IIT’s Industrial Design Centre (IIT-IDC)

IIT’s Industrial Design Centre was Established by the Government of India in 1969 under IIT Bombay. IDC offers an excellent environment for academics, research and applications in the field of design. The aim of the Industrial Design Center is to prepare students to enter into new creative activities as professional industrial designers who with experience and maturity can reach the highest level of design practice, research and development necessary for the industry.

IIT’s Industrial Design Centre (IIT-IDC)

IIT’s Industrial Design Centre was Established by the Government of India in 1969 under IIT Bombay. IDC offers an excellent environment for academics, research and applications in the field of design. The aim of the Industrial Design Center is to prepare students to enter into new creative activities as professional industrial designers who with experience and maturity can reach the highest level of design practice, research and development necessary for the industry.

Application & Admission Process

What is the Admission Process ?

The admission process for Master of Design (M.Des) programme is as given below :

  • Have the requisite undergraduate qualifications
  • Pass the All India Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED), conducted in many parts of the country
  • Apply and Qualify through the IDC Admission Test and Interview
What are the Important dates of Admission Process ?

Important dates of the Admission Process are mentioned in the table below :
B.Des:

Sr. No. Key Activity Dates
1. Online Registration Start Date October 9, 2019
2. Online Registration End Date (with regular fee) November 9, 2019
3. Online Registration End Date (with late fee) November 16, 2019
4. Exam Date January 18, 2020, 10:00 to 13:00
5. Results March 13, 2020

M.Des :

Sr. No. Key Activity Dates
1. Online Registration Start Date October 9, 2019
2. Online Registration End Date (with regular fee) November 9, 2019
3. Online Registration End Date (with late fee) November 16, 2019
4. Exam Date January 18, 2020, 10:00 to 13:00
5. Results March 4, 2020
How can I apply ? What are the application fees ?

Apply through CEED
Application Fees for all the offered courses are as follows :
Male applicants : Rs. 300/-
Female applicants: Rs.150/-
IIT-IDC 2020 Brochure – Click here

What is the Entrance Exam Pattern ? Are any Sample Papers available ?

UG :

UCEED Paper Pattern :

Duration: 3 Hours
The question paper contains 100 questions distributed among the following six broad topics :

  • Visualization and spatial ability,
  • Observation and design sensitivity,
  • Environmental and social awareness,
  • Analytical and logical reasoning,
  • Language and creativity
  • Design thinking and problem -solving.

The question paper consists of three sections :

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
    *There is also negative marking for wrong answers for NAT and MCQ

UCEED Sample Paper : https://silica.co.in/uceed-sample-papers.html

PG :

CEED Sample Paper : https://silica.co.in/ceed-sample-papers.html

Which cities is the Entrance Exam held in ?

The entrance exam is held in the following cities :

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • New Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Roorkee
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur
  • Visakhapatnam

General Information

Name of the Institute
IIT’s Industrial Design Centre (IIT-IDC)
What was the Year of Establishment ?
IIT-IDC was established in the year 1969 .
Which University are they affiliated to ?
IIT-IDC has Academic Collaboration with IIT-Bombay.
Which Campuses do they have ?
IIT-IDC has its sole campus in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
What Programs are offered ? What is the annual intake ?
The following programmes and number of seats are offered by IIT-IDC :
B.Des :

Sr No. Course No of Seats Duration
1. B.Des 30 4 years

M.Des :

Sr No. Course No of Seats Duration
1. Industrial/ Product Design 15 1 or 2 years
2. Communication Design 14 1 or 2 years
3. Animation Design 11 1 or 2 years
4. Mobility & Vehicle Design 9 1 or 2 years
5. Interaction Design 12 1 or 2 years
TOTAL 61
What is the Eligibility Criteria to apply for programs at the Institute ?

The eligibility criteria is as follows :

For UG : UCEED qualified candidates who have completed their XII Board Examination (or equivalent) in any stream.

For PG : Min 55% marks in qualifying degree and Qualification in CEED for Design.(10 +2 +4)

What are the Fees for different Programs ?

B.Des Fees:

Sr. No. Heads Amount (in Rs.)
1. Examination & Tuition fee 1,02,000
2. Electricity,Water,Hostel Rent,Gymkhana & Medical Fee 9,000
3. Student Benevolent Fund 1,300
4. Establishment 4,500
5. Student Insurance Fund 200
  TOTAL 1,17,000

M.Des Fees are around Rs. 82,000/- per year

Is there any Reservation in Seats ? If so, what is the split ?

Reservation for B.Des students :

Categories OP OPPH OB OBPH SC SCPH ST STPH TOTAL
Seats 15 00 08 00 05 00 02 00 30
Does the campus have Residential facility ?

Student Hostels at IDC :

  • IIT has two girls and ten boys’ hostels within its campus. Each hostel is an independent entity with its own mess facilities, recreational areas, etc.
  • Students can also choose to make their own arrangement for accommodation outside the campus

Guest Houses at IDC :

  • IIT Bombay provides accommodation for guests (invited or visiting faculty, alumni, participants in workshop/ seminars organized by IDC) in either the Institute Guest House, CEP Guest House or the Staff Hostel
Does the Institute have any International Affiliations ?

IIT IDC has a number of International Affiliations.

For details please visit the given link : https://www.ir.iitb.ac.in/?page_id=88

What are the Highlights of Infrastructure/facilities at the campus ?

The Highlights of the Infrastructure are as follows :

  • Computer facilities
  • Animation studio
  • Typography studio
  • Interaction design studio
  • Ergonomics laboratory
  • Photo and video studio
  • Product development cell
  • Bamboo studio
  • IDC library
  • Clay modelling studio
What are the Highlights of the Faculty Group ?

The Highlights of Faculty are :

  • There are 24 faculty members who are supported by technical staff and workshop personnel in their Educational, Consultancy and Research projects
  • The Faculty at IDC comes from backgrounds like Industrial Design, Communication Design, Graphic Design, Architecture, Art, Engineering, Sciences and Ergonomics
What are the Highlights of the School’s Pedagogy & Teaching Methods ?
The education Programme at IDC is a unique mix of pedagogic experimentation with pragmatic design approach and blends hard-core problem solving with design research. New thoughts, philosophies and research into several aspects of design are experimented and integrated to have continuous revitalization of the academic programmes at IDC.

Industry & Job Market

What are the Highlights of Placement for recent years ?

Some of the Past Recruiters are :

  • Microsoft
  • Flipkart
  • Samsung
  • Grail Research
  • Kotak
  • Infosys
  • Godrej

Testimonials

Testimonials from Recruiters

Arindam Dutta
(INM Recruiting Manager, INM SEED Coordinator)
“With the ever expanding energy needs of today it’s important for the industry to work in close association with academia to develop the appropriate expertise. Schlumberger and IIT Bombay have a long standing association to not only cater to the specialized Oilfield industry but also collaborate on research and knowledge sharing.”

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