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Top Design Colleges in India

LIST OF TOP 60 DESIGN COLLEGES IN INDIA

NID is the No.1 Design College of India. Every Design Aspirant dreams of getting into this prestigious institute. But have you ever wondered the next best option after NID. There are ample number of respectable colleges which fall into Tier I and Tier II category. They offer great education and placement opportunities. So, is it not important to go through the list of top 10 Design Colleges of India. We've compiled one for you.........

1. NID - National Institute of Design 

One of the most sought after Design Institutes in India, NID has its campuses at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bangalore, Vijayawada, Kurukshetra, Jorhat and Bhopal. The Institute offers B.Des and M.Des programmes with five faculty streams and twenty diverse design domains. It is the most cherished dream of Design Aspirants to secure a seat of admission at NID. It has been declared 'Institution of National Importance' by the Act of Parliament, by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act. NID admission forms are out in September - October. The entrance exam is held in two phases: Dat Prelims and Dat Mains. The first phase is held in January, while the Studio Tests for the second phase are held from April to May. To have complete details about NID, you can visit the links below:

Website: https://www.nid.edu/

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2. NIFT - National Institute of Fashion Technology

NIFT was set up in 1986, under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The Institute is providing various courses at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, but is acclaimed for its courses in Fashion Design and Technology. With its campuses spread across the country, the institute can boast of producing some very famous Fashion Designers. To have complete details about NIFT, you can visit the links below:

Website: https://www.nift.ac.in/

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3. MIT - Maeer's Institute of Technology

Established in 2006 by MAEER's (Maharashtra Academy of Engineering & Education Research) in Pune, MIT institute offers various courses in Design. The Institute has collaborations with international design schools and offers the benefits of students exchange programmes and international faculty. 

Website: https://www.mitid.edu.in/

4. SRISHTI School of Art, Design & Technology, Banglore

SRISHTI School of Art, Design & Technology was founded in 1996 by Ujwal Trust in Bangalore. It offers various Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in the fields of Art, Design & Technology. 

Website: http://srishti.ac.in/

5. IIT - Indian Institute of Technology (Department of Design) Guwahati

Established on the North bank of the river Brahmaputra in Guwahati, Assam, the Department of Design is situated amidst breathtaking beauty and serenity. It is one of the thirteen departments at IIT Guwahati and offers M.Des Degree, B.Des Degree and a Ph.D degree in design.

Website: https://www.iitg.ac.in/design/

6. IIT - Indian Institute of Technology (Industrial Design Centre) Mumbai

Set up in 1969 by the Government of India, at the campus of Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, IDC is one of the oldest design college in India. It offers B.Des, M.Des programmes in Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Animation Design, Interaction Design and Mobility and Vehicle Design as well as a Ph.D programme in design. 

Website: http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in/

7. DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore

Based in Coimbatore, DJ Academy was set up in 2004 by GKD Charity Trust. The Institute is placed amidst 21 acres of land in an eco friendly location, 18 km from the city centre. DJ Academy provides Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma courses in various design streams.

Website: https://www.djad.in/

8. Pearl Academy of Fashion

Established in 1993, Pearl Academy offers various courses in Design, Media and Retail but is renowned for its Fashion Design courses. The Delhi centre was first to be established and was the most distinguished one. Other centers are located at Noida, Jaipur and Mumbai.  

Website: https://pearlacademy.com/

9. SOFT - School of Fashion Technology

SOFT was established in 1998 by Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS) in Pune. It offers a variety of courses in Fashion Design, Communication and Merchandising at par with the industry and at an affordable fee structure. The Institute offers B.Des courses in affiliation with S.N.D.T Women's University, Mumbai and provides Autonomous courses in association with Accademia Costume & Moda,Rome, Italy. 

Website: https://soft.ac.in/

10. Symbiosis Institute of Design

Based in Pune, Symbiosis Institute of Design offers B.Des Programmes in various fields of Design like Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Design etc. 

