Top Design Colleges In India

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Design is all about perception, observation, and creativity. People who have these skills or have a keen interest in developing these skills view design as an attractive career option.

Do you also wish to carve a career out of design? You’d need to enroll for a design course in one of the best design colleges in India. You may either choose a private or a government college for this purpose. Read on to know more about the top colleges for admission to a design course in 2021. Also, find out more about the recruiters to whom you can apply for a job.

Top Design Colleges

If you wish to take admission to your preferred course in design in a top college, you can choose one of the following colleges:

Sr. No. College Name City/Campus Degree / Diploma / Certificate Specialization Per Annum fees*
1.1 NID

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Vijayawada, Kurukshetra, Bhopal, Jorhat Diploma – GDPD (4 years) Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile & Apparel Design 240,000
1.2 NID

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Ahmedabad Degree – B.Des (4 years) Product Design, Furniture & Interior Design, Ceramic & Glass Design, Graphic Design, Animation Film Design, Film & Video Communication, Exhibition Design, Textile Design 307,300
2.1 NIFT

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Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Raebareli, Srinagar, Patna, Kangra, Bhopal, Kannur, Shillong, Jodhpur & Bhubaneswar Degree – B.Des (4 years) Apparel Design, Leather Design, Accessory Design, Textile Design, Knitwear Design, Fashion Communication, Fashion Design 283,900
2.2 NIFT

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Gandhinagar, Bengluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Raebareli, Srinagar Degree – B.F.Tech (4 years) Apparel Production, Fashion Design, Accessory Design, Textile Design, Fashion Communication 283,900
3 IIT

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▪ IIT Bombay, IDC

▪ IIT Delhi, DoD

▪ IIT Guwahati, DoD

▪ IIITDM Jabalpur, DoD

Degree – B.Des (4 years) Product Design, General Design 52,850
4 MIT-ADT University

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Pune Degree – B.Des “Industrial- Product Design, Transportation Design, Interior Space & Furniture Design, Retail Design, User Experience Design Communication Design- Graphic Design, Animation Film Design, Film & Video Design, Game Design Fashion Design- Fashion Design, Fashion Communication” 617,700
5 Srishti

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Bangalore Degree – B.Des from Bengaluru Central University (4 years) Business Services & System Design, Creative & Applied Computation, Human Centered Design, Information Arts and Information Design Practises, Public Space Design, Visual Communication and strategic branding 560,000
6 UID

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Ahmedabad Degree – BDes from Karnavati University (4 years) Product Design, Automobile & Transportation Design, Interaction Design, Fashion Design, Lifestyle accessory Design, Visual Communication, Animation & Motion Graphics, Interior & Furniture Design, Global Design Programme 450,000
7 UPES University

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Dehradun Degree – B.Des (4 years) Transportation Design, Industrial Design , Graphic Design, Animation and VFX, Interaction Design, Game Design, Interior and Retail Space Design, Fashion Design, UX/UI Design 400,000
8 Pearl Academy

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Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Noida, Bengaluru, Kolkata – International Pathway – 3 Year Pearl + 1 Year International University (UK / Australia)

– Indian Pathway – 4 Year Pearl + 3 Year BA Mumbai University”

Fashion, Interior & Architecture Design, Product Design, Fashion & Lifestyle Business Management, Fashion Styling & Image Design, Fashion Media Communication, Accessory Design, Global Luxury Brand Management, Media & Communication (Jounalism & Entertainment) 645,000
9 ISDI

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Mumbai – Diploma from ISDI + Certificate from Parsons NY (4 years)

– BA Mumbai University (3 years)”

Product Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Communication, Strategic Design & Management, Fashion Communication & Styling 612,656
10 ITM

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Mumbai Degree – B Des from UGC approved university Interior Design, Fashion Design, Communication Design, Animation and VFX 3,25,000
11 Vishwaniketan Institute of Design (VID)

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Mumbai Foreign Degree – BA Hons from Teesside University, UK (3 years in India, 4th year in UK) Product Design, Graphic Design & Illustration, Interior Architecture & Design, Computer Games Design, Fashion & Textile Design 350,000
12.1 Whistling Woods International (WWI)

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Mumbai Degree – BA / B.Sc from TISS (3 years) Film & Video (multiple disciplines) 850,000
12.2 Whistling Woods International (WWI)

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Mumbai Degree – Integrated BA from TISS (3 years) + PG Diploma (1 year) Animation, Game Design 400,000
12.3 Whistling Woods International (WWI)

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Mumbai Degree – Integrated BA from TISS (3 years) + PG Diploma (1 year) Communication Design 425,000
12.4 Whistling Woods International (WWI)

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Mumbai Degree – BA from TISS (3 years) Fashion Design 350,000
13 Avantika University

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Ujjain, MP Degree – B.Des (4 years) Industrial – Product Design, Spatial Design

Communication – Graphics Design,

Digital – User Experience Design

645,460
14.1 School of Fashion Technology (SOFT)

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Pune Degree – B.Des in Affiliation with SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai (4 years) Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Textile Design, Jewellery Design 125,000
14.2 School of Fashion Technology (SOFT)

