Direct Admission For Nirma University

Ahmedabad, Gujarat   

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  • Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)
  • Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)

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Important Dates

Events Date Last Date
Registration Dates 17/10/2019 31/03/2020
Registration Fee Deposit Dates 31/03/2020 -
Counselling Date 25/04/2020 29/04/2020
Result Announcement 04/05/2020

Registration Details

Admission Registration

Filling Online Application Form

  • Applicants should register a new user account on the website of the Department of Design, Nirma University to log into the online application form. The login details will be used for filling the admission form and checking the status of the application later.
  • After a successful login, the admission form will be displayed.
  • Applicants need to fill their personal and basic information in the online application form available on the website along with the non-refundable application processing fee of INR 2000/- only. (NRI & NRI Sponsored students will have to pay INR 3000/- as the application processing fee).
  • The payment should be made online by credit card/debit card/net banking

Admission Details

Admission Information


  • The candidates seeking admission in the 1st year of Degree Programme leading to Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) shall have passed the HSC examination (10+2) or any other recognized examination considered as equivalent by Nirma University with minimum 50% aggregate marks. 
  • The candidates holding 10+3 year Diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education or any other board/university as considered equivalent by Nirma University, with minimum 50% aggregate marks will also be considered eligible. 
  • Students who have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in 2019, or appearing in 2020, in ANY STREAM (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities) are eligible to apply for admission 2020.

However the above prescribe eligibility pertaining to % of marks will be applicable for the admission

Selection Process 

  • The selection process of Admission to the Bachelor of Design Programme consists of the following stages: 
  • UCEED 2020  Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design conducted by IIT, Bombay 
  • Admissions to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programmes at Nirma University, is done through the shared results of the Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED) conducted by IIT Bombay, the organizing institute of the UCEED exam. 
  • Students who have passed Class XII (or equivalent) in 2019, or appearing in 2020, in ANY STREAM (Science, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities) are eligible to appear for UCEED 2020. For more details please visit the website  
  • Determination of merit for admission to the B.Des. Programme will be as under: 
Bachelor of Design, Admissions 2020-21Maximum
UCEED Part (A) Test score (to be obtained from IIT Mumbai) 50%
Situation test (to be conducted by Department of Design, Nirma University, Ahmedabad) 30%
Personal Interview at Nirma University, Ahmedabad 20%

Situation Test

  • The applicants are required to appear in the Situation Test to be conducted by the Department of Design, Nirma University. The test will be held between 25th to 29th April, 2020 at Ahmedabad, in the Nirma University Campus.
  • The applicants shortlisted by the Admissions Committee, Department of Design, on the basis of their performance in the UCEED Test will be invited for a Situation Test & Personal Interview. 
  • The Situation Test will evaluate the design aptitude of applicants with the objective of measuring their skills in 2D and 3D visualization, creativity, handling of materials and dexterity.
  • Personal Interview of candidates will evaluate general awareness, aptitudes and interests, quality of responses to social and cultural issues etc. Candidates ability to articulate their thoughts through creative work done by the student (such as drawings, paintings, photographs, films/videos made by the student, craft work, project work, models, written work such as articles, stories, essays, poems, etc.) may be shown to the Interview panel. Please limit your portfolio to a maximum of 20 works in total. *Additionally, the applicant shall present the necessary original documents for verification. (Do keep two sets of photocopies of original documents).
  • NRI students who have passed their qualifying examination from outside India will be exempted from giving the entrance test conducted by UCEED and Nirma University. Their evaluation for merit will be based on the minimum qualifying marks as per Nirma University rules of higher secondary education or equivalent exam of the country of residence, skype interview, two letters of recommendation from senior school teachers and portfolio shared through email.

* NOTE: Applicants not present on the scheduled date and time of the Situation test and /or for the Personal interview will forfeit their chance for admission to the programme.

Documents for admission

  • List DetailsThe following documents are to be produced at time of personal interview:

    • S.C. Examination (Std. X) Mark-sheet
    • S.C. Examination (Std. XII) Mark-sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate or Transfer Certificate
    • Diploma Examination Mark-sheet, if applicable
    • Latest Passport Size Photograph of the applicants
  • Additional Documents to be submitted by NRI/NRI Sponsored Category applicants:

    • Proof of Residence of Sponsor (applicable to NRI Sponsored applicant)
    • Passport of self and his/her mother and / or father (applicable to NRI applicant)
    • Affidavit from Sponsoring person
    • Affidavit from Sponsoring person
    • Equivalence Certificate from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi (if an applicant has passed qualifying examination from outside India)
    • Passport of Sponsoring person (having signature of Sponsor) (applicable to NRI Sponsored applicant)
    • Any other relevant certificate

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