Pahal Design

FAQ (School of Design)

Q    : Why I should join Pahal; There are many coaching institutes in my city?
Ans:Yes every city has NID / NIFT coaching classes. But when we talk of results of coaching classes. We find best results only from Pahal as compared to any coaching institute. You can also compare Pahal Results with other coaching institute and then decide.
Q    : Is there any difference between Pahal Regular course and Pahal Crash course?
Ans:No, there is no difference in the course contents of regular course and crash course. Time duration is 175 Hours for both the course modules. The only difference is that regular students finish the same module slowly on the other side the crash course is covered in the chosen time duration.
Q    : Does hostel accommodation is available with PAHAL.
Ans:Hostel accommodation facility is available just 500 m walking distance from Pahal. Hostels are safe for girls. From last 12 years, students from all over Bihar and Jharkhand have visited Patna and have stayed at hostel for attending coaching programmes.
Q    : Is 125 hours coaching / Crash course sufficient for NID / NIFT Entrance?
Ans:To the point coaching is important. If any coaching institute claims that they will be providing 450 Hours or more hours coaching for NID /NIFT entrance exam preparation; They are making you fool as well as they are wasting your time and money. Simply Ask them one Question how many students have got selected from your institute after studying 450 hours or more hours coaching.
Q    : What about faculties of Pahal?
Ans:The faculties of Pahal are young and experienced. NIFT / NID alumini,NIFT faculty from management field for English and Maths.
Q    : How will I know which one is the best institution for NIFT /NID preparation.
Ans:Ask the students studying over there and they will give you proper idea about institution and see how old that institute is and the faculties of Institute.
Q    : Who have compiled the course Contents of coaching at Pahal?
Ans:Pahal School of design Course contentsare compiled by Expert Ex Faculties or Alumni of NIFT and NID Ahmedabad. Our mentors are also from industry who has a vast experience in Designing field so that they can also share their practical experience.
Q    : What was last year’s result of Pahal School of Design?
Ans:AIR-2, AIR-6, AIR-16, AIR-26, AIR-54 from Pahal. Out of 85 students 70 students were selected in NIFT and rest of them are in Symbiosis, FDDI, and Pearl. This shows not only getting into NIFT but you can also score a very good rank.
Q    : I have just completed class X exam. I like to draw and sketch. But, can this become a career?
Ans:There are 1.25 crore Engineers in the country an approximately 25 lakh them are unemployed. Others are mostly accommodated in non engineering sectors such as BPO and call centres.The supply here is more than demand. In the field of design, demand is much more than the supply. There about 50 different career options that one can pursue in the field of design.The average salary for a design graduates from premier institutes such as NID, NIFT, Srishti, Pearl is in the range of Rs. 4 – 6 lakh and for post graduate is Rs. 6 – 10 lakh.
Q    : When should one start preparing for entrance examinations to the design schools? I have just given class X exam.
Ans:Ideally students should start preparing for the design schools entrance exam, immediately after class X examinations. As the students is away from art and drawing since class V or VI, it is necessary to take training of basic design foundation during class XI, which is relatively less strenuous academically. In class XII, students can focus on advance entrance exam preparation.
Q    : Please let us know about the reputed foreign universities offering various design courses. How does one get admitted to these courses?
Ans:There are universities like Coventry, UK, for Automobile, IED Italy, for fashion design Sheridian, Canada for animation and Parsons school of Design, USA for architecture. For admissions to colleges abroad, a student needs to have a strong design portfolio which has to be created according to guidelines prescribed by the various colleges.
Q    : What proficiencies should an aspirant have to be able to crack admission tests for design courses?
Ans: As discussed, one needs to be creative, innovative and have an analytical bent of mind. Design is not a mundane career; be it movies, art or technology, design is dynamic and an aspirant has to have an inherent aptitude. Other skills like the ability to draw, think out of the box, and the ability to convince people of ones thinking; originality of thought and visualisation, are key to succeed. Skills can be acquired, but the thinking has to be there. To be able to crack the test, one also has to read extensively, have an inquisitive mind and have the thirst to acquire knowledge.
Q    : What are the core competencies required to succeed in a fiercely competitive career like design? Does an aspirant need to have an inherent knack or eye for design?
Ans:Design plays a crucial role in the economic development of a country. From a water purifier in the rural area to high-tech research, design is an integral component that makes things work. Design is not merely about art or technology. To succeed in design, one needs to be creative, innovative and has to have an analytical bent of mind. Design is about making things for people and the society; hence one needs to have empathy for the end-users, to be able to get into their shoes and understand what and how they would desire a product. It requires one to be updated about the latest in terms of technology and knowledge. Design also requires one to have an affinity to work with ones hands, and be hands-on with the latest trends.
Q    : Creative people are free thinkers and are perceived to be uncomfortable in boundaries or within four walls. How long does it take for students to cope up/adjust to the level/adjust to the pace?
Ans:The environment at design colleges like NID is conducive for creativity, and a student does not take much time to get acclimatised. Classrooms are studio-based with project-based education and less monitoring where teachers are like guides and mentors. Hence, it is like a home turf where students feel at home in a very short period of time, in addition to getting ample opportunities for creativity and growth.
Q    : What are the most sought-after modules/courses at the NID?
Ans: NID has the following streams —Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Design, IT Integrated (Experiential) Design and Interdisciplinary Design Studies, with a total of eight undergraduate an 17 postgraduate specialisation programmes. There are no particular streams that are more sought after as it depends upon the inclination of the particular individual which course he/she opts for.
Q    : Where are the campuses of NID?
Ans:NID has 1100 students spread across three campuses. Ahmedabad is the main campus that was set-up in 1961. The PG campus is located in Gandhinagar; research and development (R&D) campus is in Bangalore where the IT integrated programme is taught, especially keeping in mind that the concentration of technology companies is mainly in the south of India.