The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, has invited applications for a national-level design aptitude test to be held on January 7 and 8 for admission to two programmes.

Graduate diploma programme in design (100 seats): The four-year, full-time course is offered in product design, furniture and interior design, ceramic and glass design, graphic design, animation film design, film and video communication, exhibition (spatial) design, and textile design. The discipline will be allotted based on performance at the end of the first-year foundation programme. The aptitude test will be held on January 7.

Those who have passed or will appear for the Plus Two or equivalent examinations during the academic year 2011-12 are eligible to apply for the test. The upper age limit of 20 is relaxed by three years for reserved categories as on June 1, 2012.

Postgraduate diploma programme in design (245 seats): The programme, running for two and a half years, is offered on three campuses. Ahmedabad: Product design (15 seats); furniture and interior design (15); ceramic and glass design (10); graphic design (15); animation film design (15); film and video communication (15); textile design (15).

Gandhi Nagar: transportation and automobile design (15); toy and game design (10); photography design (15); apparel design (15); lifestyle accessory design (15); new media design (15), and strategic design management (15).

R& D campus, Bangalore: Information and interface design (15); design for digital experience (15); and design for retail experience (15). Total seats available for PGDPD is 245.

Those who have a degree or diploma in design or those appearing for the qualifying examination during the academic year 2011-12 are eligible to apply for the design aptitude test for the postgraduate programme on January 8. The upper age limit is 30 relaxed by three years for reserved categories as on June 1, 2012.

Send a separate application form for each of the two disciplines one can apply.

The tests will be held in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Nagpur.

Details of applications are available on www.admissions.nid.edu

Gopakumar Karakonam