Top 5 Design Schools in India

That India is doing quite well when it comes to design education has been revealed by a survey of all the prestigious Design schools worldwide by Business Week. Hence making a list of the top 5 design schools in India was no easy job. Here are the 5 best institutes for a design degree in India, in no particular order.

  1. NID (National Institute of Design), Ahmedabad

The National Institute of Design (NID) is a design school located in Ahmadabad, India. The institute functions as an independent body under the control of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, an initiative by the Government of India.


2. IDC, IIT Bombay

IIT — Bombay offers Master of Design and Bachelor of Design degree programs in Visual Communication, Industrial Design, Animation, Interaction Design and Mobility & Vehicle Design, as well as a PhD program in Design. Master of Design — M.Des — a two year program was started from the academic year opening in July 1979.


3. The Design Village (TDV), Noida

The Design Village (TDV) is an international design institute in Delhi/NCR that promotes, educates, and supports development through design. The Design Village has been envisioned to provide a global, interdisciplinary industry-centric stage for design education in Noida, NCR.

In order to augment the design quotient of the country, TDV has ‘global+local = glocal’ partners as institutes and centers which form a pool of staff and students that work intimately with industries and professionals. Within its umbrella of design, TDV houses different disciplines and related management and technology competencies, to come together to form a holistic eco-system of design thoughts and solutions.


4. Pearl Academy, (Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur)

Pearl Academy (formerly known as Pearl Academy of Fashion) is higher education design institute in India, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses in fashion, design, and business. In 2011 Pearl became a member of a long term partnership with Laureate International Universities, and it is now part of the LIU global network which boasts of a repertoire of more than 80 institutions around the world.


5. NIFT, Delhi

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a fashion institute in India which awards degrees in design. It was set up in 1986 under the auspices of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and is an institution of management, design, and technology for the international fashion business. With its head office in New Delhi, NIFT also has centers at Kangra, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Patna, Shillong, Bangalore, Raebareli, Bhopal, Kannur, Bhubaneswar, Srinagar and Jodhpur.