Top 10 Design Colleges In India

Be it interior or beauty products, design is visible in every corner of our life. The design of a product increases the sales because of its visual appeal. For this reason, many companies are queuing up candidates who possess designing skills which can be attained through some specialised courses.


There are many institutes in the country that offer various courses in design that include technical courses. Some of the most popular design courses that have a huge footfall for admissions are industrial design, apparel design, graphic design, visual design, communication design, transportation design and others. Here is the list of top 10 design colleges in India prepared based on the popularity of the institutes.

Top 10 Design Colleges In India

Top Design Colleges In India

S NoName of the College
1National Institute of Design (NID)
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
Symbiosis Institute of Design
MIT Institute of Design (MIT ID)
Indian Institute Of Art and Design
Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Guwahati
Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Bombay
Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology
Pearl Academy of Fashion
D J Academy of Design (DJAD)

1. National Institute Of Design (NID)

The National Institute of Design (NID) stands as the most popular institute in the country that offers various courses related to design. The campuses of NID are spread across the country in places such as Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bangalore. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate diploma courses in design.

2. National Institute Of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

NIFT campuses are located in more than ten cities spread across the country. Annually, the NIFT entrance exam is conducted for an admission to various courses. The institutes are popular across the country for offering courses in fashion and apparel design.

3. Symbiosis Institute Of Design, Pune

This design institute is a part of the Symbiosis International University and was established in 1956. The most popular undergraduate programs in Symbiosis are communication design, industrial design, fashion design and textile design.

4. MIT Institute Of Design (MIT ID), Pune

This institute was established in 2006 by MAEER's (Maharashtra Academy of Engineering & Education Research). It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The most popular courses are industrial design, graphic design and communication design. The four-year BDes in transportation design offered by the institute is also popular across the country.

5. Indian Institute Of Art And Design, New Delhi

IIAD was established in 2014 with the collaboration of Kingston University in London. The most popular design courses are BA (Hons) in fashion design, communication design and interior architecture and design.

6. Department Of Design, Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT), Guwahati

IIT Guwahati has established the Department of Design (DoD) with an aim to increase the application of technology in design. It offers design courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It also offers PhD in design.

7. Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT), Bombay

The Industrial Design Centre (IDC) was established in 1969. It also offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in design. The most popular design courses are industrial design, animation, visual communication, mobility and vehicle design and interaction design.

8. Srishti School Of Art, Design And Technology, Bangalore

This institute was established in 1996 with an objective of a multi-disciplinary approach. The courses at Srishti are popular because of the technical application knowledge in design. It offers BDes, MA, MDes and MPlan courses.

9. Pearl Academy Of Fashion, Bangalore

This renowned fashion institute is popular for fashion designing courses. It conducts its own entrance exam for an admission to various postgraduate and undergraduate courses. The popular design courses are communication design, fashion styling, fashion design, etc.

10. D J Academy Of Design (DJAD), Coimbatore

This private institute was established in 2004. This also offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in design. The most popular courses are industrial design, interaction design, animation film design and communication design.

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