18 August 2013

Preferred Institutions for M.Des



Courses and preferred Institutions after CEED exam


Before going through the preferred institutions providing M.Des and Ph.D in various design fields, let me remind you that qualifying in CEED exam doesn't guarantee you for admission in any of the below institution as well as programme. After cracking CEED, you are required to go through the preferred institution website and apply to respective programme. You can even apply for multiple courses.

Short-listed candidates with valid CEED score will be called for the departmental written test (Design Aptitude Test, Studio Tests etc) followed by interviews conducted by the institutions, which usually happens yearly anywhere between March and June, as part of M.Des admission. Every institution has their own style of tests and interviews. CEED score (Part B) as well as marks obtained in written test and interviews are considered for final admission. CEED score is valid for two years.

 A. List of various Design streams


    Following are very few design streams (for M.Des) that you can opt after clearing through CEED :
  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Animation
  • Mobility and Vehicle Design
  • Interaction Design

   You may check the descriptions of various design streams here (LINK)

B. List of Preferred Institutions


  IIT Bombay


  Course : M.Des in
  1. Industrial Design
  2. Visual Communication
  3. Animation
  4. Mobility and Vehicle Design
  5. Interaction Design
  Branch   :  Industrial Design Center (IDC)
  Website  : http://www.iitb.ac.in
  Dept.      : http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in
  E-mail    : office.idc@iitb.ac.in
  Phone    : (022) 25767801, (022) 25767802

  IIT Delhi


  Course  :  M.Des in Industrial Design
  Branch  :  Interdisciplinary Master of Industrial Design
  Website : http://www.iitd.ac.in,
  Dept.      : http://iddcweb.iitd.ac.in/
  E-Mail    : nitinkj@iddc.iitd.ac.in
  Phone    : (011) 26591431, 26596729

  IIT Guwahati


  Course  :  M.Des in Design
  Branch  :  Department of Design
  Website : http://www.iitg.ac.in,
  Dept.      : www.iitg.ernet.in
  E-mail    : dodoff@iitg.ernet.in
  Phone    : Design Office: (0361) 2582500, (0361) 2582451

  IIT Kanpur


  Course   M.Des in Industrial Design
                  (Gate qualified candidates may also apply)
  Website : http://www.iitk.ac.in
  Dept.     : http://www.iitk.ac.in/design
  Email     : head_des@iitk.ac.in
  Phone   : (0512) 2597509, (0512) 2596617


  IISc Banglore


  Course  :  M.Des in Product Design and Engineering
                  (Gate qualified candidates may also apply)
  Branch  :  Center for Product Design & Manufacturing (CPDM)
  Dept.     : http://www.cpdm.iisc.ernet.in
  Phone    : (080) 22932359


IIIT, Jabalpur


Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and manufacturing  (IIITDM) was established by Ministry of Human Resource Development  (MHRD), a Govt. undertaking.

 Admission Process :  
 GATE/CEED score followed by written test/interview


 Course  :  M.Des in

  1. Product Design
  2. Visual Design
  E-mail    : design@iiitdmj.ac.in
  Phone    : (761) 2632664/139/570

IIT Hyderabad


  Course  :  M.Des in Visual Design
  Branch  :  Department of Design (DOD)
  Website : http//www.iith.ac.in
  Dept.     : http//www.design.iith.ac.in
  E-mail    : djm@iith.ac.in
  Phone    : (040) 23017120

UPES

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, is one of the emerging institute offering B.Des and M.Des.

Course  :  M.Des in
  1. Product Design
  2. Transportation Design
  3. Interior Design
  4. Industrial Design


NOTE : Some of the above institutes even provides Ph.D programmes



For your convenience, I've added some more institutions for doing post graduation (masters in Design) in India. Please note that these institutions might or might not require you to crack CEED. Most of them have their own pattern of selection like Design Aptitude Test (DAT) followed by departmental studio tests as well as interviews. 

National Institute of Design


NID is one of the best reputed design institutions, not only for Indian students but also for for foreign students. Till date there are three branches in India and offers various courses in a span of 2.5 years.

