New Delhi, Jan 10: The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, would soon be declared as an institution of national importance thus enabling it to award degrees to its students.
The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today approved the declaration of the National Institute of Design (NID) by Parliament by law as an ‘Institution of National Importance', Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters here.
The status of ‘Institution of National Importance' would authorise NID, Ahmedabad, to award degree to its students.
“This, in turn, may prove to be beneficial for students who wish to pursue post-graduation,” an official release said.
The decision will also fulfil the need to professionalise, standardise and internationally benchmark professional design education in India, so as to take full advantage of opportunities opening up for the design industry, both in domestic as well as in international markets.