate from the Chief Medical Officer (minimum 40% disability). Incomplete or incorrectly filled application forms or forms not satisfying eligibility criteria or forms without required fees will be rejected. The application form fee (`1,500 / ` 750) for rejected applications will not be refunded. No official communication will be made regarding rejected application forms.
bank of india branches: Ahmedabad Bhadra, Paldi Bengaluru Kempegowda Road Bhopal Marwari Road, Jumerati Bhubaneshwar Janapath Chandigarh Sector 17 Chennai Errabalu Chetty Street Coimbatore Oppankara Street Dehradun Rajpura Road Delhi Janpath, Hauz Khas Durgapur Nachan Road Guwahati Kamarpatty Hyderabad Nampally Station Road Indore Santa Bazar Jaipur Mirza Ismail Road Jamshedpur Bistepur Kanpur Mahatma Gandhi Road Kochi Shanmugham Road Kolkata Netaji Subhash Road, Manicktolla Kozikode Silk Street Lucknow Nawal Kishore Road Mumbai Nariman Point, Dadar-Portuguese Church Nagpur Kingsway Panaji Rua De Ormuz Patna Fraser Road Pondicherry J Nehru Street Pune Dr Coyaji Road Ranchi Albert Ekkachowk Rohtak Hissar Road Rourkela Sector 19 Shillong Police Bazar Simla The Mall Srinagar Maulana Azad Road Surat Kanpith, Lal Gate Thiruvananthapuram University Udaipur Nyay Marg Vadodara Raopura Vishakhapatnam Valtair Main Road

For the academic year 20122013, the last date for receiving the completed application forms at NID is

NOVEMBER 21, 2011 JANUARY 7, 2012. SATURDAY JANUARY 8, 2012. SUNDAY


design aptitude test for GDPD (at all centres) design aptitude test for PGDPD (at all centres)

All candidates fulfilling the requirements of minimum qualification and falling within the prescribed age limit will be called for the Design Aptitude Test (PGDPD or GDPD) to be conducted at 11 centres

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Nagpur.
NID reserves its right to cancel any of these centres.

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NUMBER OF SEATS

Prescribed percentage of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to various reserved categories scheduled as per the norms of the Government of India. Number of seats in the Graduate Diploma Programme is projected to be 100 (includes reserved categories) and for the Post-Graduate Diploma Programme it is 245 (includes reserved categories).For both GDPD and PGDPD, the Institute will draw separate waiting lists with approximately ten percent of the total number of seats available. Hall Ticket/ Call Letter will be posted by December 12, 2011. Those who do not receive the call letters by December 25, 2011 may get in touch with NIDs Admissions Cell at phone (079) 2662 3462 or email admissions@nid.edu Admission is on the basis of NIDs method of selection, which extends beyond the students previous academic qualifications. The NID Admission Committee systematically seeks evidence of the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement and motivation essential for a challenging and satisfying design career. The objective of the tests and the interviews is to ascertain the above qualities. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) shall be conducted at various centres. Based on the scores obtained in these tests, candidates will be shortlisted and called for the second phase. The second phase of the admission procedure will consist of studio tests followed by personal interviews at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar.

GDPD
Discipline MAIN CAMPUS, AHMEDABAD INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Product Design Furniture & Interior Design Ceramic & Glass Design COMMUNICATION DESIGN Graphic Design Call letters for the second phase of the admission procedure will be posted by March 5, 2012. This information will also be available on NIDs website www.nid.edu. All those candidates called for the second phase are required to attend the studio tests and interview, which completes the process of selection. The Admission Committee decides the procedures, grades and weightage every year. The norms for the selection are the sole prerogative of the Admission Committee and the decision of the Admission Committee and the Management in any of the matters concerning the admission process and selection will be final. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the admission committee or its members, academic office bearers or management will lead to the automatic disqualification of the candidate(s). Animation Film Design Film & Video Communication Exhibition (Spatial) Design 15 15 10 10 15 10 10 Seats

