Raffles Design International

Raffles Design International, Mumbai, is a part of Raffles Education Corporation Limited. It is the largest private education group in Asia-Pacific. Since establishing its first college in Singapore in 1990, the Group has grown to operate 25 colleges in 23 cities across 13 countries in Asia-Pacific. Raffles Design International aims to produce talented and skilled graduates who will shape the future of design and business related disciplines.

Raffles Design International

Raffles Design International, Mumbai, is a part of Raffles Education Corporation Limited. It is the largest private education group in Asia-Pacific. Since establishing its first college in Singapore in 1990, the Group has grown to operate 25 colleges in 23 cities across 13 countries in Asia-Pacific. Raffles Design International aims to produce talented and skilled graduates who will shape the future of design and business related disciplines.

Application & Admission Process

What is the Admission Process ?

To know about the detailed admission process, write to RDI at : admissions@raffles-design-institute.com

Or contact them on the following nos. : (022) 65726711/22, +91 9820 822237

How can I apply ? What are the application fees ?

You can apply for admissions here: https://rafflesmumbai.com/
Application Fees amount to Rs.3500/- (approx)
Application checklist :

  • Duly completed application from PDF
  • Three passport size photographs
  • Copy of Passport/Photo ID
  • Certified copy of marksheet/transcripts

You can find out more details by calling RDI on: 65726711/22 or joining their Facebook group.

What is the Entrance Exam Pattern ?

Raffles Creative Aptitude Test (RCAT)

Age Requirement: Minimum 18 years
The entrance test is usually held around 2-3 months before the start of each intake.

Topics Covered in the entrance test :

  • The test covers your knowledge of art, design and English.
  • It is primarily designed to gauge your aptitude and suitability for the specific programme at Raffles Design International, Mumbai.
  • RCAT tests your logical and reasoning aptitude, awareness about the field in general, drawing /colour skills, maths, visualisation skills, and language skills.

The portfolio review and interview assesses your talent, interests, prior training, motivation and self-discipline. A portfolio would typically include around 5-8 examples of your best and most recent creative work.
RDI does not provide copies of old test papers, nor mock tests. To register for RCAT, please call on : 65726711 / 22

General Information

Name of the Institute

Raffles Design International, Mumbai

What was the Year of Establishment ?

Raffles Design International, Mumbai was established in the year 2004.

What University are they affiliated to ?
RDI is not registered with either the UGC or the AICTE; it is a private institution and is part of Raffles Education Corporation Limited.
Which Campuses do they have ?

RDI has its sole Indian campus in Mumbai. International campuses are located in the following countries :

  • Australia
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Switzerland
  • Milan
What Programs are offered ? What is the annual intake ?

The following programs are offered by Raffles Design International in Mumbai :

Programs Duration Intake Awarded by
Bachelor Of Arts (Honours) 3 years (1 year top-up on completion of Advanced Diploma) *Top-Up Degree : January and July Coventry University – UK (Top-Up Degree offered in Raffles Singapore)
Advanced Diploma 15 months January, April, July and October Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
Diploma (Full-Time) 9 months January, April, July and October

*Option to study either at Singapore or Italy.

The above mentioned programs are offered in the following Disciplines :

  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Product Design
  • Digital Media Design
  • Fashion Management & Communication
What is the Eligibility Criteria to apply for programs at the Institute ?

The Program-wise Eligibility Criteria is as follows :

Diploma (Full Time)

  • 10th/12th or equivalent from any recognised board. Class 12 students appearing or waiting for results may also apply.
  • Minimum age requirement of 16 years.
  • English communication skills.
  • Extensive portfolio / transcripts & resume – for professionals & students with prior learning in the design course. Personal interview along with original documents is mandatory for exemptions.
  • IELTS Score of 5.5 for English Language.

Advanced Diploma (Full Time)

  • 10+2 or equivalent from any recognised board. Class 12 students appearing or waiting for results may also apply.
  • Minimum age requirement of 16 years.
  • English communication skills.
  • Extensive portfolio / transcripts & resume – for professionals & students with prior learning in the design course. Personal interview along with original documents is mandatory for exemptions.
  • IELTS Score of 6.0 for English Language.

Top-Up Degree (Full Time)

  • Completion of RCHE Advanced Diploma.
  • Minimum age requirement of 19 years.
  • IELTS Score of 6.5 for English Language.
  • Applicants with non-standard qualifications may apply but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Does the campus have Residential facility ?
RDI Mumbai does not provide hostel facilities at present. However, they have agents/brokers who help the students to find places as per their requirements.
Does the Institute have any International Affiliations ?

The institute has the following international affiliations :

  • All Bachelor Degrees are awarded by Coventry University – UK
  • Top-Up Degree is offered by Raffles, Singapore
What are the Highlights of Infrastructure/facilities at the campus ?

Highlights of Infrastructure/Facilities are as follows :

  • Fully air conditioned classroom
  • Student Resource Center with online library
  • Computer Lab: PC and Macintosh
  • Sewing Room
  • Pattern Drafting Room
  • Interior Drafting Room
  • Student Lounge

Industry & Job Market

What are the Highlights of Industry Interaction ?

Highlights of the industry interaction at RDI :

  • Students enjoy valuable, hands-on practical experience through internships and various commercial projects.
  • Vocational training provides students with the opportunity to establish personal networks with important industry contacts, enhancing their personal portfolios and employability.
  • Raffles prepares the students with professional development skills and provides resources in support of their careers.
  • The CPD Department (Centre of Professional Development) provides a seamless interface between industries and the students.
What are the Highlights of Placement for recent years ?

Highlights of Placement for recent years are as follows :

  • There is a broad spectrum of exciting career opportunities available with a UK degree/qualification, with many design openings in the private sector.
  • Many Indian government agencies outsource their work to private design firms/studios, wherein students are frequently hired on the basis of their portfolio and competence in handling design applications.
  • International university graduates are also eligible to apply for faculty positions in private institutions and colleges in India and are often invited as qualified professionals to be guest speakers in Indian government colleges, where they can share their expertise and enhance the students’ exposure to an ever changing industry.

Some of the past recruiters include :

  • Manish Malhotra
  • Tommy Hilfiger Arvind Fashion
  • Vikram Phadnis Clothing
  • Arjun Khanna
  • Jolly Fashion
  • Yash Raj Films
  • Evolution Design
  • RMA Media
  • RaA Digital
  • Paloji Technologies
  • Infinity Post
  • M.K. Construction & Interiors
  • Arihant International

Testimonials

Testimonials from Current or Ex Students

Jannat Vassi
(Bachelor in Interior Design)
“Raffles has helped me develop a skill set of designing using structure, material, form and function. To add to this, the interaction with professors and method of work adopted has made me open to innovation and pushing my boundaries further from the conventional design choices and trends”

Jinal Parekh
(Bachelor in Fashion Marketing)
“I would like to thank Raffles Design International, Mumbai and Mr. Rex to help me with internship and placement. During my program, I got the opportunity to do two internships at ‘You me° and “We Media° which further helped me to fetch better career opportunities in the market.”

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