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Pune Certificate – Industry Integrated Courses with Accademia Costume & Moda, Rome (2/3 years) Fashion Design, Fashion Brand & Technology, Fashion Buying & Merchandise, Fashion styling, Communication & E-commerce 125,000
15 Gurukul School Of Design (GSD)

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Jaipur, Rajasthan Degree – B.Des (4 years) from Jaipur Engineering college & Research Center affiliated by UGC Fashion Design, Textile Design, Lifestyle Product Design, Visual Communication Design 648,500
16 Presidency University

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Bangalore Degree – B.Des (4 years) Product Design, Fashion Design, Communication Design, Space Design, Game Design 250,000
17 Strate School Of Design

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Bangalore B.Sc & M.Sc Integrated (5 years) from Jain (Deemed to be) University Product design, Transportation design,Interaction design, identity Design, Space Design(upcoming) 750,000
18 Istituto Marangoni

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Mumbai Diploma Degree BA Hons. from Manchester Metropolitan University-UK Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Fashion styling, Interior Design

Diploma : 2 Years (Mumbai) + 1 year Milan or Paris

Degree : 1 Year (Mumbai) + 2 years London or Paris

842,000
19 Ecole Intuit Lab

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Mumbai Certificate – European Level 7 (equivalent to European Degree) French DIPLOMA RNCP Certified 1. UG – Visual Communication & Digital Design

2. Game Art & Design

– 375,000

– 450,000

20 Symbiosis Institute of Design

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Pune Degree – B. Des from Symbiosis International University (4 years) Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication 360,000
21 Indus University

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Ahmedabad Outskirts Degree – B.Des (4 years) Industrial Design- Product Design, Interior & Furniture Design

Communication Design – Graphic Design, Digital Design

Fashion – Fashion & Accessory Design, Performance & Sportswear Design

163,000
22 Anant University

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Ahmedabad Outskirts Degree – B.Des (4 years) Product Design, Space Design, Interaction Design, Communication Design, Environmental, Transdisciplinary Design, Fashion & Textile Design 145,000
23 Nirma University

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Ahmedabad Degree – B.Des (4 years) Communication Design, Industrial Design 312,000
24 GLS University

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Ahmedabad Degree – B.Des (4 years) Fashion Design- Apparel & Textile, Leather Design, Accessory (Gems & Jewellery) Design

Communication Design – Graphics Design, Animation Design, Digital Filmmaking

Industrial Design – Product Design

Environment Design – Interior and Space Design

37,000
25 Khyati School of Design

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Ahmedabad Degree – B.Des (4 years) from HNGU, Patan Visual Communication, Fashion & Costume Design, Industrial Product Design, Lifestyle & Accessory Design, Interior & Furniture Design 275,000
26.1 Chitkara University

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Punjab Degree – BSc. Design (3 Year) Fashion Design 120,000
26.2 Chitkara University

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Punjab Degree – BSc. Design (3 Year) Animation, Visual Communication, Game Design, User Experience 120,000
27 Vishwakarma University

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Pune Degree – BSc. Design (3 Year) User Experience Design, Product Design, Graphic Design 300,000
28 Mody University (CFDM)

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Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan Degree – BSc. Design (3 Year) Fashion Design, Fashion & Merchandising, Fashion & LSA, Animation & Graphics, Film & TV ,Interior ,Fine Arts 119,000
29 Parul University

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Vadodara Degree – B.Des (4 years) Interior & Furniture Design, Fashion Design & Technology, Product Design, Visual Communication 200,000
30 The Design Village

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Noida Degree – B.Des from Sri Venkateswara University Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Exhibition Space Design, Transportation Design 462,500
31 Auro University

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Surat Degree – B.Des (4 years) Interior and Space Design, Communication Design, Fashion and Textile Design 315,000
32.1 ARCH Academy of Design

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Jaipur Degree – B.Des / BVA – Affiliated to University of Rajasthan (4 years) Fashion Design, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Craft & Accessory Design, Graphic Design 350,000
32.2 ARCH Academy of Design

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Jaipur Degree – B.Voc – Affiliated to Rajasthan ILD Skills University (3 years) Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Graphic Design 350,000
32.3 ARCH Academy of Design

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Jaipur Foreign Degree – BA Hons from International University (2+1 years) Fashion Design, Interior Design, Jewelery Design, Product Design, Graphic Design 380,000
33 PP Savani University

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Surat Degree – B.Des (4 years) Fashion and Textile, Product Design, Visual & Communication Design, Bachelor of Interior Design 89,000
34 Mod’Art Institute

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Delhi Foreign Degree – BA Hons from Mod’Art International Paris (3 / 4 years) Fashion Design, Fashion Luxury Management 75,000
35.1 R. K. University

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Rajkot Outskirts Degree – B.Des (4 years) Fashion Design, Interior Design 125,000
35.2 R. K. University

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Rajkot Outskirts Degree – B.Des (4 years) Fashion, Interior 125,000
36 World University of Design

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Haryana Degree – B.Des (4 years) Product Design, Transportation Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Film & Video Communication, Graphic Communication Design, Animation & Game Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication 225,000
37.1 FDDI

