Four new National Institutes of Design (NID) will be set up in different cities at a cost of about Rs 540 crore in the next four years. The new NIDs will be set up in Hyderabad, Kanpur, Bhopal and Jorhat (Guwahati). The concerned states are providing about 30 acres of land to set up campuses. Each institute would train 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, the NID main campus is in Ahmedabad with two more campuses, one at Gandhinagar and another one at Bangalore.