Q1. How many instructors can offer a single workshop?

A maximum of two instructors can co-conduct a single workshop. The combination could either be both external, or both internal, or one external, and one internal faculty member.

Co-instructor can be an academic collaborator, artisan, technical expert, or an industry associate.

Ideally the relevant professional experience for both instructor and co-instructor should be more than 5 years.

Q2. Can I submit more than 1 proposal?


Q3. What is the remuneration, accommodation, and travel policy for workshop instructors?

Indian citizens: NID will provide accommodation, food, local conveyance, domestic air travel, and honorarium as per the institute's remuneration policy for all PAN card holders.

International guests: NID will provide accommodation, food and local conveyance. International travel has to be arranged by the instructors themselves.

Additional guest faculty can be invited locally for any workshop support for up to 2 sessions and they can be remunerated as per the institute's remuneration policy for all PAN card holders.

Q4. What are the criteria and process of selection of the proposal?

The submitted proposals will be reviewed by an internal panel from NID based on the following criteria.

  • Relevance of the proposed workshop to the Open Elective concept.
  • Methodology and approaches of exploration.
  • Potential for creative exploration with reference to design education.
  • Novelty of the process and its conclusion.
  • Nature and amount of resources required during the workshop.

Based on this review, the shortlisted workshops will be announced to the students to choose from and register. All workshops which attract more than minimum participation mark will finally be selected for Open Elective 2020 and others retracted. All applicants will be informed at this stage, around mid-December 2019.

Q5. Can I choose a workshop venue / campus?

The choice of campus depends on the location of the discipline/s that you are aligning your proposal with. The proposal review panel will allocate the campus (Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar/Bengaluru) based on the proposal, which can not be changed.

Q6. What resources will be made available during the workshop?

During the Open Elective, 25 to 35 parallel workshops are conducted across the three campuses, making it a resource intensive activity.

NID has various labs and workshops manned by skilled technical attendants on each campus as listed below. These can be made accessible with prior request. All material will be procured separately in advance.

  • Ahmedabad
    • Library (KMC)
    • Auditorium
    • Amphitheatre and lawns
    • AV rooms, Computer lab, 3D printing lab and Laser cutting facility
    • Wood workshop, Metal workshop, Bamboo workshop and Paint shop
    • Print lab (Screen, Letterpress and Offset presses)
    • Glass and Ceramic workshop
    • Textile weaving lab , Textile screen printing lab and Stitching lab
    • Photography Studio
  • Gandhinagar
    • Library (KMC)
    • Auditorium
    • Amphitheatre and lawns
    • AV rooms and Computer Labs
    • Wood workshop, Metal workshop and Bamboo workshop
  • Bengaluru
    • Library (KMC)
    • Auditorium
    • Amphitheatre and lawns
    • AV rooms and Computer Labs
    • Wood workshop, Metal workshop and Bamboo workshop

  • Material and Fabrication: Shortlisted workshop instructors will be required to send a detailed list and quantity of material and fabrication requirements with budget estimates in advance.
  • IT: Shortlisted workshop instructors will be required to send a detailed list of the No. of computers required, Software requirements and Printing requirements.
  • Human Resources: NID will allocate an internal faculty as an adviser to workshop instructors for any day to day advice required. Technical assistance will also be available to the workshop participants.

Q7. Can a field trip be organised as a part of an open elective workshop?

If a field trip is necessary to fulfil the workshop objectives, then one trip of maximum 2 days and 1 night can be planned by the workshop instructor in consultation with the internal faculty adviser. Prior approval for travel and budget is recommended.

Q8. What will be my time commitment during the workshop?

The workshop instructors are required to remain present in the classroom/ studio/ workshop with the students for the full duration of the workshop (10 days).

Q9. How will the workshop conclude?

The workshop will conclude with a group presentation and display of the work done during the workshop for the NID community. Ideally the display should be ready by the last day of the workshop i.e. January 17, 2020. It will remain on display until the week after.

The instructors can lead the students in setting up the display, and any required material and technical support can be provided by NID.

Q10. What Do I have to submit at the end of the workshop?

Evaluation Report: The open elective workshop is a credited course. So the workshop instructors are required to evaluate the performance of the students as per NID norms in the evaluation report sheets provided for the purpose.

Workshop report: The workshop instructor will be required to submit a brief workshop report in a format provided by NID.

Q11. Who holds the IPR of the outcome of the workshop?

The IPR for all the ideas and works generated during the Open Elective 2020 will belong to NID and all workshop participants.

For queries, please write to openelective@nid.edu