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 was a time when there were not many Design Colleges in India
But now, there are an 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.........
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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:
|NID Eligibility - Do you qualify?|
|NID Syllabus - What is asked in the Exam?|
|NID Forms - When to Apply?|
|NID Exams - Important Dates|
|NID Tips - How to Prepare?|
|NID Fees - How much the course cost?|
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:
|NIFT Forms - When to Apply?|
|NIFT Exams - Important Dates|
|NIFT Syllabus - What is asked in the Exam?|
|NIFT Eligibility - Do you qualify?|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Q1. Which Designing Course is best in India?
Ans. Mostly students choose a Design Course in accordance with their skill set and interest. But still there are some courses which are more popular than the others. Currently UX/UI Design is very much in demand and also provides good placement and package. Read More: Which Designing Course is best in India?
Q2. How many Designing Courses are there?
Ans. There are more than 20 Design Disciplines available in various colleges in India with Interior, Fashion & Graphic Design being the most popular ones. There are also courses which are relatively new like Strategic Design & New Media Design.
Q3. How many Design Colleges are there in India?
Ans. Of late, so many Colleges have started offering Bachelors in Design & the list is a long one, which makes it even more important to choose a college wisely before taking admission. The list of "top 60 Design Colleges in India" is provided in this article.
11. CPDM - Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing, Banglore
Address: Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560012, Karnataka
12. IIT-Indian Institute of Technology(Instrument Design & Development Centre) Delhi
Address: Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016
13. IIT-Indian Institute of Technology (Design Programme) Kanpur
Address: Kalyanpur, Kanpur-208016
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
15. CFTI - Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai
Address: 65/1, GST Road, Guindy,
Chennai-600032, Tamil Nadu
16. IICD - Indian Institute of Craft & Design, Jaipur
Address: J-8, Jhalana Institutional Area,
17. APIED - Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Anand
Address: Near Bhaikaka Library, Mota Bazaar,
Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand - 388120
18. NIIFT, Mohali, Ludhiana
Address: NIIFT, Phase I, Adjoining Police Station
Industrial Area, Mohali
: NIIFT, Business Center Building,
Phase VIII, Ludhiana
19. APEEJAY Institute of Design, Delhi
Address: Apeejay Stya Block, Apeejay School Road,
Sheikh Sarai, Phase-1, New Delhi-110017
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,
:Touchstone Tower En 10, En Block, Sector V,
Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700091
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
22. IMS Academy of Fashion & Jewellery Design
Address: A-8B, DIA Building,IMS Campus Sector-62,
Noida, 201301, Uttar Pradesh
23. IIAD - Indian Institute of Art & Design, Delhi
Address: B-26, Okhla Phase 1, New Delhi-110020
24. IILM - School of Design, Gurgaon
Address: 1, Knowledge Center, Golf Course Road,
IILM Institute, Sector 53, Gurugram, Haryana 122003
25. ISDI - Indian School of Design & Innovation, Mumbai
Address: ISDI Tower, One Indiabulls Centre,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel,Mumbai 400013.
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
27. Chitkara University, Chandigarh, Punjab
Address: Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway (NH-64)
Punjab- 140 401, India
28. Anant University, Ahmedabad
Address: Sanskardham Campus, Bopal-Ghuma-Sanand Road,
Ahmedabad – 382115, Gujarat, India
29. Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune
Address: DY Patil Knowledge City Road Via Lohgaon, Airport Rd,
Charholi Budruk, Pune, Maharashtra 412105
30. Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur
Address: Plot No. 9, Govind Marg, Malviya Nagar Institutional Area,
Malviya Nagar, Jaipur-302017
31. UPES School of Design, Dehradun
Address: Bidholi, Via Prem Nagar, Dehradun,
Uttarakhand 248007, India
32. Manipal University, Jaipur
Address: Dehmi Kalan,Off Jaipur-Ajmer Expressway,
Jaipur, Rajasthan 303007
33. Istituto Marangoni, Mumbai
Address: Ceejay House, F Block, Dr Annie Besant Rd, Markandeshwar Nagar,
Shiv Sagar Estate, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400018
34. Avantika University, Ujjain
Address: Avantika University, Vishwanathpuram,
Lekoda Village, Ujjain - 456 006, MP
35. Woxsen School of Art & Design, Hyderabad
Address: Kamkole, Medak District, Hyderabad, India
36. Vishwakarma University Pune
Address: Survey No 2, 3,4, Kondhwa Rd, Laxmi Nagar,
Betal Nagar, Kondhwa, Pune, Maharashtra 411048
37. Vishwaniketan Institute of Design, Mumbai
Address: Survey No-52 Off Mumbai-Pune Expressway Kumbhivali,
Tal- Khalapur, Maharashtra - 410203
38. Indus University, Ahmedabad
Address: Indus University,Rancharda, Via: Thaltej,
Ahmedabad - 382 115.Gujarat
39. KSD - Khyati School of Design, Ahmedabad
Address: Vivekanand Block, Shilaj Rancharda Road,
Rancharda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015
40. PP Savani University, Surat
Address: NH 8, GETCO, Near Biltech, Village: Dhamdod,
Kosamba, Dist.: Surat - 394125.
41. VGU - Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
Address: Sector 36, NRI Road, Jagatpura,
Jaipur - 303 012 Rajasthan
42. Apex University, Jaipur
Address: Padmani VT Rd, Mansarovar Sector 7, Mansarovar Sector 5,
Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302018
43. Swarnim Startup & Innovation University, Gandhinagar
Address: At Post Bhoyan Rathod, Near ONGC WSS, Opp. IFCCO,
Adalaj Kalol Highway, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382420
44. ACDS - Aditya College of Design Studies
Address: Aditya Educational Campus, R. M. Bhattad Road,
Ram Nagar, Borivali (West), Mumbai 400 092
45. Apeejay Stya University, Sohna, Haryana
Address: Sohna - Palwal Road, Sohna - 122103
46. JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
Address: JK Lakshmipat University Near Mahindra SEZ,
P.O. Mahapura Ajmer Road, Jaipur - 302 026 , Rajasthan
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)
48. Poddar International College, Jaipur
Address: Sector 7, Shipra Path, Mansarovar Sector 7, Shipra Path,
Barh Devariya, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302020
49. Dr KN Modi University, Jaipur
Address: INS-1, Riico Industrial Area Ph1, Phase-II,
Niwai, Rajasthan 304021
50. ImaginXP, Pune
Address: Office No. 401, 4th Floor, Golden Empire,
Opposite Syngenta, Baner, Pune, Maharashtra - 411045
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
52. PD Institute, Jaipur
Address: 344-A, Near Seva Sadan, Bees Dukan, Adarsh Nagar, Gurunanak Pura,
Bees Dukan, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004
53. Tatyam School of Design, Delhi
Address: Tatyam Campus,C-211/1, Adjacent to Munrika Metro Station,
Outer Ring Road, New Delhi - 67
54. UID - Unitedworld Institute of Design, Gandhinagar
Address: Amdavad, A/907, Uvarsad-Vavol Rd, Knowledge Village,
Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382422
55. GLS Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Address: GLS Campus,Opp. Law Garden,
Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad – 380006.
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
57. MSU - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
Address: The M. S. University of Baroda,
Pratapgunj, Vadodara, Gujarat
58. Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Address: Nirma University, S G Highway,
Ahmedabad – 382481, Gujarat
59. Navrachna University, Vadodara
Address: Vasna - Bhayli Main Rd, Bhayli,
Vadodara, Gujarat 391410
60. Rai University, Ahmedabad
Address: Saroda, Dholka Taluka,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 382260
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