NID – National Institute of Design

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NID 2023

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National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad and its extension campuses at Gandhinagar & Bengaluru, is an ‘Institute of National Importance’ as per the NID Act 2014 as well as an autonomous Institute under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. As per the NID Act 2014, the Institute is a statutory authority empowered to award its own degrees—presently offering full-time Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) of four-year duration, full-time Masters of Design (M.Des.) of two-and-a-half year duration and PhD in Design (full-time and part-time). The Institute is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Madhya Pradesh & NID Assam are independent autonomous institutes under the DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and offer four-year full-time Bachelor in Design (B.Des.)

Admissions to all the programmes at NID is based on the candidates’ performance in the two-stages of Design Aptitude Tests viz. DAT Prelims & DAT Mains. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of the candidates.

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be conducted at various test centres across India (Refer Section 7.3 of this Admissions Handbook). Candidates should note that appearing for the DAT Prelims or being shortlisted for the second stage of the admission process does NOT guarantee automatic entitlement to admission.

Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims will be invited to appear for the Stage 2 DAT Mains. Exact details of the Test Centre will be announced later in the DAT Mains Admit Card.

  • Candidates are fully and solely responsible to provide correct information during the application process. If it is found that any information provided by the candidate at the time of filling / submitting the application form is not true, NID has the right to cancel the application or admission, at any stage, in accordance with its rules and regulations. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the management and employees of the Institute will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.
  • The Institute has the sole prerogative to determine the procedure for each cycle of admission. In case of any matter not covered in this handbook, NID’s decisions shall be considered final and binding to all the parties concerned.

Important Dates

Sr.No. Admission Stages Dates
1 Accepting Application Forms online begins Friday, 21 October 2022
2 Last date for submitting online applications Friday, 1600 hrs. 16 December 2022
3 Submission of online applications with payment of late fees Friday, 1800 hrs. 16 December to Monday, 1600 hrs. 19 December 2022
4 Window to edit the application forms Tuesday, 1600 hrs. 20 December to Thursday, 1600 hrs. 22 December 2022
5 Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelims** Friday, 1600 hrs. 30 December 2022
6 DAT Prelims Exam Sunday, 8 January 2023
7 DAT Prelims Result Thursday, 1600 hrs. 30 March 2023
8 Rechecking Request for DAT Prelims Thursday, 1800 hrs. 30 March 2023 to Saturday, 1600 hrs. 01 April 2023
9 Download Admit Card for DAT Mains** Friday, 1600 hrs. 14 April 2023
10 DAT Mains Exam 29 April 2023 to 30 April 2023
11 DAT Mains Result Tuesday, 1600 hrs. 18 May 2023
12 Window for submission of Campus Preference Thursday, 1600 hrs. 18 May 2023 to Saturday, 1600 hrs. 19 May 2023
13 Rechecking Request for DAT Mains Thursday, 1600 hrs. 18 May 2023 to Friday, 1600 hrs. 19 May 2023
14 Payment of Token Fees & Uploading of Documents Thursday, 1600 hrs. 25 May 2023 to Friday, 1600 hrs. 26 May 2023
15 Provisional Offer Letter of Admissions First week of June 2023

The candidates can modify the details filled in the application form (except the Programme Applied in, Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Registered Mobile Number & Registered Email ID) at the time when ‘Window to Edit’ opens. In case, the candidate changes his/her applied category during the “Window to Edit” period, the applicable additional application form fees will have to be paid by the candidate. However, no refund of excess fees will be made in the case of any category change.

*NID reserves the right to change/alter this schedule due to unforeseen circumstances.

** Admit Cards will be available for download on the NID website ( as per the schedule. It is the responsibility of the candidates to download and print their own Admit Cards. Reporting time will be mentioned in the DAT Prelims Admit Card.

Depending on any unforeseen situation, the schedules as well as the nature/structure of the exams can change, and all tests can be conducted entirely online or entirely offline or in a combination of both modes, at the discretion of the Institute./p>

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

  1. at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  2. at National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh
  3. at National Institute of Design, Haryana
  4. at National Institute of Design, Madhya Pradesh
  5. at National Institute of Design, Assam

Last date for submitting online application:
1600 hrs. Thursday, 16 December 2022

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims
Sunday, 08 January 2023

All courses at NID are taught in English.

Candidates must satisfy all the eligibility criteria stipulated in this handbook in order to be eligible for admission.

Records of exam-related documents will be retained by NID only for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the Final result.

The courts and tribunals in Ahmedabad alone shall have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any dispute or claim regarding admission to NID.

Master of Design (M.Des.)

  1. at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  2. at National Institute of Design, Bengaluru (Extension Campus)
  3. at National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar (Extension Campus)

NID Contact

National Institute of Design (NID)
  • Address:NID Admissions Cell National Institute of Design Paldi, Ahmedabad - 380007
  • Phone : +91-22-2576-4063/ 9093/ 9094
  • Email:
  • Official admissions website:

For any queries related to admissions 2022-23, contact 079-26623462 between Monday to Friday from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm.

For technical issues related to submission of online application write to : Email:

For any queries related to NID Campuses other than Ahmedabad:

NID Andhra Pradesh

Dr. Piyush Sharma Deputy Registrar
Contact: 0863-2377204, +91-9810658060

NID Haryana

Flt. Lt. Amita Saxena, Registrar
Contact: 01744-278100, 01744-278101

NID Madhya Pradesh

Shri Prashant
Assistant Administrative Officer Email:
Contact: 0755-6721116

NID Assam

Dr. Dinamani Thakuria, Deputy Registrar
Contact: 0376 - 2310108 / 9101098102

NID Andhra Pradesh

Dr. Piyush Sharma Deputy Registrar
Contact: 0863-2377201/ 202

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