Admission Process :  DAT followed by studio test & interviews

NID, Ahmedabad


  Course  :  PGDPD in 
  1. Product Design 
  2. Furniture and Interior Design
  3. Ceramic & Glass Design
  4. Graphic Design
  5. Animation Film Design
  6. Film & Video communication
  7. Textile Design

NID, Gandhinagar


  Course  :  PGDPD in 
  1. Transportation & Automobile Design
  2. Toy & Game Design
  3. Photography Design
  4. Apparel Design
  5. Lifestyle Accessory Design
  6. New Media Design
  7. Strategic Design Management

NID, R&D Campus, Bengaluru


  Course  :  PGDPD in 
  1. Information & Interface Design
  2. Design for Digital Experience
  3. Design for Retail Experience 
  E-mail    : admissions@nid.edu
  Phone    : (91) 7926623462
  
  Brochure download    : http://www.nid.edu/download/1349350733

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)


  Admission Process :  
  Entrance examination followed by Situation Test/Group Discussion/ Interviews  
  Course  :  PG in
  1. Fashion Management 
  2. Fashion Technology
  3. Design Space
  E-mail    : director.ho@nift.ac.in
  Phone    : (011) 2654200/26535890
  
  Brochure download    :   http://www.nift.ac.in/Downloads/AdmissionPolicy2012.pdf

DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore


DJ academy established in 1983 is one of the  successfully running design institution with good faculty and facilities; offering a wide range of design streams.

 Admission Process :  DJ DAT test followed by interview/portfolio
 (CEED score as well as NID score are also accepted for entrance)
 Course  :  PG in
  1. Accessory Design
  2. Animation Film Design
  3. Film & Video Communication Design
  4. Furniture & Interior Design
  5. Graphic Design
  6. Interaction Design
  7. Packaging & Graphics
  8. Product Design
  9. Universal Design
  E-mail    : office@djad.in
  Phone    : (0422) 3094300/3094306

  Brochure download    : Link


Design Institute of India (DII), Indore


 DII is one of the leading institutions in India offering different creative  career possibilities.

 Admission Process :  online tests- Link
 Course  :  PG in
  1. Fashion Design 
  2. Interior Design
  3. Graphic Design
  E-mail    : info@virtualvoyageworld.com
  Phone    : (91) 9300930011,731-3299111/3299222


MIT Institute of Design, Pune


 A Well known institute offering UG and PG in various streams

 Admission Process :  DAT test followed by Studio Test and Interview
 Course  :  PG in
  1. Product Design
  2. Design Ethnography
  3. Games Development
  E-mail    : admissions@mitid.edu.in
  Phone    : (91) 20-30693696, 9763715974


DSK International School of Design, Pune


 DSK provides certification programs in  Animation,   video gaming and PD.

 Admission Process :  Written test, Interview and personal portfolio

  Course  : certification program in
  1. Animation, Video Game Design
  2. Under ISD - Product Design, Transportation Design, Digital Design
  E-mail    : info@dsksic.com
  Phone    : (91) 20-66784310

  Know more about the International School of Design - ISD

IIITDM, Kancheepuram

Course  :  M.Des in
  1. Communication systems
  2. Mechanical systems
  3. Electronics systems
Admission Process: 

Through GATE score ONLY followed by interview. CEED score not accepted.

CEPT, Ahmedabad


Course  : 

  1. Bachelor of Interior Design
  2. Master of Interior Architecture & Design
  3. International Master of Interior Architectural Design
  4. Master of Design - Furniture Design

Admission Process: 

From among the applicants, short-listed candidates will be called for an interview at the CEPT University. The candidates will be selected for admission based on their interview. Their Higher Secondary, Secondary and Undergraduate exam scores will be considered. In addition, Statement of Purpose (SOP), professional experience and portfolio will also be reviewed. Where applicable, work experience of candidates will be considered.

Flier : Admission brochure

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Other than the above list you may also go through the following institutions offering different design program in India and abroad


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  3. IIT IDC or NID?? which one is preferable i mean, which one is best??

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      As per my view, IIT IDC is better, in fact I prefer IDC only, because I hope NID is best for students totally good at artistic skills and IDC is a mix of tech and design. But anyway please note that NID is one of the best institutions even in the world for creative minded people. What do u think ?

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  6. hi
    im giving for the MITID-DAT 2014.please suggest me about how to prepare for it,and model papers or ref books if any?

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    1. Hi Vaibhavi,

      First of all, sorry for giving very late reply, I was with some other work. Regarding your query, I had given my views in the next comment. So, please do check and clarify your doubt, if you have any further doubts, feel free to comment, I will try to give my views. Once again sorry for replying late. All the best :)

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  7. Can i know the question that are asked during the interview for M.Des?

