How to Apply (B.Des/GDPD & M.Des)
Applicants will have to visit the official admissions website at www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below:

Step 0: Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the B.Des., GDPD and M.Des programmes.
Note:
In B.Des/GDPD the Design Aptitude Tests – DAT Prelims and DAT Mains are common to applicants to all three institutes, NID Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.

Step 1: Sign up/Registration 1. All the applicants are required to register/sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form only at http://admissions.nid.edu
2. Please provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while registering, since these contacts will be used for all future communication with the applicant. Ensure that this email id & mobile number is active till 31 August 2018.
3. After registration, login credentials will be sent via an email to the registered email address (do remember to check your spam or junk folders in case you do not find the email in your inbox). In case of wrong email address and/or mobile number has been provided during sign up, you are required to register afresh with the correct details.
4. Do not delete the email sent to you, as this will be useful for future reference.
5. Log in to your account using login and password to proceed further.

Step 2: Fill the Online Application Form 1. Log in and proceed to Step 2–Application Form.
2. Fill in all the required details.
Note:
- In B.Des/GDPD allotment of seat/campus will be purely on merit in respective category. Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are available ONLY at NID Ahmedabad and NOT available at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.
- In M.Des candidates are allowed to apply for maximum of two disciplines.
3. Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
4. After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to ‘Upload Document’.

Step 3:Uploading your Documents & signature 1. Upload a scanned recent passport photograph as per the instructions. All photographs must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs taken via mobile phone and other kinds of self-composed portraits will not be accepted.
2. Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. All signature files must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.
3. Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories are required to upload their valid Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
4. Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category are required to upload their valid Disability Certificate issued by a competent medical authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
5. Candidates applying under the Overseas category are required to upload the first and last page of their valid passport, clearly showing all of their personal information. The document must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
6. List of documents to be uploaded by candidates of various categories at the time of applying online are as under:

Category/Documents Photo Signature Certificate Remarks
GENERAL Yes Yes No  
OBC-NCL Yes Yes Yes OBC-NCL Certificate
SC Yes Yes Yes Caste Certiricate
ST Yes Yes Yes Tribe Certiricate
OPEN-PwD Yes Yes Yes Disability Certificate
OBC-NCL-PwD Yes Yes Yes Caste Certificate
Disability Certificate
SC-PwD Yes Yes Yes Caste Certificate
Disability Certificate
ST-PwD Yes Yes Yes Tribe Certificate
Disability Certificate
Overseas Yes Yes Yes First page of Passport
Last page of Passport
7. All of these scanned documents must be in JPG/JPEG format.
8. Once you are done with uploading all the necessary documents, click ‘Save and Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
9. Click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to pay Application Fees. Your Application Form will be accepted only after successful payment of the application fees.

Step 4: Pay Application Fee & Print: 1. Category-wise Application Fees for Academic Year 2018-19 are as under:

Category B.Des and GDPD M.Des
(1 discipline only)
M.Des
(2 Disciplines)
GENERAL Rs. 2000 Rs. 2000 Rs. 4000
OBC-NCL Rs. 2000 Rs. 2000 Rs. 4000
SC Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
ST Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
OPEN-PwD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
OBC-NCL-PwD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
SC-PwD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
ST-PwD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
Overseas Rs. 3000 (only B.Des.) Rs. 3000 Rs. 6000
NOTE:
For applications received after 1400 hrs on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, the application fees (including late fees) applicable will be double the amount indicated above.
2. The above fees are applicable to applicants of B.Des/GDPD and M.Des, belonging to either of the three genders. NOTE: As per latest order of Supreme Court of India, third gender includes only transgenders, eunuchs and hijras. Lesbians, gays and bisexuals need to select either Male or Female option as appropriate.
3. Application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.
4. The Application fees paid online (by debit/credit card) DOES NOT INCLUDE any bank/ transaction charges, and the same, as applicable, will be borne by the applicant.
5. You will be asked to verify your details, after which you can proceed to make the payment.
6. Select method of payment— (a) ONLINE (via credit/debit card) or (b) OFFLINE only by Demand Draft. Enter the required details as specified.
7. For Candidates paying ONLINE: You will be directed to the payment gateway. After completing the payment process, you will be redirected to the ‘Print’ section where you can save your form as a PDF file and print it. You are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form if you are paying online via debit/credit card.
8. For Candidates paying OFFLINE: Prepare a Demand draft of the amount in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi. Fill in the details of the Demand Draft online to complete the submission process. Save the Application Form as a PDF File and print it. This should be done before 1400 hrs. on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
9. To complete the application process, you must send the demand draft and a printout of your application form in a single envelope to the following address (via Speed Post/Courier, so as to reach before 1800 hrs on Thursday, 09 November, 2017. Please note that candidates who have made online payment via debit/credit card are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form.
Address for sending Demand Draft and printed copy of Application Form (only in case if application fees is paid via demand draft): The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
India

Note:
The National Institute of Design has authorised the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its applications for the M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes. 10. Window to edit Application Form (14th to 16 November 2017) - Applicants will be given an opportunity to review and correct their information in the application form starting from 1200 hrs on 14 November 2017 until 1200 hrs on 16 November 2017.
- The information related to eligibility criteria, date of birth, category, email id, citizenship and the discipline applied for CANNOT be modified at this stage.
- Application fees already paid will not be refunded in case the application is found not eligible for admissions to NID after modifying the information in the application form.
- Applicants are fully and solely responsible to provide correct information during the application process. At any stage if it is found that the information provided by the candidate is not true, NID has the right to cancel his/her candidature. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the management and employees of the institute will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.
Note:
The National Institute of Design has authorised the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its applications for the B.Des./GDPD and M.Des programme.