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Interior Design Courses

If we want to spell magic in our homes, commercial establishments and hotels, we need to combine our aesthetic senses with our creative streaks and technical knowledge of interior designing. But to be able to do it, you need rigorous training in this segment. It includes knowledge about different art forms, color schemes, architecture, furniture, home furnishing accessories and materials. The minimum qualification needed to go for a course in interior design is a 10+2. Post a bachelor level course, you can go for a master's course in the similar discipline.

This course is mostly about using spaces to make the exterior and interior more functional. So both the space equipment and interior designing things should be in harmony. It should look like complete system acting in unison rather than just a piece of decorated walls and furniture. Various topics are introduced into the interior designing course, such as ergonomics, architectural drawing, building technology, prototype making etc. to impart you the skills necessary to make the spaces look better and functional. Digital tools such as Google Sketchup and autoCAD are taught at length to make you use the state of the art techniques.

Though, the concept of interior designing is very old, it came into fashion only in the beginning of the 20th century when economic revolution took place around the world and people started making better homes. By this time, interior designing had acquired the status of a full-fledged profession. After the Second World War, it became fashionable in Europe to create beautiful homes with exotic interiors. In modern times, there are various organizations, companies, websites and magazines which offer help in interior designing in terms of materials, services, professional help and ideas.

Current Scenario of Interior Design in India

Nowadays not only the home owners but showroom owners, doctors, banks, educational institutions, government offices, airlines, and shopping malls need professional interior designers. Some want to give their premises a thematic look, others stress on aesthetically pleasant surroundings. People like imaginative look, vibrant colors, brightness, metallic patterns and artistic designs. So the people with flair, knowledge, and good communication skills are highly demand these days.

Major Interior Design Examinations in India

The top colleges and universities offering courses in Interior designing conduct their own entrance tests for masters, bachelors, and certificate courses.

Top Interior Design Colleges in India

  • Apeejay Institute of Design (Affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar), New Delhi
  • South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, New Delhi
  • Rachna Sansa, School of Interior Design, Mumbai
  • SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
  • Sophia College B.K. Somani Polytechnic, Mumbai
  • Anima Institute of Fashion, Calcutta
  • Birla Institute of Liberal Arts and Management Sciences, Calcutta
  • Srishti School of art, design and technology, Bangalore
  • College of Art & Design (affiliated to University of Madras), Aminjikarai, Chennai
  • Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore
  • Karavali College, (Affiliated to Mangalore University), Mangalore
  • Shree Dev College of Interior Design, Mangalore
  • Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (C.E.P.T.), Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
  • Dezyne E'cole, Ajmer (Rajasthan)
  • Eyes Multidesign School of Interior Design, Kochi (Kerala)
  • Academy of Art and Design, Nerul (Maharashtra)
  • AKS Group Of Institutions, Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu)
  • South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, New Delhi
  • Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  • Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design (A.P.I.E.D.), Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat)
  • Mettupalayam Road, Coimbatore (Coimbatore Dist.)
  • Blitz Institute of Creative Arts (B.I.C.A.), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)

Last Updated on : March 25, 2016