What is Design

Designing is a process of envisioning and planning the creation of objects, interactive systems, buildings, vehicles and others. Its purpose is to improve the visual appearance and function of messages and information. The publishing industry depends on designers for magazines, printed and online books, and newspapers that inform, delight, and support the interests of readers.

Design is not just limited to images and texts, exhibition and packaging designers are often responsible for designing the physical structure and selecting the materials that carry messages. These professionals are assisted by the computer technology to produce visual, audio, and time-based form, most of today’s design work focuses on people’s design experience and the role technology plays in their everyday lives. In society, people perceive us from our clothes, houses, and this is the driving force of this industry, to give people the best of everything.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Design


  • Eligibility criteria for admission in B.Des: Candidate must have qualified class 10+2 with any stream with a minimum aggregate of 55% from any recognized board within India. A 5% relaxation is given to candidates who fall under reserved categories such as SC/ST. Students need to qualify exams such as NIFT entrance exam (National Institute of Fashion Technology) and NID exam (National Institute of Design) to get admission in top institutes across India.

  • Eligibility criteria for admission in M.Des: A Bachelor’s degree in Design with a 50% aggregate required for candidates to pursue further studies in any of these two curriculums. Aspirants also need to qualify exams such as CEED to study this course in IITs. 

Admission Criteria - Design

For B.Des: Admission in top colleges is conducted through entrance exams such as NIFT, NID and AIEED. Some institutes use the direct admission system as their primary method for admission. Direct admissions are conducted by evaluating the obtained marks of students in class 10+2.

For M.Des: Aspirants have to qualify exams such as CEED and NIFT to get admission in M.Design programme. In top colleges such as IITs admission is done by assessing an applicant’s marks in CEED. 

Scope of Design in India and Abroad

Design in India is getting highly popular with the ever-changing technology and booming multinational companies. As companies are always looking for proficient and skilled designers who can cater to the needs of the industry. The career scope in design has been expanding at a rapid pace with a flourishing fashion design industry. There are many industries apart from fashion that hires designers. From textile and product industry to digital and animation industry, designers are paid a lucrative salary in all these industries. Students can also follow the path to entrepreneurship and start their own line of business. The scope for design is very vast in both India and abroad. There are various courses in design and after completing their graduation or post-graduation students can either work or can pursue further studies to become a professor. The potential of this sector is limitless as people are always striving to get new designs in clothes, houses, or products.

Course Fees Design

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
1.52 Lakhs
B.Des in Design at Apex Professional University, Pasighat
7.10 K
B.Voc. in Design at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar
21.30 Lakhs
B.Des in Design at MIT Institute of Design, Pune
12.03 Lakhs
B.Des in Design at National Institute of Design Ahmedabad
13.78 K
M.Sc. in Design at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar
9.06 K
M.V.A. in Design at Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar
21.30 Lakhs
M.Des in Design at MIT Institute of Design, Pune
8.74 Lakhs
M.Des in Design at National Institute of Design Ahmedabad
4.10 Lakhs
Ph.D in Design at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
75.00 K
Ph.D in Design at Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University School of Planning and Architecture, Hyderabad
6.64 Lakhs
Ph.D in Design at Karnavati University, Gandhinagar
1.00 Lakhs
Ph.D in Design at Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University School of Planning and Architecture, Hyderabad
17.00 K
Diploma in Design at PVP Polytechnic, Bangalore
8.33 K
Diploma in Design at Visva Bharati Santiniketan
18.84 Lakhs
Diploma in Design at Pearl Academy, New Delhi
3.28 Lakhs
Diploma in Design at Central Footwear Training Institute, Agra

Course Subjects

The syllabus for courses in Design are written below: 

For Undergraduate Courses 

All subject and Syllabus of each undergraduate course in Design is stated below:

B.Des (Subjects)

  • Design 

  • Technology 

  • Management and Marketing 

  • Liberal Arts and Communication

  • Field/Study/Internship/Projects

B.Des (Subjects)

Semester 1 

  • Fundamentals of Arts and Design (2D)

  • Art Representation and Transportation

  • CAD - Photography and Videography 

  • Design and Human Evolution 

  • Applied Science for Designers

  • Design Studio I - Problem Identification 

Semester 2

  • Fundamentals of Arts and Design (2D)

  • Image Representation and Transportation

  • Typography Fundamentals and Exploratory Printing 

  • Words of Images and Objects 

  • Knowledge Organization and Communication

  • Design Studio II - Problem Analysis 

  • Self Initiated Summer Project

Semester 3

  • 2D Visual Studies I - Word and Image

  • 3D Form Studies - Aesthetics, Expression and Identity

  • Creative Thinking Process and Methods

  • Design, Society, Culture and Environment 

  • Environment Studies - Science and Engineering 

  • Design Studio III - Creative Explorations 

Semester 4

  • Elective - 2D Visual Studies II or 3D from Studies II

  • Communication Theories, Visual Perception and Semiotics

  • Design, Storytelling and Narratives

  • Design

  • Design Studio IV - Prototyping 

  • Summer Project 

Semester 5

  • Elective I and II: Information Graphics and Visualization/ Moving Image Design/ Product Design-I/ Design for Interactive Media/ Mobility and Vehicle Design 3D Modelling and Prototyping 

  • Applied Ergonomics 

  • Design, Technology and Innovation

  • Collaborative Design Project 

Semester 6

  • Elective I and II: Animation Design Communication Graphics/ Film Video Design/ Product Design-II/ Interaction Design/ Transportation Design/ Game Design/ Product Ergonomics 

