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March 14, 2009

National Institute of Design Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)

Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)

National Institute of Design Admissions 2009-2010

Admissions 2009-10

GDPD commences with a two semester rigorous Foundation Programme. This programme is geared to assist in developing attitudes, sensorial skills and aesthetic sensitivity necessary for further specialisation in specific areas of design. The purpose is to create an awareness of the environment and to arouse the students’ creative faculties. The primary concern of the Foundation Programme is to introduce the students to the fundamentals of design, to initiate them to design as a creative problem solving process, and to develop a highly evolved ‘design’ attitude and understanding of the relationship with culture and human senses, emotions and feelings. In the Foundation Programme, basic design courses are augmented by related studies of Science and Liberal Arts, to help and develop an understanding of the Indian milieu, user needs, applications, processing of design and synthesis.

The Foundation Programme is geared to inculcate the development of values, attitudes, materials and sensorial skills necessary for any design specialisation. It aspires to create an awareness of the changing environment by constantly relating the students’ learning to real life situations. The programme provides the necessary direction, stimuli, facilities and experience to foster creativity and thereby help each individual to discover their own identity, ability and potentials. The Foundation Programme is the basis on which the remaining design curriculum is built. It also makes students appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of design.

This 4-year intensive professional UG programme is offered in the following areas of specialisation:

Product Design, Furniture & Interior Design, Ceramic &
Glass Design
(Under the faculty of Industrial Design)

Graphic Design, Animation Film Design, Film & Video
Communication, Exhibition (Spatial) Design
(Under the faculty of Communication Design)

Textile Design
(Under the faculty of Textile, Apparel and Lifestyle Design)


Admission is open to students who have passed or who will appear for qualifying examinations under the Higher Secondary (10+2), or equivalents like AISSCE/ IB/ ICSE etc. Candidates passing the Institute’s admission tests/ interviews will be admitted, subject to passing their qualifying examinations before they join the Institute.

Competence in technical and related subjects will normally be considered an advantage. The medium of instruction for UG programme at NID is English. Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2009.

(Includes OBC and other reserved categories)

All enquiries relating to admissions should be addressed to:

Office of the Registrar (Academics)
National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007, India
Phone: +91-79-2662 3462
Fax: +91-79-2662 1167

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