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The National Institute of Design (NID) is one of the most premium institutes in the field of design education and research in India. There are three institutes of Design under the NID, namely: NID Ahmedabad, NID Bangalore, and NID Gandhinagar. The aspirants need to get through the NID Entrance Examination to get the admission in the Post Graduate Diploma Programs in Design, or the Graduate Diploma Program in Design.
1. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (Main Campus).
The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad was established in the year 1961. It has been acclaimed internationally, as among the prominent, multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research in India. It is listed as among the top 25 European, and Asian programs in the world by ‘The Business Week’, USA. It works as an autonomous body, under the department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
2. National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar (PG Campus)
The National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar, established in 1961, is an extension campus of the parent institute. It is situated in the city of Gandhinagar. The disciplines are Apparel Design and Merchandising (ADM), Photography Design (PHD), Transport and Automobile Design (TAD),Toy and Game Design (TGD), Lifestyle Accessory Design (LAD),Strategic Design Management (SDM), and New Media Design (NMD).
3. National Institute of Design, Bengaluru (R&D Campus).
The National Institute of Design R&D Campus, is better known as ‘NID - Bengaluru Campus’. This is India's premier design institute situated in Bengaluru. The R&D campus specializes in Research and Development activities related to design. It is one of the three campuses that forms a part of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. NID Bengaluru Campus is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under Ministry of Science and Technology, government of India. It offers one Retail related; two IT related; and three post graduate design courses.
4. D. J. Academy of Design, Coimbatore
The D J Academy of Design (DJAD), Coimbatore was established in the year 2004. It belongs to the illustrious G.K.D. Charity Trust. The DJAD is an educational member of International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) and it has an academic collaboration with the prestigious North Umbria University, UK. The vision of the institute is to be globally, the best design school.
5. IILM School of Design (IILM), Gurgaon
The IILM School of Design (IILM), Gurgaon was established in 2004. It was among the pioneers in the private sector which set up an institute for design. The School believes in following an integrated approach while teaching design.
Also, it has among the best of design educators, that are involved in the teaching process. The complete faculty is from premier design institutions, and carry a benchmark of being the best of design institutes in the international arena.
6. WLCI School of Fashion
The WLCI School of Fashion is among the fore-running fashion schools in India. It was founded in 1997, and has produced more than 2,500 merchandisers and designers over last 18 years. The institution focuses on preparing students to work in the apparel industry, programs of designing garment production and manufacturing, design export houses, studios, fashion retail, online fashion business and also, garment manufacturing.
7. Pearl Academy
The Pearl Academy (formerly Pearl Academy of Fashion) is a private higher education institute in India. It offers undergraduate, diploma, and postgraduate courses in design, fashion and business. It gets the rank of number one Design School (North India), and number 2 Fashion School (on the All India basis), in the 2014 Edutainment Awards.