Top colleges in India to study Design

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

Before opting to pursue a career in Design, it is important for aspirants to know what exactly it is. Design is a roadmap or a strategic approach for someone to achieve a unique expectation. It defines the specifications, plans, parameters, costs, activities, processes and how and what to do within legal, political, social, environmental and economic constraints in achieving that objective.

Are you interested in pursuing a degree in Design program, and confused as to how to go in this direction?

A number of colleges in India are offering courses in Designing such as Graphic Design, Animation Design, Textile Designing, Fashion Designing, Interior Designing, Product Designing, Communication Designing and many more. The list is endless.

Here, we have prepared a list of colleges offering courses in Design in India.

National Institute of Design (NID)

The Institute was established in 1961 and has campuses in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bangalore. The NID is one of the best design schools in India and has been ranked at number 16 by Business Week on its list of top design schools in the world.

Both graduate and postgraduate courses are offered by the institute. The courses which institute offers are Animation Film Design, Ceramic & Glass Design, Exhibition Design, Film and Video Communication, Furniture and Interior Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Textile Design.

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

Being a part of Symbiosis International University, the SID was established in 1956. The institute is in Pune and offers only undergraduate degree courses in Communication Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication and Industrial Design.

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi

NIFT was established in 1986 under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. In 2017, the institute ranked at number 19 among best fashion schools in the world. In the areas of Design, Management, and Technology, the NIFT offers four-year undergraduate, as well as two-year post-graduate programmes. The courses which institute offers are B.Des, BFA, M.Des, Animation Business & Management Studies Design.

MIT Institute of Design (MIT ID)

The institute was established by MAEER’s (Maharashtra Academy of Engineering & Education Research) Group in 2006 and is situated in Loni Kalbhor, Maharashtra. The institute offers both graduate and postgraduate level courses such as Product Design Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Transportation Design, Animation Film Design, Fashion Promotion and Imaging, Interior Space and Equipment Design, Film and Video Design, Retail Design, User Experience Design.

DJ Academy of Design (DJAD)

Established in Coimbatore in 2004, it is the first and only design college in Tamil Nadu to offer quality education in Design which is relevant to the society.

The institute offers both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses such as Product Design, Furniture & Interior Design, Accessory Design, Typography & Publication Design, Interaction Design, Packaging & Graphics, Universal Design, Film & Video Communication Design and Animation Film Design.