National Institute of Design, Bangalore

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Coordinates: 13°02′06″N 77°32′07″E / 13.03487°N 77.5352°E / 13.03487; 77.5352

See National Institute of Design for the main article about the university and the main campus at Paldi, Ahmedabad

National Institute of Design (R&D Campus)
National Institute of Design logo.svg
Type Autonomous National Institution
Established 31 March 2006 [1]
Dean Dr. Bibhudatta Baral
Academic staff
Postgraduates 120
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Campus Urban
Type Design School
Website NID Bangalore Campus
The campus amphitheater during a concert

The National Institute of Design R&D Campus (राष्ट्रीय डिज़ाइन संस्थान) better known as NID - Bangalore Campus is India's premier design institute located in Bengaluru, in Karnataka. The R&D campus specializes in Research and Development activities related to design and is one of the three campuses that is part of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. NID is recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under Ministry of Science and Technology, government of India, as a scientific and industrial design research organisation.

The campus currently offers 5 post graduate (M.Des) design courses with 15 students in each disciplines.:

1) Design for Retail Experience

2) Digital Game Design

3) Information Design

4) Interaction Design

5) Universal Design

On 17 July 2014, NID was declared 'Institution of National Importance’ by the Act of Parliament, by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act.

Business Week has placed NID in its list of top design schools[1] in the world.


The Bangalore office of NID was initially located at Rajaji Nagar and functioned as an interface to coordinate projects between the main institute at Ahmedabad and the technology industry which is centred on Bangalore.

A campus was later planned to be built at Yeshwantpur, a suburb in northwest Bangalore. The new campus was built at a cost of 7.5 crores and was officially inaugurated on 31 March 2006 by Dr Darlie O'Koshy, who was the executive director of NID at the time.[2]


Bus route map to NID Bangalore Campus. Created by students of IID

The campus is located 3 km from Yeshwantpur railway station on the arterial Tumkur Road (National Highway 4 (India)) that connects Bangalore and Mumbai. The campus is in proximity to two other Central Government Institutes, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) and Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute (IPIRTI), and is 5 km away from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) along the same road.

The Campus can be accessed by public transport buses operated by the BMTC from the junction of Outer Ring Road and Tumkur Road at Gorguntepalya or Peenya on Tumkur Road (See Map). The campus is also accessible by the Bangalore Metro and is located near the Peenya Metro Station.

Typical Studio of NID Bangalore
Design session being held outdoors

Cultural and non-academic activities[edit]

Activities like sports, dramatics, music, festival celebrations, film screenings and Fine Arts also mark an important aspect in NID Bangalore. The various student committees viz Cultural Committee, Film Club, Sports Committee, Book Club and Publishing Committee actively engage the students in non-academic activities.

Gyaan Adda[edit]

Weekly workshops and sessions are held wherein eminent personalities from the field of Design, Art, Film, Technology engage the students with hands-on activities, design discourse, talks and events.

Alicia Souza at Gyaan Adda.jpg


Dfrost is the annual design and cultural festival hosted by the National Institute of Design R&D campus, Bangalore. The fest provides a wonderful opportunity to foster the understanding of design and its relevance in today’s world, through workshops, competitions and display of students’ works. By combining fun,creativity and awareness of design-oriented activities, Dfrost aims to highlight the impact of design on society and people. It is a common platform for students from varied disciplines to showcase their potential and interact with professionals from diverse backgrounds.


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