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If you are an aspirant design student, you have reasons to be thrilled because there is a great demand in the Indian business scenario for talented industrial, product and car designers. If pursuing design education in the most reputed design schools is your longtime dream, here is a list of the ‘Top 10 Design Schools in India’ brought to you by Launchpad Academy.
 
NID is an autonomous national institute established in 1961, the first of its kind in India, offering graduate and postgraduate programs in Design. NID remains to be the top favorite of design students till date and is listed in BusinessWeek’s Top 50 Design Schools in the World. Adobe, Ashok Leyland are few of the major recruiters and Sujata Keshavan of Ray and Keshavan is one of the many notable alumni of the institution.
 

IDC, IIT Bombay is the only other Indian design school other than NID that’s listed in BusinessWeek’s Top 50 Design Schools in the World. Established in 1969, the school offers Master of Design (M.Des) and Ph.D programs in Design. Microsoft, Tata Motors are few of the major recruiters and Satyendra Pakhale, Vogue’s most influential creative people in the World is an alumnus of IDC.

3.IDDC, IIT-Delhi

The Instrument Design and Development Centre in IIT-Delhi offers Master in Design (M.Des) for graduates and Sathiyaseelan Gangasalam, head of styling at Ashok Leyland and visiting faculty of Launchpad Academy is an alumni of this institute.
 
If you are looking for an active research program in Design, you want to be in CPDM department of IISc, Bangalore, the only place in India offering a course of this kind. Apart from Design Research programs the institute also offers M.Des for graduates. Airbus, Crompton Greaves, General Motors are few of the major recruiters of CPDM.
 
What makes the Department of Design, IIT Guwahati unique is its Bachelor of Design (B.Des) course, the only undergraduate level degree of its kind in India. The institute also offers M.Des and Ph.D in Design. Flipkart, Mahindra, IBM are few of the major recruiters.
 
Located in Pune and established in 2006, the institute offers Graduate and Post-Graduate Diploma courses in Design. Honda, Maruti, Tata Elxsi are few of the major recruiters of MAEER’s MIT Institute of Design.

Located in Bangalore, Srishti offers Professional and Post-Graduate Diploma in Design and known for its student exchange programs with Royal College of Art, London and The Massachusetts School of Art and Design. Ray and Keshavan, Pantaloons, Reliance Industries are the major recruiters.

8.DSK International School of Design

Located in Pune, DSK ISD is the sister college of ISD, France and is the only international design school in India. The institute offers certification programs in Design for both graduate and undergraduate design students.
DilipChhabria, sounds familiar right? DilipChhabria, famous Indian automobile designer is one of the co-founders ofDYPDC, located in Pune and also the head faculty of theinstitute. DYPDC offers undergraduate programs in Designand also a PG diploma course.

10.Raffles Millennium International

Located in Bangalore, Raffles offers undergraduate degree and diploma courses in Design the only design college in India that allows for inter-college transfer credits.
Note that all of the above mentioned best design schools in India consider your portfolio as the main criteria for admission and it is necessary that you have the required score in design entrance exams such as CEED and NEED. If you are interested to pursue your design education in abroad, have a look at the list Top 10 Design Schools in the World, compiled by Launchpad Academy.Love Cars?
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