This Article is From Dec 09, 2009

'Declare NID a centre of excellence'

'Declare NID a centre of excellence'
Ahmedabad: National Institute of Design (NID) governing council chairman Salman Haidar has demanded that the institute be formally acknowledged as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) by the government.

The governing council chairman also felt that a Design Museum in the city was overdue. At the 30th convocation held here on Tuesday, Haidar said: "Formal recognition as a centre of excellence within the committee of academic institutions of India is necessary for which there has to be a formal decision by the government."

"It would be an advantage for this institution and the design movement as a whole if NID is now granted this distinction," he said.

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Haidar further said that other institutes which have been similarly recognised have benefited from it and so will NID if it were to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence.