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Srishti Manipal Institute


The Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology (formerly Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology) is a well-regarded design school in Bangalore, India. Founded in 1996, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a variety of creative fields, including digital video production, film, animation, design, and textiles. The institute is known for its interdisciplinary approach and focus on fostering creative thinking. In 2020, Srishti became part of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), a Deemed to be University with a strong reputation. It has two campuses in Bangalore with slightly different opening hours.

Exam Structure

The SMEAT (Srishti Manipal Entrance Assessment Test) is the entrance exam for undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Here's a breakdown of the key details:

  • Who Conducts It: Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology

  • Who Takes It: Applicants for B.Des, BFA and B.Voc programs (undergraduate)

  • Frequency: Conducted annually in two rounds (April and June)

  • Mode: Online computer-based test

  • Duration: 2-3 hours



For B.Des Programs: Candidates who have passed 10+2 in any stream from a recognized board are eligible to apply.

You need to appear for the Srishti Manipal Entrance Assessment Test (SMEAT). This three-stage test assesses your creative potential, foundational skills, and suitability for the program.

Selection Process

Stage 1: Written Test (SMEAT Test 1)

  • This is a 2-3 hour written test assessing your creative potential and foundational skills.

  • The specific areas evaluated may include critical thinking, domain literacy, analytical reasoning, contextual awareness, language and expression, observation and curiosity, and imagination and visualization.

Stage 2: Portfolio Review (SMEAT Test 3)

  • Shortlisted candidates from Stage 1 will be required to submit a portfolio showcasing their creative work.

  • Specific portfolio guidelines are likely provided by Srishti after the Stage 1 results.

Stage 3: Interview (if applicable)

  • In some cases, shortlisted candidates may be called for an interview to discuss their portfolio and suitability for the B.Des program.

Additional Information:

  • It's important to note that the exact details of the SMEAT exam structure, including the weightage of each stage, might vary slightly year to year.

  • For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official website of Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology or contact their admissions office.

Preparation Tips for Exam

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  • Research the specific entrance exam for your desired program.

  • Look for sample papers or practice questions to get familiar with the format.

  • Build a strong portfolio that reflects your design interests and skills.

  • Prepare for the interview by researching the program and practicing your communication skills.


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