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NID Bangalore Admission 2023: Application Form (Out), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

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NID Bangalore 2023 Admission has been done through NID Entrance Exam 2023. National Institute of Design (NID) Bengaluru was established in 2006 jointly by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). NID Bangalore is one of the top three NIDs in India. It is also known as the R&D campus of NID. NID Bangalore provides five full-time PG programmes in design. The duration of the programmes is two and a half years.

The admission to the courses will be done on the basis of Design Aptitude Test (DAT) which will be divided into two sections. It is conducted to evaluate the candidates’ basic knowledge, abilities, and skills. Below, in this article, applicants will get the detailed information regarding the NID Bangalore 2023 Admission dates, application form, eligibility criteria, and admission procedure, etc.

NID Bangalore 2023 Notification – Admission Started

New NID Bangalore 2023 Admission has been done through NID Entrance Exam 2023 Click Here to Apply Online. 

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Course Offered by NID Bangalore:

Course Intake Duration
Bachelor OF Design (B.Des) N/A 4 years
Master Of Design (M.Des) 15 2.5 years

NID Bangalore 2023 Important Dates:

Below we have provided the schedule of NID Bangalore 2023 Important Dates for the candidates to refer:

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Events Dates (Revised)
B. Des Dates  M. Des Exam
Release of Official Notification 22nd October 2022 22nd October 2022
Released of Application Form, 22nd October 2022 22nd October 2022
Last Date to submit Application form 22nd December 2022 22nd December 2022
Last Date to submit application forms with late fee 25th December 2022 25th December 2022
Correction Window/ Edit Option 25th – 27th December 2022 25th – 27th December 2022
Downloading of Admit Card (Prelims) 2nd January 2023 2nd January 2023
NID 2023 Exam Date (Prelims) 8th January 2023 8th January 2023
Release of the Result (Prelims) 30th March 2023 28th February 2023
DAT Prelims rechecking request 30th March – 1st April 2023 28th February – 2nd March 2023
Downloading of Admit Card (Mains) 14th April 2023 9th March 2023
Exam Date (Mains) 29th – 30th April 2023 23rd April 2023
Release of the Result (Mains) 18th May  2023 16th May 2023
Starting Date of Counseling 18th May 2023 16th May 2023
Last Date of Counseling To be announced To be announced

NID Bangalore 2023 Application Form:

Below we have provided the important information regarding the application form for the reference of the applicants:

NID Bangalore Admission 2023 Application Form has been Released. Candidates willing to apply for any of the M.Des. program by NID, Bangalore must visit its official website to complete the application process online.

Meantime, candidates will have to appear in the Design Aptitude Test before you register them for admissions. Applications for the course can be submitted only through online mode.

  • Visit the official website to register and apply for M.Des. offered by the Institute or go for the direct link provided above in this article.
  • Present a valid email and phone number for future reference.
  • Log into account and duly fill in the necessary details and click on the save tab.
  • In the next step, proceed to upload paperwork, photograph, and signature.
  • All the documents need to be in .jpeg or .jpg format.
  • After uploading all the documents, click on save and proceed to pay the application fee.
  • The application fee is INR 2000/- for one discipline and INR 4000 for two disciplines. (INR 1000 for one and INR 2000/- for two disciplines for SC/ST candidates).
  • Payment can be made either online as well as the offline over the demand draft.
  • Take the copy of the application form for further usage.
  • Candidates can also visit the campus with documents in order to edit the application form.
  • The applicant will have to appear in the Design Aptitude Test and interviews which will be conducted in two stages after the application is made on or before a prescribed date.
  • A merit list of selected candidates will be prepared based on the qualifying exam as well as performance in the entrance exam and interviews which will be downloaded on the official website.
  • Selected candidates will have to appear in the Institute on a given date to confirm the seat.

Following attested documents copies need to be submitted at the time of admission:

  • 10th and 12th mark sheets.
  • Character and Migration Certificate
  • Graduation mark sheets.
  • Character certificates
  • Passport size recent photographs
  • Work Experience Certificate (if any)
  • Demand Draft for payment of a fee

NID Bangalore 2023 Eligibility Criteria:

Below we have provided the NID Bangalore Admission 2023 Eligibility Criteria for the candidates to check before applying:

For B.Des & GDPD Programmes

Program Eligibility Age Limit
B.Des & GDPD Programme Candidates who have Passed/Appearing 12th examination from the recognized educational board are eligible to apply.Candidates appearing the qualifying examination have to submit proof of passing the examination at the time of admission The upper age limit is 20 year on or before 30 June 2018
(For B.Des& GDPD Programme)
M.Des Programme Candidates who have passed/appearing bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 (or more) system are eligible to apply.Diploma in design under 10+2+4 system.

Candidates who passed the bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) before July 2017 under the system 10+2+3 are eligible to apply.

30 years as on or before 30 June 2018. Relaxation of 3 years shall be given to the reserved category and 5 years relaxation for PWD candidates.

For M.Des

Course Specialization Intake capacity Minimum Eligibility Selection Criteria
M.Des. Universal Design 15 Pass in a 3-year Graduation degree from UGC or AIU recognized university. Based on the DAT Entrance Exam score.
Digital Game Design 15
Information Design 15
Interaction Design 15
Design for Retail Experience 15

NID Bangalore 2023 Admissions Process:

M.Des. is provided in five major specialties in the Bengaluru campus such as: Universal Design, Digital Game Design, Information Design, Interaction Design, or Design work for Retail Experience. Admission for two and a half years full-time M.Des. the program would be based on the fulfillment of basic eligibility criteria given besides scores in the Design Aptitude Test plus the qualifying exam.

Candidates willing to apply for M.Des. must have gone through a three-year or four-year Bachelor’s degree from a UGC acknowledged university. To register for M.Des., candidates can visit the official website of the National Institute of Design, Bangalore to submit an application directly.

Candidates willing to apply for M.Des. the course will need to keep a 3-year Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline. One that can be applied to the college through their NID DAT Admission Test conducted by the official authority.

Applying must complete filling all the required eligibility criteria made in accordance with the admission Guidelines. Candidates must have gone through a four-year bachelor’s degree or diploma after 10+2 are also eligible to apply for the program.

Candidates that requested M.Des. the program needs to appear in the DAT entrance exam to be considered for admission. DAT is conducted in two rounds — Prelims and Mains.

The final selection will be based on DAT followed up with a Personal Interview conducted by the Institute. The upper age limit applies for this course is 30-year (relaxation of 3-year for reserved category). 15% of seats have been reserved for overseas candidates.

There are 2 seats that are available to overseas applicants per specialization in M.Des. course.

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