FAQS FOR THE WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS FOR OPEN ELECTIVE 2022


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 (from outside NID), or both internal (NID faculty member), or one external, and one internal faculty member.

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

If needed, the instructors can invite additional guest experts for any workshop support for up to 2 sessions (half a day each).

Craft persons/ Artisans can be invited as per the need of the workshops with prior approval from the organizing team

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

Q2. Can both the instructors conduct the workshop from different locations?

The workshop can be conducted in the following 3 modes:

  • Online - the instructor / instructors can conduct the workshop from anywhere.
  • On campus - the instructor / instructors should be present on campus.
  • Hybrid mode ( combination of online & on campus )
  • One of the instructors can be on campus and the other can be online.
  • One instructor can conduct the workshop partly on campus and partly on-line.

One of the instructors can be on campus and the other can be online.
One instructor can conduct the workshop partly on campus and partly online.

Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic situation and any revised government guidelines, the instructors who wish to conduct their workshop On campus or in Hybrid mode, should keep their plan flexible for online mode as well.


Q3. What are the key dates for Open Elective 2022?

December 7th, 2021 - Extended Date For Submission

10th January 2022 - Announcement of workshops

14th February 2022 - Commencement of workshops

25th February 2022 - Last day of workshop.

25th February 2022 - display and exhibition of the work done in all workshops.

Any other important dates will be added here after the proposals are received.


Q4. Which online platform would be used to conduct the online workshops?

Workshops would run on Zoom, Google meet.

NID will share official login accounts & passwords for zoom/google meet with the workshop instructors.

Apart from these, the instructors can use other popular online co-working platforms to do individual/group work within the workshop. The familiarity and accessibility of these should be checked beforehand by the instructors. Also, the open elective team should be intimated about their usage in advance.


Q5. Can I submit more than 1 proposal?

No


Q6. What is the accommodation, and travel policy for workshop instructors?
Online Mode

Those planning an online workshop, will not require any accommodation and travel. The instructors would be using their personal spaces to conduct these workshops. On Campus Mode

On Campus Mode

Indian National:
  • 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.
  • Invited guest experts will be provided local conveyance.
International workshop instructors:
  • Conveyance from the point of landing in India to the NID campus where the workshop will be conducted (Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bangalore)
  • Accommodation and Food for the duration of the workshop. NID will arrange the accommodation only for workshop Instructors.

Q7. What is the remuneration policy for the workshop instructors?

All instructors and invited guests holding an Indian PAN card would be provided an honorarium as per NID’s remuneration policy.


Q8. 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.
  • Scope of workshop delivery and execution.
  • Innovative and exciting methods supporting teaching and learning.
  • 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 2022 and others retracted. All applicants will be informed at this stage, around early-January 2022.


Q9. What is the minimum and maximum no. of participants for a workshop?

The minimum no. of participants is 12 and the maximum is 22.


Q10. What resources will be made available during the ONLINE workshops?

We encourage instructors to engage the students in exploratory, hands-on, making and thinking based workshops. The following support would be available in terms of resources:

Material: : Any material based requirement for the workshop should be mentioned in the submitted proposals. The shortlisted workshop instructors will be expected to send a detailed list and quantity of material requirements with budget estimates in advance. After approval and student registrations, the open elective team will manage to organise this material.
We also encourage the instructors to consider the materials which would be available to the participants in and around their surroundings.

IT: Shortlisted workshop instructors will be expected to send a list of their IT related queries and requirements, if any.

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.


Q11. What resources will be made available during the ON-CAMPUS workshop?

During the Open Elective, 25 to 35 parallel workshops will be conducted. This is a resource intensive activity. We recommend that individual workshops should not have very high resource and infrastructure requirements 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. The Materials will have to be procured separately in advance. All labs are manned by skilled technical attendants.

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

Gandhinagar Campus
  • 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

Bangalore Campus
  • 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 advance.
IT: Shortlisted workshop instructors will be expected to send a list of their IT related queries (software, hardware, printing, etc.) and requirements, if any.
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.


Q12. What will be my time commitment during the workshop?

The workshop instructors are recommended to remain present in the physical / virtual classrooms with the students for the full duration of the workshop (10 days). For the online mode, the instructors are advised to maintain a good balance between on screen and off screen hours.

For Instructors conducting online from a different time zone: They should share their time zone details with the proposal and are advised to mention their preferred daily hours of engagement as per IST.


Q13. Can a field trip be organised as a part of an open elective workshop?

Day trips may be considered / allowed based on the pandemic situation and guidelines.


Q14. How will the workshop conclude?

The workshop will conclude with a presentation and digital / physical display of the work done during the workshop. The display should be ready by the last day of the workshop i.e. 25th February 2022.


Q15. 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 expected to evaluate the performance of the students as per NID norms. Online/digital evaluation report sheets will be provided for this purpose by NID.
Workshop report: The workshop instructor will be required to submit a brief workshop report in a format provided by NID.
Release of Payment will be subject to duly filled submission of the Evaluations and workshop report Form.

Q15. Who holds the IPR of the outcome of the workshop?

The IPR for all the ideas and works generated during the Open Elective 2022 will belong to NID and all workshop participants.
For queries, please write to openelective@nid.edu