Website: https://www.sid.edu.in/

11. CPDM - Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing, Banglore

         Address: Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing

                       Indian Institute of Science

                       Bangalore - 560012, Karnataka

         Website: https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/

12. IIT-Indian Institute of Technology

         (Instrument Design & Development Centre) Delhi

         Address: Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016

         Website: http://www.iitd.ac.in/

13. IIT-Indian Institute of Technology (Design Programme) Kanpur

         Address: Kalyanpur, Kanpur-208016

         Website: https://www.iitk.ac.in/design/

14. FDDI - Footwear Design & Development Institute,

        Noida, Fursatganj, Chennai, Kolkata, Rohtak, Chhindwara, Jodhpur,

        Guna, Ankleshwar, Hyderabad, Patna, Chandigarh

        Address: Noida Branch

                      A-10/A, Sector-24, Noida-201301

                      Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

        Website: https://www.fddiindia.com/

15. CFTI - Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai

         Address: 65/1, GST Road, Guindy,

                      Chennai-600032, Tamil Nadu

         Website: https://www.cftichennai.in/

16. IICD - Indian Institute of Craft & Design, Jaipur

         Address: J-8, Jhalana Institutional Area,

                       Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan

         Website: https://www.iicd.ac.in/

17. APIED - Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Anand

         Address: Near Bhaikaka Library, Mota Bazaar,

                       Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand - 388120

                       Gujarat 

         Website: http://apied.edu.in/

18. NIIFT, Mohali, Ludhiana

          Address: NIIFT, Phase I, Adjoining Police Station

                        Industrial Area, Mohali

                       : NIIFT, Business Center Building,

                         Phase VIII, Ludhiana

          Website: http://www.niiftindia.com/

19. APEEJAY Institute of Design, Delhi

         Address: Apeejay Stya Block, Apeejay School Road,

                      Sheikh Sarai, Phase-1, New Delhi-110017                     

         Website: https://www.apeejay.edu/

20. WLC - Wigan & Leigh College India Ltd, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata

         Address: No. 9, Sri Krishna Complex, Ramamurthy Nagar,

                      Main Road, Banasawadi, Bangalore-560043

                     :160, B Western Avenue, Sainik Farms,

                       Khanpur, Delhi-110062

                     :Touchstone Tower En 10, En Block, Sector V,

                      Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700091           

                      Website: http://www.wlci.in/

21. ITM Design Institute, Mumbai

         Address: Plot No. D-222/28, Near Bafana Motors, ABB and Airtel Lane,                       

                       MIDC Nerul, 5th Floor, South Central Road,

                       Shiravane MIDC, Nerul, MIDC Industrial Area,

                       Shiravane, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706

         Website: https://www.itm.edu/idm/

22. IMS Academy of Fashion & Jewellery Design

         Address: A-8B, DIA Building,IMS Campus Sector-62,

                      Noida, 201301, Uttar Pradesh

         Website: https://diaindia.co.in/

23. IIAD - Indian Institute of Art & Design, Delhi

         Address: B-26, Okhla Phase 1, New Delhi-110020

         Website: https://www.iiad.edu.in/

24. IILM - School of Design, Gurgaon

         Address: 1, Knowledge Center, Golf Course Road,

                       IILM Institute, Sector 53, Gurugram, Haryana 122003

         Website: https://www.iilm.edu/iilmu/school-of-design-fashion/

25. ISDI - Indian School of Design & Innovation, Mumbai

         Address: ISDI Tower, One Indiabulls Centre,

                       Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel,Mumbai 400013.

         Website: https://www.isdi.in/

26. NMIMS School of Design, Mumbai

         Address: School of Design,SVKM's NMIMS (Deemed to be University) 

                       6th floor, UPG Building,V. L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle - West, 

                       Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 056

         Website: https://design.nmims.edu/

27. Chitkara University, Chandigarh, Punjab

         Address: Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway (NH-64)

                       Punjab- 140 401, India

         Website: https://www.chitkara.edu.in/

28. Anant University, Ahmedabad

         Address: Sanskardham Campus, Bopal-Ghuma-Sanand Road,

                       Ahmedabad – 382115, Gujarat, India

         Website: https://anu.edu.in/

29. Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune

        Address: DY Patil Knowledge City Road Via Lohgaon, Airport Rd,

                      Charholi Budruk, Pune, Maharashtra 412105

        Website: http://adypu.edu.in/

30. Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur

         Address: Plot No. 9, Govind Marg, Malviya Nagar Institutional Area,

                       Malviya Nagar, Jaipur-302017

         Website: https://www.archedu.org/

31. UPES School of Design, Dehradun

         Address: Bidholi, Via Prem Nagar, Dehradun,

                       Uttarakhand 248007, India

         Website: https://www.upes.ac.in/schools/school-of-design

32. Manipal University, Jaipur

         Address: Dehmi Kalan,Off Jaipur-Ajmer Expressway,

                       Jaipur, Rajasthan 303007

        Website: https://jaipur.manipal.edu/

33. Istituto Marangoni, Mumbai

         Address: Ceejay House, F Block, Dr Annie Besant Rd, Markandeshwar Nagar,

                       Shiv Sagar Estate, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400018

         Website: https://www.istitutomarangoni.com/en/

34. Avantika University, Ujjain

         Address: Avantika University, Vishwanathpuram,

                       Lekoda Village, Ujjain - 456 006, MP

         Website: http://www.avantikauniversity.edu.in/

35. Woxsen School of Art & Design, Hyderabad 

         Address: Kamkole, Medak District, Hyderabad, India

         Website: https://design.woxsen.edu.in/

36. Vishwakarma University Pune

         Address: Survey No 2, 3,4, Kondhwa Rd, Laxmi Nagar,

                       Betal Nagar, Kondhwa, Pune, Maharashtra 411048

         Website: https://www.vupune.ac.in/

37. Vishwaniketan Institute of Design, Mumbai

        Address: Survey No-52 Off Mumbai-Pune Expressway Kumbhivali,

                      Tal- Khalapur, Maharashtra - 410203

        Website: https://vishwaniketan.edu.in/vid/contact.php

38. Indus University, Ahmedabad

         Address: Indus University,Rancharda, Via: Thaltej,

                       Ahmedabad - 382 115.Gujarat

         Website: https://www.indusuni.ac.in/

39. KSD - Khyati School of Design, Ahmedabad

         Address: Vivekanand Block, Shilaj Rancharda Road,

                       Rancharda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015

         Website: http://www.khyatischoolofdesign.com/

40. PP Savani University, Surat

         Address: NH 8, GETCO, Near Biltech, Village: Dhamdod,

                       Kosamba, Dist.: Surat - 394125.

