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Kurukshetra to get etched in world of design

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 21, 2013
First Published: 23:20 IST(21/5/2013) | Last Updated: 23:21 IST(21/5/2013)

Union commerce, industry and textile minister Anand Sharma and Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will lay the foundation stone of the country's second National Institute of Design (NID) at Umri village in Kurukshetra district on Wednesday.

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The first NID was built in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in 1961, and the second campus would be built on the lines of the Ahmedabad institute, a release said.

The cost to build the NID campus in Kurukshetra has been estimated at Rs. 158.94 crore. The union ministry of commerce and industry, and the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) will fund the project, likely to be completed within three years, the release said.

It will have an intake of 500 students and provide education and training to professionals in the fields of animation, film, exhibition, graphics, product, ceramic and glass, lifestyle, furniture and interior design.

The Kurukshetra NID will offer four-year bachelor degree course after Class 12 and start a two-and-a-half-year post-graduate course.

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