Designing is neither an art nor a science, it is the combination of both of them. It is a plan or framing for the erection of an object or system. We can also say that it is the execution of an activity or process. The person who produces a design is called a designer.
Design is a highly developed field that requires trained and skilled people. Students have a plethora of career prospects in Design because of the steady growth of the design industry or ever-changing technology and booming multinational companies.
Design offers courses not only for the students seeking admission in the undergraduate field but for the students who want to pursue their careers in postgraduate and doctoral degrees too.
It offers a Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.) courses at the undergraduate level, which is a professional degree program that comes up with a duration of 4 years. B.Des. course deals with the designing of a part or whole structure of a shape, configuration, etc., whereas B.F.Tech. is a design course that has an appropriate mix of creativity and technology.
Design also offers a master's degree program known as Masters of Design (M. Des.) and Masters of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.) as one of the career options for the students who have been completed their graduation in the field of design. Course Duration of Master degree in Design is of 2 Years.
In Design, B.Des offers a wide range of specialization, such as Fashion Design, Ceramic and Glass Design, Leather Design, Exhibition Design, Accessory Design, Film and Video Communication, Textile Design, Furniture & Interior Design, etc. Students can pick among any one of the streams according to their interest or liking.
Eligibility for all the courses provided by design are as follows:
Candidates must have passed 10+2 exam from a recognized board in any stream with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the exam authorities.
Candidates must have passed 10+2 exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the exam authorities.
M.Des. / M.F.Tech.
Candidates must have B.Des. / B.F.Tech. degree in relevant discipline from a recognized institute or university with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the exam or college authorities.
Candidates must have M.Des. / M.F.Tech. degree in relevant discipline from a recognized institute or university with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the exam or college authorities.
For admission in design, almost every other institute or university in India select candidates according to the merit list prepared on the basis of entrance exam scores and ranks. Some institutes or universities accept the national level exams or state level exam ranks while some of them conduct their own entrance exam. Listed below are some of the popular design exams in India conducted at the UG and PG level:
All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)
Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED)
National Institute of Design Entrance Exam (NID-DAT)
NIFT Entrance Exam
NIFT Entrance Exam
M.Des. / M.F.Tech. (PG)
NIFT Entrance Exam - GAT