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National Institute of Design, NID, Design Aptitude Test for GDPD - PGDPD 2013- 2014

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Exam State Exam Date Last Date
All India 19 Jan 2013 02 Nov 2012

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The National Institute of Design (NID) is internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. The institute functions as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. NID is recognised by the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) under Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, as a scientific and industrial design research organisation and read more…



Design Aptitude Test for PGDPD (at all centres)  January 19, 2013


National Entrance Exam for Design for GDPD (at all centres) January 20, 2013


Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)



GDPD commences with a two semester rigorous Foundation Programme. This programme is geared to assist in developing attitudes, sensorial skills and aesthetic sensitivity necessary for further specialisation in specific areas of design. The purpose is to create awareness of the environment and to arouse the students’ creative faculties. The primary concern of the Foundation Programme is to introduce the students to the fundamentals of design, to initiate them to design as a creative problem solving process, and to develop a highly evolved ‘design’ attitude and understanding of the relationship with culture and human senses, emotions and feelings. In the Foundation Programme, basic design courses are augmented by related studies of Science and Liberal Arts, to help and develop an understanding of the Indian milieu, user needs, applications, processing of design and synthesis. The Foundation Programme is geared to inculcate the development of values, attitudes, materials and sensorial skills necessary for any design specialisation. It aspires to create an awareness of the changing environment by constantly relating the students’ learning to real life situations. The programme provides the necessary direction, stimuli, facilities and experience to foster creativity and thereby help each individual to discover their own identity, ability and potential. The Foundation Programme is the basis on which the remaining design curriculum is built. It also makes students appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of design.


Eligibility for GDPD Entrance Examination 2013-2014



Admission is open to students who have passed or who will appear for qualifying examinations under the Higher Secondary (10+2), or equivalents like AISSCE/ IB/ ICSE etc. Candidates passing the Institute’s admission tests/interviews will be admitted, subject to passing their qualifying examinations before they join the Institute.


Competence in technical and related subjects will normally be considered an advantage. The medium of instruction for UG programme at NID is English. Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories).




(Includes reserved categories)




This 4-year intensive professional UG programme is offered in the following areas:




ü       Product Design

ü       Furniture and Interior Design

ü       Ceramic and Glass Design



ü       Graphic Design

ü       Animation Film Design

ü       Film and Video Communication

ü       Exhibition (Spatial) Design



ü       Textile Design

Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD)

POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN DESIGN is 2 to 2½ year programme offered in the following specific areas of sectoral specialisation in 17 design programmes under the five faculties.




(Includes reserved categories)


Eligibility for PGDPD Entrance Examination 2013-2014


Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent including those who will be appearing for the qualifying examinations during the academic year (2010-11) in the areas mentioned against each discipline are eligible to apply. 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 for PG Programme at NID is English. Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories).

How To Apply:

Application Forms


For General Category: Forms can be downloaded from NID’s www.nid.edu/downloads and sent along with a DD of Rs 1500/- drawn on any nationalized bank in favour of ‘National Institute of Design’ payable at Ahmedabad. Forms can also be obtained from select branches of Bank of India (listed below) on payment of Rs 1,500/- towards the cost of the form plus Rs 50/- as bank charges.

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 Rs 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 Rs 40/- stamps affixed. The envelope should be marked with ‘NID ADMISSIONS 2013’.

ü       Application Form GDPD [PDF]


ü       Application Form PGDPD [PDF]


Reserved category candidates must attach relevant certificate of Caste/Category otherwise the application form will not be provided/will be rejected. OBC candidates are required to submit non-creamy layer certificate from the Collectoratess. PH candidates are required to submit certificate from the Chief Medical Officer.



The incomplete application forms / not satisfying eligibility criteria/ incorrect forms/ forms without required fees will be rejected. The application form fee (Rs 1, 500/ Rs 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, HauzKhas; 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 NetajiSubhash 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 NyayMarg; Vadodara Raopura; Vishakhapatnam Valtair Main Road.


Important Dates:

Last date for receiving the completed application forms is November 02, 2012


Design Aptitude Test for PGDPD (at all centres) January 19, 2013

National Entrance Exam for Design for GDPD (at all centres) January 20, 2013



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