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Which colleges offer course in Industrial Design engineering

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Industrial design discipline nurtures the creative mind through rigorous inputs in technology, thinking and conceptualising abilities. Softer aspects to deal with people is also looked into and dealt with in the process. Industrial design discipline trains designer students to be sensitive to people and solve their real time problems through a creative and analytical mind.

Simple industrial design, technically complex product as well as systems design are major learning landmarks in the process. These courses teach working as individuals as well as working in a large team. Hand skills, Digital Skills, Visualisation skills and Articulation skills are an integral part of the profession with keenness to learn and adapt to modern technology.

Oneindia education has identified a few renowned institutions that offer B.Tech in Industrial Design Engineering.

Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune

The Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) is a four year courseand is one of the 200 credit under-graduate degree programmes offered by SID and the degree is awarded by the Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune, which is established under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 vide notification No. 9-12/2001-U.3 dated 10th November 2006 of UGC, Government of India.
This programme aims at creating professionals who can contribute to the highly dynamic and competitive world of design. The curriculum at SID offers an optimum mix of traditional skills, new media skills (with state of the art software) and soft skills.

Contact details:

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
S No. 231/4A, Viman Nagar, Pune 411 014, MS. India
Phone: +91 20 6561 3769 / 70


National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

The institute is managed by a Board of Governors (BoG) created as per NIT Act of 2007. Under the Act, the Director is the Principal Executive and Academic Officer. The Board of Governors is assisted by three other authorities, viz., The Senate, The Building and Works Committee and the Finance Committee. The Institute has different departments, centers and technical Service units (TSUs). Each department or centre is headed by a faculty member and each TSU is headed by a faculty member or an officer.
Eminent personalities like Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, have visited this college.

Contact details:

Department of Industrial Design
National Institute of Technology Rourkela
Zip Code : 769008
Phone: 0661-2462850


National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

On April 7, 1958, the Eameses presented the India report to the government of India. The Eames Report defined the underlying spirit that would lead to the founding of NID and beginning of design education in India. The report recommended a problem-solving design consciousness that linked learning with actual experience and suggested that the designer could be a bridge between tradition and modernity. The report called upon future designers to re-examine the alternatives of growth available to the country at that time.

Based on the recommendations made in the India report, the government of India with the assistance of the Ford Foundation and the Sarabhai family established the National Institute of Industrial Design, as it was originally called, as an autonomous all-India body in September 1961 at Ahmedabad. Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira played a major role in the establishment and early years of NID. Gautam Sarabhai sidestepped the accepted wisdom and conventional method of education . He revived the philosophy of the Bauhaus design movement which was learning by doing. This unique curriculum and revolutionary educational philosophy remain part of NID to the present day.

Contact details:

National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007
Phone:+91 79 2662 9500 /2662 9600


MAEER's MIT Institute of Design, Pune

MAEER's MIT Institute of Design started its operations in August 2006, guided by the days leading minds in the Indian design education, and with a plan to develop its identity as a research & training institution of highest international quality.

In pursuance of one of our future aspirations, the MAEER's MIT Institute of Design added a further dimension to the programmes of design learning at their campus. The concept of design habitat is in fact a logical and organic extension of their stated philosophy that ensures a total generalist ambience to enable design learning.

Contact details:

MAEER's MIT Institute of Design "Rajbaug", Loni-Kalbhor, Pune-412201


Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

The Industrial design programme concentrates on developing skills, knowledge and attitude among students to become creative problem solvers who can effectively and strategically use different design processes and methods. The students learn to correlate technical and ergonomic functions of a product with the real human needs. They develop their innovative and aesthetic sensibilities into making a coherent and appropriate product. The students are encouraged to solve socially relevant problems.

During the programme, students interact with industries, institutions and social organizations during their project to understand, study, analyze and solve various kinds of existing problems. The choice and outcome of final degree projects reflect the students aspirations to change the Indian product scene.

Contact details:

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai 400 076,
Phone: 091-022-2576 7801


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