About Us

About Us

As envisioned by the Government of India in 2007, the National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh (NID-AP), is one of the four institutions to brace the heirloom of design education in India. As a valiant institution, we pronounce our education, methods, and tools to meet standards that are synchronously both grassroots as well as global.

NID-AP currently offers Bachelor’s of Design (B.Des) in Communication Design (CD), Industrial Design (ID), and Textile & Apparel Design (TAD).


Student working on one of the Hands-on courses of Foundation Program


The National Institute of Design of the East Coast!

The National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh, established in September 2015, is the second autonomous design institute, under DPIIT, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. In succession to five decades of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; NID AP was set up in accordance with the GOI, and the National Design Policy.

Way of Design

We encourage design to be understood before defined, and so the cornerstone of our education is the two semester foundation, where students build a conscience of their own. Any specialization in the following 6 semesters, is structured to work closely with the local residents, and at the ready opportunities, ensuring a practical experience. Beyond understanding the crude application of design, a visionary experience is brought forth through our partnerships with leading global brands.


Hands-on minds on, problem-solving & opportunity creation, quality over quantity, process-driven and geared towards nation building with good, affordable and judicious Design.


A 50-acre urban campus on the land of Amaravati is located at Sakhamuru Villlage, Thullur Mandal, Guntur District.