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Top Design Colleges in India


NIFT is pioneering thought leadership in design through a network of 16 professionally managed campuses. The Campus at New Delhi was established in 1986 in collaboration with FIT, New York. The Campuses at Chennai, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai were set up in 1995 and that of Bengaluru in 1997. The new millennium witnessed emergence of new campuses in Bhopal, Bhubneshwar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, Raebareli and Shillong. The Campus at Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir is the newly added node to NIFT's network.
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Courses Offered by NIFT

  • Fashion Design (B.Des)
  • Leather Design (B.Des)
  • Accessory Design (B.Des)
  • Textile Design (B.Des)
  • Knitwear Design (B.Des)
  • Fashion Communication (B.Des)
  • Apparel Production (B.F. Tech)
NIFT Expected Cut-Off 2024 (Tentative)
NIFT Gandhinagar
NIFT Kolkata
NIFT Delhi
NIFT Hyderabad
NIFT Mumbai
NIFT Jodhpur
NIFT Bengaluru
NIFT Kangra
NIFT Chennai
NIFT Bhubaneswar
NIFT Patna
NIFT Kannur

NIFT has long been recognized as one of the best fashion design schools in India and has made a name for itself in the industry. The NIFT Entrance Exam has established itself as one of the leading options for fashion education in the nation. Take this into consideration as you weigh your options for pursuing a career in fashion.


The National Institute of Design (NID) is internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. The Business Week, USA has listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian programmes in the world. The institute functions as an autonomous body under the department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. NID has been declared ‘Institution of National Importance’ by the Act of Parliament, by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act 2014.

Courses Offered by NID

  • Ceramic and Glass Design
  • Animation Film Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Film & Video Communication
  • Furniture and Interior Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Textile Design
NID Expected Cut-Off 2024 (Tentative)
NID Ahmedabad
NID Andhra Pradesh
NID Haryana
NID Madhya Pradesh
NID Assam


There were just four IITs taking part in the UCEED until 2021. To grant admission to the B.Des degree, IIT Delhi did, however, participate in the UCEED exam last year. IITs are affiliated with a number of result-sharing institutes. Based on UCEED results, these institutes will admit students to their undergraduate design program in 2024. Every year, the number of institutes that share results varies. As per the latest report released by the Industrial Design Centre, 19 colleges/universities will share UCEED results in 2024. (IDC).

Courses Offered by IIT

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des) 
  • Master of Design (M.Des)
  • Automotive design
  • Animation
  • Industrial design
  • Interaction design
  • Communication design

UCEED score accepting colleges

  • Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar

  • CEPT University, Ahmedabad

  • Delhi Technological University, Delhi

  • Department of Design, Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT), New Delhi

  • Dr Vishwanath Karad, MIT World Peace University, Pune

  • Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI)

  • Institute of Design, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

  • Jain (Deemed-to-be-University), Bangalore

  • JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur

  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara

  • MIT ID Ujjain Avantika University, Ujjain

  • RV University, Bengaluru

  • Shoolini University, Solan

  • Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru

  • Symbiosis School of Planning Architecture and Design, Nagpur

  • UPES School of Design, Dehradun

  • Vidyavardhan's Institute of Design Environment and Architecture (IDEA), Nashik

  • VIT School of Design (V-SIGN), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

  • World University of Design, Sonepat

Closing Rank (Expected)
IIT Bombay
IIT Delhi
IIT Guwahati
60 - 70
IIT Hyderabad
50 - 60
IIITDM Jabalpur
110 - 120

You can now apply to IITs and a number of other result-sharing institutes with a valid UCEED score. Keep in mind that the counseling procedures may vary between various design schools; for additional information, see the official websites of the relevant UCEED Colleges.


SID (Symbiosis Institute of Design) is a design school based in Pune, India, founded in 2006 and part of Symbiosis International University.
  • Academics: SID focuses on designing through its four-year Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program. It offers specializations in Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, and Fashion Communication. This program aims to build a solid foundation in design concepts and prepare graduates for thriving careers in the design field.
  • Campus: The School of Interior Design (SID) campus is situated in Viman Nagar, Pune. It features an extensive and well-appointed campus boasting modern design studios, laboratories, workshops, and various other facilities.Campus:
  • Student Life: SID fosters a lively student community and provides a diverse range of activities and events beyond the classroom.
Course offered by Symbiosis
  • B. Des: in communication design, industrial design, fashion design, and fashion communication
  • Graphic designing
  • Animation
  • Film making
  • User experience design
  • Communication studies
SET Expected Cut-off 2023
Pune Campus
Noida Campus
The Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) in Pune, India, offers Bachelor of Design (BDes) programs in four specializations: Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, and Fashion Communication. Eligible candidates must have successfully completed 10+2 or Diploma with satisfactory grades.​

The college offers a range of scholarships, including those from Southern Illinois University and the Central Scholarship Scheme. It also collaborates with companies such as ADP, Deloitte, Omnie Solutions, and Kochartech to secure placements for qualified students.

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology has one campus located in Bangalore, India. The campus is situated in a suburban area. The Srishti Institute is known for its top-rated facilities and resources. The admission program- Srishti Entrance Aptitude Test (SEAT) comprises three distinct stages. Design aspirants up to the age of 35 are eligible to apply at Srishti.

