Many colleges in the following list have a unique name for their excellent curriculum in many disciplines of Art & Design in India & worldwide. Each college has separate Entrance Exam through all India level and the students have to answer critical questions. Students must spend more time to reach the target and can easily achieve their desired career by taking NIOS Board as their Academic and that’s why, we prefer NIOS.

NID - National Institute of Design

The National Institute of Design (NID) is a design school in Ahmedabad, India. NID is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, as a scientific and industrial design research organization.NID is one of top design schools in the world.
The institute has three campuses: Paldi, Ahmedabad, postgraduate campus at Gandhinagar and postgraduate R&D campus at Bangalore.



The first B.Des course in IIT Bombay was commenced from 2015 and the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) will decide your entry into this prestigious institution. Like CEED (India’s most regarded design entrance exam for PG design courses), UCEED will also be conducted by IIT Bombay. 


Symbiosis is a family of 46 academic institutions, imparting quality education for over 40 years. It is host to over 27,000 Indian and International students on campus.

These campuses epitomize the Symbiosis motto, 'Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education' and are a beehive of international students from all across the globe, being privy to Indian culture and hospitality. Many of these campuses are fully residential and have recreational facilities which include swimming pools, amphitheaters & Health Care centres. Keeping its excellent track record in mind, in 2002, the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India conferred the 'Deemed to be University' status on Symbiosis, and further in 2006 the University Grants Commission, Government of India withdrew the word Deemed and renamed the University as Symbiosis International University.
  SID is one of the largest design institutes in the country having built up area more than 80,000 sq.ft. The campus of Symbiosis Institute of Design at Viman Nagar houses state of the art design studios, laboratories, workshops, IT infrastructure, rapid prototyping lab, well-equipped class rooms, library, exhibition areas, seminar hall, conference hall etc. The campus also has amphitheater, ultra-modern auditorium and academic plaza for various activities including design shows. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled.

All Indian students are required to take the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET 2017), which will be held in May every year. No candidate is entitled to seek admission to SID without a valid SET score.

Register online for SET and pay SET fee and printing of Admit Card is available online. A student aspiring to pursue an undergraduate program at Symbiosis needs to register online and appear for the test on May. The result of SET for Design will be put up on the SET website as per the schedule. If a candidate qualifies SET, he/she would be eligible to appear for SID’s Studio Test and Personal Interaction. Short listing for admission will be based only by SET, selected during online registration. Studio Test and Personal Interaction will be conducted only at SID, Pune campus from 29th May to 2nd June
Final selection would be based on the cumulative performance of the candidate in SET for Design, Studio Test and Personal Interaction as well as on the basis of the information provided by the candidate in the application form and his/her first preference of the disciplines offered.


ISDI is committed to a new model of cutting edge design and innovation education, integrated with commercialization of design. The ISDI method of pedagogy is based on intensive specialization built on strong fundamentals of liberal arts, critical thinking, skill training and master classes.

Creativity, innovation and sustainability form the core of ISDIology.

ISDI students and faculty create an enabling ecosystem in the corporate world (India and abroad) to catalyze design thinking. ISDI brings about an Indianization of global innovations while working out a global perspective to Indian innovations.

The Indian School of Design and Innovation ISDI (iss-dee), inaugurated its founding batch of under- and post- graduate studies in July 2013, committing to a new educational model, inspired by the idea of design and innovation as transformative forces in society.

We believe: disciplines of design and innovation play a significant role in addressing issues of economic development and social improvement. These challenges take on a special urgency in India, where a growing population and a rapidly evolving society crucially needs a strong design intervention.

Located in the dynamic coastal city of Mumbai, ISDI offers a series of globally benchmarked Undergraduate Programs (UGP), four year intensive programs (foundation year plus three year specialisation) for students across the disciplines of fashion, interior, product and communication design. Opportunities to engage in design education for graduates and young professionals started in September 2013, with the launch of ISDI’s one year Post Graduate Program (PGP).

ISDI is in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, a global leader in design education. This partnership enables ISDI to benefit from Parsons’ rigorous curriculum, prominent visiting faculty, well established student exchanges and global relationships.

ISDI has entered into a collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, New York. ISDI will be home to Parsons Mumbai and will benefit from Parsons rigorous curriculum, prominent faculty and global relationships.

ISDI Challenge - Entrance

The ISDI Challenge comprises of a Creative Aptitude Test, Studio Test culminating into Personal Interview with Portfolio Review, all of which happens on the same day. This allows the Admission Committee to evaluate how a prospective student develops & translates ideas into design and 2D / 3D forms, communicates and articulates the work in writing. You will be assessed for your design skills as well as the articulation of your ideas, concepts and visual expression; since in future, both as an ISDI student and practising professional you will require to use them extensively.

Complete the online application. Applicant will receive a confirmation email with the application number after successful submission of the online form.

To secure your seat for the ISDI Challenge you may submit your application fee* of Rs. 3500/- via : Demand Draft or Pay Order (Mumbai based candidates) in favour of "Payback to Society Foundation" payable at Mumbai along with the declaration form signed by you and your parents or guardians.


Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) Institute of Design

The Maharashtra Academy of Engineering Education and Research (MAEER), was established as a society and trust with the sole aim of creating and developing professional education facilities to train the aspiring young generation and thus to provide dedicated, ambitious and skilled professionals to serve the society and the nation at large.

