ISDI - School of Design and Innovation

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ISDI - School of Design & Innovation

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ISDI School of Design and Innovation, Mumbai is known for its PGDD program. The institute has a record of 100% internship. ISDI Mumbai offers UG and PG Diploma courses in the discipline of Fashion Business Management, Design and Innovation, Interior Design, etc.

ISDI is in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, a global leader in design education. This partnership enables ISDI to benefit from Parsons’ rigorous curriculum, prominent visiting faculty, well established student exchanges and global relationships.ISDI has entered into a collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, New York. ISDI will be home to Parsons Mumbai and will benefit from Parsons rigorous curriculum, prominent faculty and global relationships.

The Indian School of Design and Innovation ISDI (iss-dee), inaugurated its founding batch of under- and post- graduate studies in July 2013, committing to a new educational model, inspired by the idea of design and innovation as transformative forces in society.

Programmes offered by ISDI


  1. Fashion Design
  2. Fashion Communication & Styling
  3. Communication Design
  4. Interior Design
  5. Product Design
  6. Strategic Design Management
  7. Animation & VFX


  1. Design & Innovation



Candidates currently in the 12th grade & will be appearing for a 10 + 2 examination (e.g. IGCSE- A levels, CBSE, HSC, IBDP, ISC etc.), or its educational equivalent in any discipline (e.g.: Science, Commerce, Arts) with an interest in Design & Innovation are eligible to apply. The upper age limit is 21 years at the time of application.


Candidates currently in graduation level will be appearing for a undergraduate Level Examination (from any University), or its educational equivalent in any discipline (e.g.: Science, Commerce, Arts) with an interest in Design & Innovation or Fashion are eligible to apply.

Application Fee

Once you complete & submit the online application, you will receive a confirmation email on your registered email ID. You will be then directed to a gateway to make the application fee payment. The application fee of Rs. 3,500 is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Admission process

Application Process and Steps for ISDI Challenge

A Unique Selection Process
The primary objective of the ISDI Challenge is to get to know you better and evaluate if ISDI is the right home for you for the next 4 years. The ISDI Challenge is a holistic evaluation of your skills, passions and inspirations.

Through this selection process, we are looking for youngsters who have a burning desire to pursue a career in design. Set yourself on a path to empower the world and make a difference through design innovation and entrepreneurial leadership.

  1. Fill your application along with your SOP

    We want to know:
    - What drives and motivates you every morning?
    - How do you wish to create for the future?
    You can talk about:
    - Your background
    - Your achievements
    - Transformational occurances
    - Things you are passionate about
    Write SOP along with Application Form
    - Word count - 300 words

  2. Take the ISDI Challenge
    Upload your Portfolio (100 - Marks Weightage - 40%)

    The first step of the ISDI Challenge is uploading your portfolio. It can include a range of media such as drawings, paintings, sculptures, performances, graphic designs, animations, photographs or sketchbook pages. You are advised to upload 8 – 10 pieces of your best works. Upload your work in the form of either a PDF file, multiple JPEG/JPG or a consolidated zip file, not exceeding 500 mb. Portfolio uploads can be used by ISDI for training purposes.

    Complete the Design Project (100 - Marks Weightage - 40%)

    If you don’t have a portfolio, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Complete the Design Project to move further

    Create a visual work inspired by any ONE of the given themes:
    - One World
    - Tracing Nature
    - Translating Tomorrow

    All forms of media are acceptable—drawing, video, photography, sculpture, 3D work, collage, and digital images. Support your project by writing a 500-word essay describing how your ideas developed.

    Design Aptitude Test (DAT) (100 - Marks Weightage - 30%)

    The second step of the ISDI Challenge is the Online Design Aptitude Test. The multiple choice examination evaluates your aptitude and knowledge related to design. This section of the ISDI challenge will be divided into 4 Parts:

    1 General Awareness (15 Questions 30 Marks)
    2 Logical Reasoning (15 Questions 30 Marks)
    3 Analytical Thinking (10 Questions 20 Marks)
    4 Storytelling (1 Question 20 Marks)
    Total Time Allotted for this Section: 60 Mins Total Marks: 100

  3. Online Interview (100 - Marks Weightage - 30%)

    The third section of the ISDI Challenge is the Online Interview. After you submit Section 1 and 2, our Admissions team will get in touch with you to schedule and facilitate the interview over a phone call or video call with one of our instructors.

    Total Time Allotted for this Section: 25 Mins Total Marks: 100

  4. Result Announcement & Key Dates ( Cycle 2 )
    Applications Open : 1st September 2023
    Last date for Portfolio/Design Project & DAT : 05th April 2024
    Interview Date : March - April 2024
    Result Announcement : 15th April 2024
    Acceptance Deadline : 7th May 2024
    Semester 1 Fee Payment Deadline : 30th May 2024

B. Des. in Fashion Design

B. Des. in Fashion Communication & Styling Design

B. Des. in Communication Design

B. Des. in Interior Design

B. Des. in Product Design

B. Des. in Strategic Design & Management

B. Des. in Animation & VFX

Design & Innovation Program

ISDI Contact

ITM Institute of Design and Media
  • Address: ATLAS SkillTech University Equinox Business Park, Tower 1 Off Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kurla West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400070
  • Phone : +91 77188 65341
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