National Institute of Design(NID), Ahmedabad is considered to be the best institute for design education and research in India. Other institutes whose admission is based on NEED scores are:
D. J. Academy of Design, Coimbatore
IILM School of Design, Gurgaon
Wigan & Leigh College, New Delhi
Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi
For admission in the above institutes a candidate needs to apply separately as well in each of the institutes.
Application Forms Availability for NEED 2016
Application forms for NEED are available in first week of October. The form can be obtained from the designated Bank of India branches. In addition the form can also be requested by sending a demand draft to NID, Ahmedabad requesting for the form. The from can also be downloaded from the NID website and the completed application form can be sent along with a Demand Draft to NID.
Date of Examination:First week of January, 2016
Date of availability of forms:First week of October, 2016
Last date for receipt of completed application form:Last week of November, 2016
Date of Studio tests/Interview:Last week of April, 2016
Please note that the dates are only tentative and are not final. The post will be updated as soon as the dates are officially released.
Eligibility Criteria for NEED 2016:
A candidate needs to pass in 12th in any stream to be eligible to get admission through NEED. A candidate should not be more than 20 years as on 1st June, 2016 for general candidates. An SC/ST candidate should not be more than 23 years of age. The candidates who are appearing in their final exams for 12th can also apply for provisional admission.
Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)-90 seats
Pattern of examination:
In the examination questions are asked to check the candidate’s aptitude and skills for design by testing a candidate’s mental ability, creativity, drawing and communication skills and worldview. Those who qualify the written test are called for studio tests and personal interviews.