List of Best NID Colleges: Fees, Eligibility, Courses

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaPublished On: October 14, 2020 | NID DAT

NID Ahmedabad, NID Gandhinagar, and NID Bangalore are the leading National Institutes of Design (NID). Check out all the information you need to know about them.

Top NID Colleges

The National Institute of Design, NID is considered to be one of the most accomplished institutes in the field of design-related education and research. Candidates with a flair for design apply for NID colleges because it has the potential of giving a great kick start to the student’s career. NID has the best three institutes in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bangalore. The other NID colleges are NID Jorhat (Assam), NID Kurukshetra (Haryana), NID Bhopal, and NID Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh). The student needs to clear the NID entrance exam in order to get admission in one of the colleges. The NID colleges in India offer courses like M.Des and B.Des. Apart from that, NIDs also offered a Diploma Programme in Design and Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) until now but the course of GDPD has been discontinued from the academic session of 2020-21. All GDPD seats of NIDs have been converted to B.Des seats and thus, all campuses of NID offer the programme of B.Des now.

The various NID colleges have different fees structure, courses offered and eligibility criteria. Mentioned below are brief details of each leading NID institute.

NID Ahmedabad

NID Ahmedabad was established in 1961 and it is one of the leading fashion institutes of the country. Students have to appear for the NID entrance exam in order to get admission to the college. The institute offers both, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It has around 15 courses across the 2 streams. The NID Ahmedabad has an active placement cell that invites the leading textile and fashion companies like Myntra and Bharat Silks. The institute offers a range of scholarships to deserving or underprivileged students.

NID Gandhinagar

NID Gandhinagar was founded in the year 2004 and is situated in the state of Gujarat. The college enrols students for B.Des. and M.Des. courses. It offers 7 courses in 3 different streams. A candidate needs to qualify the NID entrance exam to get admission in the NID Gandhinagar college. The college invites industries annually and organizes a meeting ground where the companies can recognize the desirable candidate and proceed with the process of recruitment.

NID Bangalore

NID Bangalore is also considered as one of the main NID institutes along with NID Ahmedabad and NID Gandhinagar. Established in 2006, the NID college offers 5 different courses across 1 stream. M.Des. is a widely popular course in the institute. The dedicated placement cell of the college provides contact between the student and the recruitment firm. Through the entrance exam of NID, a candidate can seek admission in the college and lock the chances of a bright future.

Also Read: Top 10 Design Entrance Exams in India

Eligibility Criteria for NID Colleges

In order to be a part of any prestigious National Institute of Design, a student has to make sure that all the eligibility criteria for NID are being met. Mentioned below are the eligibility criteria according to the courses that a candidate needs to keep in mind before applying to any NID college in India.

NID B.Des Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have qualified the higher secondary (10+2) examination in any stream from any recognised board can apply for the undergraduate course.

  • If any candidate has not appeared for the 10+2 examination before the date of admission, he/she is not eligible for the admission and can not apply for it.

  • The upper age limit is 20 years as on 30 June 2020 for general category and 23 years for OBC, SC and ST. Also, for PWD the upper age limit goes to 25 years.

  • The lower age limit for the general candidate is that a candidate should be born on or after 1 July 2000. For OBC, SC and ST, the candidates need to born on or before 1 July 1997. A PWD candidate who was born on or after 1 July 1995 is also eligible for the application.

NID M.Des. Eligibility Criteria

  • The minimum eligibility criteria for applying for M.Des. is a 4-year degree or a 3- year degree from any specialisation after qualifying the higher secondary (10+2) examination.

  • A candidate with a full-time diploma of minimum 4-year long duration in the field of fine arts/design/applied arts/architecture after qualifying the class 12 examination is also eligible to apply for M.des. Course. Either a bachelor’s degree or a diploma is required before applying for the postgraduate programme from NID college.

  • The upper age limit for a general candidate is 30 years as of 30 June 2020. Also, he should be born on or after 1 July 1990. For OBC, SC, and ST candidates the upper limit is 33 years as on 30 June 2020 and for PWD the upper limit is 35 years as of 30 June 2020.

Courses Offered at NID Colleges

NID Ahmedabad, NID Gandhinagar, and NID Bangalore, all three NIDs offer various courses to the candidates. Listed below are the courses that are offered by the different colleges.

