About School

UPES School of Design nurtures responsible designers who possess cultural understanding, are agile and have broad-based innovation capabilities; designers who can create intelligent, inclusive, sensitive design, whether to make big differences or small ones. With an infrastructure comprising high-end computer workstations, vacuum-forming machines, spray-painting booths, among other creative learning aids, and industry collaborations that interweave practical learning with classroom teaching, students learn to employ design-led problem-solving techniques to address the most pressing issues of the world.  

 

Highlights

  • 100% Placement* record
  • World-class infrastructure consisting of more than 10 technology and art studios such as MAC,CAD, Cintiq and design studio, 3D printing machines and laser cutting machines
  • Industry Alliances with Pixel Galaxy, Lakshya Digital
  • Multidisciplinary and Holistic Learning
  • Placement assistance up to 5 years
  • Unmatched Global Opportunities
    • 4-week study abroad programme
    • Semester Exchange
    • International Internships
    • 50% scholarships for PG programmes at Academic Partner Institutes in US, UK, Europe Canada
  • Industry experts on Advisory Board

*Placement statistics refer to the no. of students who have opted for and eligible for placements

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

Academic Framework

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PROGRAMS

UNDERGRADUATE

Programs

Specialization to be opted in 2nd year as per selected program. Minors to be opted as per applicable during the program.

  • B.Des. (Product Design) 

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  • B.Des. (Interior and Retail Space Design) 

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  • B.Des. (Transportation and Mobility Design) 

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  • B.Des. (Animation and VFX) 

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  • B.Des. (Graphics & Communication Design) 

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  • B.Des. (Game Design) 

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  • B.Des. (Lifestyle & Accessory Design) 

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  • B.Des. (Fashion Design) 

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  • B.Des. (User Experience and Interaction Design) 

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  • Integrated (B.Des) - (M.Des) - (Product Design) 

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  • Integrated (B.Des) - (M.Des) - (Fashion Design) 

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  • Integrated (B.Des) - (M.Des) - (Interaction Design) 

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  • Integrated (B.Des) - (M.Des) - (Graphics Design) 

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  • Integrated (B.Des) - (M.Des)- (Transportation and Mobility Design) 

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  • B.Des (Transportation Design) (Intake till 2017) 

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  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Intake till 2016) 

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POSTGRADUATE

Programs

Specialization to be opted in 2nd year as per selected program. Minors to be opted as per applicable during the program.

  • M.Des. (Fashion Design) 

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  • M.Des. (Product Design) 

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  • M.Des. (Interaction Design) 

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  • M.Des. (Transportation & Mobility Design) 

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  • M.Des. (Graphics Design) 

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  • M.Des (Industrial Design) (Intake till 2019) 

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B.Des. & M.Des. Admissions

UPESDAT (B. Des/M. Des) Exam Date 30 July 2021

Last Date to Apply 28 July 2021

Placements

90+ Students Placed last year*

100% School of Design placements last year*

40+ Recruiters last year*

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

*Partial list of strategic partners & campus recruiters

INDUSTRY EXPOSURE

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Industry Connect

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Masterclasses by Industry Experts

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Immersive Industrial Tours

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ADVISORY

BOARD

Narendra Ghate

Chief Designer - Tata Elxsi

In his current role, he spearheads the Research & Strategy, User Experience & the Service Design domains.

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Prof. Ashoke Chatterjee

CCI Honorary Advisor

He has a rich and varied background in the engineering industry, international civil service, India Tourism Development Corporation. 

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Rajesh Dahiya

Founder, Codesign

Founder of one of India’s leading independent brand design practices - Codesign

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Anuj Prasad

Desmania Design

Professional Industrial Designer with over 30 years of industry and entrepreneurial experience.

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Prakash Moorthy

Creative Designer & Teacher

Presently faculty of animation design at Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology.

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Ellis

Product Designer

Throughout her career, ellis has been intrigued with the value of play.