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

In pursuance of one of our future aspirations, we at the MAEER's MIT Institute of Design added a further dimension to the programmes of design learning at our campus. The concept of Design Habitat is in fact a logical and organic extension of our stated philosophy that ensures a total generalist ambience to enable design learning. It would evolve as an overarching concept around the functional framework of the Design Institute which remains an integral component of the Habitat.

It is into this kind of stimulating and inspirational environment that mentors from various design related disciplines are invited to interact with the design learners and challenge their young minds to explore newer territories that should complement and reinforce their ongoing design learning.



Pearl Academy has completed more than two decades of empowering creative minds. Since its inception in 1993, the academy has evolved into a globally renowned institution of higher learning with a focus on Internationalism; entrepreneurship and employability; catering to the needs of the design, fashion, business and retail industry.

The industry is growing manifold and future beholds a very competitive market led by adoption of superior technology, business organization in larger scale of operation, and inter-play of business strategies.

Pearl Academy has metamorphosed into an industry leader that develops courses with a pulse on the needs of the entire spectrum of the industry. The academy ensures that the industries it caters to, are equipped with people who have the required skillset to spearhead growth, innovation and social development. Pearl Academy is a pioneer in the Indian market, combining hybrid blended learning and real time lectures in a structured manner, thus making learning more effective and engaging.


(Center for Environmental Planning and Technology)

CEPT is a premier academic institute located in Ahmedabad, India. AND it conducts Seperate Entrance exams( CEPT(SID), CEPT(SBST) etc.) for Taking Admission in to CEPT University . Currently CEPT Gives Admission in to B. Architecture, Bachelor of Interior Design, Bachelor of Planning etc.

CEPT and the various schools that it comprised were established by the Ahmedabad Education Society with the support of the Government of Gujarat and the Government of India.  The Government of Gujarat incorporated CEPT as a university in 2005. The University Grants Commission recognized CEPT University under section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 in 2007. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) of the Government of India recognizes the University as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO).

CEPT University focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats. Its teaching programs build thoughtful professionals and its research programs deepen understanding of human settlements.  CEPT University also undertakes advisory projects to further the goal of making habitats more livable. 

The University comprises five faculties.  The Faculty of Architecture was established as the ‘School of Architecture’ in 1962.  It focuses on design in the private realm.  The Faculty of Planning, focused on planning in the public realm, was established in 1972 as the ‘School of Planning’.  The Faculty of Technology, which concentrates on engineering and construction, was established in 1982 as the ‘School of Building Science and Technology’.  The Faculty of Design was established in 1992 as the ‘School of Interior Design’.  It deals with habitat related interiors, crafts, systems, and products. Faculty of Management established in 2013 and it focuses on Habitat and Project Management.

ARCH Academy of Design (AIEED)

The ARCH Academy of Design is a design institute in Jaipur (Rajasthan), India. It was set up in the year 2000 under the management of the Arch Educational Society by its Founder & Director Ms. Archana Surana with a vision to impart specialized education in design that is relevant both industrially & globally.

The institution has developed as a centre of excellence in learning and innovation over the last fourteen years and has trained more than 4000 professionals and entrepreneurs from across the country. The Academy offers Undergraduate & Postgraduate courses in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Textile Product Design, Craft Product Design, Jewellery Design, Graphic Design, Design Communication, Lifestyle Accessory Design, Design Management, Strategic Management & Leadership, as well as Diploma & Certificate programs in Visual Merchandising & Gemology. The Academy offers hostel accommodation to its outstation students.


Srishti offers its programs:

At Bangalore, Srishti offers its Undergraduate Technical Programs, Undergraduate Professional Programs, Postgraduate Professional Programs, Postgraduate Program in Arts, Postgraduate Diploma Program as well as the PhD Program in Art and Design.

Spread over four campuses, Srishti spaces are vibrant and dynamic. The spaces have evolved in size and nature to match the growth and potential that Srishti aims to achieve.

At Pune, Srishti offers various Technical Diploma Programs. 

Srishti Entrance and Aptitude Test (SEAT)

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology is a non-residential institution founded in 1996 by the Ujwal Trust with the objective of providing art and design education in an environment of creativity to maximize the individual’s potential.. Srishti has a strong indigenous cultural grounding in the teaching of the visual arts and also provides a liberal arts curriculum comparable to reputed institutions in the West. Srishti is interfacing with institutions across the world with a vision for and commitment to quality education through new technologies and pedagogies. Through the Artists-in-Residence and Research Associate programmes, Srishti supports new and critical innovations in the field of art and culture using real world projects to enable an integrated cognition of the design and communication arena, facilitating at times an environment where one can “earn and learn”.

Indian Institute of Crafts & Design (IICD Jaipur)


IIAD Indian Institute of Art and Design

IIAD Entrance Exam

The Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) in collaboration with Kingston University, London, offers three rigorous Bachelor degree programmes in Fashion Design, Interior Architecture & Design, and Communication Design, at its campus in New Delhi. These designing courses are taught in a creative studio-based format to ensure that the students get extensive practical exposure and hands-on learning within the disciplines. The Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Kingston University is one of the most high profile art and design institutions in the world. The Design School was ranked 9th most innovative schools across USA and Europe by a recent Red Dot ranking, and our fashion course was named as 2nd best in the world by influential website business of fashion.