Four new National Institutes of Design (NID) to come up in different cities at a cost of about Rs 540 crore in the next four years.
The government has decided to set up four new National Institutes of Design (NID) in different cities at a cost of about Rs 540 crore in the next four years.
Talking to reporters, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Subhash Chandra said, “Design plays an important role in making the industry competitive. So, we need to foster design education. Thus, four new National Institutes of Design will be set up in four cities -- Hyderabad, Kanpur, Bhopal and Jorhat (Guwahati) -- in the 12th Five-Year Plan.” Chandra said these institutes would attract a total investment of about Rs 540 crore in different phases.
On this occasion, NID Director Pradyumna Vyas said, “The concerned states are providing about 30 acres of land to set up campuses,. Each institute would impart training to 500 students every year.” NID functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (Ministry of Commerce and Industry). At present, NID main campus is at Ahemdabad with two more campuses, one at Gandhinagar and another one at Bangalore.