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 at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

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

Courses Offered at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Bachelors Degree Courses
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Message from The Dean

Pradyumna Vyas
Director, National Institute of Design

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 at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

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

Savita V Badheka

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
B.E. (Textile Engineering) from M.S. University of Baroda, 2000
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Textile Design. email: savita@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Fabric Structure I, Advanced Woven Construction II, Design Project - Woven Apparels I, Computer Aided Design
Subject Expertise
Study of Handlooms & Handicrafts, Jacquard Design, Smart Textiles, Drawing & Painting

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Dr. Bibhudatta Baral

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
PhD, (Cognitive Science), IIT Delhi. M.A. (Philosophy) Utkal University M.A. (English) Utkal University
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Information & Digital Design email: bibhudutta@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Cognitive Psychology, Ergonomics, Cross Cultural Psychology, Research Methodology, Communication Studies
Subject Expertise
Cognitive Psychology, Indian & Analytical Philosophy, Ergonomics, Philosophy and Psychology of Logic and Mathematics., Cross Cultural Psychology & Semiotics

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Mihir Bholey

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
M. A., (English), Patna University. Pursuing PhD from CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Interdisciplinary design Studies. email: mihirb@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Design and Contemporary Concerns, Globalization, Culture and Communication, Business Communication.
Subject Expertise
Design and Environment, Globalization and Culture Communication Strategy, Media Studies, Social and Political Discourse.

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Shekhar Chatterjee

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
Jwellary course from Domus Academy, Milan, Italy, 2005. Post Graduate Diploma from NIFT, Kolkatta, specialization in Leather Apparel Design and Technology. B.Fine Arts from Benaras Hindu University , Specialization in Painting & Textile. B.Arts from Benaras Hindu University in French (Hons.).
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Textile & Apparel Design. email: shekharc@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Design Drawing, Representation Techniques, Colours and Composition, Materials and Methods, Elements of Design.
Subject Expertise
History of Art, History of Design, Fashion Art Illustration, History of Apparel and Custom Design, Colour Techniques in Art History.

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Paresh Chatterjee

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
PG Dip. in Textile (NID). Diploma in Painting, Designing & Sculpture, Santiniketan V.B.University,WB.
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Textile & Apparel Design email: paresh_c@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Printing Methods, Print Design, Design for Dyeing, Dyeing Techniques, Finishing Methods.
Subject Expertise
Production of New creative designs and new colour ways, Painting, Collection of Folk paintings and art books, Smart Textile, Digital Printing.

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Dr. Subir Das

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
PhD in Industrial Ergonomics, Calcutta University, Kolkata, 1996. M.Sc. in Physiology with specialization in Ergonomics and Work Physiology, Calcutta University, Kolkata, 1985. B.Sc. (Honours), Calcutta University, Kolkata, 1983.
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Interdisciplinary Design Studies. email: subirdas@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Introductory Ergonomics for Industrial and Communication Design, Work Space Ergonomics, Ergonomics of Seating, Display and Control, Cognitive Ergonomics.
Subject Expertise
Industrial and Agricultural Ergonomics, Ergonomics of Hand Tools, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Interface Ergonomics, Ergonomics of Working Posture, Anthropometry, Occupational Safety and Health, Ergonomic Evaluation of Consumer Products.

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Shilpa Das

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
B.A (English Special), Gujarat University Ahmedabad M.A (English Literature), JNU , New Delhi M.Phil (Critical Theory), Gujarat University , Ahmedabad Pursuing PhD from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Interdisciplinary Design Studies. email: shilpadas@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Introduction to Semiotics, Communication Studies, Comparative Aesthetics, Narrative theory, Introduction to Indian Culture, Narratives,Craft documentation, Dissertation writing , Visual language, Creative writing
Subject Expertise
Semiotics, Aesthetics, Communication Studies, Narrative Theory, Literature in English, Translation Studies and Practice, School Textbooks, Critical Theory, Disability Studies, Feminist Studies, Deconstruction Theory and Practice, Indian history, Crafts