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    1. Hi Nainika and Vaibhavi,

      Unfortunately I don't know much about interview pattern (because I never faced design interview anytime before), but the following topics/tips might help you

      1. First of all you should be in a position to clearly communicate/explain your passion for design. Yes, it's true that interview panel firstly check your interest for that stream or overall design. So, its advisable to make some clear lists of following :
      a. Your interest rate
      b. Why you are opting design as career ?
      c. Is that suited for you ? (by explaining your previous design works)
      d. What you can contribute as a designer ?
      e. Any of your future plans

      2. Major part of the questions were expected from your own portfolio. So, it's better if you prepare well on "HOW TO EXPRESS YOUR PORTFOLIO" prepare a list of things to be covered in your explanation and revise the same many times. Anyway your portfolio itself should explain everything !
      3. Next; they might be checking your design ability, so like you prepared for CEED, please do the same preparation (an overview) of the topics, I also expect some General awareness questions. I even heard that they will ask some simple aptitude questions
      4. You should be good at communication and friendly behaviour while at interview.
      5. They may give a design question (or) creative exercise (or) any story writing , so be prepared for it.
      6. You are also advised to get prepared for some hands-on exercises.
      5. Other than the above, please prepare just like you prepare for any other interviews (like software selection) like explanation about yourself, your passions/interests, aims, strengths and so on.

      Finally I would like you to make an overview of
      1. Color patterns, know about famous designs and designers
      2. Sketching (esp. making of strips, stick figures)
      3. Short and quick story making as well as writing
      4. A list of things to be explained.
      5. Most Importantly practice before a mirror by giving all explanations that you prepared, that will definitely help you build your communication and confidence level.

      These are just my views. Hope this helped you two.

      All the best :)

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  8. IIT IDC Animation or NID Animation film design??? which one is better???

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    1. It depends on your score. I prefer IITB IDC Animation.
      But anyway I hope, for those who wants to explore career abroad - NID Animation can be a better option. For career as animator in India, IITB can be preferred. I need to confirm that anyway ! Please check from your end too.

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  9. plz confirm and let me knw....coz this blog helped me a lot...from ceed to IDC interview....now m waiting for IDC final results on 31st March.......and i cleared NID phase 1....nw going for the intrvw at ahmedabad....so plzzz...let me knw......

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    1. Hi Anagh,

      First of all congrats for your achievements. Clearing CEED as well as NID is a great thing and I'm glad to hear that my blog helped you.

      Anyway I would be happy to help you, but please leave let me know your question ! what you wish to ask here ?

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  10. thanks Bhanu....my question was which one is better for learning Animation...IDC is BEST for industrial design that everybody knows....but...in animation??? and what about placements for animation students ???? and beside IDC....only one option is left i.e. NID

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    1. Hi Anagh,

      Although IDC is good for Industrial Design, you can see not all IIT's support Animation. So the left option is NID. Animation has very good future (especially for Indian animators) both in India and abroad, so it's not a bad idea to opt AD. Both IDC and NID are good for Animation and if you are particularly interested towards technical point of Animation, I think you can prefer IDC, I can also say you can prefer any design stream from IDC.

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  11. m selected for IDC...... hurrayyy...thanks Bhanu...

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    1. Hello Anagh,

      That's really a fantastic news. Being in IDC, you will enjoy an awesome college life along with a great career. Enjoy to the fullest and all the very best :)

      Hope to see you in IIT B !

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  12. Hi,
    Would you have any idea about which of these rank great for interaction and communication design? I couldn't achieve IDC IIT Bombay or NID.
    Are the others good?

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    1. Hi Mitali,

      Since you have already missed IDC and NID, You are left with three options

      1. Choosing most similar design streams like Industrial design or even Product design. Industrial design is more or less equivalent to IXD except for some minor difference. Even PD caters the needs of both IXD or ID. So, if you can compromise, then try to get these courses from any other IIT's, preferably IITD and IISC.

      2. Waiting one more year to give one more try ! I would recommend this only if you are say working or if you are capable of sparing some more months. I had a reason to say this, remember being a designer means you need to have lots of passion towards that stream and without passion, there won't be good future. So, if you are particularly passionate about IXD and if you have time, better to watch for next exam.

      3. Finally, Private institutes matters. I never recommended private institutes to anybody till now. I feel that getting graduation from IIT's or even NID have more value. In fact it would cost more in private institutes. If you can afford for the expenses and compromise being away from IIT, then you may definitely try for some colleges like MIT and even DJ institute. I don't have knowledge about the career prospects of these institutes. If found I will share here.

      One more thing Bhasin, I used to say that design capabilities are obtained right from the childhood. It's definitely true, but it's also true that one can develop design skills in the middle. Even I started developing this recently. So, if you are confident, then you may go for Visual communications or any other design streams also. After all all design streams are related to aesthetics/ergonomics ! So, choice is yours unwrap your diverse talent and choose alternatives. If you have missed IXD that's not an issue, check your interests in other streams also. You will have bright future.

