|02 Nov, 2020 - 02 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)||Application - Without late fee | Mode: Online|
|21 Nov, 2020 - 23 Nov, 2020 (Tentative)||Application Correction | Mode: Online|
|03 Dec, 2020 - 10 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)||Application - With late fee | Mode: Online|
|21 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)||Admit Card - Prelims | Mode: Online|
|31 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)||Exam - Prelims Exam | Mode: Offline|
|21 Feb, 2021 (Tentative)||Result - Prelims exam | Mode: Online|
|20 May, 2021 (Tentative)||Admit Card - Mains Exam | Mode: Online|
|27 May, 2021 (Tentative)||Exam - Mains Exam | Mode: Offline|
|02 Jun, 2021 (Tentative)||Result - Mains Exam | Mode: Online|
- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 4 Years
- Offered by: National Institute of Design Ahmedabad
The four-year-long Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Furniture and Interior Design programme is offered only at National Institute of Design Ahmedabad.
The Discipline of Furniture and Interior Design deals with the creation and evolution of objects, structures, and systems at human scale that aims to improve the quality of life in the immediate living and working environment while looking at sustainable and innovative use of diverse materials and processes. It believes in a broad and interdisciplinary attitude for enriching the design activity and draws from experiences of Industrial and Environmental Design professions. The Programme provides an integrated approach to the design of furniture and interior objects and systems as part of one’s living and working habitat while striving to redefine the boundaries of such elements with a systems perspective.
The Furniture and Interior Design discipline encourage the students to develop a strong foundation of basics, which facilitates anticipation of the future. The Institute achieves this purpose through a diverse pool of faculty who brings academic knowledge and work experience to their instruction.
The programme aims to educate designers to handle all aspects of furniture design as one integrated user-centric area of study, and their ability to integrate all such elements and systems into coherent wholes in various interior spatial contexts is considered to be important. Special emphasis is placed on the ability to develop self-made prototypes in order to test human and functional factors v/s aesthetics and use of materials.
Admission to all of the design courses is on the basis of the candidates’ performance in the two-stages of Design Aptitude Test. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioral abilities of candidates.
Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains
All applicants applying for the B.Des. programmes must fulfill the criteria of both age and education qualification.
- For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1999 are eligible to apply for admission.
- For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST)): Upper age limit for candidates is 23 years as on 30 June. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1996 are eligible to apply for admission.
- For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as on 30 June. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1994 are eligible to apply for admission.
- For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1999 are eligible to apply for admission.
Applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.
- Candidates must have passed their Class XII examination (higher secondary (10+2)) or equivalent at the in-person counseling scheduled in June.
- Any candidate who has not passed their final board exam or equivalent before the in-person counseling will not be eligible for admission.