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Sanjaya Sharma

Founder, Recommender Labs

In 2016 Sanjaya founded Recommender Labs, focusing on AI and Machine Learning solutions.

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School Achievements

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Wall paintings at Tauli–Bhud

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100% Placement in School of Design

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‘Excellence in Design Education Award’ at the Adobe Education Leaders Summit

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Mask India Campaign

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Virtual Exhibitions

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Student Project

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Aipan VR:

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Chukku-Mukku

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Telemedicine App– Spotdoc

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Switch - E-Scooter Design

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STUDENT

STORIES

Raymond Jude Jacob

Raymond Jude Jacob

B.Des

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

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Kushagra Dhall

Kushagra Dhall

B. Des. Transportation

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

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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.

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Somasree Basak

Somasree Basak

M.Des Industrial Design

Design is a journey. My journey started with the School of Design. I travelled halfway across the country when I got an oppurtunity to work with 3D Design and Lokus Design

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STUDENT

ACHIEVEMENTS

Harshul Verma secures 2nd runner-up position under the Transport Designer of the Year 2020

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Aayush Bijalwan wins TVS Ntorq 125 Call of Design Season 2

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UPES Students Awarded Design Registration for EXILAY

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UPES Student awarded certificate of design registration

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UPES Students Awarded Design Registration for Passbook Kiosk

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UPES student develops ‘Spotdoc’ App to predict COVID-19 through AI-based analysis

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Design student designs electric scooter for a pollution-free commute

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UPES Student Presents New Frontiers in Vehicle Design

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Student Stories Design Striding Efforts

Among top 25 in the India Design Challenge by Autodesk and Maruti

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Student Stories Design Shambhavi

Shambhavi Kurtkoti went to Florence, Italy for a course by IED

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Siam Adc 2018

Design student wins 3rd prize at the SIAM Challenge

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FACILITIES

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Design Labs

Digital labs with powerful systems for 2D/3D simulation

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Prototyping/3D Modeling

A platform for all the students across India, to present their creative and innovative solutions for real life challenges

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Computing Centre

Advanced Computing Centre at UPES with world class facilities with  network of more than 9000 computers

EVENTS

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11-31 Dec, 2020

20th CII India Design Summit

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10-11 Jan, 2020

UPES Silver Sponsor of Pune Design Festival

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26 - 27 November, 2019

UPES Advisory Meet with Ellis Bartholomeus

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30th November, 2019

UPES Convocation 2019

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16 - 17 Nov, 2019

UPES UURJA 2019

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NC-RISE

Research & Innovation in Science and Engineering (NC-RISE)

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Faculty

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Manisha Mohan

Former Chief, Design and Innovation, at Tata Interactive Systems (TIS).

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Rajan Iyer

Design Consultant to Cochin Shipyard Limited, for on-board accommodation interiors on vessels such as Maharishi Parshuram

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Debashis Majumder

Teaching Transportation Design, Product Design, Furniture Design, Earth moving & construction Vehicle design, Military Vehicle Design, Hydraulics operated vehicle Design, Model & Prototype construct

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Manas Ranjan Mishra

He worked on a European Commission project named Media Trans.

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Soumitra Bhattacharya

Communication Design (Film & Video)

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Webinar

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Decoding Careers in Design
Timing: March 26, 2021 6:00 PM

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Success Mantras for Design Aspirants
Timing: March 12, 2021 6:30 PM

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Building a sustainable future through design

Timing: May 18, 2020 04:00 PM

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Designing Future?
How to choose a design college.
Timing: Apr 8, 2020 03:00 PM

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Design Thursdays | Fashion and Lifestyle Industry: Pre & Post COVID-19
Timing: May 28, 2020 04:00 PM 

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Design Thursday | The Art of Animation with E. Suresh, Studio Eeksaurus

Timing: June 4, 2020 04:00 PM

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Design Thursday | Shaping The Future Through Interaction Design

Timing: June 25, 2020 04:00 PM

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CERTIFICATES & ACCREDITATIONS