      Hope this help you answer your other question regarding VC also.
      All the best :)

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  13. Hi,
    As i'm called for the M.Des interview based on my GATE 2014 score, can i get some tips for the interview ????

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    1. Hi Shivam,

      Good to hear that you received M.Des interview call, that too through GATE ! Great and congrats.

      Ok, regarding your query on some tips for interview, I had already given interview tips for some of our friends in this post. You may check the reply to the comments of Nainika and Vaibhavi (just above this comments).

      Or else just go through the following link for detailed tips - CEED/M.Des Interview tips - Stuff You Look

      All the best with your interview :)

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  14. Hi Bhanu,
    I want to know the difference between M.Des and Post Graduate Diploma Program . are they both equivalent ?? can a PGDP student opt for PhD futher ????

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    1. Hi Darshan,

      Hmm, How can I put ? I think the difference is more or less like B.Tech and B.E !
      If you are an engineering student, then you should've understood by now. Both B.Tech and B.E are same but just with the degree. Similarly, I hope both PGDPD and M.Des are more or less same, anyway both are Post graduate program's !

      Design PG from IIT's and some other institutes were named as M.Des while NID termed the PG program as 'PGDPD' and YES those having PG diploma in Design can further opt for Ph.D in IIT's also.

      Hope you got the answers :)

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    2. fst of all i would like 2 than 2 yu. your blog is really very helful for those who r really join an industrial designing course in different college in indian especially iit.here m a student of bachelor of design n m a good enough hand in sketching n designing and would like 2 prepare for CEED. so how would i prepare myself for this tough runng

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    3. Hi Krishna,

      Thank you for the acknowledgement.

      Let me tell you one thing - I worked in every respect to make this blog, most understandable - that is supposed to cover all the parts of CEED process. I'm happy I did it and i'm still improving it. You may go through almost all this blog posts to answer all your questions. Nothing left for me to discuss.

      Anyway - here is a link that would help you with your questions -

      How to start and what to practice for CEED exam

      Hope this helps and thanks for commenting :)

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  15. hi i would like to know about the scholarship program in mdes during course .
    like you in mtech.
    thanks

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    1. As per my knowledge, there's no scholarship provision for mdes students like M.Tech or even MS students usually receive. Anyway please contact prospect students or seniors to confirm the same.

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  16. actually i am pursuing final year degree in mechanical engg.
    and very much interested in design ..
    thanks ..sir
    Your blog is really helpful ..

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  17. hello bhanu, which is the best institute to go through CEED if looked from the point of view of consistent placement record from past few years...

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    1. IITB has good placement records, and IIT Kanpur is also good

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  18. Hi Bhanu,

    For design, no doubt NID and IDC are in top list.
    But, can you please tell if UPES, Dehradun or Maeer's MIT are good choices for studying design ?

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    1. UPES is definitely a good option if you couldn't get into IIT's or NID, you might also look for IIITDM and some private (If the options are not available for u) institutes like Pearl, MIT Pune etc, although I'm not much sure about Maeer's MIT.

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  19. Stumbled upon this blog a year ago. Got fascinated about Design and the courses. I felt the exam was interesting.Then i came to know about Part B of exam. It kind of got me intimidated.
    But anyways, I'm looking forward top prepare for it. But What should be my motivation to appear for the exam. How do i know that this is my field, or that i have an aptitude for design. What questions should i ask myself before plunging deep into it.

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    1. You probably haven't checked this page. If checked then im sure you wouldn't need me to answer your question!

      Is Mdes best for you ? - know yourselves

      Hope, the page will clear your doubts :)

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  20. Hello Bhanu Sir !!!
    First of all Thank you so much for all your helpful support here, I am sure a lot of students are getting the advantages of your blogs.
    My query is that unfortunately I could not make it to NID this year for MDes, however, I have got selected in two private colleges, DYPDC Pune and UPES Dehradun. But I am confused now about which college to opt between these two. My passion is Automobile Design. So, please help me on this, I would really appreciate or suggestions.

    Thank You,
    Ricky Singh

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    1. My preference will be DYPDC, although the fees are high but still it's specific and good for auto mobile design. UPES design is also a good choice but for me it's a second option.

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    2. Ya Sir !!!
      Fees is my only concern, anyways will go for DYPDC only as it is specifically dedicated to Automobile Design. Moreover, one more suggestion I need from you sir, I am also writing the MIT Pune's exam for MDes, which will be held in the month of April. So, if I ask you between DYPDC and MIT Pune, which one would be the better option..?

      Thank You in advance Sir.

