Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

Symbiosis Institute of Design is one of India’s leading educational institutions imparting quality education for over 38 years. A family of 35 academic institutions spread across 20 campuses in and around Pune, it is host to over 27,000 Indian and International students on campus and over 1,00,000 students off campus. Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) was established in 1971. It has been officially recognized by the UGC and the AICTE. The Indian NAAC has conferred an ‘A’ grade to the University. SID’s mission is to promote international understanding through quality education.

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

Symbiosis Institute of Design is one of India’s leading educational institutions imparting quality education for over 38 years. A family of 35 academic institutions spread across 20 campuses in and around Pune, it is host to over 27,000 Indian and International students on campus and over 1,00,000 students off campus. Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) was established in 1971. It has been officially recognized by the UGC and the AICTE. The Indian NAAC has conferred an ‘A’ grade to the University. SID’s mission is to promote international understanding through quality education.

Application & Admission Process

What is the Admission Process ?

The admission process is as follows :

  • Take the Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED ) which is held in the month of May
  • Register online for SEED 2019 at www.set-test.org
What are the Important dates of Admission Process ?
Sr. No. Key Activity Dates
1. Online Registration (mandatory) for SEED 2020 & SID at www.set-test.org begins January 22, 2020, Wednesday
2. Last date for online registration to SEED & SID April 16, 2020, Thursday
3. Payment towards SEED closes on April 16, 2020, Thursday
4. Payment towards SID closes on May 09, 2020, Saturday
5. Admit Card printing From: April 22, Wednesday
To: May 02, 2020, Saturday
6. Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) Test May 02, 2020, Saturday
(9.30 am to 12.00 noon)
7. Declaration of SEED result at www.set-test.org May 12, 2020, Tuesday
8. Announcement of candidates shortlisted for SID Studio Test and Personal Interaction (STPI) at www.sid.edu.in May 16, 2020, Saturday
9. Slot Booking for STPI From: May 16, 2020 Saturday
To: May 19, 2020, Tuesday
10. Studio Test and Personal Interaction (STPI) at SID, Pune From: May 27, 2020, Wednesday
To: May 31, 2020, Sunday
11. Declaration of First Merit List June 05, 2020, Friday
12. Period for fees payment and online registration for the programme for the First Merit List Candidates From: June 06, Saturday
To: June 11, 2020, Thursday
13. Last date for Registration to the Programme June 26, 2020, Friday
14. Commencement of the Programme July 01, 2020, Wednesday
How can I apply ?
  • Register online at www.set-test.org by paying Rs. 1750
  • Appear for the test on the scheduled date and time.
What is the Entrance Exam Pattern ?
In Symbiosis International University conducts Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED), candidates are evaluated on spheres such as

  • Colour
  • Geometry
  • Visual observations
  • General design awareness
  • Creative thinking abilities and
  • Awareness on Indian culture, craft, traditions
No.of questions 150
Marks 150

Find the sample paper (SEED) HERE

What skills and aptitudes are they testing for ?

The required Skills & Aptitudes are :

  • Candidates should possess Creative Aptitude & Skills necessary to pursue Design Education as well as adAptability to the situations, which the profession demands.
  • Candidates with the relevant portfolio are given preference
Which cities is the Entrance Exam held in ?
SEED is conducted in 85 cities across India

General Information

Name of the Institute

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

What was the Year of Establishment ?
SID was established in the year 1971 .
Which Campuses do they have ?

SID has its sole campus in Pune.

What Programs are offered ? What is the annual intake ?
Details of the programmes and number of seats offered are as below :

Bachelors in Design (B.Des) Programme
Discipline No. of seats offered
Indian students International students Total
Communication Design :

80 12 92
Industrial Design 45 7 52
Fashion Design 29 4 33
Fashion Communication 26 4 30
What is the Eligibility Criteria to apply for programs at the Institute ?

The eligibility criteria to apply for the B.Des programme at SID is as follows :

  • 10+2 (any stream; eg. Science, Commerce, Arts, etc.)
  • 10+3 diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education
What are the Fees for different Programs ?
Tuition Fees (p.a. in INR)
Academic Fees 3,60,000
Security deposit (Refundable) 15,000
Library deposit (refundable) 5,000
Total 380,000
Is there any Reservation in Seats ? If so, what is the split ?

Following are the details of reservation at SID :

Within the sanctioned intake :

SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Differently abled (DA) 3%

Over and above sanctioned intake :

International students 15%
Kashmiri Migrants 2 seats
Does the campus have Residential facility ?
Yes, SID provides on-campus residential facility to the students. Average fees for Hostel+Mess facilities is around INR 1.38-1.97 lakhs
Does the Institute have any International Affiliations ?

Following infrastructural facilities are available on-campus :

  • Design Studio
  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Hostel
  • Sports Complex
  • Gym
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Auditorium
  • Convenience Store
  • Labs
What are the Highlights of Infrastructure/facilities at the campus ?

The highlights of Infrastructure facilities in the 44 acre campus are :

  • Lush green campus spread across over 40 acres in the lap of Himalyas.
  • Considered one of the most beatiful campuses in India.
  • UPES school of Design has over 10 design labs including Cintiq studio, fashion lab, clay studio, paint studio, 3D printing machines and laser cutting machine to name a few.
  • UPES School of Design is also an authorized Training Center for Autodesk.
What are the Highlights of the Faculty Group ?

Highlights of Faculty Group are as follows :

  • Professor Mahendra Patel (Mentor Pr) has been awarded ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, Gutenberg Award for 2010 by The International Gutenberg Society, Germany
  • “CITADEL” Pune featured Prof. Saumya Bandyopadhyay in ‘The expression of an Artist’ in April 2016 issue
  • Prof. Niranjan Mhamane has been selected as one of the winners for ‘Splash 18’ renowned series of publications on watercolor by North Light Books, USA
What are the Highlights of the School’s Pedagogy & Teaching Methods ?

Following are the highlights of SID’s teaching methods :

  • Adopts a Problem-solving methodology which includes
    • Formal teaching
    • Practical sessions
  • Conducts study tour to sites such as Ajanta, Ellora and Paithan looms to help students explore their artistic skills and understand the design of components belonging to Indian Heritage
Are there any Scholarships & Student Loans available ?

One merit scholarship is available to SID students. The details of the same are as follows :

No. of merit Scholarship Percentage of Academic Fee
1 50%

Industry & Job Market

What are the Highlights of Placement for recent years ?

The highlights of Placements are :

  • Institute has facilitated the students to get placements in companies like Infosys, Autoline Industries Ltd, Cognizant, Whirlpool, Mudra Communications etc.
  • Students have also been absorbed by Small and Medium scale enterprises like Elephant Design, Fitch Design, Onio Design, Leaf Design and several design companies.

Testimonials

Testimonials from Current or Ex Students

Riddhi Mehta
B.Des, Industrial Design, 2013
“The course curriculum was available in the booklet given to us during admission as well it was available on the college website. The courses were very well defined, with each semester the bar being raised so that proper knowledge enhancement was done for the students. Each module had its own section”

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