The Design Village

The Design Village (TDV), Noida

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The Design Village is an institute for design education with a mission to create a global hub that educates, promotes and supports development through design. The Design Village has been conceived to provide an international, interdisciplinary industry-centric platform for design in Noida, NCR.

In order to enhance the design quotient of the country, TDV has ‘global’ partners as institutes and centers which form a pool of faculty and students that work closely with industries and professionals. Within its umbrella of design, TDV houses different disciplines and related technology and management competencies, to come together to form a holistic eco-system of design thinking and solutions.

Why Join TDV?

  1. Ugc-Recognized Degree from Shri Venkateshwara University, Gajraula
  2. International Certificate from l’école de design nantes atlantique, france
  3. Mandatory Semester in Europe (included in the fee) with global internship prospects
  4. Assured Placements and Entrepreneurial Support through partner companies, industry network and incubation center
  5. Multicultural Environment with Indian and international students and teachers
  6. Small Class-Size for personalized focus and mentoring
  7. Scholarships Available on a need and merit basis
  8. Strategic Location with access to Delhi NCR’s vast design domain

How to apply ?

All Applications should be submitted directly to TDV The Design Village, Noida NCR. You can fill in the application form online by clicking

Important Dates – Admission Calendar

Admission Cycle 1

Entrance Exam
Exam date 3rd March 2024
Felicitation 2023 15th December 2023
Student New batch commencement 1st August 2024
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Programmes offered by The Design Village


Total no of seats : 105 seats


Total no of seats : 32 seats

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate programs

Candidates who have passed or are appearing for higher secondary (10+2) or equivalent like aissce/ib/isc qualifying examinations.


Candidates who have a pass grade in the senior secondary school examination conducted by the national open school with a minimum of five subjects.

Postgraduate programs

A degree or equivalent qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline including creative industries, humanities and social sciences qualifications.

Admission process


It is a specifically designed test that assesses an individual’s various dimensions. TDV has imbibed a multicultural approach and is spread across the nation in cities like- Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhopal, Kochi, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Noida, and Kolkata. The institute’s entrance test is branched out to multiple channels reflecting upon the intrinsic personality traits that a capable design curator must inherit.

Correlative quiz : It tests the awareness level of aspirantsin the form of a kind of treasure hunt that offers clues, and one has to navigate to reach somewhere; designed to make them understand correlations between people/ places/ objects/ events test the presence of mind in reading the question correctly because there are trick questions.

Comprehensive Question : This is for ideation and visual representation.The potential for all the attributes is evaluated in this question-the ability. To imagine a scenario in a holistic manner and in parts (courage to think outside the box/compassion). To visualize the representation and draw clearly/proportionately (aptitude/skill). To observe from memory/add details to the imagined environment and make it enriched and vivid (awareness/perseverance)

Question for taking positions/justifying them : In his book,‘ViP-Vision in Product Design’, Dr. Paul Hekkert says that design is about taking positions; building arguments on why it is what it is and being able to justify with logic and rationale. This section tests

  1. the ability to develop an opinion or a perspective of an issue; one that is not random and whimsical but justified convincingly
  2. to evaluate values and priorities among this age group
  3. to represent innovatively, the ideation although the focus is on the design thinking

Creating thumbnails : This gives the student an opportunity to express the core concept or the basic concept of what he/she is trying to express and are very useful in visual communication. The exercise is designed to address multiple meanings:

  1. To evaluate lateral thinking based on the interpretation-from the most obvious to least obvious.
  2. The response could also indicate an awareness of what is happening in the world.

Situational test : The situational test at TDV tests the candidates with realistic yet hypothetical scenarios and asks the test takers to build models around the same, which has been identified as a brilliant method to check the creative and innovative skills with respect to spontaneity. The test focuses to surface the inventive/experimental/imaginative and artistic capabilities of the candidates by putting them into a time-bound situation and indulging their minds to construct something meaningful. The situational test helps to delineate the constructive thought-process of the candidate as well as his behavioral tendency and personality.

Personal Interview & Portfolio discussion : A precise and clear communication of the candidate individually, to the designated mentor. A brief discussion with mentor about personal goals, aspirations, opinions and ideologies.

Please note the following : Students applying for B.Des in Space Design and have a valid NATA score are EXEMPTED from the entrance exam and will be called for the interview/ portfolio review directly.

Scholarships criteria


No. of ScholarshipsCategoryUp to 75%
15TDV ENTRANCE EXAM75-50-25%For 1st year only
5SIBLINGS25% concession on Tuition Fees for one siblingTill the time both the siblings are in TDV
10DEFENSE25% concession on Tuition FeesFor 1st year only
5SINGLE MOTHERS25% concession on Tuition FeesFor 1st year only

Existing Students pursuing Masters program at TDV. 25% concession on Tuition Fees

Sibling ConcessionSecurity DepositWaived off for one sibling
Tuition Fee25% concession on Tuition Fees for one sibling
Serving Defense PersonnelTuition Fee25% concession
Single MotherTuition Fee25% concession

Notes : Only one concession can be availed at any given time.

EDUCATIONAL LOANS: Facility Available

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Exhibiton | Lecture Theatres | Workshop | Studios | Common Areas | Faculty Areas | Library
TDV Hostel

The TDV hostels provide students with a secure and comfortable ‘home-away- from-home‘ space. TDV hostels are strategically located in the heart of the Noida with the prominent arcades in close proximity. The hostel features Wi-Fi enabled rooms, interactive dining and common spaces, well lit and ventilated rooms with workstations. These hostels are managed by
amiable and proactive hostel staff.

The entire space is designed to ensure a highly functional, comfortable, designer ecosystem which inspires the budding designer to unwind and learn in a homely environment. we encourage courageous, constructive, collaborative and socially innovative design centric ideology- and our hostel facility ensures the same.

The hostel highlights-

  • wi-fi enabled rooms
  • interactive dining spaces
  • creative personal spaces
  • state of art bathrooms
  • well ventilated
  • collaborative work stations
  • inspirational reading areas
  • secured hostel area
  • amiable and proactive hostel staff


TDV the design village is one of the leading design institutes in noida ncr. being an interdisciplinary, industry-centric institute, tdv thrives on its network of promoters and supporters, offering its students a gamut of work opportunities and industry experience. being engrained in an established design eco-system, students have a direct reach to its network, both nationally and internationally.

From production facilities to product development labs, design labels, brands, houses and studios, lifestyle stores and branding firms, the tdv ecosystem encompasses it all. this interesting mesh gives enterprising students a fair chance of getting absorbed into internships and thereafter converting their internships into full-time employment.

research and consultancy

Through design factory india, the design village, noida has done multiple design and design research projects with students and mentors from the industry. the projects range from various design faculties and therefore brings together an interdisciplinary team. tdv students will be a vital part of these projects at the design factory india.

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