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

  • Awarded excellence in Design Education by at the Adobe Education Leaders Summit and Awards
  • World-class infrastructure consisting of more than 10 technology and art studios such as AR/VR, MAC,CAD, Cintiq and design studio, 3D printing machines and laser cutting machines
  • Industry Alliances with Tech Mahindra, Desmania, Mosaic and more
  • Multidisciplinary and Holistic Learning
  • Placement assistance up to 5 years
  • Unmatched Global Opportunities
    • Semester abroad opportunity at The University of California, Berkeley
    • Student exchange opportunities at the World’s Top Universities such as, University of Adelaide - Australia, University of Calgary, Canada and more
    • Semester abroad with a tuition fee waiver at UE Germany
    • Co-teaching by International Faculty from University Canada West
    • Assistance for International Internships/Projects
  • Industry experts on Advisory Board

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

DESIGN YOUR OWN DEGREE

UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.

DESIGN YOUR OWN DEGREE

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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.

  • School of design icon B.Des. (Product Design) 

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  • School of design icon B.Des. (Interior and Retail Space Design) 

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  • School of design icon B.Des. (Transportation and Mobility Design) 

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  • School of design icon B.Des. (Animation and VFX) 

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  • School of design icon B.Des. (Graphics & Communication Design) 

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  • School of design icon B.Des. (Game Design) 

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  • School of design icon B.Des. (Lifestyle & Accessory Design) 

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  • School of design icon B.Des. (Fashion Design) 

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  • School of design icon B.Des. (User Experience and Interaction Design) 

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  • School of design icon Integrated (B.Des) - (M.Des) - (Product Design) 

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  • School of design icon Integrated (B.Des) - (M.Des) - (Fashion Design) 

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  • School of design icon Integrated (B.Des) - (M.Des) - (Interaction Design) 

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  • School of design icon Integrated (B.Des) - (M.Des) - (Graphics Design) 

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  • School of design icon Integrated (B.Des) - (M.Des)- (Transportation and Mobility Design) 

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  • School of design icon B.Des (Transportation Design) (Intake till 2017) 

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  • School of design icon 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.

  • School of design icon M.Des. (Fashion Design) 

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  • School of design icon M.Des. (Product Design) 

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  • School of design icon M.Des. (Interaction Design) 

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  • School of design icon M.Des. (Transportation & Mobility Design) 

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  • School of design icon M.Des. (Graphics Design) 

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  • School of design icon M.Des (Industrial Design) (Intake till 2019) 

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B.DES & M.DES | UPESDAT

Last Date to Apply 30 June, 2022

Exam Dates 3-5 July, 2022

Placements

65+ Students Placed in 2021*

77% School of Design placements in 2021*

30+ Recruiters in 2021*

* 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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GAC Sophon

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Design Projects

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Atheris

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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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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