Vidarbha Economic Development Council (VED) is demanding the setting up of National Institute of Design in the city. Representatives from the council met Krupal Tumane, Member of Parliament from Ramtek, to take up the issue with the authorities at the Centre. Devendra Parekh, VED president says it is heartening that Tumane gave a very heartening response and extended his full support.
The creation of four new NID campuses was suggested as part of the government's 2007 National Design Policy. The plan envisaged campuses in four new states, namely Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh at Hyderabad, Jorhat, Kurukshetra and Bhopal (with extension campus in Gwalior) respectively. Parekh says VED has been demanding a NID from both the union and Maharashtra government for past five years with the aim of bringing global institutions in the city and region.
NID has been a pioneer in industrial design education after Bauhaus and Ulm in Germany and is known for its pursuit of design excellence to make ‘Designed in India, Made for the World’ a reality. NID’s graduates have made a mark in key sectors of commerce, industry and social development by taking role of catalysts and through thought leadership. NID has been active as an autonomous institute in education, applied research, service and advanced training in five faculty streams, Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile, Apparel and Lifestyle Design, IT Integrated (Experiential) Design and Interdisciplinary Design Studies.