PhD in Design Admission 2017 at NID Ahmedabad
National Institute of Design has invited applications for admission to Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Design for 2017-18 sessions.
Eligibility Criteria for PhD in Design Admission
The following shall be the minimum eligibility for admission to the PhD course in Design:
Master’s degree from an accredited institution/recognized university in design OR NID’s PGDPD, AEPEP or 5-5½ year SLPEP diploma in design. Applicants with a master’s degree in areas relevant to design may also apply. The Institute shall notify a list of such areas from time to time. OR
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution/recognized university in design OR
NID’s GDPD or 4-4½ year SLPEP diploma in design, with at least 3 years of professional and/or teaching experience. Applicants with bachelor’s degree in areas relevant to design may also apply. The Institute shall notify a list of such areas from time to time.
Applicants who have successfully completed a faculty development course in design or related field (2 years or more duration) from NID or any other university recognized by the UGC/Institutes of National Importance shall be eligible to apply. They shall be treated at par with the Master’s level students.
An applicant with qualification in subjects other than Design (as notified by the Institute from time to time) shall be entitled to apply for admission to the PhD course provided that the applicant shall have demonstrated interest and aptitude for study of design, and shall qualify the Design Research Aptitude Test for PhD (DRAT-PhD).
Applicants currently employed in the public sector and seeking admission shall be required to submit a letter from their employer in support of the application. Upon admission the scholar shall be expected to fulfill the course requirements by personally attending the Institute.
Qualifying Examination: The proposal submission shall be followed by a qualifying examination (Design Research Aptitude Test-PhD). Design professionals with more than 10 years of experience may be exempted from the Design Research Aptitude Test and may be directly admitted to the interview stage on submission of their proposal. Personal Interview: The entrance test shall be followed by a personal interview/presentation to the Selection Committee in Ahmedabad. On selection, a Research Guide shall be assigned to every registered student.
How to Apply?
Application for admission is to be made in the prescribed form downloaded from the Institute’s website. Applications must be complete in all respects, and copies of certificates must be enclosed. Incomplete applications will be rejected. The list of required documents will be uploaded on the Institute’s website.
Application fees will have to be paid as part of the application process. Proposals will not be assessed until all the required application formalities are completed.
Applicants currently employed and seeking admission, must submit a letter from the employer in support of the application/a no-objection certificate from their organization. Upon admission the PhD scholar is expected to fulfill the admission requirements by personally visiting the Institute. Thereafter, the scholar is expected to visit the Institute at stipulated times to fulfill academic requirements.
No TA/DA is admissible for joining the course.
Important Dates for PhD in Design Admission 2017
Last date for submitting the application through email: March 31st 2017
Last date for submitting printed application forms accompanied with demand draft by hand
(Speed post registered post or courier): April 07th 2017
Download Admit Cards for Design Research Test (DRT) from NID website: April 14th 2017 (4:00 pm)
Date of Design Research Test (DRT): April 26th 2017
Dates of Interviews and presentations by selected applicants
April 28th 2017 (Friday)
April 29th 2017 (Saturday)
April 30th 2017 (Sunday)
Announcement of Final List of selected applicants: May 05th 2017 (2:00 pm)
PhD course commences on August 17th 2017
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