Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD)

Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD) was first registered as Institute of Crafts, Jaipur on 20th April 1995 by the Registrar of Societies, Rajasthan, Jaipur under “Rajasthan Societies Registration Act, 1958.” The Vision of IICD is to continue to invigorate the craft sector and to become the Centre of Excellence in Crafts & Design, encouraging research and bringing new life to the languishing crafts of India. As a pioneer in the area of craft design, the Institute works towards the evolution of crafts and artisans in the contemporary socio -economic context. Learning at IICD happens in a vibrant environment of experimentation and innovation.


General Information

Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD)

IICD was first registered as Institute of Crafts, Jaipur on 20th April, 1995.

IICD is an autonomous institute affiliated to the Govt. of Rajasthan.

The following Programmes are offered by IICD :

Programmes and Specializations Duration (years) No. of Seats
4 Year Integrated Bachelor Programme (CFPD + B. VOC)
Certificate in Foundation Program for Design(CFPD 1 120
Bachelor of Vocation (B. VOC.) in Crafts & Design 3 120
5 Year Integrated Masters Programme (CFPD + B. VOC. + M. VOC.)
Certificate in Foundation Program for Design 3 120
B. VOC. in Crafts & Design 1 120
Master of Vocation in Crafts and Design 2 75

The Foreign Nationals / NRI candidates seeking admission to IICD must have qualifications similar or equivalent to that required for Indian Candidates.

  • The candidates selected under this category would need to obtain a valid residential permit or student visa for the prescribed duration of the programme
  • The candidates must go through the process of entrance exam. In case they are unable to travel to one of the centers in India, they would be required to send the following :

a. Statement of purpose

b. Portfolio or work samples, latest by 13/04/18 (Friday) to

  • The medium of instruction at IICD is English and all aspirants applying to IICD are expected to possess working knowledge of the English language.

IICD’s semester-wise fee structure is given below :

Particulars Semester fee For Indian Nationals (In INR)
Admission Fee (One time, non-refundable payment) 5,000
Semester Tuition Fee 1,00,000
Studio Fee (Per Semester) 10,000
Medi-claim Fee (Annual) 700*
IICD Alumni Fund (One time, non-refundable payment) 2,000
Security Deposit (Refundable) 10,000
TOTAL *1,27,700/-

*For Mediclaim, Vidyarthi Mediclaim of Rs. 700/- is applicable to students below 25yrs of age. Rest, will have to pay approx. Rs. 1100/- for normal mediclaim policy, or, as per actual rate.

The reservation percentages of categories for admission in IICD are as follows :

  • 27% for OBC
  • 15% for SC
  • 7.5% for SC
  • 3% for PH candidates

The campus provides residential facility; fee structure of the same is given below :

Fee Break-up Amount (INR)
Semester Hostel Fee 18,000 + GST (if applicable)
18,000 + GST (if applicable) 20,000 + GST (if applicable)
Hostel Security Deposit (Refundable) 5,000
Total 43,000

Following are the highlights of IICD’S Faculty Group :

  • Faculty members possess a fine blend of practical craft, design experience combined with excellent academic credentials. Industry professionals of repute also participate in the teaching process.
  • Noted academicians and experts have been associated with IICD for guest lectures, workshops, jury and curriculum development.
  • Their inputs play a crucial role in instilling a multidisciplinary approach to the education programmes of the Institute.

Learning at IICD happens in a vibrant environment of experimentation and innovation. The learning model at IICD seeks to create change agents and leaders in the crafts sector. A student is exposed to a variety of learning methods, including :

  • Lectures
  • Field works
  • Practical lab sessions
  • Internships
  • Live projects

Application & Admission Process

Particulars Date and Time
Availability of Online Application Forms 14/03/18 (Wednesday)
Last Date of Submission of Application Form 06/04/18 (Friday) by 02:00 PM
Entrance Test (Part A) at eleven centers
(Jammu, Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Bhopal, Kolkata, Raipur, Hyderabad, Mumbai) a. General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test
15/04/18 (Sunday)
(10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
Declaration of Result of Entrance Test (Part A) 23/04/18 (Monday) after 4:00PM
Test date of Part B for shortlisted candidates will be announced on IICD website 25/04/18 (Wednesday) after 4:00 PM
Entrance Test (Part B) at IICD, Jaipur (Only for shortlisted candidates as per dates scheduled on 25/04/18 on IICD website) On any one day between 04/06/18 (Monday) to 07/06/18 (Thursday)
Declaration of Result Entrance Test (Part B) (1st List) 11/06/18
Last Date of Fee Submission and Admission & Document verification (1st List) 20/06/18
Reporting date and time for Registration 03/07/18
Commencement of new session 4/07/18

  • The next List may be declared after 20/06/18
  • The above schedule may be revised due to any unavoidable circumstances.)

The Admission process fee for Indian Candidates is Rs.1,500 and for NRI/ Foreign National Candidates is Rs. 3000. The fee is non refundable.

Following is the Entrance Exam Pattern :

a) General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test
Test is designed to judge the abilities such as estimation of sizes and proportion, observation, synthesis and visual interpretation and general awareness.

b) Material, Color & Conceptual Test
This test will assess the following abilities :

  • Intelligent use of materials, conceptualize and realize a 3 dimensional form, skill of handling material.
  • To observe, think and expand ideas, create solution based on a plan and strategy.
  • Ability to provide multiple solutions to the given problem with written description.
    • Material required for Material, Color & Conceptual Test: pens, pencils (2B, 4B & 6B), scissor, scale, cello tape, paper cutter, fevistick, eraser, color pencils/dry pastels/water color etc.

c) Interview
To evaluate the individual personality in the prospective candidates :

  • Aptitude to crafts
  • Intelligence quotient (IQ)
  • Communication Ability
  • General Awareness about Crafts & Design
  • Overall Personal Achievements in academics and co-curricular activities.

d) Portfolio
It is advisable to bring some examples of your creative work to show the interview panel. This would help them understand your capabilities. It could be anything that you have done yourself including sketches, paintings, embroidery, photography, or creative writings.

The IICD Entrance Test will be conducted at eleven locations as mentioned below. The candidates can indicate their choice of 3 test centers in order of preferences.

  • Jammu
  • Delhi
  • Jaipur
  • Udaipur
  • Lucknow
  • Patna
  • Bhopal
  • Kolkata
  • Raipur
  • Hyderabad
  • Mumbai

(Note: IICD reserves the right to cancel or change the test center/date.)

Industry & Job Market

Craftspersons from Jaipur and other parts of the country have been associated with the Institute since its inception. IICD has extensive linkages and partnerships with various stakeholders in the craft sector like :

  • Master Artisans
  • Craft Clusters
  • Craft NGOs
  • Government Agency Experts
  • Industry players

IICD leverages this network to ensure a great learning experience and exposure to its students

Below is an indicative list of companies in which IICD students are placed :

  • Titan
  • Good earth
  • All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA)
  • Dileep Industries
  • Seet-Kamal
  • Kilol
  • Fabindia
  • Dovetail
  • Michael Aram
  • Ishana
  • Jaipur Rugs
  • Aavaran
  • Rajeev Sethi
  • Weaver Studio
  • Tripura Bamboo Mission Industries
  • Tata Ceramics
  • Clay Craft
  • Ekmatra Fashion
  • Srijani
  • Sargaalaya
  • Rangsutra
  • Khamir
  • Kagzi All Papers


Prajakta Baride
(Professional Diploma in Craft Design Batch of 2015)

“Infrastructure of college is very eco-friendly, faculties are good ... Placements are approx. 90% and you can actually feel the Indian craft all around in the campus. Having good experience because of practical knowledge given about the topics. Overall it’s a good college to understand craft and design.”