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BITS Design Admission 2024: Registration (Closed), Process, Eligibility, Shortlist, Fees

BITS Design Admission 2024: Registration (Closed), Process, Eligibility, Shortlist, Fees

Edited By Isha Jain | Updated on Apr 09, 2024 10:10 AM IST | #B.Des

BITS Pilani has closed registrations for BITS design courses admission 2024 on April 5. Candidates will be able to check BITS design admission shortlist 2024 on April 13 at Candidates shortlisted for admissions to BITS Pilani design courses 2024 will have to appear for online portfolio interviews from April 22 to 30. Aspirants can check detailed infomrtaion on BITS design course from this page. Candidates who wish to do a four-year, residential, Bachelor of Design (Honours) programme in the academic year 2024-25 at BITS designs school had to apply at Last date to register for BITS Pilani design course 2024 was April 5. Admission to BITS Pilani design courses 2024 will be conducted on the basis of marks obtained in NID-DAT, UCEED, or BITSDAT. BITS design school is being set up in Mumbai.

BITS Design Admission 2024 - Overview



Conducting Authority

BITS Pilani

BITS design admission website

Entrance exams for BITS Pilani design courses admission


Specialisations offered at BITS design school

  • Physical Product Design

  • Digital Product Design (UI/UX)

  • Human Centred Design

  • Experience Design

  • Visual Design.

BITS Pilani Design Course Dates 2024



BITS design course registration start date


Last date to apply for BITS Pilani design course 2024

April 5, 2024

BITS design course shortlistApril 13, 2024

Portfolio interview for admission to BITS design school

April 22 to 30, 2024

Fee payment deadline

As per offer letter

Commencement of session at BITS designs school

August 1, 2024

What is BITS Pilani Design Course 2024?

BITS Pilani has launched a four-year, residential, Bachelor of Design (Honours) programme in the academic year 2024-25. Admission for BITS design courses will open on February 26. The founding class at BITS design school, Mumbai will be taught by international visiting faculty and a marquee Indian faculty trained at the top Design schools in the world.

BITS Design School - Selection Process

The admission process at BITS design school at Mumbai include the following steps:

  • BITS design course registration
  • Submitting qualifying exam scores
  • Portfolio interview (if shortlisted)
  • Getting an offer
  • Confirming a seat

BITS Design Admission Process

For admission to BITS design courses, aspirants are required to appear and qualify any of the following entrance exams:

NID DAT - National Institute of Design conducts NID DAT for admission to design courses at NID campuses. NID DAT entrance exam is conducted in two stages - Prelims and Mains. Aspirants who qualify the NID prelims exam are eligible to appear for Mains, which is followed by counselling and seat allotment.

UCEED - The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay conducts Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design once a year. BITS Pilani will allot some seats in their undergraduate programme for admission through UCEED, for the academic year 2024-2025. The BITS Pilani, however will not be part of the Joint Admission Process conducted by IIT Bombay. Aspirants will have to visit BITS design school official website to register for BITS Pilani design courses.

BITSDAT - BITS design admission test or BITSDAT is conducted for BITS Pilani for admission to different courses.

BITS DAT Exam Pattern 2024

For candidates who do not have a valid score of design entrance tests such as NIFT, UCEED and NID, BITS Pilani will conduct the BITS DAT 2024 entrance exam. BITS DAT 2024 will be conducted online for the duration of one hour. BITS DAT paper 2024 will be designed to check the design concept aptitude, logical reasoning ability, nonverbal reasoning and English language skills of candidates seeking admission to the B Des (Honours) programme.

BITS Pilani Design Course Selection Criteria

The authorities have released selection criteria for admission to BITS design school. As per official notification, candidates are required to meet the following conditions to be eligible for BITS design course 2024.

Applicants should have taken at least one of these tests:

  • National Institute of Design - Design Aptitude Test Prelims (NID‑DAT Prelims)

  • IIT Bombay Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED)

  • BITS Design Aptitude Test (BITSDAT)

Class 12 with minimum 45%

BITS Design Registration Process

Aspirants willing to get admission to the design course offered by BITS Pilani will have to apply in online mode at BITS design course admission portal -

  • Visit BITS Pilani design admission website -

  • Click on the link to apply for admission to BITS design school

  • Complete the registration process by providing basic details such as name, mobile number, email address and more.

  • After successful registration, candidates can log in to BITS design admission portal and complete filling out the application form.

  • Moreover, upload required documents as per specifications.

  • Finally, to complete registration for BITS design admission Mumbai, make the payment of application fee.

