National Institute of Design (NID) http://admissions.nid.edu at Ahmedabad and at its Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses is an ‘Institute of National Importance’, empowered to award its own degrees—Masters of Design (M.Des.) of two-and-a-half year duration and Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) of four year duration.
NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra are independent autonomous institutes under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and offer full time Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) of four-year duration.
Admission to all of the design courses is on the basis of the candidates’ performance in the two-stages of Design Aptitude Test.