ISDI School of Design & Innovation

ATLAS SkillTech University is India’s first new-age urban multidisciplinary university. Founded to forge a path to the future, ATLAS is where the confluence of design, technology, strategy, and leadership takes place. With India’s National Education Policy 2020 as the cornerstone, ATLAS endeavours to deliver a multidisciplinary education across 3 new-age streams: Design & Innovation, Management & Entrepreneurship and Digital Technology. It has adopted a futuristic model co-created with an international community of scholars, academicians, industry experts, and world leaders in education. ATLAS Faculty and Fellows have collaborated with the best across the world to solve today’s pressing problems. The University’s interdisciplinary approach, industry-integrated experiential learning, global exposure and emphasis on 21st Century Skills ensures that the ATLAS students are future-ready to continue to drive global impact in the VUCA World we live in today.

ISDI School of Design & Innovation

ATLAS SkillTech University is India’s first new-age urban multidisciplinary university. Founded to forge a path to the future, ATLAS is where the confluence of design, technology, strategy, and leadership takes place. With India’s National Education Policy 2020 as the cornerstone, ATLAS endeavours to deliver a multidisciplinary education across 3 new-age streams: Design & Innovation, Management & Entrepreneurship and Digital Technology. It has adopted a futuristic model co-created with an international community of scholars, academicians, industry experts, and world leaders in education. ATLAS Faculty and Fellows have collaborated with the best across the world to solve today’s pressing problems. The University’s interdisciplinary approach, industry-integrated experiential learning, global exposure and emphasis on 21st Century Skills ensures that the ATLAS students are future-ready to continue to drive global impact in the VUCA World we live in today.

General Information

1. List of Design Programs offered by your School at UG level. Please state no of seats available next to each program.

Total no. of seats – 600

1. B.Des in Product Design
2. B.Des in Communication Design
3. B.Des in Fashion Design
4. B.Des in Fashion Communication & Styling
5. B.Des in Interior Design
6. B.Des in Strategic Design & Management
7. B.Des in Fashion Luxury & Lifestyle Design
8. B.Des in 3D Animation & VFX

2. Affiliations and Type of Certification awarded at UG / PG level (eg BDes / MDes).

UG Level – Bachelor of Design (B.Des) from Atlas SkillTech University

3. List down Key Highlights of School's Infrastructure.

The ISDI campus inspires creativity, fosters collaboration and challenges the status quo.

Located in the heart of Mumbai, it is the perfect combination of ample breathing space to encourage growth, connectivity to the biggest companies in the country, and a vibrant culture steeped in business, art, cinema, and unique experiences. This, coupled with the tech-enabled spaces ensures that learning doesn’t stop at the campus gates.

Every nook of the campus has been carefully constructed so as to give each student the best learning experience. It is home to state-of-the-art labs, research centres, cutting-edge studios, vast libraries, and fully-equipped fitness spaces to help students develop a 360° personality while at ISDI.

4. List down Key Highlights of your School's Faculty Group

Our faculty comes together from diverse backgrounds, cultures and industries- bringing together a consortium of expertise, perspectives and experience. Faculty members passionate and curious to create a robust environment of innovation across the campus. The faculty at ISDI make a point of connecting with their students to create a fulfilling academic experience.

Trained by the Best around the Globe:
National Institute of Fashion Technology | National Institute of Design | Indian Institute of Technology | The University of Arizona | Parsons NY | Standford University | Rhode Island School of Design.

5. List down Key Highlights of your School's Pedagogy & Teaching Methods.

ISDI – School of Design & Innovation has been established in curricular collaboration with Parsons School of Design, New York.

This unique partnership for curricular excellence ensures all ISDI students have access to global contemporary curriculum, proven teaching learning methods, world class faculty and international exposure enabling our students to be the design leaders of the future.

Parsons School of Design is a world leader in art and design education and is ranked #3 globally by QS World University Rankings.

6. List down Key Highlights of your School's Industry Interaction Programs. Give specifics.

Today, the bandwidth of opportunities available to a designer have expanded with the simultaneous expansion of scope and applicability. The new age model of design education must reflect this shift and accommodate for the requisite interdisciplinary skills as well as soft skills. Design schooling can partly brace a student with conceptual knowledge. The rest of the education must be experiential. Thus, ISDI ensures a consistent student -industry interface after each year of the undergraduate program through the phased programs of – Observership, Apprenticeship and finally, an Internship.

7. List down Key Highlights of your School's Placements for 2021 & 2022 at both UG & PG Level. Please also provide average figures for full batch in percentages and amounts.

ISDI ensures a consistent student -industry interface after each year of the undergraduate program through the phased programs of – Observership, Apprenticeship and finally, an Internship.

Students are placed in Companies such as –
Infosys | DKNY | Jimmy Choo | Microsoft | Lintas | Tata Motors | LTI | Samsung | Vogue | Godrej | Marc Jacobs | Bisleri | Philips | Deloitte | Landor | Ikea | Zara | Masaba | H&M | Ogilvy.

