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All communications, with regard to admission, should be directed to:

Admissions Committee

Department of Design
Nirma University
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway
Ahmedabad – 382 481, Gujarat, India.

Email: admissions.dod@nirmauni.ac.in

Phone: 079-71652325, +91-8758033620

Toll Free Helpline for Admissions: 1800 233 6148

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Bachelor of Design Admissions 2020

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    • BDes Industrial Design
    • BDes Communication Design

Admission Process

  • Applications Invited from October 17, 2019
  • Department of Design, Nirma University

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  • Make payment and submit the application
  • Fill-up required information
  • Application Processing Fee
Filling up UCEED 2020 Registration is mandatory*
General Application Fee INR 2,000/- (non-refundable)
NRI & NRI Sponsored Students INR 3,000/- (non-refundable)
Admissions Registration Closes : 20th April 2020
Situation Test & Interview : 20th -25th May 2020
Declaration of NU-DD Results: 1st June 2020
The dates for ADMISSIONS are subject to COVID19 announcement from GOVT. of India

Admission Rules, Selection Process, Weightage of different components for preparation of merit for the Admission.

Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design): 40 seats
Bachelor of Design (Communication Design): 40 seats
Total 80 seats
Up to fifteen percent of intake is allocated for admission to NRI/NRI sponsored candidates*

Over and above the Intake of 80, 15% (Supernumerary) seats are also allocated for admissions to Persons of Indian Origin, Foreign Nationals and Children of Indian Workers of Gulf Countries/South East Asia.
More details on number of seats, eligibility, fees, online application link etc. for international admissions can be found from following website:
https://internationalrelations.nirmauni.ac.in/admissions

Eligibility:

1. The candidates seeking admission in the 1st year of Degree Programme leading to Bachelor of Design (BDes) shall have passed the HSC examination (10+2) or any other recognized examination considered as equivalent by Nirma University with minimum 50% aggregate marks.

OR

2. The candidates holding 10+3 year Diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education or any other board/university as considered equivalent by Nirma University, with minimum 50% aggregate marks will also be considered eligible.

3.Students who have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in 2019, or appearing in 2020, in ANY STREAM (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities) are eligible to apply for admissions 2020.

However the above prescribed eligibility pertaining to % of marks will be applicable for admission.

Filling Online Application Form

  1. Applicants should register a new user account in the website of Department of Design, Nirma University to log into the online application form. The login details will be used for filling the admission form and checking the status of the application later.
  2. After successful login the admission form will be displayed.
  3. Applicants need to fill their personal and basic information in the online application form available on the website along with the non-refundable application processing fee of INR 2000/- only. (NRI & NRI Sponsored students will have to pay INR 3000/- as the application processing fee).
  4. The payment should be made online by credit card/debit card/net banking.

All communications with regard to admission will be done online or through electronic mails, so the candidates are advised to keep track of the online information at our website and check emails provided in application form.

(Note: Candidates interested to apply for both the categories, i.e. general as well NRI sponsored are required to submit one application form for both the categories by paying Rs.5000/-.)

Applicants should complete the online application form with non-refundable admission processing fee of Rs. 2000/-. The payment should be made online by credit card/debit card/net banking.

Candidates applying under categories such NRI/NRI Sponsored should make non-refundable admission processing fee of Rs. 3000/-.

Online Application for General Category

Click here to Apply Online For NRI/NRI sponsored Category

Mode of Payment:
The payment should be made online by credit card/debit card/net banking.

Last Date to Apply:
The last date to apply for General Category and NRI/NRI sponsored is April 20, 2020.

All communications, with regard to admission, should be directed to:

Admission Committee
Department of Design
Nirma University
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway
Ahmedabad – 382 481 (Gujarat) INDIA
Email: admissions.dod@nirmauni.ac.in
Phone:079-71652325 ,+91-8758033620
Toll Free Helpline for Admissions: 1800 233 6148

Important Date* Bachelor of Design, Admissions 2020-21
October 17, 2019 Online Application forms commence from
April 20, 2020 Last date for submitting online Application forms and Payment
April 25-29, 2020 Situation Test and Personal Interview
May 4, 2020 Declaration of merit list

*The dates are tentative and subject to change.

The selection process of Admission to the Bachelor of Design Programme consists of the following stages:

UCEED 2020Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design conducted by IIT, Bombay

Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (BDes) programmes at Nirma University, is done through the shared results of the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) conducted by IIT Bombay, the organizing institute of the UCEED exam.

