The Design Village (TDV)

The Design Village (TDV), Noida is a design school that has been known for the professional excellence of its programmes ever since its inception. The programmes are an amalgamation of theoretical and practical knowledge that enhance students’ thinking and creative ability. The college offers quality Education to students to achieve their goals of becoming much sought after professionals. Within its umbrella of design, TDV houses different disciplines and related technology and management competencies, to come together to form a holistic eco-system of design thinking and solutions.


General Information

The Design Village (TDV)

The Design Village (TDV) was established in the year 2014 .

The Design Village (TDV) has its sole campus in Noida, NCR.

The Following programmes are offered by TDV :

B.Des Programs
Courses Seat Intake Accreditation
Interaction Design 20
  • Degree from shri venkateshwara university, Cajraula(UGC recognised)
  • Certificate by l’ecole de design nantes atlantique, france
Industrial Design 30
Graphic Design 20
Space Design 20
Fashion Design 20
Transportation Design 20

M.Des Programs
Courses Seat Intake Accreditation
Interior Architecture 10
  • Degree from shri venkateshwara university, Cajraula (UGC recognised)
  • Certificate by l’ecole de design nantes atlantique, France
Graphic Design 10
Product Design 10
Fashion Design 10

The fee structure for programmes is given below :

Undergraduate Programs (4 years)

Particulars Amount (INR)
Security deposit (refundable) (one time) 25,000
Development fees, registration and admission fee (one time) 25,000
University collaboration fee 50,000
Semester 1 tuition fees 1,25,000
Semester 2 tuition fees 1,25,000
Total Annual Fee 3,50,000
Total course fee with an international semester 14,50,000

Postgraduate Programs (2 years)

Particulars Amount (INR)
Security deposit (refundable) (one time) 25,000
Development fees, registration and admission fee (one time) 25,000
University collaboration fee 50,000
Semester 1 tuition fees 1,50,000
Semester 2 tuition fees 1,50,000
Total Annual Fee (Sem 1) 4,00,000
Total course fee with an international semester 7,50,000

The TDV hostel is strategically located in the heart of Noida city with prominent malls and shopping arcades in close proximity, yet it is nestled away from the maddening crowd of the metro. The entire space is designed to ensure a highly functional, comfortable, designer ecosystem which inspires the budding designer to unwind and learn in a homely environment.

The Hostel Highlights are as follows :

  • Wi-fi enabled rooms
  • Interactive dining spaces
  • Creative personal spaces
  • State of art bathrooms
  • Well ventilated
  • Collaborative workstations
  • Inspirational reading areas
  • Secured hostel area
  • Amiable and proactive hostel staff

International accreditation - Undergraduate bachelor level and Postgraduate Master level Certificate by L'École de design Nantes Atlantique.

International Semester - One semester in Europe (fee inclusive) and global internship prospects.

Highlights of Infrastructure/facilities at the campus :

  • Wi-fi enabled
  • Open studios to enable free flow of thoughts
  • Design workshops & studios
  • Library
  • Industry studios of archomm and dfi within the campus to enable exposure to live industry projects
  • Personal locker space
  • Recreational zone & hul cafeteria
  • Meals on campus

The Design Village boast of highly qualified and dedicated faculty members that impart intensive education and training to students, such as :

General Faculty :

Ashutosh Porus
Accessory design program, NIFT, delhi

Manish Lakra
Transportation Design
Istituto europeo di design, Italy

Global Design Faculty :

Eroen van erp
Co-founder and creative director
Fabrique Communications and Design

Dr. Ir. Marieke H. Sonneveld
Assistant Professor
Delft University of Technology
Former mentor master man and humanity
Design Academy eindhoven

Anna Catharina Noijons
Chief Product Officer at Peerby
PhD researcher at Tu Delft

Visiting Faculty :

Rakesh Khanna
copywriter, communications consultant & advertising trainer.

Mandeep Nagi
Design director of shades of india, one of india’s leading creators of home fashion

Sanchita Bhatia
Design Strategist, writer, game designer and Entrepreneur

Eligibility for Scholarships :

B.Des :

  • Pass with min. 50% marks in standard 12th board exams
  • Open to all nationals (indian/foreign)

M.Des :

  • Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks at the qualifying level
  • Graduation from any recognized university in india or abroad
  • Open to all nationals (indian/foreign)

Application & Admission Process

TDV's admission process is as follows :

TDVEE is a specifically designed test that assesses an individual’s various dimensions. The test reflects upon the intrinsic personality traits that a capable design curator must inherit. Steps of the admission process are as follows :

Step 1: Aptitude Test

TDV’s Aptitude Test focuses on finding out the competencies of candidates for undertaking the design programs offered, to gauge the domain-related intellectual capacity of candidates in terms of applied reasoning and systematic reasoning. It measures their :

  • Verbal, numerical, and reasoning abilities
  • Social and political mindfulness
  • Recognition and perception aptitudes and
  • The ability to produce contemporary thoughts by taking the conventional wisdom in consideration

Step 2: Situational test

  • The situational test tests the candidates with realistic yet hypothetical scenarios and asks the test takers to build models around the same
  • The test focuses to surface the imaginative and artistic capabilities of the candidates by putting them into a time-bound situation and indulging their minds to construct something meaningful
  • It helps to portray the constructive thought-process of the candidate as well as their behavioral tendency and personality

Step 3: Group Discussion

  • Group discussion assesses the candidates on the basis of their communication skills, in-depth analysis and interpretation of the topic in question, teamwork and how influential a candidate is in persuading or directing others.
  • It also assesses the behavior of candidates in action
  • The theme or the topic provided during the group discussion round is often an issue which the candidates will face in their future designing career

Step 4: Admit Card : Click here to download your admit card.

The duration of the entrance exam is 2 hours. The test is a combination of multiple choice questions and descriptive questions which will evaluate the student’s creative abilities, analytical skills and awareness.

Sample paper 1 :
Sample Paper 2 :

The entrance exam is held in the following cities:

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Kochi
  • Lucknow
  • Chandigarh
  • Noida
  • Kolkata

Industry & Job Market

Being an interdisciplinary, industry-centric institute, TDV thrives on its network of promoters and supporters, offering its students a gamut of work opportunities and industry experience. From production facilities to product development labs, design labels, brands, houses and studios, lifestyle stores and branding firms, the TDV ecosystem encompasses it all. This interesting mesh gives students a fair chance of getting absorbed into internships and thereafter converting their internships into full-time employment.

Some examples of past recruiters are :

  • Archohm
  • JBCL
  • Caya
  • Design factory india
  • Shades of india
  • Gomaads
  • Knock on wood
  • Zolijns
  • D’ tours, etc.