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About the Institute


National Institute of Design Madhya Pradesh (NID MP) is an autonomous institution under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India. The Institute has commenced academic activities for spreading design education, research, and practice from the Academic Year 2019-2020

Mandate for National Institute of Design (NID)


The mandate for NID is to offer world-class design education and to promote design awareness and application towards raising the quality of life by and through:

  • Education to create design professionals of excellence to help meet India's diverse design needs. To train design trainers for other design and design-related institutions and positions in the 21st century as global leaders in Design Education and Research by recognising the changes in economic and business environment nationally and globally.
  • Ensuring the expansion in the number of quality design professionals and faculty, through existing and new institutional mechanisms.
  • Becoming a repository of design knowledge, experience and information on products, systems, materials, design and production processes related to traditional as well as modern technologies.
  • Encouraging the design of products and systems of everyday use in a spirit of restless search for indigenous design solutions by focusing on affordable design for the masses.
  • To undertake fundamental and applied research to create cutting edge knowledge in the areas of design especially those concerned with user understanding and trends.
  • To help place designers in key sectors of national need for benchmarking of standards of design education and practice and encouraging 'thinking global and acting local'.
  • To offer integrated design consultancy services and cutting-edge design solutions providing practice opportunities to students as well as a revenue stream to the institute.
  • Providing design inputs from the point of view of using design as an integrating force in varied areas like science, technology, management etc. to raise quality of life through well designed products, services, processes, systems, etc.
  • To humanize technology and integrate the physical with the virtual and digital worlds through better information and interface design.
  • To provide design intervention for craft, handloom, rural technology, small, medium and large-scale enterprises, and outreach programmes for capability and institution building and sustainable livelihood, employment opportunities and economic growth.

National Institute of Design (Amendment) Act, 2019


NID MP has recently been declared as an Institute of National Importance (INI) after the President gave assent to National Institute of Design (Amendment) Act, 2019 on 29th November 2019. The Institute can now offer Bachelor Degree in Design (B.Des.), Master Degree in Design (M.Des.) as well as PhD in Design.