NID PhD - Eligibility Criteria

National Institute of Design Postgraduate Doctoral Degree

Form Date: 01 Oct - 04 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

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Form Date: 01 Oct - 04 Nov 2020

NID PhD Eligibility Criteria:Age limit, Reservation, Qualification

Updated On - November 18 2019 by Aviral Shakya

NID PhD 2019 Eligibility Criteria is set by the exam conducting body - National Institute of Design(NID) Ahmedabad Campus. It is the main conducting authority of National Institute of Design Ahmedabad Campus. This exam is a national level exam conducted once in a year. The candidates must know all the information related to the eligibility criteria before filling the NID PhD 2019 application form. They should know whether they are eligible for the NID entrance test for which they are applying or not. Therefore, candidates can go through the whole article below to know about officially announced eligibility of NID 2019.

NID PhD 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can go through the eligibility criteria for NID 2019 for postgraduation in designing below. The eligibility criteria of NID PhD 2019 for the courses is given below. Candidates must ensure the NID exam that they are eligible or not.
  • Nationality: The applicant should be Indian.
  • Educational Qualification:
    • Candidate must have completed their Master’s degree in Design
    • The Master's degree should from a recognized University.


    • Candidate should have completed their Bachelor’s degree in Design 
    • The bachelor degree should be from National Institute of Design with three years of professional or teaching experience or both. 


    • Candidates must have completed a Faculty Development Programme(FDP) in Design.
    • The FDP should from the National Institute of Design or any other recognised University.


    • Candidates must have a Master’ s degree in Philosophy (in Design).
    • The FDP should from the National Institute of Design or any other recognised University.
General information:

The general information regarding NID PhD exam is given below:

  • Candidates who are scheduled to complete the final year of their qualifying examinations and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for the NID PhD 2019 programme.
  • In such cases, their candidate shall be provisional and confirmation of selection shall be subject to successful completion of the qualifying exams.
  • Provisional acceptance will be confirmed only if the candidates secure the minimum grades in their qualifying examination and submit its results to the Institute before the commencement of the programme.
  • Failing this, the provisional status granted to such aspirants shall automatically stand cancelled.

For institutes other than NID, the expected performance in the qualifying degree program is

  • Candidate should have 55 per cent marks in aggregate


  • Applicant must have Grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale


  • an equivalent grade in other scales

Age Limit of NID PhD:

The details of  lower age limit and upper age limit of NID PhD is given below:

  • Lower Age Limit: There is no lower age limit of NID exam.
  • Upper Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for NID entrance exam.

Candidate can keep visiting this page for the latest updates in age limit of NID PhD.

Reservation in NID PhD: 

The details of reservation seat of NID PhD 2019 is given below:

  • The maximum number of seats for the NID PhD programme is 13.
  • The Institute shall follow the reservation policy of the Government of India, as may be applicable from time to time, for allocation of seats for the NID PhD programme.

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Form Start Date:

01 Oct 2020

Form End Date:

04 Nov 2020

The forms will open on 01 Oct 2020



Examination Date (Online):

25 Nov 2020

Application Fees:

₹ 5,000

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