NID Ahmedabad M.Des Admission
NID Ahmedabad M.Des Admission

The National Institutes of Design (NID), Ahmedabad has released the notification for admission into the 2.5 year Master of Design program in the following areas of specialization:

  • Faculty of Communication Design
  • Faculty of Industrial Design
  • Faculty of Interdisciplinary Design
  • Faculty of IT Integrated Design
  • Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle, and Accessory Design

National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad invites applications for admissions to Master of Design (MDes) for the academic year. Master of Design (MDes) is conducted by National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.

NID Ahmedabad M.Des Admission

Courses Offered

The two and a half year 2.5 year Master of Design programme is offered in the following areas of specialization at NID’s campuses in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru:

  • Animation Film Design
  • Ceramic and Glass Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Film & Video Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Textile Design


To be eligible for the NID M.Des program, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or a full-time diploma.

  • Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years of age (relaxable by three years for reserved category)
  • Bachelors degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 (or more) system, from any university or institute, recognized (by law) in India.
  • Bachelors degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system, from any university or institute, recognized (by law) in India, with a one year experience or further academic qualifications.
  • Diploma in Design under the 10+2+4 system, from any university or institute, recognized (by law) in India.

NID M.Des Program Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee (1 discipline only)Application Fee (2 discipline only)
General, General-EWS & OBC-NCLRs.3,000Rs.6,000
SC, ST, PwDRs.1,500Rs.3,000
Overseas (supernumerary)Rs.5,000Rs.10,000

How to Apply?

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

Step 0:
a) Read and apprise yourself with the information on eligibility criteria, a number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to B.Des. and M.Des. programmes at NID in the Admissions Information booklet available on the website.
b) Relevant information related to admissions to GDPD programme at NID Vijayawada is provided in the prospectus of NID Vijayawada, download from this website.
c) Please Note: The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is common for applicants for both B.Des. (at Ahmedabad) and GDPD (at Vijayawada).

Step 1: Sign up
a) Register / sign up online at by filling in the required details.
b) Please ensure that the email id and mobile number you provide should be valid for at least one year.
c) Login to your account using the email id and date of birth provided during sign up.

Step 2: Fill Application Form
a) Login and proceed to Step 2 – Application Form.
b) For applicants applying to undergraduate programmes, Please make a choice for the specific programme – (i) only B.Des. (ii) only GDPD (iii) both B.Des. and GDPD. Please note that once the payment formalities are completed, this choice cannot be altered.
c) Fill all the required details in the application form.
d) ‘Save & Exit’. You can always login at a later time and continue to complete the application process.
e) If you have your scanned photograph and signature as per the instructions, then Go to ‘Save & Proceed’ to ‘Upload Document Section’.

Step 3: Upload Photograph & Signature
a) Upload scanned photograph as per the instructions. It should be in JPEG format only not exceeding 100 kb size. Browse / choose your scanned photograph from your computer and click on ‘Upload’.
b) Upload scanned signature as per the instructions. It should be in JPEG format only not exceeding 100 kb size. Browse / choose your scanned signature from your computer and click on ‘Upload’.
c) After uploading scanned photograph and signature, Save your application OR click on ‘Save & Proceed’ to Payment section.

Step 4: Pay application fee & Print
a)Select the mode of payment to pay the application fees online by Credit / Debit Card or offline by Demand Draft and submit the required details.
b) After verifying the details submitted, you can proceed to make payment. c) Note: After making the payment of application fees, you will not be able to modify / edit any information provided during the submission of application form.
d) After making payment successfully, you will be redirected to the Print section. You can take a print of the application form submitted for your reference or save it as PDF file.
e) If you are making payment by demand draft, you must complete the process of online submission of application form before Last date.
f) Then, to complete the application process, you must send the demand draft and a printout of your application form in a single envelope, so as to reach the following address before Last Date
The Project Manager – CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14,
Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003

Application form can be downloaded from official website of National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad:

Important Dates

Last Date for submitting application formDecember 01, 2023
Window to edit the application formsDecember 05, 2023 to December 07, 2023
Download admit card for DAT PrelimsDecember 22, 2023
Date of Design Aptitude Test PrelimsDecember 24, 2023

For more details, please visit:


  • NID Ahmedabad M.Des Admission 2024
  • NID Ahmedabad M.Des Admission Notification 2024
  • NID Ahmedabad M.Des Admission Fee details

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