Admissions 2019


Result of KSID Design Aptitude Test held on 28.04.2019

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Date of publishing the result of aptitude test : 6.05.2019

Date for studio test & interview 24.05.2019 & 25.05.2019

Date of publishing the result 29.05.2019

First Allotment : 30.05.2019

Last date for Remittance of fee, certificate verification and completion of admission formalities for the candidates who got first allotment : 15.06.2019

Announcement of vacant seat, if any : 20.06.2019

Second Allotment, if there is vacant seat : 21.06.2019

Last date for remittance of fee, certificate verification and completion of admission formalities for the second allotment : 29.06.2019

How to Apply

The candidate has to apply through the KSID webpage ( Detailed instruction will be given on the website. Candidate should fill up the online form along with one latest passport size photograph and scanned copy of all self-attested supporting documents. The application fee of Rs.750 (Rupees Seven hundred and Fifty Only) shall be paid through the SB collect option on the link; in/icollecthome.htm Application fee should be paid online and details of payment of application fee of Rs.750/- should be given on the form on or before 31.03.2019.The link will be open for filling and submitting the application from 10.01.2019.


  1. Copy of qualifying Degree Certificate
  2. Certificate of eligibility for reservation candidates and mark list for all semesters
  3. Consolidated final mark list of degree course
  4. Copy of SSLC/equivalent certificate mentioning the Date of Birth of applicant.


Refund of fee will be applicable only to students who leave the institute on cancellation of admission on or before 15/07/2019. The amount of fee collected will be refunded to the candidate only after the closing of admission for the year. No interest will be paid to the candidates.


The candidates who obtain admission and discontinue studies after the closing of admission in   the same year or in subsequent years are liable to pay the tuition fee and special fee for the remaining period.


Admission to the course is purely provisional and if any malpractice is detected at any later stage in the mark list or certificate furnished by the candidate, the admission of the candidate will  be  cancelled  and he/she  will  be  removed  from  the  rolls  of  the  institution.  The Executive Director/Head of the Institution is empowered to cancel any admission if found to illegal, subsequent to the admission.



**Steps to do the Online Application Payment

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The candidates should have minimum 55% Marks in any Degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized University or Institution
  2. Upper age limit is 40 years
  3. Candidates who have appeared/are appearing for the final semester examination can also apply, with their last available score aggregates.
  4. Any professional experience in relevant fields will be an added advantage.

While admission is based on the test/examination/interview conducted by KSID, the mandatory reservation principle as defined by Government of Kerala and as modified from time to time are applicable.

Selection of Candidates

  1. Advertisement for applications would be published in KSID website and print media All eligible candidates would be called for a design aptitude test
  2. Short listed candidates would be called for a studio test and interview at KSID campus
  3. Based on the performance of the candidates in the studio test and interview, the final rank list of the candidates and the waiting list would be published
  4. The total number of seats available for each programme is 10.
  5. While the admission is based on the selection process conducted by KSID, reservation principle as defined by the Government of Kerala and as modified from time to time are

The break-up of seats at KSID for each course as per mandatory reservation is as follows:

  1. Open Merit – 6
  2. Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) – 3
  3. Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes – 1

For admission to a seat reserved for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Class, copy a certificate from an approved district authority stating the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ Other Backward Class to which the candidate belongs, should be submitted with the application. In case eligible candidates are not found in any reserved category, the vacant seats will be filled up from open merit list.

Course Structure

Five semester programme with a total duration of two and a half academic years, will include lectures,  studio/workshop/laboratory  work,  seminar  and  a  thesis  work  in  the  relevant  area  of specialization. The course content is as per the syllabus developed by National Institute of Design (NID).


1. Admission Fees ₹2,000/-
2. Semester Fees ₹45,000/-
3. Hostel Fees per Semester ₹3,000/-
4. Security Deposit (refundable) ₹10,000/-

Annual Tuition Fee for Overseas Students

For the students from SAARC countries, African countries, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam: US$ 5,000. For the rest of foreign students other than those mentioned above: US$ 12000.