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LIST OF 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

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

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

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

26. NMIMS School of Design, Mumbai

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

27. Chitkara University, Chandigarh, Punjab

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

28. Anant University, Ahmedabad

         Website: https://anu.edu.in/

29. Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune

        Website: http://adypu.edu.in/

30. Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur

Website: https://www.archedu.org/

31. UPES School of Design, Dehradun

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

32. Manipal University, Jaipur

Website: https://jaipur.manipal.edu/

33. Istituto Marangoni, Mumbai

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

34. Avantika University, Ujjain

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

35. Woxsen School of Art & Design, Hyderabad 

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

36. Vishwakarma University Pune

Website: https://www.vupune.ac.in/

37. Vishwaniketan Institute of Design, Mumbai

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

38. Indus University, Ahmedabad

Website: https://www.indusuni.ac.in/

39. KSD - Khyati School of Design, Ahmedabad

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

40. PP Savani University, Surat

Website: https://www.ppsu.ac.in/

41. VGU - Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur

Website: https://www.vgu.ac.in/

42. Apex University, Jaipur

Website: http://apexedu.org/

43. Swarnim Startup & Innovation University, Gandhinagar

Website: https://www.swarrnim.edu.in/

44. ACDS - Aditya College of Design Studies

Website: http://www.adityadesign.org/

45. Apeejay Stya University, Sohna, Haryana

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

46. JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur

Website: https://www.jklu.edu.in/

47. Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Jaipur

Website: http://iigjjaipur.com/

48. Poddar International College, Jaipur

Website: https://poddarinstitute.org/

49. Dr KN Modi University, Jaipur

Website: http://www.dknmu.org/

50. ImaginXP, Pune

Website: https://www.imaginxp.com/

51. Bangalore School of Design, Bangalore

Website: https://www.bsd.edu.in/

52. PD Institute, Jaipur

Website: https://www.pdinstitute.in/

53. Tatyam School of Design, Delhi

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

54. UID - Unitedworld Institute of Design, Gandhinagar

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

55. GLS Institute of Design, Ahmedabad 

Website: http://glsid.org/

56. Vastu Kala Academy, New Delhi

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

57. MSU - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

Website: http://www.msubaroda.ac.in/

58. Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Website: http://www.nirmauni.ac.in

59. Navrachna University, Vadodara 

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

60. Rai University, Ahmedabad

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

Design Colleges in Arunachal Pradesh

  • Arunachal University of Studies, Arunachal Pradesh

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

Design Colleges in Assam

  • Royal School of Architecture, Guwahati

          Website: http://rgi.edu.in

  • Haji Anfr Ali College, Nagaon

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

  • Lakhimpur Girls College, Lakhimpur

          Website: http://www.lgcollege.org/

Design Colleges in Bihar

  • DK College, Buxar

          Website:http://www.dkcollegedumraon.org

  • PWC- Patna Women's College, Patna

          Website:http://www.patnawomenscollege.in/

  • BRABU - BR Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur

          Website:http://www.brabu.net

Design Colleges in Gujarat

  • DA-IIT - Dhirubhai Ambani Institute 

          of Information & Communication Technology, Gandhinagar 

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

  • Parul University, Vadodara 

           Website: http://paruluniversity.ac.in 

  •  VNSGU - Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat 

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

  •  ZF Wadia Women's and NK Jhota College of Commerce, Surat

           Website: http://www.wadiacollegesurat.org  

  •  GIFT - Gandhi Institute of Fashion and Textile, Ahmedabad         

            Website: http://www.gift-india.com/ 

  • Ganpal University, Mehsana 

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

Design Colleges in Haryana

  • WUD - World University of Design, Sonepat                                                          

           Website: https://worlduniversityofdesign.ac.in/ 

  • SGT - Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurgaon

           Website: https://sgtuniversity.ac.in/ 

  • AU - Ansal University, Gurgaon

          Website: https://ansaluniversity.edu.in/ 

  • Institute of Apparel Management, Gurgaon   
  • Gateway College of Architecture & Design, Sonepat

           Website: https://gateway.edu.in/gcad/ 

  • GGGI - Galaxy Global Group of Institutions, Ambala                       

           Website: http://www.galaxyglobaledu.in/ 

  • MRIIRS - Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad

           Website: https://manavrachna.edu.in/international-institute-of-research-and-studies/ 

  • KR Mangalam University, Gurgaon

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

  • Maharaja Agarsen College for Women, Jhajjar

          Website: http://macw.org 

  • MDSD Girls College, Ambala

          Website: http://www.mdsdcollegeambala.com 

  • PDM University, Bahadurgarh

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

  • Maharani Kishori Jat Kanya Mahavidyalya, Rohtak

          Website: http://mkjkcollege.org 

  • Kumari Vidyavati Anand DAV College for Women

          Website: http://www.kvadav.com/ 

  • Galaxy Global Imperial Technical Campus, Ambala

           Website: https://www.galaxyglobaledu.in/ 

Design Colleges in Andhra Pradesh

  • Hamstech Institute of Fashion & Interior Design, Hyderabad

           Website: http://www.hamstech.com 

  • JNAFAU - Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

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

Design Colleges in Jharkhand

  • Sai Nath University, Ranchi

          Website: http://www.sainathuniversity.com 

  • Marwari College, Ranchi

          Website: http://www.marwaricollegeranchi.com/ 

  • IIFT - International Institute of Fashion Technology, Ranchi

          Website: https://iiftranchi.in/ 

  • ISAT - International School for Applied Technology, Ranchi
 

Design Colleges in Karnataka

 Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore

          Website: http://www.voguefashioninstitute.com 

TOCS - The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore

           Website: http://www.theoxford.edu 

Manipal University, Faculty of Architecture, Manipal

          Website: http://manipal.edu/foa.html 

JU - Jain University, Bangalore

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

Karavali College, Mangalore

          Website: http://www.karavalicollege.ac.in/institutions.php?id=5 

AIGS - Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies, Bangalore

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

Osteen College, Bangalore 
MCC - Mount Carmel College, Bangalore

           Website: https://mccblr.edu.in/ 

PESU - PES University, Bangalore

          Website: https://www.pes.edu/ 

Design Colleges in Kerala

MGU - Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

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

Assumption College, Kottayam

          Website: http://assumptioncollege.in/ 

ST Teresa's College, Ernakulam

          Website: https://teresas.ac.in/ 

DCSMAT - DC School of Management & Technology, Vegamon, Idukki 
Providence Women's College, Calicut

          Website: http://providencecollegecalicut.com/ 

Design Colleges in Madhya Pradesh

Graffiti Institute of Fashion Technology

           Website: http://graffitifashiongurukul.in/

ITM University, Gwalior

           Website: http://itmuniversity.ac.in/

IEHE-Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Bhopal

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

SDPS Women's College, Indore

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

Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing

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

ABVHV-Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal

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

Government MH College of Home Science & Science for Women (Autonomous), Jabalpur

          Website: http://www.gmhcollege.org.in/

 


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