Department of Design
Ahmedabad – 382 481, Gujarat, India.
Toll Free Helpline for Admissions: 1800 233 6148
|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 : 27th April to 1st May 2020|
|Declaration of NU-DD Results: 8th May 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|
|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
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.
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 minimum 50% of marks will be applicable for admission.
Filling Online Application Form
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/-.
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:
Department of Design
Ahmedabad – 382 481 (Gujarat) INDIA
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|
|27th April to 1st May 2020||Situation Test and Personal Interview|
|May 8, 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 2020 – Undergraduate 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%|
In view of the COVID -19 lockdown in the country, the Department of Design, Nirma University’s Personal Interview & Situation Test will be conducted ONLINE. The test will be held between Monday, 27th April to Friday, 1st May 2020 through a video conference call. Candidates will be sent information regarding the schedule and their time slot 4 days prior to their online interview.
* NOTE: Applicants not present on the scheduled date and time given to them for the Personal interview & Situation Test, 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:
Additional Documents to be submitted by NRI/NRI Sponsored Category applicants:
|1||FEE (Per Annum)||*312000/-||US$ 7000/-|
|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/-|
|*The fees are tentative and subject to revision.|
The international students can apply under one of the following two categories:
Category 1 : Foreign Nationals having non-Indian passports (FN), OR foreign students having non-Indian passport and also having the OCI or PIO card (OCI/PIO) can apply under OCI/PIO/FN Supernumerary category that has 10% seats reserved.
Category 2 : Students whose parents are currently working in Gulf countries or South-east Asia can apply under CIWGC-SEA Supernumerary category that has 5% seats reserved. The students must hold Indian passports, and should have passed qualifying exams either from India or outside of India.
More details on number of seats, eligibility, fees, online application link etc. can be found from following website: