20 March 2016

Design based institutes for UCEED and after 12th

Hello all,

We know that only few institutes accept UCEED score and in fact seat availability  in three major IIT institutes are very low. So, candidates with AIR above 70 have to look for other options. To be frank, UCEED and NID DAT are not the only exams allowing for admissions, there are several other options, art courses, design institutes etc that allow candidates with or without the above said exam scores. Some have their own exams. 

To make you aware of the available institutes, I have grouped very few institutes that I know to the best of my knowledge, so that at least one of you might find it useful as an option. Note that students aspiring to take design courses can take JEE (You can get materials and syllabus for JEE here) and NATA (materials will be uploaded soon) exams too. 

Institutes offering B.Des through UCEED

IIT Bombay

Also offers BDes and MDes dual degree course

IIT Guwahati

IIITDM Jabalpur

UPES School of design studies

Offers courses on
a. Transportation Design
b.Product Design

Admission gateway: through any of
  1. UPES own institute exam - admissions through UPESDAT
  2. Admission without entrance - For Board Merit :Minimum 65% marks in class X and Class XII.
  3. Through UCEED score

BDes in NITs 

Admission through JEE Mains Paper-2

Institutes offering B.Des, BA, BArch, Fashion etc

International Institue of Fine Arts (IIFA)
Offers : 
Fashion Design, Textile Design, Painting, Applied Art, Computer Graphics, 3D Animation

Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD)

  1. BA Fashin Design
  2. BA Interior Architecture & Desin
  3. BA Communication Design

School of Planning and Architecture (SPA)

Offers :
  1. Bachelor of Architecture
  2. Bachelor of Planning

Indo Asian Academy

BA - Bachelor of Arts (Journalism, Psychology, Political sciences)

Pearl Academy
(Delhi, Noida, Mumbai and Jaipur)

Many undergraduate courses, check here - Web page link 

MIT Institute of Design

Offers several courses including diplomas.

(Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Gandhinagar)

Offers several BDes courses.
Admission - NID entrance and DAT

(Mumbai, Patna, Chennai, Hyderabad etc)


UG in Fashion: Textiles, Apparel, Lifestyle Accessories, communications etc

U.P. Institue of Design, Noida

Web page link

Srishti (Institute of Art, Design and Technology)

Admission : (Entrance + portfolio + interview)

Offers 3 year UG Techincal program and 4 year UG professional program


Design Innovations and Automobile Design

Symbiosis Institute of Design

Offers : 

BDes in Communication, Industrial and Fashion Design
For more course list - Web page link 
Entrance exam date - May 7, 2016

DJ Academy of Design

UG in Industrial and Communication Design

DSK institute 

Admission: DSK written + studio + Portfolio + Interview

College of Design and Technology

Offers courses related to :
Fashion, Graphic, Interior, Web and more

Indian School oF Design and Innovations

List of courses and admission - Web page link 

PES University, Bangalore


BDes in Product, Interaction and Communication Designs
B.Arch, BBA
Website link here
Test Score in PESSAT or UCEED

CIT Kokrajhar


B.Des in Multimedia communication and Design (4 Years)
Diploma program in Animation and Multimedia Tech. (3 years)

Web page link

Raffles Millenium International 

Manipal University

BDes in Fashion and Interior, BArch

Admission: Manipal DAT

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT D)

B.Tech in computer scinece and Design

Web page link 

These are some institutes that I could gather as of now. I will try to include more in the coming days. 

If you find any other institutes, that is not listed here, that you feel worth sharing, then please do share for others benefit. Thanks :)


  1. Sir , Above you mentioned that NITs are also offering B.Des , but actually which NIT is offering it ? Could you please help me Sir . (I did not find any NIT offering B.Des )
    Thank You

    1. Well, I should have mentioned properly. Actually, B.Arch is available in some NITs unfortunately not bdes. But I think NIT Durgapur has bdes option. Please google their page.

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  3. Sir apart from IIT, are there any other instute who accept uceed score for admission in b.des program???

    1. I think most private institutes offering bdes may accept UCEED score. You can check individual websites for their admission requirement. Note that some institutes conduct their own exam.


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