Good design begins
with the needs of the user


NID offers professional education programmes at Bachelors and Masters level with five faculty streams and 20 diverse design domains.NID has established exchange programmes and ongoing pedagogic relationships with more than 55 overseas institutions. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.

Having entered the 6th decade of design excellence, NID has been active as an autonomous institute under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion,Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India; in education,applied research, service and advanced training in five faculty streams,Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Design, IT Integrated (Experiential) Design and Interdisciplinary Design Studies. NID offers a wide spectrum of design domains while encouraging transdisciplinary design projects.NID is a unique institution with many problem-solving capabilities, depths of intellect and a time-tested creative educational culture in promoting design competencies and setting standards of design education. The rigorous development of the designer’s skills and knowledge through a process of ‘hands on-minds on’ is what makes the difference.

IDC(IIT Mumbai)

Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) offers an excellent environment for academics, research and applications in the field of design.

IDC has academic programs in the areas of Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Interaction Design, Animation and Mobility & Vehicle Design. The education Programme at IDC is a unique mix of pedagogic experimentation with pragmatic design approach and blends hard-core problem solving with design research. New thoughts, philosophies and research into several aspects of design are experimented and integrated to have continuous revitalization of the academic programmes at IDC

IndustrialDesign Centre (IDC) at IIT Bombay has a well - established Master of Design degree (M.Des) as well as a Ph.D programme in Design. From the year 2015 onwards , IDC has started to offer a four year, eight semester Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programme and a five year, ten semester dual degree B.Des + M.Des programme. However, the option of doing the dual degree, B .Des + M.Des will be available only at the end of the 3rd year.


The Department of Design(DoD), was set up with a vision to enkindle some of the brightest technical minds of the country a passion for innovation in technology driven by a firm understanding, appreciation and celebration of design.

The department offers an M.Des. degree, a B.Des. degree (the only undergraduate level degree of its kind in an Indian Institute of Technology) and a PhD degree in Design. The focus of the program is on the study, invention, and creative use of technologies to create effective, usable, enjoyable experiences with technology through interdisciplinary research in engineering, design, behavioral and social sciences, and to understand the impact of technology on individuals, groups, and organizations. The department envisions to produce successful graduates who will be capable of leading the changing scenarios of today and tomorrow through thought, innovation and values.


Design Programme offers well-structured course-template for students to synthesize technology and aesthetics in the service of human-needs. The programme encourages creativity, innovation, craftsmanship, and personal expression leading to evolution of products and services in the field of engineering design and visual communications. A number of projects interspersed between the courses provide adequate opportunities for brain-storming yielding product and services to meet social, environmental and business need. The state-of-the-art technology-learning laboratories prepare the students for careers in industries and also higher studies through hands-on-experience.

Being an interdisciplinary programme, design students are encouraged to take courses outside the gamut of design as well. IIT Kanpur provides a broad-spectrum of courses and infrastructure in intense academic environment to achieve the above to build-in the students’ adequate knowledge to make them stand tall in their professional and academic career.


The Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM) was established to pursue excellence in teaching, research and industry interaction in the area of Design. The two-year M.Des programme is the flagship program of the Centre. The Centre is perhaps the only place in India pursuing an active research programme in Design spanning the broad areas of Design Theory and Methodology, Human Factors in Design, PLM and, Vehicle Design, Simulation and Testing.

One of the latest additions to the elite institute, CPDM is dedicated towards the advancement of knowledge through continuous research in the area of design. The core competency of CPDM lies in the successful amalgamation of research in design (M.Sc.(Engg.) and Ph.D.) and design in practice (M.Des.). CPDM firmly believes that product designers and design researchers are complementary to each other. While designers create products to improve the society, design researchers develop effective design methods and techniques for better design.


National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It has emerged as the premier Institute of Design, Management and Technology, developing professionals for taking up leadership positions in fashion business in the emerging global scenario. NIFT has been granted statutory status under the act of Parliament of India in 2006, empowering the Institute to award degrees and other academic distinctions.

The Institute is a pioneer in envisioning and evolving fashion business education in the country through a network of fifteen professionally managed domestic centres at Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Raebareli and Shillong.

NIFT offers four-year bachelor and two-year master programmes in the areas of Design, Management and Technology.


IICD - is a unique institution that is synergizing traditional knowledge and skills with contemporary needs to evolve methodologies that are relevant to modern India.

Human resource development for the craft sector is important because such development impacts the life and livelihood of artisans. The Institute’s activities and programmes are focused towards this raison d’êtres. The education, research and publication programmes of the Institute are the intellectual knowledge developing and disseminating programmes.

The under graduate four year programme consists of 2 semesters of Foundation Studies, followed by 5 semesters of specialization, with eight weeks training at an NGO, Developmental organization or Social Enterprise, eight weeks Internship at a craft based Industry, Company or Design studio. The programme culminates into a final semester of 20 weeks as a comprehensive Professional Diploma Project with any of the above. The Post Graduate program at IICD is a two year program, and is designed for people who will take on design, management and entrepreneurship profile of work with craft organizations.


Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology is a non-residential institution founded in 1996 by the Ujwal Trust with the objective of providing art and design education in an environment of creativity to maximize the individual’s potential.The Ujwal Trust also manages Srishti's sister institution, the prestigious Mallya Aditi International School.

The 4-year Undergraduate Professional Program – B.Des, programs are committed to training students in the various fields of art and design with a focus on cross-disciplinary education. The programs expose students to an exploratory and creative learning process with a focus on experiential learning.

The Postgraduate Program in Design (M.Des) at Srishti is a program specifically designed for graduates or experienced professionals who wish to extend and enhance their design knowledge and practice. The program is driven by an inter-disciplinary engagement with theories, methodologies and advanced skills of design thinking and doing.


MAEER's MIT Institute of Design started its operations in August 2006, guided by the days leading minds in the Indian design education, with a plan to develop its identity as a research & training institution of highest international quality.

In pursuance of one of our future aspirations, we at the MAEER's MIT Institute of Design added a further dimension to the programmes of design learning at our campus. The concept of Design Habitat is in fact a logical and organic extension of our stated philosophy that ensures a total generalist ambience to enable design learning. It would evolve as an overarching concept around the functional framework of the Design Institute which remains an integral component of the Habitat.


Pearl Academy has completed two decades of empowering creative minds. Since its inception in 1993, the academy has evolved into a globally renowned institution of higher learning with a focus on Internationalism; entrepreneurship and employability; catering to the needs of the design, fashion, business and retail industry


The School of Fashion Technology (SOFT) was established in 1998 under the aegis of 116 year old Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS), Pune, India in collaboration with National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), (Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India). The School of Fashion Technology (SOFT) initiated the bachelor’s degree curriculum with S.N.D.T. Women's University, an internationally recognized university that certifies the degree as equivalent to those offered by international degree-granting institutions.


“Smt. Dhairya Prabhadevi Sojatia Women’s Welfare Society was set up in the year 2003 with the aim and mission “Empowerment of women through education”. To carry this vision forward SDPS Women’s College was established, which has become a symbolic logo for excellent higher educational opportunities for women. This institute is suited for every girl/woman, who aspires and dreams and is ready to put in the hard work for professional studies.

In order to cater to the need of various strata’s of societies, we are successfully offering professional degree courses in Fashion Design, Interior Design and Bachelor of Education affiliated to SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai; Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor in Business Administration and Bachelor of commerce (Honors) affiliated to Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore. The college also runs Bachelor in Architecture recognized by the Council of Architecture and affiliated to RGPV,Bhopal. The institute has highly qualified teaching faculties, infrastructure and various other facilities for its students.


ISDI has entered into a collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, New York. ISDI will be home to Parsons Mumbai and will benefit from Parsons rigorous curriculum, prominent faculty and global relationships.

ISDI’s Under Graduate Diploma Programmes (UGDP) focus on the 4 core areas of Communication, Product, Interior and Fashion Design. Each undergraduate programme is for a continuous duration of four years, with the first year being a Foundation Year, followed by three years of specialisation.

The college also offers Post Graduate diploma programs in two areas.


Raffles Millennium International is a joint venture between Raffles Education Corporation Limited, Singapore and Educomp Solutions Ltd,India. As a premier education provider they are committed to nurture creative talents and design management expertise for the arts, design and lifestyle industries as well as expertise for business management. They provide high quality education relevant to industry and adapt to the socio-economic needs of the societies in which we operate. They strive to give every student a fundamental education based on:

  • The development of superior thinking process.
  • The proficiency of written and spoken language as a tool of communication and thought.
  • The acquisition of thorough and effective work methods based on analysis and judgment.
  • A consciousness of the historic dimension of human ideas and activity and the capacity to assume
  • responsibility for his or her own personal development.


Raffles Design International, Mumbai is a part of Raffles Education Corporation Limited ("RafflesEducationCorp").Raffles Design International, Mumbai was established in the year 2004. The Advanced Diploma & Degree courses offered by the school are: Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design and Fashion Marketing. Raffles Design International, Mumbai aims to produce talented and skilled graduates who will shape the future of design and business related disciplines.


The Bachelors in Design (B. Des.) Programme begins with a foundation year where the students are exposed to the multi-faceted world of the designer and the diverse skills that need to be developed for pursuing a career in design. The First Year (Foundation) Programme is an introduction to concept development, technique, critical discussion and expression. Students develop a set of basic design skills and are introduced to methods of application.

The Programme trains students to evolve a distinct design approach and to develop a holistic attitude to the creative industries that they will choose to inhabit as professionals. Students apply their training in creative thinking and making to various mediums of expression and materials for construction, including textiles, ceramics, metal, wood, paper, canvas, board and natural materials. Students undergo a continuous learning process that culminates in the creation of a final design project at the end of four years


GD Goenka School of Fashion & Design (SOFD) has been established in academic collaboration with the famous Politecnico Di Milano School of Italy, the school brings the edgy Italian design education to Indian students.

The School of Fashion & Design is promoted by the GD Goenka Group. The objective of the School is to offer high quality education in selected areas of Fashion and Design businesses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels with a view to build a generation of creative professional designers, capable of serving as change agents of the growth and development of the diverse and decentralized sectors of their respective industry segments.

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