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.
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 institution||Contact Address||Contact Number||E 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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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/ email@example.com|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
|5||Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati||Guwahati - 781 039, Assam, India.||+ 91 - 0361 - 258 2180/ 269 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|6||Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur||Kanpur - 208 016, Uttar Pradesh, India.||+ 91 - 0512 - 259 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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/ email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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/ email@example.com|
|9||National Institute of Design or N.I.D.||Paldi, Ahmedabad - 380 007, Gujarat, India.||+ 91 - 079 - 2662 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com|
|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/ firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com|
Last Updated on : 16/11/2013