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 day each). This should be indicated in advance once the proposal is shortlisted and is subject to approvals.

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. What will be the mode for conducting the workshop?

On campus / Offline - the instructor / instructors should be present on campus.

Q3. What are the key dates for Open Elective 2023?

18th September Last date of sending workshop proposals

21st September Final list of Accepted proposals

4th October Announcement of selected workshops

11th December Commencement of workshops

22nd December Last day of elective; Display and exhibition of the work done in all workshops.

Other important dates will be added and announced here after the proposals are received.

Q4. Can I submit more than 1 proposal


Q5. What is the accommodation, and travel policy for workshop instructors?
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)
  • NID will arrange the accommodation only for workshop Instructors.

Q6. What is the remuneration policy for the workshop instructors?

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

Q7. 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 theme.
  • 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 2023 and others retracted. All applicants will be informed after this stage is completed.

Q8. What is the minimum and maximum no. of participants for a workshop?

The minimum no. of participants is 10 and the maximum is 22.

Q9. What resources will be made available during the ON-CAMPUS workshop?

During the Open Elective, 25 to 35 parallel workshops will be conducted across the three campuses. 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. Material will have to be procured separately in advance. All labs are manned by skilled technical attendants.

Ahmedabad Campus
  • Library
  • Auditorium
  • Amphitheater 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
  • Amphitheater and lawns
  • AV rooms, Computer Labs, 3D printing, Laser cutting
  • Wood workshop, Metal workshop, Paint shop
  • Stitching lab, Leather Lab
  • Mechatronic Lab
  • Photography Studio / Shooting floor
  • Black and white dark room

Bangalore Campus
  • Library
  • Auditorium
  • Amphitheater and lawns
  • AV rooms, Computer Labs
  • Digital Prototyping and Immersive Experience Lab
  • Photography Lab
  • Wood workshop, Metal workshop, Bamboo workshop

Material and Fabrication: Shortlisted workshop facilitators 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 (softwares,hardware, printing, etc.) and requirements, if any.
Human Resources: NID will allocate an internal faculty as an adviser to workshop facilitators for any day to day advice required. Technical assistance will also be available to the workshop participants.

Q10. What will be my time commitment during the workshop?

The workshop instructors are recommended to remain present in the physical with the students for the full duration of the workshop (10 days).

Q11. Can a field trip be organized as a part of an open elective workshop?

Day trips may be considered based on the NID Guidelines, expenses, and approvals. The facilitators should indicate the same in the proposal.

Q12. Can I choose a workshop venue within the chosen campus?

There are a limited number of venue spaces available on each campus. NID will review the proposal and finalize the campus (Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar/Bangalore) and venue of the shortlisted workshops.

Q13. How will the workshop conclude?

The workshop will conclude with a presentation and digital and physical display of the work done during the workshop. The display should be ready by the second last day of the workshop i.e. 21st December 2023.

Q14. What Do I have to submit at the end of the workshop?

Evaluation Report: The open elective workshop is an accredited 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 2023 will belong to NID and all workshop participants.
For queries, please write to openelective@nid.edu