Open Elective (OE)

The Open Elective is a set of two-week long multidisciplinary workshops offered to the second year students of the Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and the first-year students of the Master of Design (M.Des.) programmes across the three NID campuses in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru. Some of the primary objectives of the Open Elective are to inculcate trans-disciplinary approaches, explorations, experimentation, expansion of thinking, consciousness, and possibilities amongst the students.

National Institute of Design

National Institute of Design (NID) is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions for Industrial, Communication, Textile and IT Integrated (Experiential) Design. It is an autonomous institution under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. NID has been declared ‘Institution of National Importance’ by the Act of Parliament, by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act 2014. It is also recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. NID offers Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programme in 8 disciplines at Ahmedabad campus, and Master of Design (M.Des.) programme in 19 disciplines across 3 campuses in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru.

Ahmedabad campus - Animation Film Design | Ceramic & Glass Design | Exhibition Design | Film and Video Communication | Furniture and Interior Design | Graphic Design | Product Design | Textile Design

Gandhinagar campus - Apparel Design | Lifestyle Accessory Design | New Media Design | Photography Design | Strategic Design Management | Toy & Game Design | Transportation & Automobile Design

Bengaluru campus - Design for Retail Experience | Digital Game Design | Information Design | Interaction Design | Universal Design

Contact us

For queries, please write to us at