National Institute of Design, [NID], Paldi, Ahmedabad

National Institute of Design - [NID]

Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat   |   ESTD : 1961   |   Approved By: AICTE   |   Type: Public
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About College

National Institute of Design (NID), is a Design school in Ahmadabad was established in 1961. National Institute of Design, India’s premier and first design institute has been declared Institution of National Importance by the Act of Parliament, by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act. The institute functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, government of India. NID's graduates have made a mark in key sectors of commerce, industry and social development by taking role of catalysts and through thought leadership.

  • NID is focusing on Advancing educational and research excellence through SEED (System for Educational Excellence in Design) in a learner centric ‘NID’ way
  • Vision of the school is “To undertake fundamental and applied research to create cutting edge knowledge in the areas of design especially those concerned with user understanding and trends”
  • Mission of the school is “To provide design intervention for craft, handloom, rural technology, small, medium and large scale enterprises, and outreach programmes for capability and institution building and sustainable livelihood, employment opportunities and economic growth”
  • NID has taken five decades of pioneering hard work by the academic community at the institute to develop a system of education which lays more emphasis on learning than on mere instruction

International Collaborations -

  • Burg Giebchenstein, Halle, Germany
  • Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, (BIAD), Birmingham, UK
  • Massey University, New Zealand
  • Royal College of Art & Design, London, UK
  • The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Monash University, Australia
  • Instituto Europeo di Design, S R L, Milan, Italy
  • The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
  • School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University, Toronto, Canada

Placements -Placement summary of 2013 batch is mentioned below:

Number of Companies participating in placement process


No of students opting for placements through the institute


No of placement offers till date (companies are still reverting back)


Highest salary package offered

36 LPA

Average  salary package offered



Extracurricular activities-

  • International Centre for Indian Crafts (ICIC)- The Handicrafts industry in India is part of a very complex global socio-cultural and economic scenario. To deal with the situation from numerous perspectives, the activities of the centre aim to provide scope for multiple levels of knowledge sharing and design dissemination mechanisms.
  • NIDUS the Design Shop-The objective of the NIDUS is to Encouraging more people to visit the Institute's public interface areas like Design Gallery, Design Shop, etc., thereby getting directly or indirectly exposed to Design.


  • Library-



Cambridge University Press


CRC press




Oxford Handbooks


Proquest (ebrary E-Books)


Taylor and Francis ( Routledge)


Wiley (Art & Photography Collection)


Wood Head Publishing (Textile Engineering Collection)


Wood Head Publishing (Textile Engineering Collection)


Festivals -

  • Alpavirama 2014 -It is the only Film Festival (after Film South Asia of Nepal, which is much older) to be held in South Asia, exclusively devoted to Films from the subcontinent
  • Chitrakatha 2013 -It is a International student animation festival. The biennial student animation festival from NID, celebrates the coming together of numerous creative minds that share a common dream: The celebration of original animation and it’s future.

 Ranking- Business Week has placed NID in its list of top design schools in the world.


  • The institute awards Freeship cum scholarship to the needy and deserving students with the support of Ford Foundation and from its own resources. The value of freeship is equivalent to the yearly tuition fee payable by the student.
  • Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai also awards this scholarship to maximum 5 students studying in second years of GDPD, based on their merit in the Foundation Programme and marks obtained in standard XII.

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