Bachelor of Design (BDes)
BDes is a four year full-time
undergraduate programme in design.
The BDes curriculum is designed as
part of a four level structure leading
to a gradual movement from general
foundational courses at the introductory
level to more specialized and detailed
domains at the final stage. The students
are encouraged to develop their own
interest areas with design thinking,
problem solving, being creative and
innovative as their core ability. They will
have the freedom to work in the areas
of their interest in the core specialized
domains of design such as – Product
Design, Visual Communication and User
should have qualified
and obtained a rank
in UCEED. The candidate
should have passed in all
subjects in the qualifying examination
(Class XII or equivalent) in 2020 or 2021.
Those who appeared for the first time in
their qualifying examination in 2019 or
earlier are NOT eligible.
Candidates from the Science Stream with
Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects
are eligible to apply to the institute.
Candidates from any other stream (Science
without Maths or Physics or Chemistry,
Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are
eligible to apply to IIT Hyderabad.
The qualifying exam is Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED).
The candidate will be shortlisted as per their rank and choice of place given.
Master of Design (MDes)
M.Des. is a two year full time Programme which aims to provide broad-based understanding of design along with student-driven specialization.
Currently, the department is offering Specializations in:
- Visual Design
- Interaction Design
- Product Design
The candidates should have a valid CEED score
( Please Note: Candidates without valid CEED score can apply under "self Sponsored" option)
A minimum of 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST) or equivalent grades in the qualifying examination, which are:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology/ Architecture / Design/ Interior Design or equivalent (4 years duration after 10+2)
Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years
duration after 10+2)
B.F.A. (4 year professional programme, after 10+2)
Masters degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications (2 year programme after 10+2+3)
The qualifying exam is the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED). The candidate will be shortlisted for Design Aptitude Test (DAT) based on CEED score. Based on the DAT scores, the candidates are screened and shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Personal Interview. The final selection will be based on the candidate’s performance in Design Aptitude Test (DAT), Personal Interview, Academic Performance and Design Portfolio.
For the Self-sponsored category, CEED qualification is not mandatory. However, students should fulfill other eligibility criterias required for admission in the Master of Design program.
The application process is online. For further details and latest updates on the admissions please visit the department website - design.iith.ac.in
PhD in Design
Ph.D. in Design (Full time / Part time) provides a platform to pursue practice based and practice led research in art, design, culture, creative practices and related areas. The PhD registration will be valid for 5 years
M.Des. / M.Arch. / M.Tech. / M.Phil. / MFA / M.A / M.Sc / Postgraduate Diploma in Design of NID, Ahmedabad and equivalent.
For general category students and/or for students where no concession in academic performance is called for, eligibility requires meeting ANY ONE of the following criteria as regards performance in the qualifying degree:
(1) A minimum of 60 percent marks (55% marks for SC/ST) in the final academic year of the programme
(Candidates with MA/MSc should have qualified CEED/GATE/NET or equivalent examinations to be eligible for Teaching Assistance)
� Design Theory and Methodoligies
� Computer Aided Design
� Human Computer Interaction
� Virtual Reality and Haptics
� Architectural Design
All candidates are required to upload one zip file containing the following:
(a) PhD proposal
(b) portfolio of work and/ or publications
(c) copies of certificates
Candidates have to apply separeately for each category
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