20 March 2016

Design based Bachelors Institutes after 12th - BDes, BArch, BPlan, BSc, BFA, BVA, BA

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. 

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.

Some of the below courses might not be available within India. But just putting them here to aware you about them.

  • Bachelor of Design: Interior design
  • Bachelor of Design: Fashion design
  • Bachelor of Design: Graphic design
  • Bachelor of Design: Game design
  • Bachelor of Design: Multimedia design
  • Bachelor of Design: Audiovisual Media
  • Bachelor of Design: Textile Design
  • Bachelor of Design: Jewelry & Metalsmithing
  • Bachelor of Design: Industrial design.
  • Bachelor of Design: Visual communications design
  • Bachelor of Design: Product Design
  • Bachelor of Design: Design & Digital Arts
  • Bachelor of Design: Architecture
  • Bachelor of Design: Interior Architecture

Other related courses

Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA),  B.Planning, B.Architecture, Bachelors of Visual Arts  (BVA) 

Many institutes also offer Diploma, short term (1-3 months), Degree as well as certificate courses

Institutes offering B.Des through UCEED

IIT Bombay
Also offers BDes and MDes dual degree course - Web page link 

IIT Guwahati

IIITDM Jabalpur

Institutes Accepting UCEED score as of 2018

  1. Chandigarh University, Punjab
  2. VIT University, Vellore, TamilNadu
  3. World University of Design, Delhi NCR
  4. Srishti School of Art Design and Technology,Bengaluru
  5. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
  6. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
  7. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab
  8. Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar
  9. U.P. Institute of Design Noida

UPES School of design studies

Offers courses on
a. Transportation Design
b. Product Design
BDes (Industrial Desing), BFA (Digital Arts, BDes with specialization in Product, Transportation,
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

Some preferred Institutes

National Institute of Design (NID)

(Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Gandhinagar)
Seprate NID DAT exam has to be given.
Offers several BDes courses. Admission - NID entrance and DAT

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

(New Delhi, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubneshwar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong, Srinagar ) - Web page link 

Separate NIFT exam has to be given
Offers: UG in Fashion: Textiles, Apparel, Lifestyle Accessories, communications 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.

U.P. Institue of Design, Noida
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 - Web page link 

Symbiosis Institute of Design
Offers : BDes in Communication, Industrial and Fashion Design
For more course list - Web page link 

DJ Academy of Design
UG in Industrial and Communication Design - Web page link 

DSK institute 
Admission: DSK written + studio + Portfolio + Interview - Web page link 

College of Design and Technology
Offers courses related to: Fashion, Graphics, Interior, Web and more

Indian School oF Design and Innovations
List of courses and admission - Web page link 

PES University, Bangalore

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

CIT Kokrajhar

offers: 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 

State wise Institutes offering B.Des, BSc, BFA, BVA BA, BArch, Fashion etc


GD Goenka School of Fashion & Design, (Mumbai) -
(Fashion Design, Communication Design, Interior Design, Product Design, BSc 3 years/ BDes 4 years)
Also offers Dual Degree (BSc + MSc)

Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune 
(BDes in Automobile Design, Interior D, Product D, Graphic D)

Deccan Institute of Tech., Kolhapur 
BDes, Diploma in Interior D,

Kalaprabhodini Institute of Design, Kolhapur
BDes in Interior D

International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD-Mumbai)
BSc in Fashion D, Interior D
Diploma in Fashion D, Interior D
BDes in Fashion Communication

International School of Design (INSD Mumbai)
BSc, BDes in Fashion in Fashion D, Interior D
Diploma in Fashion Design & Tech., Textile Design & Tech., Interior Design & Tech (1 year)
Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design & Tech, Textile
Design & Tech., Interior Design & Tech (2 years)

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur Univ. RTMNU
(B.Arch, BDes in Interior D)

Lady Amritbai Daga College, Nagpur 
BDes in Interior D, Bachelor of Interior Design

UttarPradesh, Uttarakhand

UPES, Dehradun
(BDes (Industrial Desing), BFA (Digital Arts, BDes with specilization in Product, Transportation)

AAFT School of Fashion Design, Noida 
B.Sc. (Fashion Design) + Diploma in Fashion Design
B.Sc. (Fashion Communication) + Diploma in Fashion Communication
B.Sc. (Interior Design) + Diploma in Interior Design
B.Sc. (Textile Design) + Diploma in Textile Design
B.Sc. (Jewellery Design) + Diploma in Jewellery Design
Diploma in Textile Design
Diploma in Textile & fashion Design
Diploma in Fashion Communication
Diploma in Jewellery Design

Also offers MSc and PG Diploma

Satyam Fashion Institute (SFI - Noida)
Bachelor of Fashion Design, Textile D, Lifestyle D, Fashion Communication,

JD Institute of Fashion Tech. (Noida)
Diploma and BSc in Fashion & Apparel Design, Interior Design & Decoration, Diploma in Fashion Photography

IMS Design and Innovation Academy, Noida
Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA 4 years) in Fashion D, Communication D, Interior D, Jewelery D, Painting, Applied Art


Ansal Univ, Gurugram, Haryana
(BDes in Product Design, Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Fashion & Textile, Visual Communication, Diploma in Interior Styling,

State Institute of Fashion Design, Rohtak, 
(BDes in Lifestyle Accessories, PD, Textile D)

World University of Design, Sonepat
BDes or Bsc in Product D, Interior D, Lifestyle Accessory D, Fashion, Graphics & Communication, Animation & Game Design
BVA (4 years) in Creative painting, Applied Art
BBA (3 years) in Design Strategy & Managament, Retail Businesss Management
BArch (5 years)

