National Institute of Industrial Design, NID Ahmedabad was set-up as an autonomous all-India body. Thereafter, by the National Institute of Design Act 2014, NID Ahmedabad was declared as an ‘Institution of National Importance’ by the Indian Parliament.

The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) that falls under the ambit of Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India has recognised NID as a scientific and industrial design research organisation.