PGDPD
Discipline MAIN CAMPUS, AHMEDABAD Product Design Furniture & Interior Design Ceramic & Glass Design Graphic Design Animation Film Design Film & Video Communication Textile Design PG CAMPUS, GANDHINAGAR
Transportation & Automobile Design 15

Seats 15 15 10 15 15 15 15

Toy & Game Design TEXTILE, APPAREL & LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN Textile Design Total No. Seats 15 100 Photography Design Apparel Design Lifestyle Accessory Design New Media Design Strategic Design Management R&D CAMPUS, BENGALURU Information & Interface Design Design For Digital Experience Design For Retail Experience Total No. Seats

10 15 15 15 15 15

15 15 15 245

Tentative Dates for the studio tests/interview (GDPD)

APRIL 16-20, 2012 APRIL 16-30, 2012

Tentative Dates for the studio tests/interview (PGDPD)

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YEARLY EXPENSES (IN INR) GDPD


Tuition Fees Studio & KMC charges/IT infrastructure charges Hostel: Room Rent & Electricity Charges Insurance Student Development Fund Film Club Security Deposit (refundable) Total Monthly Mess Charges (subject to periodic revisions) 1,20,000 55,000 25,000 200 400 200 10,000 ` 2,10,800 2,800

OVERSEAS CANDIDATES PGDPD


1,60,000 55,000 30,000 * 200 400 200 10,000 ` 2,55,800 2,800

Overseas candidates applying for admission to Graduate Diploma Programme in Design should send their application along with other applicants in India by November 21, 2011. Such students may attend admission test at one of the test centres and if short-listed, can attend the interview at Ahmedabad. 10 percent seats in Post-Graduate Diploma Programme are reserved for applicants from foreign countries/ SAARC region/ NRIs on supernumerary basis. They should fill in the prescribed application form and send the same with their portfolio to Registrar (Academics), NID on or before November 21, 2011. Their applications will be processed through a selection procedure as may be prescribed by the Admission Committee. The Institute will follow the reservation criteria as and when prescribed by the Government of India and as applicable at the time of admissions. Yearly Expenses for foreign nationals/ candidates from SAARC countries/ NRIs Tuition Fee for foreign nationals: Tuition Fee for SAARC countries/ NRI: US$ 12,000/US$ 8,000/-

*Hostel facility is only at PG campus Gandhinagar for programmes offered at Gandhinagar. There is no hostel facility for PG students at Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.

Other fees/charges are as applicable to Indian students.

FEE WAIVERS

A number of full and partial tuition fee waivers offered by NID, Ford Foundation and Government of India Scholarships are available to the deserving and disadvantaged candidates.

URL: admissions.nid.edu
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ACADEMIC CULTURE
RESIDENCE
Ahmedabad Campus Hostel accommodation is provided to all out-station GDPD students who are enrolled in programmes at Ahmedabad campus. Hostel accommodation for such GDPD students is provided for the first seven (7) semesters since the last (8th) semester of the GDPD program is expected to be spent in industry. Students (even GDPD) with homes in Ahmedabad or PGDPD students (even from out-station) would not be eligible for hostel accommodation at the Ahmedabad campus. PGDPD students enrolled in programmes at Ahmedabad campus are required to make accommodation arrangements outside campus on their own. NID would be happy to provide information to students on accommodation available outside campus. Gandhinagar Campus At the Gandhinagar campus of NID, hostel accommodation is provided to all out-station PGDPD students who are enrolled in programmes at Gandhinagar campus. Hostel accommodation for such PGDPD students at Gandhinagar is provided for the first four (4) semesters since the last (5th) semester of the PGDPD program is expected to be spent in industry. Bengaluru Campus The programmes available at Bengaluru campus are nonresidential. All students enrolled in programmes at the Bengaluru campus are required to make accommodation arrangements outside campus on their own. NID would be happy to provide information to students on accommodation available outside campus.
Students residing in NIDs hostels must observe its rules and regulations. Violation of these rules might lead to denial of the privilege of staying in the hostel. Allotment of hostels, where provided, is done on a yearly basis. All students need to vacate their rooms during the summer vacations. Subscription to mess facilities is compulsory for all hostel residents. The mess charges must be paid in full at the beginning of every semester.

MEDICAL FACILITIES

REGISTRATION

Candidates selected for admission will be intimated by May 7, 2012. They are required to pay fees for the entire academic year (by Bank Draft in favour of the National Institute of Design payable at Ahmedabad) along with their letters of acceptance as well as the rules and regulations duly endorsed by individual candidate and by his/ her parent or guardian. These documents and the payment must reach the Institute by the date as indicated in the offer letter. In case the Institute does not receive the letter of acceptance and the payment as aforesaid, by the date indicated, the offer of admission will stand withdrawn and the available seat will be offered to those in the waiting list. Candidates who are waiting for the results of their qualifying examinations will be offered provisional admission into the programme. The Graduate Diploma Programme students are admitted only into the Foundation Programme and their entry into different design domains is not automatic. On successful completion of the Foundation Programme, the Semester Jury will recommend the final decision on the specific design domain. All students are required to be present for the Orientation Programme and no exceptions can be made. Failure to be present at the Orientation programme may mean an automatic withdrawal by NID of its admission offer. Students who leave the Institute in search of other career or other programmes elsewhere, immediately after joining will be refunded the deposits as per rules. Existing students who wish to register in subsequent semesters will have to do so by paying their semester fees according to the academic calendar. Fees is payable by Demand Draft or in Cash before the commencement of each semester. Students who leave NID or who are asked to leave NID for whatever reasons will not be entitled to any refund of fees. A student can be given leave of absence for a maximum period of one academic year on health grounds or other exceptional circumstances. During this period the student will have to pay his/her tuition fee for the entire year.

The NID doctors (including one Lady Doctor) visit the campus clinic everyday and can be consulted in the consultation room in the campus. NID does not have hospitalisation or isolation facilities available on the campus. Arrangements may be made for hospitalisation at Government hospitals in Ahmedabad for any resident student to whom this is recommended by the Institutes doctor. NID health facilities are limited to the campus doctor and dispensary. The basic responsibility for good health is in the hands of individual students, and the facilities are to supplement individual efforts and are not a substitute for them. Medical expenses have to be borne by the students. The students are required to take individual medical insurance from a reputed insurance company and inform NID the details thereof at the time of admission. It is mandatory for the students to join, at their own cost, the personal Accident Insurance Scheme as may be approved from time to time by the Institute. All students are required to give the name and address of their local guardian in Ahmedabad so that NID authorities may get in touch with them if the student happens to fall sick, or in any other emergency.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

EVALUATION

NID has evolved a unique system of evaluating the knowledge and skills a student acquires during his/her stay at the Institute. The evaluation of the student is through critiques, qualitative feedback and specific award of grades and credits. The overall aim is to enable each student to develop his/her strengths and the areas in which his/her achievement needs to be further enhanced. Evaluation thus becomes a review of each students progress judged against his/her own ability and potential, and standard and objectives set for each course. This encourages self improvement.

The Faculty-student Consultative Forum meets at least 2 times in a semester to discuss academic matters of importance. The Student Activity Committee functions through its various committees, dealing with the Canteen, Sports, Entertainment, and through groups which plan social and cultural events. Recreational facilities for net games and campus fitness centre with aerobic facilities are available in the Institute within the campus.

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Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007 Phone: +91-79-2662 3462 Fax: +91-79-2662 1167 e-mail: admissions@nid.edu

For more details visit our website:

URL: admissions.nid.edu
All enquiries relating to admissions should be addressed to:

ADMISSIONS 2012-13 National Institute of Design Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007, India phone: +91-79-2662 3462 e-mail: admissions@nid.edu url: admissions.nid.edu

NID. Published by National Institute of Design, 2011 Student Designer: Rohan Kulkarni, GDPD Graphic Design. Faculty Guide: Tarun Deep Girdher Photographs by NID photography studio, individual students & faculty members Printed at Mirror Image Pvt. Ltd., Gandhinagar on 80 gsm & 70 gsm uncoated stock. Typeset in DIN & Warnock