Shiv Nadar University, Department of Design (DoD)

Shiv Nadar University, Department of Design (DoD) was set-up with the mission of nurturing creative minds into outstanding design leaders, passionate for creating a difference in society. The department is grounded in the philosophy of Liberal Education, and through its research intensive, practice based programs, it intends to become a center of excellence in Design Education, Research and Practice. Currently, the Department offers Master of Design (M. Des.), and Minor in Design.


General Information

Shiv Nadar University, Department of Design (DoD)

SNU was established in the year 2011 .

SNU is a UGC approved private university.

SNU has its sole campus in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

The following programs are offered by the university :

Sr No. Program No of Seats Eligibility
1. Minor in Design 20 All the undergraduate students of SNU, who have successfully completed the first semesters in their degree program
2. Master in Design - Candidate should have completed a degree program of minimum 3 years + have a valid CEED score

The minimum entry qualification for applying to Master of Design (M. Des) Program is as follows :

  • Candidate should have completed a degree program of minimum 3 years (after 10+2 level) in any discipline, from a recognized university or institution at the time of admission with a minimum of 55% or equivalent

Highlights of the residential/mess facilities are as follows :

  • Hostels are fully residential, state-of-the-art and gender-segregated units, designed to create personal space while incorporating shared living.
  • Each hostel is provided with a pantry on the ground floor, equipped with microwave ovens, water coolers fitted with RO and purifiers and other facilities.
  • The rooms and washrooms are well-fitted and the ladies washroom is built with feminine hygiene in mind.
  • Functional seven days a week, the dining halls offer an assortment of Indian and International cuisines and are well serviced by fully functional HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) governed catering service providers.
  • These are supplemented by a food court in the main academic block’ a café in the central library building, and kiosks at the hostel block that sells a variety of snacks.
  • The quality of food served on campus is closely monitored by the student-elected mess committee and the University administration.

SNU has the following international affiliations :

  • The Shiv Nadar University has an academic partnership with Duke University, North Carolina
  • Both Duke and Shiv Nadar University under the organization of Duke’s globally renowned Talent Identification Program (TIP) collaborate on the development and implementation of educational activities for academically talented students in India
  • The University also has active partnerships with: University of Pennsylvania, Babson College, Carnegie Mellon University, Queen's University and Belfast & Network Institutions
  • These partnerships cover joint research projects, semester exchange programs, joint degree programs, and curricular & academic support

With state-of-the-art infrastructure, the University comprises of :

  • academic wings
  • sophisticated labs
  • international standard sports facilities
  • amphitheaters
  • auditorium
  • conference rooms and
  • smart classrooms

Highlights of the faculty group are as follows :

  • The multidisciplinary and energetic team of faculty members consists of both experienced and practicing designers form reputed design schools.
  • Their area of expertise varies from visual communication, product design, user experience design, and animation to craft design.
  • Their rich design experience and research capability complements the design pedagogy and help students in learning every phase of designing.
  • Apart from regular faculty members, the institute also invites distinguished designers and researchers from renowned universities in India and abroad.

Grounded in the philosophy of Liberal Education, the Department is open to research in new and emerging areas of Design. Currently the department is focused on developing research capabilities in the following areas.

  • Low cost Innovations for Social Entrepreneurship - With a significant economically backward population and industry, India needs low cost innovation propagating through Social Entrepreneurship.
  • Design for Sustainable Development - Climate change and depleting resources presents a new role for design in innovating Sustainable product-service-system.
  • New Media Applications - With advent of new technologies in the field of information communication and its large spread impact, new media is a promising area of research from design perspective.
  • Design for Special needs - With a large population with different disabilities and aging people, there seems to be huge scope for innovative interventions for special needs.

Application & Admission Process

The Admission Process is as follows :

  • Eligible applicants apply for the program as per Entry Qualification and Eligibility
  • Applicants are shortlisted based on CEED score or Portfolio (for those who don't have a valid CEED score card)
  • Shortlisted applicants are called for Design Aptitude Test (DAT) and Interview
  • Merit list is prepared based on DAT & Interview and, selected candidates are offered admission.

Find the CEED paper pattern & sample question papers below :

Examination centres for CEED 2018 are mentioned below :

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

DAT is conducted on the university campus.