“Gandhi & Design”

Celebrating the wisdom of wholeness


Q1. What is the maximum number of workshop conductors allowed for conducting a single workshop?

Maximum of two external faculty can co-conduct a single workshop. In case an internal faculty joins, a maximum of three people can offer a workshop.

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

Ideally the relevant professional experience for both Faculty and co faculty need to be more than 5 years.

Q2. Can I submit more than 1 proposal?

The open electives happen in a fixed time frame. Thus 1 individual can only offer only 1 workshop. Therefore, its recommend that you submit only one proposal.

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

  • Indian National: Remuneration of Workshop conductor/s will be as per the remuneration policy of NID. NID will provide food and accommodation as per norms. NID will book your travel from the city you are stationed at to the destination campus as per norms.
  • International workshop conductors: NID will bear the following:
    • Conveyance from the point of landing in India to the NID campus where the workshop will be conducted (Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru).
    • Accommodation and Food for the duration of the workshop. NID will arrange the accommodation only for workshop conductors.

    However, NID will not be able to extend remuneration to International faculty.

  • Guest Member for Lecture or Demonstration: You can call a maximum of 1 guest member for a specific demonstration or lecture for no more than 2 sessions. NID will remunerate the guest member as per NID’s policy. We recommend that such experts be identified locally. NID will provide local conveyance and refreshments.

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

The submitted proposals will be reviewed by an internal committee from NID based on the following criteria’s

  • Relevance of the offered workshop to the open elective theme
  • Novelty of the topic and context
  • Methodology and approach of exploration
  • Medium of work and final deliverables
  • Potential for creative exploration with reference to design education
  • Nature and amount of resources required during the workshop

Once the preliminary shortlisting of the proposals will be over, they will be offered to students to choose from and register. Concerned faculty will be informed of the same. The workshops which do not attract minimum participation will be discontinued at this stage.

Q5. Can I choose a workshop venue / campus?

There are limited numbers of venue spaces available on each campus. NID will review the proposal and allocate the campus (Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar/Bengaluru) and venue to the shortlisted workshops. Once a venue is allocated, it will not be changed.

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

During open elective, 30 to 35 parallel workshops are conducted across the three campuses. This is a resource intensive activity. Therefore we recommend that individual workshops should not have very high resource and infrastructure requirement as most resources are shared amongst various workshops.

NID has various labs and workshops on each campus. These will be made accessible with prior permission. Material will have to be procured separately in advance. All labs are manned by skilled technical attendants.

  • Ahmedabad
    • Library
    • Auditorium
    • Amphitheatre and lawns
    • AV rooms, Computer Labs, 3D printing, Laser cutting
    • Wood workshop, Metal workshop, Bamboo workshop, Paint shop
    • Print lab (Screen, Letter press and offset press)
    • Glass and Ceramic workshop
    • Textile weaving lab , Textile screen printing lab, Stitching lab
    • Photography Studio
  • Gandhinagar
    • Library
    • Auditorium
    • Amphitheatre and lawns
    • AV rooms, Computer Labs, 3D printing, Laser cutting
    • Wood workshop, Metal workshop, Paint shop
    • Stitching lab, Leather Lab
    • Photography Studio
    • Mechatronic Lab
  • Bengaluru
    • Library
    • Auditorium
    • Amphitheatre and lawns
    • AV rooms, Computer Labs
    • Wood workshop, Metal workshop, Bamboo workshop

  • Material and Fabrication: Shortlisted workshop conductors will be required to send a detailed list and quantity of material and fabrication requirements with budget estimates a month in prior. If any fabrication process has to be outsourced during the workshop, the workshop conductor will have to identify or locate such a vendor in vicinity of the host campus.
  • IT: Shortlisted workshop conductors will be required to send a detailed list of
    • No. of computers required
    • Software requirements
    • Printing requirements
    a month in prior. The committee will review the requirements and revert with confirmation or comments if a change is necessary.
  • Human Resourse: NID will allocate an internal faculty as an adviser to workshop conductors who are visiting the campus for the first time for day to day advice. Technical assistance will be available to students while they work in any of the workshops.

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

For an open elective workshop, if a field trip is necessary to fulfil its academic objectives, then one trip of maximum 2 days and 1 night can be planned by the workshop conductor. Necessary arrangements will have to be co-ordinated and managed by the Workshop conductor. Travel plans and budgets will have to be discussed and finalised with NID’s open elective team, minimum of a month in advance.

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

The workshop conductor will be required to be present in the studio with the students for the full duration of the workshop.

The workshops offered by national & International workshop conductors once approved by selection process need to be present for the workshop. Kindly avoid last minute cancellation of the courses.

Q9. What kind of support will I receive for prior preparations of workshop?

NID will arrange for feasible tools and equipments, and procure the finalised material for the workshop before it begins. However, NID will not support any other prior preparations.

Q10. How will the workshop conclude?

The workshop will conclude with a mandatory group presentation and display of work done during the workshop for the NID community. The display will begin on the last day of the course i.e. - 1st February 2019. It will stay open for public viewing from 2nd to 6th February 2019.

Setting up the workshop display will be the responsibility of the Workshop Conductor and the participating students. NID will provide material and technical support for the same.

Q11. 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 conductor is required to evaluate the performance of the students as per NID norms. The evaluation report sheets along with attendance sheet will be provided to the workshop conductor. Attendance is an important component of the evaluation.

Workshop report: The workshop Conductor will be required to submit a workshop report. Workshop report format will be provided by NID.
Release of Payment will be subject to duly filled submission of the Evaluations and Workshop Report Form.

Q12. Who holds the IPR of the outcome of the workshop?

The IPR for all the ideas and works generated during the duration of workshop will solely belong to the students and NID.

For queries, please write to openelective@nid.edu