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    3. I mostly heard gud reviews about MIT, but not much sure about this specific stream (Transportation & Mobility). Do one thing, compare the placements percentage and the companies offering openings every year in all the three institutes. That itself should give you idea on which one to choose. If possible check their syllabus structure too.

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  21. Hello Bhanu Sir,
    I qualified in my CEED 2016, thanks to your blog.
    I wanted to apply for interaction design. I was wondering after IDC iit kanpur and IIT guwahati offers you an overall masters course and not separate courses like IDC. So where do these two stand when compared to IDC in terms of design.?

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    1. They are good to be considered. Although most prefer IDC (may be due to hype or placements) but still IIT Kanpur ie equally good so is IIT Guwahati. I came to know that in 2014, a candidate with AIR 2 took IITG instead of IIT B. So, you should now know their importance. Just look into the course structure and see which suits you.

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  22. Hi Banu. I just qualified CEED 16 with a rank of 470, part B 32 marks. I would like to know if I have any chance of getting into IISC bngr.

    Really appreciate your help.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    And Yeah I forgot to mention that your blog was the only reference I had. Thanks for that too..

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    1. I think u won't be able to get in IISC. Go for IIT's other than IITB etc, esp. for that rank I think your chances for IIITDM and IIIT Hyd might be high. Anyway chk individual insti cutoff for further selection. Mine is just a review based iiin previous years selections.

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    2. Thanks for the Reply Bhanu.
      Do you think I have a small chance of getting into an IIT.
      Or am I only able to get into an IIIT.


      I would like to inform you that you are the only source for my dreams in a designing career. hope to get a reply soon because I have not applied to any institute and the time is short.

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    3. I already gave u the clue in the above comment. I'm not pretty sure about IIT selection, but you might get chances in IIITDM and others. Like I said above, plz check individual insti cutoff and apply accordingly if ur rank is accepted by them. Check IIT G too!

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  23. Hi bhanu .
    I was searching for information about IDC and NID master's. I found u r blog .
    And u r doing awesome thanks ,it helps a lot . thanks
    My question is do you know any thing about eligibility criteria for ceed and nid .
    I did g.d art
    10+ 5 years
    In ceed and nid I found tha g.d art student need one year post experience do you know anything about that .

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    1. hello Rajesh, I'm not sure about that, if they've mentioned means that should be taken for granted.

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    2. Thanks for the reply bhanu.

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  24. Hi Bhanu, what is your view on Srishti Insitute of Art and Design in Bangalore ?

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    1. Not really sure,
      but first option should be IIT's, IISC followed by IITDM/UPES. If you miss them, then yes among the available private institutes, you can check for Srishti, MIT, Symbiosis and even Raffle's can be good option. Better get reviews from prospect students.

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  25. Hi sir your blog is just too much helpfull thankyou.....i have a dought, im intrested in autmobile designing so what will be the better optn NID or IDC?as concern with job opportinuties futhers for this colleges also..

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    1. IDC will be better tou, or go for private institutes like DYPDC but those r bit costly!

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  26. Hello Sir! I have cleared CEED 2017 this year with an open rank 221 scoring 46 marks in Part B, Category rank in SC is 31. Please let me know my chances of getting into IITs and IISC. Do reply..

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    1. V good chance, happy for u, congrats:)

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    2. Thank you sir!Your blog helped me a lot ! :)

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  27. Also, since I am a final year Architecture student will it be okay to add small parts of projects related to my ug field in my portfolio? And during the interview I have even heard that they ask about technical stuffs.It will be highly helpful if you could kindly explain about it..

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    1. Ya, you can include small part just like u planned. Technical stuff in their view (whoever suggested you) might be related to the working or operation of say a product if you're applying to product design, like the mechanism involved etc. It might not be that deeper but may be a basic observation that they would test upon you. I don't see any specific matl or webpage for that. It should be based on your observation and little of logical thinking of the way you answer the technical stuff (say the mechanism) to them. So, apart from ur portfolio and studio test prep works, do observe some daily used products/objects working (if for PD) and similar to other design if applicable, like for another instance, say the frame to frame transaction tools/process o=in case of anim design.

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  28. hello sir i have cleared CEED 2017..with 32 marks (OBC)....i just want to ask that do IITs have individual cut off??

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    1. what's ur general n category score ? n yes individual iit's have their own cutoff. Do check their applications/admission notifications. All the best

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  29. Sir, I have scored 41 in Ceed GC-357 rank. my interest is basically Transportation and mobility design and industrial design. Please can you tell me the colleges best suitable 4 me which are not very expensive and also am I eligible for IITs?

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