  • Elective III: Materials and Processes/ Digital Media Technologies

  • Design Management, Planning and Professional Practice

  • System Design Project

  • Industrial Summer Project

Semester 7

  • Global Design Thoughts and Discourse

  • Re-Design Project 

  • Design Research Seminar

Semester 8

  • B.Design Project 

For Postgraduate Courses


  • Visual Design: Principles and Application

  • Ergonomics

  • Design Methods

  • Graphic Design 

Syllabus of postgraduate course in Design is stated below: 

M.Des (Master of Design)

  • Design: An Introduction 

  • Visual Design: Principles and Application

  • Ergonomics

  • Design Methods

  • Graphic Design 

  • Design Project 

  • Project Design Prototyping and Advanced Manufacturing 

  • Interaction Design

  • Creativity Innovation and Design Management 

  • Collaborative Design Methods for New Product Development 

  • New Media Students 

  • Interaction Design

  • Lighting Design

  • Typography

  • Digital Human Modelling and Simulation in Product

  • Automobile Design

  • Representation Techniques for Animation 

  • Tangible User Interfaces

  • Ergonomics of Industrial Manufacturing 

  • System Design for Sustainability

  • Furniture and Future

  • Graphic Design Studio

  • Interaction to Toy Design

  • Usability Engineering 

  • System Analysis and Information Design 

  • Product Detailing 

  • Creativity and Innovation 

Careers in Design

Design is a highly evolved field that is expanding its sphere with this fast-moving era. It incorporates many subfields within it and is further divided into many specializations. Design has a vast scope and many career opportunities with rising demand for skilled and artistic people. Design has numerous specializations which range from fashion design, textile design, interior design to automobile design and jewellery design. A few specializations in the design such as web design, robotics design and sound design requires mathematics as a compulsory subject. A career in designing demands a lot of precision and hard work from the candidate. To be successful in this field, an individual must not only work on an artistic level however also need to learn the art of paying attention to every detail.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

 Mentioned below are a few job profiles from the design industry for design graduates.

  • Interior Designer - An interior designer moulds the look of an area to make it more pleasingly aesthetic for the customer. They basically shape the look of the interior of a particular area or place. 

  • Digital Designer - They are responsible for developing and designing graphics and other special visualizations. Within the regularly extending world of advanced media, a computerized configuration is rapidly developing. 

  • Product Designer - The design and features of a product are done by a product designer. Their job is one of the most creative and artistic jobs within the design industry. It also requires a lot of comprehension of both material and manufacturing techniques.

  • Fashion Designer - The most popular job in the design and fashion industry. It is about developing new fashion styles and products by creating new designs to suit the trends and buyers preferences. 

  • Industrial Designer - An industrial designer is responsible for planning and designing everything inside a building. They are in charge of planning such as vehicles and toasters to cell phones and life-saving medical gear. 

Top Recruiters 

  • Raymond Ltd.

  • ColorPlus Fashions Ltd.

  • Silver Spark Apparel Ltd.

  • Celebrations Apparel Ltd.

  • J.K. Helene Curtis Ltd.

  • Raymond Apparel Ltd.

  • Ring Plus Aqua Ltd.

  • Raymond Luxury Cottons Ltd. 

Questions related to Design

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NIFT for BDES in textile design or bsc at SNDT in textile and apparel? which would be better?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 31st Jul, 2020


NIFT  will be best option for Bachelor's of Design. Scope is more as there will be more job option after UG course completion. if you pursue BSc then you have to do MSc to get better job options. After BSc , job options are available but it will make you more. it will all based on your luck.

NIFT is famous in india and get sponsorship from different organization. You will learn concepts and you can use them to show your skills. You can be innovative so that you can increase your market value.

Hope it helps!


As a ECE student which is better to choose ELECTRONIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY at NIT CALICUT or Vlsi at Nagpur

Abhay TYAGI 29th Jul, 2020

Hello Arava,

As a ECE student it is better to choose NIT Calicut for Electronics Design and Technology over VLSI at Nagpur because NIT Calicut is one of the best college and it has higher placement percentage then VLSI Nagpur. Average salary offered at NIT Calicut is also more than that offered in VLSI Nagpur. More companies comes to NIT for placement. Second reason is that, NIT Calicut have less fee then VLSI Nagpur.

Thank You,


career options after masters in design

Amit Kumar Singh 29th Jul, 2020


After Masters in design you can go for s everal specializations are available for this course such as Accessory design, Architecture, Ceramic design, Fashion design, Game design, Graphic design, Industrial design, Interior design, Leather design, Jewellery and Metal Smithing, Knitwear design.

Candidates who have completed this course can find lots of job opportunities in different fields of design industry.

There are lot of job are available after that.

like ex

Fashion Marketing

Apparel Manufacturers

Design Production Management

Quality Control

Fabrics Export Houses

Textile Laboratory and many more.

For more detailed information. Kindly go through this link:


I hope it helps you.

Happy learning! !


can we shift to masters in design after a bachelors in English honours

Prabhav Sharma 29th Jul, 2020

Hello Anushka,

Yes, you can apply for masters in design course even if you have done your graduation in English honours. The eligibility criteria for getting admission in Masters in Design is:

  • Students should hold bachelors degree in Design or any other stream with minimum of 50% marks
  • Students must qualify the entrance exam conducted by the university in which admission is sought.

Hope this helps! All the best for your career!


I have completed my 12th grade and have decided to take 1 year off for my preparation for studying for NID and entrance exams for other design schools so I wanted to ask about any other courses I can take up related to design so my time does get wasted I also want to go into animation

Shaivi Kant 26th Jul, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Their are several Online Crash courses, available for Design related Entrance exams.

apart from that, I will strongly suggest you to take a course In AR (Augmented Reality ).

It will surely help you in the long run.


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