NID Ahmedabad

NID Gandhinagar

NID Bangalore

B.Des. in Furniture and Interior Design

M.Des. in New Media Design

M.Des. in Universal Design

B.Des. in Product Design

M.Des. in Lifestyle Accessory Design

M.Des. in Digital Game Design

B.Des. in Animation Film Design

M.Des. in Photography Design

M.Des. in Interaction Design

B.Des. in Graphic Design

M.Des. in Strategic Design Management

M.Des. in Design for Retail Experience

M.Des. in Furniture and Interior Design

M.Des. in Apparel Design

M.Des. in Information Design

M.Des. in Graphic Design

M.Des. in Transportation and Automobile Design

M.Des. in Product Design

M.Des. in Toy and Game Design

M.Des. in Textile Design

B.Des. in Film and Video Communication

B.Des. in Textile Design

M.Des. in Animation Film Design

M.Des. in Film and Video Communication

M.Des. in Ceramic and Glass Design

B.Des. in Exhibition Design

B.Des. in Ceramic and Glass Design

Course Fees of NID Colleges

Fees vary depending on the preference of course and college. Every course charges different fees and so does every college. Below captured in the tabular form are the fees of the courses offered by different NID colleges in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bangalore.

NID Ahmedabad Course Fee 

NID Ahmedabad

Total Fees

B.Des. in Furniture and Interior Design

Rs. 7.54 Lakh

B.Des. in Product Design

Rs. 7.54 Lakh

B.Des. in Animation Film Design

Rs. 7.54 Lakh

B.Des. in Graphic Design

Rs. 7.54 Lakh

M.Des. in Furniture and Interior Design

Rs. 5.79 Lakh

M.Des. in Graphic Design

Rs. 5.79 Lakh

M.Des. in Product Design

Rs. 5.79 Lakh

M.Des. in Textile Design

Rs. 5.79 Lakh

B.Des. in Film and Video Communication

Rs. 7.54 Lakh

B.Des. in Textile Design

Rs. 7.54 Lakh

M.Des. in Animation Film Design

Rs. 5.79 Lakh

M.Des. in Film and Video Communication

Rs. 5.79 Lakh

M.Des. in Ceramic and Glass Design

Rs. 5.79 Lakh

B.Des. in Exhibition Design

Rs. 7.54 Lakh

B.Des. in Ceramic and Glass Design

Rs. 7.54 Lakh

NID Gandhinagar Course Fee

NID Gandhinagar

Total Fees

M.Des. in New Media Design

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

M.Des. in Lifestyle Accessory Design

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

M.Des. in Photography Design

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

M.Des. in Strategic Design Management

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

M.Des. in Apparel Design

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

M.Des. in Transportation and Automobile Design

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

M.Des. in Toy and Game Design

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

Also Read:Design Colleges Offering Admission on the Basis of Class 12th Marks

NID Bangalore Course Fee

NID Bangalore

Total Fees

M.Des. in Universal Design

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

M.Des. in Digital Game Design

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

M.Des. in Interaction Design

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

M.Des. in Design for Retail Experience

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

M.Des. in Interaction Design

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

M.Des. in Information Design

Rs. 7.21 Lakh

Note: Students must note that the fees structure mentioned above is only for general category and will vary for other reservation categories. The fee mentioned above is subject to change.

Top Design Colleges in India

NID has a fixed seat intake and not everyone is able to get through the cut-throat admission process of the institute. Such candidates can go through the list of top design colleges in India other than NID that offer admission to the deserving candidates.  

Top Design College

Location

Koshys Animation & Media School (KAMS)

Bangalore, Karnataka

Uttaranchal University

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT Delhi)

New Delhi, Delhi

Maharishi University of Information Technology (MUIT)

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Garodia School of Professional Studies (GSPS) 

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Biyani Group of Colleges (BGC)

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology - KIITBhubaneswar, Odisha
Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VELS University)Chennai, Tamil Nadu
MIT ADTU - MIT Art Design and Technology UniversityPune, Maharashtra
Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)Pune, Maharashtra

To take any admission related help, either give a call in the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form.

NID colleges have an entrance test and candidates need to qualify it in order to get admission in the institution. Students can go through the above-mentioned information so that they can make a well-informed decision after it. In case of any queries, reach out to us in the QnA zone.

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Dear Student,

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Dear Student,

To take admission in Interior Design or Graphic Design course offered by NID, Ahmedabad you are required to appear for a NID Entrance Exam. The application form of the exam is likely to be available from October 2020. If you satisfy the eligibility criteria of NID, then you are eligible to apply for admission to the college. 

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