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).
PROJECTED NUMBER OF SEATS IN GDPD: 100
(Includes reserved categories)
MAIN CAMPUS, AHMEDABAD
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
TEXTILE, APPAREL AND LIFESTYLE 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.
PROJECTED NUMBER OF SEATS IN PGDPD: 245
(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).