Eligibility Criteria for B.Des. & GDPD

All applicants applying for the B.Des. and GDPD programmes must fulfill both the following criteria; of age and education qualification:

Age Limit:
  • For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST): Upper age limit for candidates is 23 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1995 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1993 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.
Educational Qualification: Applications for academic year 2018–19 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2017–18 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent Examinations considered equivalent to these are as follows:
  • Final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org).
  • Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination under a board or university recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org).
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any public school, board or university examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org).
  • H.S.C. vocational examination.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka.
  • High School Certificate Examination from Cambridge University or an International Baccalaureate diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • AICTE approved three-year Full time Diploma after Class X offered by Board of Technical Education of any state in India or Union Territories as mentioned on http://www.aicte-india.org/statisticbote.php.
  • Candidates who have completed final examinations for class XII (or equivalent) outside India or from a board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) confirming that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination conducted in India.

 

Overseas Category (Supernumerary) candidates: Foreign citizens—applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India—are eligible to apply only under the overseas (supernumerary) category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria.

Of the seats available for the B.Des. programme, 15% supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants. The actual number of seats available under Overseas (supernumerary) category are as follows:

Programme No. of seats
Bachelor of Design, NID Ahmedabad 15
Note:
  • Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are not available for GDPD programme at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.
  • Applicants under overseas (supernumerary) category fall outside the ambit of seats reserved for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.
  • Applicants holding OCI and PIO card will have to apply only under the Overseas (supernumerary) category.
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) holding an Indian passport are not eligible to apply under the Overseas (supernumerary) category and will have to apply as Indian nationals.
  • Candidates will be offered admission to NID based on the final merit list of the Overseas (supernumerary) category, which will be prepared after all the stages of the admission process have been completed. Only those candidates with the score of 40% and above will be eligible for the admission to NID.
  • To accept the offer of admission, overseas candidates are required to visit the relevant NID campus in person, as per the schedule. At this time, candidates will be required to produce the following documents along with their self-attested photocopies:
    • Self-attested copy of the relevant pages of their valid passport.
    • For B.Des. candidates: Self attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of SSC (Grade X) and HSC (Grade XII). Applicants in the process of completing their Grade XII must submit a bonafide certificate from their school or college.
    • An equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, which will need to be obtained at the time of document verification.
  • The applicant will be responsible for obtaining a student visa for the entire duration of the programme at NID, before the commencement of the programme.
  • If selected candidates do not pay their programme fees or fail to produce all of the required documents, or if they decline the offer of admission, their candidature will stand cancelled.
  • Seats remaining vacant in the overseas (supernumerary) category will lapse and will not be transferred to candidates from any other category.
  • Overseas applicants will have to appear for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains as per the schedule mentioned in Section 2 of the B.Des./GDPD Admissions Handbook 2018-19.
  • Overseas applicants may choose their exam center for DAT Prelims from any exam center mentioned in Section 7.3 of the B.Des./GDPD Admissions Handbook 2018-19.
  • The language of instruction at NID is English.
Important Note:
  • Candidates yet to appear for their Class XII examination (higher secondary (10+2)) are eligible to apply, provided they produce proof of having appeared for the examination by the time of online document verification. Any candidate who has not appeared for their final board exam before the date of online document verification will not be eligible for admission.
  • If the results of their Class XII have not been declared by the concerned board or university by the date of physical document verification by NID, admission will be strictly provisional, subject to fulfillment of the following conditions:
    1. (i) The candidate must provide by that date (of declaration of admission results by NID) the qualifying exam’s date sheet/admit card/Principal’s certificate as proof of having appeared for their final qualifying exam.
    2. (ii) The candidate must be able to submit the final result of their board exams (including compartment or supplementary examinations) or a certificate proving their eligibility, to the Activity Chairperson, Professional Education Programme, before 31 August 2018.
  • Any candidate who has not appeared for their final board exam before the date of admission will not be eligible for admission.
  • Provisional admission will be considered only in cases where the results of the board exam have not been declared by the concerned board. In case the result has been declared by the concerned board but has not been declared in a specific case, for any reason, the candidate will not be considered eligible for provisional admission.