Karl Benz, who is a German automobile engineer, has not just invented the first car but has also laid the foundation for the automotive industry. This industry is one amongst the economic boosters in the world and many organisations are involved in vehicle's manufacturing, marketing, selling, design, development, etc.
Transportation design or automotive design is a profession involved in the development of the appearance of automobiles by developing the visual appearance and creating the product concept. Along with four-wheelers, it also deals with the study of aircraft, spacecraft or marine vessels.
A transportation designer is the one who reinvents the future of the design of automobiles by proposing newer (and more efficient) ideas. The task of the design team is usually split into three main aspects: exterior design, interior design and colour and trim design. There are many colleges and institutes that offer courses in the transportation design or automotive design. Here are the top 5 colleges in India.
|S No||Name of the College|
|1||National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad|
|2 ||Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay|
|3||MIT Institute of Design|
|4||DYPDC School of Design|
|5 ||The Design Village, Noida|
1. National Institute Of Design, Ahmedabad
The National Institute of Design (NID), which was established in 1961, is internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multidisciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. Along with MDes in transportation and automobile design, it also offers courses in strategic design management, lifestyle accessory design and new media design.
2. Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay (IDC, IITB), Mumbai
The Industrial Design Centre was established in 1969 by the government of India under the auspices of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. IDC is all-encompassing and coexists in an active triadic relationship with design education, design research and design practise. Along with undergraduate BDes, it also offers MDes in animation, visual communication, mobility and vehicle design, industrial design and interaction design.
3. MIT Institute Of Design, Pune
This prestigious institute was established in 2006 and offers a range of courses in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The four-year BDes in transportation design offered by the institute is popular across the country. It also offers BDes in interior space and furniture design, game design, animation design, fashion management and marketing courses.
4. DYPDC School of Design, Pune
This DYPDC School of Design, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, is a private one established only in 2015. It offers many courses in design that include four-year BDes in automobile design. It also offers BDes in product design and graphic design. The two-year MDes in automobile design is also popular from this institute.
5. The Design Village, Noida
This is a private institute and offers a range of courses in BDes and MDes. Apart from the four-year BDes in transportation design, it also offers undergraduate BDes courses in interior design, fashion design and interaction design. It also offers postgraduate courses such as MDes. in interior architecture and MDes. in product design.
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