M.Des. Admission

Admission Open

For 2023 - 24

Admission Open

For 2023 - 24

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  • 100% Placement* record
  • Unmatched Global Opportunities
  • State of the art deisgn labs and studios (Mac, CAD, Cintiq, Clay and Paint studio)
  • Free access to 3900+ global courses on Coursera
  • Industry Collaboration with Pixel Galaxy and Lakshya Digital


Up to 100% Merit Scholarship, 50% Reserved for Girl Students

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


86.40% School of Design Placements* in 2019-20

108+ Students placed* in 2019-20

35+ recruiters in 2019-20

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



Core Specialization Minors
M.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
Product Design
Graphic Design
Transportation and Mobility Design
Interaction Design


Increasingly, Design is becoming a fundamental need in almost every field. as it propels the innovation and development of different domains The employment opportunities in this sector are rising with time and the future will see high demand for designers who possess the skills required for innovative execution and are well-versed with modern design tools and concepts.

Master of Design (M. Des.) program at UPES, gives the students the flexibility to work in multi – disciplinary environments. The course will teach you to address contemporary issues in an independent and creative way, in order to participate in a most stimulating and gratifying career.

About M. Des courses

All the M. Des courses at UPES are offered by the nationally recognised School of Design which focuses on nurturing design entrepreneurs with special encouragement for adoption of the latest technology, design thinking and digital transformation. The courses promote multidisciplinary learning through a mixture of customized course work and practical projects. Another benefit of the M. Des courses is the exposure to live classes conducted in partnership with leading industry specialists and designers in India. The School of Design offers seven M. Des courses covering several relevant disciplines in the design world.

  • M. Des Fashion Design
  • M. Des Product Design
  • M. Des Transportation and Mobility Design
  • M. Des Interaction Design
  • M. Des Graphic Design

Who is the M. Des course for?

The M. Design course in India is suitable for the students who want to explore the global designing industry in depth after their bachelor’s degrees in design. These design courses are also appropriate for those who want to specialize in a specific designing domain such as graphic designing, fashion designing, product development, or UI/UX designing.

The courses can also be pursued by young people interested in pursuing a career in automobile designing or development and want to work for renowned companies like Tesla or Harley Davidson.


  • Sports International level playing fields
  • Food Options Multi cuisine food options
  • Library 200,000 Publications
  • Advanced Labs With State-of-the-art facilities
  • Medical Facility 24x7 team of doctors
  • Transport Facility Safe and Secure buses
  • Auditorium 3 world-class auditoriums
  • Secured Campus Round-the-clock monitoring by guards and CCTV


Life at UPES



1. Minimum 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary Level (X & XII).

2. Minimum 50% marks in Bachelor’s Degree in Design/Engineering/Architecture/ Interior Design: 10+2+4 years (minimum four-year bachelor’s course)
2 years M.Sc./MTech in Computer Science and Engineering. IT Subjects / Domains (Only for Interaction Design) or equivalent.

Exam Pathway – Online UPES DAT (Design Aptitude Test) followed by interview and portfolio presentation

Non–Exam Pathway – Students with valid CEED scores could directly sit at interview and portfolio presentation

Career Opportunities

What are the career opportunities available with an M. Des degree?

A M. Des degree can open up career opportunities across diverse domains that include internet and communication technologies, fashion and textiles, visual merchandising, TV production and Animation among other things. An advanced degree in designing can also expose you to an impressive set of transferable skills like logical thinking and analytical prowess that can be useful even if you switch career domains.

Here are some interesting career opportunities for each of the M. Des specialization offered at UPES in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

  • M.Des Fashion Design: Fashion designers, textile designers, runway coordinators, boutique owners, and accessory designers.
  • M.Des Transportation Design: Automobile designers, car designers, automobile engine consultants and racing car designers
  • M.Des Product Design: Product integration planners, product designers, product developers and development consultants.
  • M.Des User Experience and Interaction Design: UI/UX specialists, UI designers, UX designers, website developers and website design consultants.
  • M.Des Transportation and Mobility Design: two-wheeler mobility specialists, four-wheeler mobility specialists, heavy vehicle manufacturing consultants and mobile design streamline consultants.
  • M.Des Interaction Design: User interface designer, web-based developers, interface designers for online transactions, chat-bot designers, and interface designers for smart phones.


Reasons to study Master of Design in 2023

There are several good reasons to join an M. Des course at UPES Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Apart from a world class academic infrastructure and highly trained faculty, UPES also boasts of 100% overall placements with more than 30 recruiters including Escorts Ltd., Siemens Technology, Royal Enfield, Bosh, Titan and Wildcraft.

In addition to customized curriculums, the students can also take advantage of more than 3800 global courses on Coursera and professional courses on IBM’s Design Thinking, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The students also get an opportunity to study for 4 weeks in Berlin and Vancouver if they can afford the travel and lodging costs.


With a M. Des degree in fashion design, you can explore a career as a fashion designer, textile designer, runway coordinator, boutique owner, and accessory designer among many other interesting positions in the fashion industry.

As a part of the personal interview round, you can present your work portfolio in any of the following formats:

  • Hand-drawn sketches and drawings showcasing variety of techniques using markers and colour pencils (10-15 sheets)
  • Digital drawings and sketches rendered using digital tools and media (2D and 3D)
  • A physical model or prototype of fabric or construction design

Master of Design or M.Des. is a postgraduate degree program of 2 years that aims to provide students, who have a keen interest in the artistic field, a platform to achieve the pinnacle standard in the field of design.

To be eligible for admission to the B.Des. course, candidates need a minimum of 50% marks in a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Design/Engineering/Architecture/Interior Design along with a minimum of 50% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary Level (X & XII). Candidates interested in M.Des. with specialisation in Interaction Design require M.Sc./M.Tech in IT subjects and similar domains.

For admission in M.Des. programs, the candidates need to score relevant marks in UPES’s School of Design entrance exam ‘UPESDAT’. Candidates can also have a relevant score in CUET. 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.

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. 

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.

M.Des. graduates can work in a variety of job profiles depending on their specialisation. They can work as an interior designer, fashion designer, visual merchandise designer, product designer and consultants, industrial designers, graphic designers and in various other creative jobs.

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.