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:
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.