Candidates must have good sketching and creativity skills, says K. Prasanna, Assistant Professor, SID

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) will conduct Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) 2018 on May 5 for offering admissions to Communication Design, Fashion Communication, Industrial Design, and Fashion Design. As the exam is nearing, Careers360 interviewed Mr. K. Prasanna, Assistant Professor, SID to bring out preparation tips for the aspirants. In this conversation, he also shares the most important topics from which questions will be asked. Read the interview to know about the basic qualities that are required for cracking SEED.


Excerpts from the interview:

Careers360: How many aspirants appear for the design entrance test every year?

Mr. Prasanna: For our design entrance exam, we receive approximately 1500 applications every year for a total of over 200 seats (Indian plus international).


Careers360: For design programmes, how has been the application trend?

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Mr. Prasanna: From last few years,design has emerged as a promising field. Keeping in mind its vast professional opportunities, there is an increasing trend among creative minds towards pursuing design as a career. Consequently, the number of applicants willing to appear for our design entrance exam is also growing every year.


Careers360: Will any other institute apart from SID accept the scorecard of Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) 2018 for admissions?

Mr. Prasanna: No, the admission procedure will be held only for Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID). Admissions will solely be offered on merit basis.


Careers360: What are the basic necessities to crack SEED 2018 with a good score?

Mr. Prasanna:The most crucial requirements for aspirants are basic knowledge of design, good observation skill, creative thinking capability, and confidence in interactions. If a candidate has these qualities, then it will be helpful for him/her to crack the entrance test with flying colors.


Careers360: What are some of the most important topics?

Mr. Prasanna: The most important ones are visual communication, typography and publication, branding and advertising, aesthetic sense, user study, video film design, animation for 2D and 3D films, special effects, product knowledge, ergonomics, fashion styling, fashion illustration, production technology, garment construction, and pattern making.


Careers360: After completing the undergraduate design programme at the Institute, what are the various career prospects for students?

Mr. Prasanna: Various design studios recruit our students as visualizer, design strategy planner, brand manager, fashion marketeer, merchandiser, product designer, exhibition designer, interior space designer, graphic designer, etc. Apart from these, they can also become entrepreneurs and start their own venture. 


Careers360: What are some of the pre-requirements for appearing in SEED?

Mr. Prasanna: First of all, candidates must have good sketching and creativity skills. They have to be keen observers. Awareness about innovation, art, and model making is equally important.


Careers360: What is a studio test?

Mr. Prasanna: In this test, students need to transfer their creative idea and interpretation in visual form as well as in 3D with the given set of materials.


Careers360: What kind of questions will be asked during personal interaction?

Mr. Prasanna: Candidates will be questioned on their interest areas and knowledge of the chosen specialization. Their portfolio will also be evaluated. Moreover, their design application skills will also be tested on the spot. 


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will set exam be conducted for symbiosis nagpur university?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019
Hello there!
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University) for admission into Symbiosis institutes. If , I tell you about SET 2020 then ,SET 2020 is likely to be conducted in the month of of May 2020 at all exam centres. It is conducted for admissions to undergraduate courses ,admission process is likely to begin in the first week of January 2020 for all courses.

jindal or symbiosis which is best and what is the package of both of them?

Aman Raj Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Kartik

If you are talking about MBA then SIBM Pune has got an upper hand in finance and Marketing. Second branch of Sybiosis is good in HR.

If you want to do MBA in operations or chain then you can join SIOM Pune which is specially for Operations.

All the best!!


which university is best for bba symbiosis or christ?

VIPIN KUMAR 17th Oct, 2019
Dear Candidate,
Symbiosis is good for management studies so if you are looking for that you can go but if you want to do god study in less amount then christ also good option . So I would prefer according to your need there is difference between college but if you will study hard definitely you will get good placement in both the colleges .

is symbiosis college good for bba

Apoorva Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019
Hello dear student,
Symbiosis is a college which is known for management it is specialised in management degree. if you are thinking of doing BBA from symbiosis then it's really good idea and I say that you should go for it without doubting. There are many colleges which gives degree for management but if you want to do bachelors of management from symbiosis then it's really good idea and you should not stop. I hope it's helpful.
Best wishes

what is the fees for private colleage like Christ, symbiosis if I want to pursue BBA and MBA

Payal 8th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt. the fee structure for bba and mba program vary from college to college.

For christ university

Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA]  For 3 year fee is Rs. 3,20,620

Master of Business Administration [MBA]for  1 year fees is Rs. 3,03,600

For symbiosis university

For bba academic Fees Per Annum is rs 2,80,00 and Institute Deposit (Refundable) fees is Rs 10,000

for MBA programme total fees isRs. 17.06 Lakh

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck

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