         Website: https://www.ppsu.ac.in/

41. VGU - Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur

         Address: Sector 36, NRI Road, Jagatpura,

                       Jaipur - 303 012 Rajasthan

         Website: https://www.vgu.ac.in/

42. Apex University, Jaipur

         Address: Padmani VT Rd, Mansarovar Sector 7, Mansarovar Sector 5,

                       Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302018

         Website: http://apexedu.org/

43. Swarnim Startup & Innovation University, Gandhinagar

         Address: At Post Bhoyan Rathod, Near ONGC WSS, Opp. IFCCO,

                       Adalaj Kalol Highway, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382420

         Website: https://www.swarrnim.edu.in/

44. ACDS - Aditya College of Design Studies

         Address: Aditya Educational Campus, R. M. Bhattad Road,

                       Ram Nagar, Borivali (West), Mumbai 400 092

         Website: http://www.adityadesign.org/

45. Apeejay Stya University, Sohna, Haryana

         Address: Sohna - Palwal Road, Sohna - 122103

                      Gurugram, Haryana

         Website: https://university.apeejay.edu/

46. JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur

         Address: JK Lakshmipat University Near Mahindra SEZ,

                      P.O. Mahapura Ajmer Road, Jaipur - 302 026 , Rajasthan

         Website: https://www.jklu.edu.in/

47. Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Jaipur

         Address: RK Derewala Tower, KGK Campus SP-111A, EPIP Near SEZ Phase-1

                      Sitapura Industrial Area, Jaipur 302022 (Raj) 

         Website: http://iigjjaipur.com/

48. Poddar International College, Jaipur

         Address: Sector 7, Shipra Path, Mansarovar Sector 7, Shipra Path,

                      Barh Devariya, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302020

         Website: https://poddarinstitute.org/

49. Dr KN Modi University, Jaipur

         Address: INS-1, Riico Industrial Area Ph1, Phase-II,

                      Niwai, Rajasthan 304021

         Website: http://www.dknmu.org/

50. ImaginXP, Pune

         Address:  Office No. 401, 4th Floor, Golden Empire,

                       Opposite Syngenta, Baner, Pune, Maharashtra - 411045

         Website: https://www.imaginxp.com/

51. Bangalore School of Design, Bangalore

         Address: BSD Educational Trust No.4/3, Opposite to B.D.S Nagar,Devanna Compound 

                       K.Narayanapura, Kothanur Post, Bangalore – 560077

         Website: https://www.bsd.edu.in/

52. PD Institute, Jaipur

         Address: 344-A, Near Seva Sadan, Bees Dukan, Adarsh Nagar, Gurunanak Pura,

                       Bees Dukan, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004

         Website: https://www.pdinstitute.in/

53. Tatyam School of Design, Delhi

         Address: Tatyam Campus,C-211/1, Adjacent to Munrika Metro Station,

                      Outer Ring Road, New Delhi - 67

         Website: https://www.tatyamschool.com/

54. UID - Unitedworld Institute of Design, Gandhinagar

         Address: Amdavad, A/907, Uvarsad-Vavol Rd, Knowledge Village,

                       Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382422

         Website: https://karnavatiuniversity.edu.in/uid/

55. GLS Institute of Design, Ahmedabad 

         Address: GLS Campus,Opp. Law Garden,

                       Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad – 380006.

         Website: http://glsid.org/

56. Vastu Kala Academy, New Delhi

         Address: Vastu Kala Academy 9/1, Institutional Area (Opp. JNU East Gate),

                      Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi - 110067

         Website: http://www.vakaarchitecture.com/

57. MSU - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

         Address: The M. S. University of Baroda,

                       Pratapgunj, Vadodara, Gujarat

         Website: http://www.msubaroda.ac.in/

58. Nirma University, Ahmedabad

          Address: Nirma University, S G Highway,

                        Ahmedabad – 382481, Gujarat

          Website: http://www.nirmauni.ac.in

59. Navrachna University, Vadodara 

         Address: Vasna - Bhayli Main Rd, Bhayli,

                       Vadodara, Gujarat 391410

         Website: http://www.nuv.ac.in/

60. Rai University, Ahmedabad

         Address: Saroda, Dholka Taluka,

                      Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 382260

         Website: https://www.raiuniversity.edu/


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