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Rohtak, Kolkata, Chennai, Fursatganj, Jodhpur, Guna, Chhindwara, Ankleshwar, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Patna Degree – B.Des (4 years) Footwear Design & Production, Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Leather Goods & Accessories Design, Fashion Design 116,550
37.2 FDDI

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Noida Degree – B.Des (4 years) Footwear Design & Production, Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Leather Goods & Accessories Design, Fashion Design 154,050
38 Sage University

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M.P. Degree – B.Des (4 years) Graphic and communication Design, Apparel and Fashion Design, Interior and Space Design, Set and Exhibition Design 150,000
39 GD Goenka University

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Haryana Degree – B.Sc (3 years) Fashion Design/ Communication Design/ Interior Design 250,000
40 Kalol Institute of Art & Design

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Kalol Degree – B.ID / B.Plan from Gujarat Technical University (4 years) Interior Design (B.ID), Planning (B.Plan) NA
41 Aditya College of Design

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Mumbai Degree – B.Voc from Mumbai University Interior Design, FashionDesign, Applied Arts 130,000
42 Vellore Institute of Technology

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Tamil Nadu Degree – B.Des (4 years) from VIT University Industrial Design 176,000
43 D J Academy of Design

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Coimbatore Degree – B.Des (4 years) from Bharathiyar University Communication Design, Industrial Design 478,650
44.1 Lovely Professional University

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Jalandhar, Punjab Degree – B.Sc in Design (3 years) under Punjab State Private University Fashion, Interior & Furniture, Product & Industrial, Multimedia & Animation, Journalism & Film Production 159,000
44.2 Lovely Professional University

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Jalandhar, Punjab Degree – B.Des (4 years) under Punjab State Private University Fashion, Interior & Furniture, Product & Industrial, Multimedia & Animation, Journalism & Film Production 159,000
45 IIAD

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Delhi Foreign Degree – BA (Hons.) from Kingston School of Art Fashion Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Communication Design, Fashion Business Management 447,050
46 NMIMS

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Mumbai Degree – B.Des (4 years) Holistic Development 351,500
47 PES University

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Bangalore Degree – B.Des (4 years) Product Design, Interaction Design, Communication Design 330,000
48 Vijayabhoomi School of Design

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Karjat Degree – B.Des (4 years) Communication Design 2,60,000

 

What is Design Education? 

Design education corresponds to the relationship of design with services, environments, and products. In India design education saw a significant change in the 1950s. After the independence, the process of building the new nation, the Modern Movement, the philosophy of Machine Aesthetics, and revolutionary experimentation in the arts, architecture and design were all taking place at the same time. This led to the need of highly qualified design professionals who can help meet India’s diverse design needs ranging from technology, fashion, craft, handloom, small, medium and large scale industry products, etc

Now, aspirants enroll for specific courses in design schools to acquire knowledge in different branches of design. Following it, they become eligible to apply for the right jobs.

However, a degree is the only means to get better job prospects at the subsequent stages of one’s career. For this to happen, one needs to qualify for admission based on one’s marks in one of the design entrance exams. The type of exam that one needs to appear depends on the level at which one needs to enroll for a course.

Read on to find out the different levels at which you can apply for admission to design courses.

 

Different levels for admission to design courses in India

There are three primary levels at which aspirants seek admission to design courses. These include the following:

  • Undergraduate (UG) Level
  • Postgraduate (PG) Level
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Level

UG level is the first step for a design aspirant on the journey to attain academic excellence. The next one that follows it is the PG level, and then the Ph.D. level.

 

What Are The Entrance Exams to Get into Design Colleges

To enroll at the undergraduate (UG) level, aspirants need to take the UCEED examination. Similarly, they need to clear the CEED examination for admission at MDes (PG) and Ph.D. levels.

If you are an aspirant, you can begin your preparation depending on the level at which you wish to enroll for a course.

 

Who Are The Top Recruiters of Design Aspirants

As a career choice, the field of design comes with brighter employment prospects. What this means is that those who enroll for a degree course in design and complete it successfully land their dream job. 

Many top recruiters in India offer employment to deserving candidates. Such employers conduct campus recruitment drive from time to time and hire the best candidates at attractive salary packages.

The major recruiters for those who take up design courses include the following:

  • Wipro Technologies
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Myntra
  • Adidas Group India
  • Bombay Design House
  • Godrej & Boyce
  • GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd.
  • IBM India Research lab
  • Infosys Technologies Ltd.
  • Godrej Industries
  • Tata Consultancy Services

And the list goes on and on. There are several other top recruiters apart from the aforementioned ones who look for the right candidate. After earning a degree, things become relatively easier for aspirants to land the right job at the later stages.

To a large extent, a candidate’s employment opportunities depend on their specialization and skill set. Therefore, candidates need to do their research before deciding on the choice of studying a specific design course. 

If you are a design aspirant, you might want to choose an option that offers you a broader scope to advance both your academic and professional goals.

Final Thoughts

Going by the information mentioned above, it becomes crystal clear as to why design is a rewarding career choice. Now that you know about the top design colleges in India and the type of entrance exam that you need to take and qualify, start your preparation now!

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