NID Coaching in Delhi
National Institute of Design (NID)
The National Institute of Design (NID) is a design school in Ahmedabad, India. NID is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under Ministry of Science and Technology, government of India, as a scientific and industrial design research organization.
Business Week has ranked NID in its list of top design schools in the world.
The institute has three campuses: first is the heritage campus at the Paldi, Ahmedabad, 2nd is the postgraduate campus at the National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar established on 19 July 2004 to move the postgraduate courses from the heritage campus & 3rd is the postgraduate R&D campus at the Bangalore established on 31 March 2006 offering 2 IT integrated courses (Information and Interface Design, Design for Digital Experience and Design for Retail Experience).
Design Workshop Snapshot
How NID comes into existence
It was as result of the Industrial Policy Resolution of 1953 that the government of India invited the design team of Charles and Ray Eames to recommend a programme of design to serve as an aid to small industries in India. On the basis of their document, ‘The India Report’, the government of India set up the National Institute of Design in 1961 as an autonomous national institution for research, service and training in Industrial Design and Visual Communication. Designer and sculptor Dashrath Patel was its founder secretary, he held the post till 1981, and was awarded the Padma Shri in the same year.
Courses offered at NID : The institute offers two kinds of courses:
- Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)
- Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD)
Postgraduate Diploma Programme in Design
This 2 to 2.5-year programme is offered in the following areas of specialisation in 14 design disciplines under the five faculties.
Eligibility criteria for PGDPD: Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the areas mentioned in each discipline below are eligible to apply. Diploma holders from premier specialised institutions are considered on par with Bachelor’s Degree in certain cases.
- Industrial Design
- Textile and Apparel Design
- Communication Design
- IT Integrated Design
- Interdisciplinary Design Studies
Notable alumni of the institute include Prasoon Pandey, Kiran Bir Sethi, Paromita Banerjee and Sonal Dabral, Sujata Keshavan of Ray and Keshavan, Michael Foley of Foley Design.
What after NID : Placements
NID Placement Office bridges gap between industry and academia providing platform to students to interact with industries / NGOs / educational institutes/ craft sectors. There are several ways in which the potential employers can engage NID students:
These projects are conducted over a 4 to 8 week period in the classroom along with opportunities for client contact. Such projects are an integral aspect of NID’s curriculum and seek to expose students to a wide variety of existing scenarios in the industry, along with testing their problemsolving abilities. Such projects are conducted for a batch of students under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. The outcome of the said project is shared with the sponsor.
Industrial Training (Internships):
Industrial training continues for 6 to 8 weeks; wherein, the student works on a project in the premises of the industry/organization and under the supervision of the sponsor. It is scheduled in the curriculum at the end of third year of the Undergraduate programme and in the second year of the Postgraduate programme. Through this hands-on industrial training, the student engages in one or more areas of design and development, production, marketing, and several other aspects. A stipend will be as per NID norms.
As per NID’s curriculum, all final semester students are required to undertake a diploma project with a client organization. This diploma project comprises a comprehensive project based on a predetermined design brief. The diploma project, which is expected to be of 6 months duration, is a complete demonstration of independent client service by the student under the guidance of a faculty member from NID. The student is expected to generate a professional design proposal that integrates application and implementation capabilities. The project brief is approved by the student’s faculty guide. While doing the project, the student is also required to make at least 3 guide visits during the course of the project; wherein, the guide reviews the progress of work. On successful completion of the work, a comprehensive document of the project & its outcome is submitted as prescribed by NID from time to time. The student’s performance on the project is critically evaluated by a jury comprising NID faculty members and external experts for the award of the NID’s Professional Education Programme Diploma upon the student. The stipend is applicable as per NID norms, and the company is also required to pay the Diploma Registration fees (Rs 5000 per student).
The Schedule for the Placement Week, 2013 are:
- NID Main Campus – Ahmedabad-6th and 7th December, 2013
- NID PG Campus – Gandhinagar–8th December, 2013