Students who have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in 2019, or appearing in 2020, in ANY STREAM (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities) are eligible to appear for UCEED 2020. For more details please visit the website http://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/2020/index.html 

The candidate shortlisted based on the merit of the PART-A of UCEED Score shall be invited for situation test and personal interview.

Determination of merit for admission to the BDes Programme will be as under:

Bachelor of Design, Admissions 2020-21 Maximum
UCEED Part (A) Test score (to be obtained from IIT Mumbai) 50%
Situation test (to be conducted by Department of Design, Nirma University, Ahmedabad) 30%
Personal Interview at Nirma University, Ahmedabad 20%

The applicants are required to appear in the Situation Test to be conducted by the Department of Design, Nirma University. The test will be held between April 25-29, 2020  at Ahmedabad, in the Nirma University Campus.

  1. The applicants shortlisted by the Admissions Committee, Department of Design, on the basis of their performance in the UCEED Test Score(PART-A) will be invited for a Situation Test & Personal Interview.
  2. The Situation Test will evaluate the design aptitude of applicants with the objective of measuring their skills in 2D and 3D visualization, creativity, handling of materials and dexterity.
  3. Personal Interview of candidates will evaluate general awareness, aptitudes and interests, quality of responses to social and cultural issues etc. Candidates ability to articulate their thoughts through creative work done by the student (such as drawings, paintings, photographs, films/videos made by the student, craft work, project work, models, written work such as articles, stories, essays, poems, etc.) may be shown to the Interview panel. Please limit your portfolio to a maximum of 20 works in total. *Additionally, the applicant shall present the necessary original documents for verification. (Do keep two sets of photocopies of original documents).
  4. NRI students who have passed their qualifying examination from outside India will be exempted from giving the entrance test conducted by UCEED and Nirma University. Their evaluation for merit will be based on the minimum qualifying marks as per Nirma University rules of higher secondary education or equivalent exam of the country of residence, skype interview, two letters of recommendation from senior school teachers and portfolio shared through email.

* NOTE: Applicants not present on the scheduled date and time of the Situation test and /or for the Personal interview will forfeit their chance for admission to the programme.

Successful candidates will be made an offer of provisional admission to join the Department of Design at Nirma University subject to fulfil minimum eligibility criteria. Candidates will be informed through e-mails provided in the online application form. Applicants are therefore advised to check the updates on the website and their respective e-mail ids at regular intervals. The Institute will not be responsible for non-receipt or delay of any communication which is sent to the candidate’s mailing address and E-mail Id provided in the Admission Application form.

Details regarding payment of fees at the time of admission will be included in the provisional admission offer letter. Provisional Offer of admission will be valid only for the particular programme opted by the candidate in the given academic session.

The following documents are to be produced at time of personal interview:

  1. S.C. Examination (Std. X) Mark-sheet
  2. S.C. Examination (Std. XII) Mark-sheet
  3. School Leaving Certificate or Transfer Certificate
  4. Diploma Examination Mark-sheet, if applicable
  5. Latest Passport Size Photograph of the applicants

Additional Documents to be submitted by NRI/NRI Sponsored Category applicants:

    1. Proof of Residence of Sponsor (applicable to NRI Sponsored applicant)
    2. Passport of self and his/her mother and / or father (applicable to NRI applicant)
    3. Affidavit from Sponsoring person
    4. Affidavit from Sponsoring person
    5. Equivalence Certificate from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi (if an applicant has passed qualifying examination from outside India)
    6. Passport of Sponsoring person (having signature of Sponsor) (applicable to NRI Sponsored applicant)
    7. Any other relevant certificate
No. Particulars General NRI
1 FEE (Per Annum) *312000/- US$ 7000/-
2 OTHER FEES    
a. University Enrollment (One Time) Rs.1000/- Rs.1000/-
b. UNIVERSITY FEES – UG (SEM. END EXAM, MID SEM. EXAM+INITIAL REGI., SEME.GRADE REPORT) (Per Annum) Rs.11000/- Rs.11000/-
c. Foundation, Orientation, Welcome Kit (One Time) Rs.2000/- Rs.2000/-
d. Student Activities Fees Rs.10000/- Rs.10000/-
  Total Other Fees (a+b+c+d) Rs.24000/- Rs.24000/-
3 DEPOSITS    
  Refundable Deposit Rs.7000/- Rs.7000/-
  Total Deposit Rs.7000/- Rs.7000/-
  *The fees are tentative and subject to revision.    

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