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Industrial Design Courses


It is the usage of a combined form of applied science and applied art, which improves the ergonomics, usability as well as aesthetics of a product. This is even used for improving the marketability and production of different products. The main task of an industrial design professional or industrial designer includes creation and execution of varied design solutions that are used for the various problems related to form, usability, marketing, physical ergonomics, sales and brand development. There comes the importance of industrial design courses, which are being widely pursued by students residing in different parts of the world.

Current Scenario of Industrial Design in India

The continuous and fast change in the field of technology and designing has necessitated the need of more skilled and talented industrial designers. This country is not far behind in terms of industrial designing as well. This in turn, has resulted in the emergence of many courses, which are solely designed to serve this purpose. The various industrial designing courses offered by the Indian institutions help an aspirant to gain detailed knowledge about the same. The courses range from diploma to degree level of studies. To name some of the popular diploma and degree courses offered by the industrial design institutes in India are:
  • Bachelor of Design or B.Des.
  • Bachelor of Engineering or B.E.
  • Bachelor of Technology or B.Tech.
  • Bachelor of Science or B.Sc.
  • G.D.P.D. or Graduate Diploma Program in Design
  • P.G.D.P.D. or Post Graduate Diploma Program in Design
  • Master of Design or M.Des.
  • Master of Engineering or M.E.
  • Master of Technology or M.Tech.
  • Master of Science or M.Sc.
To pursue a Bachelor's degree of education in this field, one needs to have first completed the 10 + 2 level of study in the discipline of science whereas, the basic eligibility criteria for the diploma courses or the post graduate courses necessitates one to have graduated from the same field of education.

Major Industrial Design Examinations in India

A candidate, who wants to enroll his or her name in any of the above mentioned courses, he or she needs to clear the admission tests conducted by the different colleges and institutions of industrial designing of the nation. The most important among them is called C.E.E.D. or Common Entrance Examination for Design. This is conducted at the national level in different parts of the Republic of India. Apart from this, the other famous entrance examination of industrial designing courses is conducted by the N.I.D. or the National Institute of Design. The different branches of the Indian Institute of Technology or I.I.T. even conduct industrial designing entrance examinations every year for the enrollment of students in their courses. This examination is popularly known as I.I.T.J.E.E. or Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination.

Top Industrial Design Colleges in India

The Indian Republic has got many institutions, which offer varied courses on industrial designing. The names and location along with the basic contact information are provided in the following table:

S. No.Name of the institutionContact AddressContact NumberE Mail Address
1 Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing or C.P.D.M. Indian Institute of Science or I.I.S., Bangalore - 560 012, Karnataka, India. + 91 - 080 - 2293 2359 office@cpdm.iisc.ernet.in
2 Department of Industrial Design, School of Planning and Architecture 4, Block - B, I.P. Estate, New Delhi - 110 002, Delhi, India. + 91 - 011 - 2370 2375/ 76 info@spa.ac.in
3 Industrial Design Center or I.D.C. Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Powai, Mumbai - 400 076, Maharashtra, India. + 91 - 022 - 2576 7801 --
4 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Instrument Design and Development Centre Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016, Delhi, India. + 91 - 011 - 666 979 arpgsr@admin.iitd.ernet.in or ind_design@safe-mail.net
5 Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Guwahati - 781 039, Assam, India. + 91 - 0361 - 258 2180/ 269 2795 jee@iitg.ernet.in
6 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Kanpur - 208 016, Uttar Pradesh, India. + 91 - 0512 - 259 7048 head_des@iitk.ac.in, aray@iitk.ac.in
7 M.I.T. Institute of Design or M.I.T.I.D. "Rajbaug", Loni - Kalbhor, Next to Hadapsar, Pune - 412 201, Maharashtra, India. + 91 - 020 - 3069 3600/ 66 admissions@mitid.edu.in and vinayakkulkarni@mitid.edu.in
8 M.S. Ramaih School of Advanced Studies or M.S.R.S.A.S. Gnanagangothri Campus, New B.E.L. Road, Bangalore - 560 054, Karnataka, India. + 91 - 080 - 2360 1983/ 5539 pm.npd@msrsas.org
9 National Institute of Design or N.I.D. Paldi, Ahmedabad - 380 007, Gujarat, India. + 91 - 079 - 2662 3692 academic@nid.edu and admissions@nid.edu
10 Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology or S.S.A.D.T. P. O. Box No. - 6430, Yelahanka New Town, Doddabalapur Road, Opp. Wheel and Axle Plant, Bangalore - 560 106, Karnataka, India. + 91 - 080 - 4044 6964/ 7000 admissions@srishti.ac.in and marketing@srishti.ac.in


Last Updated on : 16/11/2013