Government to set up an institute of design at Bhopal

February 25th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): A design education campus of National Institute of Design (NID), Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, will be set up in Bhopal for imparting education in design, applied research, training, design consultancy services and outreach programmes.
The institute, being set up at the initiative of Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath, would function from a 12-hectare campus.
The NID, Ahmedabad has already taken steps to conduct some fundamental programmes in design in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Technological University (RGTU) so as to foster design-technology initiative in Bhopal and help potential students of RGTU to opt design as high education career option when the Institute would start functioning.
The NID is one of the premier institutions in the field of design and has been recognized as a scientific and industrial research organisation.
It is among the top ranking design schools of Europe and Asia. It was established in 1961 as an autonomous institution under the Government of India.
The industrial design module will be introduced in June 2010 in the various engineering departments of Rajiv Gandhi Technical University of Bhopal, for getting the overview of industrial design which will help the students from Bachelor of Mechanical engineering, Production engineering and also Electronic Engineering to understand more about Design.
A one-year certificate programme on design for engineering / technology will commence during June 2010 and further, commencement of two-year PG programme from June 2011, from new campus. (ANI)

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