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NID 2017 Counselling

NID 2017 counselling is expected to start in the first week of June-2017 after the declaration of NID 2017 Result and final merit list is done on May 31, 2017. NID 2017 Entrance for B. Des, GDPD and M. Des is scheduled to take place on Jan 10, 2017. National Institute of Design (NID) conducts a Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for admission to Bachelor of Design (B. Design), Master of Design (M. Design) and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD at NID, Vijaywada.

The shortlisted candidate from Design Aptitude Test (DAT) will appear for Studio Test and Personal Interview. The studio test and interviews for M. Design will be held from March 19 to April 15, 2017. The studio test and interviews for B. Design is scheduled to be held from May 17 to May 24, 2017. A final merit list is prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance in all the above mentioned stages and the NID Counselling Process takes place.

The selected students can complete their admission process on June 16, 2017. In case it is required and approved by the admission committee of NID, there will be a second merit list also which will be declared on June 17, 2017 for waitlisted candidates. The admission process for students in the second merit list will be held on June 29, 2017.

In order to complete the NID 2017 Counselling Process and the admission process the selected candidates will be required to attend the counselling session in-person at the selected NID Campus. Candidates will have to produce original documents and pay the admission fees in order to confirm admission.

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NID 2017 Counselling Schedule

The final NID 2017 Merit List for both Bachelor of Design and Master of Design In the final week of May-2017. The admission procedure can be completed by June 16, 2017 for successful candidates from the first merit list. The second merit list containing the names of waitlisted candidates will be made available on June 17, 2017. The scheduled dates for NID 2017 Counselling are as follows:

Announcement of result for B.Des. & M.Des. on official websiteMay 31, 2017 (Tuesday)
Opening date for Online consent by all qualified candidates (to be eligible for the next stage of admissions process)May 31, 2017 (Tuesday)
Closing date for Online consent by all qualified candidates (to be eligible for the next stage of admissions process)June 03 2017 (Friday)
Merit List 1 for B.Des. and M.Des. (all categories)June 06, 2017 (Monday)
Opening date for Uploading of scanned copies of documents by candidates in merit list 1 for online document verificationJune 06, 2017 (Monday)
Closing Date for Uploading of scanned copies of documents by candidates in merit list 1 for online document verificationJune 13, 2017 (Monday)
Provisional Offer of Admissions to candidates in Merit List 1June 15, 2017 (Wednesday)
Last Date of Uploading details of Demand Draft onlineJuly 04, 2017 (Monday)

Schedule for Verification of original documents, Payment of fees to confirm seat and Enrolment in program

Bachelor of Design (B.Des) at Ahmedabad CampusJuly 11, 2017 (Monday)
Master of Design (M.Des.) for disciplines at Ahmedabad CampusJuly 12, 2017 (Tuesday)
Master of Design (M.Des.) for disciplines at Gandhinagar CampusJuly 13, 2017 (Wednesday)
Master of Design (M.Des.) for disciplines at Bengaluru CampusJuly 14, 2017 (Thursday)
Commencement of 2016-17 academic session (All Campuses)July 18, 2017 (Monday)

NID 2017 Merit List

The NID 2017 Merit list would be declared after the declaration of final results on May 31, 2017. The candidate’s performance in all three stages will be taken into consideration while preparing final merit list. The weightage of marks in each stage obtained by the candidate will be evaluated by the Institute itself. No application or request for revaluation of result will be entertained by the institute. The decision by the institute will be considered final. Weightage for preparation of final merit lis is indicated below.

ProgramDesign Aptitude TestStudio TestInterview
M.Des (all disciplines)20%50%30%

Candidates can see the final merit list for Bachelor of Design programme on the website: The list is prepared category wise and will be based on the weightage marks of the selected candidates in the three stages.

Similarly, for each discipline of Master of Design programme, candidates can see the final merit list on the official website: The list is prepared category wise and will be based on the weightage marks of the selected candidates in all three stages taken together.

