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Top 7 Design Schools In India

By Author: Ritwik Kapoor
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"Whenever you hear the word design school, the first thing that comes to your mind is fashion designing. However, that is not the case as a design school, and design education has a broader concept. Design education is the study of not just products like clothes and other FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) but also of services and environment. Architecture is also a design study and so are web designing, package designing, interior designing, graphic designing etc.

Design education also referred to as creative education is the study of theory and practical application to solve a problem through creativity and innovation in respective fields. Design education is finding its feet in India as a solid career option which is evident by the increasing number of design schools in India. Both government and private sector are coming up with new projects to encourage more students to take up design education as a career option as designing is an integral part of the modern economy.

Listed below are the top 7 design schools in India:

National Institute of Design (NID) – established in the year 1961, NID has been ranked at #16 in top design schools in the world by Business Week. It is the leading design school in India with campuses at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bangalore. NID offers both graduate and postgraduate courses in almost all the disciplines of designing excluding architecture.

Industrial Design Centre (IDC) IIT Bombay – established in the year 1969, it is the only other school from India to feature in the top 50 list of design schools globally by Business Week. IDC offers masters of design (M.Des) and PhD programs in design.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) – one of the leading chains of design school in India with 15 campuses across the country including all the metropolitan cities. It offers both under graduation and posts graduation courses.

The Instrument Design and Development Centre (IDDC) IIT Delhi- it is one of the leading design schools in India when it comes to mechanical designing. It only has a postgraduate course that is a master in Design (M.Des).

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) – established in the year 2002 and affiliated to Symbiosis International University, it is one of the best fashion designing schools in India. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in different fields of designing.

DJ Academy of Design (DJAD) – is one of the founding members of Indian design institute alliance which initially started offering joint certification program with NID (Ahmedabad). It now offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Indian School of Design and Innovation Parsons Mumbai (ISDI) - one of the leading design schools that offer both graduate and postgraduate courses in different fields of designing. It has one of the most successful campus placements catering to the Mumbai film and media industry. "


Author Bio:- Ritwik Kapoor is a lecturer in one of the top design school in India. Through this write-up, he informs the readers about the best design schools in India. Being a lecturer, he is also a passionate blogger who keeps individuals updated with new designing courses. His other passion includes travelling and reading.

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