National Institute of Design

National Institute of Design is one of the leading design schools in the world. The institute’s courses have been enlisted by the Business Week, USA as one of the top 25 Asian and European programs in the world. The institute is well known for its industrial design education which is world class as well as the state-of-the-art infrastructure. The campus of the institute has its own automobile and jewelry design centers, along with other centers for toy and game design, lifestyle accessory design, strategic design management, transportation and information design, and new media design.

Name of the Institution National Institute of Design
Type of Institution Design
Location/Contact Details National Institute of DesignPaldi, Ahmedabad 380 007

Phone: +91 79 26623692

Fax: +91 79 26621167


PG Campus, Gandhinagar:

National Institute of Design,

GH-0 Extension Road,

Near Infocity, Gandhinagar 382 007

Phone: +91-79-2326 5602

Fax: +91-79-2324 4518

R&D Campus, Bengaluru:

National Institute of Design,

#12, HMT Link Road, Off Tumkur Road,

Bengaluru 560 022

Phone: +91-80-2337 3006 / 2337 3276

Fax: +91-80-2337 3086

Ownership o Autonomous National InstitutionRecognized by the DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research)
Courses Offered Undergraduate Program:Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) – 4-year course

Postgraduate Program:

Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) – 2 to 2.5-year course

Departments/ Branches FOR GDPD:Faculty of Industrial Design

  • Furniture & Interior Design
  • Ceramic & Glass Design
  • Product Design

Faculty of Textile, Apparel and Lifestyle Accessory Design

  • Textile Design

Faculty of Communication Design

  • Film & Video Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Exhibition (Spatial) Design
  • Animation Film Design


Faculty of Industrial Design

  • Product Design
  • Transportation & Automobile Design
  • Ceramic & Glass Design
  • Toy & Game Design
  • Furniture & Interior Design

Faculty of Textile, Apparel and Lifestyle Accessory Design

  • Apparel Design
  • Textile Design
  • Lifestyle Accessory Design

Faculty of Communication Design

  • Graphic Design
  • Animation Film Design
  • Photography Design
  • Film & Video Communication

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Design Studies

  • Strategic Design Management
  • Design For Retail Experience

Faculty of It Integrated [Experiential] Design

  • New Media Design
  • Information & Interface Design
  • Design For Digital Experience


Admission Procedure/Eligibility Criteria For undergraduate program:Students completing senior secondary from a recognized institute are eligible to apply. Applicants appearing in the final examination are also eligible to apply for the course. The upper age limit for candidates under general category is 20 years. For candidates under reserved categories the upper age limit is relaxed by 3 years.

Eligible candidates have to qualify in an entrance examination (Design Aptitude Test). Upon completion of the foundation year, students are allotted their choice of discipline on the basis of the performance and availability of seats.

For postgraduate program:

Applicants need to have a graduation degree or equivalent in design, engineering, architecture, technology, fine arts, computer science, music, or visual communications from a recognized institute. Some courses also admit candidates having graduation degree in any discipline. The upper age limit for candidates under general category is 30 years. For applicants belonging to reserved categories, the upper age limit is relaxed by 3 years.

All eligible applicants need to qualify in the entrance examination. Candidates cannot apply for more than 2 programs. Applications for 2 programs should be sent in separate forms.

Fee Structure
  • For undergraduate program: INR 210,800 per year
  • For postgraduate program: INR 255,800 per year
  • For NRIs and foreign nationals from SAARC countries: USD 8,000 per year
  • For foreign nationals of other countries: USD 12,000 per year
Scholarships The institute offers awards (cash prize) to students showing outstanding performance.
Placements The institute has an active placement cell. The students get employment in reputed domestic and overseas organizations.
Established in the Year 1961