Design Colleges in India

Sr. No. School Name City Application Forms Available From Application Deadline Phase 1 Exam Phase 2 Exam
1 National Institute of Design (NID)**
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Ahmadabad, Gandhinagar, Bangalore Oct 2018 Nov 2018 M.Des.- 10-Jan-2018
B.Des.- 10-Jan-2018
Apr-May 2018 (expected)
2 IIT-Industrial Design Center (M.Des. / UCEED)
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Mumbai UCEED: Oct 2018 UCEED: Nov 2018 UCEED: 17 Jan  2018 June 2018
3 National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)**
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15 centers across India Oct 2018 Jan 2019 14 Feb 2019 (expected) Apr-May 2019 (expected)
4 Maeer's Institute of Technology - Institute of Design (MIT ID)
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Pune Oct 2018 Jan 2019 Apr 2019 May 2019
5 SRISHTI School of Art, Design & Technology
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Bangalore Nov 2018 Apr 2019 Apr 2019 May 2019
7 Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
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Pune 1 Feb 2018 * Apr / May 2018 * Apr / May 2018  May / June 2018 *
8 Pearl Academy
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Delhi, Mumbai,
Noida, Jaipur
Nov 2018 Jan 2019 Cycle 1 : 16 Jan 2018 Jan 2018
9 IIT (B.Des.)**
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Guwahati 1 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2018 03-Apr-2019 Jun 2019 *
10 NIT (B.Des.)**
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Rourkela 1 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2018 03-Apr-2019 Jun 2019 *
11 Indian School of Design & Innovation (ISDI)
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Mumbai ISDI Challenge Dates: Dec 2018 – Apr 2019
Portfolio Submission: Dec 2018 – Apr 2019
12 United Institute of Design (UID)
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Ahmadabad 1 Nov 2018 24 Jan 2019 1 Feb 2019 Apr 2019 *
13> DJ Academy of Design (DJAD)
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Coimbatore 1 Nov 2018 20 Jan 2019 Jan 2019 May 2019
14 DY Patil- Dilip Chabria (DYPDC)
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PunePune 23 Nov 2018 5 Jan 2019 Jan 2019 Jan 2019
15 Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI)**
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Noida Apr 2018 * May 2018 * Jun 2018 * NA
16 ITM-Institute of Fashion, Design & Technology (ITM-IFDT)
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Mumbai Flexible dates Flexible dates Flexible dates Flexible dates
17 GD Goenka School of Fashion & Design
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Delhi Dec 2018 * Feb 2019 * Feb 2019 * Apr 2019 *
18 UPES School of Design Studies (UPES)
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Dehradun 1 Nov 2018 4 Apr 2019 Apr 2019 Apr 2019
19 Indian Institute of Art & Design (IIAD)
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Delhi 1 Oct 2018 End of Mar 2019 May 2019 Jul 2019
20 National Institute of Creative Communication (NICC)
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Bangalore Dec 2018 * Apr 2019 * May 2019 * May 2019 *
21 School of Fashion & Technology (SOFT)
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Pune 01 Dec 2018 31 Mar 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018
22 The Design Village
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Delhi 19 Oct 2018 19 Jan 2019 Jan 2019 Jan 2019

* - Dates not announced | ** - Set up under an Act by a Ministry of Government of India | NA - Not Applicable / Not Available | TBA - To be Announced

Design Colleges by City / Region

Mumbai Ahmedabad Pune Bangalore North India Central India South India East India
NIFT NIFT NIFT NIFT NIFT NIFT NIFT NIFT
IIT - IDC NID MIT NID Pearl Pearl NID NIT (B.Des)
ISDI UID DYPDC Srishti G D Goenka FDDI Srishti IIT (B.Des)
ITM-IFDT SOFT IIAD G D Goenka
Pearl SID Design Village IIAD SID
NICC UPES Design Village NICC
FDDI IIT
ISDI
ITM-IFDT
Pearl
DJAD

The above list is not in order of a scientific ranking.

Design Colleges by Specialization

Industrial Design Communication Design Fashion
Product Design Automobile Design Furniture & Interior Design Graphic Design Film & Video Comm. Animation Apparel & Other Fashion Design Textile Design
1 IIT - IDC IIT - IDC NID NID NID NID NIFT NID
2 NID MIT - ID MIT - ID IIT - IDC SRISHTI IIT - IDC Pearl Academy NIFT
3 MIT - ID Pearl Academy SRISHTI MIT - ID MIT ID SRISHTI
4 DYPDC SRISHTI MIT - ID SID SRISHTI SID SID
5 IIT, Guwahati ISDI Pearl Academy DJAD MIT - ID SOFT (SNDT)
6 NIT, Rourkela UID NICC SID FDDI
7 UPES SoD DJAD SID DJAD ISDI
8 SRISHTI SID ISDI UID
9 Pearl Academy ITM-IFDT DJAD ITM - IFDT
10 ISDI GD Goenka UID GD Goenka
11 SID IIAD GD Goenka IIAD
12 DJAD The Design Village UPES The Design Village
13 UID IIAD
14 GD Goenka The Design Village
15 The Design Village

The above list is not in order of a scientific ranking.