Shiv Nadar University (Delhi NCR)

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Shiv Nadar University (Delhi NCR)

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Globally, Design has been accepted as a serious, independent discipline, both in practice and in academia. Shiv Nadar IoE started design in 2014 with a minor program under the Department of Art, Design, and Performing Arts. In 2017, the Department of Design was established with the mission of developing creative minds into outstanding design leaders for the 21st Century. It aspires to become a centre of excellence in design education, research, and practice through a future-looking, human-centred, research-driven, practice-oriented approach.

The Department envisages that if one wishes to be contemporary and relevant in design today and in the future, one has to keep pace with changes in technology. Future design leaders are likely to be creative mind, problem identifiers ans solvers as well as aesthetically perceptive, In other words, a designer will be someone who can responsibly simplify complexity and plan for the future.

Currently, the Department offers a Minor in Design and a 4-year Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) program with an option to pursue a 5-year Integrated B. Des. - M. Des. Degree.

Bachelor of Design

Bachelor of Design is a 4-year, future-oriented, trans-disciplinary program that uniquely curates knowledge and skills from Social Sciences, Arts, Engineering, and Management into Design. It was conceived after a year-long extensive and intensive consultation with prominent design experts & visionaries from academia and industry. It intends to equip students with core competencies for the 21st century and offers a choice-based streaming system, allowing students to specialize in the following domains:

  1. Experience Design (UI-UX)
  2. Product – System Design
  3. Visual Communication Design
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The program also offers students the option of pursuing a 5-year (4.1) Integrated B. Des.-M. Des. Degree with speciLizations in Experience Design (UX/UI), and Social Innovation for Sustainability.

Program Structure

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B.Des. program is structured into 21 core courses, four choice-based streaming courses, four design projects, two summer internship, and a semester-long industry project.

The first year of the program covers foundational courses in design along with courses from social sciences covering applied fundamentals of society, culture, and psychology. The second year of the program furthers foundational courses in design with technology-related courses, including applied electronics, software, coding, and a design project. The third year of the program is focused on integrated courses like design research, design management, choice-based streaming courses, and two design projects. The fourth year is for choice-based streaming courses in the 7th semester and industry projects in the final semester.

Labs and Studio

  • Product Modeling and Fabrication Studio
  • Digital Design Studio
  • Applied Electronics and IoT Lab
  • Visual Design Studio
  • 3D Printing Studio
  • Virtual Reality Lab

Highlights of Bachelor of Design Program

  • Focus on Human Centred Design :- Co-create solutions by considering the needs of societies with complex, systemic problems
  • Future-Oriented Curriculum :- Acquire competencies that prepare you for the complex, impactful challenges of the 21st Century
  • Dassault Systemes 3D Experience :- Work with advanced futuristic 3D experience platforms from Dassault System
  • Vibrant Multidisciplinary Ecosystem :- Draw human knowledge and wisdom from a range of Core Curriculum Courses and University Wide Electives
  • Choice Based Streaming :- Flexibility of pursuing the desired stream by selecting from a range of elective courses
  • Globally Acclaimed Faculty :- Engage with the best mentors who are actively engaged in research and practice
  • Attractive Options for doing a Minor : - Combine B. Des. with a minor program in Science, Engineering, Management or Humanities.
  • Dedicated Career Development Center :- Career development via industry workshops, mentorships, and skill-development modules.

Eligibility and Admission Routes

The program is open for all 10+2 (or its equivalent) qualified candidates from any stream with a minimum of 65% aggregate marks in the best four academic subjects and English as a compulsory subject. Students appearing/awaiting their results can also apply, provided the required documents fulfilling minimum eligibility criteria are submitted at the time of admission. Candidates can apply through any one of the following admission routes.

Admission Routes Eligibility for Application Qualifying Exam Shortlisting for Admission
Route 1 10+2 (with 65% aggregate marks in the best four academic subjects including English UCEED 2024 Interview
Route 2 JEE Main Paper 2A / NATA Interview
Route 3 SNUSAT 2024 Portfolio + Interview
Route 4 College Board SAT Portfolio + Interview

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Shiv Nadar University (Delhi NCR) Contact

Shiv Nadar University (Delhi NCR)
  • Contact Person: Dr. Vikash Kumar (Admission Coordinator)
  • Address: Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, Gautam Buddha Nagar - 20131, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Phone : +91 8448430531 (09:00 am - 05:00 pm), +91- 120 7170100, Extn: 385
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