Universities offering Design Programmes
Nancy Johri, 09 Mar 2018

Are you keen on pursuing Design from a university? Are you willing to gather in-depth knowledge about different fabrics, technical drawings, usage of colors, dimensions, or architectural designs? Are you an aspiring designer interested in developing creative skills and artistic insight under the guidance of adroit teachers? If your answer is “yes” to all these questions, then you should know about the best universities that offer undergraduate and postgraduate design programmes. Check below a comprehensive list of reputed universities offering design programmes.

Careers360 also brings here the list of top design colleges in all the regions of India – north, south, west and east. Being an alumni of an established institute will boost your chances of making your name in the design field.

 

Universities offering design programmes

Check below the name of universities, programmes offered, course duration, selection criteria, and official website. 

Name

Programmes Offered

Duration

Admission Criteria

Website

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

Undergraduate-

  • B.Des with Specialization in Product Design

  • B.Des with Specialization in Transport Design

  • Bachelor of Design

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Digital Arts)

Postgraduate

  • M.Des Industrial Design

  • M.Des Interaction Design

  • M.Des Product Design

  • M.Des Transportation Design

UG- 4 years

PG- 2 years

Entrance exam/CEED or UCEED score

www.upes.ac.in/school-of-design-studies-(sods)

Symbiosis International University

Undergraduate

  • Graphic Design (GD)

  • Video Film Design (VFD)

  • Animation Film Design (AFD)

  • User Experience Design (UED)

  • Product Design (PD)

  • Interior Space Design (ISD)

  • Fashion Design (FD)

  • Fashion Communication (FC)

Postgraduate

User Experience Design

UG- 4 years

PG- 2 years

Entrance exam

sid.edu.in/

VIT University

Undergraduate

B. Tech. Fashion Technology

B.Des. Industrial Design

Postgraduate

M.Tech VLSI Design

UG- 4 Check below the name of universities, programmes offered, course duration, selection criteria, and official website. 

years

PG- 2 years

Entrance exam/UCEED score

chennai.vit.ac.in/academics/schools/vfit

SRM University

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Architecture

  • Bachelor of Design

Postgraduate

M.Arch (Architectural Design)

B.Des- 4 years

B.Arch- 5 years

M.Arch- 2 years

Entrance exam

www.srmuniv.ac.in/

Ranchi University

Undergraduate

Fashion Designing (self-financing)

 

 

www.ranchiuniversity.ac.in/

Amity University

Undergraduate

  • B. Des. (Product Design)

  • Bachelor of Interior Design

  • Bachelor of Architecture

  • Bachelor of Planning

Postgraduate

Master of Interior Design

 

UG- 4 years, 5 years (Architecture course)

PG- 2 years

Entrance exam

www.amity.edu/asd/

Sharda University

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Design in Interior Design

  • Bachelor of Design in Industrial & Product Design

  • Bachelor of Design in Digital & Communication Design

  • Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design

  • Bachelor of Architecture

Postgraduate

Master of Architecture

UG- 4 years, 5 years (Architecture course)

PG- 2 years

Entrance exam

www.sharda.ac.in/

Delhi University

Undergraduate

B.A. Programme (Discipline Courses) in Apparel Design & Construction

Postgraduate

M.Sc. Resource Management & Design Application

UG- 3 years

PG- 2 years

 

www.du.ac.in/du/

Galgotias University

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Architecture

  • B.Des. in Interior Design

  • B.Des. in Fashion Design

  • B.Des. in Communication Design

  • B.Des. in Product Design

Postgraduate

M.Tech. in VLSI Design

UG- 4 years, 5 years (Architecture course)

PG- 2 years

Entrance exam

www.galgotiasuniversity.edu.in/

University of Mysore

Undergraduate

  • B.Planning

  • B.Arch

Postgraduate

  • PG Diploma in Publication Design

  • M.Arch

UG- 4 years, 5 years (Architecture course)

PG- 2 years

Through NATA (National Aptitude Test for Architecture) – Council of Architecture, New Delhi.

Exempted from written entrance examination

www.uni-mysore.ac.in/

Annamalai University

Undergraduate

  • B.Sc in Fashion Design

  • B.Sc in Textile Design

  • B.Sc in Interior Design

3 years

A pass in pre-university/10+2 examination or equivalent examination

www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in/

World University of Design

Undergraduate

B.Des. (with option to exit after 3 years with a B.Sc degree)

  • Product Design

  • Interior Design

  • Lifestyle Accessory Design

  • Fashion Design

  • Graphic & Communication Design

  • Animation & Game Design

B.Arch.

Postgraduate

  • Industrial Design

  • Transportation Design

  • Retail Design

  • Fashion Design

UG- 4 years, 5 years (Architecture course)

PG- 2 years

Entrance exam

www.worlduniversityofdesign.ac.in/

Note: The universities listed above are not in any particular order.

 

Region-wise top design colleges in India

Budding designers can check below the list of top design institutes in north, south, west and east India:

S.No.

North India

South India

West India

East India

1.

NIFT campuses located in New Delhi, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kangra, Patna, and Srinagar

NIFT Chennai

NID Ahmedabad

NIFT Kolkata

2.

FDDI campuses located in Noida, Fursatganj, Rohtak, Chhindwara, Jodhpur, Guna, Patna, and Chandigarh

NIFT Bengaluru

NID Gandhinagar

NIFT Patna

3.

Inter National Institute of Fashion Design

NIFT Kannur

Symbiosis Institute of Design Pune

NIFT Bhubaneswar

4.

Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, Punjab

NIFT Hyderabad

IIT Bombay

J.D. Birla Institute, Kolkata

5.

WLC College India, Delhi

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

CEPT University, Gujarat

KIIT School of Fashion Technology, Bhubaneswar

6.

JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi

St. Teresa's College, Kerala

SNDT Women’s University, Maharashtra

WLCI School of Fashion, Kolkata

7.

Apeejay Institute of Design, Delhi

Community College of Fashion Designing, Kerala

MAEER’s MIT Institute of Design, Pune

Patna University

8.

Pearl Academy campuses located in Delhi, Noida and Jaipur

LISAA School of Design, Bengaluru

Sir JJ School of Arts, Maharashtra

Amity University, Kolkata

9.

LISAA School of Design, Delhi

Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Karnataka

School of Fashion Technology, Pune

National Institute of Fashion Designing, Bhubaneswar

10.

IMS-Design & Innovation Academy

JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru

College of Architecture and Center for Design, Maharashtra

International Institute of Fashion Technology, Ranchi

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