Courses offered by Srishti

Bachelor of Design (B.Des) 
  • Business Services and System Design
  • Creative Education
  • Human Centered Design
  • Industrial Arts and Design Practices
  • Information Arts and Information Design Practices
  • Public Space Design
  • Visual Communication and Strategic Branding

Since 2020, the institute has become part of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), a Deemed to be University. This affiliation is expected to provide students with world-class infrastructure and increased access to international opportunities.


Established in 2006, the MIT Institute of Design (MITID) has become a leader in design education in India. Located near Pune, Maharashtra, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various design fields, emphasizing a blend of art, science, and technology. MITID's curriculum is built on design thinking, with research integrated throughout. They foster a global perspective through international collaborations and aim to create well-rounded design professionals who can be both innovative and entrepreneurial.
Courses Offered by MIT
1. Industrial Design
  • Product Design
  • Transportation Design
  • Interior Space & Furniture Design
  • Retail Design
  • User Experience Design
2. Communication Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation Film Design
  • Film & Video Design
  • Game Design
  • New Media Design
3. Fashion Design
  • B.Des Fashion Design
  • B.Des Fashion Communication
4. Collaborative Programs (2+2 years)
  • BA (Hons) Product Design (In collaboration with Middlesex University UK)
  • BA (Hons) Design for Industry (In collaboration with Northumbria University UK)
  • BA (Hons) Transportation Design (In collaboration with Northumbria University UK)
  • BA (Hons) 3D Design (In collaboration with Northumbria University UK)
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design (In collaboration with Northumbria University UK)
  • BA (Hons) Motion Graphics & Animation (In collaboration with Northumbria University UK)
  • BA (Hons) Computers Arts (In collaboration with Abertay University UK)

Pearl Academy

Pearl Academy is a private institution in India offering undergraduate, postgraduate and professional certificate courses in fashion, design, media, gaming, filming, and business . Established in 1998, it has grown to multiple campuses across India including Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bengaluru, and Agra.
Courses Offered by Pearl
  • Communication Design(Interaction/Graphics, VFX, and Animation)
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Fashion and Lifestyle Business Management
  • Fashion Design (Fashion Design / Fashion Accessories / Fashion Textiles)
  • Fashion Media Communication
  • Fashion Styling & Image Design
  • Global Luxury Brand Management
  • Interior and Spatial Design (Interior Architecture / Interior Design)
  • Product and Lifestyle Design (Industrial Product / Lifestyle and Accessories)
  • Media and Communication (Journalism / Entertainment)
The Academy is known for its industry-oriented curriculum, practical learning approach, and international collaborations. They place a strong emphasis on preparing students for successful careers in the creative industries.

Parul University

Pearl Academy is a private institution in India offering undergraduate, postgraduate and professional certificate courses in fashion, design, media, gaming, filming, and business . Established in 1998, it has grown to multiple campuses across India including Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bengaluru, and Agra.
Courses Offered by Parul
  • Fashion Design
  • Interior Design
  • Product Design
  • Visual Communication
The programs are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the design industry. The curriculum includes a strong foundation in design theory, as well as practical experience in workshops and studios. Students also have the opportunity to participate in internships and industry projects.

Nirma University

The academic environment at the institute fosters creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. Besides technical skills, the institute strives towards developing a mindset and approach to problem-solving that involves empathy and collaboration. The Institute of Design has an excellent environment for intellectual, social, and personal development. It exudes a creative and innovative vibe and focuses on hands-on learning and problem-solving.
Courses Offered by Nirma
  • Product & Interaction Design
  • Communication Design
The B.Des program at Nirma University is a four-year, full-time program with a dynamic curriculum that combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience. The program includes workshops, guest lectures by industry experts, and opportunities for students to work on real-world design projects.


FDDI is a premier academic and training institution dedicated to the development and growth of the Footwear & Product, Leather Products, Retail and Fashion Merchandise and Fashion Design sectors. FDDI has Pan India Presence with 12 state-of art campuses spread across the country. It has world class Infrastructure & Facilities (equipped with Smart Class Rooms, Workshops with latest machineries & equipment’s, High tech IT lab, High end Product development centre, International Testing centre, Comprehensive Library, Auditorium & Sports facilities, and In campus Hostels etc.), created across the functional domain to ensure international standards of higher education, training & delivery for Footwear, Leather products, Retail and Allied Industries - 360° interventions under one umbrella.
Courses Offered by FDDI
FDDI Noida
FDDI Hyderabad
FDDI Mumbai
FDDI Kolkata
FDDI Chennai
FDDI Ahmedabad
FDDI Jaipur
FDDI Kochi
FDDI Bhubaneswar
FDDI offers Bachelor and Master degree programmes in the areas of Footwear Design & Production, Production and Management and Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Leather Goods and Accessories Design and Fashion Design, besides offering short term Industry specific programmes.
No. of seats
Noida Campus
Fursatganj (Raebareli) Campus
Chennai Campus
Kolkata Campus
Rohtak Campus
Jodhpur Campus
Chhindwara Campus
Patna Campus
Chandigarh Campus
Guna Campus
Hyderabad Campus
Ankleshwar (Surat) Campus
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