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National Institute of Design (NID) conducts Design Aptitude Test (DAT) every year for the intake of candidates to the Bachelor of Design (B. Des.), Master of Design (M. Des.) and the Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD at Vijayawada). The candidates who are shortlisted after the admission process are granted admission at the Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses. The candidates applying for the entrance exam are required to enter their category details in the examination form as there are also provisions for the reservation of seats in the courses as per NID 2017 Reservation Policy.

The candidates seeking admission under the NID reservation will be required to produce the required documents at the time of admission. Also, once a candidate has chosen a category at the time of the application form submission, he/she will not be allowed to change it at any point of time. The category documents must also be produced in time as no provisional admission shall be granted to any candidate until the documents are submitted with the authorities.

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NID 2017 Reserved Categories

All the candidates applying for the admissions must mention their respective categories in the NID 2017 Application Form. The candidates belonging to the Other Backward Classes –Non Creamy layer, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes and foreign nationals are provided with a reservation of seats in the admission to the courses.

The category-wise division of seats for Bachelor of Design course, as per the NID 2017 Reservation Policy, is given as follows:

Total No. of seatsGeneralOBC-NCLScheduled CasteScheduled Tribes
Percentage of reservation51.5%27%15%7.5%
1005027158

The category-wise distribution of seats for Master of Design course, as per the NID reservation policy, is given in the following table:

Total no. of seatsGeneralOBC-NCLScheduled CasteScheduled Tribes
Percentage of reservation51.5%27%15%7.5%
Disciplines with 15 seats each8421
Disciplines with 10 seats each5311

The candidates belonging to the Other Backward Classes- Creamy Layer are not entitled to any reservation. The candidates belonging to the OBC-CL category are considered as General category candidates. The benefit of reservation is given to only those castes and tribes that are mentioned in the central list of the corresponding states as issued by the Government of India.


Documents Required during NID 2017 Counselling

The candidates who desire to claim reservation are required to submit the following documents during the NID 2017 Counselling:

  • Photocopy of the NID Application form
  • Photocopy of NID 2017 Admit Card issued for Design Aptitude Test, Studio Test and Personal Interview
  • Original and sufficient photocopies of Class 10th and 12th passing certificates and mark sheets.
  • Original and sufficient photocopies of Bachelor Degree passing certificates and mark sheets. (For Master of Design along with Class 10th and 12th passing certificate and mark sheet)
  • Reservation certificates (if reservation is applicable)
  • Sufficient number of passport size photographs

The candidates belonging to the reserved categories and who wish to avail the reservation are required to produce a prescribed Caste/Tribe certificate (preferably in English) from the Competent Authorities of the respective States/Union Territories/National Commission of Tribes. The candidates who belong to the OBC-NCL category, however, will have to produce a prescribed caste certificate (preferably in English) from the Competent Authorities of the respective States/Union Territories certifying that they do not belong to the creamy layer.


Differently Abled Categories

The NID reservation policy also keeps a provision for reservation to the candidates belonging to the Differently abled categories. The Persons with Disability (PwD) will be given a 3% horizontal reservation of seats from the parent category in each programme cutting across all sections i.e. SCs, STs, OBCs (Non-Creamy only) and General category.

To avail the NID reservation the candidate has to keep in mind that it will be provided to only those candidates who have 40% or more category as per the rules and guidelines issued by the Government of India. These candidates who are seeking to avail the reservation under the PwD category are required to produce a Disability Certificate issued by the competent Medical authority, Govt. of India, at the time of accepting the admissions offer.

CertificatesFormat
Caste Certificate for SC/STPDF
Caste Certificate for OBC-NCLPDF
Medical Certificate for Person with DisabilitiesPDF
Bonafide CertificatePDF

NID 2017 Reservation for Foreign Nationals

The NID 2017 reservation policy also has a provision for reservation to the candidates who belong to any country other than India. Any candidate belonging to the nationality of any other county other than the Republic of India is eligible to apply for the NID 2017 reservation in the category of Overseas Category.

There is a provision for 15% reservation of supernumerary seats in B. Des. and M. Des. Programmes. The candidates belonging to the NRI category (Non-Resident of India) shall be required to apply as Indian Citizens. However, the foreign passport holders with a valid PIO or OCI status do get a choice of applying under either the Indian or the Overseas category. The candidates applying for the Overseas category with a valid PIO shall have to pay the fee as per the fee decided for the Foreign Citizens.

The final allotment of seats will be done after the final merit list of Overseas Category which shall be prepared after the completion of all the three stages of admission process. To accept the offer of admission the candidate will have to appear in person at the respective campus of NID and will b required to produce the attested copies and the original documents as mentioned in the list below:

  1. An attested copy of the relevant pages of their passport containing details of the applicant.
  2. For B.Des. Candidates: Attested copies of marksheets of equivalent grades/ levels of SSC and HSC (those who are studying presently in HSC, must submit a bonafide certificate from school/ college).
  3. For M.Des. Candidates: Attested copies of marksheets of equivalent grades/ levels of SSC, HSC, completed years of graduation and degree certificate/ provisional certificate/ passing certificate.
  4. An equivalence certificate must be obtained by the candidate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, www.aiuweb.org prior to admission.

The candidates holding the foreign passports will have to apply for the visa for the duration of the course before hand and before the commencement of the program. The foreign nationals who apply for the Overseas Category under the NID reservation are not allowed to apply for any other category.


Documents Required during NID 2017 Counselling

The following documents must be submitted by the foreign nationals during the NID 2017 Counselling:

  • An attested copy of the relevant pages of their passport containing details of the applicant.
  • Candidates applying for Bachelor of Design will submit attested copies of mark sheets of equivalent grades/ levels of SSC and HSC (those who are studying presently in HSC, must submit a bonafide certificate from school/ college)
  • Candidates applying for disciplines of Master of Design will submit attested copies of mark sheets of equivalent grades/levels of SSC, HSC, completed years of graduation and degree certificate/provisional certificate/ passing certificate.

An equivalence certificate issued by Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. Candidates can visit the official website www.aiuweb.org.

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