Eligibility Criteria for M.Des

All applicants applying for the M.Des. programme (any discipline) 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 30 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1988 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC & ST): Upper age limit for candidates is 33 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1985 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 35 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1983 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1988 are eligible to apply for admission.
Educational Qualification: In addition to the above, the candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions:

Bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 10+2 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Applicant must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2018.

OR

Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, under the 10+2 system. Condition: Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2017.

OR

Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 10+2 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Applicants must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Diploma examinations before July 2018.

Note:
In case the degree/certificate has been obtained from a university/board of any country other than India, an equivalence certificate must be obtained by the candidate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, at the time of document verification. Visit www.aiuweb.org for more details.

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 category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria.

Of the seats available for the M.Des, 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
Master of Design (per specialisation) 02
Note:
  • 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.
    • Self-attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of all semesters equivalent to SSC (Grade X), HSC (Grade XII) and their degree certificate/provisional certificate/passing certificate.
    • 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 M.Des. Admissions Handbook 2018-19.
  • Overseas applicants may choose their exam center for DAT Prelims from any exam center mentioned in Section 7.3 of M.Des. Admissions Handbook 2018-19.
  • The language of instruction at NID is English.
Important Note:
  • Candidates yet to appear for their qualifying exam (Full-time Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline under 10+2+4 or more system) are eligible to apply, provided they produce proof of having acquired the minimum required qualifications at the time of document verification.
  • If the results of their final year of graduation (under 10+2+4 or more system only) have not been declared by the concerned board or university at the time of physical verification of documents, admission will be strictly provisional, subject to fulfillment of the following conditions:
    • (i) Candidates seeking provisional admission in case they are awaiting their final results are required to provide proof of having passed all their examinations in all the previous years/semesters of their qualifying degree.
    • (ii) The candidate must also provide the qualifying exam’s date sheet/admit card/Principal’s certificate as proof of having appeared for their final qualifying exam.
    • (iii) The candidate must be able to submit the final result of their qualifying degree or certificate proving their eligibility on or before 31 August 2018, to the Activity Chairperson, Professional Education Programme.
    • (iv) Candidates who have backlogs of any semester/final year of graduation (under 10+2+4 or more system only) whose results have not been declared by the time of admission, will be considered for admission as per (iii) above.
  • Any candidate who has not appeared for their final qualifying exam before the physical verification of documents will not be eligible for admission.
  • Provisional admission will be considered only in cases where the results of the final semester/year of their qualifying degree (under 10+2+4 or more system only) have not been declared by the concerned board/university. In case the result has been declared by the concerned board/university but has not been declared in a specific case, for any reason, the candidate will not be considered eligible for provisional admission.