National Institute of Design R&D Campus

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

National Institute of Design R&D Campus
National Institute of Design logo.svg
Type Autonomous National Institution
Established 31 March 2006
Dean Bibhudatta Baral
Academic staff
Postgraduates 150[citation needed]
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), also known as National Institute of Design, Bengaluru Campus, is a design research 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 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.[1]


NID Bangalore offers a 2.5 year post graduation programme granting an M.Des degree in design for retail experience, digital game design, information design, interaction design and universal design. A total of 15 students constitute each of the above disciplines for an academic year. [2]


The campus is located 3 km from Yeshwantpur railway station on the arterial Tumkur Road (National Highway 4) 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. The campus is also accessible by the Bangalore Metro and is located near the Peenya Metro Station.

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.


Dfrost is the annual design and cultural festival hosted by the National Institute of Design R&D campus, Bangalore. It is held around the 20th of March every year.[3]

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