The National Institute of Design (known as NID) has three campuses around Ahmedabad, an industrial capital in India and the country's second largest producer of cotton. The university's apparel design programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to fashion, with students learning about history, science, liberal arts and management throughout the duration of the masters programme. The school is selective, with an acceptance rate of only 14 percent. Students in our survey were highly satisfied with NID's resources, with the library, technology, campus and workrooms all scoring above 85 percent. Results for the technical skills and sustainability courses were also high, while scores fell somewhat around the business and marketing content. While the student body is not internationally diverse, respondents were generally satisfied with the quality of the student body and the teaching staff at NID. However, career services left room for improvement, as less than 60 percent of students were satisfied with the networking opportunities and quality of recruiters at the school. Despite this, 70 percent of students believed they left NID prepared to enter the fashion industry.
"Education was very satisfactory. Facilities and campus are fantastic. Workplacements were competitive; more support from the administration in this area would have been beneficial. "
"Focuses on the approach as well as the final product. Taking the right path is valued here most. As such, it can take a lot of time to complete a project here. "
"For me, NID has been a doorstep to finding self-capability and identifying my career path. It helped me understand how to identify my strengths and choose the path that I am most passionate and confident about. I can make my own choices confidently. "
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