Counselling Process for NID 2017 Admission

The counselling process for admission to B. Des. And M. Des. Program in National Institute of Design for the academic session 2016-17 is expected to start in the first week of June-2017. The NID 2017 counselling process primarily involves three steps:

  1. Online Consent by Qualified Candidates
  2. Uploading of Documents Online by Candidates
  3. Provisional offer of Admission

Online Consent by Qualified Candidates

The successful candidates whose name appears in the rank list would be allotted seats provisionally after online verification of documents.

The qualified candidates are required to submit their consent ONLINE only, to be eligible for the next stage of admission process. The process for submitting Online Consent starts from May 31, 2017 to June 03, 2017. Based on the online consent submitted by the qualified candidates, the merit List will updated regularly from May 31, 2017 to June 03, 2017.

The candidates should regularly visit the official admissions website for latest updates and submit their consent before the closing date. In case the candidate does not submit the consent online within the given deadline, he/she will be debarred from taking any further part in the admission procedure of NID. Only those candidates who have qualified according to the rank list and have also submitted their consent online within the stipulated time frame, will be considered in the first merit list for B.Des & M.Des programs (all disciplines).

The first merit list will be prepared based on the online consent submitted by the qualified candidates.

Uploading of Documents Online by Candidates

The candidates, who have qualified as per the first Merit List, would be required to upload the scanned copies of the requisite documents for the purpose of verification. All the relevant documents has to be issued in the name of the candidate.  The scanned copies of the original documents should be in JPEG format only.

The uploaded documents is verified against the information provided in the Application Form and any discrepancy would lead to cancellation of candidature. NID will offer provisional admission only to those candidates who are found eligible during the verification process of relevant documents uploaded by the candidate.

The last date for uploading of the scanned copies of the relevant original documents for verification is Monday, June 13, 2017.  It is mandatory for the succesful candidates to upload the scanned copies of the relevant documents otherwise they will be debarred from taking part any further in the admission process.

List of relevant documents for which the scanned copies have to be uploaded by the qualified candidates for B.Des. and M.Des. programs (for all categories) are indicated below:

  • 10th Marksheet
  • 12th Marksheet
  • Birth Certificate
  • Degree (Graduation/Diploma) Marksheet (for admission to M. Des.)

In addition to the above, the OBC-NCL/SC/ST category candidates have to submit valid category certificates which should be issued by appropriate competent authorities, in the prescribed format available on the official admissions website ( OBC-(NCL) certificates which are issued AFTER 31 March 2015 will be considered valid only. Candidates who have applied under PH category have to provide a valid Disability Certificate issued by the appropriate competent authority. The format of same is provided on the admissions website.

For Overseas category candidates (both B.Des. or M.Des programmes):  They have to upload the scanned copies of the first and last pages of Passport and of Equivalence certificate, apart from submitting above mentioned documents. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to procure the relevant visa to study at NID for these programs and ensure the validity of their passport and visa.

In case of Results Awaited of Qualifying Exam:

Candidates whose Class 12 results (for B. Des.) and Graduation results are awaited (for M. Des.) need to procure and upload a bonafide certificate from the Principal of their School/College in the format available at the admissions website.

Candidates whose results are awaited and fail to upload their bonafide certificate in the prescribed format will have their candidature forfeited.

Also, it is necessary for the candidates to pass their qualifying exam, produce the original marksheet of qualifying exam (class 12 for B. Des. and Graduation for M. Des.) and submit a self attested copy on or before August 31, 2017. In case the candidates fail to do so, their admission to course is summarily liable to be rejected.

The date of birth of the candidate as recorded in their Birth Certificate or High School (10th std. / 12th Std.) / first Board / Pre-University Certificate will be considered for the purpose of age verification.

Provisional Offer of Admission

The next step after the verification of the uploaded documents is Provisional Offer of Admission which includes details of fees to be paid. This would be sent to the candidate via email. The following documents will be attached with the email: 

  • Rules and Regulations
  • Format of Physical Fitness Certificate (to be certified by a RMO)
  • Format of Undertaking to be submitted by the candidate (only in case if the result of 12th Standard or final year Bachelor programme is not declared).
  • Indemnity Bond
  • Hostel Rules and Regulations and Hostel Application Form (for candidates of M. Des. at Gandhinagar campus, and candidates of B.Des. at Ahmedabad campus)         

Candidates have to fill in all the required details along with the candidate’s and parents/guardian’s signature on printed copies of all documents before proceeding to payment of fees. After this entire process, the seat allocation will be confirmed to the candidate.

