At the CII-NID Design summit which was conducted in Dec 8-9, 2011 in the capital, Vyas said IANS that “We produce nearly 400,000 engineers and 100,000 managers every year. In contrast, we hardly produce 1,000 industrial designers to address the growing need to make design competitive. Also the new NID's will cater to regional requirements and combine traditions with industry to meet global needs”.
Mr.Vyas included in his speech as “Sustainable design that carries forward a balanced and aesthetic equilibrium between our social, economic and environmental structures is where design innovation in current time rests”. The Twelfth Five-Year plan give a boost to the process of commercializing indigenous designs from regions and make it commercially viable.
The design environment in India is also changing as grassroots, traditional and industrial design try to meet on common ground to set up new linkages. Though design incubation centres of education and support centres for design innovators and entrepreneurs, several engineering colleges across India have set up incubation centres to educate and guide innovators.
The government has now turned the spotlight on design education with aesthetics and innovations. The National Design Policy version of the year 2011 is been encouraging the creation of departments of design in all the Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT's), National Institutes of Technology (NIT's) as well as Private colleges.