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Master of Design Course In India

M.Des is a shortened form of Master of Design. The program promotes design thinking and communicates a broad prospective towards the ideas of future and this program focuses mainly on project work.
Master of Design (M.Des.) is a 2-year Post-graduate degree in the field of design. The eligibility for the course is a Bachelor’s degree in Design or any other stream from a recognized institution with at least 50% marks. Admission is however, through an entrance exam.

The average tuition fee of the course varies from around INR 2,40,000 to 2,60,000 for the whole course. The course is of 2 years and 6 months training included in the course which makes it of total 2 ½ years of course.
After passing out from the course there are several brighter opportunities for the candidates to pursue. The average salary after passing from the course varies from around INR 3Lacs  to 7 Lacs per annum. However, for good designers , sky is the limit.

Master of Design (M.Des.): Course Highlights

Course level
2 years
Examination Type
Bachelor’s degree in Design from a recognized institution with at least 50% marks
Admission Process
Direct Admission in private institutes. Entrance test conducted by institutes such as NIFT.
Course fee
INR 2.4 to 3 Lacs
Average Starting Salary
INR 3 to 7 Lacs
Some Top Recruiting Companies
Van Heusen, Adidas, Reebok, Cogwheels, Edge Studios, and Vidvus etc
Job Positions
Industrial Designer, Graphic Designer, Product Designer, Interior Designer, Lecturer etc 

Master of Design (M.Des.): What is it about?

The focus of the course is study, invention and creative use of technology to invent or create amazing experiences for users and provide designs which are a forever part of the millennium. It also requires you to understand the impact of technology on individual today and design in order to make the user-friendly base of experiences.
The course is designed so as to provide a cutting edge to the students in the field of design. They can learn and adopt various specializations of the design field and choose their career accordingly.
The course is divided into 4 semesters which means 2 semesters per year. Generally there is a 6 months training adjoined after the completion of the course. Students have to submit a research paper in institutes like IITs in their last semester.
Internships are mandatory for students pursuing this course. The period of internship generally is of summers. 

    Master of Design (M.Des.): Eligibility

    The eligibility to pursue Master of Design, one needs to have any Graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks.

    Master of Design (M.Des.): Admission Process

    The process of admission to Master of Design in IIT is through an entrance examination. This is known as Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED), it is conducted by IIT Mumbai every year.
    Other design Institute s like CEPT AHMEDABAD, SPA DELHI, NID AHMEDABAD, NIFT etc hold their individual design entrance tests 
    The test is designed to test the skills of the candidate like, color sensitiveness, structure, perception, innovation and aptitude towards the discipline. The test is followed by a process of personal interview.

    M.Des Specializations

    Accessory Design
    Ceramic Design
    Fashion Design
    Game Design
    Graphic Design
    Industrial Design
    Interior Design
    Jewellery & Metalsmithing
    Knitwear Design
    Leather Design
    Multimedia Design
    Textile Design

    Entrance Examination Coaching Options are available at Institute Of Creative Sciences, New Delhi.

    Top Institutes offering M.Des ( Product Design & Industrial Design) course are: ( click on the names to reach their website for admission process)

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