8. What is the Entrance Exam and Admission Process at your school? Please mention tentative dates for 2023 admission cycle next to each stage.

Undergraduate ISDI Challenge (Entrance Exam) details

The Selection to ISDI is through ISDI Challenge – a unique assessment tool that helps the admission committee to select a prospective student. ISDI Challenge is conducted Online.

The ISDI Challenge has 3 sections namely,

a) Portfolio Evaluation – Weightage 40%

b) Design Aptitude Test (DAT) – Weightage 30%

c) Personal Interview – Weightage 30%

It will take you approximately 75 minutes to complete the ISDI Challenge

  1. The first step of the ISDI Challenge is portfolio evaluation. It can include a range of media such as drawings, paintings, sculptures, performances, graphic designs, animations, photographs or sketchbook pages. You are advised to upload 8 – 10 pieces of your best works. Upload your work in the form of either a PDF file, multiple JPEG/JPG or a consolidated zip file, not exceeding 100 mb.

If you don’t have a portfolio, you are required to complete a specially curated Design Project.

  1. The second step of the ISDI Challenge is the Design Aptitude Test (DAT). (DAT once started cannot be interrupted, so please ensure good internet connection)

Design Aptitude Test will be divided into 4 Parts –

Section A – General Awareness – 15 questions (Total 30 Marks)

Section B – Logical Reasoning – 15 questions (Total 30 Marks)

Section C – Analytical Thinking – 10 questions (Total 20 Marks)

Section D – Storytelling – 1 question (Total 20 Marks)

  1. Finally, the last step of the ISDI Challenge is the Online Interview. After you submit Section 1 and 2, our Admissions team will get in touch with you to schedule and facilitate the interview over a phone call or video call with one of our instructor.

To know more about the Online ISDI Challenge, please visit this page – https://isdi.in/onlinechallenge/

KEY DATES

Application open on 15th September

Last Date to Complete Application, DAT & Portfolio Uploading: 15th December

Interview Date: December 2022

9. What are the fees (including taxes) per year for each program offered by you? Please include all costs.

The fee is around 6 Lacs per year.

10. Does your school provide Scholarships? If Yes, please write brief note on it.

One of the most prestigious scholarships in India to empower young leaders from across the globe. The ISDI Scholarship is an initiative to empower students from across India and beyond, helping them realize their vision and aspirations. It lays the foundation to fuel the evolution of today’s youth into global leaders of the future who can overcome the complex challenges faced by the world today.

The program allows the ISDI Scholars to thrive in the multidisciplinary, diverse and inclusive community of the ISDI in the heart of India’s financial capital – Mumbai.

Types of Scholarship –
• Bright Minds – Students who demonstrate well-rounded and holistic leadership qualities to drive change, innovation and social impact.
• Merit Based – Students who demonstrate excellence in academics and high intellectual aptitude.
• Cultural & Sports Excellence – Students who demonstrate leadership and excellence in extra-curricular initiatives including sporting and cultural events at the national level.
• Financial Aid – Students who need financial support to achieve their aspirations at ISDI.
• Educators – Children of educators (teacher, professor or administrator).
• Defence – Children of personnel currently serving in the armed forces.

11. Does your school provide accommodation / hostel facilities? If No, do you provide any assistance / guidance for students to arrange their own accommodation.

Yes, ISDI provide hostel facilities.

12. Can you provide any testimonials from current students and parents about your School? Please provide Name, Course, Year of the student along with the testimonial. Please also send photo separately by email.

Parina Gada (Class of 2020) – ISDI has been a learning lesson. This institute has helped me grow towards being a more sensitive designer and a responsible individual.

Ria Anghan (Class of 2021) – ISDI has been a truly enriching experience for me and it has helped me to give the right direction to my passion and creativity. The vibrant ambience and culture at ISDI is very encouraging, it helps us to grow and explore new global opportunities.

Preet Ruparelia (Class of 2021) – ISDI has helped me grow as an individual. I have developed a diverse set of skills which has prepared me to be flexible and agile to work in a dynamic economy. The exposure and experiences at ISDI has made me take a step further towards
achieving my goals.

Rishita Sheti (Class of 2022) – My experience at ISDI has taught me one fundamental thing-life is unpredictable yet fun. Life at ISDI is a wild mesh – mash of experiences and exposure.

Faiza Khan (Class of 2022) – Hi, I am Faiza Khan from 2nd year product design. ISDI has played a vital role in shaping me the way I am today, making me confident about myself.

13. What are the exam dates? & How to apply?

Last date to apply is 28th Feb 2023

Application Link – https://www.atlasuniversity.edu.in/isdiapplicationform/admissions/9990121

14. Placement Details

ISDI Placement 2022 : Click here

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