Ceramic and Glass Design programme at NID takes inspiration from both intrinsic art and craft traditions and it equally recognizes its potential and scope for the future. Discipline offers tremendous expressive qualities in the domain of art and creativity as well as functional possibilities in the domains of craft, architectural spaces (indoor and outdoor spaces), hospitality industries, home décor, hi tech products and lifestyle product categories. The curriculum at NID offers courses to introduce the technological and skill aspects of the core materials while other courses such as form and structure; colour and composition, ergonomics etc. are offered to sensitize students towards the other essentials of design. Additionally, design projects spread over the semesters bring in a critical understanding towards user’s, functional and aesthetic requirements, socio-cultural context and market reality. An extensive exposure is provided towards craft sector as well as ceramic and glass industries which bring in awareness towards wider range of production techniques and variety of work environments laying deep emphasis on the production possibility of these materials in a variety of production scenario. Students also get hands on experience to a variety of forming techniques in both the materials. They get to experience hand-molding techniques in clay such as coiling, pinching, and throwing along with molding and casting as production methods. While, they also explore their creative expressions through kiln formed glass such as slumping, fusing and pate de verre and practice glass blowing as part of hot glass in the curriculum. Exposure to allied materials apart from core materials is provided for a wider knowledge base. Ceramic and Glass Discipline has established important alliance with the clusters of small and medium scale industries located in several parts of the country such as Firozabad, Khurja, Jaipur, Morbi etc besides existing linkages with large-scale industries such as Borosil Glass, Somany Tiles, HSIL (Hindware Sanitary ware), LA OPALA Glass, CERA Sanitary etc. The association and exposure towards the clusters provides a platform to the graduates to utilize the cluster’s production capability for their own entrepreneurial ventures and creative expression. It also has active alliance with international design schools offering these two materials in their core curriculum; this provides a rich exposure as well. Graduates find careers in the area of tableware, tile, sanitary ware, glassware industries, lifestyle brands and export houses. There are ample opportunities to work in the craft and NGO sectors or startup own studios, enterprises with independent batch production and establish one’s own brand. Overall, the in-depth understanding of technology, production techniques and material skills and expression enables the graduates to take up challenges and make appropriate use of these materials in applications other than the conventional ones.