Department of Design

Admission Procedure

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1. Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) : Intake - 40
2. Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) : Intake - 40

Upto fifteen percent of intake is allocated for admission to NRI/NRI sponsored candidates. In addition to this, fifteen percent seats are also allocated to Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/Foreign Students/Children of Indian workers of Gulf countries and South East Asia, i.e. 15% of total seats is available for admission under the Supernumerary category.

Note: Intake is 40 seats in each programme of Department of Design, Nirma University

A. Eligibility Criteria:

1. The candidates seeking admission in the 1st year of Degree Programme leading to Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) 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 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.

B. Admission Procedure:

Filling Online Application Form

    1. Users should register a new account 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 information in the online application form available on the website along with the non refundable application processing fee of Rs. 2000/- only. (For NRI & NRI Sponsored students will have to pay Rs.3000/- as the application processing fee). The payment should be made online by credit/debit/net banking.

C. Selection Process:

The selection process of Admission to the Bachelor of Design Programmes consists of the following stages:
  1. Entrance Test
  2. The applicants are required to appear in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Department of Design, NU. The test will be held on April 23, 2017 at Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.

    Note: The Institute reserve the right to drop or add any test center.

    The Entrance Test will evaluate the design aptitude of applicants with the objective of measuring their skills in Sketching, Visualization, Creativity, Colour and Mechanical Comprehension.

  3. Personal Interview and Portfolio Review
  4. The applicants shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the  Entrance Test will be called for Personal Interview at one of the selected cities. The interview panel will ask questions related to the field of study selected by the student. Creative evidence (portfolio) in hard copy / digital copy will be looked at and evaluated. Portfolio could include any creative work done by the student (such as drawings, paintings, photographs, films/Videos made by the student, craft work, project, models, written work such as articles, stories, essays, poems, etc.) Additionally, the applicant shall present the necessary original documents for verification. (Do keep two sets of photocopies of original documents)

    NOTE: Applicants not present on the schedule date and time of the entrance examination and / or for the personal interview will forfeit their chance for admission to the programme.

    • The following documents are to be produced at time of personal interview:-
      • S.S.C. Examination (Std. X) Mark-sheet
      • H.S.C. Examination (Std. XII) Mark-sheet
      • School Leaving Certificate or Transfer Certificate
      • Diploma Examination Mark-sheet, if applicable
      • Latest Passport size Photograph of the applicants
    • Additional Documents to be submitted by NRI/NRI Sponsored Category applicants:
      • Proof of Residence of Sponsor (applicable to NRI Sponsored applicant)
      • Passport of self and his/her mother and / or father (applicable to NRI applicant)
      • Affidavit from Sponsoring person
      • Affidavit from Sponsoring person
      • Equivalence Certificate from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi (if a applicant has passed qualifying examination from outside India)
      • Passport of Sponsoring person (having signature of Sponsor) (applicable to NRI Sponsored applicant)
      • Any other relevant certificate

  5. Offer of Admission to Programme
  6. Successful candidates will be made an offer of admission to join the Department of Design at Nirma University. Candidates will be informed through e-mails provided in the online application form. Offer letters will also be dispatched to the mailing addresses 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 admission letter. Offer of admission will be valid only for the particular programme opted by the candidate in the given academic session. However request for change of programme may be considered after the first year, subject to availability of seats.

    Determination of merit for admission to the B.Des. programme will be as under:

    Written Test: 60%
    Interview: 25%
    Portfolio Review: 15%

Fee Structure:

Fee structure for the Four Year B.Des. (Industrial Design) & B.Des. (Communication Design) programme 2017-18

Fees Amount (Rs.)
1. Tuition fees Rs. 2,50,000/- Yearly
Other Charges
2. Orientation Welcome Kit Rs. 2,000/- One Time
3. Student Activity Fee Rs. 10,000/- Yearly
University Fees
4. University Enrollment Rs. 400/- One Time
5. Semester End Exam, Sessional Exam,
Semester Grade Report
Rs. 5,000/- Yearly
Deposits (Refundable)
6. Caution Money Deposit Rs. 1,000/- One Time
7. Library Deposit Rs. 4,000/- One Time
TOTAL: Rs. 2,72,400/-
Eligibility Certificate (if required)                                                    Rs. 500/-
(Applicable to the student who has passed qualifying examination from other than Gujarat Secondary Education Board to be paid in cash at the Institute.)
Tuition Fee for (NRI/NRI Sponsored Category):
US$ 7000 per annum, balance charges (Rs.22,400/-) will be payable in Rupees.

Important Dates:

Last date to apply April 10, 2017
Entrance Test April 23, 2017
Personal Interview and Portfolio Review
May 8-13, 2017
Commencement of the Programme July 10, 2017

Address for Correspondence:

Admissions Officer
Department of Design,
“Block – C”,
Nirma University,
Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Highway,
Ahmedabad – 382481
Phone No – +91-79-30642000,
                +91-79-2717-241900to 04,
                +91-79-2717-241911 to 15
Fax No – 02717 – 241917
Email-ID –
Website – /dodnu