IIT’s Industrial Design Centre

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.


General Information

IIT’s Industrial Design Centre (IIT-IDC)

IIT-IDC was established in the year 1969 .

IIT-IDC has Academic Collaboration with IIT-Bombay.

IIT-IDC has its sole campus in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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

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)

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

Reservation for B.Des students :

Seats 15 00 08 00 05 00 02 00 30

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

IIT IDC has a number of International Affiliations.

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

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

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

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.

Application & 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

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

B.Des :

Sr. No. Key Activity Dates
1. UCEED Result 21st Feb 2018
2. Application start date at UCEED Colleges 8th June 2018
3. Application end date at UCEED colleges 23rd June 2018
4. UCEED Seat Allotment Round 1 2nd July 2018
5. UCEED Seat Allotment Round 2 9th July 2018
6. UCEED Seat Allotment Round 3 14th July 2018

M.Des :

Sr. No. Key Activity Dates
1. Submission of Online Application & Fee: Start 8th March 2018
2. Submission of Online Application & Fee: End 22nd March 2018
3. M.Des Written Test 13th April 2018
4. Interview 14th & 15th April 2018
5. Declaration of Results on Website 3rd May 2018
6. Payment of Fees & Confirmation of Admission 11th May 2018

Application Fees for all the offered courses are as follows :

Male applicants : Rs. 300/-
Female applicants: Rs.150/-

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 : http://www.uceed.iitb.ac.in/downloads/UCEED.2018.Question.Paper.pdf

PG :

CEED : http://silica.co.in/ceed-sample-papers.html

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

Industry & Job Market

Some of the Past Recruiters are :

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


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.”