National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad , Gujarat

Established in :1961

Accredited by: AICTE
Affiliated to:Gujarat University

Available College Facilities :Canteen / Cafeteria, Computer Labs, Library, Modern Classrooms, Placement Assistance

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About National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

The National Institute of Design abridged (NID), is Located at the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is one the leading Institutes in India. The Institute was formed in the year 1961. The Institute has around 500 students. The NID is internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. The Business Week, USA has listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian programmes in the world. The priorities for NID will remain the provision of excellent opportunities for learning and teaching, world leading student support, cutting edge research in a broad range of academic disciplines. The Institute offers marvellous facilities like accommodation, transport, and cafeteria sports etc. 

Courses Offered at NID Ahmedabad

Institute offers Under Graduate & Post Graduate Programmes in various disciplines of Design.

Masters Degree Courses (9)
  • Post Graduate Diploma programme in product Design

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  • Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Transportation & Automobile Design

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  • Post Graduate Diploma programme in Furniture & Interior Design

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  • Post Graduate Diploma programme in Ceramic & Glass Design

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  • Post Graduate Diploma in Textile Design

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  • Post Graduate Diploma programme in Graphic Design

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  • Post Graduate Diploma programme in Animation Film Design

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  • Post Graduate Diploma programme in Film & Video Communication

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  • Post Graduate Diploma programme in Photography Design

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Bachelors Degree Courses (6)
  • Diploma Programme in Product Design

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  • Diploma Programme in Ceramic & Glass Design Design

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  • Diploma Programme in Graphic Design

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  • Diploma Programme in Animation Film Design

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  • Diploma Programme in Film & Video Communication

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  • Diploma Programme in Exhibition (Spatial) Design

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Courses After 10th (2)
  • Diploma Programme in Furniture & Interior Design

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  • Diploma in Textile Design

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Placements at NID Ahmedabad

National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmadabad has an active Placement Cell that continuously co-ordinates with various industries and organizations for placement of its students. It has already successfully placed a high percentage of students in industry. It actively obtains feedback from organization and conveys it to respective departments which, in turn, train students accordingly, thereby increasing their hit ratio. Several graduates have taken their place at different levels with reputed companies like Toshiba, Japan, Tata Consultancy Services, Ashok Leyland, and Oracle etc.

Top Visiting Companies

  • Toshiba, Japan
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Oracle
  • GE Healthcare
  • Samsung Design, Delhi
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Bharat Silks
  • EM Business Lab
  • Citrix R&D India Pvt.Ltd

Available College Facilities

The Institute has an excellent infrastructure which includes airy, Global Studies classrooms; a Global Studies stocked Library, Hi-tech Computer lab, Faculty Room and a Global Studies defined parking lot for students, faculty and visitors. Distinguished Industry drawn faculty mentors students and Industry visits, too, area routine feature.

Laboratory Facilities

The studio, workshop and labs become a bridge to the learning and realizing the design ideas. In most of cases at NID, the delivery of teaching and learning extends extensively to various labs/studios and workshops, as students are encouraged to come out with workable solutions/ oncepts/models/prototypes.


NID's Library has a wide range of collection of books in its resources on design, science and technology, art & architecture, paintings, history, humanities, etc. Presently the collection has approximately 33,035 books.

Classroom Facilities

The lecture theatres are specially designed for interactive learning and are equipped with state of the art audio visual systems. Well appointed seminar halls for hosting talks by visiting industry heads, inter and intra college events, seminars, debates, workshops, etc.

Message from The Dean

Dear friends,

The National Institute of Design (NID) has been witness to a momentous occasion; through an Act of Parliament, the NID Bill was passed and NID is now recognised as an Institute of National Importance. This is, in every way, a landmark achievement for the institute. This Bill was unanimously passed by the Rajya Sabha on July 7, 2014 and by the Lok Sabha on July 9, 2014. So far, India has 40 institutes that are recognised as Institutes of National Importance, of these, 36 are engineering institutes; NID is the 41st institute and also the only design institute to be conferred with this honour. This new status will help NID to turn the spotlight on Indian design practices and thoughts and give them their due recognition.

In June 2013, the DRPSCC (Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee of Commerce) visited the NID campuses at Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. The Chairman of the Committee, Shri Shanta Kumar, MP interacted with the students, faculty and staff and saw the facilities and works of the students. Further to this, the Secretary, DIPP and I were invited for a meeting with the members in New Delhi for further discussions and clarifications. The DRPSCC also organised a separate meeting of all stakeholders in New Delhi.

Till now, NID was awarding only diplomas to its students, because of which they did face some difficulties while looking for jobs, applying for further studies abroad, or for research work. Now, with the latest recognition it has received from the central government, NID will be able to award degrees and PhDs to its students. Students and alumni of this institute have always been contributing to society through various design initiatives, and the status of Institute of National Importance will further bolster and invigorate their initiatives and help them contribute to overall national development. Indeed, this new recognition will certainly open up new opportunities for research and exploration for both students and faculty from NID.

The passing of this Bill has indeed come at a most opportune moment, thus asserting the role of NID and the importance of design across all sectors in the country. The institute will be a valuable avenue that facilitates interaction between the academia and industry. It will play an active role in design dissemination through publication of research papers, books, and monographs and visual media such as films. In 2014, NID was featured among the Top 30 design colleges of the world by Ranker. For NID, it is indeed an honour to facilitate opportunities of academic exchange with several leading design institutes in India and abroad. Social responsibility is integral to design. With sustainability, inclusive development, and women’s empowerment as the mantra, NID will continue to make concerted efforts to share its design expertise with neighboring countries. It is already engaged in design development initiatives across SAARC nations and those from Africa too.

NID was established in 1961, and recently, it celebrated its golden jubilee. For more than fifty years now, NID has been a witness to the socio-cultural, economic, and technological changes taking place within India and across the world in general. The passing of this Bill declaring NID as an Institute of National Importance is inspiration enough for the institute to renew its pledge for promoting multidisciplinary learning of design through its educational and training practices and research initiatives. NID will remain steadfast in its attempts to improve the quality of life and herald in renewed initiatives of co-creation.

NID has reached a pioneering position today. It is with utmost humility that I acknowledge the innumerable contributions made by members who held office in various governing councils of NID since its inception, the senior faculty and staff members of the institute, and the enthusiastic batches of students who have all strived to make this institute what it is today. Indeed, it is with the wholehearted involvement of these four major stakeholders that the institute is held in such high esteem at both the national and international levels.

Eminent Faculty Members

The Institute offers fantastic teaching & learning system with experience & knowledgeable teachers. NID has one of the best faculties in Gujarat.

  • Savita V Badheka
  • Dr. Bibhudatta Baral
  • Mihir Bholey
  • Shekhar Chatterjee
  • Paresh Chatterjee
  • Dr. Subir Das
  • Shilpa Das
  • Arun Gupta
  • Neelima Hasija
  • Dr. Ranjit Konkar
  • Sekhar Mukherjee
  • Dr. Era Poddar
  • Ajay Tiwari
  • L C Ujawane
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