NID DAT Participating Colleges 2021

Updated By Sukriti Vajpayee on 08 Oct, 2020 13:36

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NID DAT 2021 Participating Colleges

NID DAT 2021 will be held at all India level for the candidates seeking admission into Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Master of Design (M.Des) programmes offered by various participating institutes of NID DAT in India. Candidates will have to take NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains) so that they can take admission into the NID DAT 2021 participating colleges/institutes. Additionally, in order to become eligible for admission in any of the participating campuses or colleges of NID DAT 2021, candidates will be required to score well in the entrance exam.

Candidates after appearing for the NID DAT 2021 entrance exam can check their result of NID DAT 2021. Once the result of NID DAT is released, candidates who will secure the NID DAT qualifying marks/ percentile can know about their chances of getting admission into the participating campuses or colleges of NID DAT.

Important Points to Remember

Some of the important pointers that test takers should know with context to participating colleges/campuses of NID DAT are mentioned below:

  • The selection of the candidates for admission in the participating colleges/campuses will be based on the result of NID DAT 2021.

  • Before selecting the participating colleges/campus of NID DAT 2021, candidates must get detailed information about the campus, year of establishment, the number of batches passed and other relevant facilities offered to the students.

  • Candidates who will score the prescribed minimum cut-off of NID DAT 2021 can get admission into the participating colleges/campuses of NID DAT.

  • For the final admission procedure, if the selected/shortlisted candidates fail to turn up, then, they will automatically lose their candidature.

NID DAT 2021 Participating Institutes

Through NID DAT 2021 entrance examination, aspirants can get admission into B.Des as well as M.Des programmes offered by the design colleges. Check out the enlisted institutes below that participate in NID DAT 2021.

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (Main Campus):

It is a design school in Ahmedabad, India which functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The infrastructure is top-notch, which includes A/C and the Wi-Fi facility across the whole campus. The campus placements are pretty decent at NID and the institute has highly experienced and best faculty members that guide their students. NID has been a pioneer in industrial design education and graduates of NID Ahmedabad have excelled in key sectors of commerce, industry and social development.

National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar Campus:

Situated in the city of Gandhinagar, Gujarat, the National Institute of Design provides postgraduate courses in various fields. The campus offers courses in Lifestyle Accessory Design, Apparel Design & Merchandising, New media design, Toy and Game Design, Strategic Design Management, Transportation Design disciplines. The infrastructure is mostly basic and good and the campuses offer various facilities to its students such as design studio, Library, labs, cafeteria, auditorium etc.

National Institute of Design, Bengaluru Campus:

NID Bengaluru Campus, located in Bengaluru, Karnataka, focuses on research and development activities related to design. The R&D Campus, Bengaluru was established in March 2006 and the campus offers research-intensive PG programmes namely Design for Retail Experience and Design for Digital Experience. The institute also offers five masters programmes in design. The campus also has facilities such as Library, Cafeteria, Labs & Studios and Wi-Fi Campus.

NID Vijayawada Campus:

Located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, NID Vijayawada was established in September 2015. It is an autonomous design institute under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, DPIIT and Government of India. NID Vijayawada aims at providing the best innovative design education. The institute focuses on research on services and sustainable products to enhance the quality of life. The prestigious NID Vijayawada is known for impressive infrastructure that includes spacious classrooms, labs, ceramics, prototype and industrial design studios, 3D printing labs, ATM, post office etc. The institute constantly organises workshops and events to encourage the overall development of students.

NID Bhopal Campus:

NID Bhopal is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) and Government of India. The institute is known for its educational brilliance in the field of design. It encourages research and practice along with academics. NID Bhopal began its session from the academic year 2019-2020. The institute is equipped with fully furnished air-conditioned classrooms, computer centre, auditorium, cafeteria, medical facilities etc. NID Bhopal strives at achieving excellence and producing professionals that can contribute to the growth of the nation.

NID Kurukshetra Campus:

Founded in the year 2016, NID Kurukshetra aims to emerge as a global leader in research and Design knowledge. The institute is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and Government of India. NID Kurukshetra provides a multidisciplinary environment to the students along with a holistic ecosystem for design education. The world-class infrastructure of the institute boasts of air-conditioned classrooms, computer centre, medical facilities, auditorium, cafeteria, library, courtroom etc. NID Kurukshetra wishes to retain the leveraging technology and the indigenous ethos. The institute and its curriculum help students build strong personalities and grow professionally. 

NID Jorhat Campus:

Located in Assam, NID Jorhat is India’s premier design institution that offers immense opportunities to design aspirants and creative talents. The academic session at NID Jorhat saw its successful inception from 29th July 2019. The institute offers GDPD programmes across Industrial Design, Textile and Apparel Design and Communication Design. NID Jorhat campus is spread over 30 acres of land and has a library, model making studios, amphitheatre, design studios, medical service, cafe, auditorium, mess, design shop and a digital & IT centre. The institute helps students realise their potential and grow profoundly both personally and professionally. NID Jorhat is an autonomous institute with an experienced panel of faculty and staff members.

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FAQs about NID DAT Participating Colleges

Which degrees are offered in the NID Participating colleges through NID Entrance Exam?

M.Des and B.Des degrees are offered in the NID Participating colleges through NID Entrance Exam.

Which one is the best NID Participating college in India?

All campuses of NID are known for offering the best education in the designing field. However, NID Ahmedabad is considered the main campus as it is one of the oldest campuses.

When did the first academic session commence at NID Jorhat?

The first academic session of NID Jorhat began on 29th July 2019.

When did the first academic session begin at NID Bhopal?

The first academic session of NID Bhopal commenced from July 2019.

What happens if a candidate fails to turn up for the final admission procedure of NID?

If a candidate fails to turn up for the final admission procedure of NID, he/she will automatically lose the candidature.

Do NID participating colleges consider cut-off as a parameter to shortlist deserving students?

Yes, NID DAT cut-off is a crucial factor based on which the National Institute of Design provides admission.

What should be considered before selecting a NID DAT participating college for admission?

Before selecting a NID for admission, candidates must look at the faculty members, history/background of the institute, year of establishment, the number of batches passed and other relevant facilities offered to the students.

I do not meet the age criteria of NID DAT. Is there a chance of still getting admission in the participating institutes of NID DAT?

No, age is an important part of the eligibility criteria of NID DAT. If an aspirant fails to meet that, he/she will not be considered for admission in the National Institute of Design.

Which NID Campuses provide admission based on the NID DAT scores?

The NID campuses located in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Bhopal, Kurukshetra and Jorhat grant admission to the candidates based on their performance in the NID DAT.

Do Private colleges accept NID DAT scores?

Yes, NID DAT is a popular entrance exam which certain private candidates consider to shortlist the candidates. Pearl Academy, IILM School of Design, Gurugram, World University of Design, Sonepat and Shiv Nadar University, Dadar are few of the top-notch institutes which grant admission to students.

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