Payment of NID 2017 Admission Fee

Candidates have to pay the requisite annual fee for completing the NID 2017 Admission Process. The table below indicates the annual expense of the NID for the academic session 2016-17.

Yearly Expenses for Academic 2016-17Indian CitizensOverseas (supernumerary) (for both B. Des & M. Des)
B. Des.M. Des.
SAARC countries, African countries, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, VietnamRest Of The World
Tuition FeesRs.1,20,000Rs.1,60,000USD 5000USD 12000
Studio & KMC charges/ I.T. infrastructure chargesRs.55,000Rs.55,000Rs.55,000Rs.55,000
Student Development FundRs.400Rs.400Rs.400Rs.400
Film ClubRs.200Rs.200Rs.200Rs.200
Security Deposit (refundable)Rs.10,000Rs.10,000Rs.10,000Rs.10,000
Hostel & Electricity ChargesRs.25,000Rs.30,000Rs.25,000 for B. Des
Rs.30,000 for M. Des
Mess Charges (subject to periodic revisions)Rs.3700 per monthRs.3700 per monthRs.3700 per monthRs.3700 per month

The candidates have to prepare a Demand Draft in favour of “National Institute of Design”, payable at Ahmedabad.  On the reverse of the demand draft, the candidates have to mention:

  • Full name
  • Roll Number
  • Name of Programme (B.Des. / M.Des.)
  • Name of Discipline (only for M.Des. candidates)

Candidates should login and fill in the details of Demand Draft online before Monday, July 04, 2017. After the submission of the details, the “Acceptance of Admission Form” will be generated.

Documents to be Submitted during NID 2017 Admission

The next step in the process is to print the “Acceptance of Admission Form”, fill the checklist of relevant documents, paste a recent passport photograph and attach the Demand Draft & duly signed copies of ALL documents in the below mentioned sequence:

  • Acceptance of Admission Form, signed by the candidate
  • Demand Draft in favour of “National Institute of Design”
  • One set of self-attested copies of ALL documents submitted online
  • Rules and Regulations, signed by candidate and parent/guardian
  • Physical Fitness Certificate, certified by a RMO, in format provided by NID
  • Undertaking by the candidate only in case if the result of 12th Standard or final year Bachelor programme is not declared, in the format provided by NID
  • Indemnity
  • Copy of Medical insurance in the name of the candidate.
  • Hostel Rules and Regulations
  • Hostel Application Form
  • Four (4) copies of recent passport photographs not more than 3 months old [with roll number written on the back side]

Candidates need not send the above documents by post or by hand. These documents are required to be submitted after the physical verification of original documents at respective campuses.

Physical Verification of Original Documents  

The candidates should attend the Physical Verification procedure in person, at the respective campus for verification of original documents, and submission of the relevant documents as per the schedule notified by the admission committee

Candidates who fail to report personally on the specified date or with incomplete/missing/false documents would be summarily rejected and their admission offer will be withdrawn.

NID 2017 On the spot offer of admissions

A selected number of qualified candidates according to merit (depending on the available vacancies and category reservation), will be called for spot admission at the respective campuses as per the following schedule:

NID AhmedabadB. Des.July 11, 2017; 05.00 pm onwards
M. Des.July 12, 2017; 05.00 pm onwards
NID GandhinagarM. Des.July 13, 2017; 05.00 pm onwards
NID BengaluruM. Des.July 14, 2017; 05.00 pm onwards

Candidates must ensure that they remain present in person with the necessary documents and fees for such spot admissions. Spot admission depends on the rank obtained in the merit list and category-wise vacancy. Hence, all candidates who are called for spot admission are not assured of getting a seat.


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