Academics


Bachelor of Design (BDes)

B. Des. is a four year full-time undergraduate programme

More details about the B.Des. course can be found here
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Master in Design(MDes)

M.Des. (sponsored) is a two year full-time MHRD funded programme which aims to provide broad understanding of design along with student-driven specialization in varied domains like Visual Communication, Moving Images, Interaction Design and Photography. To fulfill the students' needs, the department offers electives relevant to the specialisation area along with common core subjects such as Elements of Visual Design, Product Design, Evolution of Visual Design, Design Methods etc.

MDes Curriculum


PhD in Design

A regular full time Ph.D. in Design provides a platform to pursue practice based led research in art, design and culture. Practice-based Research is an original investigation undertaken in order to gain new knowledge partly by means of practice and the outcomes of the practice. Practice-led Research is the nature of practice that leads to new knowledge that has operational significance for that practice. Practice-led Research is concerned with the nature of practice and leads to new knowledge that has operational significance for that practice. The main focus of the research is to advance knowledge about practice, or to advance knowledge within practice. In a doctoral thesis, the results of practice-led research may be fully described in text form without the inclusion of a creative outcome.


Practice-based Research

Practice-based Research is an original investigation undertaken in order to gain new knowledge partly by means of practice and the outcomes of that practice. Claims of originality and contribution to knowledge may be demonstrated through creative outcomeswhich may include artefacts such as images, music, designs, models, digital media or other outcomes such as performances and exhibitions Whilst the significance and context of the claims are described in words, a full understanding can only be obtained with direct reference to those outcomes.


Practice-led Research

Practice-led Research is concerned with the nature of practice and leads to new knowledge that has operational significance for that practice. The main focus of the research is to advance knowledge about practice, or to advance knowledge within practice. In a doctoral thesis, the results of practice-led research may be fully described in text form without the inclusion of a creative outcome.