BITS Design School - Specialisations Offered

Students can choose from the five streams offered for specialisation –

  • Physical Product Design

  • Digital Product Design (UI/UX)

  • Human Centred Design

  • Experience Design

  • Visual Design

BITS Design Course Portfolio 2024

Candidates selected for admission to BITS Pilani design school will be required to carry a physical or digital portfolio showcasing their best design work around four topics that will be communicated individually to shortlisted applicants. This may include drawings, sketches, digital designs, photographs etc. The BITS design school portfolio should be a reflection of the applicant's creativity, design and problem solving skills.

BITS Design School Portfolio: Evaluation Criteria

  • Explanation and Reflection - During the interview, applicants are expected to explain their design choices and thought processes.

  • Technical Competence - Applicants may be asked about the tools, software, or techniques they used. The interview may include questions about the applicant's understanding of design principles, materials, and industry trends.

  • Communication Skills - Effective communication is crucial in design, and the interview serves as an opportunity to evaluate the applicant's ability to articulate ideas and concepts clearly.

  • Personality and Passion - Beyond the technical aspects, the interview also aims to gauge the applicant's passion for design and their fit within the school's design community. Personal qualities such as curiosity, enthusiasm, and a willingness to collaborate may be assessed during the conversation.

BITS Pilani Design School Fees

BITS Pilani has announced the BITS design course fees at the official website.BITS Pilani design course fees for 1st year is ₹10,00,000.

BITS Design Course Fees for 1st Year



Tuition Fees


Residence fee


Total Fees


BITS Pilani Design Course Fees Instructions

  • A one-time Admission Fee of ₹70,000 will be payable at the time of accepting the offer for admission in AY 2024-25.

  • The residence fee includes housing, meals, access to a sports facility, and shuttle service between student residence and the interim campus.

  • These fees are subject to an annual increase of up to 8% per year.

  • For information regarding withdrawals and refunds, please refer to our Refund Policy.

  • The refundable security deposit of ₹20,000 will be collected with the year 1 tuition fee and will be refunded after the convocation to the student.

  • The cost of books and other learning materials will be additional and borne by the student.

BITS Pilani Design Admission 2024: Scholarship

To help students reach great heights, BITS Pilani has launched three types of scholarships. Scholarship for BITS design course will ensure that financial capacity will not be a hindrance to your design dreams.

Merit and Means Based Scholarships

The Merit & Means Based Scholarship is a tuition fee waiver of up to 90% and it will be awarded in each year of the 4-year programme.

To be eligible for the Merit & Means Based scholarship, the student's annual family income (parents'/guardians') must not be more than ₹18,00,000. The merit of the student will be holistically assessed through their BITS Design School application form, including design test scores, academic achievement, co/extra-curricular achievements, and their portfolio interview.

Academic Merit Scholarship

The Academic Merit Scholarship is a tuition fee waiver of up to 75% and it will be awarded in each year of the 4-year design programme.

The merit of the student will be holistically assessed through their BITS Design School application form, including design test scores, academic achievement, co/extra-curricular achievements, and their portfolio interview. All students are considered by default for the Academic Merit Scholarship.

Diversity Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship is a tuition fee waiver of up to 75% and it will be awarded in each year of the 4-year design programme.

It will be awarded to exceptional third gender students, students from underrepresented regions*, and students with physical disabilities, as described in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

BITS Pilani Design School Scholarship - Eligibility Criteria

In order to avail any BITS Des scholarship, the student must:

  • Be a citizen of India

  • Have completed grade 10 and grade 12 from a recognised board

  • Have received an offer of admission from BITS Design School for its 4-year B Des (Hons) programme

  • Meet the specific mandated criteria mentioned against each category

BITS Design School Scholarship - Instructions

  • The BITS DES Admissions Committee will take the final decision on the scholarship and nature of the waiver provided only after proper evaluation of student’s application form.

  • BITS Pilani design school at Mumbai scholarships are mutually exclusive and cannot be combined. If a student qualifies for more than 1 type of scholarship, they will be offered the scholarship with the higher tuition fee waiver, but will not be offered the sum of two or more tuition fee waivers.

  • Scholarships are reviewed and awarded annually based on the student's academic performance and conduct, attendance, and payment of tuition and residential fee. All scholarships awarded are renewed or revoked as per the BITS Design scholarship policy.

Also Check: NIFT result

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When will BITS Pilani design course admission begin?

BITS Pilani has begun the admission process for BITS design course. 

2. What is the BITS design admission website?

BITS Pilani design admission website is 

3. How many specialisations are offered at BITS design school?

BITS design admission will be done in 5 specialisations - Physical Product Design, Digital Product Design (UI/UX), Human Centred Design, Experience Design, and Visual Design.


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AMU might prioritize other academic disciplines and not have the resources to establish a full-fledged design program.

There might not be enough student demand for a B.Des program to justify the investment in faculty and infrastructure.

AMU's Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc) program in Fashion Design & Garment Technology could be their way of catering to design aspirations while keeping resource allocation focused.

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