B.Des. Admission

Admission Open

For 2023 - 24

Admission Open

For 2023 - 24

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  • 96.55% Placement* record
  • Unmatched Global Opportunities
  • State-of-the-art design labs and studios (Mac, CAD, Cintiq, Clay and Paint studio)
  • Industry Collaboration with Pixel Galaxy and Lakshya Digital


* For further details, refer T&C on https://www.upes.ac.in/scholarships


86.40%School of Design placements in 2022*

35+Recruiters in 2022*

108+Students Placed in 2022*

* Placement statistics refer to the number of students who have opted for and are eligible for placements



About B. Des Courses

B. Design is a full-time undergraduate degree taught in the field of design. The four-year B.Des. degree course is offered in different types of specialisation which includes Accessory Designing, Fashion Designing, Interior Designing and more. It helps students in understanding the theoretical aspect of design elements and its practical application in numerous fields.

The Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) degree equips one with design techniques and skills and also the usage of innovative tools useful in this field. The coursework combines the latest tech innovation with integral designing methodologies to help students make the best use of their expertise. The evolution in B. Design has resulted in new specialisations which are highly advanced such as Game Designing, Graphic Designing, VFX Design and more. With UPES, you can apply for the following B. Des. specialisations:

Core Specialization Minors
B.Des Fashion Design Service design
Film and Video/ Photography
Social Impact Design Robotics, Accessory Design
Exhibition Design                  
Artificial Intelligence  
Immersive Media Design                       
Minor in any SoD Specialisation 
Game Design
Animation & VFX
Graphics & Communication Design
User Experience and Interaction Design
Product Design
Transportation and Mobility Design
Interior and Retail Space Design
B.Des (Global Program) 2+2
2 Year in UPES Campus + 2 Years in Overseas University.
Specialization as per Partner University - Nottingham Trent University
Integrated (B.Des) - (M.Des) Fashion Design
Product Design
Graphics Design
Transportation and Mobility Design
Interaction Design

Who is the B. Des Course for?

The B. design course offered by UPES is suitable for anyone looking to be part of the designing industry. It supplements their need for high skills and field-specific knowledge which allows them to think outside the box while creating any designs and products. If you are looking to specialise in any domain as a designer and find high paying jobs than this career is specifically for you. Companies like Oracle, Ebay, Samsung and others hire such professionals and if you have the necessary expertise such as problem solving, creativity, evaluation and more along with the right degree then you can explore multiple opportunities. This B.Des. degree courses are specially oriented towards those who are keen to gain design knowledge practice and are interested in areas such as fashion design, accessory design, interior design, and product design.


Life at UPES


Arghya Roy
Arghya Roy
B.Des Transportation

The courses offered by School of Design are non-textbook disciplines and are aimed at the creative mind who thinks out of the box.

Kushagra Dhall
Kushagra Dhall
B. Des. Transportation

A career offering opportunity to work for people in a very creative and innovative way...

Raymond Jude Jacob
Raymond Jude Jacob

I got a lot of opportunities, like I went to France in my seventh semester at the University of Nantes.




Exam Pathway: Online UPES DAT (Design Aptitude Test)

  • Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
  • Followed by interview and portfolio presentation)

Non-Exam Pathway:

  • Board Merit: - Minimum 65% marks in class X and XII (Any Stream)
  • Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII with valid JEE MAIN/UCEED/NID/NIFT scores.
  • Above eligible students are directly invited to interview and portfolio presentation


Career Prospects

  • Transportation Design Studios
  • Design Consultancy
  • Accessory Design Studios
  • Furniture Design
  • Retail Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Electronics Companies

What are career opportunities available with a B. Des Degree?

Based on the specialisation that you choose with your UPES B.Design course, you can explore a plethora of opportunities in sectors such as fashion media, corporate houses, media companies or be an entrepreneur with your own fashion house. The university also has a high rate of placement as it has been tied up with big names such as TCS, Infosys Limited, Royal Enfield, Hettich, Siemens Technology Services and many more. 

There are numerous job profiles that you can pick from depending on personal interest and skill set. Each comes with a promising future and a lucrative pay package. Interested students can also further enhance their chances of getting a senior job role by pursuing master's in the same field. Here are some roles that B. Des degree holders can easily pursue:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion show coordinator
  • Fashion Stylists
  • Weaving Consultant
  • Fashion Merchandiser

Reasons to study Bachelor of Design in 2023

Bachelor of Design is a course that comes with various types of specialisation and offers a strong foundation in each of the domains. B. Des admission 2023 will help you evolve yourself as a designer by offering you an integrated approach to design with its varied course curriculum. It will allow you to develop a range of skills directly applicable to your field and also inculcate transferable skills - cognitive skills, artistic skills, presentation skills, good communication skills and more.

UPES University already holds a prestigious place among educational institutes and has held ranks such as being awarded ‘the Leading University for International Student Experience’ at the UniAgents Annual Summit 2019. It has world-class infrastructure, state-of-the-art technology and an experienced faculty. The focus has always been on innovative learning that meets the growing demand of the modern business world.

Students can choose to study B Design in this picturesque University which sits nestled in the green valleys of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It will help to bring out their artistic best along with providing them with global knowledge, effective training and the right exposure to help them gain an in-depth understanding of the sector and the business world in general.


UPES offers 8 different specialisation in B. Des course which are Fashion Design, Game Design, Animation and VFX Graphics and Communication Design, User Experience and Interaction Design, Product Design, Interior and Retail Spaces Design and Transportation and Mobility Design.

UPES has a record of 99 percent placement and ensures good opportunities for students as it attracts many big corporate houses.

Bachelor of Design is a creative 4-year undergraduate design course that aims to place students in the world of design. Here, students learn how to create and implement a design in various domains like graphic designing, interior designing, fashion etc.

To be eligible for admission to the B.Des. course, candidates need a minimum of 50% marks in Classes X and XII in any stream.

For admission in B.Des. program, the candidates need to score relevant marks in UPES’s School of Design entrance exam ‘UPESDAT’. Candidates can also have a relevant score in national-level exams like NID/NIFT/UCEED/JEE/CUET. The candidates can also choose the non-exam pathway based on board merit. The process is then followed by a portfolio presentation and a final interview.

For the admission process, candidates have to submit their Aadhar card number and PAN card number (including their parents’ PAN number) along with their original academic records.

Interested candidates can apply online at https://admission.upes.ac.in/apply  or offline at the admission office by paying the application form fee of Rs. 1350.

UPES provide 5 general scholarships:

  • Scholarship based on merit for freshers and existing students (2nd year onwards)

  • 33% fee concession for bonafide Uttarakhand students

  • Alumni scholarship.

  • Sports scholarships (up to 100% free ship on complete tuition fees and hostel).

  • Scholarships for the economically weaker sections. 

The program will begin with the commencement of PEP (Personality Enhancement program) for students to develop a positive outlook and gain several skills necessary for their time at the university. The university will also assist the students in grabbing the best internship opportunities. The students will also be offered pre-placement boot camp for the students for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) training for their upcoming placements.

The university provides residential blocks for on-campus accommodation separately for boys and girls on a triple-sharing basis. The students can avail university’s on-campus hostel facility on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Studying Bachelor of Design opens up numerous job opportunities for students willing to become professional designers in various fields and sectors like interior design, fashion design, visual merchandise, product design, industrial design etc.