New Delhi

International School of Design - INSD, New Delhi 
BDes, Dipoma in Fashion, Interior, Graphic, Animation, Jewellery Design, Textile D
Advanced diploma in Interior D,

Apeejay Institute of Design, New Delhi 
(BDes Fashion, 2 years Diploma courses in Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fine Arts, Photography


ARCH Academy of Design, Jaipur 
UG Programmes,
B. Des Fashion Design, B. Des in Interior Design, B Des Jewellery Design, B. Des Craft & Accessory Design, BA Fashion Design, BA Interior Design, BA Product Design, BA Graphic Design, BA Digital Design, BA Photography, B.Voc Graphic Design, B.Voc Journalism & Mass communication, B. Voc Interior Design, B.Voc Jewellery Design, B. Voc Fashion Design, BVA Applied Arts (Graphic Design)

College for Design Excellence - CODE, Jaipur 
BDes in Fashion D, Interior D, Lifestyle Accessory Design, Visual Communication)

Banasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur
Offers BDes

Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University, Jharna 
BDes in Interior D, Fashion D
BDes + MBA in Interior or Fashion Designing
Bsc Interior Design


M.S.Ramaiah University of Applied Science, Bengaluru
BDes in Product D, Visual Communication, Fashion Design)

PES University, Banglore
BDes in Product D, Interaction D, Communication D

Jain University, Bangalore 
BSc in Interior Design

College of Design and Tech., Bengaluru 
BDes in Interior D, Fashion D, Graphic D
Fine Arts

Vogue Institute of Fashion Tech, KN 
Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts (BVA) - in Product Design
BSc Apparel and Fashion Design
Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts (BVA) - Textile Design
Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts (BVA) - Interior Design
Bachelors Degree in Visual Arts (BVA) - Animation and Multimedia
Graduate Diploma in Interior Design
Bachelors in Jewellery Designing & Management BJD&M
BSc Jewelry and Accessory Design
Graduate Diploma in Jewellery Designing & Management (GDJD&M)
Diploma in Jewellery Designing with CAD
Advanced Graduate Diploma in VFX & Multimedia


University of Kerela, Thiruvanthapuram
BDes in Communication,

Institute of Fashion Technology Kerala 
BDes in Fashion Design

Vismayam College of Art and Media, Kerala 
(BSc, Diploma in Interior D)


Anant National UNiv., Ahmedabad
(BDes in Interior
BDes in Interaction, Transdisciplinary, Product, Space,

Navrachana Univ., Vadodara 
(BDes in Interior D
Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design Program, (BLAD)
BDes Interior Design

CEPT University, Ahmedabad 
Interior Design, B.Arch, B.Urban Planning)

United Institute of Design, Ahmedabad 

(BDes, MDes in Visual Communication, Animation and Motion Graphics, Fashion D, Lifestyle and Accessory D, Product D, Automobile & Transportation D, Interior D)

Other States 

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kanchipuram
(B.Arch, BDes in Interior D

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar 
4 years professional course
B in Multimedia
Bachelors in Design (Fashion D, Textile D,
Bachelors in Fine Arts

Rani Birla Girl's College Kolkata
Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design

Northern Indian Institute of Fashion Tech (NIIFT Mohali), Punjab
BSc in Fashion Design, Fashion Design-Knit, Textile Design,

Indian Institute of Fashion & Designing (Chandigarh)
BSc in Fashion, Interior and Textile
Diploma in Fashion, Interior and Textile

Artemisia College of Art and Design - ACAD, Indore, MP 
BDes in Fashion D, Game Design, INterior D, Animation D,
BFA (Applied Arts)
Diploma and Certificate Courses on 2D & 3D Animation, Interior, Fasion D and Painting

Lovely Professional University (LPU) 
BSc (3 years) in Multimedia, Graphics, Gaming
BDes (4 years) in Multimedia, Graphics, Gaming

Some of the below institutes also offers Diploma, short term (1-3 months), Degree as well as certificate courses

  • KIIT School of Fashion Tech, Bhubhaneswar
  • Global Institute of Fashion Tech, Kolkata
  • ITM Institute of Fashion Design and Tech.
  • Pinnacle Institute of Fashion Tech., Ludhiana
  • Madras Institute of Fashion Tech., Chennai
  • Kongu Arts and Science College, Erode
  • Amity School of Fashion Tech, Noida, Lucknow, 
  • Grafitti Institute of Fashion Tech, Indore
  • International Institute of Fine Arts, Modinagar

Other Related Courses

  • Fashion Business Management
  • Fashion Brand Management
  • Fashion Communication
  • Knitwear Design
  • Jewellery Design abd Tech. 
  • Textile Design, 
  • Apparel Merchandising
  • Costume Design
  • Photography, 
  • Applied Art
  • Computer Graphics
  • Animation, VGX, 3D 

Career Prospects

Fashion Designer
Interior Designer
Film Industry
Transportation Design Studios
Design Consultancy
Accessory Design Studios
Furniture Design
Retail Design
Architectural Design
Electronics Companies
Product Designer

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


  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.

  4. Hi Bhanu,
    I was looking for such stuff for my son, who is currently taking his Xth board exam & is keen to appear in UCEED 2020. I find this blog of yours truly useful in every sense and thus would like to thank you for this wonderful endeavor of yours. Really, this is mind blowing. I don't think anyone would have to join any coaching institute for preparation, once he/she utilizes your resources to the optimum.

  5. Hi Bhanu,
    Thank-you for the resources you have shared. I wanted to apply for Ceramic and Glass design, how can I create a portfolio if i wish to apply for this course?

    1. Hi, I've a generalized design but not stream specific portfolio idea. You can refer this and see if that helps.


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