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Arun Gupta

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
B.A. (Eng. Lit.), University of Delhi Dip. in Cinema (Direction), Film & Television Institute of India, Pune
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Film and Video Communication. email: guptarun@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Film Appreciation, Film Language, Film Direction, Scriptwriting & Visual Scripting
Subject Expertise
Video on the Web, Microfilms, Creative Writing, Time and Memory

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Neelima Hasija

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
BFA (Painting) M.S. University Faculty of Fine Arts Post Graduate Diploma in Ceramic Design - NID
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Ceramic Design. email: hneelima@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Elements of Form, Plaster Prototype, Basic Material

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Dr. Ranjit Konkar

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
B. Tech., IIT, Kharagpur. Product Design. M.S. (Mech. Engineering) University of Toledo, USA, PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Stanford University
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Product Design email: ranjit_k@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Technically Complex Products, Materials and Processes Technical Studies..
Subject Expertise
Design of Electromechanical Devices, Mechanism Kinematics, Spatial Geometry Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing..

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Sekhar Mukherjee

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
PG Diploma (Animation Film Design), NID. Diploma (Multimedia Content Creation), Jadavpur University. Film Appreciation, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. B.Com, Calcutta University, Kolkata.
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Communication Design. email: sekharm@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Pre-production, Character Design, Graphic Novel, Fundamental of Animation, Kinetics, Production Process.
Subject Expertise
Films, Theatres, Music, Painting, Reading, Writing, Cartoon & Caricature, Cooking.

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Dr. Era Poddar

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
PhD in Life sciences, from National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad M.Sc. in Physiology with specialisation in Ergonomics, University of Calcutta B.Sc. (Honours) in Physiology, University of Calcutta
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of User Interface Design. email: era@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Introduction to ergonomics, Cognitive ergonomics, Workspace ergonomics, User interface design, Research methodology, Digital design & society.
Subject Expertise
Design Ergonomics, Occupational Ergonomics, Workstation design & postural orientation, Usability.

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Ajay Tiwari

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
PG Dip.in Animation & Film Design NID, 2007. M.Sc., Government College of Science, 2001.
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Animation & Film Design. email: ajaykumar@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Script Writing, Pre-production, Production Process, Story boarding, Motion Graphics, Film Appreciation, Comic Book Design.
Subject Expertise
Illustration, Design Process, Soft Rock, Short Stories, Movies.

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L C Ujawane

Academinc Experience
NA
Faculty Qualification
D.F.A. (Drawing & Painting). Dip. in Architecture. P.G. Dip. in Product Design, NID. Advanced PG Dip.in Furniture Design,Royal Danish Academic of Fine Arts,Copenhagen, Denmark.
Industry Experience
NA
About Faculty
Faculty of Furniture & Interior Design email : ujawanelc@nid.edu
Courses Taken
Interior Design projects, Furniture Design projects, Furniture Technology, Workshop Technology, Materials & Processes, Workshop Skill
Subject Expertise
Furniture & Interior Design in wood, Free-hand Drawing

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Campus Facilities at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Infrastructure at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

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.

Laboratories at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

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.

Available Facilities:
  • WiFi Enabled

Classrooms at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

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.

Available Classroom Facilities:
  • Modern Class - Rooms

Library at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

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.

Available Library Facilities:
  • Largest Book Stock with Magazine & Journal

Extracurricular Facilities at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

The Industry Programme & Projects (IP&P) at NID Interface design knowledge, education and varied segments of industry, commerce and service sectors. The programme is offered to serve the Indian Industry through sharing of NID's design education, knowledge, skills, research, innovation and culture.

Placements at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Top Visiting Companies for Placement
    • Toshiba, Japan
    • Cognizant Technology Solutions
    • Oracle
    • GE Healthcare
    • Samsung Design, Delhi
    • Ashok Leyland
    • Bharat Silks
    • EM Business Lab
    • Citrix R&D India Pvt.Ltd
    About Placements at National Institute of Design, 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.

    Financial Details of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

    Education Loan

    State Bank of India (SBI) provides financial assistance for the eligible aspirants. 

    Partner Banks:
    • SBI BANK

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