National Institute of Design NID, Ahmedabad Design Aptitude Test 2015

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  1. National Institute of Design

    Paldi, Ahmedabad, 380007 Gujarat, India

    Phone: +91 79 26623462, 26629500/9600 Fax +9179 26621176

    Autonomous Institute under the DIPP

    Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

    The National Institute of Design (NID) offers a 4-year Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (CDPD) and 2 ½ year Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Design (PCDPD) at Ahmedabad, Candhinagar, and Bengaluru Campuses

    The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad has invited application for an entrance test to be held on January for admission to its postgraduate diploma programme in design (PGDPD) and graduate diploma programme in design (GDPD) for the year 2015-16

    National Institute of Design offers professional education programmes at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level with five faculty streams and 18 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.

    Eligibility:
    GDPD Course:

    Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) of 4 years duration for students after 10+2 or equivalent like AISSCE/ IB/ ISC. This 4-year intensive professional UG programme is offered in the following areas of specialization at 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

    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 during the academic year 2015-16. 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).

    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.

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

    Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design is 2½ year programme offered in the following specific areas of sectoral specialisation in 17 design programmes under the five faculties.

    Programmes Offered at Main Campus, Ahmedabad

    Product Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Furniture & Interior Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR Diploma in Interior Design or Craft Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Ceramic & Glass Design (2½ years) Degree in Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Interior Design, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Graphic Design (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Animation Film Design (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Film & Video Communication (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Textile Design (2½ years) Degree in Design

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

    Programmes Offered at R&D Campus, Bengaluru

    Information & Interface Design (2½ 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 (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Design for Retail Experience (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Programmes Offered at PG Campus, Gandhinagar

    Transportation & Automobile Design (2½ years) Degree in Industrial Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Interior Design, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Toy & Game Design (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Photography Design (2½ years) Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)
  2. Apparel Design (2½ 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 (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    New Media Design (2½ 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 (2½ years) Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts, Architecture, Interior Design or Planning, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

    Eligibility: Candidates having a Bachelor's degree or equivalent including those who will be appearing for the qualifying examinations during the academic year (2012-13) 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 forms along with two separate sets of documents 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, 2015.

    Projected Number of seats in PGDPD: 245 (Includes reserved categories)
    Application forms and information brochure can be obtained from the selected branches of Bank of India on payment of Rs. 1,500 from October 14 onwards.

    How To Apply:
    ADMISSION PROCEDURE TO GET YOUR APPLICATION FORM:

    For General Category/OBC (Non Creamy Layer) Category:

    The application form may be downloaded from this website. The completed application forms may be posted to NID/handed over physically with self attested supporting documents and Demand Draft of Rs. 1,500/- drawn on any Nationalized bank in favour of ‘National Institute of Design’ payable at Ahmedabad. Do not forget to mention your name and address at the back side of the demand draft.

    OBC (Other Backward Class) candidates are required to submit non-creamy layer certificate from Collectorate. The OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate should be submitted in the format given on our website. Other formats will not be accepted. The certificate should be issued after March 31, 2014. Failing to submit the certificate as given here, the application form will be rejected.

    Incomplete or incorrectly filled application forms / forms not satisfying eligibility criteria / forms without required fees will be rejected.

    All reserved category candidates [SC/ST/PH/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)] should submit their Caste/Category certificate alongwith application form only. Caste/Category certificates sent later will not be accepted.

    For SC/ST/PH Categories:

    The application form may be downloaded from our website admissions.nid .edu. The completed application forms may be posted to NID/handed over physically with supporting documents and Demand Draft of Rs. 750/- drawn on any Nationalized bank in favour of ‘National Institute of Design’ payable at Ahmedabad. Do not forget to mention your name and address at the back side of the demand draft.

    The applicant should also send in a self attested copy of the relevant reserved category (SC/ST/PH/OBC-Non Creamy Layer) certificate from competent authority.

    Attested copies of Caste/Category Certificates required from SC/ST/PH Category Candidates:

    SC/ST category candidates must attach relevant certificates of Caste/ Category from the District Collectorate as per the Government of India rules/ format, otherwise the application form will be rejected.

    PH (Physically Handicapped) category candidates are required to submit certificate from the Chief Medical Officer (minimum 40% disability).

    Those M.Des. candidates applying for two disciplines must send two separate application forms along with two separate sets of documents and two separate demand drafts in two separate envelopes. Any application form not accompanied with set of relevant documents will be rejected.

    The application form fee Rs. (1,500 / 750) will not be refunded in case of rejected applications.

    No official communication will be made regarding rejected application forms.

    Hall Ticket / Call Letter will be posted by December 22, 2014.

    Those who do not receive the call letters by December 31, 2014 may get in touch with NID’s Admissions Cell at phone (079) 2662 3462 or email

    Admission is on the basis of NID’s 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.

    Call letters for the second phase of the admission procedure will be posted by second week of March, 2015. This information will also be available on NID’s website admissions.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 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).

    Important Dates:
    Last date for receiving the completed application forms at NID is: NOVEMBER 21, 2014.

    Design aptitude test for B. Des. (at all centres)

    JANUARY 11, 2015. SUNDAY.

    Design aptitude test for M. Des (at all centres)

    JANUARY 10, 2015. SATURDAY.

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