DJ Academy of Design

DJ Academy of Design commenced in 2004 to a felt need in the country. The potential for offering design services within India and abroad expanded as India matured as an economic power. But there was a shortage for trained designers within the country. DJAD’s inception was to cater to this need in a small yet significant way.D J Academy of Design belongs to the illustrious GKD Charity Trust, set up by the industrialist par excellence, (Late) Cavalier Dr. G K Devarajulu. His pioneering efforts saw the emergence of Coimbatore on the global industrial map and the LMW Group as a major force to reckon with.The idea to start a Design institute under the GKD Charity Trust was born after having studied the facilities and observed the culture of design learning at NID, talks were held with the NID Executive Director for future collaboration.


 

General Information


DJ Academy of Design (DJAD)


DJAD was established in the year 2004 .


DJAD has its sole campus in Coimbatore.



The following programmes are offered :

Sr No. Course Duration
1. UG - Industrial Design 4 years
2. UG -Communication Design 4 years
3. UG - Animation Film Design 4 years
4. Integrated Program- Industrial Design 5 years
5. Integrated Program- Communication Design 5 years
6. PG - Industrial Design 2-3 years
7. PG - Communication Design 2-3 years
8. PG - Interaction Design 2-3 years




UG Eligibility :

  • 10 + 2 from any stream
  • Age: upto 23 Years


Integrated Program Eligibility :

  • 10 + 2 from any stream
  • Age: upto 23 Years


PG Eligibility :

  • Degree in any Discipline
  • Age: 20 Years & above


(Note: PG - Interaction Design Eligibility: A degree/diploma in engineering, arts, fine arts, design/architecture, with proficiency in information technology fundamentals, use of computers, basic digital media design, use of word processing, publishing, spreadsheets, and graphic editor software tools.)




Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2018 –19 :



Type of Fees ( Foundation Year) Sem 1 Sem 2
UG : Tuition Fee 1,45,750 1,45,750
PG : Tuition Fee 1,56,750 1,56,750
Mess Fee 15,000 15,000
Hostel Fee 15,000 15,000
Bus Fee* 7,500 7,500
Security Deposit** 30,000
Hostel Deposit** 30,000
Library Deposit** 15,000
Graduation-Day Fee*** 5,000
Admission Fee*** 50,000
Insurance 150

*Optional

** One time payments refundable at the time of course completion on terms & conditions

***One time payment





Type of Fees (UG & PG) CD/ID/AFD/IxD Sem 3 Sem 4 Sem 5 Sem 6 Sem 7 Sem 8
UG Tuition Fee (ID,CD) 1,45,750 1,45,750 1,45,750 1,45,750 1,45,750 1,45,750
UG Tuition Fee (AFD) 1,50,000 1,50,000 1,50,000 1,50,000 1,50,000 1,50,000
PG Tuition Fee (ID,CD, IxD) 1,56,750 1,56,750 1,6,750 1,56,750 - -
CADD (only for UG ID) 15,000 - - - - -
Eco Design Course (Only for ID both UG & PG) - - - 10,000 - -
Mess Fee 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Hostel Fee 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Bus Fee* 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500 7,500
Insurance 150 - 150 - 150 -


*Optional

(Note:
  • All figures are in INR
  • Fees are likely to increase by 10 to 15% every year)




The highlights of Residential Facilities are :


  • There are furnished hostels, separate for girls and boys
  • Hostels are equipped with safe drinking water, solar water heaters, kitchenette, and gym facilities.




The academy has collaborations with the following international institutes :.


  • WDO (World Design Organisation): Member
  • AID (Association of Indian Designers): Member
  • IDEA (Indian Design Education Alliance) 2010: Lead Member
  • Academic Collaboration with Northumbria University, UK




The highlights of Infrastructure are as follows :


  • Design Studio
  • WiFi Campus
  • Research Centre
  • Sports Complex
  • Hostel
  • Library
  • Labs




Scholarships for 80% of the Tuition fees are provided to :


  • Students with family income less than Rs. 5 lac per annum are eligible to apply
  • Of these students, the most deserving and needy will be selected, based on their aptitude and academic performances



Student Loans :


  • DJAD students may approach Indian Bank for education loan provided on the basis of their merit





Application & Admission Process



The Admission Process is as follows :

Step 1 - Download Application form from the website & fill it
Step 2 - Send Hard copy to college with Application fee
Step 3 - Appear for DJ Academy Entrance Exam
Step 4 - Shortlisted Candidates appear for personal Interview (With Portfolio)
Step 5 - Selected candidates pay the fee & confirm Admission




Important dates of Admission Process are as follows :



Sr. No. Key Activity Dates
1. DJAD Entrance Exam 28th Jan 2018
2. Applications Start 13th March 2018
3. Application end 23rd April 2018
4. Interview round 29th April -3rd May 2018



Application Fees are around Rs. 2500/-



The following entrance exam scores are accepted for the given programmes :

UG :


  • Entrance Exam of D J Academy
  • Entrance Exam Conducted by NID



PG :


  • Entrance Exam of D J Academy
  • Entrance Exam Conducted by NID
  • CEED Score



The entrance examinations will test the design aptitude of applicants with the objective of measuring their skills in Sketching, Visualisation, Creativity and Colour.



D J Academy Entrance Exam Centres are in the following cities :

  • Coimbatore
  • Cochin
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • Bangalore




Industry & Job Market



They have 100% placements, most students get absorbed in the company where they do their final year projects.

Past Recruiters :

  • Tanishq
  • Lemon designs
  • HCL Technologies
  • Furnitech
  • Kohlex
  • Phoenix